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
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.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Local guesthouse stay (Borgarfjörður)
Goðafoss waterfall visit
Mývatn lake visit
Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops
Dettifoss waterfall visit
Vatnajökull glacier visit
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon visit
The Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals 6 breakfasts
Transportation Private minivan/bus, walking.
Accommodations Standard hotel (5 nights), local guesthouse (1 night).
Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Travel Style: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Itinerary Day 1: Reykjavík
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Reykjavík/Akureyri
Drive to Akureyri, stopping for lunch at a local cantina. Explore the town or opt to go on a whale-watching tour.
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.
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.
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.
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. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening.