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For those looking to explore Iceland and its Highland road, look no further than our 7-Night Small Group Iceland and the Highland Road tour. With overnight stays in Reykjavik, Akureyri, Vik, and Selfoss - each featuring a boutique accommodation - this Iceland vacation is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the landscape of a Nordic country.

Your tour begins in the northernmost capital of the world - Reykjavik. Here, you will meet your guide and be treated to a tour of the city before heading into the Icelandic countryside to visit the Skagafjördur Heritage Museum. After your museum visit, you will continue on to the northern village of Akureyri, where you will spend two nights.

Your time in the North features visits to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall, the dramatic lava fields of Dimmurborgir, and the blue waters of Viti Crater. You will also be treated to a relaxing soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths that overlook Lake Mývatn. Leave the North behind and enjoy a scenic drive through the highland plateau of Iceland down to the southern coast - from the comfort of a specialized Highlander vehicle. 

Your time in the south is filled with adventure including a visit to the Black Sand Beach and an Amphibian Boat tour of the Jökulsárlón glacial lake. Your tour wraps up with a night in Selfoss - giving you easy access to your Golden Circle tour - and one last night in Reykjavik, complete with a soak in the world-famous Blue Lagoon and a farewell dinner at the incomparable Viking Village.

With breathtaking scenery and a full circle tour of the island, this Iceland vacation is sure to leave you feeling excited to book your next Authentic vacation. 

This inspirational itinerary can be tailor-made just for you. To get started planning your trip, please provide us with some personal specifications.


2 Nights

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

2 Nights

Icelandair Hotel Vik

1 Night

Hotel Grimsborgir

1 Night

Hotel Borg


  • Experienced Driver and Tour leader
  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation
  • Tour Escort Services from Day 1 (in the Evening at The Hotel) to Day 8 Inclusive (to Help with Departures from Hotel)
  • Highlander Minibus Services on Day 4 for The Drive from Akureyri to Vik

Points of Interest

  • Reykjavik
  • Hallgrimskirkja Church
  • Harpa Concert Hall
  • The Skagafjörður Heritage Museum 
  • Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Fields
  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Viti Crater
  • Hveravellir Hot Spring Oasis
  • Vatnajökull Glacier - The Largest Ice Cap in Europe
  • Jökulsárlón Black Sand Beach
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Strokkur
  • Gulfoss Waterfall
  • UNESCO Þingvellir National Park
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Reykjanesfólkvangur Nature Reserve
  • Viking Village

"Wonderful trip in Iceland"

Paula S.

We had a wonderful trip. The hotels were lovely with excellent restaurants and very attentive staff. The location in Reykjavik was perfect. Lots of shops and restaurants and the bus stop within a few blocks. 

We enjoyed all of the tours very much, especially the glacier hike and zodiac boat iceberg tour. 

Everywhere we went was filled with gorgeous scenery. It’s sort of like Scotland and Hawaii combined. 

"Amazing Ireland Vacation"

Christine W.


I started planning my trip in May of 2019, planning to budget out and get a good idea of what a 2 week trip to Ireland would cost. Josi was incredible in helping me get a cost outlined early on, and when 2020 hit and things were changing by the week we were able to plan some things out further. Come the month before my vacation we had all the excursions and sightseeing outlined, everything set, and I was able to have an amazing experience in Ireland. I hope to go back again and see more of what I only got a sampling of.

"Anniversary in the Rockies"

Yolanda R.


Everything was great. The upgrade from a hotel room to a townhouse was excellent. I loved the Yellowstone tour and the Grand Teton tour. Spring Creek Ranch was the best place to stay.  Disappointed that two tours were cancelled.

"Family vacation in Ireland"

Peter D.


The six of us truly enjoyed our 12-day family vacation, and appreciated the planning effort and support we received from Authenticvacations. Everything went smoothly. Renting cars and driving on the left side of very narrow roads in Ireland may not be for everybody, but we had drivers with prior experience in our group and for us it worked out great. We are looking forward to planning more trips in the future. Thanks Michaela.

"Wedding and Honeymoon in Ireland"

A. P.


We couldn’t have asked for a better planned adventure! Our wedding was breathtaking on the Cliffs of Moher and we had the best accommodations. I am forever grateful to Authentic Vacations and their wonderful travel agents Maggie and Lizzie!

"Love Ireland!"

Kathren A.


Love Ireland I will be going back. Still a lot of places there to explore. Loved doing the little towns and B&B's. All my landladies where exceptional! Helpful. Grand breakfast every morning. Beautiful country. The Cliffs of Moher! Spent three hours there walked 6 miles. Took 75 pictures. The hardest part deciding which picture I want blown up!

"Romantic getaway in Italy"

Reham S.

Ottawa, ON

We were very impressed by the careful selection of our tours that really met our expectations. Service in Italy was great and the tour guides were amazing.

"Ireland & Scotland Mother Daughter Adventure"

Julie O.

I had the best experience working with Authentic Vacations! The staff is caring and helpful throughout the entire process. I will use them again and highly recommend them.

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