The Best of Iceland Tour
Let hot springs relax and calm you, boutique hotels serve you well on this new Iceland tour.
Iceland is where glaciers reach for the skies; deep blue mountain lakes fill steep valleys with sharp green peaks on all sides. Come with us to explore these iconic sights of Iceland. This 12 day self-drive journey allows you to explore the sights at your own pace and includes countryside boutique accommodation that let you fully recharge for each day’s adventures.
This Iceland itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your plans but here is an idea of what we can put together for you.
Siglo Hotel & Búðir Hótel
Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik and private transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Reykjavik - optional activities such as 'Inside the Volcano' tour or a visit to the Secret Lagoon.
Day 3: Explore the Golden Circle & Southern Iceland
Day 4 & 5: Glaciers & Lagoons of South East Iceland
Day 6: Journey further east to the small village of Fáskrúðsfjörður
Day 7 & 8: Lake Mývatn - endless possibilities; Viti, cave formations, Game of Thrones sites...
Day 9: Spend time in a small Icelandic fisherman village
Day 10: Snæfellsjökull National Park
Day 11: Soak your cares away at the Blue Lagoon
Day 12: Departure day
The accommodation in this itinerary comprises Iceland’s best countryside premium properties, which are in short supply during the peak summer season Jun-Aug. Booking early is essential. Should our selected properties not be available for your specific dates, we will look for alternatives, which in most cases will mean a downgraded standard.
The range of hotels include deluxe rooms at Hotel Rangá, deluxe rooms at Hótel Laxá and a stay at the new Silicia Hotel beside Iceland's Blue Lagoon complex. Smaller boutique countryside hotels are hand picked and are the considered the best options in Iceland's regional area.
Dining at the Siglo Hotel, Siglufjörður
Explore the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Iceland. You will drive along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 30 min walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless lava, you reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon.
Lofthellir Cave Exploration
Once-in-a-lifetime natural wonder to visit during your stay in Reykjavik. You do need to be prepared for this tour - it involves a hike to get to the opening of the volcano (hiking shoes need to be used) & a hole in your top pocket. We recommend booking before you arrive as the activity is run in small groups with limited numbers. But it is an experience not to be forgotten.
Let hot springs relax and calm you as you take in the spectacular views.
Listed below are some of the hot springs you can visit along the route;
Leaving Reykjavik on Day 3, you can visit this small local natural hot springs on the Siká river, Hveraborg natural bathing spot.
Near Mývatn, you can visit the Mývatn Natural Baths and Steam Rooms as well as explore Víti. Víti is a huge explosion crater, about 300 metres in diameter. The crater was formed during a massive volcanic eruption at the start of the famous Mývatn Fires in 1724. The eruption continued more or less non-stop for 5 years and Víti's bubbling cauldron of mud boiled for more than a century after that. Víti is situated near Krafla and there is a tarmacked road leading up to it from highway 1. Swimming is possible in this crater.
On the road between Siglo Hotel and Búðir Hótel is the Hofsós baths set on the foreshore with peaceful views over the sea.
© Photo- Jon Guðmann Jakobsson
Of course, as a finale, you will stay at the Silicia Hotel beside the Blue Lagoon Iceland. The hotel offers its own private bathing lagoon; which is available for hotel guests every day from 09:00 to 22:00. One complimentary Standard admission to the Blue Lagoon as well is included in this tour.
Private Lagoon at the Silicia Hotel, Iceland