from EUR 1830

Escorted bus tour around Iceland, weekly departures, all year-round. Explore the island of fire and ice and travel with an international group on Iceland's ring road. Discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enjoy a leisurely group tour on Iceland's ring road, combining nature, soft adventure, and cultural experiences.

Please note that this is not a Northern Lights tour.

Tour Code: GJ-92 & GJ-93
  • Tour Availability: Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Seasons: All year
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Min. nr of Participants: 1

Travel on Iceland's Ring Road - weekly departures all year-round 

Join a fantastic escorted bus tour around Iceland. Explore the island of fire and ice and go with an international group on Iceland's ring road. Discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers, and waterfalls.
This escorted tour takes you both to classic nature hotspots and lesser-known sights. The tour includes several soft adventures and cultural visits. Some outdoor activities might differ between seasons depending on weather and road conditions.

Highlights and Experiences:

  • Escorted coach tour around Iceland's Ring Road
  • Visit two national parks
  • Included are visits to small local museums, cultural experiences, and soft adventures
  • Two departures per week, every Tuesday and Friday
  • Excellent value for money!
Tour Code: GJ-92 & GJ-93

Guided Iceland Circle in 8 DaysGuided Iceland Circle Tour with two departures per week all year-round

Day 1, TUE or FRI: WELCOME to ICELAND (50 km/31 mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Icelandair Hotel Natura in Reykjavík or similar where you spend the night. We provide ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own. Dinner suggestions as well!
Day 2, WED or SAT: VOLCANO CRATER, SEALS, FJORDS & MOUNTAINS (425 km/264 mls)At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. We travel west along the scenic Hvalfjorður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. A 40-minute round-trip hike takes us to the rim of Grábrók volcano crater, formed about 3400 years ago. For anyone interested in geology, this is a "must-see". The crater is in the middle of a vast lava field and from the top, you have superb views of the beautiful landscape. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in a small fishing village in Northwest Iceland and stroll around the local harbour. Further north we stop at the turf church of Víðimýri which has been extensively restored to its original form and is widely considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. We continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location is Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar.
Nature Baths Myvatn (1).jpgDay 3, THU or SUN: THE CAPITAL OF NORTH ICELAND, LAKE MÝVATN & GEOTHERMAL BATHS (120 km/75 mls)
In the morning we explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17000 inhabitants, visit the botanical garden and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon we travel to a prominent spot in Iceland's history, Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. We continue to Lake Mývatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer. The lake's unique features are shaped by nature - strange lava formations, any kind of volcanic craters, beautiful bays filled with thousands of birds and ducks. We stop at the bizarre lava formations at Kálfaströnd followed by a walk around the many pseudocraters. We stroll through the mysterious lava field of Dimmuborgir, see the tephra cone Hverfjall and end an exciting day with a relaxing soak at Mývatn Nature Baths that contains a unique blend of minerals, silicates, and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm, soothing waters benefit both skin and spirit alike. The overnight location is either at Sel-Hotel Mývatn or a hotel in the Húsavík area.
In the morning we hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir "the dark castles", hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. After an optional lunch, we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. With some luck, we might spot an Arctic fox or see reindeer. From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. The overnight location is either at Icelandair Hotel Hérað or Álfheimar Guesthouse in Borgarfjörður-Eystri.
Glacier lagoon (12).jpgDay 5, SAT or TUE: FJORDS, GLACIER, AND ICE (470 km/292 mls)
It's a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and on the route we visit Petra's impressive stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull – Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach, where often large icebergs get stranded. Depending on the season optional boat trips are available. We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend some time at Europe's second largest national park, which has Iceland's highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe's largest glacier. The overnight location is either at Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Hotel Höfn.
Day 6, SUN or WED: SOUTH COAST (240 km/149 mls)
A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us today as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by rugged cliffs, glaciers, and waterfalls. The world-famous Reynisfjara shore, near the village Vík, is widely regarded as the most impressive black sand and pebble beach in Iceland and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid. Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 62 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Further west we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. We continue to the 65-meter high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! The overnight location is either at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir or Hotel Eyjafjallajökull or Hotel Fljótshlíð.
Gullfoss (Iceland).JPGDay 7, MON or THU: ICELANDIC HORSES & GOLDEN CIRCLE (160 km/99 mls)
We explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities, and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, we see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur, "the Churn", which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. We continue to Gullfoss, "the golden falls", which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers all year round. We venture inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and an area of exceptional geological and historical interest. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures make evident the rifting of the earth's crust. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world's northernmost capital. Overnight is Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar.
Day 8, TUE or FRI: DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.
DAILY DRIVING: Total mileage without airport transfer is 1.665 km (1.032 miles), which is an average of 278 km (172 miles) per day. You spend about 4 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic, and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.
NOTE: During the off-season, from September to May, in rare cases, a change of itinerary might be necessary especially for winter programs in Iceland, should snow, road and weather conditions not allow to follow the scheduled itinerary, and certain outdoor activities/day trips might be canceled. In this case, no refund will be given, but GJ-Travel will try to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.
Tour Code: GJ-92 & GJ-93

All tours are guaranteed departures:

2018 Departures: Friday to Friday or Tuesday to Tuesday,  groups with 30 persons maximum per group. 

93-1 02.01.-09.01.18 Departed 92-1 05.01.-12.01.18 Departed 93-2 09.01.-16.01.18 not available
92-2 12.01.-19.01.18 not available 93-3 16.01.-23.01.18 not available 92-3 19.01.-26.01.18 sold out
93-4 23.01.-30.01.18 not available 92-4 26.01.-02.02.18 not available 93-5 30.01.-06.02.18 not available
92-5 02.02.-09.02.18 Departed 93-6 06.02.-13.02.18 not available 92-6 09.02.-16.02.18 not available
93-7 13.02.-20.02.18 not available 92-7 16.02.-23.02.18 not available 93-8 20.02.-27.02.18 On request
92-8 23.02.-02.03.18 not available 93-9 27.02.-06.03.18 not available 92-9 02.03.-09.03.18 On request
93-10 06.03.-13.03.18 not available 92-10 09.03.-16.03.18 On request 93-11 13.03.-20.03.18 On request
92-11 16.03.-23.03.18 On request 93-12 20.03.-27.03.18 not available 92-12 23.03.-30.03.18 On request
93-13 27.03.-03.04.18 not available 92-13 30.03.-06.04.18

not available

93-14 03.04.-10.04.18 not available
92-14 06.04.-13.04.18 available 93-15 10.04.-17.04.18 not available 92-15 13.04.-20.04.18 available
93-16 17.04.-24.04.18 not available 92-16 20.04.-27.04.18 not available 93-17 24.04.-01.05.18 available
92-17 27.04.-04.05.18 available 93-18 01.05.-08.05.18 available 92-18* 04.05.-11.05.18 available
93-19 08.05.-15.05.18 not available 92-19 11.05.-18.05.18 available 93-20 15.05.-22.05.18 not available
92-20 18.05.-25.05.18 not available 93-21 22.05.-29.05.18 available 92-21 25.05.-01.06.18 on request
93-22 29.05.-05.06.18 available 92-22 01.06.-08.06.18 available 93-23 05.06.-12.06.18 available
92-23* 08.06.-15.06.18 available 93-24* 12.06.-19.06.18 available 92-24 15.06.-22.06.18 not available
93-25 19.06.-26.06.18 on request 92-25 22.06.-29.06.18 available 93-26 26.06.-03.07.18 available
92-26 29.06.-06.07.18 available 93-27 03.07.-10.07.18 not operated 92-27 06.07.-13.07.18 available
93-28* 10.07.-17.07.18 available 92-28 13.07.-20.07.18 on request 93-29 17.07.-24.07.18 available
92-29 20.07.-27.07.18 available 93-30 24.07.-31.07.18 not operated 92-30 27.07.-03.08.18 available
93-31 31.07.-07.08.18 not available 92-31 03.08.-10.08.18 available 93-32 07.08.-14.08.18 not available
92-32 10.08.-17.08.18 on request 93-33 14.08.-21.08.18 available 92-33 17.08.-24.08.18 available
93-34* 21.08.-28.08.18 available 92-34 24.08.-31.08.18 available 93-35 28.08.-04.09.18 available
92-35 31.08.-07.09.18 available 93-36 04.09.-11.09.18 available 92-36 07.09.-14.09.18 available
93-37 11.09.-18.09.18 not available 92-37 14.09.-21.09.18 available 93-38 18.09.-25.09.18 available
92-38 21.09.-28.09.18 available 93-39 25.09.-02.10.18 available 92-39 28.09.-05.10.18 available
93-40 02.10.-09.10.18 available 92-40 05.10.-12.10.18 available 93-41 09.10.-16.10.18 available
92-41 12.10.-19.10.18 available 93-42 16.10.-23.10.18 available 92-42 19.10.-26.10.18 available
93-43 23.10.-30.10.18 available 92-43 26.10.-02.11.18 available 93-44 30.10.-06.11.18


92-44 02.11.-09.11.18 available 93-45 06.11.-13.11.18 available 92-45 09.11.-16.11.18


93-46 13.11.-20.11.18 available 92-46 16.11.-23.11.18 available 93-47 20.11.-27.11.18


92-47 23.11.-30.11.18 available 93-48 27.11.-04.12.18 available 92-48 30.11.-07.12.18


93-49 04.12.-11.12.18 available 92-49 07.12.-14.12.18 available 93-50 11.12.-18.12.18


92-50 14.12.-21.12.18 available

*Available for private charter: min. 8 room - max. 15 rooms

Tours listed with "on request" are operated but have only 1-2 rooms available or unsold rooms had been returned to hotels.

LANGUAGES: English only

DEPARTURES 2018: Every Tuesday & Friday all year-round

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

TOUR START: Arrival in Iceland is on Tuesdays or Fridays. Guided bus tour starts on Wednesdays or Saturdays at 09:00

END OF TOUR: The guided tour ends on Mondays or Thursdays between 16:00-18:00 for the last overnight in Reykjavík. Departure from Iceland is on Tuesdays or Fridays.

NOTE: If you like to have more time to explore Reykjavik, then we suggest adding a pre- or post-night in Iceland's capital.

IMPORTANT: There is limited daylight, about 5-6 hours, for departures mid-November to end of January. For your information, the shortest daylight in Iceland is on the 21st of December, about 4 hours.

Tour Code: GJ-92 & GJ-93

Travel on Iceland's Ring Road - with two departures per week all year-round 


Service/Room Type Jan 2018-Apr 2018 May & Oct 2018 Jun-Sep 2018 Nov-Dec 2018
in a double or twin room including breakfast EUR 1.860 EUR 1.990 EUR 2.520 EUR 1.830
in a single room including breakfast EUR 2.330 EUR 2.690 EUR 3.580 EUR 2.370
Optional 3-course dinner package for 4 nights not available not available not available not available

Note regarding pricing:

  • Most double rooms in Iceland are twin bedded rooms. When travelling with a child, there is a possibility to add a little bed in the double room.
  • Triple rooms not available for this tour

ACCOMMODATION: Tourist-class accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc

Reykjavik: Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar for first and last night
North Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or Keahotel Nordurland (1 night) and Hotel Sel-Mývatn at Lake Mývatn or a hotel in Húsavík area (1 night)
East Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Hérað in Egilsstaðir or Álfheimar Guesthouse in Borgarfjörður-Eystri (1 night)
Vatnajökull Region: Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Hotel Höfn (1 night)
South Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Flúðir or Hotel Eyjafjallajökull or Hotel Fljótshlíð (1 night)
Note that hotel list is subject to change.
MEALS: 7x breakfast.

GROUP SIZE: Guaranteed departures / Maximum group size: 30 persons


  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
  • Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English speaking guide or driver-guide
  • 7 nights accommodation in Iceland, in rooms with shower/wc
  • 7x breakfast
  • Visit to natural history & seal museum in Hvammstangi
  • Visit to Viðimýri turf church
  • Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Admission to Petra’s Stone and Mineral Collection in the East Fjords
  • Multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center (or movie at Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur, after 15.04.2018)
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
  • Use of snow & ice gripper spikes and a flashlight for winter departures

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the natural attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot when entering any of these natural sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at present and are subject to change.

Bookings and Further Information: Either via our international tour operator network or directly by email and we process your booking by personal email communication. We will send you a confirmation and invoice. GJ-Travel reserves the right to charge a non-refundable booking fee/payment deposit of up to 20% to secure space on the tour. Final payment is due 4 weeks before the tour start. We accept international bank transfer, Visa or MasterCard. Once paid in full, we will send the vouchers and travel documents. Unfortunately, we do not offer an online booking engine for this tour.

Cancellations: A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before tour start. From 28 days until 7 days before tour start, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 7 days before tour start, or for no-shows, and a tour began, but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand. 

Tour Code: GJ-92 & GJ-93
"Will definitely recommend to my friends back home"
"Program was great"
"Perfect, stunning Iceland. Enjoyed every minute of the tour"

2016 - 2017

"Very well organized. Good sights and everything in the itinerary is followed. We highly recommend this tour to family and friends (booked through MISA Travel, Singapore)"
"Outstanding!!" (booked through Cosmos USA)
"Amazing! Very organized but relaxed. Plenty of time to enjoy sights" (booked through Flight Center AU)
"Thanks for the best tour of my life!"
"The tour was fantastic. Excellent mix of short and long stops, sightseeing and activities were very organized and very informative" (booked through Flight Center AU)
Hello GJ. Everything went well. Client travels a lot. 21 pax on the tour – variety of countries represented, which they all loved. First hotel was unfriendly to client & other group members – Icelandair Natura in Reykjavik. Otherwise, everyone was very kind. Guide was very good. The driver was wonderful. Food was good – she liked having the dinner package. Loved Iceland. So nice job! Kind regards, Betina Kohler | Scandinavia Director / Borton Overseas

2015 - 2016
Good overview of Iceland, all the highlights in one week. The driver guide is very nice and informative. Hotel breakfasts and dinner were good. (booked through Borton Overseas, USA)
This was a great trip - simply fantastic. Our tour guide was amazing, very informative and personable. Good hotels and I especially liked the local specialties. (booked through Nordic Saga, USA)
Excellent tour. Perfect, exactly what I expected and wanted to see. An excellent introduction to Iceland. The guide was knowledgeable, professional and attended to needs and wishes of all in the group. Thanks. The accommodation was as expected, European type, clean and comfortable. Meals were wonderful. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
Very good tour, which covers the major sites. Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, took us to all the right places and gave the right amount of time to explore. Most hotels are very good and very good meals in the hotels. Good bus and driver (booked through GJ-Travel in Iceland)
Excellent tour program. Skillful, very good and organized guide. Couldn't be better! Very good hotels. Excellent bus and driver (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
Iceland was amazing! Such a beautiful country with so much natural wonder. I really enjoyed seeing all of it. My favorites were the thermal pools, both Blue Lagoon and Myvatn were wonderful. And the wonderful hot tub at hotel Icelandair Hotel Flúðir was very nice too. The waterfalls and volcano craters were amazing. I also enjoyed visiting the greenhouse and horse stables. Also, I loved the architecture and design in the cities. The dinners were excellent, breakfasts good. Icelandic bread and pastries are wonderful! I was disappointed we had most lunches at gas stops and cafeteria style at visitor centers. It was okay. The guide Boga Kristen was a very friendly, energetic tour guide. The weather was actually very nice during the week. We were lucky! I did miss not being able to see any Northern Lights, but that means I will have to go back again a little later. All in all, it was a very good trip and I certainly recommend it to all my friends and family. (booked through Borton Overseas, USA)
Great tour - outstanding guide - nice hotels and meals (need more fruit) - outstanding driver and coach (booked through On the Go Tours, UK)
Everything perfect (booked through Jensen Tours China)
The tour is well organized and punctual. The guide is very knowledgeable and informative. Hotels absolutely clean and good. Excellent and patient driver. (booked through EastWest Travel USA)
A fantastic program. Will certainly recommend. Could not have been better. Excellent guide. Brilliant communication and local knowledge. Hotels very good, unexpected high standard. Too much food. Outstanding driver (booked through Flight Centre Australia)
I enjoyed the tour very much. Nice people, nice guide, and driver. We were on schedule and had enough time to enjoy the several attractions. I was blown away by the wonders of nature. The guide was outstanding, very knowledgeable, patient, understanding and good time keeper. He was very accommodating towards few requests we had. Rooms clean and spacious, but in general amenities were very basic in the rooms. (Booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
Excellent tour. Very informative guide. Delivered facts with humor. Very knowledgeable and did extra for passengers with special interest. Very comfortable hotels. Delicious breakfasts at hotels, otherwise a little expensive meals. Bus very comfortable and clean. Felt very safe with the driver (booked on the internet)
Very well organized trip, small groups, the guide has excellent knowledge allowed us the time to see things, did not hurry us and had a great sense of humor. She also spoke excellent English. Excellent and comfortable accommodation. Healthy and fresh food. Bus comfortable and the driver had excellent control of the bus when it got windy. (booked through Pro Iceland Travel London)
2014 - 2015

Well planned trip, not too much/less program on 1 day. The tour guide was very good, a pleasant woman with a lot of knowledge about everything. The Hotels were comfortable and clean and the employees friendly. I did not book meals, but the meal I had in one of the hotels was very good. ( booked through Vakantie Xperts in the Netherlands)

Beautiful tour, fabulous activities. Kept us busy and entertained. Absolutely loved it! Lovely and passionate driver guide. Great knowledge and so funny and very informative. The meals were so delicious - very nice and traditional. (booked through Nordic Saga)
Excellent tour. We visited so many amazing places. Each day was well paced and interesting. Loved it. We had a fantastic guide. Gave us so much information about Iceland throughout. Very nice, friendly and knowledgeable guide. The accommodations were very nice. Loved the hot tub at one of them. Very good meals. Excellent driver. Sensible and safe even in bad weather. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
Very well organized trip. Timings were superb. Excellent guide, very informative. Lovely Hotels. Breakfasts were lovely, plenty of choices. The driver was pleasant and helpful and a good driver. I felt very safe at all times. (Archers - Cosmos)
Beautiful (stunning scenery, full of things to see and learn about and well interspersed with stories (Sagas). The enthusiasm of the guide was infectious so everyone in the group got on well. She taught us so much about Iceland - fantastic knowledge about place and history. The Hotels were all very clean and comfortable. The food was expensive, but the fish was very fresh, tasty and well presented. The problem was getting access to cheaper alternatives at times as I only wanted one good meal a day. However, I understood that this is how it is in Iceland. The driver was excellent and a very nice person. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
Comprehensive and well-organised trip. The guide was friendly and so enthusiastic - Brilliant! The accommodations were very good, no complaints at all. Very good and safe driver.(booked through Archers Travel)
We are back from our amazing tour with your company and with "Rocky". All 15 travelers (representing 7 nationalities) all noted it was the best tour they have ever done. I posted some comments on Trip Advisor that recommend your company. Thanks again. It was amazing! Patti O'Neil
Hi Lena, I just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous holiday in Iceland. Everything went smoothly and was very well organized. All the paperwork you sent through was very well prepared and I appreciate the time it took you to put it all together, it made the whole thing very easy and stress-free for me! Hopefully, I will get to speak to you again in the future once I have saved up some more money! Regards Sam Wood (booked through Baltic Travel UK)
Tour Code: GJ-92 & GJ-93