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8 days around Iceland - special spring trip

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 8 Days
  • Highlights:
  • ✓Pick up from airport
    ✓Blue lagoon and Reykjanes
    ✓Seljalandsfoss waterfall
    ✓ Skogafoss waterfall
    ✓ Golden circle
    ✓ Eastern Iceland
    ✓ Northern Iceland is located in Akureyri
    ✓ Reynisfjara, a black sand beach
    ✓ Diamond beach
    ✓ Glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon
    ✓ Geothermal area of Geysir
    ✓ Glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon
    ✓ Vatnajokull Glacier and much more
  • Included:
  • ✓ Comfortable mini bus
    ✓ English speaking guide
    ✓ Experienced Icelandic driver
    ✓ 6 nights in different hotels with breakfast
    ✓ Taxes
    ✓ Wi-Fi
    ✓ Equipment for glaciers and.. and much more

8 days around Iceland with a mini bus - special spring trip

Join us on an exceptional 8-day expedition to Iceland’s most popular attractions. We start from Reykjavik. We will visit the most famous and beautiful places in Iceland, including several little-known treasures of Icelandic nature.

This 8-day tour will take you along the Golden Circle with all its amazing sights. You will see the great Gulfoss Waterfall, Geyser geothermal area and the UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park. Then you will head to the popular South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach Reynisfjara and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, including the Diamond beach. After exploring the East Fjords, you will explore the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir, lake Mývatn with its unique surroundings, and then travel to the Northern capital Akureyri, and then west part of Iceland and thenback South to Reykjavik. Last day you will be driven back to airport. 

You can book additional tours and activities to make your experience even more striking, such as Horse Riding, Hiking and Exploring the glacier. 

You will also enjoy the excellent hotels that we will book for You, where you will sleep sweetly and soundly to rest, have a delicious Breakfast and be ready for the next day’s adventures.

Book your tour now to enjoy Iceland during spring. Check availability by selecting a date.

Route by day:

Day 1 – Pick up at airport and go tot he blue lagoon – start the trip by visiting this unique lagoon and have a great swim and relaxing time after a long flight. After taht we will drive you to your hotel that you will chose your self and is not included.  

Add to your trip: Access to the blue lagoon 

Day 2 – Golden Circle

Your journey will start in the capital – Reykjavik, where you will be met by a bus and will go directly to the famous Golden circle. To make this day even more interesting, you can add a horse tour and get a unique opportunity-a horse ride on an Icelandic horse.

Tingvellir National Park is the first stop of the tour. At this point, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates touch each other. The largest natural lake in Iceland is also located in the Tingvellir National Park, home to many species of fish and birds. Tingvellir has an amazing cultural heritage, as the Parliament of Iceland´s Parliement was founded there in 930 a.d.. The name “Þingvellir” translates as “Parliamentary Fields”. This place is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Your next stop is the Geothermal geyser area, there are dozens of colourful bubbling hot springs and two Geysers. The same Geyser that gave the name to all the Geysers in the world – Geyser the father of all is dormant at the moment but the other, Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes.

At the end of the day, you will see the most famous waterfall Gullfoss, where water from the glacial river Hvítá rushes down two levels of total 32 meters high. The Golden ring got its name from Gullfoss, which means Golden Waterfall.

Add to your trip: Horse back riding 

Day 3-South coast and glacier

On the third day of the tour you will drive the South coast, to the amazing waterfall Seljalandsfoss – 65 meters heigh. This stunning waterfall is one of the highest in Iceland and can be walked behind when weather conditions allow. Next you will see another waterfall – Skógafoss. The largest waterfall in Iceland. According to an ancient legend, the Vikings hid treasures in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. 

The final stop of the day will be on the famous Black beach of Reynisfjara, a mysterious place with volcanic black sand and columnar basaltStuðlaberg. There you can see the Black Basalt Columns are called “Reynisdrangar”. They stand out of the ocean as Troll fingers created by a volcano eruption thousands of years ago. From Cape Dirholey you can enjoy beautiful views of the black sand beaches, the black basalt columns of Reynisdrangar and from the North – the mighty Katla volcano that sleeps under the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. On a clear day, almost the entire coastline from the village Selfoss can be seen. In the summer, thousands of puffins build their nests on the grassy slopes around.

Its possible if weather allows to go snowmobile driving on one of the Glacials on the south coast. 

Add on: Snow mobile driving

Day 4 – Ice Cave and Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón

You dreamed to see a glacier with your own eyes  – today this day has come! Both glacial walking and if weather conditions allow then to visit the blue glacial cave.

This is a rare phenomenon of nature, when the meltwater from the glacier freezes in such a way that forms these fantastic caves. These amazing impressions will remain with You for the rest of your life. And, of course, you will make gorgeous photos. Experienced guide will guide you through the unique ice and share their knowledge about the glacier.

Your next stop is the Glacial Lagoon of Jökulsárlón and Diamond beach. Here You will see large icebergs drifting quietly in the direction of the ocean. Take a walk along the glacial lagoon and enjoy the stunning views. Diamond beach on the other side of the road. Icebergs from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon end up in the Atlantic Ocean, where winds and the force of the tides throw them back to the sandy beach sparkling like diamonds in all shapes and sizes.

In addition to this part of the tour, you can go Glacier hiking/Ice Cave hiking on the Glacier with a trained and experienced guide. 

Add as an Extra the Glacier Exploration when booking.

Day 5-Eastfjords

You will spend the fifth day in the Eastern fjords of Iceland, where you will see amazing and unique wildlife. This is the only place in Iceland where you have the change see Reindeers. Deep Fjords – high mountain ranges and the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier, rising in the West, the largest in Iceland. Going through and stopping when needed in the peaceful fishing villages on the coast line.

Hallormsstaðaskógur forest Is Your next destination. The largest forest in Iceland. There are almost no trees in Iceland, so it is unusual to see a forest here! Next You will see a Lake Lagarflót. Try to see with your own eyes a mythical creature that looks like a worm, which, as local legends say, lives in the depths of the lake

Day 6-lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir fortress and Namaskarð pass (Dettifoss)

Traveling from East Iceland towards the North we will drive through the Glacial Valley, over high mountains of Möðrudalsheiði and if weather allows to explore Dettifoss. The second most powerful waterfall in Europe.

You will explore the geothermal area around lake Mývatn. Here you will see unusual lava formations, mud pools and other unique natural beauties.

Driving through the Namaskarð pass, a high-temperature geothermal zone where the earth boils and gurgles. The orange and red landscape in this area shows how diverse Icelandic nature can be.

Your next stop is Dimmuborgir columnar basalt area, also called the Black Fortress

-a place where you explore a field of unusual lava formations, unique shapes that rise from the ground. Their outlines, according to legends, resemble trolls, elves and other mythical creatures.

Relax and unwind in the warm waters at the Mývatn Natural Geothermal Spa. The water rises here from a depth of 2500 meters.

Add the entrance fee as an extra when booking.

Akureyri is Your stop for the night. On the way you will see the amazing waterfall Godafoss – “waterfall of the gods”.

Day 7 -Northern Iceland

This day of the tour will take place on the way from the Northern capital of Iceland – Akureyri to West part of Iceland. Of course, with a couple of interesting stops along the way. The first of them is the village of Hauganes, located near Akureyri. Here you can choose a Whale Safari and see humpback whales and other inhabitants of the deep waters. Or you can choose Beer spa “Beer SPA”. Take a dip in warm beer and brewer’s yeast, which are good for your skin and hair. You can enjoy a cold beer while you bathe in the warmth. Add the entrance to the beer baths as an extra when booking.There is a lot to see in this small town. We recommend that you take a walk around this lovely town. It has a charming Harbour and a beautiful black sandy beach with views of the ocean and the enchanting high mountains. Add a Whale Safari tour as an extra when booking. (Note that you can’t choose both on this day).

After your visit to Hauganes, you will travel to the west part of Iceland. 

Add when booking: whale watching or Beer bath 

Day 8 – West Iceland and ending in Reykjavik.

On the last day of our round trip around Iceland we will explore the west part of Iceland with emphasis on Snæfellsnes peninsula. We will be driving the peninsula and exploring fantastic scenarios on the way. 

The glacier Snæfellsjökull will be seen standing high on the end of the peninsula and the surroundings of the glacier has some good energy according to many who have visited. 

We will explore Búðir church and Vatnshellir cave and explore the cave for those who are interested and after a stop there we will look at other beautiful scenarios.  We will stop by Kirkjufell mountain that is famous for its picturesque features. 

We will then drive back to Reykjavik to your hotel that you have booked or to the airport if you like as extra.

Add when booking: cave exploring and drive to airport 

Cancellation insurance.

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel your booking of this package and get a full refund minus the insurance of 100 € per person.

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the specified time and date of the tour. To cancel your reservation and request a refund, simply contact us by writing to anna@friend.is no later than 48 hours before departure, and announce the cancellation.

Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not apply to the cancellation of individual actions and services within the package. The cost of cancellation insurance is non-refundable.

Main Information

Pickup information

Be ready to depart at 08:00.

Collecting you and your co-travellers from hotels can take 30 minutes. Please be ready at a chosen location at the specified time. Carefully read where you will be met – at Your hotel or at the designated place (bus stop). How to get to the bus stops you can see on the website www.busstop.is.

Not included

• Any additional activity (can be added during the booking process)

• Lunch and dinner

What to take with you

• Camera

• Warm clothing (first layer)

•Waterproof clothing (second layer)

• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)

• Swimsuit and towel (can be rented at the Spa for an additional fee)

• Good mood!

Important information:

* Customers traveling alone will get one room. When booking for 2 people there will be a double room. When booking 3 or more people-triple rooms will be automatically booked. For example, a group of 8 people will get 2 triple rooms and 1 double. If it does not meet your requirements, please contact Us.

* Customers choose between a beer bath or whale watching on day 6. You cannot select both options.

* The Northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this route is designed to maximize your chances of seeing it, weather permitting. Please note that there is no Northern lights hunting on this tour, but your guide will let you know if conditions are favorable and advise you on how and where to see it best.

* Maximum baggage weight is 24 kg per person – 0ne bag per person. If you have extra bags or more baggage then we can store it at our office for a fee of 2000 ISK per luggage while you take this trip. This is due to limited capacatiy of the bus for each trip.

• In case of extreme weather, some events may be cancelled. If this happens, we will help you change or book other events whenever possible. The difference in price will be refunded to you.

* Pick You up from Reykjavik and bring You back to the city. You can pay for the transfer to the airport separately. The arrival time back to Reykjavik at the end of the tour varies depending on the weather and traffic.

The cancellation insurance of the tour.

• This insurance guarantees that you will be able to cancel your booking of tours and packages and receive a full refund minus the insurance of 100 € per person.

* Cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the specified start time of the tour in your voucher. To cancel your reservation and request a refund, simply contact anna@friend.is and request a full cancellation.

• This insurance covers the cancellation of the entire tour. Cancellation and reimbursement of individual services is not impossible. But if the tour is completely canceled, they are covered and reimbursed.

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Whales & Golden Circle afternoon

  • Duration:
  • ✓10 Hours
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Þingvellir National Park
    ✓ Geysir Geothermal Area
    ✓ Gullfoss Waterfall
    ✓ Faxi Waterfall
    ✓ The Crater
    ✓ Whales
    ✓ Little Extra Touch
  • Included:
  • ✓ Free bus
    ✓ English Speaking Guide
    ✓ 9 to 10 hour Whale Watching & Golden Circle tour
    ✓ Panoramic views
    ✓ Warm blankets & overalls
    ✓ Free Wi-Fi on board
    ✓ Luxurious, warm interior
    ✓ Bar / Café on board

Whales & Golden Circle afternoon

Animal lovers this way! Sailing past the islands of Faxaflói, and along the coast of Reykjavík, on our luxury superyacht, we head out to areas of the bay known for an abundance of marine life. We frequently spot whales, dolphins, and orca in our pristine waters, their beauty only amplified by the stunning mountainous landscape around us.

Golden Circle:
This is a day tour in a comfortable minibus with a small group. You will visit the most famous places of the Golden Circle. You will see the famous Geyser and geothermal zone, the powerful Gulfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national Park and The Crater.

✓ Þingvellir National Park – The location of Althing, the old Parliament of Iceland. At Þingvellir the Eurasian and North American plate boundaries which run through Iceland are clearly visible – the plates are moving apart here and the land between them is subsiding.

✓ Geysir Geothermal Area – From Þingvellir we head along the mountains to the world renowned geothermal hot spring area around Geysir. Although the original Geysir is not active at the moment, its neighbor, Strokkur, spouts every 5 or 10 minutes.

✓ Gullfoss Waterfalls – Gullfoss means the Golden waterfall and you will not be disappointed there. Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls of 11 and 22 meter height. On a sunny day a rainbow will be likely to show up and you can make wishes that might even come true!

✓ Faxi Waterfall – It’s a beautiful and dynamic waterfall. Just above the waterfall is a common sheep fold and right next to the waterfall you can find some cool salmon ladder.

✓ Crater Kerið – It’s a nicely shaped pseudo crater formed some 5,000 years ago, with a rather deep lake in the bottom.

✓ Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.
Duration: 6 hours. 

What is included: Jeep ride, guide.

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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