Iceland Full Circle

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Iceland Full Circle

from £1456 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • Year round

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See the natural treasures of Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle route

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Discover pseudo-craters and mud pools at Lake Myvatn

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See the black-sand beaches and waterfalls on the South Coast

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Experience the ice wonders of Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon

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Discover Vatnajokull National Park, home to Iceland's largest ice cap

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Journey through the picturesque villages of the East Fjords

Why this trip...

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Overview

On this 7 night escorted tour explore all the classic sights along Iceland’s ring road and with an expert guide discover this country’s rich history, dramatic landscapes and stunning nature. Travel in the summer and marvel at the midnight sun or join during the winter months and go in search of the elusive northern lights.

This tour is designed to include the highlights of Iceland and to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive northern lights for those travelling between September and early April.

Unlike other escorted tours we offer in Iceland this trip is not a small group tour and on rare occasions, could exceed 30 passengers. All departures however are guaranteed and there are no minimum numbers. The holiday is designed to give the visitor the maximum coverage of Iceland in the shortest possible time, and hence the itinerary will be rather busy.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive Iceland

After checking in to your hotel explore Reykjavik independently and enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants that the capital has to offer.

After checking in to your hotel explore Reykjavik independently and enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants that the capital has to offer.

Reykjavik Natura

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Day 2 Reykjavik - Akureyri

Today travel along the scenic Hvalfjordur fjord and then onwards to Grabrok volcano crater, formed by a fissure eruption approximately 3400 years ago, which rises about 170 above ground and on a clear day offers spectacular views over Borgarfjordur region. In the afternoon visit a natural history and seal museum in a small fishing village in north west Iceland and stroll around the local harbour. Continuing further north stop at the turf church of Vídimyri which has been extensively restored to its original form. Continue to the capital of the north, Akureyri for your overnight.
Distance travelled: 425km/264 miles

Today travel along the scenic Hvalfjordur fjord and then onwards to Grabrok volcano crater, formed by a fissure eruption approximately 3400 years ago, which rises about 170 above ground and on a clear day offers spectacular views over Borgarfjordur region. In the afternoon visit a natural history and seal museum in a small fishing village in north west Iceland and stroll around the local harbour. Continuing further north stop at the turf church of Vídimyri which has been extensively restored to its original form. Continue to the capital of the north, Akureyri for your overnight.
Distance travelled: 425km/264 miles

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

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Day 3 Akureyri - Myvatn

This morning explore Akureyri and visit the botanical gardens. In the afternoon travel to the magnificent Godafoss, waterfall of the gods. Then continue to Lake Myvatn. The lake's unique features are shaped by nature - strange lava formations, volcanic craters and beautiful bays. Stop at the bizarre lava formations at Kalfastrond followed by a walk around the many pseudocraters. Stroll through the mysterious lava field of Dimmuborgir, see the tephra cone Hverfjall and end the day with a relaxing soak at Myvatn Nature Baths.
Distance travelled: 120km/75 miles

This morning explore Akureyri and visit the botanical gardens. In the afternoon travel to the magnificent Godafoss, waterfall of the gods. Then continue to Lake Myvatn. The lake's unique features are shaped by nature - strange lava formations, volcanic craters and beautiful bays. Stop at the bizarre lava formations at Kalfastrond followed by a walk around the many pseudocraters. Stroll through the mysterious lava field of Dimmuborgir, see the tephra cone Hverfjall and end the day with a relaxing soak at Myvatn Nature Baths.
Distance travelled: 120km/75 miles

Sel Hotel Myvatn

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Day 4 Myvatn - Egilsstadir

This morning enjoy a hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir, possibly even catch a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. This afternoon visit the hot spring area of Namaskard with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. And then head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland and with some luck, you might see an Arctic fox or reindeer. From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajokull National Park.
Distance travelled: 250km/155 miles

This morning enjoy a hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir, possibly even catch a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. This afternoon visit the hot spring area of Namaskard with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. And then head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland and with some luck, you might see an Arctic fox or reindeer. From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajokull National Park.
Distance travelled: 250km/155 miles

Icelandair Hotel Herad

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Please note that between May to September, you will stay at Country Hotel Alfheimar instead.

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Day 5 Egilsstadir - Hofn

Today admire the dramatic fjord landscape and the small picturesque fishing villages spotted along the rugged coastline. In the afternoon continue south catching a glimpse of Vatnajokull - Europe's biggest glacier that dominates south east Iceland.
Distance travelled: 260km/161 miles

Today admire the dramatic fjord landscape and the small picturesque fishing villages spotted along the rugged coastline. In the afternoon continue south catching a glimpse of Vatnajokull - Europe's biggest glacier that dominates south east Iceland.
Distance travelled: 260km/161 miles

Hotel Hofn

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Day 6 Hofn - Hvolsvollur

Start the day with a stop at Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs. Explore the extraordinary site and you might catch a glimpse of seals swimming in arctic waters. Then skirt around the southern part of the glacier and spend some time in Vatnajokull National park - Europe's second largest national park Today travel west on day filled with natural wonders along the way. Gaze out over the black sand beaches and wave-lashed cliffs near Vik and feel the spray on your face as you stand at the foot of Skogafoss, an impressive 60m high waterfall. Continue on to Seljalandsfoss, where it is possible to walk behind – be prepared to get wet! Then continue to your accommodation for this evening.
Distance travelled: 380km/235 miles

Start the day with a stop at Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs. Explore the extraordinary site and you might catch a glimpse of seals swimming in arctic waters. Then skirt around the southern part of the glacier and spend some time in Vatnajokull National park - Europe's second largest national park Today travel west on day filled with natural wonders along the way. Gaze out over the black sand beaches and wave-lashed cliffs near Vik and feel the spray on your face as you stand at the foot of Skogafoss, an impressive 60m high waterfall. Continue on to Seljalandsfoss, where it is possible to walk behind – be prepared to get wet! Then continue to your accommodation for this evening.
Distance travelled: 380km/235 miles

Hotel Eyjafjallajokull

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Day 7 Hvolsvollur - Reykjavik

A day of classics! The day starts with a visit to Fridheimar farm for an entertaining horse show before continuing to the famed Golden Circle. See the much admired Gullfoss, a spectacular two-tiered waterfall; watch the geyser Strokkur erupt and explore Thingvellir National Park, where the historic ancient parliament assembled among tectonic rifts and brooding mountains. Then travel to the capital for your overnight stay back at Icelandair Hotel Natura.
Distance travelled: 160km/99 miles

A day of classics! The day starts with a visit to Fridheimar farm for an entertaining horse show before continuing to the famed Golden Circle. See the much admired Gullfoss, a spectacular two-tiered waterfall; watch the geyser Strokkur erupt and explore Thingvellir National Park, where the historic ancient parliament assembled among tectonic rifts and brooding mountains. Then travel to the capital for your overnight stay back at Icelandair Hotel Natura.
Distance travelled: 160km/99 miles

Day 8 depart Iceland

Transfer to Keflavík Airport in time for your flight home.

Transfer to Keflavík Airport in time for your flight home.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1456 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £250 per person with Icelandair (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transport throughout and airport transfers
  • Services of driver and guide
  • Entry to Myvatn Nature baths
  • Entry to Lava & Volcano Centre
  • Visit to Seal museum, Vidimyri turf church, Petra's stone and mineral collection, Icelandic horse stables and geothermal greenhouse
  • Winter only: 2 guided northern lights searches on hotel grounds
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on rooms with private facilities.

Departures (Fridays) Duration Twin Price Single Price
Sep 2020 7 nights £1,924 £2,515
Oct 2020 7 nights £1,569 £2,005
Nov 2020 - April 2021 7 nights £1,456 £1,969
May 2021 7 nights £1,569 £2,005
Jun - Sep 2021 7 nights £1,924 £2,515
Oct 2021 7 nights £1,569 £2,005
Nov - Dec 2021 7 nights £1,478 £1,969

Please check with our expert team for exact dates as tours do not operate every Friday.

Group Size

This escorted group requires a minimum of 5 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 30. Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details

Private departures

Please contact us for a private departure on any date suitable for you. This itinerary can be tailor made to fit your requirements and group size.

Meet our expert

nordic team eric shadbolt bw
One of our specialists
Meet Eric

10 Visits to Iceland

5 Successful whale watching trips

34 Countries visited

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