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8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast

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    Day 1: Reykjavik

    Stop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrimstorgi 1, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
    Your 8 day tour starts in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Explore the capital in your own time. Stroll the popular Laugavegur shopping street, visit museums or relax at one of the local swimming pools. Reykjavik has a great selection of cafés and restaurants that are sure to give your taste buds a real treat.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in Reykjavik

    Day 2: Golden Circle and South Coast

    Pass By: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrimstorgi 1, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
    On day 2 you will be picked up by your guide from your centrally located hotel.

    Stop At: Golden Circle Route, Iceland
    This tour is all about waterfalls, hot springs and rich heritage. Visit the famous Golden Circle including 3 of Iceland´s top attractions, , Thingvellir National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland
    Explore the historical and geological wonders of Thingvellir National Park
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland
    See Strokkur geyser spout water up from the ground at Geysir Hot Springs.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland
    Admire Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland's most popular waterfalls. Before continuing to the South Coast.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hella Iceland
    Your first stop on the South Coast will be Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland
    Next up is Skógafoss Waterfall a very admirable waterfall.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Vik i Myrdal Church, Sunnubraut 7, Vík, Iceland
    Your day will end at your accommodation for the night in the area of Vík.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay near the village of Vik.

    Day 3: Vík - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - Höfn

    Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
    Visit Reynisfjara black sand beach and see Reynisdrangar basalt columns
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park Iceland
    Enjoy a glacier hike at Europe´s largest glacier, Vatnajökull.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park Route 1, Jokulsarlon 781 Iceland
    Stop by at the magical Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
    Next up is the neighboring Diamond Beach.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Höfn Inn Guesthouse, Vesturbraut 3, 780 Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland
    Your day ends at your accommodation for the night in the area of Höfn.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in the Hofn area.

    Day 4: East Fjords - Djúpivogur - Egilsstaðir

    Stop At: Port of Djúpivogur, Djúpivogur, Iceland
    Day 4: Stop at Djúpivogur, a small charming fishing village, before putting your hiking shoes on for a 3 hour hike to the stunning Litlanesfoss and Hengifoss waterfalls.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Litlanesfoss, Route 931 Hengifoss Trail, Egilsstadir Iceland
    Enjoy hike to the stunning Litlanesfoss
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hengifoss Waterfall, Fljotsdalur Egilsstaður, Hallormsstadur, Egilsstadir 700 Iceland
    Admire Hengifoss Waterfall
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Information centre East Iceland, Miðvangur 1-3, 700 Egilsstaðir, Iceland
    You will spend your night at a country hotel in the area of Egilsstadir

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in the area of Egilsstadir.

    Day 5: Dettifoss - Mývatn - Godafoss - Akureyri

    Stop At: Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn Iceland
    Visit Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe en route to the gloirous Godafoss waterfall.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Godafoss, Akureyri Iceland
    Admire Godafoss waterfall
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Akureyri Airport, Urðargil 15, Akureyri, Iceland
    On this day you will visit the capital of the north, Akureyri and get the chance to opt for a relaxing visit to Myvatn Natura baths for a small fee.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Jardbadsholum, Lake Myvatn Iceland
    You can opt for a relaxing visit to Myvatn Nature baths for a small fee.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Akureyrarkirkja, við Eyrarlandsveg 600, Akureyri, Iceland
    You will spend the night in the area of Akureyri.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in the area of Dalvik.

    Day 6: Whale watching in Dalvík - Siglufjörður -Tröllaskagi - Bifröst

    Stop At: Akureyrarkirkja, við Eyrarlandsveg 600, Akureyri, Iceland
    Explore Akureyri, the capital of the North before continuing your way to Dalvik.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching, Hafnarbraut, Dalvík, Iceland
    Enjoy a whale watching tour from Dalvik and experience the majestic gentle giants of the sea.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Siglufjörður, Iceland
    The charming town of Siglufjordur will also be visited on this day.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Hótel Bifröst, Bifröst, 311 Borgarnes, Iceland
    You will end your day at your accommodation in the area of Bifrost.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in the Bifrost area.

    Day 7: Borgarfjörður - Reykholt - Hraunfossar - Hvalfjörður - Reykjavík

    Stop At: Grabrok Crater, Road 1 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Borgarbyggd Iceland
    Enjoy a short hike to the top of Grábrók volcano crater
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Road 50, Reykholt Iceland
    Stop at the stunning Deildartunguhver hot spring
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Barnafoss, Mooruvallavegur Möðruvellir 5, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd Iceland
    Visit Barnafoss waterfall
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hraunfossar, Road 518, Husafell 311 Iceland
    Next up is neighboring Hraunfossar waterfalls.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Snæfellsnes information center, Breiðablik, 311 Borgarnes, Iceland
    After exploring all that Snæfellsnes as to offer you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Reykjavik

    Pass By: Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Your day will end at your Reykjavik accommodation.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

    Day 8: Reykjavík

    Stop At: Laugavegur, Reykjavik Iceland
    Explore the capital on your own and make sure to make the mot of your time in the vibrant city of Reykjavik.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Selected Reykjavik pick up points.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8 days
    Return Details
    • Reykjavik
    Inclusions
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Hotel room with bathroom & breakfast for 7 nights
    • Guided minibus tour
    • Small group guarantee
    • Glacier hike on Vatnajokull Glacier
    • Hengifoss Waterfall Hike
    • Whale watching in Dalvík
    • Free wi-fi on board
    • Breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - Skogafoss
    • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fee to Mývatn Nature Baths (Optional extra)
    • Whale Watching Rhib Boat upgrade (Optional extra)
    • Food & drinks (Except breakfast at the hotels)
    • Single room fee (Optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age: 8
    • From late summer to April there can be a chance to see the Northern Lights painting the sky with vivid swirls of colour.
    • In winter we can include an ice cave visit as well as a glacier hike.
    • What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
    • This tour includes a shared room. If you are a solo traveler and do not wish to share a room with another participant of the same gender then you can upgrade to a single room for 29990 ISK by contacting the operator directly after booking.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I really enjoyed seeing all of the highlights of Iceland on this tour. Everything from booking the trip, pick up, and the tour was very organized. Most importantly, our tour guide Huffy was the best! He was very kind and always looked out for our group. I also appreciated him
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    Response from Barte S, Customer Care at 8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Blueb009, hank you for booking your adventure with us, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! We are happy to hear our guide enhanced your experience, they truly love their job. We hope you will be coming back to Iceland in the future. :) Best regards, Barte Arctic Adventures
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    Extreme Iceland gets an A++++ for this tour. Every night I went to sleep thinking that we couldn't possible see something as great as we saw today - and the next day was something every much, if not more, beautiful and fascinating as the day before. The bus was clean and
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    Saying that Arctic Adventures makes great tour would be an understatement. Me and my wife just took the 8 days around Reykjavik tour managed by Arctic Adventures and we surely were mind blown. The itinerary prepared by them was just perfect and covered mostly all the important
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    When I've booked tours, I've found myself anticipating what to expect. I knew that I wanted to see Iceland for it's magnificent waterfalls, moody volcanic ranges and contrasting landscapes. This tour surpassed my every dream and desire! It not only fulfilled many sights I
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    Response from Erika A, Marketing assistant at 8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast
    Responded Oct 27, 2019
    Hello lauriequesera, We really appreciate you for taking the time out and leaving us a review. It's so good to know that the tour met all your expectations and even more! We are looking forward to your next visit. Best regards, Erika
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    This was an excellent tour. Our guide was fabulous. He kept us entertained with Icelandic tales, insider knowledge and a quirky fun sense of humor. The hotels were good. We saw so much. So much better than trying to do this country on your own. We stopped at all the
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    Response from Erika A, Marketing assistant at 8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast
    Responded Sep 23, 2019
    Thanks for your kind words. And thank you for taking the time out to leave us this amazing review. We are looking forward to your next visit!
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