With seven to ten days in Iceland, you have enough time to take a tour around the whole country, or spend some time actually focusing on one or two areas. Here are what we think are some of the best alternatives for tours of a week to ten days in Iceland.
Iceland Complete Tour (9 Days)
If you have around seven to ten days in Iceland and want to see a bit of everything, this is certainly the tour we recommend. It circumnavigates the whole country, and you’re going to get to see nearly all the highlights.
This includes the Golden Circle, the south shore, the East Fjords, Dettifoss, the Lake Myvatn area, and Akureyri. You’ll see waterfalls, glacial lagoons, volcanic landscape, fascinating museums, Icelandic horses, hot springs, and much, much more. Definitely one to add to your short list for 9 days in Iceland.
The tour is also obtainable in an wonderful winter version here. A alike tour is also available in an 8 day version here and here.
When: Apr – Sep (winter version here)
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
South Coast, Eastfjords & Lake Myvatn (8 days)
With eight days in Iceland, we think a rush around the whole country might be too much. Instead, this tour covers around half of the country, starting in Reykjavík (a visit to the Blue Lagoon is included) and then taking in the Golden Circle and highlights of the south coast.
It also covers much of the east and north of the country, including the Eastfjords and the Lake Myvatn area, with the chance along the way for glacier hiking, Northern Lights watching and ice caving, as well as some more spertacular thermal baths. The tour finishes with you flying from Akureyri back to Reykjavík, and the flight ticket is included in the amount.
When: September– March
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Short Hiking adventures around Iceland (10 days)
If you want to involvement in Iceland on foot, but don’t want to tackle long multi-day hikes, this 10 day “soft-hiking” tour is one to check out.
This tour combines a number of relatively short guided hikes with guided sight-seeing opportunities, and covers many highlights of western and northern Iceland, including some time in the Highlands. All the hikes are rated so you have an idea of what to predict, and the walks are accompanied by guides who will share Icelandic folklore and tales with you. Takes in both fashionable highlights as well as many lesser known areas.
This one starts and finishes in Reykjavik, and there are two nights in the capital city, from where you can visit the Blue Lagoon or take in some of the many attractions on offer.
When: Jun – September
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
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