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Iceland Circle Tour


This best selling tour takes you on a full circle of Iceland on the famous Ring Road, with visits to some of the country’s top attractions along the way. Ideal for those who want to make the most out of their stay without feeling rushed, this flexible itinerary also allows for some interesting detours. 

This package includes accommodation in Reykjavik, Northwest Iceland, Akureyri, Lake Mývatn, Egilsstaðir, the Vatnajökull area and Hvolsvöllur 


  • Product: ISIGCR-04
  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Season: 1 May - 30 September
  • Departure: Daily 
  • Price from: €998
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Included

  • 8 nights' accommodation (simple/standard), breakfast included
  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 7 days
  • Free in-car unlimited wi-fi, use of GPS & two authorized drivers for the duration of the vehicle rental period
  • Bus transfers to/from Keflavík Airport
  • Detailed road map (1:600.000)
  • Information pamphlet about driving in Iceland
  • Detailed itinerary sent by PDF
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline / petrol
  • Tunnel fees
  • Optional activities - can be added on request.
  • Any services not listed above in “Included”

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Siglufjörður
  • Akureyri
  • Mývatn
  • Vatnajökull
         
  • Jökulsárlón
  • Skógafoss
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Þingvellir

Day 1: Arrive to Reykjavik

Arrive at Keflavík International Airport in Iceland. Transfer to Reykjavík via the Airport Express is provided. After storing your luggage at your accommodation, we suggest taking a stroll around the colorful historic center of the city, with visits to some of the many museums, shops and cafes. You’ll also find a great assortment of restaurants to tempt your taste buds. For even more sensory experiences, check out the city’s vibrant nightlife and live music scene—a great way to shake off the jet lag.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik

Day 2: Borgarnes & Northwest Iceland

Collect your rental car in the morning in Reykjavík and start your journey towards the charming town of Borgarnes. Just a short drive from Borgarnes will bring you to Europe’s most voluminous hot spring, Deildartunguhver, and the picturesque Hraunfossar waterfalls. Continue on towards the Hrútfjörður area in Northwest Iceland where you will rest for the night. Driving distance: 250 km / 155 miles.  

Spend the night in the Northwest Iceland.

Highlights

  • Settlement Exhibition in Borgarnes
  • Deildartunguhver
  • Hraunfossar
  • Barnafossar
  • Reykholt
  • Grábrók

Day 3: Discoveries in North Iceland

Drive towards Skagafjörður fjord, an area known as the “mecca of the Icelandic horse”, where horses are said to outnumber people. In the Skagafjörður area, stop at Hofsós, where we recommend a dip in the geothermal water of the town’s swimming pool and a visit to the Icelandic Emigration Center. Continue on towards beautiful Siglufjörður, which was the historic centre of Iceland’s herring fleet and complete your circle with a stop at Dalvík before heading toward Akureyri, your destination for the evening. Driving distance: 280 km / 174 miles.

Spend the night in Akureyri area.

Highlights

  • Skagafjörður
  • Hofsós
  • Herring Museum
  • Dalvík

Optional

  • Hofsós thermal pool
  • River Rafting

Day 4: Enchanting Lake Mývatn

Drive towards Mývatn, an area known for its otherworldly surroundings and unique eco-system, including a thriving birdlife. Here you’ll also find the eerie lava formations of Dimmuborgir, which according to legend are said to house hidden people and other supernatural beings. Further along, you’ll come across the Hverarönd geothermal area with its gurgling mud pools and sizzling geysers.
End the day by bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths. Driving distance: 100 km / 62

Spend the night in Lake Mývatn area

Highlights

  • Goðafoss waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn area
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Hverarönd

Optional

  • Bathing in Mývatn Nature Baths

Day 5: Lunar landscapes

Explore the surreal and magical surroundings of Lake Mývatn. Many areas around the lake offer excellent hiking opportunities as well as other optional activities such as lava-caving, mountain-biking, whale-watching or horse-riding. For a rewarding detour, drive to the Dettifoss waterfall, surrounded by the steep walls of the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. Driving distance: 175 km / 109 miles.

Spend the night in the East-fjords.

Highlights

  • Lake Mývatn area
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Hverarönd
  • Egilsstaðir

Optional

  • Whale-watching
  • Horse riding
  • Lava-caving Lofthellir
  • Mountain-biking

Day 6: East Fjords & The Lobster Town

Zigzag southbound along the fjords of East Iceland. The scenic Fáskrúðsfjörður fjord, which once served as the base of French fishermen in Iceland, makes for an interesting stop, as does the small village of Djúpivogur, resting by the foot of the grand Búlandstindur mountain. The drive to Höfn is no less breathtaking with volcanic black sands leading to the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the rising highlands to your right. Once in Höfn, you can taste the lobster the town is known for and get a good night’s rest between the glacier and the ocean. Driving distance: 256 km / 159 miles.

Spend the night in Höfn or in the Vatnajökull area.

Highlights

  • Fáskrúðsfjörður
  • Djúpivogur
  • Höfn

Optional

  • Petra's Mineral Collection

Day 7: Vatnajökull & South Iceland

The first leg of today’s journey takes you alongside Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Further along, you can’t miss the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, offering a unique opportunity to watch icebergs drift towards the sea. One possible detour is this area is Skaftafell, the heart of Vatnajökull National Park. Crossing vast plains of black sands and glacial rivers you’ll soon arrive in Vík, with the dramatic Hjörleifshöfði peninsula nearby and the Reynisdrangar rock formations just off the coast. The last leg of today’s journey takes you past the now famous (albeit hard to pronounce) Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Driving distance: 350 km / 217 miles.

Spend the night in Hvolsvöllur or nearby area.

Highlights

  • Vatnajökull
  • Jökulsárlón
  • Vík
  • Eyjafjallajökull

Optional

  • Visit to Skaftafell
  • Boat ride on Jökulsárlón

Day 8: Golden Circle & Reykjavik

No circle of Iceland is complete without visiting the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, which plunges into the deep Hvítá river canyon, producing a beautiful mist. Further downstream you’ll find the geothermal area in Haukadalur, home to the one and only Geysir, the source of the word “geyser”, although nowadays its more active neighbor Strokkur takes care of most of the aerial acrobatics. End the day back in Reykjavik. Driving distance: 215 km / 134 miles.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Þingvellir
  • Reykjavik

Optional

  • Horse Riding

Day 9: Departure

Today, it’s time to head home after your amazing journey around Iceland. Transfer to Keflavík Airport is provided via the Airport Express. If your flight is in the afternoon we highly recommend a stop at the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic soak in the warm mineral waters.

Optional activities can be addeed on request

Optional

  • Blue Lagoon
Thanks to our extensive network of trusted suppliers, we can accommodate travelers of all needs and interests according to location, group size and budget.

Our hand-picked selection of accommodations in Iceland includes hotels, guesthouses, hostels, farmhouse B&B, cottages and more. For our car rental packages, we‘ve selected what we consider the best value option of accommodation at each location.

Includes basic guesthouses, farmhouses and good quality hostels with shared showers/WC facilities. Some rooms may have washbasins. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. In the more remote areas, most properties offer
optional evening meals.


Includes comfortable tourist-class (mostly 3-star range) hotels, farmhouses and well-appointed guesthouses. Rooms have private showers/WC. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. Most properties in this category have an on-site restaurant or dining facilities.

A. Ford Fiesta or similar
Passengers: 4
Suit Cases: 2
Doors: 5
Operation: Manual
B. Ford Focus or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 3
Doors: 5
Operation: Manual
C. Ford Focus Wagon or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 4
Doors: 5
Operation: Manual
D. Ford Mondeo or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 3
Doors: 4
Operation: Automatic
E. Ford Kuga or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 4-5
Doors: 5
Operation: Automatic 4x4
F. Ford Edge or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 5
Doors: 5
Operation: Automatic 4x4

NEVER LOST IN ICELAND!

A GPS navigation system comes free of charge with all of our car rental packages. 

Our rental car selection

We‘ve partnered with one of Iceland’s most reliable and efficient car rental agencies to offer top-notch service and a great selection of high-quality, dependable vehicles.

Automatic cars are available on request for an extra fee in types A, B and C. Please contact us for prices.

All rentals include a standard insurance policy with Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), unlimited mileage, GPS, free in-car unlimited wi-fi, two drivers and Icelandic VAT @ 25.5%. Fuel or oil is not included. Optional insurance upgrades, additional drivers and child seats are available and payable locally at the car rental office.

Collecting your vehicle

On Day 2 of your holiday, you will be picked up by your car rental agent between 09:00 and 10:00 from your accommodation in Reykjavik and taken to the car rental depot. There, you will complete all paperwork and choose among optional services or upgrades before collecting your vehicle.

 A valid credit card is required by the car rental agency, and a credit card imprint will be taken at the time of vehicle collection for security reasons. Your voucher covers the cost of the rental, but the imprint may be used to deduct any extra charges due to use or damage of the vehicle.

BOOKING INFORMATION

To find the exact prices and to book this tour click book now and please fill out the following form.

If you do not find prices for your ideal room combination then please contact us with your requirements and full details of your party.

Children

  • Children age 0 – 2: Free of charge
  • Children age 3-11: Simple: EUR 400 per child sharing room with adult Standard: EUR 533 per child sharing room with adult
  • Children age 12+: Full price

Rooms

  • 1 Person = Single room
  • 2 Sharing = One twin/double room
  • 3 Sharing = Triple room
  • 4 Sharing = Two twin/double rooms

Booking

After booking a holiday package with Icelandguest.com, you will be contacted by email within two working days by your designated travel consultant, who will assist with your booking and serve as your point of contact for any travel needs during your stay. The email will include the full name and direct contact information for your travel consultant along with information about your booking, payment and what to expect during your holiday.

We recommend booking at least three weeks in advance.

Travel Documents

For all car rental packages, we provide the following travel documents:
  • Pro-forma and confirmation invoices
  • Booking overview with information about all your services in Iceland
  • Electronic vouchers for each of your services
  • Full itinerary
  • Map of Iceland with your route, accommodations and interesting highlights marked
  • Information booklet about driving in Iceland
  • More detailed itinerary including a list of optional activities and attractions in Iceland as well as general information about travelling around Iceland

Delivery of travel documents

Travel documents will be delivered as follows:

  • At time of deposit payment: You will receive the pro-forma invoice by email.
  • Within 30 days of deposit payment: You will receive the full itinerary by email.
  • At time of full payment: You will receive the confirmation invoice and all vouchers by email.
  • Before your arrival*: Road map and information booklet about driving in Iceland will be sent by post

Please note that we must use the billing address of the credit card holder as the shipping address for the road map and information booklet. *If the package is booked less than one month in advance of departure, you will instead receive these items at your first accommodation in Reykjavík.

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