Golden Circle Tour of Iceland

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Iceland is a bucket list destination unlike any other in the world. Explore the diverse landscape featuring mountains, lakes, glaciers, beaches, and lava fields. Sooth your body and mind in the geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon. Tour the island and visit the Skaftafell and Pingvellir National Parks. Take a photo of the magnificent waterfalls. Discover the serene beauty of the glaciers and the marine wildlife on the Glacier Lagoon and whale watching boat tours. Be immersed in history and culture at the Glaumbaer Turff House Museum. It’s your trip of a lifetime!

*Given the remote nature of certain areas within our travel itinerary, certain services that are commonly provided during our tours might not be available.

calendar icon 10 Days    location icon 1 Country     meal icon 20 Meals

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Day 1

Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland, Home of the Vikings. On arrival, at Keflavik Airport, you are transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is spent at leisure.

Day 2

Day 2 - Reykjavik to Borgarnes

This morning we depart Reykjavik and head north into the Borgarbyggð municipality. Stop at Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar & Barnafossar Waterfalls, before continuing to Reykholt where we visit its historical center. Later, visit the Kolugljúfur Canyon before arriving at the hotel.

Day 3

Day 3 - Borgarnes to Húsavik

Make our way through the farmland of Húnavnssýsla to Akureyri. Different from the volcanic, glaciated landscape of the south, Húnavnssýsla can be considered more like the Scottish highlands, green and rounded. Stop at Glaumbær Museum to learn about the turf farmhouses, said to have stood on the hill at Glaumbær since the Age of the Settlements, 900AD. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a Whale Watching Tour off the northern coast.

*Note that the hotel does not offer porterage services

Day 4

Day 4 - Húsavik to Myvatn

Continue inland to the spectacular Goðafoss Waterfall, with water falling from a height of 40 ft over a width of 100 ft. Heading back to the coast, we stop at the old fishing village Húsavík, Whale Capital of Iceland. Our journey continues through the Tjörnes Peninsula, one of the best-known geological locations of the country.

Day 5

Day 5 - Myvatin to Egilsstadir

This morning we head towards the lava field Dimmuborgir and the Námaskarð hot springs. Afterwards, we make our way to the Dettifoss waterfall, the second most powerful in Europe, and the wastelands of Möðrudalur, visiting the highest elevated farm in Iceland, before stopping at the banks of Lagarfljót glacial river for the night

Day 6

Day 6 - Egilsstadir to Höfn

Today we traverse through the Eastfjords of Iceland, passing through the quaint villages of Reyðarfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður and Djúpivogur. Eastern Iceland has many narrow fjords surrounded by steep cliffs, boasts the sunniest weather in the country and is filled with some of Iceland’s most well-known and loved wildlife. Along the way we visit Petra’s Mineral Museum, a unique museum showing the mineral collection and life of Ljósbjörg Petra María.

Day 7

Day 7 - Höfn to Vik

This morning we travel to Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull. Here we take a cruise on the glacier lagoon and drive across the black sand deserts. Travel through the Eldhraun lava flow towards Reynisdrangar and heading towards Vik. Arriving at Vik, we visit Reynisfjara Beach, a world-famous black sand beach surrounded by enormous basalt stacks.

Day 8

Day 8 - Vik to Reykjavik

This morning we drive along the southern coast, stopping to see the Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls. After, we visit the famous Geysir Geothermal area with its Great Geysir and dotted with many other hot springs. Later, visit the massive Gullfoss Waterfall and the National Park of Þingvellir before travelling to Reykjavik.

Day 9

Day 9 - Reykjavik

This morning is spent relaxing at one of the world’s 25 wonders, the Blue Lagoon. Later in the afternoon, we enjoy an in-depth City Tour of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, where we see many of the highlights the city offers, including the Museum of Perlan and its Observation Deck overlooking the city. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner.


Day 10 - Depart Iceland

This morning you say your goodbyes and transfer to the airport for our flight back to Canada.

Flight Details

Flight Details

Dates & Pricing

Dates & Pricing
Date and Price Content
July 22, 2024 - July 31, 2024
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Single Occupancy


Prices are per person and include all taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD.

Not included in price: 

  • Roundtrip Airfare
    • Group Air is available for this tour
  • Airline baggage fees for additional or over-sized luggage
  • Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
  • Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
  • Any personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pre or post tour arrangements

Group Air Pricing

Regina & Saskatoon Airfare $1,535.00
Edmonton & Calgary Airfare $1,310.00
Winnipeg Airfare $1,135.00
Vancouver Airfare $1,810.00

*Group Air is limited, pricing includes 1 checked bag per person
*Group Air pricing is per person, roundtrip, and includes all taxes and fees


**Due to the remote locations of some hotels, baggage handling will not be available at those locations

**Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the completion of travel and must contain sufficient blank pages for entry and exit endorsements.

Important Information

Deposit: A deposit of $700 per person is due at the time of booking to secure your space. This is fully refundable up to 121 days prior to tour start date.

Final Payment: Is due 120 days prior to tour start date. Cancellation penalties will apply. See our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights
Multi Night Stays

Multi-Night Stay

Sometimes a day just isn't enough to take in all a place has to offer. Enjoy Multi-night stay in Reykjavik.

Included Meals

Included Meals

10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners are included.

Hraunfossar Waterfall

Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar & Barnafossar Waterfalls

Deildartunguhver hot spring is considered Europe's most powerful hot spring and is nearby Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls, which form a dramatic pair of sapphire-blue cascades.



Reykholt is a tiny village in west Iceland, which was once home to one of the world's greatest medieval writers, Snorri Sturluson. 

Kolugljúfur canyon

Kolugljúfur Canyon

A hidden gem, Kolugljúfur Canyon is located in the west part of northern Iceland in front of the farm Viðidalstunga and is named after the female giant Kola, who is believed to have created the gorge. 

Glaumbær Museum

Glaumbær Museum

A turf farm that consists of 13 buildings, Glaumbær was declared a protected site In 1947 and has been run as a museum since 1952. 

whale watching

Whale Watching Tour

The waters of Northern Iceland are home to several species of cetaceans, including the more common Humpback and Minke whales.

Godafoss Waterfall

Goðafoss Waterfall

Goðafoss Waterfall is considered Iceland's most spectacular waterfall. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters and over a width of 30 meters.

 Tjörnes Peninsula

Tjörnes Peninsula

Tjörnes Peninsula is best known for its coastal beauty and being the home to many colonies of Iceland's most famous resident, the puffin. 

Day 5

Lava Field Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir was formed in a volcanic eruption that occurred 2,300 years ago causing many caves and caverns to form which define the area. 

Námaskarð hot springs

Námaskarð Hot Springs

Námaskarð is known for by its vast barren land due to the heat, acidic soil, and poisonous fumes. 

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss Waterfall is one of Europe's most powerful waterfall, being fed by the glacier Vatnajökull.

Möðrudalur Farm

Möðrudalur Farm

The Möðrudalur Farm is the highest location in Iceland that is inhabited by people, with an elevation of 1,540 feet above sea level. 

Eastfjords of Iceland

Eastfjords of Iceland

The Eastfjords of Iceland is a stretch of coastline with many narrow fjords and steep cliffs, and only contains around 3% of Iceland's population.

Petra's Mineral Museum

Petra's Mineral Museum

Petra’s Mineral Museum is a unique museum showcasing both the stone collection and life, of Ljósbjörg Petra María.

Vatnajokull Glacier Lagoon

Vatnajökull Glacier Cruise

Enjoy a glacier cruise on Vatnajökull Glacier's lagoon, Iceland's largest glacier, covering 8% of Iceland's landmass. 

Eldhraun lava flow

Eldhraun Lava Flow

The Eldhraun lava flow was created by one of the largest eruptions recorded in history and is unique because of its lava tube system where more than 200 caves have been found.

Reynisfjara Beach

Reynisfjara Beach

Reynisfjara Beach is a world famous black sand beach found near Vik, the southernmost village of mainland Iceland. 

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is the countries most famous and visited waterfall. Majestic and picturesque, it is also Iceland's most photographed. 

Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogarfoss Waterfall

Located on the Skógá river, Skogafoss Waterfall is a favourite among tourists, partly due to the amount of spray the cascade produces, which usually allows for at least one rainbow to emerge whenever the sun is out. 

Great Geysir

Geysir Geothermal Area

One of the greatest natural attractions of Iceland and is a well-known high-temperature geothermal area. Geysir itself is one of the more well known geysers in the world. 

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall is fed by the Langjökull glacier, and has a descent of 105 feet over two stages. 

National Park of Þingvellir

National Park of Þingvellir

National Park of Þingvellir is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on mainland Iceland in part because it showcases Iceland's stark geological processes, and it is where the nations history truly began. 

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Spend the morning at the famous Blue Lagoon with a comfort pass which allows entrance, a Silica mud mask, the use of a towel, and the first drink of your choice. 

City Tour

City Tour of Reykjavik

Enjoy an in-depth, locally guided, City Tour of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. 

Museum of Perlan

Museum of Perlan

With entrance into the Museum of Perlan, you will learn all about Icelandic nature in interactive and fun ways. You will also have access to the Observation Deck, which gives you 360 degree views over Reykjavik.

Traveller's Stories

Traveller's Stories