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IcelandThe 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. 

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. 


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


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

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 


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


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


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


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


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


Day 15: Departure

It’s time to head home…

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


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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.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Prices Starting From
April £1,820
From May to September £2,540

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • Car rental

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Iceland
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Gunnar, in Iceland will inform you of any changes to your flights
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