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If you're looking for a fast but full visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. Its got tons of main highlights whale-watching tours, visiting glacier lagoons, and taking glacier hikes as well as plenty of hidden gems that you wont find anywhere else in the world. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet.


Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145006
Starts: Reykjavik, Iceland Finishes: Reykjavik, Iceland
You will Visit
  • Reykjavík

Itinerary

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Day 1: Reykjavík

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Reykjavík/Akureyri (1B)

Explore the town in the afternoon before an included whale watching tour in the evening. Eyjafjörður is a scenic spot to enjoy the local wildlife and small villages in the area.

Included Activities:
Whale Watching from Dalvik

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 3: Akureyri/Borgarfjörður (1B)

Head to Mývatn Lake, stopping en route at Goðafoss Waterfall. In Mývatn, explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð.

Visit Dettifoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe.

Reach Borgarfjörður in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse.

Included Activities:
Godafoss Waterfall Visit
Myvatn Geothermal Lake Visit
Dimmuborgir Lava Fields Visit
Námaskarð Visit
Dettifoss Waterfall Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 4: Borgarfjörður/Höfn (1B)

Höfn is known as the lobster capital of Iceland, so include a sample of this delicacy in your plans.

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 5: Höfn/Vík í Mýrdal (1B)

Marvel at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, with a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. The massive icebergs floating towards shore tower over visitors. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat.

Continue on to Skaftafell National Park and enjoy an included glacier hike before continuing on in the evening to the small town of Vík.

Included Activities:
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Visit
Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 6: Vík í Mýrdal/Reykjavík (1B)

Just outside of Vík, visit Reynisfjara Beach. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos.

Continue to travel along the Golden Circle to Drumbo. Stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall for the opportunity to walk behind the large falls.

Stop at Skógafoss Waterfall. Explore the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park.

Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening for a final night in the bustling capital.

Included Activities:
Reynisfjara Beach
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit
Skógafoss Waterfall Visit
Gullfoss Waterfall Visit
Geysir Visit
Thingvellir National Park Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 7: Reykjavík (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Akureyri whale watching tour
    • Goðafoss Waterfall visit
    • Mývatn Lake visit
    • Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops
    • Dettifoss Waterfall visit
    • Local guesthouse stay (Borgarfjörður)
    • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon visit
    • Glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park
    • Reynisfjara Beach
    • Stops including: Skógafoss Waterfall, and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (5 nights), local guesthouse (1 night)
    • 6 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private minivan/bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Sleep in a local guesthouse in the eastern fjords region
  • Marvel at the largest ice cap in Europe
  • Gape at the Jkulsrln Glacier Lagoon with seals floating on icebergs
  • Photograph black-sand beaches and gushing waterfalls around this island nation