Express Circle of Iceland - 7 days


This express private guided tour of Iceland allows you to visit all the major sights at a relatively fast pace. Perfect for those who want to see all the main attractions around Iceland, guided by experienced and knowledgeable driver guide in a comfortable vehicle.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.

Overview

Map for Express Circle of Iceland - 7 days tour
  • Duration:7 days / 6 nights
  • Season:May 1 to September 30
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:635471 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT02

Not Included

  • Optional Activities

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - ReykjavÝk City



As you arrive at the airport, our driver will meet you and drive you to your accommodation in ReykjavÝk. Enjoy the rest of your day in the city. ReykjavÝk offers great variety of memorable things to do.

Highlights:
Gamla H÷fnin (The Old Harbour)
Harpa Concert Hall


Day 2. National Park - geysers - Waterfalls and Black beaches



Your personal guide will pick you up in the morning and you will head out in your adventure in a comfortable vehicle. Your first stop will be Ůingvellir National Park, where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge forms an impressive rift valley causing Iceland to drift apart at the rate of 2 cm per year. Ůingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. Ůingvellir is hauntingly beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Then you will head to the Geysir geothermal area, which is filled with geysers and hot springs. One of the geysers spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters in the air every 8 minutes or so in a majestic display you won't want to miss. After exploring the geothermal area you will continue on to Gullfoss, which is also known as the Golden Waterfalls ľ it truly is one of the most impressive and magnificent waterfalls in Iceland. During sunny days the mist from the waterfall creates unique rainbows giving the waterfall a beautiful crown. Make sure you have your cameras ready. Next you will head down to the South Coast of Iceland. This is a very scenic drive, so you are lucky not to be driving ľ you can simply enjoy the beautiful landscape with mountains and glacier. Several stops will be on the way: Keri­ volcano crater and two breathtaking waterfalls ľ Skˇgafoss and Seljalandsfos. A rare opportunity to walk behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is something you won't want to miss. Then you will head to area of VÝk for overnight stay.

Highlights:
Ůingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Keri­ Crater
Selfoss Town
Skˇgafoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
VÝk Town

Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk


Day 3. Skaftafell National Park - Glacial Lagoon



You will start your day by visiting Reynisfjara black lava beach and Dyrhˇlaey Nature Reserve, where in the summer, large number of puffins nest. After that you will continue on to a quiet town of KirkjubŠjarklaustur, which is known for it┤s rich history and the waterfall Systrafoss. Some indications point to the conclusion that Irish monks settled in KirkjubŠjarklaustur before the Norse settlers, but whatever the case, this was always a Christian community where heathens were not welcome. Next you will continue on to Vatnaj÷kull, the largest Glacier in Europe, and Skaftafell National Park. Perfect place for short and easy hikes. Your guide can show you some of the most known sites of the national park, such as Svartifoss waterfall. After a visiting the national park, you continue along the roots of the Vatnaj÷kull glacier and soon you will reach J÷kulsßrlˇn glacier lagoon, where you will see icebergs the size of houses slowly drifting towards the sea. After the lagoon you will head towards the town of H÷fn.

Highlights:
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhˇlaey Nature Reserve
KirkjubŠjarklaustur Town
Skaftafell
Vatnaj÷kull Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall
J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon
H÷fn Town


Optional Extra:
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour


Day 4. East Fjords and Lake Mřvatn



Before you reach first stop of the day ľ Egilssta­ir town, you will experience the stunning scenery of the East Fjords. Once again you can feel lucky that you don┤t need to drive and you can simply enjoy the unique scenery. From Egilssta­ir town you will continue to Lake Mřvatn area, a place filled with natural wonders and a true paradise for the nature lover with its diverse geologic formations, volcanoes, mysterious lava formations, and mud pools. You will circle that lake and have a great time enjoying the rich birdlife and luch vegetation. A relaxing bath in Mřvatn Nature baths is optional.

Highlights:
Egilssta­ir Town
Lake Mřvatn

Optional Extra:
The Nature Baths


Day 5. Akureyri City - Capital of the North



A relatively short driving day, so you will continue exploring the unique Lake Mřvatn area before heading to Akureyri ľ the second largest city in Iceland. On the way you will stop at the stunning waterfall Go­afoss (which means äwaterfall of the godsô). In the year 1,000, all Icelanders converted to Christianity and the story goes that a so-called law speaker named Ůorkell disposed of the pagan gods by throwing them into this waterfall giving it its name. You will also visit the Skagafj÷r­ur fjord, which is famous for it┤s horse breeding and a great place to explore on horseback. Horse riding tour is optional.

Highlights:
Go­afoss Waterfall
Akureyri Town


Optional Extra
Horse Riding


Day 6. Wonders of the West


Today your fist stop will be Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, which yields over 180 litres og boiling water every second. Then, you will continue inland to see the Hraunfossar and Barnafossar Waterfalls where the water creeps from underneath the lave fields into the HvÝtß River. After the waterfalls, you will visit Borgarnes town and continue back to ReykjavÝk after an unforgettable trip around Iceland.

Highlights:
Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
Hraunfossar Waterfalls
Borgarnes-Town


Day 7. Departure


Our driver will drive you from your accommodation in ReykjavÝk to the airport. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you might want to visit the world famous Blue Lagoon and have a relaxing bath before heading to the airport.



Accommodation

Comfort Accommodation
Comfort Accommodation


Private rooms with private WC facilities and shower/bath in hotels or well appointed guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Economy Accommodation
Economy Accommodation


Private rooms with shared WC facilities and shower in guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Quality Accommodation
Quality Accommodation


Rooms in the highest quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds.In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Other Information


The prices are based on max 4 persons. For groups larger than 4 persons, please contact us via email.

This tour can be customized to your specifications and needs, so if you have any special requests, please donĺt hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you arrange the perfect Icelandic vacation.

This tour is also available as a self drive tour: RT02 - Express Circle of Iceland - 7 days

*FAQ*

Where to eat during the tour?
In the small towns around Iceland you will find restaurants, bakeries and cafes where you can get something to eat. If you are going to the highlands we recommend purchasing something to take with you as there are very limited options for meals in the remote highland areas. Discuss with your guide about the places to stop for lunch or dinner.

Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden charges or fees you should be aware of. Note that meals other than breakfast are not included.

Do hotels and guesthouses offer Wi-Fi internet connection?
Most hotels and guesthouses in Iceland do provide free access to Wi-Fi internet. Some hotels and guesthouses do charge a small fee for access to the internet.

How do I book and what is the process?
There are several factors that determine the tour price:
Ľ Time of the year you plan on visiting
Ľ Number of people traveling together
Ľ Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation)
Ľ Optional Activities (Various optional activities are available with each trip)

There is a special Price Calculator button with every private guided tour where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation, number of people and your arrival date. The Price Calculator will calculate and display the price according to your specifications. This way you can see how different choices in accommodation types and optional activities affect the price of the package. Once you are confident about your trip selection proceed to press the book now tab. Here you will fill in the required information and proceed through the booking process.We require a 15% deposit at the time of booking. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.Once a booking is made an automatic e-mail is sent informing you that the order has been replaced and is currently being processed by the IcelandRoadtrip.com team. When the processing of you booking is finalized and travel documents are ready you will be contacted by one of our teammates with further details.

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