Trip Overview

Scenic Tour of East Iceland

Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 12 Reviews
Private tour to Iceland

Set off on an unforgettable journey to one of the most picturesque countries in the world. The tour program covers the most remarkable cities of East Iceland, includes such amazing sights as the scenic Glacier Lagoon and the jaw-dropping Dettifoss Waterfall, familiar to any "Game of Thrones" fan. As always, we offer only the most remarkable hotels, the most interesting tours, and the most time-saving connections to make your holiday truly magical!

Scenic Tour of East Iceland

7 days3 cities
Iceland1 country
Private tour to Iceland
From
$3,898
Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 12 Reviews

Set off on an unforgettable journey to one of the most picturesque countries in the world. The tour program covers the most remarkable cities of East Iceland, includes such amazing sights as the scenic Glacier Lagoon and the jaw-dropping Dettifoss Waterfall, familiar to any "Game of Thrones" fan. As always, we offer only the most remarkable hotels, the most interesting tours, and the most time-saving connections to make your holiday truly magical!

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik

first destination

Being the world's northernmost capital, unique Reykjavik is the largest and most-visited one of Iceland, serving as a gateway to the rugged adventure options beyond.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival & Blue Lagoon Visit
Transfer
Transfer
Day tour
Day tour

Welcome to Reykjavik - the scenic capital of amazing Iceland! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the breathtaking Blue Lagoon where you start your Iceland adventure with a relaxing trip to one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.

You have approximately 2 hours to soak up in the Northern sun while relaxing in warm geothermal seawater, surrounded by an out-of-this-world lava field. After this relaxing experience, your private driver takes you to your hotel for check-in.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Reykjavik City Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning, you have breakfast and you meet your private driver-guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful 3-hour city tour around the most significant places in Reykjavik and the nearby area.

During the tour, you stop by the official residence of the President of Iceland, called Bessastadir. Then you go to the Hafnarfjordur - a scenic port town and municipality, located about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Reykjavik. This place is known as the home of the "Hidden people" Huldufolk, featured in local folklore and meaning "elves" in the Icelandic language.

Then you proceed to the futuristic Perlan dome from which you admire the spectacular views over Reykjavik and its surroundings. You make a stop at the Hofdi, the building where the summit between the former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986.

Then on to the Hallgrimskirkja Church, the tallest building in Iceland where you have a chance to walk up the stairs to enjoy the view of the city center (entrance tickets are not included). Another place you visit today is the Althing building - a classical 19th-century building that is home to the Icelandic parliament's main debating chamber.

After the tour, your return to your hotel and have a free evening.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Golden Circle Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Next morning, you join a group for a fascinating 8-hour tour around the Golden Circle. The first highlight of your day trip is visiting the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site -  the Thingvellir National Park. The national pride of the country, the park boasts a unique historical significance as it is the place where the oldest existing parliament in the world (first assembled in 930 AD!) is set. The “Althing” was held there for almost 9 centuries, until 1800.

However, history is not the only fascinating thing about this place, attracting thousands of visitors to this unique land. Being part of a fissure zone that runs through picturesque Iceland, the Thingvellir area is a fantastic lava arena, located in a rift valley, formed between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates. This marvelous place is a visual representation of continental drift! The area also features the largest natural lake in Iceland - breathtaking Thingvallavatn, surrounded by lava flows and lush vegetation.

After that, you stop by the picturesque Gullfoss - one of the most beautiful and popular waterfalls in Iceland. Your next destination is the Geysir area, boasting numerous hot springs, mud pools, and geysers, including Strokkur, the world's most active geyser.

On our way back to Reykjavik, you stop by charming Hveragerdi - a small town known for its geothermally heated greenhouses. After the tour, you return to your Reykjavik hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Alda Hotel, Reykjavik
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Offering great service and comfortable accommodations, the Alda Hotel is a great value option. All rooms are well-equipped and come with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

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Reykjavik
Hnappavellir
12 hrs

Have a great time traveling through the breathtaking island with an experienced driver. On your way to Hnappavellir, you’ll pass magnificent landscapes and several picturesque villages.

Hnappavellir, Iceland

Hnappavellir

second destination

Hnappavellir is the second largest national park in Iceland, attracting huge numbers of nature lovers from all over the world by its proximity to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Today is dedicated to the exploration of the South Coast. This morning you check out from your Reykyavik hotel and start your trip to explore the east part of the country. The first stop is the Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. After that, you proceed to the breathtaking Skogafoss Waterfall.

The next stop on your is the world-famous Solheimajokull glacier tongue. There you enjoy a walk along the scenic eastern path, taking you very close to the amazing glacier. This unique experience available only for guided tours. Along the way, you admire the black Reynisfjara beach and have a stop at Vik i Myrdal, a picturesque village sitting in the shadow of one of Iceland’s largest glaciers where you stop for lunch. After that, you visit its famous black sand beaches and a beautiful wooden church, dating back to 1929.

Then you continue to the unique Fjadrargljufur Canyon, the Skaftafell and the Vatnajokull National Parks, before heading to your final destination, the spectacular Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, boasting the world-famous floating blue and white icebergs. We advise taking some time to walk around the Diamond Beach where the icebergs washed up on the black shore shine like diamonds on the dark sand and make an out-of-this-world picture.

After the tour, you go to your Glacier Lagoon Hotel for check-in and have the rest of the evening free. 

Breakfast is included.

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Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Hnappavellir
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Nestled right in the heart of scenic Hnappavellir, the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon offers great amenities and a top-class service. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, free W-Fi, amazing views on the mountains/ocean and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

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Hnappavellir
Egilsstadir
10 hrs

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking views of East Iceland's coastline as one of our professional drivers takes you to the beautiful town of Egilsstadir.

Hengifoss, Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir

third destination

Although the charming town of Egilsstadir is much younger than its older siblings Reykjavik and Hnappavellir, this amazing place offers just as much (if not more) wonderful things to explore.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Eastfjords Tour & Arrival to Egilsstadir
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from your hotel and continue discovering the hidden gems of wonderful Iceland. You start with a visit to the Viking Village Film Set, a replica of a Viking village, created for a film that was never shot. Now, this scenic place is open for visitors and is one of Iceland's most beloved spots for thematic photos. The Viking Village Film Set is located near the town of Hofn and after an interesting tour, you head to beautiful Djupivogur for lunch. 

After a lunch break, you continue your way to Egilsstadir. Your guide drives you along some of the most spectacular fjords in the country, such as the Stodvarfjordur, Faskrudsfjordur, and Reydarfjordur fjords, providing outstanding views. There is a chance to spot a reindeer along the way, this area in Iceland is the only place where you can see this animal in the wild. 

Upon arrival to Egilsstadir, you visit Iceland’s newest Vok Thermal Baths where you can relax in the warm pools on the Urridavatn Lake. 

After that, you check in to your hotel and have a good rest after such a busy sightseeing day.

Breakfast is included.

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3-star hotel
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Enjoy a memorable stay in a nice centrally located 3-star hotel. Being a blend of comfort and coziness, the hotel will make you feel at home due to its pleasant designs, a variety of services as well as an excellent value for money. The hotel's gallery contains several examples of 3-star hotels we offer.

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Hnappavellir
Egilsstadir
10 hrs

Get ready for an exciting journey! First, you enjoy a comfortable car ride with one of our experienced drivers across Iceland's picturesque countryside. In approximately 3 hours, you arrive at the scenic town of Akureyri where you take a short flight to the glorious capital of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik

fourth destination

Being the world's northernmost capital, unique Reykjavik is the largest and most-visited one of Iceland, serving as a gateway to the rugged adventure options beyond.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Northern Iceland Tour & Arrival to Reykjavik
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Today is dedicated to the exploration of Northern Iceland. After breakfast, you check out from your Egilsstadir hotel and set off on a memorable trip to the capital of Iceland. Together with your guide-driver, you stop by the Modrudalur farm settlement, the highest inhabited place in the country, located at 469 m (1539 ft) above the sea level. Then you continue to the breathtaking Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, featured in the "Game of Thrones" TV-series.

Then you go to the geothermal area in Myvatn where you can optionally take a bath in the Myvatn Nature Baths, known as the Blue Lagoon of the north. While in the area, you also explore the Myvatn Lake, boasting interesting pseudocraters and Dimmuborgir lava formations, plus you visit the spectacular Godafoss Waterfall.

Your tour of Northern Iceland ends at the small town of Akureyri where you take a short direct flight to Reykjavik. 

Upon arrival, your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening you have at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure from Iceland
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your Iceland adventure. After breakfast, you check-out from your hotel and your private driver transfers you to the airport or your next destination, depending on your travel plans. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.

  • Please note: alternatively, you may extend your stay in Reykjavik or book a Westfjord tour of Iceland. Please, contact your Destination Specialist for the details.

Breakfast is included.

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Alda Hotel, Reykjavik
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Offering great service and comfortable accommodations, the Alda Hotel is a great value option. All rooms are well-equipped and come with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at the great hotels in Reykjavik, Glacier Lagoon, and Egilsstadir;
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with a private professional English-speaking guide-driver;
  • Entrance to the Vok Thermal Baths and the Blue Lagoon;
  • Economy Class Akureyri - Reykjavik flight tickets;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • 2 hours to soak up in geothermal seawater of the Blue Lagoon;
  • Exciting Golden Circle excursion;
  • Water National Park, Diamond Beach, and Glacier Lagoon exploration;
  • Visit to the Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall and a "Game of Thrones" star;
  • Memorable Northern Iceland tour;
  • Vok Thermal Baths entrance;
  • Gullfoss and Godafoss Waterfalls visit.

What To Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.
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