7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour Explore the Circle of Iceland
Join this 7 day adventure tour that takes you around Iceland via Route 1 which the local call the Ring Road, to all the best-known wonders and some hidden pearls in an easy and uncrowded way. Included accommodation for 6 nights with breakfast.
In the first day of the tour you will enjoy the Golden circle which is a pure classic with Geysers, the old parliament Thingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall and Kerid Volcanic crater as well as the great waterfall Seljalandsfoss.
On the second day, you will follow the south coast through the glacier lands by Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Vatnajökull glacier, visit the amazing waterfalls Skogafoss, Irafoss and the secret Kvernufoss as well as the Black beaches of Reynisfjara before continuing all the way to the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. You will also make a stop in Solheimajokull glacier to do Glacier hike for 1,5 hours which is amazing experience.
In the following day, you’ll visit mountain Vestrahorn, the Viking village in Stokksnes and travel up the eastern fjords, an area known for their abundance of reindeer’s, puffins and deep fjords with huge mountains where we will also visit the unique Petra´s Stone museum in Stodvarfjordur.
The two next days are in the North. On day 4 we start with Dettifoss the giant waterfall which is the biggest one in Iceland and the afternoon, we spend the day around Lake Mývatn, known for its amazing lava rock formations and geothermal areas. There you will go for good hikes and in the end of the day to the Natural baths called Green lagoon. On day 5 we will take you for a Whale watching tour in Husavik and the Godafoss waterfall.
The last two days are in the Western parts of the island. On day 6, we will visit the rock Hvitserkur and the Icelandic Seal Center near Hvammstangi before heading to Borgarfjordur where we visit Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls and Deildartunguhver hot spring. On day 7, the last day of the tour we head to the majestic peninsula of Snæfellsnes where you can find seals, black beaches and great landscapes. We visit Ytri-Tunga, Arnarstapi, Lóndrangar and Djupalonssandur before visiting Kirkjufell mountain, one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland. Also on the agenda this day is a visit to the unique Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. The tour arrives back to Reykjavik at around 20:30 (08:30pm).
It is the perfect tour for those who want to explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry themselves about getting around and would rather relax and watch the scenery than focus on the road.
The maximum number of passengers on the tour is 19 which we believe creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests.
Available: June. – Oct.
Duration: 7 days
Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
Minimum age: 10 years old
Tour starting time : 09:00
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
• Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik
• English guidance
• 7 days minibus tour around Iceland with maximum 15 passengers in the bus
• Accommodation with Breakfast for 6 nights in Guesthouse/hostel in double rooms with shared bathrooms
• Glacier hike (1,5 hours)
• Whale watching tour (3 hours)
• Entrance to the shark museum in Bjarnarhofn
• Entrance to the Green lagoon
• Entrance to the area of Stokksnes and Vestrahorn
• Entrance to the Icelandic seal center in Hvammstangi
• Entrance to the Stone museum in Stodvarfjordur
• All necessary equipment’s for the glacier hike
• Free Wi-Fi on bus
Lunch and Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
What to bring:
Warm and water/windproof clothes
Good hiking shoes (if you do not have hiking shoes then we offer these for rent)
Good to know:
This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 2 around 09:30pm
If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 36.000 ISK is mandatory.
IMPORTANT: It can happen that the glacier hike or whale watching is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference.
The Golden circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland. Geysers, The Golden waterfall and Thingvellir are classic destinations for any visitor to our island.
We want to add something unique to your experience and that´s why we will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep. There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a little bit of magic. The lake is almost 14 m deep.
Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America.
Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.
Gullfoss is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. In the end of the day we stop by the waterfall Seljalandsfoss
We will stay overnight in a guesthouse very near to the great waterfall Seljalandsfoss.
Today we will discover the beautiful south coast of Iceland.
In the south coast, you can see many of the most beautiful places in Iceland. A great combination of Ice, lava fields, lagoons, huge mountains, volcanoes and rough black coastline. There are also plenty of great waterfalls in the area for example Skógafoss, Irafoss and the secret waterfall Kvernufoss, we will enjoy the pure nature and visit many places of interests. We will stop by the mentioned waterfall and in Reynisfjara black beach which is the most amazing beach in the whole country.
The highlight of the day is a unique glacier hike in Solheimajokull which takes around 1,5 hours. Our guides are specially trained to do those kinds of hikes and they will provide you all necessary safety equipment. In the late afternoon, we visit the biggest glacier in Europe Vatnajokull, the beautiful Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the diamond beach.
We will stay overnight in a guesthouse in the south east of Iceland.
We start the day by visiting mountain Vestrahorn which is one of the best spots for photos in Iceland. We will also visit Stokksnes and the Viking village.
On the way to our accommodation we will go along, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors mean picture-postcard fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views with steep mountains towering just behind the houses.
In this area, you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of bird life, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.
We also visit Petru Stone museum where you can see a unique collection of natural stones from the area.
For the night, we stay in East Iceland
This day we go through the highlands from the East to the North of Iceland, discovering the magnificent Dettifoss which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Lake Mývatn is also one of the wonders if Iceland. It is a unique natural environment created in a lava eruption 2300 years ago. Here you can find geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming waters, blue waters, big rock formations, unique bird life and fauna. During the day, we go for visits in the area to the following places Hverir, Grjótagjá, Dimmuborgir, Krafla power station and at the end of the day we take you to the Green lagoon for a relaxing time in the natural baths.
We will spend the night in a nice guesthouse in North Iceland
We start the day by going to the north coastline heading to Húsavik village which has become the capital of the whale watching tours in Europe in the last years. The whale watching tour takes around 3 hours and the chances to see the huge mammals playing in the sea are very positive in this area of Iceland.
It is a great experience to be in the North – Atlantic Ocean with the majestic mountains in the coastline of Bay Skjálfandi and enjoying the mammals of the ocean at the same time. After the whale watching tour we visit the great waterfall Godafoss which means the waterfall of the Gods. We pass through Akureyri the biggest town in the North and we stop there for a short sightseeing. From Akureyri we drive for two hours to reach our Guesthouse in the North West.
We start the day by visiting the rock Hvítserkur which is a unique formation and a great place for photos. Next stop is the seal center in the small fishing village Hvammstangi where you will get information about those beautiful animals before visiting them at the coastline.
Afterwards we explore the Borgarfjordur area where you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flows from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.
Literally a stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, there is another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, “the waterfall of the children,” comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed.
Finally, we take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe.
We stay overnight in the Borgarfjordur area.
Today you’ll view Snæfellsjökull volcano, wearing a magnificent crown of ice, the highest peak in this area of Iceland and is often visible on clear days from Reykjavik. It is this place that Jules Verne chose as the entrance to the earth’s core in Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
Ytri-Tunga is a charming farm with a nearby beach that is a popular seal colony. Animal lovers will enjoy seeing their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf.
Arnarstapi and Hellnar are in a lovely coastal area with a natural harbor. Beautiful rock formations decorate the coastline, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, and you can stroll along the cliffs here to take in the refreshing sea air.
Look for Lóndrangar, two black basalt columns marking the coast, so tall they can be seen from the road! Djúpalónssandur is another gorgeous black beach, where the air is filled with the sounds of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand.
At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are “lifting stones,” used to measure the strength of fishermen who once worked and lived all along the coasts here.
At the famous Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, you’ll see treasures and tools collected during a lifetime at sea.
There may even be fresh hákarl (the famous “rotten shark”) to try, dried in a shed behind the museum several times per year, along with a taste of Icelandic cumin schnapps to wash it down.
At your last stop, Kirkjufell mountain rises out of the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection!
We estimate to be back in Reykjavik around 20.30 pm.
Choose your currency:
- Golden Circle,
- Kerid Volcanic Crater,
- Black Sand Beach – Reynisfjara,
- Vík i Mýrdal,
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall,
- Diamond Beach,
- South Coast,
- East fjords,
- Stone Museum,
- Lake Myvatn,
- Whale Watching,
- Hot Springs,
- Green Lagoon,
- Natural Baths,
- Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum,
- Icelandic Seal Museum,
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My husband and I joined this 7 days tour in Oct 2017. This was a memorable and awesome trip to us and we did enjoy all the highlights in the ring road. We would like to express heartfelt thanks to our guide - David who took good care of us. He is funny, passionate and always wants to show us the best of Iceland. He tried his best to show us the beautiful scenery of Iceland as much as possible during our trip with limited daylight in Oct. Apart from the scheduled spots, David would arrange to let us explore extra hidden places. That's great and we enjoyed a lots. He also shared interesting stories and history of Iceland with us, that added much more wonderful memories to our trip. I would definitely recommend this tour to those who have limited time but still want to explore Iceland as much as possible, with their excellent guide David.
Although this is my second time visiting Iceland and I had a round-island tour by self-driving last time, I still find this tour unexpectedly amazing. For one reason is that my friend Joey and I were the only 2 customers joining the tour so we were lucky to have the privilege enjoying it like a private tour.Also I thought I had seen some major spots last time I visited Iceland but only after joining this tour I reckoned there was still so much more to explore the nature and the hidden gems in Iceland. And of course I had the luck to join the glacier walk and seeing the whales on the whale-watching tour were a great plus as that was something I missed out the first time because of the bad weather.Most importantly, we had the awesomest guide Michaël with us throughout the trip. Michaël is a very caring and patient guy who has great taste in music so we had a lot of fun enjoying his music and singing together during the ride in these 7 days. He was a bit shy but meticulous. When you mentioned a song that you like or you want to listen the next day Michaël will surprise you with his playlist! Really appreciate his thoughtfulness in spite of long hours of driving everyday. This trip made a great memory to Joey and me.One thing I had to mention is, very most of the accommodation arranged was very nice. The first night we were told the hostel was overbooked but then we were arranged to a nice hotel which definitely costed more but we were not charged extra.I highly recommend this trip to those who want to enjoy a hassel-free visit in Iceland as this tour saved us from a lot of time and possible troubles in booking all the accommodations and handling the transport / driving throughout the way. Once again, Michaël is a great tour guide and we were lucky to have him staying with us for this trip 🙂
The 7-day Ring Road Circle of Iceland tour is of the most amazing travel experiences I've had in my entire life. Though we were the first tourists of this tour, this fact definitely offered more personalized experience to it.There are lots of must-see and less-popular-yet more-mysterious sightseeing attractions included in this trip, or even those attractions that I didn't know existed before, which are totally worth visiting if you are the first comer to Iceland. For me, for example, the highlights are the waterfalls, the black sand beach, glacier walking, whale watching and the blue lagoon. Each day, accommodation and properly arranged and time perfectly managed as well. Rooms were nice and comfortable, with breakfast included each day. Also the car came to pick us at the hostel every day on time. The nice, welcoming and humorous guide has lots of knowledge on traveling and Icelandic customs and concerned a lot about my safety; He made detailed explanation on every seeing, and told lots of stories and jokes on the car to us. Even we did spent plenty of time on the minibus, we still had great times sitting in the mini bus listening to music and chatting with the driver and the tour guide (for sure, they added great fun to my experience).Highly! Highly! Highly recommended for those who want to explore every part of Iceland sceneries with ease (The mini bus is so comfortable!) and fun (The guide and the driver could make you laugh all day long). The price is quite reasonable so it is really worth trying if you want to stay for a longer time in Iceland. Unforgettable experience, thanks to nice travel 🙂
We are very lucky to be the first ones to experience this tour. This 7-day tour enables you to visit all kinds of fantastic attractions in Iceland, and all around the island. Our tour guide Antonio is the best! He is super cooooool, humorous and friendly. And he really cares for his clients, including providing any kind of help at any time and offering flexible itinerary as the costumer's wish. Our driver Dawid is also the best! A good driver would make sure your time on bus is relaxing and safe, let alone these two guys were more like your old friends rather than just some boring "companions".Most of the hotels in the tour were really comfy and with beautiful views. Antonio always let us pick the room first to try to make us satisfied. : )In short, it has been an extremely enjoyable and unforgettable week with Antonio and Dawid. For sure, I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wishes to explore Iceland deeply. We are going to miss our best guide and driver so much!