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Iceland The Grand Tour

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This two-week tour is perfect for adventurers. Follow the ring road circling the entire island and explore every corner of Iceland. Discover waterfalls, volcanoes, fjords, hot pools and glaciers. By the end, you’ll have no trouble understanding how the unique landscapes of Iceland inspired Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. 

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome To Iceland!

Your island adventure awaits…

• Arrive at Keflavik International Airport
• Pick up your rental car and head to Reykjavik
• Stop off at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa


Day 2: The Golden Circle

Tick off Iceland’s three hottest attractions…

• Head east to the Golden Circle
• Explore tectonic rifts, 100ft geysers and Gullfoss waterfall
​• Stay overnight in the region of Hella. 

Visited:
Golden Circle

Day 3: The South Coast

Experience the Iceland’s unique landscapes…
• Marvel at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
• Stop off at Vik village and see its black-sand beach
​• Drive across Myrdalssandur sand plains to your hotel. 

Visited:
Seljalandsfoss Vík

Day 4: Skaftafell National Park & Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Skirt Europe’s largest glacier…

• Drive along the edge of Vatnajokull glacier
• Walk up to Svartifoss waterfall or even to the glacier
​• Continue to Hofn, famous for its lobster soup!


Day 5: The Eastfjords

Choose soaring heights, or winding coast roads…

• Travel along the fjords and villages of the East
• Cross Öxi mountain pass or take the coastal route
• Discover Dalatangi, Iceland’s oldest lighthouse

Visited:
East

Day 6: The Geothermal North-East

Don’t miss the scattered stone trolls…

• Drive past sulphurous mud pools and steam vents
• Walk around pseudo-craters and through a lava maze
• Soak in the Green Lagoon

Visited:
Námaskarð Mývatn

Day 7: Jökulsargljufur National Park

Meet the gentle giants of the North Atlantic…

• Visit charming Husavik and meet the locals
• Take a whale-watching tour
• Hike through canyons or up to a waterfall 

Visited:
Husavik

Day 8: The Famous Godafoss Waterfall

Taste legendary Brynka ice cream in Akureyri…

• Stop off at the capital of the North, Akureyri
• Look out over Godafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods”
• Go horse-riding, or visit a museum of Icelandic life


Day 9: On to the Westfjords

Get up close and personal with Iceland’s wildlife…

• Visit the charming village of Hvammstangi
• Spot seals, puffins or eagles in the Westfjords
• Stay in the nature-rich region of Homavik

Visited:
Hvammstangi

Day 10:  The Westfjords: Off-The-Beaten-Track

Truly lose yourself for the day…

 Drive through endless fjords to Isafjordur
• Spot off for a kayaking excursion
• Take a guided walking tour of the town

Visited:
Westfjords

Day 11: Deeper into The Westfjords

Be careful, the drop is over 1,300 ft…

• Be captivated by the waterfall at Dynjandi
• Hike up the Latrabjarg cliffs for the views
• Keep an eye out for puffins, guillemots and gannets

Visited:
Westfjords

Day 12: Breidafjordur To Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Head south for more adventure…

• Catch a car ferry across the bay to Stykkisholmur
• Stop off at the picturesque island of Flatey
• See Scandinavian architecture and the water museum


Day 13: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

A day of wonder and natural beauty…

• Pass Iceland’s most famous mountain, Mt. Kirkjufell
• Stop at various charming villages along the way
• Discover the Snaefellsjokull glacier, Verne's inspiration

Visited:
Snæfellsnes

Day 14: Borgarfjordur and back to Reykjavik

Spend a day in buzzing Borgarfjordur…

• Relax in Deildatunguhver’s hot springs
• Learn about Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic author
• Take a guided tour to Langjökull glacier

Visited:
Borgafjordur

Day 15: Departure

It’s time to head home…

• Head back to Keflavik Airport in Reykjavik.
• Drop off your rental car and fly home

Visited:
Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon Reykjavik Golden Circle Seljalandsfoss Vík Skaftafell Jökulsárlón East Námaskarð Mývatn Husavik Goðafoss Akureyri Skagafjörður Hvammstangi Westfjords Breiðafjörður Flatey Stykkisholmur Snæfellsnes Borgafjordur

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,890 / 15 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax (price per person) 4 pax (price per person)
1st April 2019 to 30th April 2019 £1,860 £1,710
1st May 2019 to 30th September 2019 £2,600 £2,340

Included in price:

  • 14 nights in a DBL room in hotels/guesthouses with breakfast
  • 15 days of car rental, Category B (e.g. Hyundai i30 manual transmission, or similar) with unlimited kilometres, CDW insurance, second driver and airport pick-up/drop-off supplement
  • 24h/24h – 7/7 d assistance

Not included in price:

  • The flights to Keflavik (Icelandair, Wowair, Delta etc.)
  • Meals
  • The optional activities and museums (can be booked in advance)

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