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7 day - An independent summer tour of Iceland
Enjoy the ultimate escape to Iceland's Golden Circle & Northern Highlights. Join us for an independent tour to the land of ice and fire in the middle of the North Atlantic. We will take you out to see the most famous sights around the Golden Circle, hot springs and much more.
Visit filming locations from the Game of Thrones Iceland such as ancient site of Þingvellir and then areas around Akureyri such as the Goðafoss waterfall. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.
- Day 1
- Arrive Reykjavik.
- Day 2
- Golden Circle Highlights - Þingvellir, then Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir
- Day 3
- South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
- Day 4
- Arrive Akureyri, the largest town in the north of Iceland
- Day 5
- Explore Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss, Selfoss and Godafoss
- Day 6
- Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing
- Day 7
- Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon
- Start/End Place
- Reykjavik, Iceland tours
- Country Visited
- Iceland tours
- 7 Days
Day tours in a super jeep, minivan, Flight to/from Akureyri.
- Meet & Greet service at hotel
- 5 nights at centrally located 3.5 star hotels in Reykjavik and Akureyri
- 1 night at local inn by the Blue Lagoon
- Daily breakfast
- Day tour with small group to visit Dimmuborgir, Mývatn Nature Baths & Goðafoss Waterfall
- Golden Circle small group day tour
- Sólheimajökull glacier walk with small group tour
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon
- Transfers to airport after Blue Lagoon
- Flight Reykjavik to Akureyri return
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Gratitudes and items of personal nature
- Transfers from airport to hotel. We can arrange a private transfer if you wish
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Transfer from and to Reykjavik and Akureyri Domestic Airport
Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik.
On arrival, make your own way to the hotel. After settling in, the afternoon and evening is yours to explore the compact & vibrant city centre with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. If you're interested in checking out Icelandic design or experiencing the city's thriving coffee culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its various shops and cosy cafes. Be sure to check out the Harp Opera house on the harbour.
We also suggest a visit to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum in the heart of downtown. It is Iceland's first educational and recreational Northern Lights Centre where multimedia is used to explain when, why and how the Northern Lights work, with the highlights being large HD projection of the Auroras.
AccommodationHotel Alda or similar
Optional Add Ons
Day 2 - Golden Circle Highlights - Þingvellir, then Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir
Pick up at 9am from your hotel to join a small group tour out to the famous Golden Circle. Your route is combined with stops at local farms for some traditional tastes, a visit to a local highlights and a chance to see the Northern Lights as you drive home.
Visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and the great Geyser geothermal area where the reliable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water up as high as 15 - 30 m. After enjoying these jewels of Icelandic nature, it is time to turn our attention back to the taste buds with a visit to the farm Hraðastaðir or Efstidalur. There you can sample their local products such as skyr and delicious ice cream and meet the friendly animals.
Transportation8 hours duration
Day 3 - South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
An early start to travel to the south coast of Iceland with its black beaches, picturesque waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. On our way we witness the many sides of Icelandic nature and culture. Skógafoss Waterfall and Reynisfjara Beach are among highlights. Farms, small villages, horses grazing amidst glaciers, active geothermal areas, black sand deserts and terrific cliffs will capture your eye and provide endless photo opportunities.
The adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th largest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. With provided helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes, hike on the ice for about one hour. The glacier guides are all trained and licensed; providing a safe, entertaining and informative hike
Arrive back in Reykjavík early in the evening, giving you plenty of time to explore the downtown area, with its museums, cafés and shops, before dinner.
Be sure to carry warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes. During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café.
More adventurous day tours can be arranged.
Day 4 - Arrive Akureyri, the largest town in the north of Iceland
This morning, take the flybus to the domestic airport where you'll board a 60 minute flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri.
Often referred to as the "capital" of the north, Akureyri is by far the largest town in the north of Iceland and it's the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population little less than 20,000. Located only 60 kilometres from the Arctic circle, the mountains in the area are often capped with snow year round.
For the next two nights you'll be staying at the comfortable hotel right in the town's centre.
Day 5 - Explore Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss, Selfoss and Godafoss
Today you will be entering the other worldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for "North of the Wall" were filmed. You will be picked up at your hotel at 9am and then have a full day of touring this area.
The Lake Mývatn area is considered by many to be the most beautiful and, at the same time, the most catastrophic place in Iceland. Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn with an experienced local tour guide including all the top attractions and the Myvatn Nature Baths. This tour is unique in that you also visit the amazing Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe featured in films such as Promethius. Game of Thrones filming locations including Höfði where the North of the wall was filmed and Star Wars filming location are also visited.
You will stop along the way for lunch (not included) and we recommend bringing good walking shoes, bathing suit and towel (can be rented), water bottle and warm clothing in winter time.
Transportation7,5 hours duration
Day 6 - Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing
Day 7 - Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon
Our services end after breakfast and a bus transfer to the international airport.
All prices listed are per person, twin share. Early indicative price for 2023.
30 Sep 2023
30 Sep 2023
Lunch can be purchased along the way during the day trips or bring your own. Boots can also be hired if necessary.
The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences. The hiking is easy on these tours. Ask us for a private quote - the day tours included are small group tours.
Interactive Tour Map
Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/