From  £1490
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Travel Iceland by coach
  • Explore Akureyri
  • Relax at the Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Walk through bizarre lava formations
  • See gigantic Icebergs floating in the blue waters
  • Stroll along black lava beaches
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Classic Iceland Circle Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £1490 per person

Unearth the island of Fire and Ice on this escorted tour around Iceland featuring weekly departures. From the quirky Icelandic capital Reykjavik travel by coach along the Iceland's ring road across the unspoiled Icelandic countryside. Visit Iceland's northernmost town Akureyri, wander through fascinating lava pillars at lake Myvatn, see floating icebergs at Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, stroll along black sandy beaches and uncover the natural beauties of the famous Golden Circle.

Please note: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities and day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Fly to Reykjavik, transfer by Flybus shuttle to the Icelandair Hotel Natura and check-in for one night.
DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO AKUREYRI
REYKJAVIK TO AKUREYRI
In the morning, depart the Icelandic capital Reykjavik by coach and head north-west passing the town of Borgarnes and the Grabrok volcano crater. In the afternoon, reach a small fishing village, visit its natural history & seal museum and stroll around the local harbour. En route to Akureyri, stop at a the characteristic turf church of Vidimyri - considered one of the most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. In the evening, reach Akureyri and check-in at the Icelandair Hotel Akureyri. (B)
DAY 3
LAKE MYVATN
LAKE MYVATN
Awake in Akureyri and start uncovering this charming town of 1700 inhabitants. Visit its botanical garden and enjoy a stunning panoramic view over Eyjafjordur fjord. After lunch, continue across volcanic North Iceland stopping at Godafoss - the waterfall of the Gods - and reach lake Myvatn area. Walk through bizarre lava formations, around pseudo craters and relax in warm mineral-rich waters at the Myvatn Nature Baths. Overnight at the Hotel Reynihlid* in Lake Myvatn area. (B)
 
*For departures from 02/09/2016 to 26/05/2017 the accommodation will be either at Hotel Reynihlid or Sel-Hotel Myvatn.
DAY 4
DIMMUBORGIR 'THE DARK CASTLES'
DIMMUBORGIR 'THE DARK CASTLES'
Today continue unearthing North Iceland. Travel to Dimmuborgir 'dark castles', and wander through fascinating lava labyrinth of basaltic pillars and lava sculptures. See bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras at the hot spring area of Namaskard, before heading Eastwards through inhabited highlands and moon-like surroundings. In the evening, check-in at the Icelandair Hotel Herad for an overnight stay.* (B)
 
*From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park
DAY 5
JOKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON
JOKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON
Passing by dramatic East fjords and tiny fishing villages continue driving south by coach and, on your way, stop to visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon, travel towards Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon - a natural wonderland where chunks of glacial ice tumble into the lake creating a visual spectacle of gigantic icebergs floating in the blue waters. Walk on its black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded and, depending on the season, embark on an optional boat trip through the lagoon. Continue travelling along the southern part of Vatnajokull glacier - Europe's biggest glacier - reaching Vatnajokull National Park. Overnight at the Hotel Kirkjubaejarklaustur. (B)
DAY 6
ICELAND SOUTH COAST
ICELAND SOUTH COAST
Enjoy a full-day coach tour to South Iceland, a lowland region of lush farmlands, striking waterfalls, sandy coastlines and quaint villages. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara, near the town of Vik, and see the 60-metres-high waterfall Skogafoss - one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Continue driving westwards to stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. On your way to the hotel, discover the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall and have a walk on the trail that goes behind the fall. Overnight at the Icelandair Hotel Fludir. (B)
DAY 7
GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE
Today start visiting Fridheimar - a geothermal-powered greenhouse - and learn more about how lcelanders harvest their vegetables. Continue unearthing the classical sights of South West Iceland known as the The Golden Circle - a collection of Iceland's most popular natural wonders and geological phenomena. See Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls that tumbles down a deep meandering gorge, and the nearby world-famous Geysir geothermal field, where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. The most active geyser, Strokkur, spouts water high into the air every 15 minutes. Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park, an area of exceptional beauty and the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world. In the late afternoon, arrive Reykjavik and take a short city tour of the world's northernmost capital. Overnight at the Icelandair Hotel Natura. (B)
DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1490 per person
(Single person supplement + £280)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes
  • 2 nights accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Natura with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Reynihlid with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Herad with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubaejarklaustur with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Fludir with breakfast 
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing tours with English-speaking guides

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

Price Notes

Single Supplement: £280
Itinerary Dates  
07 Oct 2016
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14 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016
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21 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
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28 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
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04 Nov 2016
04 Nov 2016
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11 Nov 2016
11 Nov 2016
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18 Nov 2016
18 Nov 2016
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25 Nov 2016
25 Nov 2016
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02 Dec 2016
02 Dec 2016
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09 Dec 2016
09 Dec 2016
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16 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016
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23 Dec 2016
06 Jan 2017
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13 Jan 2017
13 Jan 2017
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20 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017
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27 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017
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03 Feb 2017
03 Feb 2017
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10 Feb 2017
10 Feb 2017
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17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017
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24 Feb 2017
24 Feb 2017
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03 Mar 2017
03 Mar 2017
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10 Mar 2017
10 Mar 2017
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17 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017
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24 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017
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31 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017
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07 Apr 2017
07 Apr 2017
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14 Apr 2017
14 Apr 2017
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21 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017
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28 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017
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05 May 2017
05 May 2017
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12 May 2017
12 May 2017
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19 May 2017
19 May 2017
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26 May 2017
26 May 2017
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02 Jun 2017

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Akureyri
  3. Iceland, Lake Myvatn
  4. Iceland, Vatnajokull Glacier
  5. Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
  6. Iceland, Skogafoss waterfall
  7. Iceland, Strokkur
  8. Iceland, Gullfoss
  9. Iceland, Thingvellir National Park
  10. Iceland, Reykjavik

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