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North & East Iceland Family Adventure
8 Days | 7 Nights
Starting From $3,050
per person based on double occupancy*
Price based on our Self-Drive Tour option, subject to change based on availability and season.
This extraordinary itinerary focuses on the breathtaking North and the remote and wild East of Iceland. You will explore the most famous and popular sites, as well as hidden gems of the areas. Visit traditional fishing villages, explore volcanic landscapes, view thundering waterfalls and soak in the geothermal waters for which Iceland is famous!
Art & Culture
See traditional turf houses which have stood for thousands of years.
Experience two of Iceland’s most magnificent waterfalls: Dettifoss and Godafoss.
Explore the Lake Mývatn area, where you will see firsthand one of the most beautiful and geothermal areas on the planet.
Enjoy the stunning nature of the East Fjords, featuring narrow fjords, forests and high cliffs and the rugged coastline.
Have time to hike and explore on your own.
Day 1 / 8
Day 1: Arrival in Akureyri, Iceland
Welcome to Akureyri, the administrative, cultural and educational center of North Iceland, with a backdrop of mountains and a cozy and colorful downtown. Soak in the lively atmosphere of the harbor area, the peaceful old town center, and the beauty of the northernmost botanical garden. Stop at the Akureyri church, and explore interesting museums such as the folk museum, Industry museum, motorbike museum or aviation museum.
Highlights (optional): Whale watching, horseback riding, the Forest Lagoon, local museums.
Overnight in Akureyri (Breakfast included)
Day 2 / 8
Day 2: Akureyri - Arctic Coast Way
The Arctic Coast Way follows along the beautiful coastline of Eyjafjördur dotted with colorful, picturesque fishing villages and offers amazing views of the surrounding Tröllaskagi Mountains and the North Atlantic. Near the town of Siglufjörður, there is a wide selection of walks and hikes in both mountain and valley, or visit Glaumbær Farm & Museum, an excellent exhibition of turf houses which have stood for hundreds of years.
Highlights (Optional): The Síldarminjasafnið herring museum, Glaumbær open air museum.
Overnight in Varmahlið area (Breakfast included)
Day 3 / 8
Day 3: Mountains, Valleys and Lake Mývatn
On your drive today, pass traditional farms, drive through deep valleys and savor the dramatic scenery. Visit Godafoss waterfall, which has long been known as one of the most beautiful sights in Iceland. Continue to Lake Mývatn, a nature and birding paradise, where you will see firsthand one of the most beautiful geothermal areas on the planet.
Overnight in Mývatn area (Breakfast included)
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Day 4: Lake Mývatn Diversity
Take your time today to explore the lava fields, volcanic craters and mountains, pseudo craters, lava rock formations, the solfatara field with boiling mud pits and roaring steam vents throughout the stunning landscape of Lake Mývatn. There will also be several possibilities for easy hikes and a chance for a relaxing bath in the Nature Baths geothermal lagoon.
Highlight (optional): Mývatn Nature Baths
Overnight in Lake Mývatn (Breakfast included)
Day 5 / 8
Day 5: Lake Mývatn to Egilsstaðir
Take a short detour to Stuðlagil Canyon, and marvel at the fascinating basalt rock formations. The basalt column canyon towers over a turquoise glacial river, making for one of the most stunning sights in the country. Continue to the East Fjords, with its forests and high cliffs, migratory birds and the rugged coastline. You may even see wild reindeer (this is the only place you’ll find them in Iceland)!
Overnight in Egilsstaðir area (Breakfast included)
Day 6 / 8
Day 6: The East Fjords
Nature-lovers flock to the East Fjords to enjoy narrow fjords, remote fishing villages, waterfalls, lava caves, amazing wildlife, hiking trails and so much more. The small fishing village of Seyðisfjörður an artist town, with lovely restaurants and great shops. There is no shortage of geothermal baths to enjoy in Iceland, with Vök Baths located near Egilsstaðir.
Highlight (optional) : Vök Baths
Overnight in Seyðisfjörður area (Breakfast included)
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Day 7: Waterfall, Canyon and Whales
Magnificent natural beauty continues today! Make your way through a portion of the interior Highlands and visit Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, plunging over 147 feet! Don’t miss Ásbyrgi, a well-forested horse-shoe-shaped canyon in Öxarfjörður and part of Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, within the Vatnajökull National Park. In the fishing town of Húsavík, often referred to as the Whale Capital of Iceland, you can take a whale watching cruise. Depending on the time of year, large colonies of puffins can be found in or around the bay.
Enjoy a flexible way to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of southwest Iceland, with volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, black sand beaches and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then fly to the extraordinary Faroe Islands, an archipelago of 18 unspoiled islands in the North Atlantic with wild nature and rich cultural heritage. Faroe Islands translates directly to sheep islands!
Introduce yourself to this exciting country and explore the highlights of Iceland. You’ll experience the highlights such as Iceland’s legendary and scenic “Ring Road,” and traverse the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Other highlights include the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss waterfall, just to name a few.
Introduce yourself to this fabulous country and explore the highlights of Iceland with this 12-night self-drive grand itinerary of Iceland. Visit the Golden Circle and Reykjavik, hike a glacier, soak in the natural baths of Lake Mývatn and see the famous Blue Lagoon.