Travel across Iceland along the famous Route 1 to discover the beauty and diverse landscapes of the country. This 4-day guided tour will take you to all the best-known wonders and some hidden places that you can call your own.
As its name suggests, the Ring Road is Iceland’s only road that runs around the country and connects cities, towns and inhabits with each other. The fully paved 1332 km road is open all year round and the best thing about it is that it runs also through the majority of Iceland’s most influential backdrops and tourist attractions! Grandiose waterfalls, moon-like landscapes and imposing glaciers become not only reality but at your fingertips reach
Day 1 | The South Coast of Iceland
Today we will discover the beautiful south coast of Iceland. In this part of Iceland you can see many of the most beautiful places in the country.
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 Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and the secret waterfall Gljubrabui, we will enjoy the pure nature and visit many places of interests. We will also stop at Reynisfjara Black Beach which is the most amazing beach in the whole country. Last stop on this day is at charming Vík Village – southernmost settlement in Iceland.
Glacier Hike – minimum age 8 – put the crampons on and enjoy the magnificent, raw views around you. Under care of an experienced, skilled and qualified glacier guide you will discover mind-blowing places, astonishing crevasses and unique ice formations. It is necessary to wear solid hiking shoes and highly recommend wearing warm, windproof jackets. That is basically all you need to bring – we provide the crampons and all necessary equipment to walk safely on glacier. This activity takes approximately 3 hours.
Day 2 | Adventure in the East
This day starts with visit at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon – world famous glacial lake filled with floating ice bergs falling from the biggest glacier in Europe – Vatnajökull. Some of them are being washed back ashore and dazzling in contrast to the black sand beach called Diamond Beach – nearly as famous as the lagoon itself. This area is also known for reach wildlife, including grey and harbour seals swimming in ice-cold waters or resting on the shore.
Then it is on to mountain Vestrahorn (which is one of the best spots for photos in Iceland) and continue 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. One of the visited settlements is Djupivogur, located in Berufjordur – long and narrow fjord rich in birdlife. This charming fishing village had a long trading history dating back to 16th century. In present days, local harbour serves only fishermen, but you can still catch the spirit of this place while talking a short walk around the port buildings – including Langabud, old trading station build in 1790.
This day ends at Egillsstadir – the capital of the East Iceland.
Amphibious Boat Tour at Jökulsárlón – take a 45-minute-long amphibious boat tour among floating ice bergs. Remember to keep your head up for seals swimming in the ice cold waters or resting on the shore.
Vök Geothermal Floating Pools – new geothermal SPA built on the beautiful Lake Urridavatn. Put your swimwear on, relax and enjoy the view over the untouched landscape. Pools are filled with warm waters streaming up from deeps under the lake.
Day 3 | Lake Myvatn and Waterfalls
This part of Iceland is by many considered the most beautiful part of the country. We start the day by giving a visit at Studlagil Canyon – the hidden gem of Iceland. Turquoise waters originating in Vatnajokull glacier run between the biggest formation made of basalt columns in the whole country, that you can admire once taking just a short walk from the parking lot. Unfortunately, since located it the remote part of Iceland, not so many people have chance to explore this area.
Lake Mývatn is 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 blue waters, big rock formations, unique bird life and fauna. The most remarkable point is the magnificent Dettifoss, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Before jumping back on the bus, we will take you on the short hike to admire another waterfall called Selfoss. On that day, we go for visits in the area to the following places Hverir, Grjótagjá, Dimmuborgir and Krafla power station. Last stop on this exciting route is Godafoss – the waterfall of Gods.
Mývatn Natural Geothermal SPA – take a deep plunge into silky, blue waters reach in minerals, that will make you skin smooth and relaxed. Simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings of lake Mývatn – fourth largest lake in the country.
Day 4 | North Iceland – region famous for reach wildlife
Last day starts from Akureyri – the capital of the North. This small, remote city is located in a stunning, deep fjord. The city center is located next to the harbor, where one will find both modern architecture, historical wooden houses and Akureyri church located on the hill serving as a viewing point at the same time. The day continues by going South towards Varmahlid village, where charming turf church is located. While driving through the North Coast you will easily realize how each region of Iceland differs from another – but still each one can amaze you equally. In the North we will be visiting the rock Hvítserkur which is a unique formation and a great place for photos, and Kolugljufur Canyon with spectacular waterfall.
Whale Watching Boat Tour – if spotting whales from the distance is not enough for you then you should secure your spot on this activity. 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.
Accommodation for 3 nights (private room with en-suite bathroom and breakfast service)
Free Wi-Fi on bus and USB chargers next to every seat
Lunch & Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch or snacks during the tour
Know Before You Go
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location
Tour is operated under all weather conditions: please bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes
Duration of the tour is 4 days and 3 nights
Good hiking boots are recommended
Hiking shoes can be added as extra for ISK 3000
Estimated arrival time in Reykjavík on Day 4 is around 21:30 (Depending on weather and road conditions)
If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement is mandatory
IMPORTANT: It can happen that optional activities are cancelled due to weather and/or safety reasons. In that case we will find alternative activities when possible and refund the price difference between the new activity and the cancelled one
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