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Take a journey along Iceland’s Ring Road on this 10-day privately guided tour. Starting and ending in Reykjavík, your drive brings you to many of Iceland’s best-known natural attractions, including beautiful waterfalls, bubbling hot springs, the famous “Golden Circle” route, and the splendid south coast. You will also have a lot of opportunities to explore sights like the glorious glacier lagoon, the marvellous Lake Mývatn and the northern towns of Akureyri and Húsavik.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Circle Iceland on the Ring Road, one of the best road trips in the world
  • Sail among the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route, including hot springs and cascading waterfalls
  • Walk the quaint streets of Akureyri, the unofficial capital of north Iceland
  • Walk the Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered, glistening ice

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide


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Day 1

Arrive in Reykjavik

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Day 1

Welcome to Iceland

On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and transferred to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk. Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Spend the night in Reykjavík.

Day 2


This morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel, and you will head to Þingvellir, a national park that has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, you will visit the great Geysir area with its spouting geysers and colourful hot springs. The tour will continue to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, where you can see white water thrash and tumble down two tiers, falling metres below. You can then stop by Friðheimar farm for a visit before continuing to your accommodation for the night.

Spend the night in Selfoss area.

Day 3


Start with an optional visit to the Lava Centre to learn about Iceland’s unique geology or begin your south coast journey with a visit to the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Here, you can have the unique experience of walking behind the misty cascade. Just a short drive brings you to yet another gorgeous waterfall, the 60-meter tall Skógafoss, which is beautiful to photograph and roam the surroundings. Further ahead at the village of Vík, you will visit the black volcanic beach south of the village, from where you can view the rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar.

Your guide will then take you to the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, which has been hollowed out over millions of years by the Fjaðrá River. The walking path along the eastern edge of the canyon offer stunning views over the plains and glacial brooks below. You will end the day in the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Spend the night in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 4


Today’s drive takes you to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, including a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. Your guide will take you to the smaller lagoon, Fjallsárlón, followed by the well-known Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Next to the glacier lagoon you will stop at the Diamond Beach where you will see big chunks of ice that have washed up on shore after being polished in the surf of the glacier lagoon.

After your day of icy sights, you will be taken to your accommodation in Höfn where you can relax for the evening and perhaps enjoy the local langoustines at dinner.

Spend the night in Höfn area.

Day 5


This is a long day with a lot of diverse sights! Today’s scenery in East Iceland includes tranquil fishing villages, narrow fjords, rugged tundra and sweeping landscapes. After reaching North Iceland, prepare to be amazed by the roaring Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. There is a 1 km walk from the parking lot to the waterfall on a gravel road, which is definitely worth the trip.

Next you will explore the natural beauty of Lake Mývatn and its lunar landscapes with visits to the Námaskarð pass, the lava formations at Dimmuborgir and Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters. This is a great day for geology enthusiasts!

Spend the night in Lake Mývatn area.

Day 6


You will start the day by driving to Jökulsárgljúfur National Park where you will visit the horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon, which according to legend was formed by a footprint from the Norse god Odin’s eight-legged horse. The next natural wonder on the list is Hljóðaklettar, the „echo rocks“, which are a collection of great basalt columns lying in every direction to create unique formations and arched caves that are known to create eerie echoes and reverberations. There you can do a short hike to explore the area.

Spend another night in Lake Mývatn.

Day 7


The first highlight of the journey today is Goðafoss, (the waterfall of the Gods), one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Iceland. You will then make your way to the charming town of Akureyri, where you will take a stroll in the heart of the city centre. You will have some leisure time to explore the town with your guide and grab some lunch before heading to the next stop.

Next, the tour will drive around Tröllaskagi, where you can enjoy fantastic views of beautiful mountains, cliffs and fjords. You will make a stop in the scenic town of Siglufjörður, which was once the centre of Iceland’s herring fleet. The journey continues to the tranquil farmlands of Skagafjörður, where you will spend the night.

Spend the night in Skagafjörður area.

Day 8


Today you travel through Skagafjörður, towards the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This is a scenic drive on a beautiful stretch of Iceland. Your guide will pass sweeping farmlands of the northwest that are dotted with Icelandic horses. You will also get to see spectacular views of the islands of Breiðafjörður before reaching Snæfellsnes.

A highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the Snæfellsjökull glacier, believed by many to be one of Earth’s seven major energy centers. It was also used as the backdrop to Jules Verne’s famous novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Your guide can also take you to see the Dritvík Cove and the Lóndrangar cliffs.

Spend the night in Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Day 9


Today you will explore the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula with your private guide. First you will head toward the tip of the peninsula where you can measure your strength at Djúpalónssandur by the lifting the large stones on the beach. Who will be the strongest? Nearby, you will find Hellnar and Arnarstapi, with its unique rock formations, before heading back to the capital and completing our circle around Iceland. After you have been dropped off at your hotel for the night, you will have the rest of the evening in the city to enjoy at your leisure.

Spend the night in Reykjavík

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Day 10

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

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When to travel

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Iceland is known for its unpredictable and extreme weather conditions. However, the best time to visit Iceland is during the summer months, from June to August. During this time, the weather is relatively mild, with temperatures ranging between 10°C to 15°C. The days are longer, and the sun never truly sets, giving visitors plenty of time to explore the stunning natural beauty that Iceland has to offer. It’s worth noting that even during the summer months, visitors should still expect some rain and wind, so it’s important to pack accordingly. Overall, Iceland’s weather can be challenging, but with the right preparation, visitors can enjoy a truly unforgettable experience in this unique country.

Add on’s

There is a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Iceland itinerary. One popular option is to visit Greenland, which is just a short flight away and offers stunning natural beauty, including glaciers, fjords, and icebergs. Another nearby destination is Norway, known for its incredible landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and waterfalls. You could also consider visiting the Faroe Islands, located between Iceland and Norway, offering breathtaking scenery and a unique culture.

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