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8-Day Circle of Iceland Guided Winter Tour from Reykjavik (Small Group)

Tour code: 500-5708
From USD $1893
  • Available: Daily (Nov - Apr 15); Sun, Wed, Fri (Sep - Oct)
  • Depart from: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights:

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

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Reykjavik - Golden Circle (241 km)
  • Day 2
    Golden Circle - Selfoss - Vik (223 km)
  • Day 3
    Vik - Skaftafell Nature Reserve - Jokulsarlon (175 km)
  • Day 4
    Jokulsarlon - East Fjords - Egilssta­ir (158 km)
  • Day 5
    Egilsstaoir - Myvatn (174 km)
  • Day 6
    Myvatn - Akureyri (91 km)
  • Day 7
    Akureyri - Reykholt (201 km)
  • Day 8
    Snaefellsnes - ReykjavÝk (98 km)
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Day 1 Reykjavik - Golden Circle (241 km)

After getting picked up from the hotel in Reykjavik, we will set our along the Golden Circlethe most popular tourist route in Iceland. If you wish to spice up your already exciting day, you can optional to take a horse riding tour. Along the way, we will visit Thingvellir National Park, the Geyser Geothermal Area and Gullfoss. We will spend the night at a place where is located far away from any light pollution, providing a fantastic opportunity to see the beautiful Auroras. We should be sure to watch the skies at night for a chance to see the Northern Lights.

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.

Day 3 Vik - Skaftafell Nature Reserve - Jokulsarlon (175 km)

Your first destination of the day will be Skaftafell Nature Reserve. The second site will be the J÷kulsßrlˇn glacier lagoon. The true highlight of this day would be a visit to a natural ice cave. If you are travelling between November and March, you'll visit a cave in Vatnajokull glacier in the afternoon; otherwise, you'll start the with a caving excursion at Myrdalsjokull glacier in the morning. You will spend the night in the southeast. Remember to check the skies for signs of the dancing Northern Lights.

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.

Day 5 Egilsstaoir - Myvatn (174 km)

Today, we will travel to Lake Myvatn, known for its incredible geothermal landscape, including the Nßmaskar­, the Dimmuborgir lava formations. After exploring these wonders, we can relax in the soothing waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths. If the sky is clear of clouds, remember to look up for a chance to see the Northern Lights before you turn in for the night to your Myvatn accommodation.

Day 6 Myvatn - Akureyri (91 km)

On your way from the Mřvatn area, you will stop at the waterfall Go­afoss, which is rich with history as well as beauty. As you drive through the VÝkurskar­ mountain pass, you can take in the stunning views of the surrounding Eyjafj÷r­ur fjord and snowy vistas. Soon you will enter Akureyri, where you can look forward to exploring the town, which is full of museums, shops and cafes. Also you can optional to join a whale watching tour from Akureyri harbour.

Day 7 Akureyri - Reykholt (201 km)

Heading to the west, towards the village of Reykholt. As you pass through the Skagafjorour region, be sure to keep an eye open for Icelandic horses, as this is the only fjord in Iceland where horses outnumber people. Nearby, you will pay a visit to the largest hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver, which provides hot water to the western towns Borganes and Akranes. The area is not only rich in history but boasts breathtaking landscapes too. You'll spend the night at accommodations in this beautiful region.

Day 8 Snaefellsnes - ReykjavÝk (98 km)

Today, you will make a stop at Snafellsjokull National Park and Mount Kirkjufell. If you'd like to explore a bit more, there is an optional excursion to the Vatnshellir cave tour. When your excursion of this 90 km long peninsula comes to an end, you will head to Reykjavik. You can expect to arrive in ReykavÝk in the early evening but it is highly recommended that you do not plan to fly out the same night in case of any delays or bad weather.

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