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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik

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    Day 1: Golden Circle and South Coast of Iceland

    Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland
    Explore Þingvellir National Park, the only UNESCO Heritage site in Iceland. This is the location where Iceland had it's first parliament.

    Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland
    Witness the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, one of three stops of the well known golden circle of Iceland.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland
    Witness the spouting Geysir at the geothermal area. Watch the hot spring erupt great jets of hot water and steam every few minutes and see the bubbling fumaroles. A great picture moment!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hvolsvollur 861 Iceland
    See the great Seljalandsfoss waterfall, known for being able to walk behind the waterfall. A very unique waterfall amongst the many we have in Iceland
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland
    See Skógafoss Waterfall, one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls. It is a beautiful waterfall with an astounding width of 25 meters (82 feet) and a drop of 60 meters (197 feet).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Dyrholaey, or similar.

    Day 2: South Coast of Iceland

    Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland
    Visit Reynisfjara black sand beach.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vik, Vik, South Region
    Stop at the small coastal village, Vík.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Myrdalsjokull Glacier, Vík í Mýrdal, Vik Iceland
    We pass the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which houses one of the most famous and feared volcanoes beneath its ice, the capricious Katla.

    Pass By: Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull National Park 785 Iceland
    We will go into Skaftafell National Park, for the meeting point of our activity of the day.

    Stop At: Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park Iceland
    We will take a three-hour glacier hike, guided by a specialist glacier guide, on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. From November to March, we replace the glacier hike with a magical journey to a natural ice cave located in the glacier.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon, East Region
    The famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is next on the agenda. It is a unique location, a magical iceberg-filled lagoon.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
    From Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, you can walk down to the famous diamond beach. This black sand beach is peppered with the glittering crystal blue/white icebergs which have been washed ashore during their trip towards the ocean.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Hofn, Hofn, East Region
    Your accommodation for the night will be in Höfn.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the accommodation.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation will be at Hofn-Inn Hotel, or similar. Ideal location to chase the Northern Lights in winter.

    Day 3: East Fjords of Iceland

    Stop At: Djupivogur, Djupivogur, East Region
    We will stop at Djúpivogur, a traditional small fishing village. Djúpivogur is the home to a fine outdoor sculpture, Eggin in Gleðivíl (meaning The Eggs of Merry Bay).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hengifoss Track, Iceland
    We will take on a hike up to Iceland's second highest waterfall (128meters). You will see a beautiful gorge, where layers from volcanic eruptions in ancient times can be seen.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Litlanesfoss, Route 931 Hengifoss Trail, Egilsstadir Iceland
    You will see the towering Litlanesfoss waterfall, framed by giant hexagonal basalt columns.

    Pass By: Egilsstadir, Egilsstadir, East Region
    Your accommodation for the night will be in Egilsstaðir

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at accommodation
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Valaskjálf, or similar. Perfect for chasing the Northern Lights during winter nights.

    Day 4: Dettifoss - Mývatn, Goðafoss - Akureyri

    Pass By: Modrudalur, Modrudalur, East Region
    From Egilsstaðir, we make our way through Mörðudalur.

    Stop At: Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn Iceland
    We will stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, the voluminous flow is truly awesome!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Lake Myvatn, Lake Myvatn, Northeast Region
    We will explore the mystical landscapes around the lake at Mývatn

    Pass By: Námaskard, Iceland
    We head to the steaming lunar landscape of the Námaskarð geothermal area where you will see boiling hot springs, technicolour bubbling mud pots and steaming fumaroles.

    Pass By: Hverfjall, Road 1, Lake Myvatn Iceland
    We will visit the Hverfjall creater

    Pass By: Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, Lake Myvatn Iceland
    And see the amazing Dimmuborgir Lava formations, also known as the Dark Castles

    Stop At: Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Jardbadsholum, Lake Myvatn Iceland
    The next stop is Mývatn Nature Baths. The hot water comes straight up out of the earth. An optional extra activity is to bathe in the Mývatn Nature Baths (admission not incl. in tour price), which we hifhly recommend. Here you can bathe in mineral-rich alkaline water (36-40°C). For those that do not wish to bathe, there is the option to stroll around and enjoy the exceptional views or relax in the cafeteria.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Godafoss, Akureyri Iceland
    The wide and dreamy crescent-shaped Goðafoss waterfall is the last stop of the day, before we head to Eyjafjörður, a beautiful fjord with high mountains, for the night.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Dalvík/Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar.

    Day 5: Whale watching in Dalvík - Siglufjörður - Tröllaskagi - Laugarbakki

    Stop At: Akureyri, Akureyri, Northeast Region
    We will make a short stop at Akureyri, if the accommodation was not there already for the night. Akureyri is the Capital of the North.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Eyjafjörður, Iceland
    The amazing scenery of the mountain covered fjord will be visible during the day.

    Stop At: Dalvik, Iceland
    We will stop in the little fishing town, Dalvík where you will have a whale watching boat trip waiting for you.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching, Hafnarbraut, Dalvík, Iceland
    During the 3-hour boat trip, you can expect to spot humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and sometimes even a majestic blue whale shows up in the bay. You will get a chance to try sea angling, and taste the freshly caught fish.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Siglufjordur, Siglufjordur, Northeast Region
    We will drive to Siglufjörður, a charming fishing village with a rich history. Siglufjörður became the herring fishing capital of the Atlantic in the 20th century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Tröllaskagi, Iceland
    Your journey around Tröllaskagi (the Troll Peninsula) will offer some of the best ocean scenery in Icelandand stores great skiing areas. There is a lot of small villages on this peninsula which gives you a good insight into how live was/is lived in the remote Icelandic villages.

    Pass By: Laugarbakki, Laugarbakki, Northwest Region
    Your accommodation for the night will be at a small hotel in Laugarbakki.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation will be at Hotel Laugarbakki, or similar. Ideal for Northern Lights hunt in winter months.

    Day 6: West Iceland

    Stop At: Grabrok Crater, Road 1 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Borgarbyggd Iceland
    Your day will begin with a short hike up to Grábrók, a volcanic crater. On a clear day, there is great view over the lava fields surrounding the crater.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Borgarfjörður, Iceland
    Borgarfjörður has many great sights which will be the focus of the day.

    Stop At: Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Road 50, Reykholt Iceland
    We will stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Barnafoss, Mooruvallavegur Möðruvellir 5, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd Iceland
    We will stop at the legendary waterfall Barnafoss (the Children's waterfall)
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hraunfossar, Road 518, Husafell 311 Iceland
    And will have a look at the Hraunfossar cascade where water emerges straight out of the lava field.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Reykholt, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd, West Region
    Next we will visit the historic sight of Reykholt, home to Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet and the author of some of the Icelandic Sagas.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Hvalfjörður, Iceland
    On our way to Reykjavík, we will drive around the scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord).

    Pass By: Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Capital Region
    We expect to arrive in the city around 5-6 pm.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points. See a full list of available pick up points on your confirmation voucher.

    Ports
    Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti, Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond), Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café), Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki, Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall, Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House), Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church, Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut, Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur, Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg, Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 – Rauðarárstígur, Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata (on the corner of Klapparstígur)
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    6 days
    Inclusions
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Accommodation for 5 nights with breakfast
    • National Park fees
    • Live commentary on board
    • Guided tour in a minibus
    • Professional guide
    • Reykjavik pick-up and drop-off
    • Whale Watching in Dalvik
    • Glacier Hiking adventure
    • Stop at Myvatn Nature Baths
    • Free wi-fi on board
    • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
    • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Single room supplement
    • Entrance fee to the nature baths (optional at an extra charge)
    • Entry/Admission - Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age: 8 years old
    • Please note that if you are a solo traveler you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender
    • If you are a solo traveler and wish to have your own room then you can opt for a single room upgrade directly with the operator at an extra charge
    • The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary due to weather and/or other conditions outside its control.
    • Pick up is offered from authorized pick up points in Reykjavik. Contact the operator for further details.
    • What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof clothing, headgear, gloves and hiking boots.
    • Waterproof clothing and hiking boots can also be rented from the operator for a small fee if you let them know in an advance.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    This is absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life, and I’m so glad I chose this company to do the tour with. We saw glaciers and waterfalls, lava fields, hot springs, an ice cave, whales, and so much more. In the middle of the trip there was a blizzard and our
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    This was the first time my husband and I have ever completed a group tour. I chose Arctic Adventures after doing a lot of research and reading many reviews. We had an incredible trip which far exceeded our expectations. Our tour leader, Thor, was just amazing. He is an expert
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    This tour is definitely not for those who want to take it easy as you are living out of a suitcase every night. You make many stops on the way come rain or shine and you need to consider this as Icelandic weather is unpredictable. The tour is as advertised and they do a great
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    This trip was amazing! i highly recommend it. I went early September and the weather was a little cold but perfect to see the waterfalls.
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    I booked this road trip by the Tourradar travel agency. The road trip was well organized. The driver/tour guide called Jóhann. He is great! :) During the trip he mentioned many information about Iceland. He was very helpful, kind and very funny. :D The trip was breathtaking, we
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