- Úlfarsbraut 113, Reykjavík
- Phone: +354 7876330
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Join us to experience all Iceland has to offer with this 7-day guided Ring Road tour. You’ll see towering waterfalls, eye-catching volcanos, glittering glaciers, iconic black-sand beaches and so much more. Iceland is an extremely picturesque country and visiting it will allow you to marvel at some of its most magnificent natural features. Book your spot on this seven-day tour, and visit spectacular sights such as the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, and more. You’ll enjoy an incredible parade of fabulous sights and sounds along the famous “Ring Road”, a 1300 km journey through Iceland’s spectacular scenery. It just might be the best road trip in the world!
The tour will start with a short drive from the city to Thingvellir National Park. In this dramatic rift valley, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart from each other along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge you can stand on two continents simultaneously. Thingvellir was also Iceland’s first parliament. For hundreds of years, the Vikings of Iceland came here each summer for festivals and settled their disputes. The “Law Rock” and the “drowning pool” saw rough justice delivered for thieves and murderers.
As we head deeper into the highland of Iceland, the next stop is Geysir, the most impressive sight in the Haukadalur “hot spring” area. Geysir is the Icelandic for “gush” and gave its name to all spouting hot springs. The actual Geysir doesn’t erupt very much now. But there is another gusher called Strokkur just a few meters away, which sends boiling fountains of water high into the sky every few minutes. Make sure where you stand while you wait to see the show, or you might get a soaking. Tips, don’t stand in the direction of the wind. One of the unique things is the strong smell of sulfur, which you will probably feel from a far distance.
Gullfoss waterfall is undoubtedly one of the most stunning and majestic sights in Iceland. It won‘t show you the soft and gentle side of Iceland, this is the really wild and rugged side of Icelandic nature. In clear visibility you will even get a glimpse of Langjökull glacier, its white brilliance meeting the sky high on the horizon. Listening to the thunder of wild water and feeling the airborne droplets of moisture in the air, you will know you are in the presence of a great waterfall the moment you leave the car park. Photogenic, glorious, turbulent, and mesmeric in any season of the year, Gullfoss is all of these and far more. For me, these falls are at their loveliest when the giant boulders they drop over are cloaked in a patina of shimmering ice, but always take care in slippery conditions. There can be ice within the waterfall but it never freezes. It is also very special in the bright Arctic summer light.
After the Gullfoss stop, your will be moving on to the multi-colored crater at Kerid crater. Only a few thousand years old, the volcanic rocks are still rich in iron deposits, turning the caldera a vivid crimson color. There’s also an azure lake and blankets of soft green mosses too. That makes Kerid one of the brightest spots you’ll see anywhere in the country.
Overnight in the Hveragerði area
On your first day of our package tour, it will take us on a glorious drive along the famous Route 1, or as we call it Hringvegur (e. Ring Road) through the farm country of the South Coast. We’ll pass through the towns of Selfoss and Hvolsvollur, where we’ll take a short break. On the way, you’ll be able to see the Atlantic Ocean. On bright days the Westman Islands are visible too. Inland, there will be impressive views of mountains and glaciers to catch the eye. As well as the brooding presence of Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano.
Our first section of the South Coast tour brings us to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. We’ll take you first to the “hidden” waterfall of Gljufrabui, which cascades into a concealed cave that many visitors miss altogether. It’s an extraordinary feeling to be so close to a waterfall like this. The waterfalls here are all fuelled by Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano whose last great eruption put a stop to air traffic for weeks in 2010, making Iceland famous all over the world. A few minutes away lies Seljalandsfoss itself, a much larger waterfall that gracefully plunges from a 60-meter high cliff-face into a deep pool. Seljalandsfoss has been featured in many films and music videos, including one for Justin Bieber.
A little further around the other side of Eyjafjallajokull, we come to another set of “secret waterfalls”, where Irafoss and Arjanurfoss tumble their way down the rocky cliffs. If missed by most, we’ll make sure that you see them. Beyond lies Skogafoss, which rivals Gullfoss as the most famous waterfall in the country now. Probably one of the most recognized waterfalls in the world, Skogafoss is a sensational sight at any time of year. It has been seen in “Game of Thrones”, several Hollywood films, and many music videos too. Skogafoss faces directly south, which means that there’s a great chance to see rainbows arching over the 60-meter-high cascade. It’s possible to climb some stairs right up to the top to see the Skoga river fall into the plunge pool and then make its way out to the sea.
Close to Skogafoss lies Solheimajokull, the “Sun’s Home Glacier”. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in the country, part of the mighty Myrdalsjokull ice cap and the Katla Global Geopark. We’ll take you up close to one of the glacier tongues for a good look from a viewing platform.
The last stop on this second day of our tour is the fabulous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Here dark volcanic sands stretch for miles, with powerful Atlantic waves crashing into the Reynisdrangar, a collection of brooding rock formations that lie just out to sea. There’s also an astonishing cliffside stack of basalt columns resembling a church organ that has to be seen to be believed. The stone arches of Dyrholaey can also be seen far out to sea. Watch your step as you explore and take pictures – the waves are often faster and stronger than you think!
Overnight in the countryside hotel in the south
Following on Route 1 and head east, leading towards Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier which contains dozens of active volcanoes and mountains in Europe’s largest National Park. The Vatnajökull glacier or “Water Glacier” in English is so immense that it generates many smaller glaciers. One of these keeps the world-famous “Glacier Lagoon” at Jökulsárlón flowing with ice from its mouth. Here you can watch enormous icebergs slowly afloat to sea, which may be accompanied by a few seals for a ride!
Now we come to the highlight of your South Coast adventure – the Diamond Beach, and the Glacier Lagoon at Jokulsarlon. This beach is constantly being shaped by the wind and icebergs; all of the colorful little pieces of ice slowly melting away into black sand, creating mesmerizing shapes. The Diamond Beach gets its name from the diamonds-like glittering glints on this black sand Atlantic beach. The eye-catching slivers and chunks of ice of all shapes and sizes will astound you and offer fantastic photo opportunities. This is the perfect location to pop up the question.
The Horn area is below Vestra-Horn, a 454-meter-high mountain, and it is an interesting geological site composed of un-stratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. East of the mountain is a strange-shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn that stretches out to sea. Seals also tend to hang out on the stretch of sand, so if you’re lucky, you can also catch a picture of a lazing seal.
During the Second World War, the Horn area became a base for the British army, and later a NATO radar station was set up at Stokksnes, south of Horn. At Stokksnes, you can feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean as the waves hit the rocky shore with massive force.
The Eastfjords are next, where there are more sheep than people and few, tiny villages. As we drive along the stunningly beautiful stretches of road, you’ll see just a few farms.
We have time for some photo ops at Hvalnes, and then we’ll stop in Djúpivogur, which has more than five centuries of history as a port.
We’ll then head to the town of Egilsstaðir for the night. It’s one of Iceland’s busiest towns, located next to one of its most beautiful natural lakes-Lagarfljót. Local legend tells of a giant “worm” like the Loch Ness monster lurking in the depths, so keep an eye out! You can enjoy wonderful walks around the lake, with views including this intriguing abandoned house near the Lake House Hotel.
Overnight in the Egilsstaðir area.
On day 4 of this tour, you will be delighted by Stuðlagil Canyon, a gushing glacial river canyon that is lined with twisting basalt columns and all sorts of different shapes.
Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The spectacular spectacle attracts hundreds of tourists every day. Milky Glacial water falls from more than 40 meters, crashing into the colossal Dettifoss canyon, fed by Vatnajökull. We’ll also show you Selfoss, a gentler waterfall near Akureyri.
Before we get to Lake Mývatn, you’ll want to see the extraordinary Hverir. It really does feel like you’re on another planet as you walk over fizzing fumaroles and hissing hot pots of boiling mud!
Take a walkover to Dimmuborgir (Dark Cities), where you can go among the extraordinary lava formations and jagged volcanic rocks. Some say that trolls were here!
There will be a quick photo stop at Grjótagjá, a geothermal pool featured in a “Game of Thrones” episode. In the Game of Thrones episode “North of the Wall”, Jon Snow and his crew stop at Grjótagjá to have a meal and to take a break from their journey.
Mývatn is one of Iceland’s largest lakes and home to thousands of migrating birds in the summer. You’ll enjoy fantastic views of lava fields and volcanic craters as far as the eye can see.
We will end our fourth day with a visit to Godafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods”. It is where Iceland’s religious leaders threw away their Pagan idols and committed to Christianity.
We’ll spend the night in Akureyri, Iceland’s “second city”, which offers fabulous views of Eyjafjörður, one of the longest fjords in the country. Akureyri is full of character, with the main street packed with cool cafes, restaurants, art galleries, and funky design stores. Even the traffic lights are unique, with heart-shaped red lights! The city skyline is dominated by a spectacular cathedral, and there’s a beautiful Botanical Gardens to enjoy too.
Overnight in Akureyri
Your first stop should be Hvítserkur (White Shirt). This 15-meter tall sea stack looks like a gigantic rock dragon drinking from the sea, frozen in time. Its name gets its origin from the seabirds that reside here and leave white patches as they fly around.
Vidalur River is famous for its salmon, and it flows north. The spot at which the river has to overcome a waterfall is today referred to as Kolufoss Waterfall. Kolufoss itself is not an extremely popular location, but the combination of the mighty water tumbling into a narrow gorge makes for a breathtaking sight. Kolugljufur Canyon is one kilometer in length, up to 60 meters wide, and 40 meters deep. There are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and amazing vegetation that you can easily explore for as long as you want!
Like many significant natural attractions in Iceland, Kolugljufur Gorge is also closely connected with local folklore, and a story explains the canyon’s creation. According to a legend, a giantess named Kola lived in the canyon, she hunted salmons, cooked them, and her daily actions shaped the gorge.
Overnight in the Borgarness Area
The Silver Circle tour takes you deep into Borgarfjordur and the heartland of the Icelandic Sagas, where the untamed landscapes and striking scenery of West Iceland help to bring Viking history to life. Marvelous waterfalls, dramatic lava fields, spectacular lava caves, boiling hot springs, and medieval Icelandic heritage are all on your itinerary today. We start with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Reykjavik and then the tour takes a scenic route from Reykjavik past Mount Esja and then by tunnel deep under Hvalfjordur into West Iceland. We’ll stop in Borgarnes for a few minutes for refreshments and to enjoy the tremendous views across Borgarfjordur.
The next stage of the tour takes us away from the busy Ring Road into rich farmland and across glacial rivers as they rush down from Langjokull, the second-biggest glacier in the country.
Your first stop will be at Bifrost – a place that you might have heard about when reading stories about Norse Mythology. Here, aside from the mythical border between human and god´s world, you will find a tiny, but charming waterfall called Glanni. Located on the Nordura River, multiple tiers fall down across old lava fields called the Grabrokarhraun. In fact, you can also enjoy the view over 3 volcanic craters called Grabrok, that rise above these fields.
Our next stop is a visit to Deildartunguhver, famed as the most powerful hot springs in Europe. It produces more than 180 liters of boiling hot water per second! You can feel the fierce power of Mother Nature as you walk safely on boardwalks through billowing clouds of steam around the bubbling hot springs, or just see them from the viewing platform.
Next Snorralaug (Snorri’s Pool) is a smaller hot spring found just a few minutes away in Reykholt, where local people have bathed since the 12th century. This pool was first mentioned in the medieval writings of Snorri Sturluson, a famous Icelandic poet, and chieftain, who used to live and bathe here too. Snorralaug is now a protected archaeological site.
There will be time to take pictures of the beautiful old timber church here, which dates back to the 19th century. You can take a look inside, where a viewing glass to a medieval smithy cistern can be seen.
Next, we will see the great Hraunfossar, a stunning series of waterfalls formed by several rivers running a distance of about 900m across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, created a thousand years ago by a volcano erupting under the nearby Langjokull glacier.
Hraunfossar translates as the “Lava Waterfalls”, but nowadays it’s clear glacial meltwater that tumbles down into the Hvita (White) river below to provide one of the most breathtaking views in the country.
A short walk through the many viewing points and platforms here brings us to another beautiful waterfall, but this is one with a tragic tale to tell. This is Barnafoss, or “the waterfall of the children”. The sad story here is that there used to be a natural stone bridge over these ferociously powerful falls, and one day two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths when they were trying to cross the river. The grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed so that no others would ever suffer the same fate.
The highlight of the tour is a trip to the magnificent Vidgelmir Lava Cave. Nearly 1600 meters long, the cave takes you deep inside a lava flow, filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, fascinating ice and lava formations, and multi-colored rocks.
This 90-minute-long expedition into the most extensive lava caves in the country will amaze you, giving you a real sense of the power and scale of these volcanic eruptions, all in the expert hands of knowledgeable guides who will tell you much more about the geological features here.
After nearly 2 hours spent deep below the surface of the Earth, we will end our tour in the woodland oasis of Husafell.
Husafell is a magical place to unwind after a day of wonder, with birch tree woodlands, waterfalls, rugged lava fields, crystal-clear water springs, medieval remains, and much more to see.
The fairytale setting of Husafell has been home to many artists, and the modern-day sculptor Pall Gudmundsson now makes interesting faces and even rock harps, which he cuts out of local stones. The Husafell Stone can also be found here, a legendary lifting stone that has been used to test the strength of the locals and in international competitions too.
Overnight in the Borgarness Area
Your last day of this tour will take you to the West of the island. The beauty of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. We often refer to this as Iceland in miniature.
Our first stop of the day is at Berserkjahraun Lava fields. This moss-covered lava field is the remnant of an eruption from the nearby Bjarnarhafnafjall mountain over 4000 years ago. The scale of the lava fields really attests to the power and influence of volcanoes on the Icelandic landscape.
Mount Kirkjufell or “the church mountain” in English, is perhaps the most photographed mountain in Iceland. This 463 meters mass looms over the nearby fishing village of Grunðarfjörður. Its distinct arrowhead shape has indulged both professional and amateur photographers for years. You might have seen a classic photograph of Kirkjufell mountain with the northern lights shimmering above. Probably, it even gains more attention from the world, since it featured as the Arrowhead mountain in one of the later seasons of the TV show “Game of Thrones”.The mountain was part of the scenes north of the wall’ when Jon Snow, The Hound, and Jorah Mormont seek to capture an undead wight.
You probably can see the Mountain Kirkjufell from the distance, don’t forget there is another beauty just nearby, the waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. The iconic vista of Kirkjufell is taken from this location and features the falls in the foreground which really sells the scale of the looming mountain in the background.
Snæfellsnesjökull National Park is a protected wilderness area encircling Snæfellsjökull glacier. On a clear day, we can see Snæfellsjökull from the Reykjavík area. On this tour, you will get inside this area and experience it with your naked eyes.
Djúpalónssandur is a black sand beach and one of the most famous in Iceland. in Iceland. Travelers often refer to it as the black sand beach of the West. The beach is encircled by cliffs and rock formations, and visitors can walk along these cliffs to view the beach from all angles. Two of the stranger rock formations here are believed to be frozen trolls. A challenge can be found here for the more competitive visitors. Back in the day, the locals used the stones on the beach to test their strength, if a man could manage to lift the 54kg stone, the minimum requirement, he can then secure a slot on the boat.
Lóndrangur is a basalt rock formation, the formation reaching 75m and 61m respectively. These pinnacles are the remains of an ancient crater that has long since been eroded by the sea. They serve as both a stunning view from all angles as well as home to various nesting bird species.
The beautiful village of Arnarstapi is the final stop of the day. This beautiful location is shadowed by mountains to the north and wave-battered cliffs to the south. Once a very important fishing and trade hub for the region, the area’s economy now is strongly dependent upon tourism and services.
It is a real pleasure to walk along the cliff edge and spot the nesting seabirds below. A famous photo stop is the Arnarstapi bridge, Eystrigjá. After the stop at Arnarstapi, we begin the long journey back to Reykjavík, you can now sit back and enjoy the scenery along the way and your guide will take you back to the designated locations.
Warm, water, and windproof clothing are always useful in Iceland.
Good sturdy shoes.
All tickets are e-tickets so there is no need to print them out.
There is no food included on this tour but we will make stops where you are able to purchase food
Max. Passengers who can join this tour are 18
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Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick-up location
Tour is operated under all weather conditions: please bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes
The duration of the tour is 7 days and 6 nights
The estimated arrival time in Reykjavík on Day 7 is between 19 and 19:30
If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement is mandatory
Hiking boots are recommended (mandatory for glacier hikes)
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 the required shoes. If you do not own proper footwear (solid shoes reaching above your ankle) you can rent them during the booking process
1N2D | South Coast, Glacier hike, Glacier Lagoon
2 Nights 3 Days weekend trip to Iceland with an afternoon arrival
Two days tour covering Golden Circle and South Coast
Iceland Highlights Travel Agency
Úlfarsbraut 113, Reykjavík
Phone: +354 7876330