The black sand beach of Reynisfjara and the mount Reynisfjall, Iceland

Best of Iceland Tour in Ten Days Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Hofn, Lake Myvatn, Snaefellsnes Peninsula...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

This unforgettable Iceland tour will take you through the legendary Ring Road for a journey of a lifetime at your pace. Take in the panoramic views from the top of Reykjavik’s Hallgrimskirkja Church, stand in awe as Strokkur Geyser erupts, and marvel at powerful waterfalls and the rainbows that develop in their mists. Fantastical surprises await around nearly every turn, from viewing the unique cliff of basalt columns on a black sand beach, cruising among a maze of floating icebergs and visiting...

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit the capital city of Reykjavik, taking in panoramic views from the top of Hallgrimskirkja Church before exploring unique shops and museums
  • A scenic drive along the Golden Circle route, including Pingvellir National Park and the chance to dive between two continents: Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir area
  • Explore the South Coast, with its black sand beaches, magnificent waterfalls, fantasy-like canyons, and breathtaking glaciers
  • View an icy wonderland of glacial sculptures and cruise across Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon with its maze of floating icebergs
  • Drive through the dramatic fjords and peaceful fishing villages of East Iceland to the otherworldly landscape of Lake Myvtan
  • Watch for whales in the “Whale Watching Capital of Europe” and relax in the geothermal waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Stroll through the world’s most northerly botanical garden in the Capital of the North, ride the ancient Icelandic horse through the countryside and journey to the magnificent Snaefellsnes Peninsula to discover its magical and mysterious wonders

Detailed Description

In recent years, Iceland’s extraordinary landscape has caught the eye of many travelers. Largely thanks in part to the country being featured in a number of films and television shows, including “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

With the world now awakened to this fantasy land of waterfalls, rainbows, black sand beaches, geothermal pools, glaciers and dramatic mountain ranges, it’s become a must-visit destination for travelers of all types, and particularly outdoor adventurers.

One of the best ways to explore this otherworldly-like land is through this 10-day Iceland itinerary that allows freedom and flexibility, bringing you through the highlights of one of the most epic drives on the planet, the Ring Road, which circles the entire island. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a myriad of outdoor adventures. Embark on a walk or snowmobile ride across a glacier, a hike to one of Iceland’s most incredible “hidden waterfalls,” a Zodiac boat ride across a glacier lagoon, a climb to the top of a volcanic crater, whale watching, horse riding and more.

The journey begins in the colorful capital of Reykjavik, where you’ll start by taking in the panoramic view from the top of Hallgrimskirkja Church for a fabulous perspective of the city’s layout before visiting its unique shops, galleries, museums and the one of the world’s most famous hot dog stands.

Next, you’ll head out on the first leg of the classic Ring Road. Take in the delights of the Golden Circle route, straddling two continents at Pingvellir National Park, walking the paths of the Geysir area to marvel at the erupting geysers and boiling mud pots.

Each day seems to bring even more wondrous delights; enjoy a day showcasing Iceland’s spectacular South Coast, home to some of the country’s most awe-inspiring scenery, including the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the pristine black sand beaches of the Reynisfjara shore and the unique cliff of basalt columns. You’ll walk through a land of fairies and trolls at Fjaorargliufur Canyon and even glide across a stunning glacier on a snowmobile.

Vatnajokull National Park brings more unforgettable experiences that include hidden waterfalls, a walk on a glacier tongue and a boat ride across the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Driving through East Iceland to Lake Myvtan, you’ll have the chance to take a boat tour to the “island of puffins,” for close encounters with puffins and seals before reaching the lake known as a bird watching paradise, renowned for its unique lava formations and natural geothermal baths.

The adventure continues with a visit to the world’s most northerly botanical garden in Akureyri, the Capital of the North, a drive on Trollaskagi, “The Peninsula of the Trolls,” and onto the magical, mysterious region of Snaefellsnes, or “Iceland in Miniature.” The 56-mile-long peninsula is filled with everything the country has to offer, all in one place: wild coastline, basalt columns, volcanoes, glaciers, natural hot pools and those adorably fluffy Icelandic horses.

Finally, you’ll head back to Reykjavik to get ready for your return flight, although one more experience awaits if your flight is scheduled in the afternoon. Spend your last morning in Iceland with a soak in the Blue Lagoon, relaxing in the warm, healing waters before saying one final goodbye to this land you’re sure to want to return to time and time again.

Starting Price

$4,545 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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