8 Day Escorted Ultimate Iceland Tour with Blue Lagoon – 10 Nights
- Return Flights
- 4 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik
- 6 Night 3* Bed & Breakfast in a Countryside Hotel
- Return Airport Transfers
- 8 Day Escorted Ultimate Iceland Tour with Blue Lagoon Small Group Tour
- Glacier Hiking on Vatnajökull Glacier
- Hike at Egilsstaðir
- Whale Watching at Dalvík
- Bathing at Vök Baths (optional)
- Landmannalaugar facility fees
- Geothermal Bathing in Landmannalaugar (June - October)
- Snowmobiling on Langjokull (November - May)
- See Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík Village, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull Europe’s largest glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, The Diamond Beach, The Golden Circle; Þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss, Djúpalónssandur Beach, Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Mt. Kirkjufell, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Landmannalaugar (Jun-Oct), Eastfjords, Dettifoss Waterfall, Mývatn, Akureyri, Dalvík & Deildartunguhver Hot Spring.
On arrival at Keflavik International airport, you will meet our representatives and they will transfer you to your hotel in the Capital Reykjavik. Your 3* Hotel will be within easy reach of the cities attractions and have facilities like Satellite TV. All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom and breakfast is served each morning.
The following day we visit Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most famous tourist attractions and considered by many to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as well as an unmissable part of one´s visit to Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon offers lava and moss filled scenery, state of the art facilities, a unique atmosphere and silica masks that make your skin extra firm, yet incredibly soft! Included in this combo is the Blue Lagoon Comfort Package where you receive entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel, and a drink of your choice.
After couple of hours and an amazing warm soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, you head back to Reykjavik on one of our new and comfortable coaches, offering you free Wi-Fi.
The following morning, after breakfast our guides will pick you up for your 3 Day Escorted Guided Tour of the Golden Circle and South Coast. Our first stop is the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was the historic location of the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi. Established in 930ce., this is the oldest continuously operated Parliament in the world, situated in one of the most geologically fascinating places as Thingvellir is home to a rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates and an incredible landscape.
Next, you’ll visit the geothermal Geysir Geothermal Area. Geysir was once a magnificent geyser that lent its name to the English word geyser. Though now dormant, its neighbour Strokkur bursts with scalding water up to 25 meters high every few minutes.
Our final stop is Gullfoss or the Golden Falls, which is the most-visited waterfall in Iceland. The powerful Hvita River roar down the two-tiered cliffs into the canyon below. After the Golden Circle, we head southward and on a clear day, we’ll get great views of Mount Hekla on the way to Seljalandsfoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. You can walk behind these graceful falls to enjoy the view from both sides so make sure you bring your rain coat.
We then reach the alluring Reynisfjara black sand beach, this mystical basalt wonderland is one of these places that you will remember a lifetime. The Reynisdrangar basalt stacks in the ocean, the strong waves, the lava cave carved into a tuff mountain and the volcanic ash sand beach are simply stunning.
Your hotel for the night will be Hotel Geirland, close to the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. All the rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities and mountain views. The main building has a restaurant, a bar with TV and free Wi-Fi. Some of the hotels cosy rooms are set in individual cottages in the garden.
After joining the group for breakfast it is time to check out of this hotel and get a going because the next adventure is waiting for you.
After breakfast we continue to head East and into the Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Parks. Iceland has three national parks: Þingvellir, Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull – on this tour you will see them all. You will see some amazing sights such as Iceland’s highest peak Hvannadalshnúkur, the alluring Svínafellsjökull and Falljökull outlet glaciers and the extraordinary Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
We will hike on one of the two outlets from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, led by a certified glacier guide that will be with you every step of the way on the exciting experience. Equipped with all the necessary glacier equipment the journey starts and these glacier tongues are amazing places, with crevasses, moulins that can drill down to the base of the glacier and a plethora of amazing vistas for you to explore.
After the hike, we enjoy the vista of a glacier lagoon. The multi-colored icebergs float quietly in the enormous lagoon and you can easily walk around its beach to enjoy it from different points of view. The icebergs break off from the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and drop into the lagoon where they then melt and some end up on the black volcanic sand beach called Breiðarmerkursandur. When the icebergs then sit there, bathing in the sun the look of them is like glistening diamond and that is why the beach is often called the Diamond Beach.
In the evening, we spend the night in comfortable accommodation in Höfn, a very pleasant coastal town and the lobster capital of Iceland.
With the new day we head into the Eastfjords and Vatnajökull dominates the truly spectacular scenery. The roads starts to twist and turn and the mountains get closer and steeper as the travel takes you into the Eastfjords and Egilsstaðir. It is often called the capital of the East but many find the smaller villages to host the strongest charm and so the along the way the way we stop off at Djúpivogur, a small and remote fishing village. The North Atlantic waves wash over the black sandy beach and a rich birdlife thrives in the area.
We will finish the day by soaking in geothermal Vök Baths surrounded by the amazing scenery of Lake Urriðavatn, they are the only floating infinity pools in Iceland. The hot baths are an optional extra and we will be spend the evening in a charming hotel in Egilsstaðir.
The next morning, after breakfast we head out the Reindeer Kingdom in the East and into the Icelandic Horse Paradise in the North. We drive from the charming Egilsstaðir to Stuðlagil Canyon, one of the world’s most enchanting basalt rock formations and head to the most moon-like landscapes you’ll ever see towards Möðrudalur, the highest located farm in Iceland and the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with an awe-inspiring flow rate from the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum that feeds the waterfall and the origin of the water is in the Vatnajökull glacier.
Next, we head to the surreal Námaskarð geothermal area, filled with colourful mud pools and fumaroles wafting clouds of steam and hot gases, we make a stop at Lake Mývatn. We continue to Hverafjall, a volcanic crater that formed in an eruption 2500 years ago. We will also visit the Dimmuborgir lava formations, known as the ‘dark cities’. Dimmuborgir was formed when the roof of a giant lava tube collapsed. The feeling of standing in Dimmuborgir is like no other and many talk about the experience as one of the most eye-opening ones in Iceland. We continue our drive around picturesque Lake Mývatn on the way to Akureyri, making a stop at the stunningly beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall known as the waterfall of the gods. We will stay at a country hotel in Akureyri, the second-largest city in Iceland.
After a night spent in the beautiful Akureyri, the capital of the North our first stop of the day is Dalvík, which is home to the most amazing Whale Watching Tours, known as the place with the greatest success rate and the place to see the most variety in marine life! Humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises are the most common seen but if you get really lucky you could see the majestic Blue Whales that visit these waters.
The road then takes us along the Troll Peninsula and you will see the farm life and little villages along the route, one of them being the vibrant Siglufjörður. There we will make a stop and get to know this important place in Icelandic history. In the early part of the twentieth century, this village was known as the herring fishing capital of the Atlantic. After a photogenic stop in the Sail Fjord, Siglufjörður we travel onwards through Skagafjörður and Húnavatnassýsla both known for their endless fields of colourful Icelandic horses. Your accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel in Laugarbakki.
Today our first stop is quite unusual for most travellers, the lesser known but completely miraculous Grábrók Volcanic Crater. The hike to the top to look into the crater is a short one and well worth it as both the trail and the final view are like something from a movie.
The next stop on the road shows a completely different side to the power of Icelandic nature, after the volcanic power there is the geothermal and we visit Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver. This rainbow coloured hot spring provides over 90% of the hot water utilized in the area.
We are then heading towards Hraunfossar waterfalls where ice cold glacial water drips at a rapid speed down in a cascade forming the most awe-inspiring sight. The sister fall to Hraunfossar is the wonderful Barnafoss waterfall known for its intensely blue colours and pitch black lava pathway.
The final stop of the day is at Smoky Hill or Reykholt and after a day of wonders, you are driven through the very pleasant Borgarfjörður countryside to your hotel in Borgarnes.
After breakfast we will set out to explore the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula which has earned the nickname “miniature Iceland” for a very good reason. The scenery is incredibly diverse and Snæfellsnes has a stunning, glacier-capped volcano surrounded by rough lava fields. Some of Iceland’s most dramatic rocky beaches and sea stacks, along with one of the largest seal colonies.
We will continue our drive through the peaceful countryside. Breathtaking mountains and ocean views will surround us the entire way. We will stop at two lovely coastal fishing villages, Arnarstapi and Hellnar. These two remarkable sites are very close to each other. A beautiful natural harbour, columnar rock formations, arch rocks, and basalt caves await our exploration. We will visit a cosy café where you will be given the chance to enjoy lunch with a stunning view of the coast.
Next, we head into Snæfellsnes National Park. We will have the chance to go for a short hike through the moss-covered landscape and admire the views of the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over us.
One of the oddest natural attractions on the peninsula can be seen from miles away. The strange, giant Lóndrangar sea stacks dominate the landscape even from a distance and look like a dark castle. Our next stop is the dramatic Djúpalónssandur beach. This stunning black sand beach stretches between cliffs and marvellous lava formations.
On our way back to Reykjavík, our next stop will be at Kirkjufell, the famous Church Mountain. It is, without doubt, one of Iceland’s most iconic landmarks. The symmetrical mountain with its picturesque waterfalls in the foreground looks like the perfectly idyllic postcard picture. As we leave the peninsula behind, we return to Reykjavík to drop you off at your hotel in the capital area.
Our last day depends on the time of year you are vistiting. From June to October, we will take you on the Landmannalaugar Super Jeep Tour in the Central Highlands of Iceland. From November to May, we will go on a snowmobiling tour on Langjokull Glacier.
During the summer, we will take off from Reykjavík along the South Coast but this time, we are going straight into the highlands! This region is definitely off the beaten path.
Past farmlands and the volcano Hekla we make our way off the Ring Road and into the wild, where variations of flora and fauna vary in incredible ways. We will drive to the vicinity of a lava field formed during a volcanic eruption in the year 2000 eruption. From this mountaintop, you will have the chance to explore as far as the eye can see, with glaciers, volcanoes and untamed nature all around. The Landmannalaugar area is often called a geothermal paradise and its mountains are without equal. Remember to bring a bathing suit as right under the banks of the lava field that sits in the centre of the area you will find the most alluring hot baths where you can soak in natural hot waters.
During the winter, we will pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik with a Super Jeep! We’ll head towards Langjokull Glacier Base Camp, where you’ll be provided all the necessary snowmobiling equipment: helmet, balaclava, and an overall suit. Then your certified snowmobile guide will show you how to operate a snowmobile.
Langjokull Glacier in the Icelandic Highlands is the second-largest glacier in Iceland. Translated from Icelandic it means “the long glacier.” Loved by locals and travellers alike, the glacier is surrounded by breath taking panoramic views. Your ride will last for about an hour and you’ll be able to witness the stunning wonderland of Langjokull in winter.
At the end of the day, we will drive you back to Reykjavík and drop you off at your hotel around 9 p.m for your final night before your flight back to the UK next day.
Prices are based on 2 sharing and are based on London departures but we can offer this tour from the regional airports that serve Iceland. We can also offer this deal staying in your hotel of choice and upgrade to a 4* or we can offer apartments if you prefer. Please enquire.