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Best of Iceland around the Ring Road

Iceland is a land of elves and Viking mythology and it's packed with weird and wonderful places that capture your imagination and leave you wanting to return over and over again. On this comprehensive best of Iceland round trip we'll explore the main sites as well as the lesser visited, but equally impressive attractions. There's no better introduction to this fascinating country's spectacular and diverse landscapes as we discover raging waterfalls, remote villages, black sand beaches and glistening glaciers. We walk in the wild Skaftafell region, drift between icebergs on Jokulsarlon Lagoon and take in the unique volcanic landscape of Lake Myvatn. We also visit the capital of Reykjavik and explore the famous 'Golden Circle.' Iceland is a truly unique destination and unlike anywhere else in Europe. This is the best place to see such amazing coastal and volcanic scenery without needing to take a long haul flight or drive over long distances; you'll see a huge amount all within close proximity to each other.

Tour Highlights

  • Our 10 day itinerary explores the main sites and those that are lesser visited, but equally impressive - there's no better introduction to this fascinating country
  • Reykjavik - Discover this vibrant and contrasting city that is the world's most northerly capital
  • Golden Circle - Travel around Iceland's famous loop to see the remarkable natural wonders of Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss
  • Skaftafell National Park - Explore remote and spectacular scenery on foot, with the opportunity to enjoy a glacier trek
  • Jokulsarlon Lagoon - Drift between impressive blue-veined icebergs on a boat trip
  • Lake Myvatn - Explore this diverse and fertile volcanic landscape, which is a haven for birdlife


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    Join trip in Reykjavik

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    Golden Circle tour of Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

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    Visit Skogar Museum, Skogafoss and Fjadrargljufur Canyon

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    Explore the Skaftafell region on foot

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    Get close-up to icebergs by boat on Jokulsarlon Lagoon

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    Experience the might of Dettifoss and magical Lake Myvatn

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    Free day in the capital of the north, Akureyri

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    See Godafoss Waterfall and visit the Glaumbaer Museum

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    Return to Reykjavik; chance to visit the Blue Lagoon

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    Trip ends in Reykjavik

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Land Of Ice & Fire
Why Book this trip
Iceland is a destination where you can still get up close to its many and varied natural attractions. You can touch the point where tectonic plates meet, feel the spray of roaring waterfalls against your face and stare in awe as icebergs float pass you. The people are friendly and have a wonderful sense of humour. They'll tell you tales of elves and Norse gods, which have helped to shape this magical island.
Included meals 9 0 5
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Public Bus
7 nights Simple Hotel
2 nights Simple Guesthouse
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18