Iceland Full Circle

from £1456
excluding flights *
7 nights Year round

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.

Note, 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.

This tour is designed to include the highlights of Iceland and to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights!

Highlights

  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Waterfalls and volcanoes
  • Golden Circle and the South coast
  • Stunning fjords and idillic fishing villages
  • Jokulsarlon and Vatnajokull National park
  • Myvatn's lava formations, craters and hot springs
  • Track record of 85-98% chance of seeing the Northern Lights on this holiday (during the winter months)

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transport throughout
  • Entry to Myvatn Nature baths
  • Entry to Lava & Volcano Centre
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £120 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.

These are starting prices in £ per person based on rooms with private facilities

Departures Duration Twin Price Single Price Status of Tour
Jun - Sep 2019 (Tuesdays & Fridays) 7 nights £2,153 £2,962 Guaranteed Departure
Oct 2019 (Tuesdays & Fridays) 7 nights £1,844 £2,407 Guaranteed Departure
Nov - Dec 2019 (Tuesdays & Fridays) 7 nights £1,589 £2,062 Guaranteed Departure
Jan - Apr 2020 (Fridays) 7 nights £1,456 £1,897 Guaranteed Departure
May 2020 (Fridays) 7 nights £1,569 £2,005 Guaranteed Departure
Jun - Sep 2020 (Fridays) 7 nights £1,924 £2,515 Guaranteed Departure
Oct 2020 (Fridays) 7 nights £1,569 £2,005 Guaranteed Departure
Nov - Dec 2020 (Fridays) 7 nights £1,478 £1,969 Guaranteed Departure

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transport throughout
  • Services of driver and guide
  • Airport transfers
  • 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 departures only - 2 x guided northern lights searches on hotel grounds (subject to weather conditions), use of ice grippers and torch
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Guaranteed Departures

All departures are guaranteed to operate once you have booked, maximum of thirty passengers per group (no minimum number).

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.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

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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.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Natura

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.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri.

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.

Overnight at Sel Hotel Myvatn.

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.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hérað (Oct - Apr) or Country Hotel Alfheimar (May - Sept).

Day 5: Egilsstadir - Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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. The next stop is 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
Distance travelled: 260km/161 miles.

Overnight at Hotel Höfn.

Day 6: Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Fludir

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.

Overnight at Hotel Eyjafjallajökull.

Day 7: Fludir - 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.
Distance travelled: 160km/99 miles.

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Natura

Day 8: depart Iceland

Transfer to Keflavík Airport in time for your flight home.

Reykjavik Natura

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Located between Perlan and the domestic airport, the hotel is a brief, 20-minute walk to the city centre

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Icelandairhotel Akureyri

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri offers 101 comfortable, modern rooms in the northern town of Akureyri.

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Sel Hotel Myvatn

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Sel Hotel Myvatn is the ideal base for experiencing the wonders of Lake Myvatn and its surroundings, with 58 smartly-furnished rooms situated on the southern shores of the lake.

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Country Hotel Alfheimar, Borgarfjordur Eystri

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Found on a farm in the tiny fishing village of Bakkagerdi in Borgarfjordur, this guesthouse offers 30 double rooms across three log-cabin style buildings.

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Icelandair Hotel Herad

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Located in the heart of East Iceland's thriving capital of Egilsstadir, Icelandair Hotel Herad offers 60 well-appointed rooms that are both conveniently located and picturesque.

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Hotel Hofn

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Set in the middle of the harbour town of the same name, this 68-room hotel is within easy walking distance of the town's shops, swimming pool and golf course.

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Hotel Eyjafjallajokull

South West Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Close to the ring road in South West Iceland

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