6 Days Around Iceland Summer Ring Road Tour

Available: April to August
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Duration: 6 Days
Minimum Age: 8 years
Pick Up: 08:00 am
Price From: ISK 229.900
Cancellation Policy:

Tour Highlights

✅ Golden Circle
✅ East fjords
✅ North Iceland
✅ Akureyri
✅ Jökulsárlón
✅ Glacier Hike
✅ Mývatn
✅ Skógafoss
✅ Seljalandsfoss
✅ Geysir
✅ Gullfoss
✅ Dettifoss
✅ Ásbyrgi
✅ Húsavík

Overview

This is the perfect tour for those who want to discover Iceland’s rich variety of natural wonders in-between the capital Reykjavík and the ‘Capital in the North’ Akureyri. This 6-Day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will stop at the unbeatable Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Geothermal Area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique Black Sand Beach Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
After exploring the East fjords, Lake Mývatn awaits in the North with its unique surroundings. You will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head down south to the capital.

While you enjoy this versatile tour, you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special. Horseback Riding, a Boat Ride or exploring Ice Caves to name only a few.
You can find more information about the extras hereFor booking these extras, please just follow the current booking process of the Multiday Tour.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 – The Golden Circle

Thingvellir National Park is the first stop of the day. Volcanic fields and mountains surrounded by snow will blow your mind. It is one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland. Thingvellir has an amazing cultural heritage as Iceland’s first parliament was founded there in the year 930 AD. To add even more uniqueness to the location, its geological features are truly amazing and exceptional. This is due to the exposed North American and Eurasian tectonic plate on the surface. The location is a UNESCO designated World Heritage site for these reasons.

Haukadalur Geothermal Area will be your next stop on the Golden Circle route, where you will find hot springs. Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes, creating amazing photo opportunities. Another site is the famous Geysir, the original one that has named all geysers in the world.

By the end of the Golden Circle, we will stop at the must see waterfall, Gullfoss. Water from the glacial river Hvítá rushes down two tiers of a 32 meters fall. The Golden Circle has gotten its name from Gullfoss, which translates to the Golden Waterfall.

Day 2 – The South Coast

On this day you will be heading to the South Coast, towards the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a 65 meters drop. Moving on to another waterfall, Skógafoss, that is one of the largest falls in all of Iceland. We strongly recommend bringing or renting waterproof clothes, if you want to explore the falls a little closer.

The extra Katla Ice Cave Tour, with a Super Jeep ride starting in Vik, can be added at the time of booking

The final stop of the day will be Reynisfjara, the famous Black Sand Beach. Surrounded by black basalt columns, it is one of the most popular Icelandic places to visit. From there you can see the rock formations Reynisdrangar. Also Dýrhólaey Peninsula rises gracefully from the ocean, providing an astonishing sight and shelter for birds like the razorbills.

You will then head on to your accommodation close to the idyllic coastal town of Vík.

Optional Extra Activity: Katla Ice Cave Tour

Day 3 – Glacier Hike, Jökulsárlón & Diamond Beach

Your day will start with one of the most exciting & unique activities in the world – a Glacier Hike. Your guide will introduce you to one of our exceptionally professional glacier guides, who will take you to the top of the glacier.

You will put on crampons, ice axes, and other essential glacier equipment (provided by Troll). Once you reach the top, you will be surrounded by the largest glacier in Europe. Expect to find another world while you are on the ice, while you will be exploring crevasses, moulins, and other natural phenomenas.

Please note that the glacier hike might take place on day 2 instead of day 3. Your guide will let you know on Day 1. 

The next stop of the journey is the astonishing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. There you can see large icebergs drifting calmly towards the ocean, following their path to Diamond Beach. The site got its name from the icebergs, that resemble crystals as they strand on the black sand.

Optional activity: Afterwards we will take you on an unforgettable Boat Ride Tour at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you will get a chance to get closer to the floating icebergs!

You will spend the night in the Southeast area.

Day 4 – The East Fjords

You’ll spend your fourth day in the East Fjords of Iceland, where you can find amazing and rare wildlife. This is the only place in Iceland where wild Reindeers can be seen sometimes. These fjords present you high mountain ridges and the mighty Vatnajökull in the West. Icelandic history makes its appearance in the peaceful fishing villages you pass along the way, as fishing has always been a big part of Icelandic culture. Add an extra Horseback Riding as an additional activity that day.

Hallormsstaðaskógur forest is your next destination, the largest forest in Iceland. It offers many walking trails leading to locations such as waterfalls, coves and moors. You will travel along Lake Lagarfljót. Maybe you’ll spot the mythical worm-like creature said to live underwater. The night will be spent in a beautiful town in East-Iceland.

Optional Extra Activity: Horseback Riding

Please note: not suitable for people over 120 kgs or people in bad shape.

Optional Extra: Entry to VÖK Baths

Before going to the hotel, you can relax by adding the extra entry to VÖK baths. It gives you the opportunity to experience the geothermal nature of Iceland up close

Day 5 – The Mývatn Area & Dettifoss

Lake Mývatn and its beautiful surroundings is the designated destination for Day 5. You will explore the geothermal region around the Lake. The area has many of the things that make Iceland so unique: Lava formations, mud pools and remarkable geological features.

This day is packed with amazing sightseeing locations: Námaskarð pass, a high temperature geothermal area where the earth boils and gurgles; Dimmuborgir, a field of peculiar shaped lava pillars that rise from the earth; the majestic Dettifoss waterfall from the Prometheus movie opening scene, with a 100 meters wide and 44 meters high fall into the Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon; the old forest Ásbyrgi situated in a horseshoe-shaped canyon, the phenomenal waterfall Goðafoss, important in Christian Icelandic history.

On the way to Akureyri -your next overnight stop- we’ll pass through the fishing village Húsavík. It’s the Hometown of the Movie “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” and its resourceful elves.

Day 6 – North Iceland

Today you will explore the town of Akureyri or take in some final extra adventures.

A short drive from Akureyri is the village of Hauganes, where you’ll hop on a whale watching boat to see Humpback whales and more gentle giants found in the ocean. The small town of Hauganes has many things to offer and we recommend you take a walk around the small town, it has a charming harbor and a beautiful black sand beach overlooking the ocean and the graceful tall mountains all around.

You will then head back to the capital of Reykjavik, where you’ll arrive in the evening.

Included: Hauganes Whale Watching

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