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Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik - Golden Circle - South Coast
After a morning Reykjavik pickup, explore the famous Golden Circle, including the historical UNESCO-listed site of Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD.

Next, visit Geysir hot springs and magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, and continue to the beautiful south coast. Stop at the scenic Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls, and finally, the unique black sand beach of  Reynisfjara with Reynisdrangar peaks and basalt column cave.

Afterwards, make your way to a your accommodation for the night, a country hotel in Vik area.

Day 2: Vik - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - Hofn
Travel along the south coast towards Skaftafell and Vatnajokull National Park. In Skaftafell, take a short glacier hike on one of the Vatnajokull outlet glaciers led by a skilled glacier guide. Then, drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, home to floating icebergs and occasional seals. Nearby is a black sand crystal beach usually filled with clear icebergs.

Spend the evening and overnight in the town of Hofn.

Day 3: Höfn - Egilsstadir - Hengifoss area
Start with a scenic drive along the coastline of the eastern fjords to Egilsstadir. Here, enjoy a short hike to the 419-feet (128-meter) Hengifoss waterfall, which gushes into a beautiful gorge.

Afterward, check in at a cozy country hotel for the night.

Day 4: Hengifoss area - Lake Myvatn - Akureyri
Stop at the stunning Dettifoss waterfall and then head to the Lake Myvatn area. Explore the volcanic Namaskard geothermal area to see its mud pools and visit Myvatn Nature Baths, where you have the opportunity to bathe in the hot spring pools or stroll around the area. The entrance fee to the baths is not included but can be added as an extra.

Call at Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir to explore on foot, and drive toward Akureyri with a stop on route at Godafoss waterfall. Tonight, stay in a country hotel nearby Akureyri.

Day 5: Akureyri - Eyjafjordur - West Iceland area (B)
Explore the town of Akureyri and then take a 3-hour whale watching cruise in Eyjafjordur, looking for humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins, and trying some optional sea angling.

Then, travel along the Trollaskagi peninsula and visit the quaint village of Siglufjorður before continuing to west Iceland for overnight.

Day 6: West Iceland area - Deildartunguhver - Reykholt - Reykjavik
Today, explore west Iceland, voted one of the best destinations for 2016 by Lonely Planet. Stop at Deildartunguhver and the Barnafoss waterfall and pause to see Hraunfossar, where the falls flow from beneath the lava field.

Your final stop is at the historic site of Reykholt before you return to Reykjavik, where your tour concludes.

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Overview
Take the full circle road around Iceland to see its top attractions on this 6-day tour from Reykjavik. Check out the Golden Circle, view the south coast’s black sands and basalt cliffs; explore the eastern fjords, Akureyri, and Lake Myvatn; and enjoy adventures including a glacier walk at Skaftafell, hiking, and a whale watching cruise. Limited to a maximum of 15 people, the tour includes five nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, air-conditioned transport, and more.
Highlights
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Excellent value for money
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
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Reviewed 6 days ago
I saw heaven

Our tour guide, Hjalti Bjordsson, was the best. He made the adventure so personal, educational and fun. We had a 'family' for a week and it was a joyous time. The 6 day tour was just the right amount of time. I am not a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely wonderful! Loved our trip!

I understand why the 6 day tour around Iceland got such great reviews. My husband, our two teenage children, and I just got back from our trip to Iceland. We spent a couple of days in Reykjavik and then did the 6 day tour. Visiting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing 6 days

What an absolutely fantastic 6 days! Our pick up was from our hostel and we were taken to a service stop to get an overview of the week, meet everyone and get introduced to our guide. Every day was jam packed with new adventures and...More

1  Thank Emma H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
6 most wonderful days!

I did the „Six days around Iceland“ tour in a small group of 16 people in the middle of July and we had a really fantastic week. The itinerary is packed but very well planned and we did see lots of highlights every single day....More

Thank Val3012
Reviewed 10 July 2018
6 DAY TOUR FULL OF AMAZING MEMORIES!!

This tour was amazing. I exceeded my expectations and I got to see so much of Iceland and it's hard to believe that there is still so much more to see in Iceland. Our tour guide Hjalti Björnsson was a great guide. He was very...More

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