8 Days Around Iceland Tour with Glacier Hike, Super Jeep Ice Cave Trip & Whale Watching – 9 Nights

from £2,249.00
  • Return Flights
  • 2 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik
  • 7 Night 3* Bed & Breakfast in a Countryside Hotel
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Small Group Experience
  • Ice Cave Tour incl. Safety Equipment
  • Glacier Hike incl. Safety Equipment
  • Hauganes Whale Watching Tour
  • Vok Geothermal Baths
  • Vidgelmir Lava Cave
  • 8 Days Around Iceland Tour 
  • See the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Skaftafell, Dyrhólaey Peninsula, Katla Volcano, Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Ice Cave Visit, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Lake Lagarfljót, Lake Mývatn, Námaskarð pass, Dimmuborgir, Dettifoss waterfall, Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon, Goðafoss Waterfall, Akureyri, the village of Hauganes, Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall, Grábrók Crater, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Gerðuberg, Ytri-Tunga Beach, Djúpalónssandur, Snæfellsjökull glacier, Kirkjufell, Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls

This 8-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mvatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head to West Iceland and Snfellsnes Peninsula and find some hidden gems and locations to experience, such as Kirkjufell mountain, lava pillars, a white beach and waterfalls.

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. After check-in the rest of the day is free for you to start discover beautiful Reykjavik.

After breakfast we head out on the famous Golden Circle route and Thingvellir National Park is the first stop of the day. Volcanic fields and mountains surrounded by snow will blow your mind. It is one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland. Thingvellir has an amazing cultural heritage as Iceland’s first parliament was founded there in the year 930 AD. To add even more uniqueness to the location, its geological features are truly amazing and exceptional. This is due to the exposed North American and Eurasian tectonic plate on the surface. The location is a UNESCO designated World Heritage site for these reasons. 

Haukadalur Geothermal Area will be your next stop on the Golden Circle route, where you will find hot springs. Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes, creating amazing photo opportunities. Another site is the famous Geysir, the original one that has named all geysers in the world. 

By the end of the Golden Circle, we will stop at the must see waterfall, Gullfoss. Water from the glacial river Hvítá rushes down two tiers of a 32 meters fall. The Golden Circle has gotten its name from Gullfoss, which translates to the Golden Waterfall.

We spend the night in a comfortable hotel in the Golden Circle with breakfast included and private bathroom

After breakfast you will be heading to the South Coast, towards the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a 65 meters drop. Moving on to another waterfall, Skógafoss, that is one of the largest falls in all of Iceland. We strongly recommend bringing or renting waterproof clothes, if you want to explore the falls a little closer.

Next we will visit Dyrhólaey. Known for its breath-taking vistas of Iceland's South Coast, the Dyrhólaey Peninsula is a remarkable 120-meter walkway that also houses a renowned lighthouse, abundant bird species, and a captivating rock arch bearing its name.

Next you will visit the amazing Reynisfjara, the famous Black Sand Beach. Surrounded by black basalt columns, it is one of the most popular Icelandic places to visit. From there you can see the rock formations Reynisdrangar. Also Dýrhólaey Peninsula rises gracefully from the ocean, providing an astonishing sight and shelter for birds like the razorbills.

Your final stop of the day is the amazing Katla Volcano Ice Cave tour. Jump into a Super jeep and explore the mighty Dragon Glass caves of ash and ice. To get there, you'll take a ride into the highlands on our 4x4 Super jeep as you admire the majestic mountains and fields of moss.

You will then head on to your accommodation close to the idyllic coastal town of Vík. You will stay in a comfortable hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom.

Your day will start with one of the most exciting & unique activities in the world – a Glacier Hike. Your guide will introduce you to one of our professional glacier guides, who will take you to the glacier.

You will put on crampons, ice axes, and other essential glacier equipment. Once you reach the glacier, you will be surrounded by the largest glacier in Europe. Expect to find another world while you are on the ice, while you will be exploring crevasses, moulins, and other natural phenomenas.

The next stop of the journey is the astonishing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

We will take you on an unforgettable Boat Ride Tour at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you will get a chance to get closer to the floating icebergs in the summer months.

There you can see large icebergs drifting calmly towards the ocean, following their path to Diamond Beach. The site got its name from the icebergs, that resemble crystals as they strand on the black sand.

You will spend the night in the Southeast area in a comfortable hotel in the South with breakfast included and private bathroom

You’ll spend your fourth day of the tour in the East Fjords of Iceland, where you can find amazing and rare wildlife. This is the only place in Iceland where wild Reindeers can be seen sometimes. These fjords present you high mountain ridges and the mighty Vatnajökull in the West. Icelandic history appears in the peaceful fishing villages you pass along the way, as fishing has always been a big part of Icelandic culture. 

Add an extra Horseback Riding or a relaxing experience at Vok Baths hot spring as an additional activity that day

You will travel along Lake Lagarfljót. Maybe you’ll spot the mythical worm-like creature said to live underwater. The night will be spent in a beautiful town in East-Iceland  in a comfortable hotel in the Eastfjords with breakfast included and private bathroom

After breakfast we set off and visit Stuðlagil Canyon view point. From the viewpoint that juts over the canyon, you can see the blue-green water and the basalt columns on the opposite side after just a 5-minute walk down 239 metal steps.

Lake Mývatn and its beautiful surroundings is the designated destination for Day 5. You will explore the geothermal region around the Lake. The area has many of the things that make Iceland so unique: Lava formations, mud pools and remarkable geological features. 

This day is packed with amazing sightseeing locations: Námaskarð pass, a high temperature geothermal area where the earth boils and gurgles; Dimmuborgir, a field of peculiar shaped lava pillars that rise from the earth; the majestic Dettifoss waterfall from the Prometheus movie opening scene, with a 100 meters wide and 44 meters high fall into the Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon, the phenomenal waterfall Goðafoss, important in Christian Icelandic history. 

We spend the night in Akureyri with breakfast included and private bathroom

Today you will explore the town of Akureyri and take in some final extra adventures. A short drive from Akureyri is the village of Hauganes, where you’ll hop on a whale-watching boat to see Humpback whales and more gentle giants found in the ocean. Hauganes has many things to offer and we recommend you take a walk around the town, it has a charming harbour and a beautiful black sand beach overlooking the ocean and the graceful tall mountains all around.

Last stop on Day 6 is Grábrók Crater, a shapely volcano crater that produced the moss-clad lava in its surrounds from an eruption two or three thousand years ago. Grábrók is situated only few minutes from your next rest stop. This is an excellent spot to see the Northern Lights if the sky is clear.

We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in West Iceland with breakfast included and private bathroom.

The magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the destination of the day, it welcomes you with its world of cliffs, mountains capes, unique wildlife and ancient fishing settlements. 

The first stop is at Gerðuberg, which is a cluster of hexagonal basalt columns. Next you will journey to Ytri-Tunga where you will find a white sand beach, a pretty rare sight in Iceland as you will know by now, most beaches in Iceland are black. This white beach at Ytri-Tunga is not only interesting for its white sand, but also for the fact that it is a seal colony, where you can sometimes see seals lounge on the rocks.

Now you will be heading to the beach of Djúpalónssandur, you have to walk through a maze of remarkable free standing lava pillars to get to the beach, unlike anything you have seen before. The mighty glacier of the West, Snæfellsjökull glacier will be keeping an eye on you from a distance. The magnificent lava cave Víðgelmir will be your next location, perfect for exploring the volcanic history of Iceland.

Of course, you cannot leave the Snæfellsnes Peninsula without seeing the iconic mountain Kirkjufell. This phenomenal mountain has proven to be one of Iceland’s most popular places to visit, it has also been featured in Game of Thrones as the “arrowhead mountain” located Beyond the Wall.

As the Professor Otto Lidenbrock from Jules Verne’s novel, you can add an extra this day when booking to venture into Víðgelmir lava cave. Do not worry, you won’t reach the centre of the Earth but you will follow a path of lava that was created thousands years ago.

At the end of the day you will end up back in the Borgarnes area for the night.

On this day you will have a chance to further explore West-Iceland. Your first stop will be Deildartunguhver, which is the most powerful hot spring in Europe and you can see the hot steam and boiling water bubbling from the ground. The surface around the hot spring has taken a red colour from the minerals and steam that surrounds it. 

Your next stop will be Reykholt, a location that holds a significant historical heritage as it was the home of Snorri Sturluson. Snorri made a big impact on Icelandic history as a poet, law-maker, scholar and is undeniably a significant character of the Middle-Ages. 

Next you will visit two very different but equally special waterfalls. Hraunfossar is a series of streams emerging through the dark lava fields, a very special and beautiful sight. Barnafoss on the other hand is a brightly coloured blue stream that speeds through a narrow ravine.

You will then head back to the capital of Reykjavik, where you’ll arrive around 5pm were you will check into your hotel for your last night before flying back to the UK the following day.

Price Includes;

  • Return Flights from London - Regional Airports Available
  • Hand Baggage
  • Return Airport Shuttle Transfers
  • 2 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik 
  • 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast in Countryside Hotels
  • Ice Cave Tour incl. Safety Equipment
  • Glacier Hike incl. Safety Equipment
  • Hauganes Whale Watching Tour
  • Vok Geothermal Baths (Local Charge Applies)
  • Vidgelmir Lava Cave (Local Charge Applies)
  • 8-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland
  • Free wi-fi on board

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