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

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    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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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The tour itself allowed me to explore Iceland as a whole, rather than just the attractions around reykjavik. From glacier hiking to whale watching, the activities were incredibly exciting. We also had the opportunities to see some of the most spectacular waterfalls. Our guide Johann...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank vincentt570
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I joined this tour as a solo traveller but left with many new friends and adopted families! Our tour guide Johann made sure of this... and made sure that we were all enjoying ourselves. Can’t recommend him highly enough! Iceland itself is absolutely stunning and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Dontcloseyoureyes
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Most beautiful landscape I have ever seen. We did the 6 day trail with Arctic Adventures and I do not regret a single one. We had great hiking weather except for one rainy day but that`s just a part of real Icelandic weather conditions I...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank FelixBAustria
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I just returned from the fabulous five night/six day Golden Circle itinerary. It was beautifully planned by Arctic Adventures and masterfully led by our driver/ guide Hjalti Bjornsson. Hjalti is totally professional, personable and a superb driver on Iceland's narrow roads. An excellent tour. Great...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Excursion786231
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We just completed our six tour tour and we had a blast. We felt that we really saw a lot of Iceland in all it’s beauty and had wonderful experiences. The trip was well organized but we never felt rushed. When you do tours like...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Bill S
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    3 May 2019|
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    Response from kierstcb | Reviewed this property |
    Depends on when you go. Only late fall to early spring and it’s never guaranteed
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    Maurie A
    14 March 2019|
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    No it’s not included.
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    22 February 2019|
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    Response from KellyC282 |
    They have a website: 'adventures.is' that offers an 8 day instead of the 6 day trip that tacks on two "on your own" days to explore Reykjavik. One day before and one after the 6 day trip. (Basically just adds on two nights... More
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