Looking for a fast, jam-packed, but immersive visit around Iceland? This nine-day trip checks all the boxes. Pack those senses of adventure and head out into Iceland’s varied landscapes. Visit erupting geysers, glacier lagoons, and breathtaking waterfalls. Photograph black-sand beaches, soak in geothermal hot springs, and be prepared to fall more in love with a country with land you can sense shifting under your feet.
|August 19, 2023||from $5,019 CAD||Per Person|
|August 26, 2023||from $5,019 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Sat Aug 19||Reykjavik|
|2||Sun Aug 20||Reykjavik/Akureyri|
|3||Mon Aug 21||Akureyri/Bakkagerdi|
|4||Tue Aug 22||Bakkagerdi/Hofn|
|5||Wed Aug 23||Hofn/Vik|
|6||Thu Aug 24||Vik/Reykjavik|
|7||Fri Aug 25||Reykjavik|
|8||Sat Aug 26||Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|9||Sun Aug 27||Reykjavik|
Day 1 – Reykjavik
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 – Reykjavik/Akureyri
Drive to Akureyri, stopping for lunch at a local cantina. Explore the town or 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.
Day 3 – Akureyri/Bakkagerdi
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 Bakkagerði in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse.
Day 4 – Bakkagerdi/Hofn
Leave beautiful Bakkagerði 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.
Day 5 – Hofn/Vik
Visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and nearby Diamond Beach, with a chance to see seals sunbathing 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 sunbathing 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.
Day 6 – Vik/Reykjavik
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. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening.
Day 7 – Reykjavik
This morning join an optional snorkeling to the Thingvellir Silfra (where the tectonic plates meet). Later in the day join Your CEO for a short walking tour of Reyjavik center and some time at the beautiful Sky Lagoon for a warm soak.
Day 8 – Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Today explore Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Made famous by Jules Verne’s Journey to the center of the Earth, the region is known to features many of Iceland’s unique landscapes on one peninsula. Stop in small fishing towns and discover beautiful vistas along the way. Today you get Iceland in a nutshell.
Winter or summer, the Snæfellsnes peninsula is one of the most scenic destinations in Iceland. This place is magical and spellbinding with moss-covered lava fields, picturesque mountains, gorgeous black sand beaches, roaring ocean waves, charming little villages, and great vistas from sea cliffs. It’s a long day, but well worth it.
Day 9 Reykjavik
Depart at any time.
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