Hvítserkur

7-Day Guided Ring Road Tour – Complete Tour Around Iceland

Join this 7-day guided tour that takes you around Iceland via Route 1, called the Ring Road, to all the best-known wonders and some hidden pearls

From: kr.289.900,0

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maximum 19 guests

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within Reykjavík

WIFI & USB

chargers next to every seat

FULLY GUIDED

English commentary

During this tour, you will see all the best that Iceland has to offer! You will visit many of the best-known tourist places in Iceland, but you will also stop at places which are our best-kept secrets, where you can avoid the crowds and discover places in Iceland to call your own.

On your first day you will travel along the South Coast to admire the stunning waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, as well as the secret Gljufrabui. You will also visit Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe, and unique black beach Reynisfjara near the village of Vík. You can also experience what it is like to walk on a glacier under the care of an experienced glacier guide.

Second day continues through the¬†East Coast. First on the itinerary is visit at¬†Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. There you can take a closer look at floating icebergs during an Amphibian boat tour.¬†The nearby¬†Diamond Beach¬†is a must-see-place while visiting this beautiful country ‚Äď no matter the season the view over the satin black sand beach decorated by melting ice chunks looks equally stunning. On this day you will also visit the¬†Vestrahorn Mountain, the¬†Lagarfljot Lake¬†inhabited by the Icelandic version of Loch Ness monster and¬†Studlagil Canyon¬†just to name a few attractions. Your journey through the coastline takes you along narrow fjords, endless green valleys and charming fishing villages.

On Day 3 you will travel through a totally unique landscape around¬†Lake M√Ĺvatn, shaped by extremely high volcanic activity. There you will go for good hikes around geothermal fields with bubbling¬†mud pots, countless craters, hot springs and even inside the¬†geothermal cave of Grjotagja. During the scenic drive through northern parts of Iceland you will also stop to admire three amazing waterfalls;¬†Dettifoss¬†(the most powerful waterfall in Europe),¬†Selfoss¬†and¬†Godafoss¬†(waterfall of the Gods). The day ends in¬†Akureyri ‚Äď the capital of Northern Iceland.

In Akureyri you can embark on a boat searching for whales in the beautiful Eyjafjordur. This area is known for its unusually high presence of many representatives of whales, unlike in many other parts of Iceland. You will also be able to admire the picturesque Hvitserkur rock and Kolugjlufur canyon.

For the next two days you will travel through the Western Parts of the island. Here you can discover the many wonders located in the historic area of Borgarfjordur, including¬†Hraunfossar, a world-unique lava waterfalls (view over nearly 900 meters of rivulets streaming from the lava field) and¬†Deildartunguhver ‚Äď a hot spring with highest flow of hot water in Europe. You will also participate in an expedition inside Vidgelmir (the biggest know lava cave in Iceland).¬†On the next day you will discover the amazing volcano Snaefellsjokull and you will also stop in some of the best coastline places that Iceland has to offer.¬†Snaefellsjokull National Park¬†is situated on the Sn√¶fellsness peninsula, where you can find many famous sites including the magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull,¬†Dj√ļpal√≥nssandur beach,¬†L√≥ndrangar¬†(the two massive lava formations), Ytri Tunga,¬†Arnarstapi¬†and Hellnar.

On the last day you will see some real classics. You will drive following the Golden Circle route to admire¬†Gullfoss¬†the beautiful ‚ÄúGolden waterfall‚ÄĚ, the active geothermal area of¬†Geysir, where you can see Strokkur spout up to 25 meters every five to seven minutes, old Icelandic Parliament area in¬†Thingvellir National Park¬†and¬†Kerid Volcanic crater¬†that tops it off before returning to Reykjav√≠k.

The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests.

Day 1 | The South Coast of Iceland

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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 Рsouthernmost settlement in Iceland.  

Optional Activity

GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE

Minimum age 8 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď we provide the crampons and all necessary equipment to walk safely on glacier. This activity takes approximately 3 hours.¬†

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OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE

You will stay in a cozy country hotel located just few kilometres away from the Glacier Lagoon

Day 2 | Adventure in the East

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This day starts with visit at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon ‚Äď world famous glacial lake filled with floating ice bergs falling from the biggest glacier in Europe ‚Äď Vatnaj√∂kull. Some of them are being washed back ashore and dazzling in contrast to the black sand beach called Diamond Beach ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď including Langabud, old trading station build in 1790.

This day ends at Egillsstadir ‚Äď the capital of the East Iceland.¬†

Optional Activities

AMPHIBIOUS
BOAT TOUR
AMPHIBIOUS
BOAT TOUR
AMPHIBIOUS
BOAT TOUR

Take a thrilling 45-minute amphibious boat tour among the floating icebergs. It’s your chance to get up close to these glittering giants as the bergs sway around the lagoon.

You’ll jump on an open-top 4WD vehicle and slide into the glacial waters for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with these magical mountains of ice. Wrap up warm and look out for seals!

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V√ĖK FLOATING
POOLS
V√ĖK 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. 

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OVERNIGHT STAY IN EGILSSTA√źIR

The Capital of East Iceland

Day 3 | Lake Myvatn and Waterfalls

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This part of Iceland is by many considered the most beautiful part of the country. Unfortunately, since located it the remote part of Iceland, not so many people have chance to explore this area.

We start the day by giving a visit at Studlagil Canyon ‚Äď 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.¬†¬†

Lake M√Ĺvatn 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‚Äôs 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, Grj√≥tagj√°, Dimmuborgir and Krafla power station. Last stop on this exciting route is Godafoss ‚Äď the waterfall of Gods.¬†

Optional Activity

FOREST
LAGOON
FOREST
LAGOON
FOREST
LAGOON
FOREST
LAGOON

The spa’s serene setting amidst birch and pine trees makes it truly exceptional.

The Forest Lagoon boasts two pools, with the large pool spanning 530m2 and maintained at a soothing temperature of around 37¬įC (98.6F), dry sauna & cold pool.

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OVERNIGHT STAY IN AKUREYRI

The Capital of North Iceland

Day 4 | North Iceland ‚Äď region famous for reach wildlife

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Last day starts from Akureyri ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď but still each one can amaze you equally. In the North we will be visiting the rock Hv√≠tserkur which is a unique formation and a great place for photos,¬† and Kolugljufur Canyon with spectacular waterfall.

Optional Activity

WHALE WATCHING
BOAT TOUR
WHALE WATCHING
BOAT TOUR
WHALE WATCHING
BOAT TOUR
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.

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OVERNIGHT STAY IN BORGARNES

Day 5 | The Silver Circle with Lava Caving

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Today you will explore the Borgarfjordur (Silver Circle) area where you will see the most powerful hot spring in Europe ‚Äď Deildartunguhver, charming Glanni Waterfall and 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 Langj√∂kull. The waterfalls pour into the Hv√≠t√° River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.

Literally a stone‚Äôs throw upstream from Hraunfossar, there is another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, ‚Äúthe waterfall of the children,‚ÄĚ 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.

The main attraction of the day is Lava Caving at Vi√įgelmir ‚Äď just shy of 1600 meters the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a chance to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize how powerful eruptions of volcano can be

You will also stop at Husafell ‚Äď magical place to unwind after a day of wonder, with birch tree woodlands, waterfalls, rugged lava fields, crystal-clear water springs, medieval remains and much more to see.¬†¬†

OVERNIGHT STAY IN BORGARNES

Day 6 | Snaefellsnes National Park

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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 L√≥ndrangar, two black basalt columns marking the coast, so tall they can be seen from the road! Dj√ļpal√≥nssandur 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 Dj√ļpal√≥nssandur, you‚Äôll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are ‚Äúlifting stones,‚ÄĚ used to measure the strength of fishermen who once worked and lived all along the coasts here.

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!

OVERNIGHT STAY IN REYKJAVIK

Day 7 | The Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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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¬īs 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 ‚Äď 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.

This tour ends with drop off in Reykjavík between 17-17:30 (5-5:30 PM)

Optional Activity

BLUE LAGOON SPA
BLUE LAGOON SPA
BLUE LAGOON SPA

Instead of going back to Reykjavík you can also extend your tour and head South to the world famous Blue Lagoon Baths.

Transfer both ways and comfort admission included. By selecting this option your tour will end in Reykjavik at around 20:00 (8:00 PM)

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TOUR DETAILS

DURATION
7 DAYS

MINIMUM AGE
5 YEARS OLD

AVAILABILITY:
MAY-OCT

FREE CANCELLATION:
24 HOURS PRIOR TRAVEL

DIFFICULTY:
RELAXED/MODERATE

Included

Excluded

Know Before You Go

Proper footwear when walking on uneven and slippery surfaces increases your safety and comfort. Please note, that you can be banned from participating in glacier activities when not wearing required shoes. If you do not own proper footwear (solid shoes reaching above your ankle) you can rent them during booking process

Hiking boots
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
luggage

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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 Рthat’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‚Äôre booking a multi-day tour of up to three days, the maximum ‚Äúcarry-on‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúcarry-on‚ÄĚ (see above) and 24 inch ‚Äúchecked‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúchecked‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúspecial requirements‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúsingle supplement fee‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúgolden hour‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúBooster seat + your booking reference number‚ÄĚ.

After the final stop on the tour, we will return to the city. There is no specific time or drop off location Рthis 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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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)
STU√źLAGIL (RING ROAD)
DIMMUBORGIR (RING ROAD)

On our tours of Iceland, you‚Äôll 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‚Äôs recorded lava since the Middle Ages has poured across Iceland! On our Ring Road and South Coast tours, you‚Äôll see how lava has shaped the country into what it is today, where more than 30 active volcano systems have created astonishing sights like Stu√įlagil Canyon, the Eldhraun lava field, and the black sand beach at Reynisfjara.

Dyrhólaey

See the ‚ÄúArch with a Hole‚ÄĚ summer home to Puffins

DYRH√ďLAEY
DYRH√ďLAEY
DYRH√ďLAEY
DYRH√ďLAEY

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!