Iceland Panorama Small Group Journey

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Reykjavik, Northwest

Whatever Iceland lacks in population size, it makes up for in spirit! As the most sparsely populated country in Europe, it leaves plenty of room for the incredible natural wonders that frequent its landscape. Tour Iceland’s legendary Ring Road in maximum comfort during this small group journey, where you will marvel at black sand beaches, iconic waterfalls, breathtaking glaciers, eclectic hot springs, and unbearably scenic coastal vistas. Enjoy traditional Icelandic cuisine, delight in an authentic horse show, and explore museums, old towns, and picturesque villages rich with history, culture, and stories.

Small Group Journey (maximum of 16 passengers) - 10- day/9-night tour visiting Reykjavik, Vik, Hofn, Egilsstadir, Myvatn, Siglufjordur, & Borgarnes. Includes accommodation with daily breakfast, and additional meals outlined in the itinerary, private arrival/departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motorcoach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.


  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary; breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Small Group Sightseeing
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • International flights




Arrival- Reykjavik

First Class: Reykjavik Natura Berjaya or similar accommodations

Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Depending on what time you arrive, you may want to explore some of the many museums and galleries in Reykjavik’s old town area, shake off your jetlag in one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools, or take a day tour for whale watching or horseback riding. Enjoy dinner on your own in one of Reykjavik’s many restaurants or coffeehouses. Return to the hotel for an introductory information meeting. Overnight in Reykjavik.



Thingvellir National Park – Geysir – Gullfoss

First Class: Hotel Ork or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your guide and start your Iceland adventure! After a quick introduction of the home city of Reykjavik, head to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world’s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents! Next on your journey is Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, where various walking paths give you photo-worthy views of the beautiful double-ledged cascade. You’ll also visit the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. During the day you’ll get a glimpse into Icelandic local life. Visit an Icelandic family farm where tomatoes are grown using organic geothermal energy. Tour the greenhouse and sample some of the farm’s sweet Icelandic tomatoes.The day ends in Hveragerdi, a pretty town located in an active geothermal area. The locals have made clever use of underground hot springs to provide heat for homes, as well as greenhouses that grow flowers, fruits and vegetables. Dinner and overnight in the Hveragerdi area. (B, D)



Thjorsardalur Valley – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik

First Class: Hotel Vik or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the enchanting Thjorsardalur valley and its ever-changing landscapes of birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers, and waterfalls. If the skies are clear, you’ll also see the impressive and beautiful Mt. Hekla volcano towering over the region. Visit Stong, where you can view a replica of a Viking-age longhouse that was buried by a volcanic eruption of Hekla. The area was a filming location for Game of Thrones Season 4. Drive along the scenic farmlands of Iceland’s South Shore. Stop to admire the scenic waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Each waterfall has its own charm. Continue to Dyrholaey* and the thundering waves of the Reynisfjara black sand beaches. End the day in Vik, Iceland’s southernmost town. Dinner and overnight in the Vik area. (B, D)*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed for the bird nesting season between mid-May and the 25th of June.



Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn

First Class: Hotel Hofn or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the views of rich green landscapes and black sands dominated by several magnificent glaciers. You’ll also see Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you’ll enjoy the breathtaking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. You also have the option of enjoying a boat tour amid the icebergs (must be booked in advance). Nearby is the dramatic beauty of Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea. Your overnight is in Hofn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier. Dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local speciality is langoustines (Norway lobsters). Overnight in Hofn. (B)



Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir

First Class: Hotel Hallormsstadur or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. We’re sure you’ll love the amazing views, so keep your camera ready. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Your group will visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. The local community came together in 2017 to transform a rustic warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. You’ll meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small Icelandic town, as well as see how great beer is made. The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster. Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area. (B, D)



Lake Myvatn Area

First Class: Fosshotel Myvatn or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. Your route takes you by a historical Modrusalsoraefi; it is located at the highest altitude of any working farm in Iceland. Stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. We often feel like we are visiting another planet when we come here, and you may the same way. It’s such a surreal experience! Walk along the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and peek into Grjotagja, a cave with underground hot springs. Explore the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. They look as if they were built by fantasy creatures. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit. You’ll definitely see why the surreal Myvatn area has become so popular as a movie location. Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area. (B, D)



Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur – Skagafjordur

First Class: Hofsstadir Country Hotel or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your day’s adventure with a visit to magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of North Iceland’s most important symbols. Afterwards, you’ll see Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. After spending some free time in Akureyri, you’ll continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. You’ll surely be amazed at the steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and its black sand coastline. Stop in Siglufjordur, a town with some of the country’s most beautiful timber buildings. Visit the town’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier-like boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. The museum will transport you back to that exciting time. Head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to your overnight in Skagafjordur, a scenic region full of historical sites and folk tales. Dinner and overnight in Northwest Iceland. (B,D)



Skagafjordur – Borgarnes

First Class: Fosshotel Reykholt or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Icelanders consider the Skagafjordur area to be one of the country’s finest places for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. This horse breed has remained unchanged since Viking times. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its lovely volcanic and wooded scenery and for its Viking history. Walk up to the top of the Grabrok crater for an amazing view. Listen to the powerful rushing waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s mightiest hot spring area. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where brightly blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with even more brilliantly blue colours. There is an interesting and poignant legend associated with this waterfall. Dinner and overnight stay in the Borgarfjordur area. (B, D)



Borgarfjordur – Snaefellsjokull National Park – Reykjavik

First Class: Reykjavik Natura Berjaya or similar accommodations

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will explore the amazing variety of natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The park’s crown jewel is the Snaefellsjokull glacier itself, which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD. In addition, you’ll also see Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. Walk along the uniquely pebbled seascape of Djupalonssandur beach. At the picturesque harbour village of Arnarstapi, you can observe magnificent basalt rocks in stacked formations.  One Icelandic Saga mentions that Snaefellsnes and its people are protected by a benevolent half-troll who lives high on the glacier. You might even find a sense of magic and healing energy in this beautiful peninsula. At the end of the afternoon, your journey leads back to Reykjavik. Your guide will bid you farewell at your hotel. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. (B)



Reykjavik - Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight. You will be transferred to the Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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