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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik

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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik
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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik
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Overview
Take the full circle road around Iceland to see its top attractions on this 6-day tour from Reykjavik. Check out the Golden Circle, view the south coast’s black sands and basalt cliffs; explore the eastern fjords, Akureyri, and Lake Myvatn; and enjoy adventures including a glacier walk at Skaftafell, hiking, and a whale watching cruise. Limited to a maximum of 15 people, the tour includes five nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, air-conditioned transport, and more.
What to Expect

Day 1: Reykjavik - Golden Circle - South Coast
After a morning Reykjavik pickup, explore the famous Golden Circle, including the historical UNESCO-listed site of Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD.

Next, visit Geysir hot springs and magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, and continue to the beautiful south coast. Stop at the scenic Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls, and finally, the unique black sand beach of  Reynisfjara with Reynisdrangar peaks and basalt column cave.

Afterwards, make your way to a your accommodation for the night, a country hotel in Vik area.

Day 2: Vik - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - Hofn
Travel along the south coast towards Skaftafell and Vatnajokull National Park. In Skaftafell, take a short glacier hike on one of the Vatnajokull outlet glaciers led by a skilled glacier guide. Then, drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, home to floating icebergs and occasional seals. Nearby is a black sand crystal beach usually filled with clear icebergs.

Spend the evening and overnight in the town of Hofn.

Day 3: Höfn - Egilsstadir - Hengifoss area
Start with a scenic drive along the coastline of the eastern fjords to Egilsstadir. Here, enjoy a short hike to the 419-feet (128-meter) Hengifoss waterfall, which gushes into a beautiful gorge.

Afterward, check in at a cozy country hotel for the night.

Day 4: Hengifoss area - Lake Myvatn - Akureyri
Stop at the stunning Dettifoss waterfall and then head to the Lake Myvatn area. Explore the volcanic Namaskard geothermal area to see its mud pools and visit Myvatn Nature Baths, where you have the opportunity to bathe in the hot spring pools or stroll around the area. The entrance fee to the baths is not included but can be added as an extra.

Call at Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir to explore on foot, and drive toward Akureyri with a stop on route at Godafoss waterfall. Tonight, stay in a country hotel nearby Akureyri.

Day 5: Akureyri - Eyjafjordur - West Iceland area (B)
Explore the town of Akureyri and then take a 3-hour whale watching cruise in Eyjafjordur, looking for humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins, and trying some optional sea angling.

Then, travel along the Trollaskagi peninsula and visit the quaint village of Siglufjorður before continuing to west Iceland for overnight.

Day 6: West Iceland area - Deildartunguhver - Reykholt - Reykjavik
Today, explore west Iceland, voted one of the best destinations for 2016 by Lonely Planet. Stop at Deildartunguhver and the Barnafoss waterfall and pause to see Hraunfossar, where the falls flow from beneath the lava field.

Your final stop is at the historic site of Reykholt before you return to Reykjavik, where your tour concludes.

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Reviews (56)
1 - 5 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
5 Star Adventure!

We started our 6 Day tour from Reykjavik without having met anyone or heard anything from the tour. It didn't take long for us to form friendships and fall in love with this country! Within the first day our guide/driver Sindri had us up to...More

Thank Pietro R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour ever

This tour was above and beyond my expectations. We get to see so much everyday. It would not have been possible if we had chosen to do a self drive tour. Our driver, Adolf who doubled as tour guide was very pleasant, humorous and attentive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank VeganChickSingapore
Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear VeganChickSingapore, Thank you for writing a positive review for Arctic Adventures. We couldn't be happier to hear that we exceeded your expectations! Our guides want to show you the most of what Iceland has to offer, therefore, there are lots of stops during the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Outstanding small group tour

Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I was able to see so much of this incredible country in a relatively short amount of time. Very well organised, lovely accommodation, options made available. Our guide and driver, Sindri, was just superb. Clearly a passionate Icelander, Sindri...More

Thank Sunshine582693
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great guide with great company!

Our guide,Hjalti, was very knowledgeable and shared with us lots of interesting stories along our journey. He even made a stop to the stable(which was not on our itinerary) for us to look at the Icelandic horse! Really enjoy the trip with our awesome group...More

Thank limwlf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Unforgettable 6-day ring road tour of Iceland.

The best way to see the real Iceland is to leave Reykjavik, the Golden Circle crowds to travel the ring road with a small group of like-minded tourists in a mini-van. Our guide Vignir was friendly, very informative, a great driver who kept us entertained...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jenks77218
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Response from Arnaz23 | Reviewed this property |
This tour is available in March 2019! Highly recommend! You can Google: 6 DAYS AROUND ICELAND ADVENTURE Arctic Adventures & Extreme Iceland are the same company
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22 October 2018|
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Response from Jeffrey M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I wasn’t a tour guide for this trip. I was a solo traveler. But regardless, i highly recommend it.
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29 June 2018|
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