West Iceland Package 5 day tour Iceland

5-Day Adventure Package of The Westfjords and West Iceland

Discover the unique delights of the Silver Circle in West Iceland and explore spectacular sights in the wild Westfjords, home of the Arctic Fox and puffins!

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On this fantastic five-day tour, you’ll see the finest sights western Iceland offers, including the wild and remote Westfjords and the “Silver Circle” of West Iceland. 

The first part of the tour takes us to the Silver Circle of West Iceland, featuring Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and the powerful hot springs at Deildartunguhver. Then we’ll go to the stunning Snæfellsnes peninsula, known as “Iceland in Miniature,” because all its finest features can be seen here in one place. You’ll see glaciers, mountains, black sand beaches, waterfalls, and more! You’ll also have the option of taking a thrilling tour of a lava tunnel or relaxing in an authentic Viking hot pot deep in the mountains.

Next we will turn to the Westfjords – the oldest part of the country, with the fewest people living there. This is where nature reigns supreme! Fabulous fjords cut deep into high mountain ranges, with exciting mountain passes and coastal roads taking you from one stunning scene to another. Sit back and enjoy the view as our experienced drivers guide you through these wild landscapes in safety and comfort.

Get ready to see the incredible bird colonies at Látrabjarg, the red sand beaches at Rauðasandur, and the famous waterfalls of Dynjandi, with overnight stops in Patreksfjörður Area and town of Ísafjörður. Look out for Arctic foxes, puffins, and seals as we explore the wilds of the Westfjords!

Day 1 | The Silver Circle of West Iceland

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Borgarfjörður has a special place in Icelandic history, the setting for many of the famous Icelandic sagas. We’ll take you deep into these Viking heartlands on a Silver Circle tour featuring epic waterfalls, powerful hot springs, and historic sites.

Bifröst is famous in Norse mythology as the border between Earth and the realm of the Gods. In Iceland’s version, you’ll find the lovely waterfall Glanni with rugged Grábrók volcanic craters looming in the background.

Then we’ll visit Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring, where you’ll walk amongst billowing clouds of steam vapor. The hot spring is so strong that it provides hot water for the whole area!

Reykholt is a significant historical site in Iceland, home to Snorri Sturluson, a 13th-century chieftain who wrote much of Iceland’s early history. You’ll see a traditional church and a recreation of his private hot pot at Snorralaug (Snorri’s Pool).

Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) is next, an extraordinary waterfall that emerges from the middle of the lava field above the Hvita (White) river, stretching as far as the eye can see! Nearby, you can also see Barnafoss, a powerful waterfall that rages through a narrow canyon. Legend has it that two children drowned trying to cross a stone arch here – Barnafoss means “Children’s Falls.”

Then we’ll visit Húsafell, a woodland oasis packed with Viking history, including turf houses and the famous “lifting stones” used to test your strength!

Choose your activity during booking process:

LAVA CAVE

From Húsafell you will be taken to the Viðgelmir Lava Cave. Explore an astonishing lava cave system deep underground. Filled with fascinating ice formations, stalactites, and stalagmites, this multicolored marvel is one of the most extensive lava tunnels in the world. You’ll see its best features on this thrilling 90-minute tour.

CANYON
BATHS

Relax like a Viking in the fabulous Canyon Baths deep in the Deildargil canyon. Enjoy a 4WD journey with stunning views of beautiful canyon waterfall called Langifoss to reach a second secret canyon. Then you can lie back in the warming waters of an authentic stone-walled spa and enjoy unforgettable views!

OVERNIGHT STAY IN BORGARNES

The Capital of West Iceland

Day 2 | The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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The “Snow Mountain Peninsula” offers a fabulous combination of majestic mountains, towering waterfalls, and the glacier-topped volcano that gives its name to this picturesque peninsula. Also known as “Iceland in Miniature,” this place inspired Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” so get ready to see some of the finest views in Iceland!

After leaving Borgarnes, we’ll stop for seal-spotting at Ytri-Tunga, a golden sandy beach on the southern shore. Then we’ll head to Búðakirkja, a beautiful black-timbered church that draws couples worldwide to get married there.

Close by lies Arnarstapi, a lovely little fishing village on the coast, where you can enjoy a breathtaking stroll along the cliffs to see Gatklettur. This beautiful stone arch is a glorious sight, with the black volcanic rock covered in green mosses.

Heading further west, we’ll see Lóndrangar next. These incredible basalt columns soar 70 meters above the sea, its cliffs filled with summer seabirds.

Iceland is famous for its black sand beaches, so you’ll love walking on the sands of Djúpalónssandur. Look out for the famous “lifting stones” that tested the strength of the locals before fishing trips.

Circling around the Snæfellsjökull glacier, we’ll finish our Snæfellsnes tour with a visit to one of the most photographed peaks in Iceland! Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) is a magnificent sight, famous for its unusual triangular shape and its splendid setting all on its own. It’s an iconic image and the perfect place to end your second day spend in the West Iceland!

OVERNIGHT STAY IN BORGARNES

The Capital of West Iceland

Day 3 | Into the Westfjords

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Iceland is filled with magnificent landscapes, as you’ll see on this Grand Tour of the “Land of Fire and Ice.” But there’s one area many people miss, and Lonely Planet recently gave it its “Best in Travel” award.

On the next three days we will travel through the captivating Westfjords region of Iceland. Along the way, we will visit Eiriksstaðir, a Viking heritage museum that showcases the remarkable history of Eirik the Red and his son, Leif the Lucky, who discovered America long before Columbus.

Prepare to be awe-struck as we reach Coastal Cliffs at Breiðafjörður, the gateway to the Westfjords. Here, a plethora of rocky islands adorns the picturesque bay, offering a captivating sight that will leave you breathless.

Our journey truly begins as we embark on a scenic road trip, traversing numerous fjords. Throughout the journey, you will be treated to breathtaking views from the comfort of our bus, with plenty of opportunities to pause and admire the remarkable landscapes.

Prepare to be enchanted as we arrive at Vatnsfjörður Natural Reserve, home to the mesmerizing Þingmanná Waterfalls and a stunning canyon. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this reserve, truly a sight to behold.  

Next on the itinerary is stop at Birkimel. There you can take an optional dip in traditional Icelandic “laug” called Krosslaug. The pools have no admission fee, but there is a donation box by the changing rooms as the area is managed by the local Youth Association. This is not a luxurious spa facility, but rather a natural, local pool with breathtaking views! Entering the pool is completely optional and is for those seeking a truly authentic Icelandic experience.

In our journey to the Patreksfjörður area, we will encounter the majestic Kleifaheiði mountain range. At its summit lies a fascinating sight that awaits us! In their moments of respite, the skilled engineers responsible for constructing the mountain road erected a remarkable 5-meter-tall stone statue known as Kleifabúi, symbolizing the pinnacle of their achievement.

Optional Activity (no pre-booking required):

KROSSLAUG
POOL
KROSSLAUG
POOL
KROSSLAUG
POOL
KROSSLAUG
POOL

Immerse yourself in the true Icelandic experience as you soak in the soothing waters, all while gazing at the breathtaking fjords that embrace you. What’s more, there’s no admission fee, and no need for advanced booking! However, we kindly ask for a donation to support the Youth Society responsible for maintaining this hidden gem. Cash donations in any currency are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Please bear in mind that this hot spring doesn’t boast luxurious spa amenities. If you wish to swim, please remember to bring your own towel and be prepared to utilize the changing facilities available at local pools. While there are no individual cubicles or lockers, the facilities are segregated by gender for your comfort and convenience.

OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE

You will stay in a cozy country hotel located in the Patreksfjörður village or nearby

Day 4 | Westfjord Highlights

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From Patreksfjörður, your Westfjords adventure will continue with a visit to one of Iceland’s most significant bird colonies at Látrabjarg. These towering 400-meter sea cliffs are home to uncountable numbers of puffins (from April to August), kittiwakes, cormorants, guillemots, and more. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise! This is the most westerly point in Iceland, so look out for the colorful Bjargtangar lighthouse, too – next stop, America!

On our way there, we’ll stop for photos at the iconic Garðar shipwreck, and on our way back, we’ll take you to a spectacular beach called Rauðisandur. The name means “Red Sands,” and it’s not hard to see why! Most Icelandic beaches are made of black volcanic sand, but the Westfjords are not an active volcanic area. So the sands here take their color from crushed scallop shells instead!

We’ll then head deep into the Westfjords with more photo opportunities at Fossfjörður waterfall and the mysterious A-House!

The highlight of this day comes next – the spectacular seven-step waterfall at Dynjandi! You’ll be amazed by the sight of this stunning cascade, which tumbles more than a hundred meters in its first step, and you can climb up as close as you want. It’s the most powerful waterfall in the Westfjords, and you’ll feel the raw power of “The Thunderer” as soon you arrive!

After a photo stop at the picturesque Önundarfjörður Pier in Flateyri, we’ll then drive north to Ísafjörður for an overnight stay in the capital of the Westfjords.

OVERNIGHT STAY IN ÍSAFJÖRÐUR

We’ll stay in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords!

Day 5 | The Seven Fjord Road, Scenic Viewpoints & a Skywalk at Bolafjall

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Get ready for an another thrilling journey filled with stunning landscapes and exciting encounters. Begin our day by embarking on a scenic drive through a 5km-long tunnel that leads to Bólugnvarvik, a picturesque fishing town. As we make our way towards Bolafjall, a majestic mountain standing at 638m, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking views. Take a walk on the “skywalk” viewing platform built over steep cliffs and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounds us. 

On our way back to Ísafjörður, let’s make sure to make a stop at the charming Ósvör Fishing Village. This collection of turf-roofed buildings offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this region. Let’s take our time exploring this unique historical site and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. Another must-see attraction is the Óshólaviti Lighthouse. Located nearby, this iconic landmark stands tall against the stunning backdrop of the Icelandic landscape. Let’s marvel at its beauty and capture unforgettable memories. 

Then we will start driving the Seven Fjords Road.  Alongside you will find breathtaking natural wonders, encounter charming seal colonies, thriving salmon farms, and quaint turf-roofed huts. Gazing northwards, you’ll be treated to the remarkable sight of Hornstrandir, a renowned wildlife sanctuary, and the vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean. Keep a keen watch for Arctic foxes, the sole indigenous land mammals in Iceland, as they freely roam this area. And if you happen to miss an encounter, fret not, as you can still meet these marvelous creatures at the Arctic Fox Center while also supporting their conservation efforts. Additionally, there are numerous picturesque viewpoints scattered along the route, allowing travelers to relish in the beauty of their surroundings. Join us as we explore some of the most awe-inspiring stops on this remarkable coastal road, tailoring our itinerary to ensure the best experience based on visibility conditions. 

Last stop before reaching Reykjavík will be at Grábrók volcanic craters where you can stretch your legs and even climb up to the rim of an extinct volcano. 

TOUR DETAILS

DURATION
5 DAYS

MINIMUM AGE
5 YEARS OLD

AVAILABILITY:
JUN-SEP

FREE CANCELLATION:
24 HOURS PRIOR TRAVEL

DIFFICULTY:
RELAXED/MODERATE

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Excluded

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Each guests can bring one small carry-on and checked-in size luggage. For your convenience, it is recommended that you pack lightly for this tour, in a small suitcase or backpack
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When you complete your booking, you’ll be asked to choose a pick up and drop off location. Where possible, we will collect you directly from your hotel.

Some parts of the city have traffic restrictions, so you’ll need to go to a designated bus stop for collection instead if your hotel is in that area.

This link will tell you which bus stop is closest to your accommodation.

There’s a 30-minute window for collection while we pick up other passengers from their locations.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off at the same place unless you choose to get off at another stop instead – that’s your choice! Drop off can also take up to 30 minutes.

Iceland’s weather is famously unpredictable, so you’ll need to prepare appropriately, whatever the time of year for your tour.

That means choosing the right clothes (light layers), shoes (sturdy and waterproof) and coats (windproof & waterproof). And not wearing jeans, just in case it rains!

We’ve prepared a detailed guide for you to read, full of tips and tricks to help you know what to wear, what to bring and what to leave behind! 

If you’re booking a multi-day tour of up to three days, the maximum “carry-on” bag size is 22 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm or 22 x 18 x 10 inches)

If your multi-day tour is longer than three days, then your ticket includes “carry-on” (see above) and 24 inch “checked” baggage sized no bigger than 60 x 41 x 23 cm (24 x 16.4 x 9.2 inches)

For shorter tours, you can choose to add “checked” baggage for an additional fee during the booking process.

If you want to guarantee bringing a larger bag on a shorter tour, it is best to book in advance. Oversized luggages can not be taken on board but need to be stored prior the tour at either our office or at one of the public luggage lockers dotted across Reykjavík (CHECK LOCATIONS & PRICES).

If you wish to store your luggage at our office please contact us by email at nicetravel@nicetravel.is

At Nicetravel, we choose our overnight accommodations with care to make the best use of your time in Iceland, with reasonable drive times between stops.

You’ll enjoy a private room with en suite bathroom facilities and breakfast, WiFi, towels and, in most cases, a kettle for a morning brew.

Outside the capital, most Icelandic hotels are comfortable and unfussy, with friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff.

Enjoy the scenery while relaxing at the end of each day!

Hotel rooms are sold based on two adults sharing, so single-room occupancy is more expensive as a result.

If you are a solo traveler, we will not assign you a room with a stranger, so the single supplement fee becomes applicable.

If you are two people traveling together and staying in the same room but paying separately, the single supplement fee is not applicable.

Simply add the name of your travel companion in the “special requirements” section when completing your booking.

For couples or groups traveling together, rooms will be assigned according to the number of people who have booked together.

Depending on availability at each location, you may request twin beds if that is your preference.

Larger groups will be accommodated in combinations of triple, double and twin rooms – three people in a triple room, four people in two doubles or twin rooms, five people in one triple and one double, and so on.

If a person in your group would prefer a single room, you must select “single supplement fee” for them when booking.

Solo travelers must pay a single supplement fee in all instances.

Breakfast is included at each overnight location, featuring bread and butter, preserves, boiled eggs, cooked meats, fruits, yoghurts, tea, and coffee.

All other meals are at your own expense.

As the tour continues around the country, you can grab lunch and dinner at each of the scheduled stops, and we’ll offer recommendations if you want them!

Yes. We monitor the weather and road conditions on the tour route to maximize your chance to see Iceland’s attractions at their best.

That means we may change the order or timing of the stops to take advantage of the weather (avoiding rain or snow showers where possible) and “golden hour” photo opportunities.

If we receive a weather alert from the Icelandic Meteorological Office or roads are closed by the local authorities, we must cancel tours for your safety.

Iceland’s weather is very changeable, meaning changes may occur quickly. If we have to cancel tours, we will send you an email notification immediately.

So please check your email inbox before heading out to the collection point, particularly if the weather looks bad in the city.

Sometimes the weather is worse outside the city, or vice versa!

On average, we will cover 200-300 kilometers each day, with four to five hours of driving.

We schedule our tours as evenly as possible, with driving distances between each stop varying from 45 minutes to a couple of hours.

You’ll have around 30 to 60 minutes to explore each location, with most attractions just a short walk from the parking lot.

As with everything in Iceland, the precise timings of the tour will depend on weather and road conditions on the day, as our priority is to keep you safe while exploring Iceland.

If you want to bring small children on our tours, we will provide booster seats to ensure their safety and comfort.

Important: bringing children younger than the minimum age stated for each trip is not permitted; please check carefully before submitting your booking.

Please contact us by email (nicetravel@nicetravel.is) at least 12 hours in advance, with the subject line “Booster seat + your booking reference number”.

After the final stop on the tour, we will return to the city. There is no specific time or drop off location – this can differ from the pick up spot. 

You’re free to ask the guide to drop you off in the city center, or back at your collection point, whichever is the most convenient for your evening plans.

You can expect to be dropped off within 30 minutes after the scheduled end of the tour.

All our scheduled group tours are guided in English. Though it is possible to book a private tour guided in other languages. We will try to accommodate your request the best we can!

 

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Guaranteed Departures

Book worry free! We require no minimum number of participants to run any of our tours!

When booking with Nicetravel you can rest assured your tour will not be cancelled by us unless rare force majeure events occur (i.e. violent storm, volcanic eruptions, strikes)

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Free Pick Up Service From Reykjavík

We offer pick up and drop off within the city of Reykjavik. We can pick-up directly from many hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik as well as from the Reykjavik cruise ship terminals.

Parts of Reykjavík City Center are closed for the commercial traffic. Please note, that your pick up might be from one of the dedicated meeting points

Lava Formations

Explore Iceland’s astonishing lava formations on our tours

ARNARSTAPI (SNÆFELLSNES)
ARNARSTAPI (SNÆFELLSNES)
REYNISDRANGAR (SOUTH COAST)
ELDHRAUN (SOUTH COAST)
STUÐLAGIL (RING ROAD)
DIMMUBORGIR (RING ROAD)

On our tours of Iceland, you’ll see an ever-changing country packed with breathtaking geological marvels, including beautiful basalt columns, jagged pinnacles, and jet-black lava flows. Home to some of the fiercest volcanoes ever known, more than a third of the world’s recorded lava since the Middle Ages has poured across Iceland! On our Ring Road and South Coast tours, you’ll see how lava has shaped the country into what it is today, where more than 30 active volcano systems have created astonishing sights like Stuðlagil Canyon, the Eldhraun lava field, and the black sand beach at Reynisfjara.

Dyrhólaey

See the “Arch with a Hole” summer home to Puffins

DYRHÓLAEY
DYRHÓLAEY
DYRHÓLAEY
DYRHÓLAEY

Offering some of the best views on the South Coast, Dyrhólaey (Door Hill Island) is a spectacular promontory rising more than a hundred meters high above the Atlantic. Close to the most southerly point in Iceland, fierce waves pound the shores below. You’ll enjoy phenomenal panoramic views of towering stone arches, gleaming glaciers, brooding volcanoes, and Iceland’s famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara. If you look closely, you’ll see the Reynisdrangar too!  In the summer, thousands of puffins and other seabirds flock here, so it’s an excellent spot for bird watching!

Blue Lagoon

Take a dip at Iceland’s famous Geothermal SPA

BLUE LAGOON
BLUE LAGOON
BLUE LAGOON
BLUE LAGOON

Experience a spa day like no other with a trip to Iceland’s iconic Blue Lagoon. This geothermal paradise guarantees relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of exploring. Some of our Golden Circle & Ring Road tours include an option to visit here, where you can lie back in the warming waters, admire the astonishing views of the jet-black lava fields, exfoliate, and enjoy a drink at the swim-up bar. Close to the airport and the city, the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place to sample the best of Iceland’s famous hot pots, where the mineral-rich healing waters will send you to heaven! 

Whale Watching

Enjoy an unforgettable whale watching tour in Iceland!

WHALE WATCHING
WHALE WATCHING
WHALE WATCHING

With more than twenty types of whales visiting Iceland every year, it’s one of the best places in the world to take a whale watching tour. When we visit Akureyri in North Iceland on our Ring Road tours, get ready to spot humpbacks, minke whales, orcas, dolphins, and porpoises. If you’re lucky, you might see a Blue whale, the most enormous creature ever known! Whales and other cetaceans come to Iceland to feed in the nutrient-rich waters, and some stay all year round now. Imagine the joy of seeing whales and dolphins in the wild – you can do that when you visit Iceland!

Waterfalls

Explore the land of ten thousand waterfalls on our tours!

GULLFOSS (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
HRAUNFOSSAR (SILVER CIRCLE)
DYNJANDI (WESTFJORDS)
SELJALANDSFOSS (SOUTH COAST)
SKÓGAFOSS (SOUTH COAST)
DETTIFOSS (RING ROAD)

Iceland is covered by glaciers and snow-capped mountains, so that means there’s a lot of crystal-clear meltwater tumbling over cliffs and rushing to the sea. Some say there are over 10,000 waterfalls in Iceland, and you’ll see some of the most famous falls on our Golden Circle, South Coast, and Ring Road tours. There are hidden waterfalls, multi-tiered falls, widescreen cascades where rainbows dance on sunny days, and even waterfalls where you can walk behind the waters! We’ll show you some of the best fosses in Iceland – and they’re all easy to reach too!

Volcanic Craters

See Iceland’s spectacular volcanic craters on our tours!

KERIÐ (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
GRÁBRÓK (WESTFJORDS)

Iceland is less than 20 million years old, created by underwater volcanoes rising up along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a pipeline of molten magma straight from the Earth’s burning core. Dozens of volcanoes dot the country, and many are still active, which means you can explore fascinating volcanic formations at different geological stages! On our Golden Circle tours, you’ll see the multicolored crater at Kerið. Grábrok Craters are included in itineraries for our Westfjords Tours. There are countless more craters to be seen on our Ring Road and Silver Circle tours!

Seal Watching

Go seal spotting while you’re on tour in Iceland!

YTRI-TUNGA (SNÆFELLSNES)
JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON
HVITANES (WESTFJORDS)

Iceland is a haven for several seal species, with little colonies of these captivating creatures dotted around the country. On our South Coast & Glacier Lagoon and Ring Road tours, you’ll have a chance to spot them at Jökulsárlón, where seals are often seen basking on the floating icebergs. Iceland’s coastline features golden sandy beaches where Harbor and Gray seals make their home, including Ytri-Tunga, a stop on our Snaefellsnes tour in West Iceland.

Notably the highest chances to see them is when taking one of Westfjords Tours. It’s your best chance to see these gorgeous creatures in their natural habitat!

River Rafting

Take a ride on a thrilling river rafting tour experience!

RIVER RAFTING
RIVER RAFTING
RIVER RAFTING
RIVER RAFTING

Iceland’s fast-flowing glacial rivers offer you a fantastic adventure experience when you join one of our adrenaline-pumping river rafting tours. Jump on sturdy rafts not far from Gullfoss waterfall on the Golden Circle, and paddle through the twisting turns of the Brúarhlöð volcanic rock canyon on the White River! Soak up the stunning scenery as you float downstream, safe in the hands of expert guides, with all the equipment you’ll need provided. It’s one of the most exciting adventure activities you can take in Iceland!

Northern Lights

Want to see the Northern Lights? Then book an Multi-Day Tour during winter time!

NORTHERN LIGHTS
NORTHERN LIGHTS
NORTHERN LIGHTS
NORTHERN LIGHTS

Seeing a display of the magical Northern Lights is an unforgettable experience, and Iceland is one of the most beautiful places in the world to witness this colorful cosmic spectacle. Clear, dark skies are needed to see the Northern Lights at their best, far away from streetlights. So when you book a winter multi-day tour, you’ll have the best chance to see the Northern Lights when you stay overnight in the remote Icelandic countryside. The darker the nights get, the brighter the lights can be seen. Choose one of our winter tours for an experience you’ll never forget!

Lava Caving

Explore Iceland’s unique underground lava cave on our tours
LAVA CAVING
LAVA CAVING
LAVA CAVING

Iceland is a hotbed of volcanic activity formed by superheated lava and molten rock from countless eruptions over millions of years. When the lava stops flowing, the top crust cools more quickly, leaving hollow caves and tunnels behind. You can explore these incredible underground spaces when our Silver Circle tours visit The Cave at Víðgelmir in West Iceland. Enjoy a 90-minute expedition on well-lit walkways with expert guides and learn about stalagmites and stalactites in colorful caverns. Viking outlaws used these places as hideouts – now you can explore here too!

Golden Circle

See Iceland’s most famous sights

GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE

Tour the Golden Circle to see the glittering jewels in Iceland’s crown. In one convenient day trip from the capital, you’ll see the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, the geothermal wonders of Geysir, and the spectacular rift valley at Þingvellir National Park. The Golden Circle offers you the best of Iceland’s natural beauty and history, where you can walk in Viking footsteps between two continents! Stand back as a geyser erupts at Haukadalur Geothermal Area every few minutes and admire the view at Gullfoss, a tremendous two-tiered waterfall fed by glacial meltwater.

Ice Caving

Explore Iceland’s unique ice caves on our exciting tours!

ICE CAVING
ICE CAVING
ICE CAVING

More than a tenth of Iceland is covered by glaciers, making it the perfect place to get a close look at these astonishing frozen wonders. On our South Coast tours, you can opt for an unforgettable Ice Cave experience at Vatnajökull. Iceland’s glaciers are constantly changing, so your ice cave trip will be unique – nobody else will see the same sight again! Strap on some crampons and discover fascinating ice formations, including stalagmites, stalactites, and spectacular blue ice caves, safe in the hands of our experienced glacier guides. Tours operate between late October to April. 

Hot Spring Bathing

Take a dip in Iceland’s famous geothermal spas on our tours

BLUE LAGOON
SKY LAGOON
CANYON BATHS (SILVER CIRCLE)
KROSSNESLAUG (WESTFJORDS)
VÖK BATHS (RING ROAD)
HOT TUBS (HVERAGERÐI)

Enjoying a dip in a geothermal hot spring spa or pool is a daily ritual for Icelanders, like going to a coffee shop or a bar. There are dozens of natural hot spring spas, swimming pools, and outdoor hot pots all over the country, waiting for you to jump in and relax! Our Golden Circle tours include options to visit the Blue Lagoon or Sky Lagoon near Reykjavík, while our Silver Circle tours include an authentic stone-walled hot pot in a remote canyon! Our Ring Road tours also feature several geothermal swimming pools around the country, where the locals love to relax too.

Glaciers

Take our tours of Iceland to admire its gorgeous glaciers

SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
VATNAJÖKULL

Close to the Arctic Circle and just 300 miles wide, Iceland is the perfect place to explore glaciers and ice caps. These frozen blue wonders can be seen easily as you explore Iceland on our Ring Road tours. That’s because outlet glaciers and glacier tongues reach down from  Sólheimajökull on the South Coast and from Vatnajökull in the East right down to the coast, making it easy to get up close to these majestic sights. Centuries of snow and ice have created these incredible glaciers, but they are retreating now due to climate change. Don’t miss your chance to see these marvels while you can!

Glacier Hike

Experience an adventure like no other on a Glacier Hike tour

GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE

Did you know that a tenth of Iceland is covered in glaciers and that 269 of them have been named? Iceland is the ideal place to come if you want to explore these natural wonders at close quarters. That’s because our South Coast tours visit Sólheimajökull in South Iceland, where you can strap on crampons and take an unforgettable stroll across this ever-changing environment. Gaze at incredible ice formations, crossing crevasses, and exploring ice caves, all in the hands of knowledgeable expert guides. Note: Our Glacier Hike tours operate between April and October.

Geysers

Did you ever wonder where the word “geyser” comes from?
STROKKUR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
GEYSIR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
GEOTHERMAL PARK (HVERAGERÐI)

Iceland is a country filled with incredible water features, including hot springs, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. But did you know that the word “geyser” comes from here? On our Golden Circle tours, you’ll see the “OG” of geysers everywhere at the Haukadalur Geothermal area. While Geysir has fallen silent recently, nearby Strokkur erupts in steam explosions and spray every few minutes, sending superheated water flying high into the sky. Geysir means “gush” in Icelandic, and that’s where the name comes from! If you book a package with stay in Hveragerði you can also admire smaller cousin of Strokkur that erupts every 15-20 minutes.

Geothermal Areas

Discover Iceland’s active geothermal areas on our tours

HAUKADALUR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
DEILDARTUNGUHVER (SILVER CIRCLE)
GEOTHERMAL PARK (HVERAGERÐI)
HVERIR (RING ROAD)

Iceland’s fiery volcanic origins mean it’s a hothouse of geothermal activity with several colorful geothermal areas you can explore on our tours. The Blue Lagoon is the most famous, close to the airport, and you can visit the Haukadalur Geothermal Area on our Golden Circle tours. On our Silver Circle tours, you can see the most powerful hot spring in Europe at Deildartunguhver. And if you choose one of our Ring Road tours, you’ll see the almost alien landscapes at Hverir, where fumaroles fizz and hot pools bubble and boil! Feel the ground tremble and smell the sulfur!

Canyons

Admire Iceland’s astonishing geological gems on our tours
FJAÐRÁRGLJÚFUR (SOUTH COAST)
ÞINGVELLIR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
STUÐLAGIL (RING ROAD)
KÓLUGLJUFUR (RING ROAD)

Iceland is a “country in the making” formed by volcanoes and earthquakes and sculpted by gigantic glaciers.

That offers you a variety of breathtaking and unique landscapes, such as Stuðlagil and Fjaðrárgljúfur, two of the most stunning places in Iceland! At Stuðlagil, you’ll see twisting basalt columns line a gorgeous glacial river canyon, a magnificent location that has only recently been discovered. Fjaðrárgljúfur (Feather River Canyon) is a surreal sight – a marvelous sheer-walled river canyon covered in blankets of velvet-green moss. 

Boat Tours

Get up close to the Glacier Lagoon icebergs on a boat tour or go river rafting!
BOAT TOURS (JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON)
BOAT TOURS (JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON)
BOAT TOURS (JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON)

Our tours will take you straight to the most spectacular sights in Iceland, but there are ways of getting even closer if you want to! At the Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), you can jump into an amphibious vehicle for an unforgettable tour around the lagoon, sailing amongst the glittering giants.

Imagine the thrill of seeing these gigantic chunks of multi-coloured ice from just a few feet away! Where else will you get a chance to cruise between towering icebergs as they sway around the spectacular lagoon? Don’t miss this magical experience! Note: Boat tours are available from May to October.

Bird Watching

Enjoy Iceland’s famous bird-watching spots on our tours
LÁTRABJARD (WESTFJORDS)
DÝRHÓLAEY (SOUTH COAST)
LÓNDRANGAR (SNÆFELLSNES)

Everyone wants to see Iceland’s famous puffins when they visit in the summer months (late May until mid-August). Iceland is also home to countless more species of birds, some of which stay all year round.

On our South Coast and Ring Road tours, you’ll also have a chance to see Arctic terns, kittiwakes, guillemots, and razorbills. Lake Mývatn in North Iceland attracts thousands of ducks each summer, making it a bird watcher’s paradise! Look out for the Barrow’s Goldeneye, Harlequin ducks, gyrfalcons, gannets, and ptarmigans! Our Westfjords and Snæfellsnes tours also include visits to bird-filled cliffs along the route.

Geysir

Visit the “original” Geyser on our Golden Circle tours

GEYSIR
GEYSIR
GEYSIR

Iceland’s fierce volcanic activity fuels gushing geysers all around the country, and the most famous hot spring is Geysir, one of the highlights of our Golden Circle tours. Geysir was the first erupting hot spring discovered by Europeans, and its name is the Icelandic word for “gush”, giving its name to all hot springs worldwide. Geysir is quiet these days, but Strokkur sends hot water and vapor high into the sky every few minutes! You won’t have to wait long to see it blow sky-high. So get your camera ready – this will be one of the best photo opportunities you’ll have in Iceland! 

Gullfoss Waterfall

Discover the glorious Gullfoss on our Golden Circle tours

GULLFOSS
GULLFOSS
GULLFOSS

One of the highlights of the famous Golden Circle route, Gullfoss is a thundering two-tier waterfall fueled by Langjökull, the “Long Glacier”, which you’ll see far inland if it’s a clear day. Tumbling more than thirty meters into a dramatic rock canyon, Gullfoss is one of the most thrilling waterfalls in the country, and you can see the falls from several viewing platforms. Watch out for rainbows on sunny days, and wear waterproofs – millions of gallons of water crashing over the cascade creates lots of spray!

Traditional Architecture

See the famous turf-roofed buildings!

TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

Traditional Icelandic architecture is characterized by its simplicity, functionality, and integration with the natural environment. During our tours you will be able to see couple of its examples. 

Akureyri

Enjoy an evening and overnight stay in the capital of the North

AKUREYRI
AKUREYRI
AKUREYRI
AKUREYRI

Akureyri is the unofficial “second city” of Iceland, located in the far north about six hours from Reykjavik, nestling at the end of the longest fjord in the country.

Sólheimajökull Glacier & Lagoon

See the slowly disappearing glacier and a glacial lake forming in front!

SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL

Sólheimajökull is a magnificent glacier located on the South Coast of Iceland. It is an outlet glacier that descends from the larger Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. Sólheimajökull is famous for its breathtaking ice formations, including deep crevasses, ice caves, and dramatic ice ridges. 

The glacial environment of Sólheimajökull provides a unique opportunity to witness the effects of climate change, as the glacier has been receding in recent years. This caused new Glacial Lagoon to appear on the map of Iceland, where huge chunks of ice slowly float on its surface.

Húsafell Canyon Baths

Bathe like Icelanders did in the old days!

CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS

This place offers a unique and natural relaxation experience, nestled within a stunning canyon surrounded by lush greenery. This is a spellbinding place that has to be seen to be believed, with three geothermally-heated pools of varying temperatures (30-41°C or 86-105°F), a cold-water pot and a cooling waterfall, all designed to blend seamlessly into the natural environment. 

These are traditional and authentic Icelandic bathing pools, inspired by the age-old ways used by the locals in this area for a thousand years. Sustainably built in the traditional stone-bath style in an off-grid location, it’s a unique combination.

Rauðisandur Red Beach

Find yourself on the Westernmost Beach in Europe!

RAUÐISANDUR
RAUÐISANDUR
RAUÐISANDUR
RAUÐISANDUR

Rauðisandur is a stunning golden sandy beach located in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Its name translates to “Red Sand,” but the beach is actually a unique blend of golden, beige, and reddish hues. The vast expanse of Rauðisandur stretches for nearly 10 kilometers and is backed by stunning cliffs and mountains. The beach is known for its tranquil beauty and peaceful atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for solitude and relaxation.

Bolafjall Sky Walk

Take a walk on top of one of the most beautiful summits in Iceland!

BOLAFJALL
BOLAFJALL
BOLAFJALL
BOLAFJALL

Bolafjall is a prominent mountain located in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Rising up to an elevation of 638 meters, it offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding fjords and coastal landscape. 

In the recent year, on the summit of Bolafjall impressing viewing platform with sky walk was constructed, just right next to old American radar station. It allows you to witness the beauty of the rugged terrain and the vast ocean beyond. The road leading to the top is very steep and narrow, but no worries! You will be taken there by our experienced drivers. 

Dettifoss

See the most powerful waterfall in the whole of Europe!

DETTIFOSS
DETTIFOSS
DETTIFOSS

Dettifoss is a mighty and powerful waterfall located in Northeast Iceland. It is known for being the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with a massive volume of water cascading over its rocky edge.

The sheer force and thundering sound of Dettifoss are awe-inspiring, creating a mesmerizing spectacle for visitors. The waterfall is situated in the Vatnajökull National Park, surrounded by rugged landscapes and dramatic cliffs. 

Gljúfrabúi

Discover the hidden gem of the South Coast with us!

GLJÚFRABÚI