Reykjavik .  Akureyri. Myvatn Lake . Borgafjordur. Hofn . Vik . Golden Circle

If you're looking for a comprehensive visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. It’s got tons of hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in the world combined with free time to experience plenty of the highlights, like erupting geysers, visiting glacier lagoons, and exploring breathtaking waterfalls and black-sand beaches.


Be sure to pack your sense of wonder and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet.


Maximum 16 travelers in each group. 

from $2499
per person sharing




6 nights accommodation
Transportation in coach between destinations and to/from activities

Local guesthouse stay in Borgarfjörður

Goðafoss Waterfall visit

Mývatn Lake visit

Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops

Dettifoss Waterfall visit

Vatnajökull Glacier visit

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon visit

Reynisfjara Beach

Skógafoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park

6 breakfasts



International airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses


Giveback: Planeterra

DEPARTURES: April through October

Day 1: Reykjavik

Arrive and check into your hotel. A briefing will be held this evening,

Accommodation: Kea Skuggi Hotel

Day 2: Akureyri

Drive to Akureyri, stopping for lunch at a local cafe. Explore this quaint town and perhaps opt to go on a whale-watching tour in the evening (extra expense). (B)

Accommodation: Country Hotel Sveinbjarnargerdi 

Day 3: Bakkagerdi

Stop at Goðafoss Waterfall en route to Mývatn Lake. Explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe, before arriving in Borgarfjörður for a night in a local guesthouse.(B)

Accommodation: Alfheimar Guesthouse

Day 4: Hofn

Leave beautiful Borgarfjörður behind and travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords. En route to Hofn, catch a glimpse of Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe.   Höfn is known as the lobster capital of Iceland, so include a sample of this delicacy in your plans. (B)

Accommodation:  Hoffell GlacierWorld Guesthouse

Day 5: Vik

Marvel at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, with a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. The massive icebergs floating towards shore tower over visitors. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat (extra expense).

Continue on to Skaftafell National Park with time to explore before continuing on in the evening to the small town of Vík.


Accommodation: Hotel Dyrholaey

Day 6: Golden Circle . Reykjavik

Visit Reynisfjara Beach, just outside of Vík. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos.  Head to Seljalandsfoss a 196' tall waterfall located along the popular ring road. Behind the flow of water is a path, allowing visitors to peek behind the curtain of water cascading over the rocks above. Visit Skógafoss, one of the largest and most recognizable waterfalls in Iceland. The 200' high falls forms a constant mist that floats in the air, if viewed in the sunlight the mist can create rainbows.  Discover one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss and complete the tourist circuit known as the Golden Circle. This massive waterfall cascades over three “steps” before spilling into a large crevice.  See a variety of geothermal pools and the erupting hot spring Strokkur which erupts a spray of boiling hot water straight into the air about every ten minutes. Stop at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site where the Oxara river cuts through the largest rift in the valley, Almannagja, and leads to the Oxarafoss waterfall.  Iceland’s parliament was also established in the area in 930. The park was later created to protect the remains of the open-air assembly grounds and is one of the most-visited sights in Iceland.  (B)

Accommodation: KEA Skuggi Hotel

Day 7: Depart

Depart at any time.

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