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Lagarfljot

7-Day Classic Ring Road Tour | Small Group Tour

Join this classic tour around Iceland and see towering waterfalls, eye-catching volcanoes, glaciers, black sand beaches, and much more!

From: kr.239.900,0

SMALL GROUP

maximum 18 guests

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within Reykjavík

WIFI & USB

chargers next to every seat

FULLY GUIDED

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Experience everything Iceland offers on this unforgettable 7-day guided Ring Road tour. You’ll see towering waterfalls, eye-catching volcanos, glittering glaciers, iconic black sand beaches, and much more!

Discover the best of Iceland’s magnificent natural marvels on this memorable seven-day tour of the “Land of Fire and Ice”. You’ll enjoy an incredible parade of fabulous sights and sounds along the famous “Ring Road”, a 1300 km journey through Iceland’s spectacular scenery. It just might be the best road trip in the world!

Day 1 | The Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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Your 7-Day Ring Road adventure will begin with the Golden Circle, where you’ll see some of the most captivating sights in Iceland!

After we’ve picked you up from your accommodation in Reykjavík, we’ll whisk you to Þingvellir National Park, which is famous for two reasons. First, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs right through the park, splitting the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. That means you can walk in between two continents here! Second, Þingvellir is a sacred place for Icelanders because the Viking parliaments met here for a thousand years.

The next stop is Geysir, where you’ll enjoy the astonishing sight of fountains of boiling water shooting high into the sky every few minutes! Make sure you stand in the right place unless you want to get wet!

The third stop is Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s grandest waterfalls. You’ll be amazed by the sight of this mighty cascade, tumbling thirty meters over two tiers into a deep canyon. Clouds of spray hang in the air, and you might see rainbows too!

Before we arrive at our overnight accommodation in Hveragerði, we’ll have time for one more treat – the magnificent multi-colored volcanic crater at Kerið. The crater is spectacular, with a carpet of green mosses covering the red rocks.

Hveragerði translates as “Hot Springs Garden”, and you’ll see steam rising into the air everywhere and rows of greenhouses, all heated by geothermal power. This small town is packed with geothermal attractions! 

OVERNIGHT STAY IN HVERAGERDI

Day 2 | The South Coast of Iceland

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The second day takes you to Iceland’s sensational South Coast. You’ll enjoy a non-stop parade of plunging waterfalls, gigantic glaciers and dramatic black sand beaches.

Seljalandsfoss is our first stop, where you’ll discover a waterfall with a wonderful feature – you can walk all the way around it! Behind the cascade, as it crashes down from 60 meters high, there’s a path where you can feel the power of nature close up. Check with your guide first and ask for the route to Gljúfrabúi, a secret waterfall most visitors miss!

Skógafoss is next, just a short drive away, and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, featured in films, music videos and TV programmes like “Game of Thrones”. The spray from this incredible waterfall sets off rainbows on bright days, so watch out for them!

Reynisfjara is the last stop of the day, where you’ll discover one of the most amazing beaches in the world, where black volcanic sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Lining the beach are stunning basalt columns, and looming offshore, you’ll see the spooky Reynisdrangar sea stacks. Some say these are giant trolls caught in the sun. See what you think!

We’ll stay overnight in a secluded spot in the countryside on the South Coast.

Optional Activity

GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE

Here on the South Coast, gigantic glaciers reach down from the Highlands, and you can explore these great rivers of ice with a guided tour. Take the opportunity to see fascinating ice formations and crevasses in the hands of expert guides and kitted out in all the necessary safety equipment. This 3-hour experience is suitable for all with a reasonable fitness level, with a minimum age limit of 8 years.

OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE

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

Day 3 | Adventure in the East

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As we continue east, Route 1 leads towards Iceland’s greatest glacier, Vatnajökull, which covers dozens of active volcanoes and mountains in Europe’s largest National Park.

The “Water Glacier” is so immense that it generates many smaller glaciers. One of these feeds the world-famous “Glacier Lagoon” at Jökulsárlón. Here you can see enormous icebergs slowly floating out to sea, perhaps with a few seals taking a ride!

The Diamond Beach is nearby, where you can walk amongst iceberg fragments on a beautiful black sand beach. The pieces look just like gigantic diamonds lying on a satin sheet, which gives the beach its name!

Vestrahorn is next – a magnificently moody mountain that demands your attention, with jagged pinnacles rising above endless black sands and offering incredible views. Look out for the Icelandic horses that live here too.

The Eastfjords are next, where there are more sheep than people, and you’ll see just a few farms and tiny villages as we make our way along stunningly scenic stretches of road.

We’ll stop for photos at the famous Hvalnes Lighthouse and visit Djúpivogur, which has more than five centuries of history as a port here in East Iceland.

We’ll then head to Egilsstaðir to spend the night there. It’s the largest town in the East, on the shores of Lagarfljót, one of Iceland’s most beautiful lakes. Local legend tells of a giant “worm” like the Loch Ness monster lurking in the depths, so keep an eye out! You can enjoy wonderful walks around the lake, with views including this intriguing abandoned house near the Lake House Hotel.

Optional Activities

AMPHIBIOUS
BOAT TOUR
AMPHIBIOUS
BOAT TOUR
AMPHIBIOUS
BOAT TOUR

Take an incredible trip amongst glittering icebergs at Jökulsárlón in an amphibious open-top 4WD vehicle!

It’s an unmissable chance to see these natural marvels as they drift out to sea. So jump on board and glide into glacial waters for a never-to-be-forgotten experience! Wear a warm coat and watch out for seals too!

VÖK FLOATING
POOLS
VÖK FLOATING
POOLS

Immerse yourself in authentic Icelandic bathing culture with a trip to one of Iceland’s most scenic spas at Vök Baths.

Built on the shores of Lake Urriðavatn near Egilsstaðir, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the warming waters in a unique landscape. Floating pools are heated to the ideal temperature for a heavenly soak!

OVERNIGHT STAY IN EGILSSTAÐIR

Day 4 | Lake Myvatn and Waterfalls

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As we begin our fourth day, you’ll be stunned by Stuðlagil Canyon, a gushing glacial river canyon lined with basalt columns twisting in every direction.

The sensational spectacles continue when we visit Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe! Milky glacial waters crash from more than forty meters into a colossal canyon, fed by Vatnajökull. We’ll also show you Selfoss, a gentler cascade further upstream.

Before we reach Lake Mývatn, you’ll get a chance to see Hverir. This place feels like you’re visiting another planet as you walk between fizzing fumaroles and hissing hot pots filled with boiling mud!

Then we’ll bring you to Dimmuborgir (Dark Cities), where you can walk amongst extraordinary lava formations and jagged volcanic rocks. Some say that trolls lived here!

There will be a quick photo stop at Grjótagjá, a geothermal pool featured in a “Game of Thrones” episode.

Mývatn is one of Iceland’s largest lakes and home to thousands of migrating birds in the summer. You’ll enjoy fantastic views of lava fields and volcanic craters as far as the eye can see.

We’ll end our fourth day with a visit to Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods”. This is where Iceland’s religious leaders threw away their pagan idols and committed to Christianity.

We’ll spend the night in Akureyri, Iceland’s “second city”, which offers fabulous views of Eyjafjörður, one of the longest fjords in the country. Akureyri is full of character, with the main street packed with cool cafes, restaurants, art galleries and funky design stores. Even the traffic lights are unique, with heart-shaped red lights! The city skyline is dominated by a spectacular cathedral, and there’s a beautiful Botanical Gardens to enjoy too.

Optional Activity

MÝVATN
GEOTHERMAL SPA
MÝVATN
GEOTHERMAL SPA

Enjoy a soothing soak with unbeatable views at the marvelous Mývatn Nature Baths. You can relax in the warming waters rich in healthy minerals.

Choose your own temperature setting, lie back and enjoy a piece of genuine Icelandic bathing culture.

OVERNIGHT STAY IN
AKUREYRI

Day 5 | North Iceland – region famous for reach wildlife

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We’ll begin the fifth day with a photo stop at a traditional Icelandic turf-roofed church at Varmahlíð before heading west around the Ring Road. Then we will show you two of Iceland’s most fascinating geological treasures!

Firstly, you will enjoy the unique sight of Hvítserkur (White Shirt). This 15-meter sea stack looks like a gigantic rock dragon drinking from the sea, frozen in time! It gets its name from the deposits left by the seabirds that live here.

Then we will bring you to the beautiful Kolugljúfur canyon, where a short walk along an impressive gorge will reveal a stunning waterfall called Kolufoss.

Optional Activity

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

North Iceland is one of the best places to go whale watching, with more than twenty species spending time here yearly.

Take a 3-hour trip out into the fjords for a close-up encounter with these magical creatures in their natural habitat!

OVERNIGHT STAY IN BORGARNES

Day 6 | The Silver Circle with Lava Caving

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We’re now heading to the Silver Circle, the Viking heartlands of West Iceland. This is where the first settlers made their homes, and “Saga” history was made.

The Silver Circle tour starts with a visit to Glanni. Local legend tells of elves and trolls living at this stunning waterfall! The cascade gets its name from the brightness of the waters as they crash onto the rocks – it means “shine” in Icelandic.

We’ll take you to Delidartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, which provides heat and hot water for the whole region. 

You’ll also see Reykholt, the verdant valley stronghold of Snorri Sturluson, the Viking warrior-poet who was the first to record Iceland’s early history and Saga stories.

Enjoy the spectacle of Hraunfossar (the Lava Waterfall), where the cascades pour down from the middle of lava cliffs into the White River. This unique geological feature will amaze you with how far the falls stretch along the river.

Close by is Barnafoss (the Children’s Waterfall), a raging torrent where two children fell to their deaths, according to folklore.

We’ll also visit Húsafell (House Mountain), a popular area for hikes and nature trails with views of Langjökull. You’ll see the famous “lifting stones” that locals have used to test their strength for centuries. Icelanders often win the “World’s Strongest Man” competition – they start their training here!

As well as that, you’ll have a thrilling Lava Cave experience at Víðgelmir. It’s your chance to explore a thousand-year-old hollowed-out lava tube! Once used by outlaws and sheep-rustlers as hideouts, now you can see it for yourself! Bring warm clothes for this experience – it gets cold down there!

We’ll spend the night in Borgarnes, the unofficial capital of West Iceland. This area is where the Vikings first settled in Iceland a thousand years ago, and there are still turf-roofed houses to explore even now (Hlíðartúnshúsin). You can also enjoy a great meal and a few drinks at one of the excellent restaurants here or learn more about Viking history at the Settlement Center. Or you can relax with a dip in the stunning swimming pool and enjoy the beautiful views across the fjord.

OVERNIGHT STAY IN BORGARNES

Day 7 | Snaefellsnes National Park

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The final day of this epic tour of Iceland brings us to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Often described as “Iceland in Miniature”, you’ll discover golden beaches, crunchy lava fields, stunning waterfalls, and magical mountains.

The name translates as “Snow Mountain Peninsula”, and the enormous stratovolcano Snæfellsjökull dominates the sky wherever you look.

As we make our way around the peninsula, you’ll visit Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed peaks in the country, featured in “Game of Thrones”. The name means “Church Mountain”, and its triangular shape will amaze you!

The peninsula is unusual for its golden sand beaches, like Djupalonssandur. You’ll find some traditional “lifting stones”, which were used to test the strength of the local fishermen!
Nearby stand the towering twin basalt cliff pinnacles at Lóndrangar, where thousands of seabirds make their homes in the summer.
There’s a seal colony at Ytri-Tunga, and we’ll make a stop to see these cute creatures if the weather conditions are favourable.
Then it’s a short drive back to the capital, so you can sit back and enjoy the magical memories you’ve made on the best road trip in the world!

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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

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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

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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