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7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

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  • Take your time to thoroughly explore Iceland on a seven-day trip
  • Includes six nights' accommodation with breakfast: No need to book your own
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, and all transport included: Free Wi-Fi on board
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Many visitors to Iceland only take one- or two-day trips from the capital. This seven-day experience from Reykjavik offers the opportunity to get a less rushed and more in-depth experience of the country. Travel around the entire island, from the south coast to the Eastfjords, to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west, without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation
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Day 1: Golden Circle & South Coast

Pass By: Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Your tour starts with a morning Reykjavik pick up.

Stop At: Golden Circle Route, Iceland
From the city you will travel the popular Golden Circle route.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Pingvellir, Thingvellir 801 Iceland
First up is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland
After Thingvellir you make your way to Geysir. See Strokkur geyser spout water up from the ground before continuing your journey.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland
Next up is Gullfoss waterfall, the last attraction of the Golden Circle.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
Making your way to the south coast, you will see the magical Seljalandsfoss waterfall that you can walk behind.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland
After Seljalandsfoss you will stop by the mighty Skogafoss waterfall.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland
Last up is Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. This unique beach is one of Iceland's top attractions. See the unique Reynisdrangar peaks peak up from the Atlantic Sea and enjoy strolling around the black sand beach.
Duration: 40 minutes

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

Day 2: Vík - Skaftafell - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - Höfn

Stop At: Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park Iceland
Your first stop will be at Skaftafell National Park where you will join a certified glacier guide for a short glacier hike on one of Vatnajokull outlet glaciers. After your hike you will continue towards the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond beach.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park Route 1, Jokulsarlon Iceland
See the lagoon's floating ice bergs in a magical natural setting at Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
The crystal bergs at the black sand Diamond beach are simply stunning.
Duration: 20 minutes

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

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

Day 3: East Fjords - Djúpivogur - Egilsstaðir

Pass By: Camp Egilsstadir and Egilsstadastofa Visitor Center, Kaupvangur 17, 700 Egilsstadir, Iceland
This day is all about the East Fjords of Iceland. After breakfast you will follow the twisting roads of the coast of the East Fjords to Egilsstadir.

Stop At: Port of Djúpivogur, Djúpivogur, Iceland
On the way you will stop at Djupivogur fishing village
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hengifoss, Iceland
Enjoy a 3 hour easy hike to one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland.
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Camp Egilsstadir and Egilsstadastofa Visitor Center, Kaupvangur 17, 700 Egilsstadir, Iceland
Your day ends at your accommodation in the Egilsstadir area.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overight stay in Egilsstadir area.

Day 4: Dettifoss - Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss - Akureyri

Stop At: Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn Iceland
On this day you will make your way to the North of Iceland were the magnificent Dettifoss Waterfall can be found
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Namaskard, hot springs, Iceland
Visit Namaskard hot springs.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Jardbadsholum, Lake Myvatn Iceland
At Myvatn you will have the option of bathing in the hot spring pool of Myvatn Nature Baths for a small fee or explore the surrounding area.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, Lake Myvatn Iceland
Refreshed from the baths you will continue to Dimmuborgir lava formations.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hverfjall, Road 1, Lake Myvatn Iceland
Among today's highlights is the Hverfjall Volcano Crater.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Akureyri Airport, Urðargil 15, Akureyri, Iceland
Your day ends at your accommodation in Akureyri area.

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

Day 5: Whale watching from Dalvík - Siglufjörður -Tröllaskagi - Bifröst

Pass By: Akureyri Airport, Urðargil 15, Akureyri, Iceland
Your day starts with a drive through Akureyri, the capital of the North

Stop At: Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching, 22, Hafnarbraut, 620 Dalvík, Iceland
Enjoy a whale watching tour from Dalvik and see the gentle giants of the sea.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Siglufjörður, Iceland
Explore the charming Siglufjordur town.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Trollaskagi, Aðalgata 27, Siglufjörður, Iceland
Travel through farmlands before reaching your accommodation for the night.

Pass By: Hótel Bifröst, Bifröst, 311 Borgarnes, Iceland
Your day ends at your accommodation in the area of Bifrost.

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

Day 6: Borgarfjörður - Reykholt - Hraunfossar - Borgarnes

Pass By: Borgarfjörður Church, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland
Explore all that Borgarfjordur has to offer.

Stop At: Grabrok Crater, Road 1 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Borgarbyggd Iceland
Stop by Grabrok Volcano crater
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Road 50, Reykholt Iceland
Visit Deildartunguhver
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hraunfossar Parking, Iceland
Stop by Hraunfossar waterfalls
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Barnafoss, Mooruvallavegur Möðruvellir 5, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd Iceland
Neighboring Barnafoss waterfall is among today's highlights
Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Borgarnes Regional Information Centre, Hyrnutorg, Borgarbraut 58-60, Borgarnes, Borgarbyggd 311 Iceland
Your day ends at your accommodation in the Borgarnes area.

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

Day 7: Borgarnes - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Reykjavík

Pass By: Snæfellsnes information center, Breiðablik, 311 Borgarnes, Iceland
Your last day will be spent exploring Borgarnes and Saefellsnes.

Stop At: Arnarstapi Cottages, Hellnar, Iceland
See the village of Arnarstapi
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cave Vatnshellir, Snaefellsbaer Iceland
Take an optional lava cave experience at Vatnshellir lava cave for a small fee. You can also accompany your guide and explore the surrounding area.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350 Iceland
See the stunning Mount Kirkjufell before returning back to Reykjavik.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Your tour ends in Reykjavik.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

We spent 7 amazing days going around Iceland. The first six days we toured with guide/driver AEvar in an 18 tourist group. All the mini-trips and adventures were outstanding, and we were able to have an unforgettable sighting of the Northern Lights on two consecutive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Iceland is a great place to visit. This tour is a good choice. My tour guide, Diddy, was phenomenal. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job. I had a great time.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

I thought the best way to see Iceland for the first time would be a guided tour and I was not disappointed! A combination of breathtaking views, a fun group and an amazing tour guide (Johann) made for a week I will not forget. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I have a travel journal that I bring with me to write down thoughts of a trip, experiences, remembrances, and people that I meet along the way. I wrote a bit just before the trip and really nothing at all during it. The experience was...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

We just completed a 7 day Artic Adventures tour led by Holly and saw most of the major sights of Iceland. It was outstanding! We traveled in an 18 person mini bus that stopped about every 90 minutes or less to see something. We saw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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"Includes six nights' accommodation with breakfast: No need to book your own". Lunch and Dinner stops are made throughout the tour, or dinner at the accommodation.
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