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From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

Day 1: Golden Circle and South Coast The adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavik then visit the popular Golden Circle attractions of Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Then make your way to the impressive South Coast where you will be greeted by the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Explore Reynisfjara black sand beach with the glorious Reynisdrangar peaks and visit the basalt column cave before reaching your accommodation for the night. Day 2: Vik, Skaftafell, and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon After breakfast at your hotel, journey further south towards the charming village of Vik. Make a stop at the unique and photogenic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. After visiting Vik, make your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs. The nearby Diamond beach is also on today's agenda. See icebergs that have washed ashore glistening like diamonds on the black sand beach, leaving you feeling like you just stepped into a movie scene. Your accommodation for the night will be in the South East area. Day 3: East Fjords Today is all about exploring the East Fjords of Iceland. We'll be stopping at Djupivogur fishing village. Afterwards we'll be spending the day in an authentic live history in the Wilderness Center that offers various activities, such as hiking, biking, horse riding as well as provides accommodation, restaurant and spa services. We'll be finishing the day soaking in a hot spring spa in the authentic bathhouse made from stones. Day 4: Studlagil Canyon, Myvatn, and Akureyri Drive through the wilderness of Modrudalur to make your way to the capital of the North, Akureyri. Today's highlights include a visit to Lake Myvatn, where you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot spring pools of Myvatn Nature Baths. Finally, see the dreamy Godafoss waterfall. Your accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel near Akureyri.  Day 5: Whale Watching, Siglufjordur, and Trollaskagi The day starts by driving towards Dalvik for a whale-watching adventure. After your adventure at sea, try out your sea angling skills then enjoy a team barbeque with your catch of the day. Make your way to your accommodation for the night in the Bifrost area. Drive through the fishing village of Siglufjordur, which is a charming village rich in history, and the Trollaskagi peninsula, with some of the best ocean scenery you will see.  Day 6: Visit the West Iceland region The day begins with a short hike up to Grábrók, a volcano crater. Stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring, the legendary waterfall, Barnafoss, (the Children´s Waterfall), and the Hraunfossar cascade. You'll also visit Reykholt, home to Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet, and the author of some Icelandic Sagas. On the way back to Reykjavik you'll drive around the scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord).

Guided kayak tour in Siglufjörður / Siglufjordur.

Guided kayak tour in Siglufjörður / Siglufjordur.

Our experienced guides will take you on a kayaking journey through the beautiful fjord, providing you with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife. Siglufjörður is known across Iceland for its history and outstanding natural beauty. On this tour we adapt our kayak training to meet your needs before setting off in search of adventure and wildlife. We will discover the local geology and natural history that created the landscape as we see it today and the human influence that continues to shape it. In our beginner friendly, small groups, we paddle together at a relaxed pace to explore Siglufjörður and “leave no trace”. Meet your guide at the Siglo Sea Headquarters in Siglufjörður. Learn about the equipment and get suited up into top quality safety gear. Enjoy a short brief on how to control your craft and how the group will operate on the water. Practice your new skills with professional feedback, you´ll be comfortable with your craft in no time. Follow the guide on a tour of the Sigló fjord taking in local landmarks such as the shipwreck, the Evanger avalanche site and the Selvíkurnef lighthouse. Listen as your guide provides local knowledge of the nature, culture and history of the capital of Fjallabyggð. Return to the Siglo Sea HQ to wrap up the tour with a quick debrief from the guide about other great options for food and entertainment.

Akureyri-Siglufjörður; Half day to the arctic coastline

Akureyri-Siglufjörður; Half day to the arctic coastline

Siglufjörður was the main herring town in Iceland during the “herring years”. In the early 20th century the workers arrived in full force to the area to make the most of this exciting time. Without a doubt, herring played the biggest part in getting the Icelandic nation out of the turf houses and into the modern time. Tour start in Akureyri and we do offer hotel, harbour or airport pickup/drop off free of charge. The tour itself begins with a visit to a former herring village, Hjalteyri. A visit there is like stepping back over 50 years in time. The old houses along with the former herring meal factory stand there as if waiting for the past to return. Our next visit on this tour is to the local farmer's market Vellir which is located in Svarfaðardalur a authentic Icelandic farmers community. We then end our tour in Siglufjörður where we begin our stay by visiting the award winning Herring Era Museum (included in the tour price). Here you will have ample time to explore the boats, workers living quarters, and the factory areas of this impressive museum. You will have free time to explore the town or enjoy refreshments in a local bakery before we head back to Akureyri

Akureyri: Siglufjörður Four Tunnel Private Day Tour

Akureyri: Siglufjörður Four Tunnel Private Day Tour

This tour takes us through breathtaking landscapes and beautiful scenery. To arrive in Siglufjörður, we will have to pass through 3 tunnels, but our tour will take us a bit further and through the 4th tunnel to an enjoyable viewing point. We will be making short stops in the Village of Hjalteyri, a unique town from the herring era. As well as having a look at Hauganes and Árskógssandur. We'll pass through Dalvík and Ólafsfjörður, two nice fishing towns. There will be time to explore Siglufjörður and the Herring Era Musem (subject to them being open).

Private: Guided kayak tour in Siglufjörður / Siglufjordur.

Private: Guided kayak tour in Siglufjörður / Siglufjordur.

In this tour we can be more flexible with where we go and what we see. If you want to focus on exploring, history, nature or simply relaxing and experiencing the moment, we can tailor the tour to suit you. If you want to learn more about kayaking, we can focus on improving and putting your skills to the test. We will learn the basics of kayaking before setting off to search for seals and adventure. We will explore the ruins of the famous Evanger Factory and discover it´s tragic end. As we paddle further and explore shipwrecks we might have the opportunity to spot seals who are often curious about the kayaks. Our tours are bespoke and it is our aim to create safe and memorable experiences for all who travel with us. Meet your guide at the Siglo Sea Headquarters in Siglufjörður. Learn about the equipment and get suited up into top quality safety gear. Enjoy a short brief on how to control your craft and how the group will operate on the water. Practice your new skills with professional feedback, you´ll be comfortable with your craft in no time. Follow the guide on a tour of the Sigló fjord taking in local landmarks such as the shipwreck, the Evanger avalanche site and the Selvíkurnef lighthouse. Listen as your guide provides local knowledge of the nature, culture and history of the capital of Fjallabyggð. Return to the Siglo Sea HQ to wrap up the tour with a quick debrief from the guide about other great options for food and entertainment.

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What people are saying about Siglufjörður

Overall rating

4.9
(12 reviews)

Our guide was a funny guy, the group as a whole was a mixed bag and we were only nine. We all had a lot of fun and even had the chance to see the Northern Lights twice. During the drive we learned a lot about Iceland and we made a few extra stops to see Iceland horses, reindeer and an arctic fox I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see more of Iceland and wants teachers.

The tour was great. Our guide Carl was awesome. We saw some amazing sites and learned a lot. The glacier hike was a highlight. And lots of short water fall hikes. The size of group was good.

Great family activity, without pollution, to discover the calm and beauty of the landscapes from another angle. Very pleasant guide

It was a wonderful private tour and my guide was super. Definitely recommend!

Fantastic! Full of amazing , beautiful scenery. Love Iceland!