T721 Tourcode :GRPRRI

Group Tour: The Ring Road Tour 
Reykjavik - Hella - Skaftafell - Hofn - Myvatn - Akureyri - Snaefellsness

10 days / 9 nights
Day 1Reykjavik
Upon arrival to Keflavik Airport meet our driver and proceed to your hotel. Check in procedure. Later enjoy guided Reykjavik city tour, visit places like Old Town centre, Parliament, Cathedral, the harbor the Pearland Hofoi house, salmon river, folk museum, Laugardalur, Asmundur Sveinsson museum and Hallgrimskirkja Church. Later enjoy some free time in the city centre. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 2Reykjavik – Hella (Golden Circle)
This trio of sights is easily the most popular in Iceland, and your surest bet to be battling other tourists – our Guide will show you important places such as Thingellir Park: famously site of the oldest parliament in the world, Strokkur Geysir - So, somehow we didn’t know until getting there, that the original Geysir actually closed up after an earthquake a few years back. Now you can see its smaller counterpart, which still gets big enough to drench you if you stand downwind. Gullfoss ,Your first proper waterfall!! Note that there are two ways to view the waterfall, one from above (where there is a giftshop) and another parking lot below. Kerid Crater – Sadly we couldn’t visit this Krater because of the intense storm that kicked in during the afternoon. Later proceed to Hella and overnight.
Day 3South Coast ( Hella)
After breakfast we begin our day visiting important and famous Waterfall called Seljalandfoss, the waterfall’s narrow stream jutting out from the side of an immense mountain as you approach. Coupled with the morning sunshine, it looks like a scene from a fantasy movie. Next to Seljalandfoss visit other smaller waterfalls, do small hike to eljavallalaug Zwembad. This natural pool (which literally just pipes in water from a nearby hotspring) is not that warm in the winter, but absolutely an adventure in and of itself. It’s pretty easy to find – you drive to Seljavellir, park your car, and soon find yourself on a path. Next visit is Skogafoss waterfalls, most recognizable waterfalls in the whole island! You can get essentially as close to the waterfall as you want, just be prepared to get wet. Visit other important. Evening Return back to Hella. Overnight.
Day 4Hella – Skaftafell
After breakfast we proceed towards Skaftafell, you will be visiting famous black sand beach. Don’t forget to visit some of the best places to see Icelands Black beaches. Dyrholaey Arch – Even though the next spot on this list is better known, the area you reach after turning onto the road to Dyrholaey has some of the best views. There’s a lower parking lot, which offers great views, and a steep and trecherous gravel road that leads you to even better vistas (plus this lighthouse!). Reynisfjara – basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland which is framed by a black sand beach that was ranked in 1991 as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. From here proceed to Visit Sólheimasandur plane crash ( Navy DC Plan ) ran out of fuel after the pilot switched to the wrong fuel tank, it is rumoured. It was then forced to crash land on a black beach at Sólheimasandur on the South Coast, thereby being named the Sólheimasandur plane crash. Visit Fjaðrárgljúfur (Moss Canyon) – Covered in snow, the Moss Canyon leaves a lot to be desired (plus the road can be very icy in winter!). later proceed to your hotel. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 5Glaciers (Skaftafell – Hofn)
Today Morning after breakfast get ready to enjoy visit of Glaciers. You can have Experience of Glacier and Ice caves in Iceland. You will be visiting places like Svartifoss– In winter, I daresay Svartifoss isn’t accessible without crampons! A 2km hike that’s about half uphill, if you’re going in the winter you’re going to want the extra security of spikes under your shoes. From nearby you can also hike to see a great view over the glacier! Skaftafell – This is one of the most popular places to actually hike on the glaciers. It’s really important to book in advance because, believe it or not, LOADS of people visit Iceland in Winter and want to do the exact same thing. You can either take a 3-hour glacier hike or a 5-hour glacier hike . Ice Cave tour – Some companies operate on different glaciers and go to different caves, so you can get a more personal experience than if you go in a large group tour. Jökulsárlón– Glacier Lagoon and the accompanying Diamond Beach is where chunks of glacier float out to sea, year-round. This beach is a very popular starting point for a number of ice cave tours. Later proceed to Hofn. Check in at the hotel. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 6Hofn – Myvatn ( East Fjord To North Fjord)
Today after breakfast we shall proceed to North Fjord, today driving is long but easily one of the most scenic. Culminating in Europe’s most deadly waterfall just before nightfall. On the way from Hofn to Myvatn we shall visit several important places. Egilsstaðir– The only “major city” in East Iceland, visit Seyðisfjörður, it’s worth it to visit this adorable harbor town. There’s a weekly ship that heads to the Faraoe Islands and then on to Denmark from here, but the main attraction has to be one of Iceland’s prettiest, tiniest churches. Coming out of town, you can also pull off to see a small waterfall, naturally. Visit Dettifoss , Dettifoss can be accessed from two different directions, from the east and from the west. On the East, you’ll meet an unpaved road which may be closed in Winter (it was for us). This side let’s you get right to the edge of Dettifoss, which is amazing for photos. Selfoss , While Dettifoss is more powerful, Selfoss is definitely the prettier waterfall. The distance markers are a bit misleading, as Selfoss is a quick walk from the car park and will be your last stop of the day. Evening proceed to Dimmuborgir and Overnight.
Day 7Myvatn – Akureyri
After breakfast get ready to visit some of the most amazing places around Myvatn and North Iceland. Dimmuborgir – These lava formations were supposedly home to the “Yule Lads”, a gang of trolls who lived in these formations. It’s said that the area looks like an entire city formed out of lava rocks, but it’s hard to see it when it’s covered in snow. I bet this place is more interesting once the snow melts. Námafjall Hverir – If you’ve been to geothermal areas elsewhere on this trip, you should still visit this one – it’s bigger and more impressive than the others, and you can get even closer to some of the springs and bubbling pits. Mývatn Nature Baths– A much less expensive alternative to the Blue Lagoon, here you can experience the Icelandic tradition of naked bathing and getting into ultra hot water. In the winter it’s hard to see the surrounding landscape because of the steam coming off of the water, but that also makes it even more interesting to explore. Krafla Power Plant – Iceland is a leader in producing the energy consumed in the country using geothermal means, and this powerplant is just one that harnesses nature to provide power to homes in Iceland. In the Spring you can take a tour of the plant, but in the mean time you can still drive up to the plant and see it at work. Skútustaðagígar – You can walk around the rim of some of these craters, which is definitely a unique experience. You’ll encounter these craters when doing a loop around Myvatn, you basically can’t miss them from the car window Góðafoss – Take it in because Góðafoss is the last proper waterfall we’re going to encounter in Iceland. Luckily it’s very beautiful, and extremely easy to access from the Ring Road. You can basically park next to the waterfall, and it can be accessed by foot from both sides by a bridge. Later proceed to Akureyri. Visit second largest city of Iceland. Overnight.
Day 8Akureyri – Snaefellsness
After breakfast we proceed from North Iceland to Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Today also involves a lot of driving. it’s not as scenic as the one along the East Fjords. That said, there are still a number of points of interest you can use to punctuate the day, such as stopping at the turf houses in Glaumbaer or walking down to the Hvitserkur, a rock in the sea that looks like a rhino. Towards end of the day visit most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell (Church Mountain), as well as one of the most famous churches, Búðakirkja (Black Church). Both can be visited again the next day, but today is the day we can take in both at sunset. Our guide will show you places like Hvitserkur - On the detour up to this rhino-shaped rock formation, you’ll do a tour around a peninsula which gives you the best possible view of the West Fjords you’ll get on this trip, Turf houses in Glaumbaer - Come here to see some preserved turf houses, a short detour from the Ring Road. There’s also a museum, but the hours in Winter are irregular, and you can visit the turf houses and a very sweet neighboring church at no cost. Kirkjufell– Bring an ultra-wide angle lens to take that iconic shot of Kirkjufell. You really need to fit a lot in to get the waterfall and the mountain. Búðakirkja – The black church is right off the Ring Road and a perfect last stop for your first day on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Hellnar – We came here looking for a gas station (spoiler: it’s no longer in service) but stopped for a coffee and to have a look at the church in Hellnar which is especially nice. Lóndrangar– This lava field paired with rock formations is said to be the location of the Elf Church and Elf Library. It takes a lot of imagination to get there, but that’s one reason why this field is so special. Brrgarnes – One of the more sizable towns between the Penninsula and Reykjavik, this is where I bought my Icelandic wool sweater. Later proceed to Hotel and Overnight near Snaefellsness. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 9Snaefellsnes – Reykjavik
Morning breakfast and proceed to Capital city Reykjavik. Time free in city. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 10Reykjavik
Breakfast and proceed to Airport. Tour ends.

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ID: T721, Tourcode :GRPRRI