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Must-See Series: Vacation in Iceland in a Week

Deluxe Experience

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Season: April through September
  • Regions Featured: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Myvatn, South Coast
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore Reykjavik and Akureyri (“Capital of the North”)
  • See many waterfalls & black-sand beaches in the south
  • Experience the Golden Circle Tour & Blue Lagoon
  • Visit several Game of Thrones locations
  • Marvel at unique geological formations

Program Overview - Best Tour Of Iceland

Snow covered moutain range

Does your bucket list include a vacation in Iceland to experience the fascinating natural wonders of the country? Have only a week? We have the perfect Iceland vacation for you! Our 8-day Must-See Iceland Vacation features the very best highlights of the country at a relaxed pace and no hectic, noisy, big bus tours to endure. Visit Iceland in style and comfort, with just the right amount of local, expert-led guided tours so the destination comes to life. This program is full of tastes, sights, and experiences you’ll treasure for many years to come. It offers an efficient, yet leisurely way to travel to Iceland.

This vacation package reveals much of Iceland’s majestic scenery, amazing wildlife, and epic history, including Viking adventures, traditional sagas, and tales of mysterious hidden folk that continue to inspire modern sagas, like Game of Thrones and the Star Wars franchise.

Iceland is full of wide-open and uncrowded spaces and exceptionally-high standards of living. Its citizens consistently rank in the top 5 happiest people on earth. In this trip to Iceland you will discover this safe, clean and green land filled with friendly locals, most of whom speak English, and welcome you to their beautiful country. Visit Iceland as if it were your home for a week.

PROGRAM TYPE: SEMI-ESCORTED. For details, WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO.

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Included In This Deluxe Vacation In Iceland

  • 7 nights at centrally-located, 4-star hotels with daily Icelandic breakfast buffet for all guests;
  • Roundtrip flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri;
  • 5 comprehensive guided tours led by the most friendly and knowledgeable local guides;
  • Hotel pick up and drop off for your guided tours;
  • Entrance tickets and transportation to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa (premium package);
  • Private transfers between Keflavik International Airport and your Reykjavik Hotel;
  • All of our services: preparing and implementing your entire Iceland vacation (including your personalized travel book), addressing all your questions and taking great care of you prior to your vacation and while you travel.
  • OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
    • A thrilling snowmobile ride on a glacier
    • A whale watching tour

Program Gallery

Waterfalls
Icy mountains behind water
Village and church building over water
Row of small cottages
Frozen and snowy landscape
Mountain range behind village
Geyser
Aerial view of city
Green hills and water landscape
Large church on hillside
Large blue lake
City overlooking water

Program Highlights - Travel To Iceland

Days 1 through 4 - Reykjavik, Golden Circle Tour, and the South Coast

Day 1

Arrival in Reykjavik

Day 2

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR & GLACIER BY SUPER JEEP

Day 3

Reykjavik Sightseeing

Day 4

The Wonders of the South Coast

View of village over waterIn this vacation package you’ll soon come to realize why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice. You will also discover why this is one of our best tours of Iceland. The country is home to volcanos as well as glaciers like Sólheimajökull, and well over a thousand waterfalls, like multi-tiered Gulfoss, or ones that can be viewed on both sides, like Skógafoss. Be amazed by its black sand beaches, like Reynisfjara, along with the charming villages like Vik along its South Coast. Strokkur & Geysir hot springs and other geothermal features like the Blue Lagoon are just some of the many natural wonders here. Explore its 200-mile scenic route, the Golden Circle, visit Thingvellir National Park, home to the world’s oldest parliament, sitting atop the Eurasian and American tectonic plates, so you can stand on two continents while you visit. These are all musts, especially when you visit Iceland for the first time. Reykjavik is a compact and colorful city, the world’s northernmost capital, featuring striking architecture like HARPA Concert Hall and Halgrimskirkja Church, which mirror the stark rock formations found along the island’s coast. Easily walkable, this young city is filled with an array of charming shops, quirky museums, lively restaurants, and exciting bars waiting right outside your hotel. There will also be plenty of time for you to relax while you visit Iceland. It is a vacation, after all!

Day 1: Reykjavik• Arrival at Keflavik Airport;
• Private transfer from KEF airport to your hotel in Reykjavik.
• Check into Hotel Apotek by Kea Hotels (or similar) for 4 nights
• Your afternoon is free to explore

Day 2: Golden Circle• Full day (9-hour) guided tour
• OPTIONAL ADD-ON: snowmobile ride on the glacier

Day 3: Reykjavik• Morning 3-hour guided tour of Reykjavik (walking or bike)
• Your afternoon is free to explore

Day 4: South Coast Treasures• Full-day (10-hour) guided tour

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Days 5, 6 - The North: Akureyri and Lake Mývatn

Day 5

AKUREYRI – CAPITAL OF THE NORTH

Day 6

LAKE MYVATN REGION – GEOLOGICAL EXTREMES

Row small cottagesDubbed the “Capital of the North,” Akureyri is Iceland’s 4th largest city and, despite being only 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, its temperature is relatively mild, owing to the surrounding mountains which protect the city from the country’s blowing winds, so that this city can even feature botanical gardens. Here is what many consider a more authentic and hidden away area of Iceland, with small artisan workshops and farms as well as more wide-open spaces. A stop in Akureyri makes your Iceland vacation more authentic. Here you’ll also find more of the fascinating geological features that add to Iceland’s appeal. A full-day Lake Mývatn adventure through an area with active volcanic activity will reveal the undulating Skútustaðagígar, formed by gas explosions as boiling lava flowed over the wetlands and the boiling Hverir Mud Pools. But the earth isn’t always raging, there’s the lovely Grjótagjá Rift, a lava cave with hot springs tucked away inside, the Dimmuborgir Lava Fields like nature’s own sculpture garden and the Goðafoss Waterfall, known as the “waterfall of the gods.” When you tour the area, you won’t want to miss a soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths, offering thermal relaxation with amazing views. The best tours of Iceland expose you to geothermal wonders and we know that. Many travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, in the winter time, but there is much to be appreciated in the country year round. This vacation package is ideal for the months of April through September.

Day 5: Depart Reykjavik/Arrive Akureyri• Check out of hotel; travel light and take a smaller bag with you; you can check your luggage with the hotel
• Depart Reykjavik for 45-minute flight to Akureyri
• Check into Hotel Kea for 2 nights
• Your afternoon is free to explore
• OPTIONAL ADD-ON: whale-watching tour out of Akureyri or Reykjavik

Day 6: Akureyri/Lake Mývatn• Full day (8-hour) guided tour

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Days 7, 8 – Return to Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon | Click For Summary

Day 7

RETURN TO REYKJAVIK & The Blue Lagoon

Day 8

RETURN HOME

Snowy water landscapeBack to the vibrant Reykjavik to finish out your vacation package. And, yes, we saved the best for last; You will experience Iceland’s most popular site, The Blue Lagoon, upon your return to Reykjavik, where you’ll have a chance for another relaxing soak in its mineral-rich waters. No vacation in Iceland is complete without a geothermal spa or two!
The only question remaining is: when will you travel to Iceland again?

Day 7: Depart Akureyri/Arrive Reykjavik• Check out of your hotel and meet your driver for your transfer to the airport
• Leave Akureyri for 45-minute flight back to Reykjavik
• Take a 5-min taxi ride back to your hotel, where the remainder of your luggage has been stowed; Check into Apotek Hotel by Kea for 1 night and claim bags
• Private transfer to Blue Lagoon to enjoy the attraction (entrance included – Premium Package)

Day 8: Return Home• Check out of hotel

• Private transfer to KEF airport for your flight back home.

Your Iceland vacation comes to an end here, but we hope Iceland’s beauty, culture, food, and people will make you want to return soon. Discover Scandinavia Tours will enjoy welcoming you back as we help you plan your next vacation package. We specialize in creating the best tours of Iceland and of all of Scandinavia!

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