7-Day Ring Road Summer Circle Guided Tour from Reykjavik to Akureyri

  • Tour code: 500-5707
  • Available: Wed, Fri, Sun (May - Aug.)
  • Depart from: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
From USD$1935

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Visit Golden Circle (Geysir, Gullfoss), Myvatn (Dimmuborgir), Selfoss (Seljalandsfoss), Thingvellir National Park, Vik (Skogafoss), Akureyri, Egilssta­ir, Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park.

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Single: $2253
Double (/Person): $1935
Third Person Adult: $1935
Child : $1935
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Reykjavik - Golden Circle(241 km)
  • Day 2 Golden Circle - Selfoss - Vik(223 km)
  • Day 3 Vik - Jokulsarlon(154 km)
  • Day 4 Jokulsarlon - East Fjords - Egilssta­ir(158 km)
  • Day 5 Egilsstaoir - Myvatn(372 km)
  • Day 6 Myvatn - Akureyri(91 km)
  • Day 7 Akureyri - Reykjavik(248 km)
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Day 1 Reykjavik - Golden Circle(241 km)

Today, we will enjoy Iceland's beautiful, natural landscape by traveling along the Golden Circle. Along the way, we will see Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and the waterfall Gullfoss. Guests can choose to upgrade their day with an Icelandic horse ride. You will spend the evening in accommodation in the Golden Circle area..

Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.

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    Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.
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    This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.
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    You will have the pleasure of meeting the friendly and intelligent Icelandic horse. Appropriate for novices and experienced riders alike, you will take in the gorgeous Icelandic countryside from the saddle.

Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.

Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Hekla/Stracta Hotel Hella 3-star hotel

Day 2 Golden Circle - Selfoss - Vik(223 km)

Today we will head to the south shore of Iceland where we will take in views of the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. A bit further along, we will see the Solheimajokull glacier tongue towering over the black sands below. We can choose to go glacier hiking. Along the coast, we will see black sand beaches and sea stacks. Around dinner time, we will check into our accommodations in Vik.

Selfoss is the largest town in southern Iceland, the Icelandic Route 1 runs through the town on its way between Hverageroi and Hella.

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    This waterfall in Iceland is situated between the town of Selfoss and another waterfall, Skogafoss. At a height of 200 feet, it marks where the coastline of Iceland once was thousands of years ago.

Solheimajokull glacier is one of the stunning outlet glaciers originated from Myrdalsjokull ice cap. The glacier tongue extends in the length of eight kilometers with two kilometers in width.

There are many natural places of interest in the small beachside town of VÝk, including puffin and arctic tern breeding grounds, a spectacular set of rock columns known as Reynisdrangar, and Dyrhˇlaey. There are also hiking trails, bird-watching trips, and horseback riding on the black sands or snowmobile on Mřrdalsj÷kull.

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    This waterfall in Iceland lies along the Skoga River where it once drained into the sea. The cliff at the top of the waterfall marks where the old coastline of Iceland was.
Standard Hotel: Puffin Hˇtel VÝk/Hotel Katla

Day 3 Vik - Jokulsarlon(154 km)

Today, we will head to the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, where we can take an optional boat tour and visit Diamond Beach.
Boat tour have two options; cruise amid these impressive icebergs on an Amphibian boat tour which is ideal for families and larger groups, or you can dodge in-between ice floes on a speedy Zodiac journey which promises smaller group sizes

A large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajokull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breioamerkurjokull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

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    his is a photographerĺs paradise, with the blue ice washing up on the black sand shore creating a bewitching disparity in colour.
Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Vatnaj÷kull/Hˇtel H÷fn

Day 4 Jokulsarlon - East Fjords - Egilssta­ir(158 km)

Today you will be exploring the beautiful and remote Eastfjords. Travelling through mountainous passes with the ocean to your left, your guide will make a number of stops along these meandering passages. As well as being known for its dramatic fjords, this area is characterised by its breathtaking beaches, littered with multi-coloured pebbles and rocks. We will also enjoy the views of picturesque fishing villages and spend the night in Egilssta­ir.

As well as being the largest town in the Eastfjords, it is also close to the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormssta­askˇgar and the lake Lagafljˇt in which a legendary water monster is said to reside.

Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Austfir­ir/Lake Hˇtel Egilssta­ir

Day 5 Egilsstaoir - Myvatn(372 km)

Today, we will head to Myvatn. On the way, we will drive through the Jokulsargljugur section on Vatnajokull National Park, visiting the incredible Asbyrgi canyon and Dettifoss. In the nearby village of Husavik, we can take a whale watching cruise. Later on, we will take a dip in the soothing waters of the Myvatn Natural Baths. Afterwards, we will spend the night in Myvatn.

It is the largest national park in Europe, covering a total area of 12,850 km2 or almost 13% of Iceland, also has been nominated for inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage list.

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    Asbyrgi canyon which is shaped like a horseshoe and in Norse mythology. It is said to have been created by the foot of Sleipnir, Odinĺs very own horse.
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    Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful in Europe. The spray of this gigantic natural feature can be seen far before you reach the falls itself. Its awe-inspiring character has inspired many movie makers to select this area as a backdrop, including the blockbuster, Prometheus

Husavik, Iceland's whale-watching capital, with its colourful houses, unique museums and stunning snowcapped peaks across the bay, has become a firm favourite on travellers'itineraries.

This lake in northern Iceland is situated in an area of volcanic activity. The landscape is dominated by volcanic formations, and even the lake itself was formed from an eruption over 2,300 years ago.

Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Mřvatn/Vogafjˇs Farm Resort

Day 6 Myvatn - Akureyri(91 km)

Today, you will complete your exploration of the Lake Myvatn area with a visit to Dimmuborgir. Leaving the Myvatn region, you will head to the "Capital in the North", Akureyri, but not without a stop at another spectacular waterfall Gooafoss. You will have the rest of the day to discover the many charms of the vibrant city of Akureyri. Wander through its delightful streets and visit its small boutique shops, cafes and a surprising plethora of museums. Go for a dip in the local swimming pool and unwind with the locals in a jacuzzi hot tub, before retiring to accommodation in town.

This lake in northern Iceland is situated in an area of volcanic activity. The landscape is dominated by volcanic formations, and even the lake itself was formed from an eruption over 2,300 years ago.

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    This large area is loaded with fascinating volcanic formations. The name Dimmuborgir means "dark fortresses," a reference to the ominous citadel-like shape of these structures. The area is one of Iceland's most popular natural attractions.

Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.

Standard Hotel: Hˇtel Kjarnalundur/Hˇtel Akureyri

Day 7 Akureyri - Reykjavik(248 km)

Waking up in Akureyri, you now have the option for a whale-watching tour. In the afternoon, you will be taken to the Akureyri domestic airport to board your flight back to Reykjavik. Although you will be back in Reykjavik in the evening it is highly recommended that you plan your journey back home the next day as bad weather or delays could affect your journey.

Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.

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