10-Day Iceland Vacation Package | Ring Road Circle

Duration: 10 Days

Summer (May - Sept.)

Group Travel

Glacier Hike

Are you looking for the perfect summer vacation in the land of the midnight sun? Do you want to explore Iceland along the Ring Road and also visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula? Then this 10-day guided travel package is for you!

 

In 10 days you will have the opportunity to experience Iceland’s most beautiful natural scenery up close, including the great Geysir, the black sand beach Reynisfjara, the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, the waterfall Dettifoss, and the lake Mývatn. This trip takes you along the picturesque South Coast, through the idyllic Eastfjords, and also lets you witness the majestic waterfalls of the North with your own eyes. As an additional highlight, you will also explore the Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland!

 

With this tour package, all accommodations and transfers are included and pre-arranged for you. During the guided tours, you’ll be in the hands of expert guides who know Iceland like the back of their hand, taking you to the best sights in comfortable minibuses.

 

The package already includes two essential Icelandic experiences: A glacier hike on the mighty Vatnajökull glacier and a whale-watching tour in North Iceland! You also have the option to add some exciting extras to your trip to customize your vacation.

 

Are you ready for an unforgettable summer adventure? If so, then read on!

10-Day Iceland Vacation Package | Ring Road Circle

Included:

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure day 
  • Accommodation for 9 nights (private bathroom, more info below)
  • 6-Day Guided Ring Road Tour
  • Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull
  • Hauganes Whale Watching
  • Day trip to the Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Detailed travel information
  • Personal travel advisor 
  • Icelandic taxes

Itinerary

Day 1

Highlights:

Capital Reykjavík

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík
Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon, Guided City Tour, Food Tour, FlyOver Iceland

Colorful houses in downtown Reykjavik

The first day of this trip is scheduled around your arrival at Keflavík International Airport. Regardless of when you land, a bus shuttle will be waiting for you outside the airport to take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík.

 

Depending on your arrival time, you can make a stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way into town to relax in the milky blue geothermal waters. If you head straight to Reykjavík, you can explore the city, go shopping or join a guided city tour. Look forward to the start of your circle tour on day 2!

Double room at Storm Hotel
Lounge at Storm Hotel
Storm Hotel (or similar)

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Bonus: Lounge & bar

Day 2

Highlights:

Þingvellir National Park
Geysir & Strokkur
Gullfoss Waterfall

Summary:

Accommodation: Southwest

The adventure begins! Your second day takes you to the Golden Circle. The first stop is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great political and geographical importance. It was here that Alþingi, Iceland's first democratic parliament, was founded in 930. It is also one of the few places in the world where you can see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge above ground!

 

Afterwards, you will be taken to the geothermal area of Haukadalur, where the Geysir and its active brother Strokkur are located. Here you can witness boiling water being spewed dramatically from the depths to a height of 40 meters or more about every 5-10 minutes. You will then continue to Gullfoss, a spectacular two-tiered waterfall in the heart of the Hvítá river gorge. After exciting explorations, you make your way to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the evening with your fellow travelers, sharing stories about the day and relaxing.

Hotel in the Southwest

The accommodation is arranged by the tour provider.

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 3

Highlights:

Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls
Dyrhólaey Rock Arch
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Summary:

Accommodation: Vík

Optional Activities: Katla Ice Cave Tour

Today you will slowly but surely make your way to the South Coast of the country, a true gold mine for explorers. You'll make your way to two of Iceland's most popular waterfalls - Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, both as different as they are impressive. Then, if you're feeling adventurous, strap on your crampons and head out on a guided ice cave tour! Vík's natural ice cave is the only one that is accessible all year round. Here you can marvel at fascinating blue and black ice layers.

 

We also stop at the famous black sand beach Reynisfjara, from where you can admire the rock peaks Reynisdrangar and the offshore peninsula Dýrhólaey. You spend the evening in a cozy, hand-picked hotel nearby.

Hotel in Vík

The accommodation is arranged by the tour provider.

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 4

Highlights:

Vatnajökull Glacier
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach

Summary:

Accommodation: Vatnajökull

Included Activities: Glacier Hiking

Optional Activities: Jökulsárlón Boat Tour

Day 4 offers you a classic Icelandic experience: a glacier hike on the mighty Vatnajökull glacier! In the hands of experienced guides, you'll explore this wonderland of ice structures and enjoy breathtaking views of the South Coast! You will then continue your journey to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Its undeniable beauty has made this place a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. In the lagoon, you can see icebergs drifting lazily towards the Atlantic Ocean.

 

You can take an optional boat tour to see the glacier up close, or simply enjoy it from the shore. From the glacier lagoon, it's also just a few minutes walk to Diamond Beach - a black sand beach where you can admire stranded pieces of ice that have drifted off the lagoon. We then make our way back to our accommodation and spend the rest of the evening relaxing.

Hotel in the Vatnajökull area

The accommodation is arranged by the tour provider.

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 5

Highlights:

Vestrahorn Mountain
Djúpivogur Village
Hallormsstaðaskógur Forest
Lake Lagarfljót

Summary:

Accommodation: Egilsstaðir

Optional Activities: Horseback Riding, Vök Baths

It's hard to believe it's already day 5! You'll make your way to the enchanting Stokksnes Peninsula, where dramatic peaks mingle with desolate black coastlines. The journey continues through picturesque fjords and with breathtaking views of the coast. The lovely fishing village of Djúpivogur is located along the way, and you may even see a reindeer today!

 

If you can't get enough of animals, you can also join a horseback riding tour. Later, you will visit the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógur, and drive along Lake Lagarfljót. A relative of Nessie is said to dwell in its depths... Your day ends in Egilsstaðir, where you will have a chance to relax and spend the night in a nearby hotel. For some extra relaxation, you can even add a visit to the Vök geothermal baths.

Hotel in Egilsstaðir

The accommodation is arranged by the tour provider.

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 6

Highlights:

Dettifoss Waterfall
Námaskarð Geothermal Area
Lake Mývatn
Goðafoss Waterfall
Húsavík Village

Summary:

Accommodation: Akureyri

Namaskard Geothermal Area in north iceland

Today you will continue your journey north and to Lake Mývatn. This area offers its visitors many sights and smells. Hike through the rugged lava field of Dimmuborgir and enjoy the lovely lake scenery, while just before, in Námaskarð, you can marvel at bubbling mud pots. On the way, visit the majestic Dettifoss waterfall, the second most powerful waterfall in Europe, and the smaller but beautiful Goðafoss waterfall.

 

A short drive further up the road will take you to Húsavík, Iceland's whale-watching capital. Húsavík has been in the spotlight recently, as it plays a major role in the Netflix movie “Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga”. In the evening, you'll arrive in Akureyri - Iceland's gateway to the north, with attractive wine and food options and a vibrant nightlife.

Hotel in Akureyri

The accommodation is arranged by the tour provider.

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Day 7

Highlights:

Akureyri

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík

Included Activities: Hauganes Whale Watching

A whale during a whale watching tour in Iceland

Today it's time for one last adventure in the North! Not far from Akureyri is the village of Hauganes, where you will take part in a whale-watching tour to see humpback whales and other gentle giants of the sea. The Eyjafjord is said to be one of the prime locations for whale watching, and you will not be disappointed.

 

The small village of Hauganes is also a great place to take a walk: The pretty harbor and black sand-lined coastline make for great scenery, with high mountain peaks all around. Afterward, you will drive back to the capital Reykjavík, where you will spend the night.

Double room at Storm Hotel
Lounge at Storm Hotel
Storm Hotel (or similar)

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Bonus: Lounge & bar

Day 8

Highlights:

Stykkishólmur Village
Kirkjufell Mountain
Lóndrangar Sea Stacks
Djúpalónssandur Black Beach
Gatklettur Rock Arch

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík

Kirkjufellsfoss

Today you will be picked up in the morning to discover the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Often referred to as “Iceland in miniature”, this region on the western coast offers you a variety of the landscapes for which Iceland is so well known.

 

Highlights include the arrowhead mountain of Kirkjufell, made famous by the popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, the black church of Búðir, and the picturesque black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. At the yellow beach of Ytri-Tunga you may even see seals! At the end of an eventful day, you will return to Reykjavík and can enjoy the evening in one of the many restaurants downtown.

Double room at Storm Hotel
Lounge at Storm Hotel
Storm Hotel (or similar)

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Bonus: Lounge & bar

Day 9

Highlights:

Capital Reykjavík

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík

Optional Activities: Guided City Tour, Food Tour, Flyover Iceland

laugavegur main shopping street reykjavik

Today you have a full day at leisure to explore Reykjavík. Take the opportunity to stroll through the Old Town, visit the boutiques on Laugavegur shopping street, or venture into one of the many exciting museums.

 

Optionally, there is the possibility to take part in other tours today, such as a guided city tour or a food tour where you can try various local specialties!

Double room at Storm Hotel
Lounge at Storm Hotel
Storm Hotel (or similar)

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Bonus: Lounge & bar

Day 10

Highlights:

Capital Reykjavík

Summary:

Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Today is unfortunately already the day of departure, but depending on the time of your flight, there is still the possibility of a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon!

 

If you leave for the airport early, there is no reason for gloom: You'll travel home with plenty of unforgettable memories, and you're welcome back anytime!

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