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Best of Iceland: Golden Circle & Snæfellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour

Get ready for an adventure and head out into Iceland's varied landscapes. Visit erupting geysers, glacier lagoons, and breathtaking waterfalls. From the dramatic landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to searching for seals floating on icebergs in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon this 8 night small group tour from Reykjavik this jam-packed tour has it all.

Best of Iceland: Golden Circle & Snæfellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour

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DEPARTURE DATE: September 7, 2024
Countries Visited: Iceland

OVERVIEW

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.

  • Sleep in a local guesthouse in the eastern fjords region
  • Search for seals floating on icebergs in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Spend time soaking in the Sky Lagoon outside the city
  • Enjoy an immersive day tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
September 7, 2024from $4,249 CAD - (compared to $4999)Per Person
September 7, 2024from $4,249 CAD - (single share program)Per Person
September 7, 2024from $5,348 - own roomSingle Traveler
September 21, 2024from $4,249 CAD - (single share program)Per Person
September 21, 2024from $4,249 CAD - (single share program)Per Person
September 21, 2024from $5,348 - own roomSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • 8 night small group escorted coach tour (maximum 16 guests)
  • 8 night accommodation - Standard hotel (6 nights), local guesthouse (2 nights)
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Mývatn lake visit
  • Vatnajökull glacier visit
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon visit
  • Reynisfjara beach
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
  • Enjoy a soak in Sky Lagoon just outside of the city
  • Day tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Sep 7Reykjavik
2Sun Sep 8Reykjavik/Akureyri
3Mon Sep 9Akureyri/Bakkagerdi
4Tue Sep 10Bakkagerdi/Hofn
5Wed Sep 11Hofn/Vik
6Thu Sep 12Vik/Reykjavik
7Fri Sep 13Reykjavik
8Sat Sep 14Snæfellsnes Peninsula
9Sun Sep 15Reykjavik

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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