8-Day Summer Self Drive Tour Around the Ring Road | Golden Circle, Glacier Lagoon, Remote East Iceland & Akureyri

Duration

8 days

Availability

May - Sep

Difficulty

Easy

Minimum Age

All Ages

Overview

Travel around Iceland this summer and get in touch with nature while the Midnight Sun shines above. This 8-day self-drive tour is the perfect holiday for those looking to discover the wonders of this little island on their own terms and at their own pace.

Let us make all the arrangements and just enjoy your summer holiday in the land of glaciers, volcanoes, and endless sun. All accommodations and transportation will be booked beforehand, and you will receive a personal itinerary and 24/7 access to a travel planner once in the country.

You can also customise your experience here in Iceland by adding unique adventures to your trip. These include descending into an inactive volcano, relaxing at the Blue Lagoon Spa, visiting an authentic ice cave, and riding the famous Icelandic horse.

See the famous black sand beaches, the glittering waterfalls and the mighty glaciers that make this country so unique this summer.

Included

Not included

Itinerary

Arrival in Iceland
Sun Voyager Sculpture on the coastline of Reykjavik

Your plane will land at Keflavík International Airport, located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field. Pick up your bags and then your rental vehicle at the airport and make your way through this desolate landscape towards Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

Highlights Today:

  • Reykjavík – Iceland’s quirky and colourful capital

Golden Circle and South Iceland to Vík Village
Erupting Strokkur geyser at sunset

Today, you’ll leave the city behind and head out into the countryside. Your first stop will be the famous Golden Circle route where you’ll visit Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. 

Highlights Today:

  • Þingvellir National Park – Known for its dramatic beauty and Viking history
  • Geysir Geothermal Area – Home of erupting geysers including Strokkur which goes off every 5-10 minutes.
  • Gullfoss Waterfall – A gorgeous cascade which drops into an ancient canyon.
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – Falls over a cave which you can enter for a unique view of the waterfall.
  • Skógafoss Waterfall – You can walk right up to the wall of water of this large and powerful cascade.
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach – A hauntingly beautiful beach of jet black sand and powerful waves.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Diamond beach with glacier ice blocks on black sand close to Jökulsárlon in Iceland.

You can start today with a unique adventure: visiting an authentic ice cave. From Vík village, you’ll board a large vehicle, known as a super jeep, which will take you to a nearby glacier. The glacier, Mýrdalsjökull, is located above the volcano Katla. Don’t worry about Katla though; all Icelandic volcanoes are intensely monitored. Once there, you’ll get to step inside the dark but glittering ice cave and take amazing photos. 

Highlights Today:

  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve – Known for its scenic landscapes and many hiking trails.
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – A serene lake where enormous icebergs float on their way to the ocean.
  • Diamond Beach – A black sand beach where icebergs from the lagoon wash up on shore and glitter in the sunlight.

The Remote East Iceland to Egilsstaðir
Berufjörður fjord in the east of Iceland offers breathtaking views

Now it is time to explore the beautiful east fjords of Iceland. You’ll drive winding roads with the glittering ocean on one side and jagged mountains on the other. Your destination today is the East’s largest town, Egilsstaðir. 

Highlights Today

  • Höfn – A fishing town in South-West Iceland, famous for its langoustine restaurants.
  • Stokksnes – The black sand beach at Stokksnes with the stunning Mt. Vestrahorn is a fantastic photography stop.
  • Djúpivogur – A small town in East Iceland, known for its stunning scenery and beautiful outdoor artwork.
  • Hallormsstaðaskógur Forest – The largest wooded area in a mostly treeless country, great for picnics. 
  • Hengifoss Waterfall – Third largest cascade in Iceland. Surrounded by black, basaltic strata with thin, red layers of clay between them.
  • Lake Lagarfljót – Might contain a terrible wyrm monster, similar to Scotland’s Nessie.
  • Egilsstaðir – Largest settlement in the eastern region with just over 2,000 inhabitants.

Geothermal Region near Lake Mývatn
The waterfall of the gods known as Godafoss between Myvatn and Akureyri in the north of Iceland

Today, you’ll explore the geothermal regions of northern Iceland. After breakfast, make your way to the Mývatn area where you’ll see smoke billowing out of steam vents, bubbling mud pools, a hot spring inside a cave, and a labyrinth of lava. 

Highlights Today:

  • Dettifoss Waterfall – Europe’s most powerful waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn – A beautiful lake where you’ll find freestanding lava pillars and pseudocraters.
  • Hveravellir Geothermal Area – The landscape here resembles more that of Mars than Earth with its bubbling mud pools and steam vents. 
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Field – A natural maze of giant but stunning lava rocks and hills. 
  • Grjótagjá Hot Spring – A bright blue hot spring inside a cave which was also a location used in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.
  • Húsavík – A small and charming town on the banks of Skjálfandi Bay.
  • Goðafoss Waterfall – A breathtaking arch-shaped cascade with a rich history.

Exploring Akureyri & North Iceland
Whale feeding with birds flying around

You’ll wake up in Akureyri, the largest settlement outside of the Greater Reykjavík Area. You can start the day by exploring this charismatic town by walking up to its famous Akureyrarkirkja church or explore the town’s famous (and questionable) fast-food culture.

Highlights Today:

  • Akureyri – A lively and energetic town which is home to around 20,000 people.
  • Siglufjörður – A small town on the Tröllaskagi Peninsula, famous for its award-winning herring-era museum.
  • Hofsós – The infinity pool at this village is a highly recommended stop.
  • Hvítserkur Rock – a large basalt rock protruding from the ocean.
  • Hvammstangi – A charming village known for its Seal Center museum.

West Iceland to Reykjavik
Hraunfossar waterfall with turquoise glacial water from Langjökull forming the Hvítá river

It is now time to head back to Reykjavík city, but not before having a few adventures in West Iceland first. Make your way through farmlands filled with sheep and horses towards the two stunning but vastly different waterfalls; Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. 

Highlights Today:

  • Hraunfossar Waterfalls – A series of trickling creeks streaming out of a lava field.
  • Barnafoss Waterfall – A bright blue, rapid waterfall just a short walk away from Hraunfossar.
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring – A powerful hot spring with ferociously boiling water and rising steam pillars.
  • Reykholt – A historical settlement, once home to one of the world’s greatest medieval writers.

Departure
Women in the silky blue waters of the blue lagoon in Iceland with smoke in the background

You’ve now encircled the whole Ring Road, and so there is nothing left but to say ‘goodbye’ to Iceland and start planning your next trip to this land of Ice and Fire. 

Highlights Today:

  • Laugavegur Shopping Street – Where you’ll find an array of cafés, restaurants, bars and shops.
  • Harpa Concert Hall – An architectural wonder located near the harbour.
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – Reykjavík’s iconic landmark building

Accommodation

You’ll have a choice of three accommodations levels. See details about each one in the boxes below. All accommodations for this tour have been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

For budget-level, single rooms will be allocated to bookings for one person.  Shared twin/double or triple room(s) will be arranged for two or more people. Groups with an odd number of participants will be allotted a single room in quality-level. Children and teenagers will be arranged in the same room as their parents. Additional cost may occur if additional room(s) is needed.

Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies between regions and that not all locations offer quality-level accommodations. At those particular locations, comfort level accommodations will be arranged, which has already been calculated in the upgraded price. We do our best to accommodate special requests, but additional costs may incur. 

Budget

Nice and comfortable rooms with shared bathroom facilities and shower located in farmhouses, guesthouses or hostels, in good locations with breakfast included. An example of this in Reykjavík would be Kex Hostel. 

Comfort

Comfortable rooms in three-star hotels or quality guesthouses, centrally located, very close to popular attractions. Private bathroom and breakfast included. An example of this in Reykjavík would be Fosshotel Rauðará. 

Quality

Rooms in four-star hotels or superior rooms in quality three-star hotels at fantastic locations near popular attractions. Private bathroom and breakfast is included. An example of this in Reykjavík would be Icelandair Hotel Marina. 

Car

You’ll have a choice of three options for your rental car. See details for each option in the boxes below. We only work with highly reputable dealerships, ensuring you a smooth ride throughout your holiday.

The vehicles for all levels are current models, no older than two years. They all come standard with a medium protection package including CDW (Collision damage waiver), GP (Gravel Protection), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and a Theft Waiver (THW). They also come equipped with free Wi-Fi with 3GB total. You will also get 24-hour roadside emergency services from the car rental agency. In the wintertime, all cars have winter tyres.

The driver must hold a valid driving licence which they have had for at least 12 months before the date of the rental. Age requirement varies for each level, and you can find more information on that in the boxes below.  

Please note that off-road driving is illegal in Iceland.

Budget 2WD

2WD vehicle such as a VW Golf, good for city driving and shorter trips. Fits up to 5 travellers & light luggage. No Highland capabilities. Driver must be at least 20 year old.

Comfort 4x4

4x4 jeep or SUV. Fits up to 5 travellers and 2 large pieces of luggage. Decent for snow and off-asphalt driving. Basic highland capabilities. Driver must be min. 20 years old.

Luxury 4x4

Large 4x4 like a Toyota Land Cruiser. Comfortable up to 5 travellers with 4 large pieces of luggage. Full highland capabilities. Driver must be min. 21 years old.

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Cancellation Insurance

Need to cancel your tour? Don’t worry, with our Cancellation Insurance you can cancel your package up to 48 hours before the tour start date and receive a full refund — minus the insurance cost, of course. 

The price for the insurance is based on the length of your package. The base price is 5,000 ISK per person, and it applies to all packages with a duration of five days or less. An additional 1,000 ISK per person will be added to the base price for each day after the first five. 

With our Cancellation Insurance, you will be reimbursed for your package, whether you broke your ankle, got called to jury duty, or there is a global pandemic. Just let us know at [email protected] before 4 PM (GMT) to cancel your booking and claim your refund.

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Terms of Service

For further information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

  • More than 24 hours before scheduled tour departure time: 100% refund. Some day tours might have a different cancellation policy, in which case it will be clearly mentioned in the “Good to know” section of the tour.
  • Less than 24 hours before scheduled tour departure time: 100% cancellation fee. Some day tours might have a different cancellation policy, in which case it will be clearly mentioned in the “Good to know” section of the tour.
  • More than 7 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 15% cancellation fee
  • Less than 7 days before scheduled tour departure date: 75% cancellation fee
  • Less than 72 hours before scheduled tour departure date: 100% cancellation fee
  • 45-30 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 50% cancellation fee
  • 29-15 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 75% cancellation fee
  • 14 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 100% cancellation fee

Scheduled international and domestic flights are non-refundable, be they a part of a package, multi-day tour, or any other service purchasable on the Traveo website, unless the Cancellation insurance is purchased. If a cancellation insurance is purchased, a full refund is given.

If flights are a part of a tour listed as a Day-Tour, standard terms of cancellations of day tours apply to a full refund. For cancelling and refunding of private flights (flights specifically arranged and scheduled for you personally or your group in specific), please contact your service agent.

If your tour is cancelled by the tour provider due to weather conditions or any other environmental circumstances you will always receive a full refund. Exempt from this are any rescheduled second tries of tours which already have been serviced as a first departure. In the case of a volcanic eruption taking place on Icelandic soil stopping you from getting to Iceland, you will also receive a full refund on all products booked on Traveo.

All booking change requests must be made via email by the person who submitted the original booking request.

Changing the number of people in a booking to a smaller number is considered cancellation for the change in number of participants.

  • Packages: 

For multi-day tours and packages, all requests for changes must be made minimum 7 days in advance. Please note that we might not be able to fulfil your changed requirements due to lack of availability, though we will always do our best, and do offer alternative options.

Depending on how far in advance a tour package has been booked and when changes to a booking are requested, an administrative fee of 5000 ISK may be charged each day/night of the itinerary that is modified. Additional supplier costs may still apply depending on the changes requested.

For bookings made within 60 days of arrival, changes can be made without incurring the administrative fee until services have been confirmed and the travel documents have been issued. However, for bookings made 30 days or less before arrival, the administrative fee and any applicable supplier fees may be charged due to the short processing time.

  • Day tours and activities: 

Day tours and activities booked on the Traveo.is that are serviced by independent operators can be changed up to 24 hours before departure.

  • Transfer of bookings: 

A booking may be transferred from one party to another, provided that the new party upholds the terms and conditions of the booking. An administrative fee of 5000 ISK will be charged for the transfer, and both parties must assume joint liability for this fee and any other costs that may be incurred by changes to the booking.

  • Parties travelling together: 

Should two parties wish to book separately but travel together, they should inform travel agents of this prior to booking. If a co-travel request is sent after the booking process has been finished, the change to a package is counted as a tailoring and is subject to a 5000 isk service fee.

  • Significant changes to packages: 

If a package is significantly changed from the original package setup/route as offered on the site, the product will be considered to be a tailored tour and might be subject to a 15% service fee of the total price of the package. This does not apply to added nights at the end or at the beginning of a package as this does not change the original package setup/route.

For budget-level, single rooms will be allocated to bookings for one person.  Shared twin/double or triple room(s) will be arranged for two or more people. Groups with an odd number of participants will be allotted a single room in quality-level. Children and teenagers will be arranged in the same room as their parents. Additional cost may occur if additional room(s) is needed.

During the booking process you will be able to choose a pickup location and starting time. If you do not show up for the scheduled pickup time and location stated on your booking, your reservation is non-refundable.

If you do not know your pickup location at the time of booking, you can choose to update your pickup location later, up to 24 hours before tour departure. Please call the number listed on your voucher if you do not receive a confirmation of your pickup location.

Traveo cannot be liable to any loss, damage, accidents, injuries, death or sickness during your tour. The same applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes or any other force majeure. Tour operators reserve the right to change routes, schedules and itineraries if needed because of weather, road conditions or should the necessity arise because of unforeseen reasons or circumstances.

We advise all travellers to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance to minimize possible losses due to unforeseeable situations during your travel. Traveo does not offer any travel insurance, so please contact your preferred private travel insurance company.

If you have a complaint about any of our partners please contact us at [email protected] and we will protect your rights.

Sun Voyager Sculpture on the coastline of Reykjavik

Arrival in Iceland

Your plane will land at Keflavík International Airport, located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field. Pick up your bags and then your rental vehicle at the airport and make your way through this desolate landscape towards Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

A short drive from the city is the famous Blue Lagoon Spa where you can unwind after your flight if you reserved a ticket during the booking process. With its warm, mineral-rich waters, soothing atmosphere, and stunning, volcanic scenery, the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place to start your adventure in Iceland.

Once you’ve arrived in the capital, check into your hotel and explore the city if you are not too tired after your travels. A short distance of your accommodations is the downtown area with the famous Laugavegur Shopping Street and Harpa Concert Hall. You can make use of the Midnight Sun and explore until very late in the evening, but keep in mind that you have a busy day on the road tomorrow so make sure to get a good night’s sleep.

Erupting Strokkur geyser at sunset

Golden Circle and South Iceland to Vík Village

Today, you’ll leave the city behind and head out into the countryside. Your first stop will be the famous Golden Circle route where you’ll visit Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. 

After you’ve completed the Golden Circle, drive the southern coastline towards Vík Village. En-route, visit the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. 

If you wish to add some excitement to this day, you have a few options from which to choose. You could get to know the Icelandic horse on a riding tour around the beautiful countryside. Icelandic horses are both friendly and intelligent, which makes this the perfect activity for the whole family.

There is also the possibility of snorkelling at Silfra Fissure in Þingvallavatn Lake. Þingvellir National Park is located on the boundaries of the N-American and the Eurasian tectonic plates. At Silfra, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in crystal clear glacial water between the two continents. 

Your last option is a thrilling snowmobile ride on top of Langjökull Glacier. You’ll race across the white ice cap on a powerful snowmobile while the adrenaline surges through your veins. Half-way through, you’ll stop to admire the stunning view on top of this country’s second-largest glacier. 

You’ll end the day at accommodations in or near the village of Vík. 

2 snorkelers holding hands in Silfra

Snorkeling in Silfra

Snorkeling between continents in crystal-clear water. Includes a tour with a certified PADI divemaster, all necessary snorkelling gear, Silfra admission fee, and hot chocolate to warm up after the dive. Minimum age 12 years. 

snowmobiles under the sun on Langjokull glacier in Iceland

Snowmobiling on Langjökull

An exhilarating tour on top of a glacier, no previous riding experience needed. Included is a one-hour snowmobile ride with a guide and use of overalls. Two people share a snowmobile and the driver needs to bring their driving licence. Age limit for passenger is 8 years.

Horse riding in Iceland

2 Hour Horse Riding Tour

Meet the friendly Icelandic Horse. Includes 1-1.5 hour guided horseback ride with a specially trained guide. Use of riding helmets, boots & rain wear. Minimum age is 8 years. 

Diamond beach with glacier ice blocks on black sand close to Jökulsárlon in Iceland.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

You can start today with a unique adventure: visiting an authentic ice cave. From Vík village, you’ll board a large vehicle, known as a super jeep, which will take you to a nearby glacier. The glacier, Mýrdalsjökull, is located above the volcano Katla. Don’t worry about Katla though; all Icelandic volcanoes are intensely monitored. Once there, you’ll get to step inside the dark but glittering ice cave and take amazing photos. 

You will then continue your journey East, driving past the beautiful Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Here, you’ll have the option to have another ice-adventure: glacier hiking. At Skaftafell, black sands meet white ice and green flora. Accompanied by a trained glacier guide, you’ll hike up the ice cap to admire the breathtaking scenery of this beautiful nature reserve. 

Your destination today is the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and adjacent Diamond Beach. Here, you’ll have the option to take a boat ride on the lagoon. You can either take a slower amphibian boat ride, perfect for families and photographers, or a speedy Zodiac boat tour. You’ll sail between the massive icebergs, perhaps seeing a seal or two swimming in the icy water.

You’ll spend the night at accommodations in the Jökulsárlón area. 

The Katla Ice Cave with a departure from the town of Vik is available all year around

Katla Ice Cave

Visit an authentic ice cave in a glacier that covers an active volcano! Don’t worry, all volcanoes in Iceland are monitored so this is perfectly safe. Includes a tour with a certified glacier guide and use of all necessary glacier gear such as crampons and helmets. Minimum age is 6 years.

Glacier hiking in Skaftafell national park is a must do when visiting the area

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell

Easy glacier hike, suitable for most people. No previous experience needed. Tour includes an English speaking glacier guide, use of helmet, crampons, ice axe and other necessary safety equipment. Minimum age is 8 years. 

A fun way to visit the famous jokulsarlon is by doing a boat in the middle of the floating icebergs

Jökulsárlón Amphibian Boat Tour

Sail amongst the enormous icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This tour is especially suited for families with young children as well as photographers looking for a great shot of the ice. Included is a guided tour in English and use of lifevest. No age limit.

If you want to experience the true size of those glaciers then a zodiac boat tour on Jokulsarlon is what you need to do

Jökulsárlón Zodiac Boat Tour

Get a front-row seat to see the giant icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The small Zodiac boat can get closer to the icebergs than the larger amphibian boat, providing you with a unique perspective over the bergs. Includes use of floatation overalls and lifejackets. Minimum age is 10 and children must also be taller than 130 cm (4’3”).

Berufjörður fjord in the east of Iceland offers breathtaking views

The Remote East Iceland to Egilsstaðir

Now it is time to explore the beautiful east fjords of Iceland. You’ll drive winding roads with the glittering ocean on one side and jagged mountains on the other. Your destination today is the East’s largest town, Egilsstaðir. 

The drive is very scenic, and you will pass many charming towns and villages along the way. You will notice how considerably less crowded this part of Iceland is, providing you with a chance to experience the raw Icelandic nature in almost complete isolation. 

You will end your journey in or near the town of Egilsstaðir which sits on the banks of the narrow lake Lagarfljót which is said to hide a terrible monster within its murky waters.

The waterfall of the gods known as Godafoss between Myvatn and Akureyri in the north of Iceland

Geothermal Region near Lake Mývatn

Today, you’ll explore the geothermal regions of northern Iceland. After breakfast, make your way to the Mývatn area where you’ll see smoke billowing out of steam vents, bubbling mud pools, a hot spring inside a cave, and a labyrinth of lava. 

A short drive from the Mývatn area is the town of Húsavík. This quiet, little settlement is known as the ‘Whale Watching capital of Iceland’ as many of the country’s 24 species of whales and dolphins make the ocean just offshore their home. 

Today, you’ll have the option of adding a whale watching tour from Húsavík to your trip. You can either go on a traditional whale watching tour or add on puffin watching as well where you’ll visit an island known as ‘Puffin Island’. 

Another option today is to unwind in the warm waters of Mývatn Nature Baths. Its mineral-rich waters are said to do wonders for your skin, and the view of the surrounding geothermal area only adds to the spa’s allure. 

You will spend the night in the vibrant town of Akureyri, stopping at the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall on the way there.

Tail of a humpback whale coming out of the water

Whale Watching Tour

See the whales in their natural habitat. Includes professionally guided tour and warm, floatable overalls for your safety and comfort. Also included is a second try in case of no sightings. No age limit.

Whale watching from a RIB boat from Husavik Iceland

Whale and Puffin Watching RIB Boat Tour

Hop aboard a boat and explore the diverse marine life around Iceland. You’ll search for both the mighty whales and the adorable puffins on this tour. Included on this tour is a specialized guide, warm safety overalls and a little surprise from a local winemaker. Minimum age is 7 years.

Person floating in the Myvatn Nature baths in the winter

Mývatn Nature Baths

Unwind in geothermal water just South of the Arctic Circle.  Please bring a swimsuit and a towel. However, you can also rent a towel if you don’t have one with you. Alcoholic beverages available to purchase for those over 20 years of age.

Whale feeding with birds flying around

Exploring Akureyri & North Iceland

You’ll wake up in Akureyri, the largest settlement outside of the Greater Reykjavík Area. You can start the day by exploring this charismatic town by walking up to its famous Akureyrarkirkja church or explore the town’s famous (and questionable) fast-food culture.

You could also start the day by setting sails in search of the giant whales off the coast of Akureyri. The town sits on the banks of Eyjafjörður which is known for its humpback whale population. However, there are also other species which can be found in the area such as dolphins, porpoises, minke whales and even orcas. 

Alternatively, you can opt for a riding tour through the beautiful and mountainous North-Iceland countryside. Icelandic horses are friendly and intelligent creatures and have a rich history which dates back to the Vikings. 

After bidding farewell to Akureyri, make your way to the ‘Troll Peninsula’, Tröllaskagi. There you’ll find many charming towns and villages worth a stop, such as Siglufjörður and Hofsós. You can also make a stop at the Beer Spa found on the Troll Peninsula where you can unwind in a tub filled with warm beer, said to to wonders for your skin. 

You’ll spend the night in the north-west region, near the town of Hvammstangi. En route, you can stop at the strange looking rock stack Hvítserkur.  Some say it looks like a dragon, others say it looks like an elephant but it is actually a petrified troll.

Horse riding in Iceland

2 Hour Horse Riding Tour

Meet the friendly Icelandic Horse. Includes 1-1.5 hour guided horseback ride with a specially trained guide. Use of riding helmets, boots & rain wear. Minimum age is 8 years. 

Whale feeding with birds flying around

Whale Watching Tour

See the whales in their natural habitat. Includes professionally guided tour and warm, floatable overalls for your safety and comfort. Also included is a second try in case of no sightings. No age limit.

Bathing is beer is possible in Iceland

Beer Spa

Soak in hops and yeast at the Beer Spa! Single and double tubs available. Bathwater is undrinkable, so there is no age limit but 16 years or younger must be accompanied by adults. Beer on draught at every tub for anybody over the age of 20.

Hraunfossar waterfall with turquoise glacial water from Langjökull forming the Hvítá river

West Iceland to Reykjavik

It is now time to head back to Reykjavík city, but not before having a few adventures in West Iceland first. Make your way through farmlands filled with sheep and horses towards the two stunning but vastly different waterfalls; Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. 

Close by, is Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, and one of the biggest lava caves in the world, Víðgelmir. You can add a tour of Víðgelmir during the booking process and explore the strange colours and stalagmites found within.

Alternatively, you can join a tour to the ice cave tunnels in Langjökull Glacier. You’ll meet your guides at the basecamp or in a nearby town. From there, you’ll be transported in a large vehicle up the glacier where you’ll enter the man-made tunnels which go deep inside the ice cap. Once inside, you’ll see spectacular blue colours of the ice and learn all about the glaciers of Iceland.

Back in the city, you have the day to explore the vibrant downtown area or unwind at your hotel room. If, however, you want to have one last adventure, you can add on a tour where you’ll go inside an inactive volcano. The tour will take you to a volcano outside of Reykjavík where you’ll be lowered down in a lift into the empty magma chamber. 

You will then spend the night in Reykjavík.

Ice tunnel inside the Langjökull glacier. A person in with a blue Jacket is taking a picture of a person in a red jacket inside the icy tunnel.

Langjökull Ice Cave Tunnels

Step inside Iceland’s second-largest glacier. The man-made tunnels provide visitors with the unique opportunity to explore deep inside the heart of an ice cap. Included is a guided tour, transportation from the base camp up the glacier, and free wifi on the glacier shuttle so you can Instagram your photos right away! No age limit.

The vidgelmir lava cave in the west of iceland is one of the biggest that you can visit

Viðgelmir Lava Cave

One of the largest caves in Iceland. Tour includes an English speaking guide and use of caving equipment such as a helmet and headlamp. No age limit.

View from inside the crater of a volcano in iceland

Inside the Volcano

Descend into the magma chamber of a 4,000 year old volcano. To get to the volcano, you have to be able to hike for 45-50 on uneven surface. All safety gear is provided as well as Icelandic meat soup to warm you up after the trip (vegetarian options available). Minimum age is 12 years. NOTE: Only available in September & October.

Women in the silky blue waters of the blue lagoon in Iceland with smoke in the background

Departure

You’ve now encircled the whole Ring Road, and so there is nothing left but to say ‘goodbye’ to Iceland and start planning your next trip to this land of Ice and Fire. 

If your flight leaves in the evening or afternoon, you will have some time to explore Reykjavík a little before you head to the airport. We recommend that you take a stroll down Laugavegur Shopping Street and check out the street art found on the buildings there. 

If you didn’t have time on your arrival day, you could also schedule a visit to the Blue Lagoon on this day. That way, you will arrive at Keflavík Airport feeling relaxed and rested. 

We hope you had a fantastic time in Iceland. “Sjáumst Seinna”.

Women in the silky blue waters of the blue lagoon in Iceland with smoke in the background

Blue Lagoon Comfort Entrance

Includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel and 1st drink of your choice.

Women in the silky blue waters of the blue lagoon in Iceland with smoke in the background

Blue Lagoon Premium Entrance

Includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel, 1st drink of your choice, second mask of choice, slippers, use of bathrobe, table reservation at Lava Restaurant, and sparkling wine if dining.

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