Guided Tour 10 days/9 nights
The Ring Road is the journey on the road par excellence, thanks to the amazing natural attractions. We focus on the north, full of natural treasures and traditions, and we also add a wild adventure in the highlands! We aim at making our travelers get close to Icelandic culture, ancient and modern.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN ICELAND AND REYKJAVÍK
Arrival in Keflavík and transfer to Reykjavík in shared shuttle. Depending on the arrival time, you can visit some of the main representative places. Among these, the enchanting Tjörnin lake and the Harpa, iconic glass building by the sea. We can’t miss a visit to the majestic Hallgrímskirkja. Moreover, Reykjavík is a perfect city for a stroll, and it’s very nice just to take shelter in one of the historic cafes, to warm up with a kaffi or kókó. Overnight in the city, in 3* hotel, in the centre.
DAY 2 – TOWARDS THE NORTH -Guided Tour
In the morning, you meet the guide. You leave the capital to start the road trip. After the tunnel of Hvalfjörður, we reach Borgarnes and then Bifröst, village built on a lava field, from where we can climb the impressive volcanic crater of Grábrók. Close to Varmahlíð, we visit Glaumbær, the most iconic turf roof farm, and Víðimýrarkirkja, a pretty black little church, again with a turf roof. We cross the pass of Öxnadalsheiði and we arrive in Akureyri, capital of the North, where we visit the very nice botanic gardens. Overnight in Húsavík, in a 3* hotel.
DAY 3 – SURROUNDINGS OF MÝVATN – Guided Tours
The day is entirely dedicated to Mývatn area, one of the most varied places in Iceland. We start at the volcanic area of Krafla, and then we move to the geothermal area of Hverir, the place on Earth which is the most similar to Mars. Among the attractions, the lava field of Dimmuborgir and the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar (geological formations you can find only here and on Mars). To end the day in the best way, we bath in the paradisiacal Jarðböðin, sister – less touristic – of the Blue Lagoon. Overnight in Húsavík, in a 3* hotel.
DAY 4 – THE POWER OF WATER AT DETTIFOSS AND ÁSBYRGI
In the morning, we go whale watching, hoping to meet the giants of the ocean. After that, we drive thorugh Tjörnes peninsula, trying to see some puffins along the way. Then we reach and visit the impressive canyon of Ásbyrgi, which they say it was formed by Odin’s horse and now it is thought to be the home of the hidden people. We go through the marvelous Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. Here, we visit the unique columnar rock formations of Hljóðaklettar and then we stop at the majestic waterfall of Dettifoss, a true power of nature, and the beautiful Selfoss. Through a more and more lunar landscape, we then reach Möðrudalur. Overnight in Möðrudalur, in farmhouse.
DAY 5 – THE AMAZING EAST FJORDS – Guided Tour
In the morning, we stop at Stuðlagil, beautiful canyon which has become famous only in the last years. We can decide to visit the eastern part, where there is a small hike, or the western side (depending on weather conditions). After reaching Egilsstaðir, we might decide to go along the lake Lagarfljót, until the west shore, from where we can leave for a short – though difficult – path to reach an underestimated waterfall, Hengifoss (2,2km with 150mt climb up, one way). Alternatively, we can reach Borgarfjördur Eystri, a small village set in a fascinating fjord, where until the middle of August it’s possible to see puffins, and where we can visit the stone-residence of the queen of the elves. Another option is to arrive in Seyðisfjördur, a very nice town in the fjord, where there is a unique blue wooden church. Back to Egilsstaðir. Overnight in Egilsstaðir area, in 3* hotel.
DAY 6 – THE SOUTH-EAST AND THE GLACIER LAGOONS – Guided Tour
We leave Egilsstaðir and drive through the spectacular pass of Öxi to reach Djúpivogur, where we find a peculiar outdoor museum, managed by a funny and unpredictable whale bones cleaner, famous worldwide. Between Djúpivogur and Höfn, we stop at the majestic Vestrahorn, with a spectacular landscape. From Höfn, we easily access the region of the biggest glacier in Europe and third ice sheet in the world. First, you visit the diamond beach, where the icebergs meet the sea and glitter on the black sand. Then, at the Jökulsárlón lagoon, you find ice again, but in a different form: here you can see hundreds of icebergs in different shapes, fluctuating and sparkling under the sun or hiding the haze. Overnight close to the Jökulsárlón, in 4* hotel.
DAY 7 – THE SOUTH COAST – Guided Tour
In the morning, we reach Skaftafell National Park, and we visit the Svínafellsjökull, the most spectacular outlet glacier of Vatnajökull. Keep going west, we stop at the famous canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur. We then reach the black beach of Vík, then the dark beach of Reynisfjara, with its peculiar basaltic formations, and the promontory of Dyrhólaey, from where we can admire an amazing ocean landscape and from where we might see puffins. We now have other two beautiful stops to make, the perfect waterfall of Skógafoss, in the tiny village of Skógarand the romantic Seljalandsfoss (it’s possible to walk all around its jet). Overnight in Hella, in farmhouse.
DAY 8 – THE PAINTED MOUNTAINS OF LANDMANNALAUGAR – Guided Tour
From Hella, we leave the main road to venture into the highlands, through river crossings, to reach the breathtaking Landmannalaugar area. We can hike the circular path (5,4km, 200mt difference in height) to the colourful Brennisteinsalda, with colourful mountains, lava fields and fumaroles… And we will feel in the Tolkien land of Mordor! We go back through the same road and we reach Hella. Overnight stay in Hella, in farmhouse.
DAY 9 – GOLDEN CIRCLE – Guided Tour
The day is dedicated to the wonders of the Golden Circle. We start with the peculiar crater of Kerið, and then we reach Gullfoss, queen of the Icelandic waterfalls with its double jump. We move then to Geysir geothermal area, which gave the name to this natural phenomenon, and Þingvellir National Park, place of the first parliament, where it’s possible to admire one of the most impressive tectonic plates. In the afternoon, we arrive in Reykjavík, where we can visit other places of interest and have dinner in one of its famous restaurants. Overnight in the city, in 3* hotel, in the centre.
DAY 10 – END OF JOURNEY
Depending on the time of the flight, you can explore what Reykjavík has to offer. Departure towards the airport in shared shuttle, with the option to stop at the famous Blue Lagoon to relax before departure. Return flight.
Departure point: Reykjavík
1. JUNE 19-28
2. JUNE 26-JULY 5
3. *JULY 5-14
4. JULY 26-AUGUST 4
5. AUGUST 2-11
6. *AUGUST 4-13
7. AUGUST 14-23
* the itinerary is going in the opposite direction (anticlockwise instead of clockwise)
- Base 12 pax: 2.150 euro
- Base 11-10 pax: 2.250 euro
- Base 9-8 pax: 2.400 euro
Single room extra charge: 650 euro
Duration: 10 days
– Organisation fees
– Informative material and assistance before the travel
– 9 overnight stays in double/twin rooms, with private facilities
– Shared shuttle from/to Keflavík International Airport
– Transport in private minivan, including tolls and fuel
– Payment for the guide/driver for 9 days
– Food and accommodation expenses for the guide/driver
– Access to all the natural attractions and National Parks
– IVA e local taxes
– Booking assistance for extra visits and activities
– International flights
– Lunches, dinners, drinks and other snacks
– Travel insurance
– Health insurance
– Personal expenses and anything else not specified as “included”
Please note: minimum number of participant is 8, maximum number of participant is 12.
Bookings: please contact us.