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Scenic South Iceland - Private

(5 days / 4 nights)

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See the best of South Iceland with a private guide

Each day of this 5-day journey offers unique insights into the culture and fascinating diversity of landscapes along south Iceland. Visit the most scenic highlights of South Iceland on this privately-guided tour, including black sand beaches, hot springs, waterfalls, vast volcanic areas and beautiful national parks. You will also a get a chance to see icebergs the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and roam our beautiful national parks Vatnajökull and Þingvellir. Starting from Reykjavik, an experienced local guide will take you to Iceland’s most talked about attractions!

5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 391144 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Local travel experts in Iceland & trusted private guides
  • Customisable & personal tour options

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy your tour with a dedicated private guide and comfortable vehicle, making the most of your road trip in Iceland
  • See the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
  • Walk the Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered, glistening ice
  • Feel the power of the thundering waterfall Gullfoss
  • Marvel at eruptions at the Geysir geothermal region
  • Tour the south coast, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Traverse Iceland‘s beautiful national parks – Vatnajökull and Þingvellir
  • Visit Skaftafell, Iceland’s largest national park and a place of immense natural beauty
  • Photograph the jagged basalt columns & sweeping black sand beaches
  • Explore the Sun Voyager, Hallgrímskirkja and the old harbour area in Reykjavík

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Best Seller i, Classic i, Midnight sun i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

973/604 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival & Sightseeing in Reykjavik

    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 in Reykjavík.

    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!

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

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

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

    Highlights today include 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. You will 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 in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

    Average Driving Distance: 259 km / 160 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 can enjoy an optional guided amphibian boat tour among the floating icebergs. Adjacent to the glacier lagoon, you 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, before continuing to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. On your way back to the hotel you will stop at Dverghamrar, a small but impressive canyon full of unusual hexagonal basalt columns.

    Spend the night again in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

    Driving distance approx. 247 km / 153 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 Hours

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  • Day 4: The Classic Golden Circle

    Today you 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. You end the day with a visit to Þingvellir National Park before heading back to Reykjavik.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Average Driving Distance: 369 km / 229 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 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).

    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.

Accommodation

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

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel or well-appointed guesthouse. All provide breakfast (included in ..

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three- or four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the t..

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Vehicle

Be comfortable and enjoy the journey as a passenger in the vehicle of your choosing.

Suburban/Land Cruiser Jeep
or similar

  • x3
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Suburban/Land Cruiser Jeep
or similar

  • Type: L
  • Description: Full-Size SUV, four wheel drive.
  • Passengers: 1-3

Ford Excursion Super Jeep
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Ford Excursion Super Jeep
or similar

  • Type: N
  • Description: Modified Luxury Super Jeep
  • Passengers: 1-5

Ford Excursion XL Super Jeep
or similar

  • x9
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Ford Excursion XL Super Jeep
or similar

  • Type: O
  • Description: Modified Luxury Super Jeep
  • Passengers: 1-9

Price per person from

Approx 391144 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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

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Optional activities

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Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes and useful information about the activities included on the tour.

ABOUT OUR PRIVATE TOURS
Let us help you make this the tour of your dreams, according to your specific needs and interests. This package can be customised with extra nights, optional activities and other changes to the itinerary. Please contact us for details. All accommodation and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor.

ACCOMMODATION AND ROOM TYPE
Our team of local travel experts at Nordic Visitor have compiled a list of wonderful hotels for your stay in Iceland. We carefully select hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik and the countryside based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort. Single, double and triple rooms are available for our packages. Please note, that in Iceland our room types are based on European standard sizes. For instance, a double bed often consists of two single beds pushed together. Triple rooms include a double bed along with an extra bed, a rollaway or a sofa bed, and a single room is often smaller than the standard double.

ADD-ON OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Travellers can choose to add-on selected optional activities when booking online. It is also possible to add-on extra nights to packages along with customising the tours to client needs.

SAFETY, DAYLIGHT HOURS & WEATHER CONDITIONS
Please note that sightseeing is dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if conditions are not favourable. Please be advised that days are long in Iceland during the summer, with almost 24 hours of daylight at the summer solstice. It is advisable to bring a sleep mask as some find it difficult falling asleep at night.  For more information on weather conditions and daylight hours, we recommend visiting Nordic Visitor’s Online Travel Guide.

WHAT TO PACK
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece jacket/wool sweater
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants
  • Bathing suit for visiting geothermal pools
  • Electronic gear such as smartphone, external powerpack, travel adapters
  • Reusable water bottle
  • For more information on what to pack, please visit our 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 business days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all 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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