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Welcome to our Ultimate 21-Day Guided Tour of Iceland, a meticulously designed itinerary that takes you on a breathtaking journey through the Land of Fire and Ice. 

From the iconic Golden Circle and the captivating South Coast to the remote Westfjords and the picturesque East Fjords, this ultimate tour encompasses the very best that Iceland has to offer. With the expert guidance of a private guide, you’ll venture off the beaten path to uncover hidden gems, experience thrilling adventures, and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of each region.

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Skagafjörður Valley Road, Iceland 10 day tour itinerary

Day 1: Welcome and Reykjavik City Discovery

Reykjavik, Iceland aerial view of private tour group on guided day tour.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Begin your journey with a friendly reception at Keflavik Airport and an in-depth exploration of Reykjavik, the ideal start to your Icelandic escapade.

Meet and greet at Keflavik Airport

Upon landing at Keflavik International Airport, a warm Icelandic greeting awaits you from your private guide. Your guide will help you with your luggage and transport you to your Reykjavik accommodation.

Reykjavik city excursion

Embark on your Icelandic adventure with a guided tour of Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital.

Your private guide will escort you to the city’s most prominent landmarks, such as Hallgrimskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, and the Sun Voyager sculpture. Wander through the vibrant streets of downtown Reykjavik, where you’ll find a unique mix of old and new architecture, lively street art, and cozy cafes.

Delve into the city’s rich history and culture as your guide shares captivating tales and local insights. This extensive city tour will offer a solid understanding of Iceland’s culture and history, preparing you for the diverse experiences awaiting you in the days ahead.

Day 2: Embarking on the Golden Circle Journey

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland included on golden circle tour of iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

The Golden Circle is an ideal destination to explore with your private guide, providing a customized experience of Iceland’s most renowned natural marvels.

Your guide will deliver expert insights into the history, geology, and legends surrounding these attractions and adapt the day’s pace and schedule to your interests and preferences.

Thingvellir National Park

Commence your Golden Circle journey with a trip to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site brimming with geological and historical importance.

Your private guide will accompany you through the park, elucidating its significance as the founding place of the world’s oldest parliamentary democracy, the Althing, established in 930 AD. You will also discover the extraordinary geological features of Thingvellir, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are visibly separating, forming a striking rift valley.

Geysir Hot Springs

Proceed to the Geysir Hot Springs area, the location of the renowned Strokkur geyser, which erupts every few minutes, propelling a column of hot water and steam up to 30 meters high.

Your private guide will offer captivating insights into the area’s geothermal activity, enabling you to appreciate this natural wonder’s power and beauty truly.

With your guide’s local expertise, you will also have the chance to uncover lesser-known hot springs and mud pots, delivering a more intimate and exceptional experience.

Gullfoss Waterfall

Wrap up your Golden Circle excursion with a stop at Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most breathtaking waterfalls.

Your private guide will direct you to the finest vantage points to admire the two-tiered cascade, which drops 32 meters into a slender canyon, creating an awe-inspiring exhibition of force and splendor.

Day 3: Discovering the Marvels of Iceland's South Coast

Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland
Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland

The South Coast boasts an impressive variety of remarkable natural sights, enchanting travelers with its extraordinary fusion of striking scenery and intriguing history.

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Sólheimajökull Glacier

The day begins with a visit to two of Iceland’s renowned geological marvels: the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

Your personal guide will recount enthralling tales of Eyjafjallajökull’s 2010 eruption, which disrupted air traffic throughout Europe and put Iceland’s volcanic activities in the global spotlight.

Proceed to the awe-inspiring Sólheimajökull Glacier, a splendid outlet glacier stemming from the larger Mýrdalsjökull ice cap.

Discover Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls

Your journey of natural marvels carries on with visits to two of Iceland’s most emblematic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, both providing distinct and breathtaking experiences.

At Seljalandsfoss, your guide will accompany you along a trail that leads behind the tumbling water, offering an enchanting viewpoint.

Next, make your way to Skógafoss, where your guide will recount local myths and the significance of the waterfall in Icelandic folktales.

Day 4: Vatnajokull Ice Cave Exploration & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Boat Tour, Iceland
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Embark on a journey through Vatnajokull National Park and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, providing unparalleled access to Iceland’s most stunning and mesmerizing natural attractions, such as a guided excursion within an ice cave and the remarkable glacier lake.

Ice Cave Tour

Venture into the captivating natural blue ice caves of Vatnajökull Glacier, the most expansive glacier in Europe.

Accompanied by your private guide, you’ll journey through the glacier’s extraordinary terrain, taking in the striking blue ice structures and the remarkable fissures. Your guide will supply all essential gear and customize a path suited to your skill level and needs.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Proceed to the mesmerizing Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a beautiful glacial lake brimming with colossal icebergs originating from the adjacent Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier.

Your private guide will accompany you on a picturesque boat excursion across the lagoon, enabling you to closely observe the massive floating ice while gaining insights into the lagoon’s creation and the effects of climate change on Iceland’s glaciers.

While exploring the lagoon, your guide will also highlight the varied wildlife inhabiting this frosty paradise, such as seals and a multitude of bird species.

Day 5: Discovering the East Fjords

Seydisfjordur Village, Iceland
Seydisfjordur Village, Iceland

The East Fjords, a less frequented part of Iceland, presents a captivating combination of stunning natural scenery and quaint fishing villages. With your private guide’s expert knowledge and local understanding, you’ll be able to uncover lesser-known treasures and relish a more personal experience customized to your preferences, far from the crowds of well-known tourist hotspots.

Picturesque Journey through the East Fjords

Start your exploration of the East Fjords with a picturesque journey amidst this mesmerizing region, defined by its majestic fjords, soaring mountains, and tumbling waterfalls.

Your private guide will guarantee that you witness the most scenic panoramas and use their local expertise to guide you to lesser-known spots often overlooked by visitors.

During the journey, your guide will recount intriguing tales about the area’s geological formations, history, and fauna, enhancing your experience and fostering a deeper appreciation for the landscape.

Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection

Discover Petra’s Stone and Mineral Exhibit, an extraordinary personal assemblage of Icelandic rocks and minerals gathered throughout a single individual’s life.

Your private guide will accompany you through the display, offering knowledge of Iceland’s distinct geology and the tale of Petra Sveinsdottir, who devoted her existence to amassing these samples.

Seydisfjordur village visit

Conclude your East Fjords journey with a trip to the charming village of Seydisfjordur, situated at the termination of a slender fjord and enveloped by impressive mountains.

Your private guide will guide you through this quaint village, celebrated for its beautifully maintained wooden homes, lively artistic community, and significant cultural legacy.

Day 6: Northern Iceland and Akureyri

Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland private tour with guide
Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Exploring North Iceland is an excellent option for those seeking to discover this less-frequented area’s stunning splendor, distinct highlights, and authentic allure.

Whale Watching Boat Tour

Start your journey in Húsavík, known as the “Whale Watching Hub of Iceland.”

Your private guide will organize a memorable whale-watching excursion, during which you’ll have the chance to observe different whale species, dolphins, and other marine animals in their natural environment.

Your guide’s knowledge will enlighten you about the habits and ecology of these majestic beings, resulting in a truly informative and impressive experience.

Best of Akureyri Town

Discover Akureyri, northern Iceland’s biggest city known as the “Northern Capital.” Accompanied by your private guide, immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating history and lively culture as you tour its key sites, including the Akureyri Church, Botanical Gardens, and the quaint Old Town.

Your guide’s familiarity with the area will help you uncover lesser-known treasures, develop a more profound appreciation for Akureyri’s distinctive ambiance, and allow you to concentrate on your specific interests.

Godafoss Waterfall

Godafoss, referred to as the “Waterfall of the Gods,” is a breathtaking natural marvel with historical importance. It was at this location that Iceland officially embraced Christianity in 1000 AD.

Your private guide will regale you with intriguing tales about the waterfall’s past and contribution to molding Iceland’s cultural character. In addition, the customized guidance provided by your guide will enhance your admiration for this remarkable attraction.

Day 7: Lake Myvatn Experience

Lake Myvatn, Iceland private tour on a ten day itinerary
Lake Myvatn, Iceland

Discover the geological wonders, abundant wildlife, and diverse landscapes of the Lake Myvatn area, a truly remarkable destination in northern Iceland. Your private guide will tailor the day’s activities to your interests, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Hverir Geothermal Area

Start your day by visiting the Hverir Geothermal Area, where you’ll marvel at the otherworldly landscape of mud pots, fumaroles, and steam vents. Your private guide will explain the geothermal processes that shaped this unique environment and the significance of the area’s geology.

Dimmuborgir Lava Fields

Next, head to the Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, a fascinating area filled with intricate lava formations, pillars, and caves. Your guide will share the captivating local legends surrounding these peculiar structures and lead you on a hike through the labyrinth of lava formations.

Grjotagja Cave

Continue to Grjotagja Cave, a small lava cave with a beautiful geothermal spring inside. Your private guide will share the history of the cave, which was once used as a bathing site by locals and gained fame as a filming location in the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

Lake Myvatn Birdwatching

Spend some time birdwatching by the shores of Lake Myvatn, a paradise for nature enthusiasts. The lake is home to a wide variety of bird species, including ducks, geese, and the famous Icelandic whooper swan. Your private guide will help you spot and identify the different species and provide insights into their behaviors and habitats.

Skútustaðagígar Pseudo-Craters

End your day at Skútustaðagígar, a series of pseudo-craters formed by gas explosions when molten lava flowed over wetlands. Your private guide will lead you on a walk around these impressive formations while explaining the geological processes that created them, offering a fitting conclusion to your Lake Myvatn experience.

Day 8: Westfjords Exploration

Dynjandi Waterfall, Iceland
Dynjandi Waterfall, Iceland

The Westfjords and Dynjandi Waterfall represent a secluded and wild area of Iceland, boasting an abundance of scenic splendor, diverse wildlife, and cultural encounters that are best experienced with the guidance of an expert and local know-how.

Isafjordur town visit

Begin your day in the charming town of Ísafjörður, the largest settlement in the Westfjords. Your private guide will lead you through the town, exploring its historical center with well-preserved wooden houses, local museums, and vibrant harbor. Learn about the rich maritime history and cultural heritage of this remote region.

Rauðasandur Beach

Next, journey to Rauðasandur Beach, famous for its unique red and golden sands. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline with your private guide, who will explain the geological processes responsible for the beach’s striking colors. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this secluded location while watching for seals and various bird species.

Dynjandi Waterfall

Conclude your Westfjords exploration at the majestic Dynjandi Waterfall, a series of cascades that resemble a bridal veil together. With your private guide, hike to the various viewpoints, marveling at the power and beauty of the falls. Learn about the geological forces behind the waterfall’s formation and its significance in local folklore.

Day 9: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland small tour group 7 day tour itinerary
Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often called “Iceland in Miniature” due to its diverse landscapes and natural wonders, all condensed into a relatively small area. It is home to the majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano, dramatic coastlines, charming fishing villages, and an array of geological formations.

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Begin your day at Snæfellsjökull National Park, home to the iconic Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano. Your private guide will lead you on a scenic hike, providing insights into the park’s geological wonders, including lava fields and unique rock formations. You’ll also learn about the glacier’s role in Jules Verne’s classic novel, “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”

Arnarstapi and Hellnar Cliffs

Next, explore the picturesque coastal villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Your private guide will take you on a walk along the rugged cliffs, where you can marvel at the dramatic coastline and observe nesting seabirds. Discover the fascinating basalt formations and hear local legends related to these charming villages.

Djúpalónssandur and Dritvík Cove

After lunch, visit Djúpalónssandur, a pebble beach with a distinctive black hue, and Dritvík Cove, a former bustling fishing hub. Your private guide will share the history of these locations and their importance to the region’s fishing industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the fascinating rock formations and remnants of shipwrecks scattered along the shore.

Kirkjufell Mountain and Waterfall

Conclude your Snæfellsnes Peninsula experience with a visit to Kirkjufell, one of Iceland’s most photographed mountains. Your private guide will lead you to the best viewpoints, where you can capture stunning shots of the mountain and the nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.

Day 10: Stykkisholmur and Eldborg Crater

guests at Eldborg Crater, on a 21 day private tour of Iceland
Eldborg Crater, Iceland

Stykkishólmur and Eldborg Crater offer a thrilling combination of natural beauty, geological wonders, and cultural experiences. You’ll visit a charming fishing town on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and a perfectly-formed volcanic crater on an exciting day of exploration and discovery.

Stykkishólmur Exploration

Begin your day in the picturesque town of Stykkishólmur. Your private guide will lead you on a walking tour of the town, visiting the harbor, historic wooden houses, and local attractions like the Norwegian House, a well-preserved 19th-century home turned museum.

Eldborg Crater Hike

After lunch, head to Eldborg Crater, an impressive volcanic crater rising from the lava fields.

Your private guide will lead you on a hike to the crater’s rim, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Learn about the geological forces that shaped Eldborg Crater and its significance in Icelandic folklore.

Exploration of Surrounding Lava Fields

Conclude your day with a leisurely walk through the surrounding lava fields, where your private guide will point out unique features and formations, including lava tubes and other volcanic remnants.

Day 11: Reykjanes Peninsula Exploration

people in natural geothermal spa at Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Situated near the capital, the Reykjanes Peninsula boasts a wealth of geothermal wonders, fascinating wildlife, and the symbolic Bridge Between Continents that links the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Additionally, the renowned Blue Lagoon geothermal spa offers an opportunity for relaxation in its mineral-rich waters.

Icelandic Horseback Riding Adventure

Kick off your Reykjanes Peninsula journey with a one-of-a-kind horseback riding experience, immersing yourself in Iceland’s natural beauty alongside the cherished Icelandic horses.

Your private guide will organize a ride tailored to your abilities, guaranteeing an enjoyable and unforgettable excursion.

Relaxing Blue Lagoon Spa Experience

Following your horseback ride, unwind in the comforting, mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Surrounded by a striking lava landscape, the milky-blue waters provide visitors with a distinctive and luxurious experience.

Bridge Between Continents Exploration

Wrap up your Reykjanes Peninsula adventure with a trip to the Bridge Between Continents.

Your private guide will accompany you across the bridge, elaborating on the geological forces responsible for this extraordinary feature and the importance of Iceland’s position on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Day 12: Landmannalaugar Highlands

Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Landmannalaugar, Iceland on 16 day tour
Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

The Highlands of Landmannalaugar feature stunning scenery highlighted by vibrant peaks, hot springs marvels, and a range of trekking options. Your exclusive guide will provide a tailored and extensive adventure, revealing this beautiful area’s geological mysteries and picturesque charm.

Landmannalaugar geothermal area

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Landmannalaugar geothermal area, renowned for its picturesque rhyolite peaks and thermal springs. Your exclusive guide will accompany you through this remarkable terrain, highlighting the distinct geological features and providing insights into the area’s geothermal activity.

Hiking in Fjallabak Nature Reserve

Next, delve into the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, a protected expanse that encompasses an array of landscapes, including volcanic deserts, verdant valleys, and impressive mountains.

With your private guide, you’ll embark on a customized hike that caters to your preferences and fitness level, uncovering the hidden gems of this magnificent region.

Day 13: Thorsmork Valley

Thorsmork, Landmannalaugar, Iceland small group private tour
Thorsmork, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

On day 13 of our 21-day itinerary, immerse yourself in the hidden treasures of Thorsmork Valley, nestled between imposing glaciers and rugged mountains.

Scenic Thorsmork Valley Driving Tour

Begin your adventure with an exhilarating Super Jeep tour to Thorsmork Valley, braving challenging terrain and glacial rivers to reach this remote and stunning location.

This tour provides an unforgettable way to access the raw beauty of Thorsmork Valley, highlighting the force of Iceland’s natural wonders.

Thorsmork Nature Reserve

Explore the diverse trails of Thorsmork Nature Reserve, a haven for hikers with routes suitable for all skill levels and interests. As you trek through verdant forests, pristine rivers, and volcanic terrain, your guide will offer insights into the local flora and fauna and the geological processes that have shaped Thorsmork Valley.

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

Finally, take in breathtaking views of the iconic Eyjafjallajokull Volcano last erupted in 2010, from the best vantage points available. Marvel at this mighty natural wonder before returning to your Reykjavik accommodation in the evening.

Day 14: Asbyrgi Canyon and Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss Falls, Iceland
Dettifoss Falls, Iceland

Your private guide will pick you up from your accommodation in the early morning for the scenic drive to Asbyrgi Canyon and enjoy the stunning views along the way.

Asbyrgi Canyon

Asbyrgi Canyon is a horseshoe-shaped canyon located in northern Iceland.

A catastrophic glacial flood formed the canyon, a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Your guide will lead you on a hike through the canyon, pointing out unique geological features and providing insights into the local flora and fauna.

After your hike in Asbyrgi Canyon, enjoy a relaxing lunch break in the nearby town of Husavik. Husavik is known for its excellent seafood, so be sure to try some of the local specialties.

Dettifoss Waterfall

After lunch, continue your journey to Dettifoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Your guide will lead you to the best vantage points for viewing the waterfall and other nearby waterfalls and geological features.

Day 15: Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Hornstrandir Cliffs, Hiking, Iceland two weeks itinerary
Hornstrandir Cliffs, Hiking, Iceland

On day 15 of our itinerary, your guide will take you to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, where you can discover some of Iceland’s most impressive yet underrated landscapes, wilderness, and scenery.

Guided Nature Hike

Go on a hiking adventure in Hornstrandir with your private guide, who will guide you through this remote reserve’s rough and unspoiled terrain. Your guide will customize the hike according to your preferences and capabilities, providing a challenging and fulfilling experience showcasing the area’s varied landscape, including stunning sea cliffs and verdant valleys.

Finding Iceland's Arctic Fox in the Wild

One of the top attractions of visiting Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is seeing the elusive Arctic fox, the only indigenous land mammal in Iceland.

With the help of your private guide, knowledgeable about local wildlife and adept at tracking, you’ll have a better chance of spotting these enchanting creatures in their natural environment. While searching for the Arctic fox, your guide will provide you with intriguing insights into their habits, adaptations, and conservation measures that are being taken to safeguard them in the wild.

Hornstrandir Boat Tour

Experience a unique view of Hornstrandir with a scenic boat tour.

Your private guide will organize the boat excursion, taking you along the awe-inspiring coastline and beyond towering sea cliffs, home to abundant seabirds. While admiring panoramic vistas of the breathtaking landscape, you’ll also discover fascinating facts about the marine creatures that inhabit the waters surrounding the reserve.

Day 16: Westman Islands Exploration

Westman Islands, Iceland coastline and small tour group.
Westman Islands, Iceland

Begin your day with a guided tour of Heimaey, the Westman Islands’ largest and only inhabited island. Your private guide will share the island’s intriguing history, including the surprise volcanic eruption in 1973 that reshaped the landscape and led to a mass evacuation. Explore the volcanic craters, the lava fields, and the iconic Eldfell volcano.

Puffin Watching and Wildlife Exploration

Next, embark on a puffin-watching and wildlife exploration tour. The Westman Islands are home to the world’s largest puffin colony, and your private guide will take you to the best spots to observe these adorable birds up close. In addition, keep an eye out for other seabirds, such as guillemots, kittiwakes, and fulmars, as well as seals and other marine life that call the islands home.

Eldheimar Museum

After your wildlife adventure, visit the Eldheimar Museum, which chronicles the dramatic events of the 1973 eruption. Learn about the eruption’s impact on the island, see remnants of houses buried under the lava, and hear personal stories of the island’s inhabitants during this turbulent time.

Day 17: Kerlingarfjoll Mountain Range

view of steaming geysers at Kerlingarfjoll Geothermal Area, Iceland
Kerlingarfjoll Geothermal Area, Iceland

The Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Range is unique due to its striking geothermal landscape, towering peaks, and diverse hiking opportunities.

This remote highland region features colorful rhyolite mountains, steaming hot springs, and snow-capped glaciers, making it an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and a photographer’s dream.

4x4 Super Jeep Ride to Kerlingarfjöll

Begin your day with an exciting 4×4 Super Jeep ride to the Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Range, traversing rugged highland terrain to reach this remote and beautiful location. Your private guide will share information about the geology and history of the area as you take in the breathtaking views en route.

Hiking in the Geothermal Area

Upon arrival at Kerlingarfjöll, embark on a guided hike through the geothermal area, where you’ll witness steaming hot springs, bubbling mud pots, and vibrant rhyolite mountains. Your private guide will lead you on a trail suited to your fitness level and interests, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable hiking experience.

Sunset Photography Session

Conclude your Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Range experience with a sunset photography session, capturing this extraordinary landscape’s magical colors and unique features.

Your private guide will help you find the perfect vantage points and provide tips on capturing stunning images of this unforgettable destination.

Day 18: Langjokull Glacier

Ice Cave, Langjokull Glacier, Iceland private tour
Ice Cave, Langjokull Glacier, Iceland

As the second-largest glacier in Iceland, Langjokull offers a variety of experiences, including ice cave exploration, snowmobiling, and hiking, making it an exciting destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

Snowmobiling Adventure

After exploring the ice caves, gear up for an adrenaline-pumping snowmobiling adventure on the surface of Langjokull Glacier.

Your private guide will provide a safety briefing and instruction before you set off to explore the vast ice cap, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Lunch at a Mountain Hut

Take a break from your icy adventures to enjoy a warm and hearty lunch at a cozy mountain hut near the glacier.

Ice Cave Exploration

Once at the glacier, embark on a guided tour of one of Langjokull’s mesmerizing ice caves. Equipped with all the necessary equipment, you’ll venture beneath the glacier’s surface to discover a world of vivid blue ice formations, shimmering tunnels, and fascinating crevasses.

Your guide will share information about the geological processes that created these stunning caves, ensuring an educational and awe-inspiring experience.

As your day at Langjokull Glacier comes to an end, your private guide will drive you back to your accommodation, providing ample opportunities to reflect on your unforgettable icy adventure.

Day 19: Glymur Waterfall and Hvalfjordur

Glymur Waterfall, Iceland
Glymur Waterfall, Iceland

Embark on a day of natural wonders as you explore Glymur Waterfall, Iceland’s second-highest waterfall, and the stunning Hvalfjordur fjord.

Experience Iceland’s raw beauty through picturesque landscapes, serene fjords, and awe-inspiring waterfalls on this unforgettable adventure.

Glymur Waterfall

Upon arrival, your private guide will lead you on a moderately challenging hike through lush vegetation and rocky terrain, culminating in a rewarding view of the waterfall cascading down the steep canyon walls.

After capturing stunning photos and taking in the views, hike back to the trailhead, where you can relax and enjoy a well-deserved picnic lunch.

Hvalfjordur Fjord

Next, continue your journey to Hvalfjordur, a serene fjord steeped in history and natural beauty. Your private guide will navigate the winding fjord roads, ensuring you experience the most breathtaking vistas and hidden gems.

Make a stop at a local farm, where you can meet Icelandic horses and learn about their unique characteristics and their importance in Icelandic culture.
Your day in Hvalfjordur will also include a visit to a peaceful black-sand beach, allowing you to soak in the tranquil atmosphere and marvel at the diverse landscapes that make Iceland so unique.

As your day comes to a close, your private guide will drive you back to your accommodation, leaving you with cherished memories of your Glymur Waterfall and Hvalfjordur experience.

Day 20: Inside Thrihnukagigur Volcano

tour inside Thrihnukagigur Volcano, Iceland
Thrihnukagigur Volcano, Iceland

Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you venture Inside the Volcano, exploring the depths of Thrihnukagigur, a dormant volcanic chamber.

This one-of-a-kind tour offers an unparalleled look at the geological forces that have shaped Iceland’s volcanic landscape.

Your day begins with a drive to the Bláfjöll Country Park, where your private guide will lead you on a scenic hike through a striking lava field to the base of the Thrihnukagigur volcano.

Upon reaching the volcano, gear up to descend into the heart of Thrihnukagigur’s magma chamber. A specially designed open cable lift will safely transport you 120 meters (400 feet) below the surface, where you’ll find yourself in a vast, colorful cavern that once held molten magma.

Led by your experienced guide, explore the chamber’s fascinating geological formations and vivid colors, learning about the volcanic processes that created this extraordinary environment. As you stand in the depths of the Earth, you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for the power of nature and the forces that continue to shape our world.

Day 21: A Luxurious Farewell to Iceland with Spa Day and Northern Lights Adventure

woman on tour in iceland enjoying Geothermal Spa, Iceland
Geothermal Spa, Iceland

On the last day of your Icelandic journey, pamper yourself with a relaxing and rejuvenating luxury spa day in Reykjavik, followed by an enchanting evening chasing the Northern Lights alongside your private guide.

Start your day by indulging in a well-earned spa experience at one of Reykjavik’s top luxury spas. Bask in the soothing ambiance while relishing a variety of lavish treatments, from calming massages to invigorating facials, aimed at revitalizing both your body and spirit. Make the most of the spa’s opulent amenities, such as steam rooms, saunas, and hot pools, to release any lingering tension and fully appreciate the peaceful surroundings. As you unwind and reminisce about your remarkable Icelandic adventure, you’ll be filled with a sense of serenity and well-being—the ideal way to spend your final day in this enchanting country.

Northern Lights Expedition

As daylight fades and night blankets the sky, embark on your last escapade: a private, guided Northern Lights tour. Your experienced guide will escort you to prime viewing locations away from the city’s bright lights, providing the best opportunity to witness the mesmerizing aurora borealis. While you wait in anticipation, your guide will regale you with captivating tales about the science and legends behind this natural wonder, enriching the experience and deepening your bond with Iceland’s mystical landscape.

As the sky bursts into a kaleidoscope of colors dancing above you, the breathtaking beauty of the Northern Lights will leave you in awe. This magical display is the perfect finale for your unforgettable journey, creating memories that will endure forever.

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From the captivating South Coast to the remote Westfjords, the lesser-explored East Fjords to the enchanting Northern Lights, this 21-day Iceland tour itinerary has been carefully curated to provide a truly immersive and unforgettable Icelandic experience.

However, we understand that each traveler is unique, and you may wish to customize your journey further to match your specific interests and preferences. If you’re interested in a free tailored version of this ultimate 21-day Icelandic adventure, don’t hesitate to contact Private Iceland Tour. Our expert team is eager to work with you to craft the perfect itinerary that captures the essence of Iceland and provides you with the trip of your dreams.

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