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

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This trip was a dream! Amanda A helped us book a trip to Big Sky, MT and it was the most amazing vacation ever. The whole trip was smooth sailing and we honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. The hotels were sooo nice, all of the activities she planned out were so fun. I will never book a trip another way, Authentic Vacations is the ONLY way to go! Already looking forward to booking my next trip!

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Amanda A. is the best travel agent I have ever worked with! She is friendly, nice and really cares about her clients. I will always recommend her to my family and friends. The places we stayed and activities she recommended were all terrific. We are looking forward to planning our Ireland/Scotland vacation with Amanda's help for next September. We love her!

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Kellie H.


We have just booked our 3rd trip with Lauren to Wales next summer and we expect that as usual it will be amazing. Lauren has previously sent my husband and I to Ireland and Scotland and we know that with her everything will go absolutely perfect. She really goes above and beyond to tailor our trips to our personalities and she knows what we like to do. Every hotel or B&B we've stayed in have been perfect. We have never worried about logistics etc... It is so wonderful to go on a trip and know that when you get there absolutely everything is taken care of and all there is left to do is enjoy! We will continue to call upon Lauren for future vacations and cannot wait for our next adventure!

"Awesome Yellowstone Vacation"

Duane K.

Thank you, Josi! What a wonderful trip it was. I cannot tell you how happy we are you made dinner reservations. We ate at all the best spots, but we watched them turn away customer after customer because they were over booked. Great weather! It snowed a bit the day we arrived, and was in the 70’s/80’s and sunny the rest of the time. Just beautiful. Did you order the weather too? Spring Creek was great. The Yellowstone tour was awesome (Bison, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Elk, Moose). Paddleboard company was great. Also, the Hotel in Salt Lake is 5 star. I’ve stayed in the nicest hotels in New York, Chicago, LA and this one is a classic. My appreciation to you!

"Ireland Vacation"

Nicole A

What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"



We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"


We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea O.


Just want to say a big thank you to Anna for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

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