Iceland: The Best Of Iceland Tour
Join our Escorted Tours of Iceland and savour scintillating scenery and lush landscapes
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Escorted 14 day summer tour, visiting the Golden and Diamond Circles to see Iceland's foremost, iconic natural attractions and calling in on the world famous Blue Lagoon - an azure, geo-thermal spa set in a lava field
- Select your own accommodation grade
- Enjoy guided sightseeing tours in the picturesque Westman Islands and cosmopolitan Reykjavik
- Add a glacier walk and a tour of Vatnajokull National Park to your itinerary
- Book extra nights in Reykjavik to make the most of your time in Iceland
Iceland is a country that everyone must visit at least once in their lifetime, and what better way to see everything that this intriguing island has to offer than on Escorted Tours of Iceland? Completely isolated in the middle of the North Atlantic, the island was born out of volcanic activity which is what gives Iceland its unique appeal. The geological formations that can be seen around the island are infinitely interesting and the way that historic glacial action has shaped the landscapes makes the country truly distinctive.
On Escorted Tours of Iceland you will get the opportunity to travel by coach around the country’s most notable sites, as well as some that are less frequented but equally enthralling. With plenty of free time during the trip, you can tailor-make Iceland tours to suit you by joining some of the optional excursions. You also have the freedom to choose your own accommodation – ask your tour adviser for more information. All breakfasts are included on Escorted Tours of Iceland and for evening meals you are left to your own devices, giving you a fantastic opportunity to sample the local Icelandic cuisine in each place that you stay. Independence is the key element on these Escorted Tours of Iceland, allowing you to enjoy your holiday your way.
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Day 1 - Flight to Iceland
Arrive in Iceland and transfer to your selected hotel in Reykjavik. The world's most northerly capital boasts a vast array of historical and contemporary attractions. If time permits, why not explore the fabulous city at your leisure?
Day 2 - Geological Gems
Escorted Tours of Iceland commence in Reykjavík, calling firstly at Hraunfossar Waterfall. This spectacular series of falls flows for almost a kilometre across a dramatic lava field. Next, climb Grábrók volcano and look down into its astonishing crater. The Best of Iceland tour continues on a scenic drive north and arrive in Akureyri where you will check into your selected accommodation for the next five nights.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 3 - Sightseeing in the City
This morning there is an interesting guided tour of Akureyri to enjoy which includes a visit to the pretty botanical gardens. The afternoon is free for you to browse the city’s museums and shops, or perhaps book your own excursion for the day. You guide will be eager to help with whatever you decide to do.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 4 - Lovely Lake Mývatn
Today, our Escorted Tours of Iceland continue with a trip to the spectacular Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn. Over 2000 years ago, a volcanic eruption created this picturesque lake and it is now home to a rich variety of birdlife. Day three of the Best of Iceland tour is definitely the day to bring your camera!Meals included:Breakfast
Day 5 - At Leisure
A day at leisure to spend as you choose. Enhance our Escorted Tours of Iceland with an optional trip to the country’s most northerly town, Siglufjörður, where you can admire views of the magnificent fjord. Alternatively, stay in Akureyri and explore at your own pace.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 6 - Whale Watching (optional)
Today, Escorted Tours of Iceland take you to the charming fishing town of Húsavík where there is a fantastic opportunity to join a whale watching tour if you so wish. Over 20 different species of whale have been spotted in and around the bay and this may be your chance to witness some of these incredible animals in their natural habitat. In the afternoon, the Best of Iceland tour continue to Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 7 - Journey to the South
Enjoy a relaxing journey down through the centre of Iceland and admire the views as Escorted Tours of Iceland continue to Hella on the south coast. Along the way we pass two impressive glaciers and there is even time to take a dip in the warming thermal springs at Hveravellir. Check into your chosen accommodation where you will stay for the second half of your holiday.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 8 - Glaciers and Volcanic Landscapes
On day seven we explore the glorious south of the country which is bursting with scenes of lava formations, glaciated valleys, gushing waterfalls and noisy bird cliffs. Today there is the exciting opportunity to go glacier walking, led by experienced guides. Alternatively, travel on and visit the beautiful Skogar area.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 9 - Mighty Hekla
This morning, Escorted Tours of Iceland takes you past the country’s most active volcano, Hekla. Later, visit the impressive Hjálparfoss Waterfall and then continue to the old Viking ruins at Stöng where you can learn about Iceland’s historically notorious inhabitants.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 10 - At Leisure
Day ten is yours to enjoy as you wish. Spend some time in the town of Hella or join an optional tour to the beautiful Skaftafell area. During Escorted Tours of Iceland you can take a leisurely hike to Svartifoss Waterfall and witness Europe’s largest glacier which drains into a stunning blue glacial lagoon that is usually peppered with icebergs.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 11 - Westman Islands
Take a refreshing ferry ride today to the picturesque Westman Islands, one of the country’s best kept secrets. Explore the harbour town of Heimaey on a guided sightseeing tour before choosing one of the delightful cafés for lunch. In the afternoon you can take a walk around the island and enjoy the fresh coastal air.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 12 - Iceland’s Golden Circle
No Iceland adventure is complete without a trip to some of the country’s most famous attractions in the Golden Circle. See the amazing Gullfoss waterfall and the legendary Geysir which ejects boiling water up to 70 metres into the air. Next you will travel to Þingvellir National Park and enjoy the striking scenery.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 13 - Blue Lagoon
The final day of your holiday gives you the option to experience a dip in the legendary Blue Lagoon, geothermally heated with mineral rich waters. You can also visit more hot springs, fascinating bird cliffs and end the day with a guided sightseeing tour of Reykjavík.
Day 14 - Departure
Our Escorted Tours of Iceland end in Reykjavík where you will catch your return flight back to the UK or opt for a one or two night extension in the city.
- The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
- West Iceland and mountains tour
- Guided walk in Akureyri
- Goðafoss and Lake Mývatn excursion
- Visit to Húsavík, Vatnajökull National Park, Ásbyrgi canyon and Dettifoss waterfall
- Kjölur Highland Road tour
- South shore tour
- Þjórsárdalur exploration
- Visit to Westman Islands
- Golden Circle tour
- Tour of Reykanes and Reykjavik
- Visit to the Blue Lagoon
- 11 nights' accommodation in local standard hotels (upgrade details on request)
- Services of a professional guide for 12 days
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Return international flights from London Gatwick (details of regional departures on request)
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.