Iceland Full Circle

Iceland Full Circle

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10 Visits to Iceland

5 Successful whale watching trips

34 Countries visited

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Iceland Full Circle

from £1,268 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • Year round

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In pictures
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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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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on 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

Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until you reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.
Distance travelled: 415km/258 miles

Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until you reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.
Distance travelled: 415km/258 miles

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

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Day 3 Akureyri - Myvatn

In the morning explore the town of Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland, and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. From April-October there are optional whale watching tours available from 09:00-12:00. In the afternoon travel to Goðafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods. Then explore Lake Mývatn, known as a geological wonderland and for its abundant birdlife. See the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the tephra cone Hverfjall. End the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area. There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.
Distance travelled: 120km/75 miles

In the morning explore the town of Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland, and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. From April-October there are optional whale watching tours available from 09:00-12:00. In the afternoon travel to Goðafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods. Then explore Lake Mývatn, known as a geological wonderland and for its abundant birdlife. See the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the tephra cone Hverfjall. End the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area. There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.
Distance travelled: 120km/75 miles

Sel Hotel Myvatn

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Day 4 Myvatn - Egilsstadir

In the morning walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.
Distance travelled: 250km/155 miles

In the morning walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.
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 onwards catching a glimpse of Vatnajökull - Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast 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 onwards catching a glimpse of Vatnajökull - Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland.
Distance travelled: 260km/161 miles

Hotel Hofn

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Day 6 Hofn - Hvolsvollur

Start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and explore the extraordinary site where you might see seals swimming in arctic waters. From May through September, a boat tour between floating icebergs is included in the program. Just across the street, you can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and get a glimpse at Europe’s second-largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits you as you head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Iceland’s past comes alive at one of Iceland’s finest museums, the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses assemblage of traditions of territorial relics on display. Continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.
Distance travelled: 380km/235 miles

Start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and explore the extraordinary site where you might see seals swimming in arctic waters. From May through September, a boat tour between floating icebergs is included in the program. Just across the street, you can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and get a glimpse at Europe’s second-largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits you as you head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Iceland’s past comes alive at one of Iceland’s finest museums, the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses assemblage of traditions of territorial relics on display. Continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.
Distance travelled: 380km/235 miles

Hotel Eyjafjallajokull

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Day 7 Hvolsvollur - Reykjavik

A day of classics! Start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers in summer and winter. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you return to Reykjavík, you will be taken for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital. Northern Lights: From mid-September to mid-April optional Northern Lights evening tours can be booked at the lobby of your hotel, should weather conditions be favourable.
Distance travelled: 160km/99 miles

A day of classics! Start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers in summer and winter. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you return to Reykjavík, you will be taken for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital. Northern Lights: From mid-September to mid-April optional Northern Lights evening tours can be booked at the lobby of your hotel, should weather conditions be favourable.
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 £1,268 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 (Day 2 - 7)
  • Entry to Myvatn Nature baths
  • Entry to Lava & Volcano Centre
  • Visit to 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
29 Oct 2021 7 nights £1,395 £1,849
12 Nov 2021 7 nights £1,268 £1,668
26 Nov 2021 7 nights £1,268 £1,668
04 Mar 2022 7 nights £1,268 £1,668
18 Mar 2022 7 nights £1,268 £1,668
01 Apr 2022 7 nights £1,268 £1,668
15 Apr 2022 7 nights £1,268 £1,668
29 Apr 2022 7 nights £1,268 £1,668
13 May 2022 7 nights £1,540 £2,031
27 May 2022 7 nights £1,540 £2,031
10 Jun 2022 7 nights £1,886 £2,558
24 Jun 2022 7 nights £1,886 £2,558
08 Jul 2022 7 nights £1,886 £2,558
22 Jul 2022 7 nights £1,886 £2,558
05 Aug 2022 7 nights £1,886 £2,558
19 Aug 2022 7 nights £1,886 £2,558
02 Sep 2022 7 nights £1,922 £2,586
16 Sep 2022 7 nights £1,922 £2,586
30 Sep 2022 7 nights £1,922 £2,586
14 Oct 2022 7 nights £1,595 £2,104
28 Oct 2022 7 nights £1,595 £2,104
11 Nov 2022 7 nights £1,468 £1,886
25 Nov 2022 7 nights £1,468 £1,886
09 Dec 2022 7 nights £1,468 £1,886

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.

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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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