Iceland Circle and the scenic SnŠfellsnes Peninsula - 10 days


This full circle private tour is a perfect way to explore Iceland. You will get to visit all the major sites around Iceland at your own pace with a private driver guide.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.

Overview

Map for Iceland Circle and the scenic SnŠfellsnes Peninsula - 10 days tour
  • Duration:10 days / 9 nights
  • By Car km/mi:2200
  • Season:All year
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:914452 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT01

Not Included

  • Optional Activities

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival and 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:
Reykjavik City

Overnight:
Reykjavik City


Day 2. Ůingvellir National Park - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall



Your guide will pick you up and you will head out for a roadtrip adventure. Today you will visit the famous route known as the Golden Circle, where you will find some of most precious gems of Iceland. First on the agenda is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a place of great importance from a geological and historical perspective, as well as a park of exceptional natural beauty. After the national park you will continue to the Geysir geothermal area. The area hosts dozens of geysers and hot springs, the most powerful of which (Strokkur) erupts every 8 minutes or so with such force that the boiling hot water jets 15 to 20 meters into the air. The next stop will be Gullfoss, also known as the Golden waterfall, which is one of the most majestic waterfalls in Iceland. When the weather is sunny, the mist layers many rainbows on top of one-another, giving Gullfoss a beautiful crown. Before you head to your lodging for the night, you will also stop at Keri­ ľ impressive volcanic crater and the town of Selfoss.

Highlights:
Ůingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Keri­ Crater
Selfoss Town
Hella Town

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 3. Waterfalls - Black Beaches and a National Park



After the breakfast you will continue your private guided tour along Iceland┤s beautiful south shore. The first stop will be Seljalandsfoss waterfall - for an exciting new perspective, take a walk behind the waterfall to see the water crash over the cliffĺs edge above. A little further you will visit the powerful Skˇgafoss waterfall that plunges 60 meters, creating quite a splash. After the waterfalls your guide will take you to Reynisfjara black beach, where huge basalt columns seem to rise from the ocean bed in magnificent formations, and the Dyrhˇlaey Nature Reserve. You will stop at the charming town of VÝk, where you can have a lunch and shop Iceland┤s famous woollen products and continue then to Skaftafell National Park. This park, which is situated at the roots of Europeĺs largest glacier - Vatnaj÷kull, is a natural paradise and a national treasure. The Svartifoss waterfall, with its dark lava columns and mesmerizing appeal, awaits your discovery in the lush area of Skaftafell.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skˇgafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhˇlaey Nature Reserve
KirkjubŠjarklaustur Town
Skaftafell
Vatnaj÷kull Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall

Optional Extra
Glacier Walk

Overnight:
KirkjubŠjarklaustur or Skaftafell area


Day 4. Skaftafell - The Glacier Lagoon and H÷fn Town



There is not much driving today, therefore you will spend half the day continuing to explore Skaftafell National Park. Your guide will advise you for the most interesting spots in the park. Joining aa glacier hike is optional. After unforgettable stay in Skaftafell you will continue driving along the roots of Vatnaj÷kull glacier to the breathtaking J÷kulsßrlˇn glacier lagoon. Here, massive ice blocks float in the lagoon and drift lazily towards the ocean. Short boat trips on the lagoon are operated for those eager for a closer scenic view. After a stop at the glacier lagoon, your guide will take you to the town of H÷fn.

Highlights:
Skaftafell
Vatnaj÷kull Glacier
J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon
H÷fn Town

Optional Extra
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour


Overnight:
H÷fn area


Day 5. The Eastern Fjords and the Wonders of Lake Mřvatn



From H÷fn you will continue your journey through the tranquil Eastern Fjords. As you don┤t have to worry about driving, you can relax and enjoy the scenic views. After threading the fjords, you will proceed to the town of Egilssta­ir where you can take a short break and visit a local bakery for example. From Egilssta­ir you will continue to the stunning Lake Mřvatn area and enjoy it┤s stunning landscapes for the rest of the day. Bathing at Mřvatn nature baths in evening or afternoon is optional.

Highlights:
Dj˙pivogur Town
St÷­varfj÷r­ur Fjord
Egilssta­ir Town
Lake Mřvatn

Overnight:
Lake Mřvatn or H˙savÝk area


Day 6. A National Park - Dettifoss Waterfall - ┴sbyrgi Canyon - Whale Watching Capital



You will start the day by continuing your explorations of the Lake Mřvatn area. Next, you will visit the J÷kulsßrglj˙fur National Park where you will witness the raw force of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss waterfall. Standing near the waterfall, you canĺt help but feel humbled by the devastating power nature can produce. From Dettifoss you will continue to the bizzare Hljˇ­aklettar rock formations and to the horseshoe-shaped ┴sbyrgi canyon. The canyon was created by catastrophic floods caused by a glacial burst from the Vatnaj÷kull Glacier thousands of years ago. After exploring the amazing monuments of nature your guide will take you to the whale watching capital of the world ľ town of H˙savÝk. Whale watching tour in H˙savÝk is optional.

Highlights:
Dettifoss Waterfall
Hljˇ­aklettar Rock Formations
┴sbyrgi Canyon

Overnight:
H˙savÝk area


Day 7. Akureyri City, The Capital of the North



Today you will visit the second largest city in Iceland, Akureyri. Before reaching Akureyri, you will come upon the Go­afoss waterfall, known as ôwaterfall of the gods.ö Akureyri has plenty to offer visitors, and everyone should find something to their liking. After you guide has shown you some of most interesting places in Akureyri you will head out to the country side once again. You┤ll visit Skagafj÷r­ur fjord which is known for it┤s agricultural prosperity and horse breeding.

Highlights:
Go­afoss Waterfall
Akureyri Town
GlaumbŠr Folk Museum

Overnight:
Skagafj÷r­ur area


Day 8. Northwest Iceland - Charming Stykkishˇlmur Town



Your guide will take you on a leisurely drive through the Northwest region of Iceland. Horse riding tour is optional in this area. You might stop at village of Hvammstangi and take a walk down the shore to see if you can spot any seals ľ they are frequent guests here, depending on the time of the year. You will then continue to the town of Stykkishˇlmur, a charming ocean side town with relaxing atmosphere.

Highlights:
Ůingeyrarkirkja Church
Vatnsdalshˇlar Mounds
Stykkishˇlmur Town

Overnight:
Stykkisholmur area


Day 9. Stunning Scenery of SnŠfellsj÷kull National Park



Today your guide will help you to explore the SnŠfellsnes peninsula and the many small fishing villages situated around the peninsula. Stunning rock formations, mountains, lava fields, and the spectacular SnŠfellsjokull glacier that towers over the tip of SnŠfellsnes peninsula are among the things you will see. The peninsula is sometimes referred to as ôIceland in miniatureö because it offers so many of the things found all over Iceland. The SnŠfellsjokull glacier is the main attraction in the SnŠfellsnes National Park. It is said that the glacier has mysterious powers, and that people are drawn to the glacier by these powers. From the SnŠfellsnes peninsula you will head back to Reykjavik.

Highlights:
Dj˙palˇnssandur
SnŠfellsj÷kull Glacier
Lˇndrangar Rock Formations
Arnarstapi Village
Hellnar

Optional Extra:
Viking Sushi Boat Tour

Overnight:
Reykjavik City


Day 10. Back Home



On your last day in Iceland our driver will drive you from your accommodation to the airport. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, a visit to Blue Lagoon for a relaxing bath is optional.



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: RT01 - Iceland Circle and the scenic SnŠfellsnes Peninsula - 10 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:
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Ľ Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation)
Ľ Optional Activities (Various optional activities are available with each trip)

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