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Admire Iceland’s majestic winter landscapes in this great escorted tour! Visit all of Iceland’s main attractions along the Ring Road on this popular tour.

Visit all Iceland’s main attractions along the Ring Road escorted by a professional local guide. Travelling around Iceland in these months offers you the chance to see northern lights when the weather conditions are ideal. Many hotels on this tour offer complimentary Northern Lights wake-up calls, maximizing your chances to see the Northern Lights!

With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this classic, best-selling tour highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland. Features of this popular tour include stops at the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Mývatn and all the famous sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature. This tour has been our best seller for nearly 20 years.

Get the most out of your holiday in Iceland!



  • See Iceland’s most popular sites and attractions along the famed Ring Road
  • Visit the world-famous Golden Circle natural wonders
  • Walk on the black sand beaches and see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls along the south shore
  • Take in the majesty of Vatnajokull National Park that includes Skaftafell, the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach
  • Explore the magnificent East Fjords, home of wild reindeer and a legendary sea monster
  • Visit Akureyri and the Lake Myvatn region in North Iceland
  • Journey through the less-travelled Troll Peninsula and explore the charming town of Siglufjordur
  • View the hidden treasures of beautiful Borgarfjordur in West Iceland
  • Enjoy Icelandic cuisine made with fresh local ingredients
  • Take advantage of the Northern Lights wake-up calls and optional tours to increase your chances of seeing the amazing Northern Lights


All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants
Maximum group size: 36 people

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  • 7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
  • 2 hotel nights w/facilities in Reykjavik
  •  6 hotel nights w/facilities in countryside
  • Breakfast daily except arrival day
  • 6 dinners in the countryside
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments (day 6)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)
  • Entrance to the Herring Museum (day 7)


Added Value: Northern Lights Wake-Up Calls at selected hotels


Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik
  • Dinners in Reykjavík (day 1 and 8)
  • Lunches
  • Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm)
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Optional Tours

Booked via your guide at the start of your tour.

Day 3: Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon | 45 mins | Price for winter 2018- 2019:  5.700 ISK
Day 3: Super jeep tour on Vatnajökull glacier | 4 hrs | Price for winter 2018- 2019: 26.000 ISK
Day 5: Mývatn Nature Baths | Flexible time | Price for winter 2018- 2019: 4.700 ISK
Day 5:  Horse riding in Myvatn/Safarihestar | 1-2 hrs | Price for winter 2018- 2019: 7.500 -12.000 ISK
Day 6:  Sailing / Sea angling / Whale watching (dep. on season) Akureyri | 3 – 3.5 hrs | Price for winter 2018- 2019: 11.000
Day 8:  Non guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival/departure | Flexible time | Book in advance, price depending on availability



This tour stays in hotels with private bathrooms, generally a mix of four and three star hotels.  Most of the groups stay at the following hotels.  Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 –  Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 2- Kria Hotel (Vik)

Day 3- Hotel Hofn

Day 4-  Icelandair Hotel Herad

Day 5 – Sel-Hotel Myvatn

Day 6- Siglo Hotel

Day 7- Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Day 8 –  Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura


  • The Northern Lights are subject to the correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
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Day 1: Arrival

Important:   If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group for the start of the tour on Day 2 according to the standard “Winter Iceland Complete” itinerary.

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included). Dinner on own.

For all Northern Lights enthusiasts we recommend joining a Northern Lights tour from Reykjavik tonight. Please let us know upon booking if you are interested in this option.

*Northern Lights tours are subject to the correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. 

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Day 2

Geysir - Gullfoss - Skogar - Dyrholaey - Vik

Approximate distance: ca 325 km / 201 miles

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Head on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to the village of Vik.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.

*Northern Lights wake-up call available on this night 

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Day 3

Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Hofn

Approximate distance: ca 279 km / 173 miles

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Hofn area.

*Northern Lights wake-up call available on this night 

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Day 4

Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir

Approximate distance: ca 259 km / 161 miles

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Legendary Lake Monster

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords.  Enjoy the amazing views:  keep an eye out for wild reindeer, which can sometimes be seen in the area during the winter months.  You’ll also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm.  The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster.  The area is also getting a name for itself for its excellent locally-sourced cuisine.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

*Northern Lights wake-up call available on this night 

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Day 5

Lake Myvatn Area

Approximate distance: ca 255 km / 158 miles

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Winter Wonderland

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

*Northern Lights wake-up call available on this night 


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Day 6

Lake Myvatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur

Approximate distance: ca 215 km / 134 miles

“Waterfall of the Gods” – Turf-roofed Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colourful northern “capital „of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. The evening and dinner is on your own at one of the town´s restaurants. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll.

Dinner and overnight in Siglufjordur.

*Northern Lights wake-up call available on this night 

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Day 7

Skagafjordur - Borgarnes

Approximate distance: ca 310 km / 193 miles

Historical Museum – Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s  award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda. Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the centre of this popular Salmon River. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

*Northern Lights wake-up call available on this night 

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Day 8

Borgarfjordur - Thingvellir - Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca 205 km / 127 miles

Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

For all Northern Lights enthusiasts we recommend joining a Northern Lights tour from Reykjavik tonight or contact your hotel reception to reschedule your tour if you booked a tour on your first night and it was not operated.

*Northern Lights tours are subject to the correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. 

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Day 9


Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.  Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

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