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If you're looking for a fast but full visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. It has tons of hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, combined with free time to experience plenty of the highlights, like erupting geysers, visiting glacier lagoons, and exploring breathtaking waterfalls and black-sand beaches. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: ELBI/145006
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Finishes: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Reykjavík
  • Akureyri
  • Borgarfjörður
  • Hofn
  • Vik

Itinerary

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Day 1: Reykjavík

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Reykjavík/Akureyri

Drive to Akureyri, stopping for lunch at a local cantina. Explore the town and opt to go on a whale-watching tour.
Eyjafjörður is a scenic spot to enjoy the local wildlife and small villages in the area.

Opt to go on a whale-watching excursion. On the checkout page, opt to pre-book a single-day activity (select "Whale Watching from Dalvik") or an activity bundle (select "Whales and Glaciers Bundle") ahead of time, to include one of these optionals on your tour.

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Day 3: Akureyri/Borgarfjörður

Stop at Goðafoss Waterfall en route to Mývatn Lake. Explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss Waterfall before arriving in Borgarfjörður for a night in a local guesthouse.
Head to Mývatn Lake, stopping en route at Goðafoss Waterfall. In Mývatn, explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð.

Visit Dettifoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe.

Reach Borgarfjörður in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse.

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Day 4: Borgarfjörður/Hofn

Leave beautiful Borgarfjörður behind and travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords. En route to Hofn, catch a glimpse of Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe.

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Day 5: Hofn/Vik

Visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and nearby Diamond Beach, with a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Continue to Skaftafell National Park and opt to take a glacier hike. Continue to Vík.
Marvel at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, with a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. The massive icebergs floating towards shore tower over visitors. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Stop by Diamond Beach, which gets its name from chunks of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier that float to shore. As these blocks of glacier ice melt, they develop a crystal clear sheen, set against the black sand of the beach.

Continue on to Skaftafell National Park with time to explore before continuing on in the evening to the small town of Vík.

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Day 6: Vik/Reykjavík

Visit Reynisfjara Beach. Continue along the Golden Circle to Drumbo. Stop at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gullfoss. Explore the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park. Visit a G Adventures-supported sustainable community dedicated to helping people with disabilities. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening.

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Day 7: Reykjavík

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Solheimar Ecovillage Visit, Selfoss
    • Local guesthouse stay (Borgarfjörður)
    • Goðafoss Waterfall visit
    • Mývatn Lake visit
    • Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops
    • Dettifoss Waterfall visit
    • Vatnajökull Glacier visit
    • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon visit
    • Reynisfjara Beach
    • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (5 nights), local guesthouse (1 night)
    • 6 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private minivan/bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Sleep in a local guesthouse in the eastern fjords region
  • Marvel at the largest ice cap in Europe
  • Gape at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with seals floating on icebergs
  • Photograph black-sand beaches and gushing waterfalls around this island nation