The Best of Both Worlds - Highlands and Lowlands - 10 days

If you want to see some of the remote highlands as well as all the major sights in lowlands of Iceland, this private tour is perfect for you. Relax and enjoy the amazing contrast that Icelandic nature has to offer in a comfortable jeep and leave the driving part to a professional driver guide.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.


Map for The Best of Both Worlds - Highlands and Lowlands - 10 days tour
  • Duration:10 days / 9 nights
  • By Car km/mi:1940
  • Season:June 30 to September 10
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:1267342 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT08

Not Included

  • Optional Activities
  • Blue Lagoon admission


Day 1. Arrival and Reykjavík City

Following your arrival, our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the capital of Iceland. Consult your driver for the various things to do and see in Reykjavík.

Reykjavik City

Reykjavik City

Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall

Your personal guide will pick you up and you will start your Icelandic adventure by visiting the famous Golden Circle route. The first stop will be Ţingvellir National park. Thingvellir is a place of great importance from a geological and historical perspective, as well as a park of exceptional natural beauty. From Thingvellir you will continue to the Geysir geothermal area. The area hosts a few geysers and hot springs, the most powerful of which (Strokkur) erupts every 8 minutes or so with such force that the boiling hot water jets 15 to 20 meters into the air. A little further you will find one of Iceland´s most impressive waterfalls – Gullfoss, also known as The Golden waterfall. When viewed in sunny weather, the mist layers many rainbows on top of one-another, giving the waterfalls its beautiful crown.


Geysir area

Day 3. Highland Adventure and Akureyri City

Today you will head inland to the highland track Kjölur taking you over the interior highlands between the massive ice fields of Hofsjökull and Langjökull glacier. Enjoy the stunning mountainous views on this route as you head to the colourful Kerlingarfjöll Mountains before continuing to the strange Hveravellir geothermal area. At Hveravellir you will find a natural hot spring where you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the surreal environment. The lunar like scenery will give you numerous photo opportunities. As you arrive back in lowlands, you will continue to the Akureyri city, which is second largest city in Iceland and is a cultural hub of the north.


Akureyri area

Day 4. Paradise on Earth - Lake Mývatn and the Whale Watching Capital

As you leave Akureyri you will head for one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland – Lake Mývatn. Along the way you will stop at Gođafoss waterfall. This is a legendary waterfall, where an historical event took place in the year 1,000 when Icelanders converted to Christianity. The story goes that a so-called law speaker named Ţorkell disposed of the pagan gods by throwing them into the waterfall—thus the name, Gođafoss, which means the "waterfall of the gods". You will continue your journey to explore the natural wonders of Lake Mývatn and surrounding area with numerous highlights in, such as: the Dimmuborgir lava field, the Námaskarđ geothermal area, the Skútustađagígar pseudo craters, the nature baths, and Krafla Volcano. You will end today´s journey at Húsavík town, which is known to be the whale watching capital of the world.


Optional Extra:

Húsavík/ Lake Mývatn area

Day 5. Jökulsárgljúfur National Park - Ásbyrgi Canyon - Dettifoss Waterfall

You will start your day by visiting Hljóđaklettar, also known as Echo rocks, a valley of extraordinary rock formations, carved by the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum streaming from Vatnajökull Glacier. There are numerous hiking trails for exploring the many wonders of Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. The next visit will be Ásbyrgi Canyon a bizarre and spectacular, horseshoe-shaped canyon carved by the mighty Jökulsá á Fjöllum River. The area has numerous hiking trails that are worth to explore. You will then continue to the very rough, yet scenic Dettifoss Waterfall, which is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. After the sightseeing you will head back to Lake Mývatn area for an overnight stay.


Lake Myvatn area

Day 6. Volcanic Highlands

After the breakfast, once again you will head inland for another highland exploration through the volcanic areas. You can just sit back and enjoy they scenic views of Ódáđahraun and Herđubreiđarlindir springs since your driver guide takes care of the driving the highland trails, as the driving might be tricky in this area. You will continue to Dygjufjöll mountain range where and onwards through the mountain track until you reach the hiking path to the majestic Askja caldera and the explosion crater Víti and if you are feeling adventurous you can take a bath in the blue crater lake so take your swimsuits and towel with you. It is about a 30 minute easy walk to the caldera and crater and are definitely a must do. From Askja you will continue to Egilsstađir town where you will spend the night in the area.

Egilsstađir / Hallormsstađur area

Day 7. Fjord Scenery of the East

Today you will enjoy the scenic views of the East Fjords, which are known for long narrow fjords with steep sided mountain peaks. You will have plenty of nice photo opportunities in the area. As you drive through the Almannaskarđ mountain pass you will then reach town of Höfn. Höfn is a small fishing town situated at the foot of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Overnight stay in the area.


Djúpivogur / Höfn area

Day 8. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell National Park

The first stop of today will be the well-known Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which is one of the major attractions in Iceland. Large blocks of ice constantly break off the edge of the glacier and drift about in the blue glacial waters of the lagoon at the foot of the glacier. Boat trips that take you sailing among the icebergs are popular during the summer. After the glacier lagoon you will continue to Skaftafell National Park – a tranquil paradise at the roots of Vatnajökull glacier. Your guide will show you the most popular sites of the park, one of them – Iceland´s most picteresque waterfall – Svartifoss. As you continue towards the town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur you will visit a protected natural monument Kirkjugólfiđ (The Church Floor) and Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon. You will head to the charming town of Vík for an overnight stay.


Optional Extra:

Vík area

Day 9. Volcanic Beaches - Stunning Waterfalls - Lunar Landscapes and Blue Lagoon

The first stop will be Reynisdrangar beach, where thousands of seabirds nest here in sea cliffs in the summer. You will then continue to see two breathtaking waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You can even take a walk behind the unique Seljalandsfoss waterfall. You will continue to Reykjanes peninsula and visit the mysterious Lake Kleifarvatn as well as the amazing Krýsuvík geothermal area. You will end your day by visiting the Blue Lagoon before you return back to Reykjavík. Soak in the Blue Lagoon´s mineral rich waters and relax completely after your unforgettable Iceland adventure vacation.


Optional Extra:
Driving distance:
290 kilometers


Day 10. Departure

OPur driver will drive you from Reykjavík to the airport.

Other Information

The prices are based on max 4 persons. For groups larger than 4 persons, please contact us via email.

This tour can be customized to your specifications and needs, so if you have any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you arrange the perfect Icelandic vacation.

This tour is also available as a self drive tour: RT11 - Best of Both Worlds - Highlands and Lowlands - 10 day

Be Inspired by Iceland

Where to eat during the tour?
In the small towns around Iceland you will find restaurants, bakeries and cafes where you can get something to eat. If you are going to the highlands we recommend purchasing something to take with you as there are very limited options for meals in the remote highland areas. Discuss with your guide about the places to stop for lunch or dinner.

Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden charges or fees you should be aware of. Note that meals other than breakfast are not included.

Do hotels and guesthouses offer Wi-Fi internet connection?
Most hotels and guesthouses in Iceland do provide free access to Wi-Fi internet. Some hotels and guesthouses do charge a small fee for access to the internet.

How do I book and what is the process?
There are several factors that determine the tour price:
• Time of the year you plan on visiting
• Number of people traveling together
• Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation)
• Optional Activities (Various optional activities are available with each trip)

There is a special Price Calculator button with every private guided tour where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation, number of people and your arrival date. The Price Calculator will calculate and display the price according to your specifications. This way you can see how different choices in accommodation types and optional activities affect the price of the package. Once you are confident about your trip selection proceed to press the book now tab. Here you will fill in the required information and proceed through the booking process.We require a 15% deposit at the time of booking. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.Once a booking is made an automatic e-mail is sent informing you that the order has been replaced and is currently being processed by the team. When the processing of you booking is finalized and travel documents are ready you will be contacted by one of our teammates with further details.

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