8-Day Iceland Circle Tour with Northern Lights Viewing from Reykjavik with Airport Transfer

  • Tour code: 387-5686
  • Available: Tue, Fri
  • Depart from: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
From USD$3064

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Highlights:

Visit Akureyri, Borgarnes, Golden Circle (Fridheimar Farm, Geysir, Gullfoss), Myvatn (Dimmuborgir, Namaskard), Thingvellir National Park, Vatnajokull National Park, Vik (Reynisfjara, Skogafoss).

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Single: $3926
Double (/Person): $3064
Third Person Adult: $3064
Child : N/A
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child : N/A

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  • Children are not allowed to join the tour. All passengers need to be over 18-year-old.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Reykjavik
  • Day 2 Volcano Crater - Seals - Fjords and Mountains - Akureyri(363 km)
  • Day 3 Akureyri - Lake Myvatn - Geothermal Baths(91 km)
  • Day 4 Myvatn - Egilsstadir(174 km)
  • Day 5 Vatnajökull(61 km)
  • Day 6 Vik
  • Day 7 Golden Circle - Reykjavik(192 km)
  • Day 8 Reykjavik
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Day 1 Reykjavik

As guests arrive to the airport in Reykjavik, they will transfer to the hotel via the FlyBus shuttle. Guests will receive a FlyBus voucher in advance to take the shuttle that is located outside the arrival hall in front of the main airport exit. It takes about 45 minutes to transfer from the airport to the hotel. When guests arrive at the hotel, they will receive some information on how best to explore the Icelandic capital. There is a free shuttle bus from the hotel to downtown Reykjavik at 7:00pm, returning at 10:00pm.

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and was founded in 1786. Its important function as a seaport has led to its continual development over the past two-plus centuries. It has been called "the nightlife capital of the north."

Standard Hotel: Hotel Cabin Reykjavik or similar

Day 2 Volcano Crater - Seals - Fjords and Mountains - Akureyri(363 km)

We will meet our guide at 9:00am and leave Reykjavik, bound for the town of Borgarnes. Then, we will climb the Grabrok volcano crater. Later in the afternoon, we will visit a small fishing village in the northwest to see the local seal museum. Further north, we will stop at the Church of Vidimyri, considered one of the purest, most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. We will continue traveling along the scenic landscape, dotted with fjords, until we reach Akureyri.

Borgarnes is a town located 60 kilometers north of Reykjavik along the shore of Borgarfjorour municipality in Iceland. Popular tourist attractions include the Settlement Center (a twin museum exhibition), Bruouheimar (a unique center for puppet arts), Bjossarolo Park, and more.

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: Icelandair Hote Akureyril or similar

Day 3 Akureyri - Lake Myvatn - Geothermal Baths(91 km)

In the morning, we will explore Akureyri, where we will visit the local botanical garden and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the fjords. In the afternoon, we will explore Godafoss, the waterfalls of the gods and an important site in Iceland's history. Later, we will arrive at Lake Myvatn, known for its geological wonders and active bird population. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the area's bizarre lava formations, walking around the many pseudo-craters and ending the day with a relaxing soak in the Myvatn Nature Baths.

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.

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: Hotel Reynihlid Lake Myvatn or similar

Day 4 Myvatn - Egilsstadir(174 km)

We will begin our morning by visiting Dimmuborgir, which means "dark castles," a labyrinth of lava formations. After an optional lunch, we will visit the hot spring area of Namaskard, where we will see bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Then, we will drive through the uninhabited highlands of east Iceland to Egilsstadir.

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.

  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    If you didn't know any better, you would think that this area of volcanic and geothermal activity in northern Iceland was actually Mars! Travelers, be wary: though the landscape is fascinating, the sulfuric stench is pungent!
Standard Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Herad Egilsstadir or similar

Day 5 Vatnajökull(61 km)

Today, we will admire the dramatic fjords that separate the tiny coastal fishing villages. Passing the town of Hofn, we will stop at a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. We may even see some local wildlife or take a walk on the beautiful black sand beaches. Then, we will travel to Vatnajokull, the country's most famous glacier.

Standard Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur Kirkjubajarklaustur

Day 6 Vik

Today, we will travel across the Eldhraun Lava Field and the sandy terrain of the south coast of Iceland, set against a backdrop of mountain cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We will stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara, near Vik. In the small village of Skogar, we will see the impressive Skogafoss waterfall. Continuing west, we will stop at the Eyjafjalljokull Information Center to learn more about glaciers and active volcanoes. Then, we will visit the high, narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

  • Always Visit
    The southern coast of Iceland contains a unique surprise for visitors: black sand beaches, formed due to the region's volcanic activity. Reynisfjara in particular has been called the coolest beach in the country.
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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: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur or similar

Day 7 Golden Circle - Reykjavik(192 km)

Today, we will drive along the most famous route in all of Iceland, the Golden Circle. Beginning in Fridheimar, we will learn about the special qualities and history of the Icelandic Horse. After that, we will see the steam rising from geothermal pools at Geysir, followed by its close neighbor, the eruptive Strokkur. Our next stop is Gullfoss, the "golden falls," an amazing double-waterfall. Moving inland, we will drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before making our way back to Reykjavik in the evening. In the evening, we can take an optional Northern Lights cruise.

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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    Friðheimar is a greenhouse farm grow tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables all year round in Iceland. Friðheimar also breed horses, and put on a horse show in 14 languages.
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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.

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: Icelandair Hotel Natura Reykjavik or similar

Day 8 Reykjavik

Our journey will come to an end today as we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast. Then, the FlyBus shuttle will take guests from Reykjavik to the airport.

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