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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.

Accommodation

2 Nights

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

2 Nights

Icelandair Hotel Vik

1 Night

Hotel Grimsborgir

1 Night

Hotel Borg

Transportation

  • 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

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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Debbie

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We had a wonderful experience visiting Ireland for the first time. All of the scheduled accommodations, sites and activities, golf courses and suggested restaurant were excellent. The people we met were very helpful and welcoming.

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Harold

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Our agent, Jennifer, did an outstanding job organizing our trip. We had originally planned for 4 days, but hiring a driver was too expensive, and there were no rental cars available. She planned a train trip from Dublin to Kilkenny (absolutely great town- highly recommend a visit there) and then back to Dublin to stay in the Clontarf Castle. Everything went very smoothly and her recommendations were perfect. The Irish were/are the friendliest people we've ever met, and we can't wait to return. When we do, we will use Authentic Vacations again!

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I cannot say enough great things about Authentic Vacations! My husband and I had an amazing time in Ireland. They set up everything for us, from staying in 4-star hotels to amazing castles. They had sites to see included in our package and suggestions for other places to go. From the day we landed in Dublin, to getting our rental car and navigating the southern coast of Ireland, it went smoothly. It was a trip of a lifetime! We are already talking about our next adventure and we will definitely go through Authentic Vacations!

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JoAnne

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What began four years ago, this trip had several stops and starts. But when we finally boarded the plane it was a perfect vacation.

Rosslyn Chapel, Glamis Games, Cauloudian and the Amazing William Wallace Monument, Loch Ness, and the Jacobite Train did not disappoint. Finding more information about my family topped the list.

We had a couple of issues with lodging but was worked out. We are already looking forward to going back.

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Scotland is my new second home!

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Laura R.

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We had a great time on our 6-day Game of Thrones sightseeing tour. We appreciated that they took care of setting us up with 4 different hotels and a rental car, plus a couple of site-seeing reservations and suggestions on other things to do. 

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Rowanne

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Authentic Vacations gave my agency and me exceptional service, support, and knowledge base from all team members!  

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Sharon L.

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Adina did an excellent job of making our dream trip come true after 2 years of rescheduling. All of the accommodations, especially Harvey's Point, the most beautiful, were convenient and offered wonderful breakfasts. We were greeted at the airport in Dublin by a driver even though our flight was very late getting in. Our 11-day tour had very professional drivers, especially Patsy who was with us for 8 days. 3 days of golf were booked for us, afternoon tea at Ashford castle, and entrance to Kylemore abbey. We loved Bushmills Inn in Northern Ireland and the Giant's Causeway. There were little hiccups along the way but Authentic always came through. This is the 2nd trip I have booked with Authentic Vacations and I am getting ready to plan a 3rd! I would definitely recommend this company!

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Absolutely wonderful anniversary vacation. We didn't really look at packages, we just gave Authentic Vacations some general desires and they delivered!

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