Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice! On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. If your flight lands
early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where
Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that
rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.
Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making
dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.
Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in
around 14:00 (2:00pm).
Overnight: Reykjavík (airport transfer not included)
Geysir - Gullfoss - Skogar - Dyrholaey - Vik
Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - Seabird Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik
head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Head on to the Golden Circle natural
wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see
the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools.
Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss
before continuing to Dyrholaey* nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik.
*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, approximately mid-May
until June 25th.
Overnight: Vik area
Vik - Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Hofn
Lava Fields - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier
Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey along the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the
largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the
former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands
to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning
Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. As you head east, you will continue
to enjoy magnificent views of mighty Vatnajokull, Europe‘s largest glacier. Your destination is
Hofn, a seacoast village located near the glacier.
Overnight: Hofn area
Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir
Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you‘ll enjoy amazing scenery as you head from glacial
andscapes to fjord views. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire
the majestic coastline. Head into the magnificent East Fjords with its views of towering mountains
plunging vertically into the sea. Pass through coastal fjord villages on your way to Egilsstadir.
Overnight: Egilsstadir area
Lake Myvatn Area
Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife -
Protected Salmon River
Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau
Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss,
Europe's most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud
pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the
pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. One of the Myvatn area's claims
to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very
diverse birdlife in general.
Overnight: Myvatn area
Lake Myvatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur
"Waterfall of the Gods" - Folk Museum - The beautiful Troll Peninsula
Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at
Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas.
Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colourful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has
charming buildings and beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some
time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll
Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over
the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a
beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings
in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. The evening and dinner is
on your own at one of the town's restaurants. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and
friendly town for an evening stroll.
Skagafjordur - Borgarnes
Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse Demonstration
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur‘s award-winning Herring-Era
Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when
Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration
of herring. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to
Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding.
Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait -
the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda.
Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the centre of this popular Salmon
River. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of
Overnight: Borgarnes area
Borgarfjordur - Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Europe's Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in
the world. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via
Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake and Thingvellir National Park.
This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government
was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European
tectonic plates meet.
Overnight: Reykjavík area
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to
book it for you. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your
If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to
stop there now on your way to the airport.