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Duration

7 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small

Available

All year

Minimum age

years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Operator
Tour starts

Reykjavik

Duration

7 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small

Available

All year

Minimum age

years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Days

7 Days

Departures

Reykjavik

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Highlights

 
 
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Arnarstapi
  • Hellnar
  • Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Lóndrangar
  • Djúpalónssandur
  • Kirkjufell

Activities

  • Glacier Hiking on Vatnajokull
  • Crystal Ice Cave (winter)
  • Whale Watching in North Iceland
  • Guided Hiking tour
  • Northern Lights (winter)
  • Midnight sun (summer)

Available Extras

  • Entrance to Vök Nature Baths – ISK 6,290
  • Single room fee – ISK 75,000 (not necessary – see here)
  • Luggage Storage – ISK 4,500
  • Hiking Boots – ISK 4,500
  • Waterproof Jacket – ISK 4,500
  • Waterproof Pants – ISK 4,500

About Tour

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and discover the stunning landscapes of Iceland with our 7-day Ring Road and Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour. Experience the thrill of glacier hiking and embark on a thrilling whale watching excursion, all while exploring the very best that Iceland has to offer.

This tour offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation and sightseeing, with a carefully crafted itinerary that includes all the highlights of Iceland. Explore the rugged beauty of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, drive the famous Ring Road and marvel at the breathtaking natural wonders that dot the landscape.

Our expert guides will ensure that you get the most out of your trip, sharing their local knowledge and providing fascinating insights into Icelandic culture and history. This tour promises to be an unforgettable experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Iceland and create memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Join us on this amazing journey and discover the true magic of Iceland.

boat sailing on Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in south east Iceland

Included

  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik.
  • 6 nights accommodation in comfortable country hotels with private bathroom.
  • Breakfast each morning at your hotel. 
  • 7 Days Guided sightseeing to all the best locations around the Ring Road of Iceland and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 
  • English speaking professional guide.
  • Glacier Hike on Vatnajokull Glacier
  • Crystal Ice Cave tour (October – April)
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Glacier equipment; helmet, harness, crampons and ice axe.
  • All safety equipment
  • Whale Watching in North Iceland
  • Small groups – max 18
  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board the minibus

What to bring

  • Dress according to weather
  • Waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Warm clothes
  • Warm socks
  • Gloves & Headwear
  • Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Camera (optional)

Good to know

  • The luggage limit for this tour is one small backpack and one piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20kg (44lbs). If you have any extra luggage, you can book storage for the surplus luggage before you arrive. There is a small fee for using this facility. You can add it to your booking in the booking engine.
  • You are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel and/or a guesthouse. The hotels we have partnered up with are all of the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The rooms come with private bathrooms.
  • The standard room is a twin room but it’s possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge.
  • If you are traveling solo, you might want to to add the single room fee if you wish to have a single room. Remember to do that when booking the tour. 
  • You are not required to pay a single supplement. If you are a single traveler and do not wish to book a single room, you’ll be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.
  • We always recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30 am) you should be able to join the tour, but some risks would follow (i.e if the flight gets delayed) and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.
  • This tour includes a pick up from Reykjavik. You can see the designated pick up locations in the drop down menu when booking.
  • Pick-up is at 08:00 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
  • You will have plenty of chances for bathroom breaks and to buy snacks on the way.
  • Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. Pick up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.
  • The Ice cave that will be visited on this tour is 100% natural and always changing. Since the ice caves are ever changing we will visit new ice caves each year in different areas of the glacier. The photos that you see on our website are from recent tours, but note that the ice caves might have changed due to the dynamic nature of these formations. 
  • Sometimes we may need to change glaciers or glacier outlets on this tour for various reasons, including weather conditions. Glacier outlets used on this tour include Svínafellsjökull, Falljökull, and Sólheimajökull, all amazing and unique glaciers, equally as beautiful. From November to March, we replace the glacier hike with a tour through the Vatnajokull ice caves.
  • Lunch & dinner is not included in the tour. Your guide will find a good place for the group to eat lunch. We always choose places that have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone.
  • The dinner is usually at the hotels we stay at for the night.
  • It is recommended to bring some snacks and drinks for the day time adventures. Some light chips and soda should do the trick.
  • This tour is perfect for groups, single travelers and families. 
  • You will be traveling on a minibus on this tour. The minibus includes free Wi-Fi. We will introduce you to Icelandic music aboard the minibus. 
  • We recommend you wear proper warm clothing, gloves, hat, scarves, and hiking shoes.
  • If you don’t have hiking shoes, you can rent them at the time of booking. 
  • In the rare case that we need to cancel the tour because of extreme weather, road conditions or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date. If that does not work out for you, you will receive a full refund for the tour. 
  • The minimum age to join the tour is 8 years.
  • We drive on average around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You will be spending approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. We do of course stop on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks and lunch stops.
  • Your tour will end in Reykjavik on the 6th day around 8 pm. 
Skutustadagigar in Lake Myvatn North Iceland

itinerary

The 7-day Ring Road tour promises to be an unforgettable adventure, allowing you to discover the very best that Iceland has to offer. On the first day, we’ll take you to the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, which is part of the famous Golden Circle. The waterfall cascades down in two stages, spanning an impressive 32 meters and is located in the canyon of the Hvítá river. We will then explore the rest of the Golden Circle before we head on to the Ring Road of Iceland, and later on Snaefellsnes Peninsula. 

As the tour progresses, you’ll stay at different country hotels or guesthouses each night, allowing you to make the most of your time in Iceland. If you’re traveling between September and April, you’ll even have the chance to hunt for the elusive Northern Lights, with exclusive advice from your guide on the best places to spot them.

We promise that this tour will provide a truly unforgettable experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Iceland and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your spot on the 7-day Ring Road tour today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

If you don’t have 7 days, we can highly recommend this 6 day tour around Iceland

Flybus Transfer: Book your transfer to & from Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik Capital.

Day 1 - Golden Circle & South Coast

Highlights of the day

  • Golden Circle
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Strokkur geyser
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar
  • Vík Village
  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • Northern Lights (September – April)

included

  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • The Golden Circle (Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir)
  • Visit the most beautiful waterfalls of the South Coast
  • English speaking tour guide
  • One night in a hotel close to Vík

The first day of our 7-day Ring Road tour begins with a pick-up from your accommodation or a nearby pick-up point in Reykjavík. We’ll kick off the day with a visit to the famous Golden Circle’s three main attractions. We’ll start at Þingvellir National Park, an essential location for every Icelander. Established in 930 CE/AD, it’s the world’s oldest continually operating parliament. UNESCO recognizes it as a World Heritage Site for its geological, cultural, and historical significance. You’ll also see Þingvallavatn, home to the Silfra fissure, which runs down between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The cliff of the rift valley runs through the National Park.

After exploring Þingvellir, we’ll head to the geothermally active hot spring area at Geysir. Although Great Geysir is inactive, Strokkur, a nearby hot spring, erupts with impressive torrents of superheated water every 5 to 10 minutes. We’ll complete the Golden Circle with a visit to Gullfoss waterfall, where you’ll feel the power of the falls as they drop 32 meters in two stages through the high, rugged canyon.

Next, we’ll drive along the picturesque South Coast, stopping at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to walk the pathway behind the falling cascade. We’ll continue onwards to the scenic Skógafoss waterfall, where the water cascades over former sea cliffs, creating a beautiful backdrop for rainbows. Our final stop of the day is Reynisfjara black sand beach, home to the legendary Reynisdrangar peaks and an incredible basalt column cave.

After a full day of sightseeing, we’ll check into a charming country hotel in the Kirkjubaerklaustur area on the South Coast. From September to April, our guide will provide special tips to help you find the Northern Lights in the area.

Þingvellir National Park - Golden Circle Iceland Tour

Our journey takes us to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history and geological significance. In 930 CE, Icelanders established their historic Parliament, Alþingið, which is recognized as one of the first democratic governments in the world. The Law Speaker’s dramatic “platform” stood at the edge of the mighty rift valley, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and continue to drift apart, creating a stunning rift valley. As we move on to our next destination, we will explore the fascinating Geysir hot spring area.

Golden Circle Tours, Geysir Geothermal Area - Golden Circle Iceland Tour

Geysir, the namesake of the natural phenomenon, is an intriguing hot spring area that features the impressive Strokkur geyser. Witness the awe-inspiring eruptions of hot water and steam every few minutes, accompanied by bubbling fumaroles. Our next stop takes us to the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, the final destination of the Golden Circle tour. Here, the Hvítá River rushes down from the stunning Langjökull glacier, creating a mesmerizing golden mist that rises from the rugged canyon. Gullfoss plunges down 32 meters in two breathtaking stages, providing an unforgettable sight that will leave you in awe. Don’t miss the chance to experience the natural beauty of Geysir on your visit to Iceland.

Gullfoss waterfall in Golden CircleGolden Circle Tours,

Gullfoss is a breathtakingly powerful waterfall. With its golden-hued mist rising from the spray, this natural wonder is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations. The water cascades down into a rugged canyon, dropping 32 meters in two stages, making it a highlight of the Golden Circle tour. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Gullfoss for yourself and see why it’s such a beloved attraction in Iceland.

South Coast Iceland, Seljalandsfoss waterfall - south Iceland tour guide

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland, located along the south coast of the country. It is famous for its picturesque beauty and the unique experience of being able to walk behind the waterfall. The waterfall drops approximately 60 meters and is fed by the melting waters from the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. During the summer months, the surrounding cliffs and fields are covered in lush green vegetation, adding to the scenic beauty of the waterfall. Seljalandsfoss is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the natural wonders of Iceland.

Rainbow at Skógafoss Waterfall - Iceland Must See

Skógafoss is a magnificent waterfall located near the town of Skógar. With a height of 60 meters (197 feet) and a width of 25 meters (82 feet), it is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. The waterfall is fed by the Skógá River, which has its source in the glaciers of Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

Skógafoss is not only impressive for its size but also for its beauty. The waterfall creates a mystical and magical atmosphere with its mist and rainbow, especially when the sun shines. It is also possible to climb a staircase of 527 steps to the top of the waterfall, where you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

According to legend, the first settler in the area buried a treasure chest behind the waterfall, which has never been found. The Skógafoss waterfall is undoubtedly one of the must-visit attractions in Iceland, and its breathtaking beauty attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Reynisfjara black sand beach and Reynisdrangar basalt columns at sunset

Reynisfjara black sand beach is a stunning natural wonder located on Iceland’s South Coast. It is known for its dramatic black sand, towering basalt columns, and powerful waves. The beach is surrounded by towering cliffs and the Reynisdrangar basalt stacks, which add to its otherworldly feel. Visitors can also explore the nearby lava cave and take in the panoramic views from the top of the cliffs. Reynisfjara is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Iceland.

Vík í Mýrdal - South Iceland Travel Packages

Vík í Mýrdal is a charming coastal village located in the southern part of Iceland, known for its stunning black sand beaches, towering sea stacks, and picturesque scenery. It is situated along the Ring Road, which is the main highway that circles the entire island, making it a popular stopover for tourists exploring the southern coast of Iceland.

The village is surrounded by towering cliffs, which provide breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, including the nearby Reynisfjara black sand beach and its famous basalt columns. The beach is also home to Reynisdrangar, a series of towering sea stacks that rise dramatically out of the ocean, adding to the area’s otherworldly beauty.

Accommodation

Hótel Geirland

or similar

Gallery - Day 1

Day 2 – The South Coast & Glacier Hike

Highlights of the day

  • Eldhraun lava fields
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Glacier Hike on Vatnajokull
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Höfn village

included

  • Guided Glacier Hiking Tour
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All glacier equipment
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • One night in a 3 star hotel with private bathroom
  • Explore the Highlights of the South Coast

After breakfast and checking out from our hotel, we’ll continue our journey along the south coast towards Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Park, a protected wilderness area spanning 13,600 km2, home to Vatnajökull glacier, Hvannadalsnúkur – Iceland’s highest peak, Skaftafell, and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, among other natural wonders. This tour offers the opportunity to visit all three of Iceland’s national parks: Þingvellir, Vatnajökull, and Snæfellsjökull.

During our stop at Skaftafell, we’ll embark on a glacier hike led by a certified guide, equipped with crampons and all the necessary gear to explore one of Vatnajökull’s outlet glaciers. These unique glacier tongues offer stunning views, with crevasses and moulins that lead down to the glacier’s base. Our guides are happy to answer any questions you may have during the hike.

From October to April, the glacier hike is replaced with an ice cave excursion, where you can explore the glacier’s heart and see Iceland’s magnificent ice caps from the inside.

After the exhilarating glacier experience, our minibus will take us to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where we’ll witness icebergs floating mystically in the water. These impressive chunks of ice break free from the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, with seals occasionally seen playing in the lake between the ice sculptures. Scenes from James Bond movies and other films have been filmed here, and the glittering blue icebergs eventually make their way to Diamond Beach, a black sand beach where they rest like sparkling diamonds on the shore.

We’ll spend the night in comfortable accommodation in Höfn, a charming seaside town known as the lobster capital of Iceland. In winter, we’ll search for the Northern Lights near our hotel.

Eldhraun lava fields - South Iceland lava Caves Tour

Eldhraun lava fields are a vast expanse of moss-covered lava flows in Iceland, formed by a volcanic eruption in 1783. The fields are located in the southern part of Iceland and cover an area of around 565 square kilometers, making it one of the largest lava fields in the world. The moss-covered lava formations create a unique and otherworldly landscape, with small streams and rivers winding their way through the rugged terrain. Visitors can explore the area on foot and marvel at the incredible natural beauty of this geological wonder.

Vatnajokull National Park - Svínafellsjokull glacier in Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Skaftafell Nature Reserve is a stunning wilderness area located in the southeast of Iceland, known for its dramatic landscapes, glaciers, and hiking trails. The reserve is part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park and offers visitors the chance to explore rugged terrain, including waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic peaks. Some of the popular activities in Skaftafell include glacier hiking, ice climbing, and hiking to the Svartifoss waterfall. The reserve is also home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts.

glacier hike in iceland, south iceland glacier hike

Glacier hiking on Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, is a unique experience that offers breathtaking views of stunning ice formations and sweeping vistas. The glacier is located in southeastern Iceland and covers approximately 8% of the country. Guided glacier hikes are available for visitors of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced hikers. Visitors are provided with the necessary gear, such as crampons and ice axes, to safely navigate the glacier’s crevasses, ridges, and moulins. The experience of exploring the frozen wilderness of Vatnajökull is truly unforgettable and a must-do for adventure seekers visiting Iceland.

Glacier Tours in Iceland, Svínafellsjokull Glacier in Skaftafell Nature Reserve - Iceland Tours

As we journey, we’ll catch sight of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, home to the unpredictable Katla, one of the most renowned and dreaded volcanoes, lurking beneath its icy surface. On clear days, you may even catch a glimpse of this fiery giant! Continuing on, we’ll witness the aftermath of past volcanic eruptions while crossing the Eldhraun lava field en route to Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. Skaftafell is a haven of green birch forests and thriving vegetation, a vibrant gem amid the rugged black sand wasteland.

Led by our expert glacier guide, we’ll embark on a three-hour glacier hike across a Vatnajökull glacier – Europe’s largest glacier. Alternatively, from October to April, we’ll take a fascinating tour of the Crystal Ice Cave in place of the glacier hike.

boat sailing on Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in south east Iceland

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a breathtaking natural wonder located in southeast Iceland. The lagoon is formed by melting ice from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which flows into a lake and then out to the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can witness the awe-inspiring sight of icebergs of various shapes and sizes floating in the lagoon, as well as spot seals and various seabirds. It is a popular filming location, having been featured in movies like James Bond’s “Die Another Day” and “Batman Begins”.

man standing and watching the sunset at Diamond Beach in south Iceland

The Diamond Beach is a stunning black sand beach located next to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland. It is famous for its glistening ice chunks of various sizes and shapes that have broken off from the nearby glacier and washed up on the shore. The combination of the black sand and crystal clear ice creates a beautiful and surreal landscape, which has earned the beach its name due to the ice resembling diamonds. The Diamond Beach is a popular destination for tourists and photographers, offering a unique and unforgettable experience of Iceland’s natural beauty.

 

Hofn i Hornafirdi - Iceland Must see

Höfn is a small coastal town in southeastern Iceland, located near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. It is known for its picturesque location surrounded by mountains and glaciers, as well as its seafood, particularly langoustine. Höfn is also a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, glacier tours, and Northern Lights viewing. The town has a population of around 2,000 people and offers various accommodations, restaurants, and shops for visitors.

Accommodation

Hotel Höfn

or similar

Gallery - Day 2

Day 3 - East Fjords

Highlights of the day

  • East Fjords of Iceland
  • Stokksnes
  • Hvalnes Peninsula
  • Djúpivogur Fishing Village
  • Eggin í Gleðivík
  • Egilsstaðir
  • Lake Lagarfljót
  • Hallormsstadaskogur Forest
  • Vök Nature Baths (optional extra)

included

  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Explore the Highlights of East Iceland
  • One night hotel in Egilsstaðir

On day three of our seven-day trip around Iceland, we bid farewell to the stunning Vatnajökull National Park area, but the breathtaking scenery persists. Winding through the East Fjords, we drive on roads bordered by the coast on one side and magnificent mountain peaks on the other until we reach Egilsstaðir. This charming town sits on the banks of the Lagarfljót River and is famous for the legend of Largarfljótasormurinn or the Largarfljót worm, a giant worm said to reside in the lake and reveal itself occasionally, an enduring element of Icelandic folklore.

Along the way, we make a stop at Djúpivogur, a small, remote fishing village that boasts a rich birdlife thriving on its black sandy beach. During the summer months, the majority of Icelandic birds make this area their home and breeding ground, leading the locals to joke that there are more birds than people in the town. Despite its size, Djúpivogur’s approximately 1100 inhabitants are renowned for their warm hospitality and staunch dedication to eco-issues.

The day concludes with a visit to the Vök Baths, situated on the shores of Lake Urriðavatn, where we can relax and soak in the geothermal waters while taking in the magnificent views. The Vök Baths are known for their modern design and the distinction of being Iceland’s only floating infinity pools. The cost of enjoying a hot bath at the Vök Baths is optional and is not included in the trip’s booking fees. If interested, please book the experience as an additional service.

Our accommodation for the night is in the picturesque Egilsstaðir area, where winter visitors can scout for the Northern Lights.

Djúpivogur, East Iceland

Djúpivogur is a small fishing village located on the eastern coast of Iceland, known for its picturesque harbor and unique sculptures called Eggin í Gleðivík (The Eggs of Merry Bay). The sculptures, created by Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundsson, are replicas of 34 different bird species found in the area and are displayed along the harbor. The village also offers opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking and bird watching, as well as a variety of seafood restaurants.

 

Accommodation

Hotel Valaskjálf

or similar

Gallery - Day 3

Day 4 - Lake Myvatn & North Iceland

Highlights of the day

  • Rjúkandi waterfall
  • Stuðlagil canyon
  • Dettifoss waterfall – most powerful waterfall in Europe
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Hverfjall Crater & Mountain
  • Námaskarð geothermal area
  • Dimmuborgir lava fields
  • Goðafoss waterfall
  • Akureyri – capital of North Iceland
  • Northern Lights (September – April)

included

  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Explore the Highlights of East Iceland
  • One night hotel in Akureyri

Day four of our seven-day trip around Iceland is packed with breathtaking highlights in North Iceland. Our journey from Egilssaðir takes us through remote and untamed landscapes, starting with the awe-inspiring Stuðlagil Canyon, one of the world’s most enchanting basalt rock formations. On the way to see the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall, we’ll stop at Möðrudalur, which at 469m, is Iceland’s highest farm. With a flow rate of 193 m3/s (6,816 cu ft/s), Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and the thundering Jökulsá á Fjöllum River plunges 44m (144 ft) through a rugged canyon. The rawness and vastness of the nature surrounding Dettifoss, where the great river and glacial floods have carved out imposing ravines, are truly awe-inspiring.

Next, we’ll visit Hverfjall, a volcano crater created by an eruption 2500 years ago, and the Dimmuborgir lava formations, also known as the “dark cities.” Some of these towering lava formations will remind you of fairytale giants. Dimmuborgir was formed when the roof of a giant lava tube collapsed, and although completely natural, some formations may resemble certain shapes. Can you guess which one is The Church (Kirkjan)?

As we continue our drive around picturesque Lake Mývatn en route to Akureyri, we’ll make a stop at the stunningly beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall.

Our accommodation for the night is at a country hotel in Akureyri, Iceland’s second-largest city, where clear skies in winter make for excellent Northern Lights viewing opportunities.

Rjúkandi waterfall in East Iceland

Rjúkandi waterfall is a hidden gem located in the northern region of Iceland. It is a picturesque waterfall that is not very well known among tourists, making it a peaceful and serene place to visit. Rjúkandi, which means “smoky waterfall,” cascades down a steep cliff surrounded by lush greenery and a serene atmosphere. It is a great spot for nature lovers who want to experience the beauty of Icelandic waterfalls without the crowds.

 

Stuðlagil Canyon, basalt column canyon in East Iceland

Stuðlagil canyon is a stunning geological wonder located in eastern Iceland. The canyon is known for its striking columnar basalt rock formations that create a unique and picturesque landscape. The bright blue glacial river that flows through the canyon further enhances its beauty. The canyon is accessible via hiking trails and is a popular spot for photography and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

Dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Europe during summer

Dettifoss waterfall is located on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river. It is considered the most powerful waterfall in Europe in terms of water volume, with an average flow rate of 193 m³/s. The waterfall is about 100 meters wide and drops 44 meters down into a canyon. Its impressive power and size make it a popular tourist attraction and a must-see destination for nature lovers visiting Iceland.

Skutustadagigar in Lake Myvatn North Iceland

Lake Myvatn is a volcanic lake located in northern Iceland, known for its unique and otherworldly landscape. The area around the lake features geothermal hot springs, bubbling mud pools, and strange lava formations that were created during volcanic eruptions. The lake itself is also home to a variety of bird species and is a popular destination for birdwatching. Visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking, exploring lava fields, soaking in hot springs, and admiring the surreal scenery.

Námaskarð Hverir geothermal area in Myvatn region north Iceland

Námaskarð geothermal area, located in the north of Iceland, is a highly active geothermal area that is often referred to as “Hverir”. It is known for its impressive boiling mud pools, steaming vents, and colorful hot springs. The area is surrounded by barren and alien-looking landscape, which adds to its unique character. Visitors can take a walk on the boardwalks that wind through the geothermal area and experience the fascinating natural phenomena up close. However, it’s important to note that due to the high temperatures and sulfuric gas emissions, visitors are advised to keep to the designated paths and be mindful of their safety.

Hverfell Hverfjall - Volcano Tours in Iceland

Hverfjall Crater is a large volcanic crater located in northeast Iceland, near Lake Mývatn. It was formed during a volcanic eruption around 2,500 years ago and is approximately 140 meters deep and 1,000 meters wide. The crater’s unique horseshoe shape and rugged terrain make it a popular hiking destination for tourists. Hverfjall Crater is an impressive example of Iceland’s volcanic geology and is worth a visit for anyone interested in natural wonders.

Dimmuborgir lava fields in north Iceland

Dimmuborgir, also known as the “Dark Fortress,” is a unique lava field located in northern Iceland near Lake Mývatn. It is famous for its unusual rock formations, which resemble a dark castle or fortress, hence the name. The area was formed during a volcanic eruption over 2,000 years ago and is now a popular tourist attraction, offering hiking trails and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. According to Icelandic folklore, Dimmuborgir is also believed to be home to trolls and other mystical creatures.

Goðafoss Waterfall - Affordable North Iceland Tour Packages

Goðafoss, meaning “Waterfall of the Gods,” is a beautiful and majestic waterfall located in northern Iceland. The falls cascade over a wide horseshoe-shaped rock formation, dropping around 12 meters into the river below. According to Icelandic folklore, the waterfall was named when the local chieftain threw pagan idols into the falls upon converting to Christianity in the year 1000. Today, Goðafoss is a popular destination for visitors to Iceland, offering stunning views and photo opportunities.

Myvatn Nature Baths in north Iceland

The Myvatn Nature Baths, also known as the Blue Lagoon of the North, are a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Iceland. Located in the picturesque Lake Myvatn area, the natural hot springs offer a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, surrounded by stunning volcanic landscapes.

The geothermal water in the baths is rich in minerals and silica, known for their healing properties, making it a popular destination for those seeking a therapeutic spa experience. The warm water in the baths is naturally heated by the geothermal activity in the area, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly attraction.

Aside from soaking in the hot springs, visitors can also enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and volcanic craters while relaxing in the outdoor pools. 

Accommodation

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

or similar

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