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Iceland: Reykjavik & the Golden Circle

6 days |  8 days with West Iceland & Reykjavik extension
6 days |  8 days with West Iceland & Reykjavik extension
Group size1538 travelers
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Put yourself at the center of Iceland’s untamed natural landscapes.

Inhale fresh Icelandic air, tap into the country’s natural restorative powers, and discover geysers and waterfalls on this adventure. From your home base in progressive Reykjavik, set out to see the inspiring Golden Circle, the otherworldly beauty of South Iceland, and the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

Your tour package includes

  • 4 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner with beer or wine
  • 4 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Great Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board an overnight flight to Reykjavik.

Reykjavik4 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Reykjavik
Included meal: Welcome lunch

Welcome to Iceland! Meet your fellow travelers during a welcome lunch. 

Then enjoy free time for the rest of the day in Reykjavik, or add an excursion.

Blue Lagoon Spa Visit

From $159 per person

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Get a feel for Reykjavik, often called "the greenest city on Earth," with your Tour Director leading the way.

  • Soak in views of the city from the Perlan Observation Deck.
  • See the iconic Höfði House and the presidential residence at Bessastadir.
  • Visit Hallgrim’s Church and the University District.
  • Pass the Old Town Center, Parliament House, and modern City Hall.
  • Glimpse the artwork of Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson, both famous Icelandic artists.

Enjoy a free afternoon in the city or add an excursion.

The Lava Tunnel

From $155 per person

Day 4: The Golden Circle
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Leave the bustle of Reykjavik behind as you travel the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland’s most magnificent natural wonders.

  • Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Althing, an open-air governmental assembly that was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798.
  • Sit down for an included lunch at Fridheimar Farm, where fresh produce is grown in a greenhouse heated by geothermal energy.
  • Explore the Great Geysir geothermal area, located in the Haukadalur Valley.
  • Discover Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, a natural wonder and one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe.
Day 5: The South Coast
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Embark on an excursion to the South Coast, a lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, beaches, glaciers and picturesque villages.

  • Stand behind the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
  • View the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier (weather permitting).
  • Walk on the South Coast’s black sands.

Celebrate your trip with your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 6: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Extension to West Iceland & Reykjavik
Just when you think things can’t get any more impressive, you can extend your stay alongside your Tour Director to see the wonder that is West Iceland. With its lava fields, cascading waterfalls, and abundant animal life, the region is an out-of-this-world gem worth writing home about.
West Iceland1 night
Day 6: West Iceland & Langjökull Glacier
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Husafell this morning, stopping en route to admire West Iceland’s dramatically varied landscapes.

  • Marvel at Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring.
  • Admire Hraunfossar, clear falls that stream over a lava field, and see the nearby cascades of Barnafoss.
  • Visit Reykholt, a historic village that was home to medieval writer and chieftain Snorri Sturluson.
  • Drive in a specially modified snow truck on the Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest, and walk through the glacier’s interior ice tunnels.

This evening, sit down to an included dinner with your group.

Reykjavik1 night
Day 7: Reykjavik via Borgarnes
Included meal: Breakfast

On your way back to Reykjavik, stop in the town of Borgarnes to visit an Icelandic settlement exhibition and learn more about Viking history.

Flight Home
Day 8: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Great place to visit
    6/25/22 by 1st-time traveler Della

    I visited Iceland March, 2022. I had such a wonderful time. This is the cleanest place I have ever seen, there's no trash to be found anywhere. It you go be sure to visit the Blue Lagoon.

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing
    6/25/22 by 2nd-time traveler Anonymous

    This is one of our favorite trips that we have been on. Between the sites that were chosen, our tour guide and just the sheer beauty of this country. I wish that we were there longer!!

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful tour of Iceland!
    9/23/23 by 1st-time traveler Linda

    Everything worked! We had a knowledgeable and helpful guide; a skilled and friendly driver; and accommodations that were clean and well-located. We did the trip extension to the glacier, which was a highlight of the trip. I recommend you add it if you have the time. This was my first EF tour,but ...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 12/12/23

    Thank you for your review. We can't wait to see yo...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik
    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik

    This modern hotel is located in the Hlemmur neighborhood. Guests enjoy a spa, bar, and restaurant. Nearby you’ll find the Sun Voyager sculpture, Hallg...

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    Hotel Húsafell
    Hotel Húsafell

    This modern luxury hotel is located in Húsafell in Iceland’s central highlands. Guests enjoy a pool, restaurant, and bar and lounge. Nearby, you’ll fi...

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