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5-Day Classic Guided Ring Road Tour | Small Group Tour

Discover all of Iceland’s most magnificent sights on this breathtaking 5-day guided Ring Road tour, taking you to all the must-see places!

From: kr.204.900,0

SMALL GROUP

maximum 19 guests

FREE PICK UP

within Reykjavík

WIFI & USB

chargers next to every seat

FULLY GUIDED

English commentary

Set off on the experience of a lifetime to discover Iceland’s most magnificent attractions on this unforgettable five-day tour. Enjoy a breathtaking 1300km road trip on the famous Route 1, offering you a non-stop picture parade of waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, black sand beaches, and much more!

Day 1 | Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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The first day of your 5-Day Ring Road adventure takes you on a tour of the Golden Circle, home to three of Iceland’s most famous places.

Your day will start with a convenient pick up in Reykjavík and a short drive to Þingvellir National Park, where the Viking parliaments ruled Iceland for a thousand years. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs through here, marking the boundary between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, with the gap widening every day!

Next, you will experience the gorgeous gusher at Geysir, a steaming fountain of superheated water that explodes high into the sky every few minutes. Watch where you stand, or you might get wet!

Then we will bring you to Gullfoss, a stunning double-drop waterfall that tumbles more than thirty meters down into a steep canyon, setting off sheets of spray. You might be lucky to see rainbows here too!

Our next stop is the multi-colored volcanic crater at Kerið, famous for the beautiful sight of velvet green mosses contrasting with the bright blue lake and the earthy red rocks surrounding it.

We’ll stay overnight in Hveragerði, which means “Hot Springs”, where you’ll see steam vapour rising from vents in the earth all around the town.

Optional Activity (no pre-booking required):

GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS
GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS
GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS
GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS

After exploring four incredible attractions located on the Golden Circle Route you will arrive in Hveragerði, a town renowned for its vibrant geothermal activity. Not only will you have the chance to witness a smaller version of Geyser, but you can also indulge in a relaxing dip in the warm, naturally heated waters.

Be sure to pack your swimwear and end your day in the famous Icelandic geothermal pools! There is no better way to enhance your evening! Hot Tubs are located at or by your hotel and entrance is included.

OVERNIGHT STAY IN HVERAGERDI

Town famous for Geothermal Activity

Day 2 | The South Coast of Iceland

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The second stage of your 5-day tour sees you exploring the unique treasures of the South Coast of Iceland, a lush landscape lined with magical waterfalls, glittering glaciers, towering volcanoes, and endless black sand beaches.

Seljalandsfoss is your first treat – a spectacular cascade of water that crashes more than 60 meters down into a deep pool, carving out a large cave behind the falls. You might even get the chance to walk behind the waters

A short walk away lies Gljúfrabúi, a “hidden waterfall” in a little green rock canyon. Most visitors miss this sight, but we’ll show you where to look!

A short drive takes you to Skógafoss, one of the most recognizable waterfalls in the world, featured in “Game of Thrones”. From 60 meters, glacial waters plunge over the cliffs, producing glorious rainbows on sunny days.

Reynisfjara is next – one of the finest non-tropical beaches in the world, with jet-black sands, giant stone stacks and beautiful basalt columns lining the cliffs. Take care on this beach – the powerful Atlantic waves are faster than you think!

We’ll stay overnight in a remote location on Icelandic countryside. 

Optional Activity:

GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE

Take a walk with our experienced guides on a frozen river of ice and discover unique ice formations, awesome crevasses and astonishing views. This 3-hour activity is available from April to October, with a minimum age of 8 years. We’ll provide all the necessary safety equipment, including the crampons! All you need to do is wear warm, windproof clothes and suitable hiking shoes or boots.

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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 3 | Adventure in the East

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As we head further east, you’ll soon see the frosty wilderness of Vatnajökull appearing in the distance. The “Water Glacier” fills Europe’s largest national park, with dozens of glaciers and active volcanoes buried underneath.

The highlight of your third day is a visit to Jökulsárlón, the “Glacier Lagoon”. Here you’ll be stunned by the sight of gigantic glittering icebergs floating serenely out to sea. Look out for seals here too!

Then we’ll take you to Diamond Beach, where smaller fragments from the icebergs lie scattered on a dramatic black sand beach, sculpted into fantastic shapes by fierce winds and Atlantic waves.

Your next treat is the moody mountain, Vestrahorn, one of the most photographed peaks in Iceland. On clear days, the views from Stokksnes are unforgettable, with dramatic pinnacles towering over sweeping black sand beaches.
Now we are in the Eastfjords, where picturesque twisting coastlines are dotted with tiny hamlets and forgotten farms along the way.

After a photo stop at the Hvalnes lighthouse, you’ll visit Djúpivogur, one of the oldest ports in the country, with more than 500 years of history to explore.

We’ll spend the night in Egilsstaðir, the capital of the East.

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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VÖK FLOATING
POOLS
VÖK FLOATING
POOLS

Soothe yourself in one of Iceland’s best geothermal spas on the shore of beautiful Lake Urriðavatn.

Put your swimwear on, lie back and relax, enjoying extraordinary views of an untouched Icelandic landscape. Geothermally heated waters bubble up from springs deep beneath the lake, giving you a toasty 75-degree soak in the first floating pools in Iceland!

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OVERNIGHT STAY IN EGILSSTAÐIR

The Capital of East Iceland

Day 4 | Lake Mývatn and Waterfalls

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We will start the day by heading north to picturesque Stuðlagil Canyon, where you’ll discover towering basalt columns lining a gushing blue-green glacial river.

Next we will visit Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe! Foaming milky glacial waters thunder down a 45-meter cascade into an enormous canyon.

Nearby lies Selfoss, a gorgeous waterfall that tumbles ten meters into the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, fed by the Vatnajökull glacier.

On our way to Mývatn, we’ll stop at Hverir, a bubbling hotspot of geothermal activity with boiling mud pools and fumaroles that look like you’re visiting another planet!

Then we’ll visit Dimmuborgir, a vast area of bizarre rock formations with jagged lava fields as far as the eye can see. The name means “Dark Cities”, and you’ll see why!

We’ll also stop for photos at the geothermally heated spring at Grjótagjá, a famous setting in “Game of Thrones” with a very colorful interior.

Mývatn is the fourth-largest lake in Iceland and home to countless species of migrating birds. It’s a fabulous place to visit, with lava fields and volcanic craters everywhere you look.

The last stop on the fourth day is Goðafoss, the glorious curved “Waterfall of the Gods”, which has great significance in Iceland’s history. After that, we’ll stay overnight in Akureyri.

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°C (98.6F), dry sauna & cold pool.

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OVERNIGHT STAY IN AKUREYRI

The Capital of North Iceland

Day 5 | North Iceland

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On the final day of this tour, we’ll leave Akureyri, Iceland’s second-largest city and head to the village of Varmahlíð, paying a visit to a traditional turf-roofed church at Víðmýrarkirkja.

As we make our way back to the capital, you will also enjoy two extra treats on this tour.

Firstly, we will take you to see the strange spectacle of Hvítserkur, a towering basalt sea stack that some say looks like a giant stone dragon drinking from the sea!

This unique rock formation stands just offshore on the Vatnsnes peninsula, and it’s one of the most iconic sights in Iceland!

Then there will be a stop at the breathtaking Kolugljúfur canyon. A short walk along this steep-sided gorge will bring you to a gorgeous waterfall called Kolufoss.

It’s a short drive back to the city, where you can sit back and relax, remembering all the magical moments from five memorable days on the Ring Road!

Optional Activity

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

Take a trip out into the fjords to go whale watching! North Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see these massive mammals in their natural habitat.

This 3-hour trip will get you close to these charismatic creatures while they’re feeding. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience!

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TOUR DETAILS

DURATION
5 DAYS

MINIMUM AGE
5 YEARS OLD

AVAILABILITY:
MAY-OCT

FREE CANCELLATION:
24 HOURS PRIOR TRAVEL

DIFFICULTY:
RELAXED/MODERATE

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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
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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
VATNSJFÖRÐUR (WESTFJORDS)
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. But there are more stunning canyons in Iceland, like Vatnsjfjörður, Kólugljúfur or Þingvellir just to name a few.

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.