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Scenic South Iceland

Geysers, Volcanoes & Glacier Lagoon

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Experience Iceland’s wonders and adventures like a local

Visit the most fascinating and scenic highlights of South Iceland on this guided small group tour. Enjoy the knowledge of a professional local guide as you visit unique natural attractions including black sand beaches, hot springs, waterfalls, vast volcanic areas and jagged bird cliffs. You will also a get a chance to sail among icebergs with a guided boat tour on the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and learn about our volcanoes at the Lava Centre.

5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 158113 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Groups limited to 16 travellers
  • Hassle-free travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local experts in Iceland
  • 100% guaranteed departures

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Tour Highlights

  • Sail among the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
  • Walk the Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered, glistening ice
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Tour the south coast, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Learn about Iceland’s unique geology at the Lava Centre
  • Visit Skaftafell, Iceland’s largest national park and a place of immense natural beauty
  • Photograph the jagged basalt columns & sweeping black sand beaches
  • Walk the quaint streets of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland
  • Taste Icelandic cuisine with local, fresh ingredients
  • Visit a geothermal park where we´ll boil eggs and taste rye bread baked in the ground near hot springs
  • Meet Icelandic farmers and get to meet animals like horses, sheep and goats
 

Travel style

Guided Small Groups i

Interest

Classic i, Midnight sun i

Pace level

Level 2 (Classic) i

Activity level

Level 1 (Easy) i

Season

Apr - Sep

Max group size

16

Departure

Weekly

Driving distance

911/566 km/mi

Guaranteed departures

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

  • Arrival
    Price
    Availability
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
    186015 ISK 158113 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 17 April 2019
    186015 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 24 April 2019
    186015 ISK 158113 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 8 May 2019
    189347 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 22 May 2019
    189347 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 5 June 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 26 June 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 3 July 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 24 July 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 31 July 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Friday 9 August 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 21 August 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 28 August 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 4 September 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available
  • Wednesday 18 September 2019
    213039 ISK
    Available

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Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival & Sightseeing in Reykjavík

    On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed and driven to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk. In the evening, have dinner at one of Reykjavík‘s many gourmet restaurants (not included) and spend the evening at leisure.

    Spend the night at Icelandair Hotel Marina or similar.

    For those arriving early you have the option to upgrade your journey from the airport with a visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa before heading to Reykjavik. It´s the perfect way to start your Iceland adventure!

    Included:
    • Private meet & greet airport transfer on arrival

    Average Driving Distance: 49 km / 30 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 50 Minutes

    Attractions Accommodation details Optional Activity
  • Day 2: Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches

    Today, we tour along the south coast and start with a visit to the geothermal park in the town of Hveragerði. Here, we will get a chance to see geothermal energy in action as the group will boil eggs in a hot spring and taste fresh rye bread baked overnight in geothermal steam. Next we will visit the Lava Centre, an interactive exhibition about Iceland’s unique geology.

    Our journey continues to the fairy tale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall—the only one in Iceland where you can walk behind the roaring cascade on a footpath, followed by the magnificent 60-metre free-falling Skógafoss waterfall. We journey past the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountain range, including Eyjafjallajökull, towards the volcanic black sand beaches. One of the highlights is visiting Reynisfjara, known for its black volcanic sands, smooth pebbles, and unique rock formations.

    Spend the next two nights at Magma Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Entrance to the Lava Centre
    • Entrance to the Geothermal Park in Hveragerði
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at Magma Hotel

    Average Driving Distance: 290 km / 180 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 Hours

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  • Day 3: Skaftafell & the Glacier Lagoon

    Today’s drive takes you to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, starting with a visit to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you will enjoy a morning guided amphibian boat tour among the floating icebergs. Adjacent to the glacier lagoon, we will visit the Diamond Beach, where you will see chunks of sparkling ice dotting the shore like diamonds. Next, you will head to the smaller Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where we will make a lunch stop before continuing to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. On our way back to the hotel we will stop at Dverghamrar, a small but impressive canyon full of unusual hexagonal basalt columns.

    Spend the night at Magma Hotel or similar

    Included:
    • Guided boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at Magma Hotel

    Driving distance approx. 253 km / 157 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 Hours

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  • Day 4: Farm Visit & The Classic Golden Circle

    Today we will return along the south coast. Along the way we will stop at a local farm, where we learn about daily life at an Icelandic farm.

    Next we will head to the Golden Circle, a popular route for viewing some of the best-known natural sites in south Iceland. Your first stop is the picture perfect two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, where you can see the water thrash and tumble before falling metres below. Next, you will be driven to the Geysir area and explore the bubbling mud pots and spouting Strokkur geyser, which erupts steam and boiling water metres into the air every few minutes.

    We end the day with a visit to Þingvellir National Park before heading back to Reykjavik.

    Spend the night at Icelandair Hotel Marina or similar.

    Included:
    • A Farm Visit
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel

    Average Driving Distance: 380 km / 236 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 Hours

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  • Day 5: Departure From Reykjavík

    When it’s time for your Iceland adventure to end, you will be picked up from the hotel for your airport transfer by a shuttle bus about three hours before your flight. If you’re flying in the afternoon, you have the option to visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing to the airport (optional: not included).

    Included:
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Shuttle Transfer to Keflavík International Airport on Departure

    Average Driving Distance: 49 km / 30 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 50 Minutes

    Optional Activity

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

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Look forward to doing more tours with you

Thank you Nordic Visitor for your thoroughly professional service at every stage. Look forward to doing more tours with you.

Quick response to all of our questions

Our travel consultant Klara helped set the stage for a wonderful vacation. We're extremely appreciative of her professionalism, warm personality and quick response to all of our questions and concerns.

Just a great experience.

Just a great experience. We are looking at Scotland through Nordic Visitor as well.

It was a very memorable experience

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the trip .It was a very memorable experience

Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with us

Being in Iceland tantalized my senses and gave me a broader appreciation of Mother Nature. Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with us. It seems everyone from the US is going there!

Excellent experience

Excellent experience. If you have tours to other countries I will certainly use you again. Keep me posted! Thank you.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

The accommodations for this tour include comfortable three-star (or similar quality) hotels or well-appointed guesthouses that have been hand-picked by our local travel experts for quality and location. The rooms all have private WC and shower or bath. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

The hotels mentioned are our first priority for this tour. Please note that although we have included specific accommodations in the tour, these are subject to change in rare cases. We reserve the right to substitute a named property in the same locality for one of a similar standard. We will send you the final list of hotels before you arrive for your tour.

Price per person from

Approx 158113 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2019

Tour Information

IMPORTANT & USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOUR
We recommend that all of our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, what to pack for your holiday and useful information about the activities included on the tour. 

Please be advised that this tour is not recommended for families with young children.

OUR NORDIC VISITOR GUIDES
Our team of local expert guides at Nordic Visitor are highly recommended by our travellers and staff with years of experience. What they offer is local knowledge, love for their country, their stories, favourite places and sites where travellers, on their own, would not hear about or visit. They always have some trick up their sleeves and hidden gems to surprise our clients and therefore we recommend that you join our guided small group tours to get a personal experience for your Icelandic adventure. There will be one guide per tour, who will drive and lead the tour.

ACCOMMODATION
Our team of local travel experts at Nordic Visitor have put together a list of wonderful hotels for your stay in Iceland. The hotels that we use are based on our top favourites in Reykjavik and in the countryside, with an emphasis on quality, excellent ratings and comfort. To view the detailed list of hotels available for this tour, please view the accommodation section for this tour.

Note: Triple rooms are not available for this tour, only single and double rooms.

FOOD & DRINK 
A daily breakfast buffet is included at your booked hotels for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy two included dinners. They will include either a set dinner menu or a dinner buffet with a good variety of local fresh ingredients.  You can choose meat, fish or vegetarian dishes by notifying your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions.

Other meals are not included, but the guide will make sure to stop along the way for you to pick up snacks, drinks and lunch. Drinks are also not included during the trip. You will find a great selection of restaurants in Reykjavik during your stay for the first and last night in the city.

The average cost of meals depends on the type of restaurant, but for lunch we’d say that the average cost is from 2.500 ISK to 3.500 ISK per person. The average cost of dinner can range from 3.000 ISK up to 6.500 ISK per person for the main entree. Three course dinners at restaurants are priced around 7.000 ISK to 11.000 ISK per person.

INFORMATION ABOUT GLACIER LAGOON BOAT TOUR 
We include an amphibian boat tour in your package. The excursion takes roughly 40 minutes and includes an English speaking guide who will explain to you the geology of the region and interesting facts about the lagoon. Everyone on board will receive a life vest which they must wear during the cruise.

*Please note that the Glacier Lagoon boat tour is not available in April. Instead the group will enjoy lunch together in the area, included in price.

WHAT TO PACK

  • A small backpack to store your items on the bus
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and towel are recommended
  • Water bottle to enjoy the clean Icelandic water
  • For more information on what to pack, please visit our Online Travel Guide.
     

LUGGAGE INFORMATION
To ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tour, we need to limit the size and amount of luggage on the van. Each guest is allowed one suitcase or large bag that can be stored in the back of the van and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or daypack) to keep inside the van for daily essentials like camera, wallet, medications and so forth. Unfortunately carry-on suitcases (cabin bags) are too large to store inside the van in the overhead racks. If you have any questions about luggage your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.

SAFETY, DAYLIGHT HOURS & WEATHER CONDITIONS
Please note that the programme is dependent upon weather and road conditions, and may be altered if conditions are not favourable. In the case of major changes to the programme, you will be notified and we will do our best to make sure that your experience will not be affected.

For information on weather conditions and daylight hours we recommend visiting our extensive Online Travel Guide.

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday. 

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