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This classic circular route following Iceland's Route 1 highway provides the perfect mix of culture and nature. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Lake Myvatn, Gullfoss waterfall and the magnificent Thingvellir National Park.
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Fly to Keflavik international airport. Transfer
to Reykjavik and stay overnight at the Hotel
Reykjavik Natura (or similar). (N)
Drive the Golden Circle route, taking in Geysir
and Gullfoss waterfall. Continue along the south
shore to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss
and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey.
Stay 1 night at Hotel Vik (or similar). (B, D)
Continue to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area
and the stunning Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.
Stay at Hotel Hofn (or similar) for 1 night. (B)
Today, see a change in the scenery as you
move from glacial landscapes to fjord views.
Stop to admire the dramatic coastline. Stay at
Hotel Herad (or similar) for 1 night. (B, D)
Travel to Lake Myvatn. Explore the natural
beauty of the area, including the craters at
Skutustadir. Overnight at Sel-Hotel Myvatn (or
similar). (B, D)
Explore the lava formations at Dimmuborgir.
Visit Akureyri. Continue to Siglufjordur. Stay at
Siglo Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. (B, D)
Visit Herring Era Museum, which recreates the
atmosphere of early 20th century life. Cross
the Holtavorduheidi plateau to the beautiful
town of Borgarnes. Overnight at Hotel Hamar
(or similar). (B, D)
Return to Reykjavik via the dramatic Hraunfossar waterfalls and Thingvellir National
Park. Overnight at Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or
Transfer to Keflavik airport for your flight
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour will have
transfers and excursions shared with one or
more other parties who may or may not be
Cox & Kings clients.
Based in 3- and 4-star
accommodation. In remote areas, Cox &
Kings uses the best available accommodation.
However, outside Reykjavik facilities should be
regarded as simple but comfortable.
Available on request.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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ICM2020: 8 Nights
Egilsstadir lies on the banks of the Lagarfljot river in the east of Iceland. Established in 1947...
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First settled by Vikings in 874, Reykjavik is the world's most northerly capital cities...
Vik The southernmost village in Iceland, Vik's stunning basalt beach has, in the past...