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Geysers, Volcanoes & Icebergs

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Experience Iceland’s wonders and adventures like a local

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

6 days / 5 nights

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Approx 248097 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 
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Tour the south coast, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Learn about Iceland’s unique geology at the Lave 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 
 

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

May - Sep

Max group size

16

Driving distance

947/588 km/mi

Guaranteed departures

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

  • Arrival
    Price
    Availability
  • Wednesday 1 August 2018
    291879 ISK
  • Wednesday 15 August 2018
    291879 ISK
  • Wednesday 19 September 2018
    291879 ISK 248097 ISK
    10+ spaces left

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival & Sightseeing in Reykjavík

    On arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and transferred 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.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Attractions Optional Activity
  • Day 2: The South Coast

    This morning you and your fellow travellers will learn about Iceland‘s unique geology. You will visit the Lava Centre, a newly opened interactive exhibition about Iceland’s volcanic activity, its frequent earthquakes and how Iceland evolved over millions of years.

    The next leg of the tour is along the south coast, with a stop at the fairy tale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall—the only of its kind in Iceland where you can walk behind the roaring cascade on a footpath! We end the day in the area of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in beautiful South Iceland.

    Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

    Spend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

    Driving distance: 271 km (168 miles) / Duration: approx. 8 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 the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier.

    After lunch, the journey continues to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided boat tour.  Adjacent to the glacier lagoon, you will visit the Diamond Beach, where you will see chunks of sparkling ice dotting the shore like diamonds.

    Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

    Spend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

    Driving distance: 268 km (166 miles) / Duration: approx. 8 hours

     

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  • Day 4: Black Sand Beaches & Geological Wonders

    Today we will focus our attention on the volcanic black sand beaches near the village of Vík í Mýrdal. One of the highlights here is the 120 metre-high promontory of Dyrhólaey with its spectacular rock arch, bird nesting cliffs and amazing views along with the unique Reynisdrangar basalt columns rising out of the ocean.

    Further along you will get to visit the magnificent 60 metre free-falling Skógafoss waterfalls in Skógar, where you will find many interesting artifacts on display at the folk museum. From there, the journey takes you past the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountain range.

    Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

    Spend the night in Selfoss area.

    Driving distance: 241 km (145 miles) / Duration: approx. 8 hours

    Note: The cliffs at Dyrhólaey are closed from mid-May until late June due to puffin nesting season.

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  • Day 5: The Golden Circle

    On the way back to Reykjavik today, your journey takes you around the Golden Circle, a popular route containing some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland. Highlights include Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall. You will also get to visit the geothermally-heated greenhouse at the Friðheimar tomato farm.

    Back in Reykjavik, enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish after being dropped off at your hotel.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Driving distance: 167 km (103 miles) / Duration: approx. 8 hours

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  • Day 6: Departure from Reykjavik

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

    Optional Activity

Map

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Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Stress-free trip

The tour guide was excellent and accommodating. Everything was taken care of which made the trip stress-free. All of the tour info that was provided to us by the shuttle was extremely helpful to know what to do and where to go. We plan on booking other trips through Nordic visitor. Also, the support was very quick via email to help with all the questions I had.

Wonderful experience

My vacation to Iceland/Greenland was beyond all of my expectations.  The drivers, tours, hotels, meals and especial our tour guide Rakel was wonderful. I was mesmerized by the beauty of your country and the kindness of the Iceland people. i would recommend your company and country to many people as I already have. Thank you for a wonderful experience. 

The trip was just perfect

I went as a solo traveller for my birthday but everyone in the group was just so friendly that I was never trully alone. The tour guide was excelent, great driver, lots of knowledge about Iceland and extremely friendly! Thank you! 

Exceptional

Our guide was exceptional, she was very knowledgeable, and fun company. She included all sorts of wonderful "extra stops" which made the tour very special.

Lovely country

Truly believe the best way to see and experience your lovely country is to do it with a guide. It's the best way to get to learn cultures, traditions etc.  We were so fortunate to have all that and more with our lovely guide.

Enjoyed the small group atmosphere

We loved our entire package with Nordic Visitor and our tour guide was fantastic. We enjoyed the small group atmosphere very much (there were 6 of us). We saw several tour groups of many, many more and would not be interested in a larger group, so the Nordic Visitor tour suited us perfectly. 

Accommodation

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

Comfort

The accommodations for this tour include comfortable three-star (or similar quality) hotels or well-appointed guesthouses that hav..

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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 note 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 travelers, 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.

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

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 click “VIEW” in the accommodation overview section for “Comfort”.

Note: Triple rooms are not available for this tour, only single and double rooms. Please contact us for booking assistance if your group contains three or more people.

FOOD & DRINK 
A daily breakfast buffet is included at each hotel for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy three included dinners during your travel around the country. 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 2500 ISK to 3500 ISK. The average cost of dinner can range from 3000 ISK up to 6500 ISK for the main entree. Three course dinners at restaurants are priced around 7000 ISK to 11000 ISK.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GLACIER LAGOON BOAT TOUR
An amphibian boat tour is included in your package. Here, you will sail among the huge icebergs along the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. On the boat you will get to taste 1,000-year old ice and if you are lucky, you might even see some seals bobbing in the lagoon. The excursion takes about 40 minutes and includes an English speaking guide who explains to you the geology and facts of the lagoon. Everyone on board receives a life vest, which they must wear during the boat trip.

WHAT TO PACK

  • A small backpack to store your items on the bus
  • Warm outdoor clothing, including a thermal base layer
  • Warm socks
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hats and gloves
  • 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.

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.

Note: Nordic Visitor’s Forever Yours Deposit policy does not apply to Guided Small Group Tours cancelled less than 4 weeks before departure date

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