Experience Iceland’s natural treasures and explore this fascinating country in depth on this full circle itinerary. Travel at a relaxed pace through varied landscapes and get to know all of the main areas of interest whilst having enough time to venture a little off-the-beaten track to places not typically visited. Enjoy breathtaking natural wonders, experience summer’s glorious midnight sun and discover a rich and captivating cultural heritage.
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Visit the impressive Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area, home to the famous Strokkur geyser, and explore Thingvellir National Park. (B) (210km)
Travel through the area where the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010 and visit Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, stop to search for puffins at Dyrholaey and stroll along the black beach in Vik. (B) (285km)
Explore Skaftafell National Park. Enjoy a glacier walk or spend the day hiking to the numerous attractions in the park. (B) (50km)
Drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and take an optional boat tour amongst the icebergs. Continue to Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull and onwards to the town of Egilsstadir. (B) (385km)
Cross the highland mountain pass, Modrudalsoraefi and stop for homemade waffles at the mountain café Fjalladyrd. Enjoy the surrounding vista before continuing to Iceland’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. (B) (165km)
Explore Myvatn, an area known for its spectacular geology, geothermal heat and the large number of ducks nesting by the lake. Discover pseudo craters at Skutustadir, lava formations at Dimmuborgir and enjoy a soak in the Myvatn Nature Baths. (B) (80km)
Option 1: This morning explore Husavik, known as the capital of whale watching. Book an excursion by an electric boat and enjoy the silence so you can hear the whales as they come to the surface. Located so close to the Arctic Circle, there are usually hundreds of whales in the fjord during summer. Perhaps visit the whale museum located at the harbour too, but an absolute must in Husavik is to relax in the soothing geothermal heated infinity pools at Geosea, with amazing views over the fjord. In the afternoon drive to Hvammstangi area with a stop in Akureyri, Iceland's second city. (276km)
Option 2: This morning explore Husavik, known as the capital of whale watching. Book an excursion by an electric boat and enjoy the silence so you can hear the whales as they come to the surface. Located so close to the Arctic Circle, there are usually hundreds of whales in the fjord during summer. Perhaps visit the whale museum located at the harbour too, but an absolute must in Husavik is to relax in the soothing geothermal heated infinity pools at Geosea, with amazing views over the fjord. In the afternoon drive to Godafoss waterfall and onwards to Akureyri, Iceland's second city. (145km)
Drive through fishing town’s Dalvik and Olafsfjordur, then through the new tunnel to Siglufjordur. Continue around the peninsula and on to the small town of Hofsos for a dip in the local pool. (B) (175km)
Head to Snaefellsnes Peninsula and cross the Laxardalsheidi heath to the Haukadalur valley to visit a replica of a Viking farm. (B) (260km)
Hike along the coast from Arnarstapi to Hellnar, stop for a break at the friendly coffee house Fjoruhusid and drive around the tip of the peninsula. (B) (175km)
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This really was hands down the best trip we've ever had - no exaggeration! What a fantastic, beautiful country, and the organization with all your tips was perfect. We loved the Laxa Hotel, as it offered the 24-hour wake up call; they woke us after midnight and we spent an hour and a half outside in absolute awe at the most spectacular display of the northern lights! It was beautiful beyond words. We thoroughly enjoyed all the waterfalls and geysers, the black beaches, the ice lagoon, the herring museum abd shark museums, and even saw humpback whales. Thank you a million times, we had the most AMAZING and wonderful vacation.