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


  • 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

Dining Options Included

  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • 6x Evening Meals Including:
    • 2x Dinners at Icelandair Akureyri
    • 2x Dinners at Icelandair Vik Hotel
    • 1x Dinner at Grimsborgir Hotel
    • 1x Dinner at Viking Village
  • 1x Lunch

Included Unique Experiences

  • Amphibian Boat tour on Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Rye bread tasting
  • Golden Circle tour
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Package

"Couples Vacation"



Lauren was wonderful to work with and helped us plan a perfect vacation in Ireland. Everything from our flights, rental car, and every BNB was outstanding! We've used Authentic Vacations for 3 trips to Ireland …'s to planning the 4th in the near future! Thanks Lauren!

"Wonderful Ireland"



Amber, Ireland is wonderful, and we’re having a ball. We got in to Kinsale late this afternoon and are taking a breather now to overcome some jet lag. When the town wakes up tomorrow, we’ll see it and shop a bit before going on to Killarney and Muckross.  By the way, The Irish House Party was perfect. Fun, not loud and crass but classy and friendly, entertainment. We recommend it highly. Thank you for all you did to help us put this trip together.

"Amore Italy"



I am a travel advisor that uses Authentic Vacations and my client just got back from Italy and can't say enough about the Italy tour we booked for her.  It was a Rome add on for cruise clients - it was a 3 night behind the scenes of agent Rome, and they LOVED it!!  Thank you, Ellie. The hotels, tours everything was great.  My clients want to go back to Italy again and I will use Ellie and Authentic Vacations in a heartbeat!!

"Ireland Holiday"

Tina and Pat


Jorie, well, we have returned from a most amazing holiday in Ireland.  The car rental worked out wonderfully.   Pick up and Drop off were a breeze.  Driving to Clifden, we added Downpatrick Head as a site to see. It's BEAUTIFUL.  Drove the Doo Lough Pass....Breathtaking! The trip was absolutely amazing. We absolutely LOVED our vacation and will definitely recommend Authentic Vacations to friends and family.

"Amazing Scotland"

Malissa & Rachel


Hi Lauren, I just wanted to take the time to tell you that Rachel and I had an AMAZING TIME!! Scotland was worth the wait, and I hope to be back soon. Every place we stayed at was very courteous and so kind., even with the last-minute changes we made. I will get in touch soon to book another vacation. Please keep me posted if there's any deals around. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

"Perfect Italy Honeymoon"

Claire & Kendall


Our trip was phenomenal!!! We loved every second of it. Joleen, thank you so much for organizing it for us. We are SO grateful for your help and everything that the company did to make our trip memorable and carefree! It was the perfect honeymoon experience, and we will definitely look into using you all again in the future.

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We recently returned from a dream trip in Scotland and Ireland. We worked with Lonna and she is incredible. Lonna answered all my questions with care and kindness and worked on our trip to make sure I got to see everything I had dreamed about. I can’t say enough great things about her, she really does care about her clients. Thanks Lonna

"Italy Bucket List"



We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

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