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South & West Iceland Classic - Private

(8 days / 7 nights)

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A Slice of South & West Iceland with your own guide

Take a journey into the Icelandic countryside on this 8-day privately-guided adventure. Starting and ending in Reykjavík, your drive brings you to historical locations of the Icelandic Sagas, with plenty of time to spend at many of Iceland’s best known natural attractions, including the magical Snæfellsjökull glacier; beautiful waterfalls, bubbling hot springs, and the famous “Golden Circle” route. You will also have a lot of opportunities to explore the icy side of Iceland—the glorious glacier lagoon, and optional activities like glacier walks and snowmobiling tours.

Are you travelling in a group of 10 – 17 people? We can arrange this tour with transportation in a roomy mini-coach. Send us a request for details.

8 days / 7 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 792479 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

  • See the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
  • Walk the Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered, glistening ice
  • Drive the famous Golden Circle route
  • Enjoy the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss
  • Walk the quaint streets of the capital city, Reykajvík
  • Traverse Iceland‘s beautiful national parks – Vatnajökull, Þingvellir and Snæfellsnes
  • Enjoy the striking nature of Snæfellsnes and its charming fishing villages
  • Photograph jagged basalt columns & sweeping black sand beaches
  • Explore the waterfalls and hot springs of west Iceland
  • Discover the volcanic wonderland of the Reykjanes Peninsula

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Classic i, Midnight sun i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

1663/1033 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival to Iceland and Reykjavik

    On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and taken 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 rest of the evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

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

    Attractions Optional Extras
  • Day 2: West Iceland: Hot Springs, Waterfalls & Glacier Adventures

    This morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel and you will begin your journey to the idyllic Icelandic countryside, starting with the bountiful Borgarfjörður area. Sights along the way include the twin waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss along with the Deildartunguhver hot spring. You also have the choice to join optional activities such as visiting the Krauma geothermal baths, exploring the lava tunnel Víðgelmir, venturing inside of a glacier or experiencing a thrilling snowmobile tour on top of a glacier.

    Spend the night in the Borgarfjörður area.

    Average Driving Distance: 196 km / 121 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours

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  • Day 3: Wonders of Snæfellsnes

    Today you will head to the magical Snæfellsnes peninsula. The highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the Snæfellsjökull glacier, believed by many to be one of Earth’s seven major energy centers. It was also used as the backdrop to Jules Verne’s famous novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth.”

    Your drive along the coast here also offers such sights as the Dritvík Cove, the Lóndrangar Cliffs, the Arnarstapi Cliffs, the hamlet of Hellnar and various other charming fishing villages. For a fun photo opportunity and to experience a blast from the past, you can visit Djúpalónssandur, a pebble-filled beach with four famed “lifting stones” that were used in old days to test men‘s strength for jobs on fishing boats. Do you have what it takes to lift the stones?

    Another overnight in the Borgarfjörður area.

    Average Driving Distance: 323 km / 200 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours

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  • Day 4: The Classic Golden Circle

    Today's journey brings you up close with some of Iceland’s most popular attractions on the classic “Golden Circle” route. Once within the Golden Circle, start with a visit to the fascinating Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you can walk on a path in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates. Next on the route is the Haukadalur geothermal area, where you can see Geysir—the original “geyser”—and its more active neighbour Strokkur, which spouts water and steam every few minutes. End the day’s adventure with a visit to the two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most memorable sights.

    Spend the night in Selfoss area.

    Average Driving Distance: 229 km / 142 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours

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  • Day 5: Roaring Waterfalls & Black Lava Beach

    Start with either an optional visit to the Lava Centre to learn about Iceland’s unique geology or begin your south coast journey with a visit to the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Here, you can have the unique experience of walking behind the misty cascade. Just a short drive brings you to yet another gorgeous waterfall, the 60-meter tall Skógafoss, which is beautiful to photograph and roam the surroundings. Your next stop is at the vast black volcanic sand beach south of Vík, where you can see the jagged basalt rock formations of Reynisdrangar and Dyrhólaey. Continue the scenic drive along the south coast to the charming village Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

    Spend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

    Average Driving Distance: 203 km / 126 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours

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  • Day 6: 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 7: South Coast to the Volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula

    Drive along the south coast to the Reykjanes peninsula, visiting worthwhile stops along the way like Fjaðrarárgljúfur canyon. Next, you will head to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. On a fissure zone created by separation of the mid-Atlantic ridge running across Iceland lies the large geothermal area of Krýsuvík. Within the same area is the stunning Seltún geothermal field, where volcanic fumeroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed over millennia. Next, you can visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa surrounded by interesting lava formations—an especially unique experience in the winter (pre-booking needed).

    Then you will head to the city to enjoy the late afternoon before relaxing at your accommodation for your last night in Iceland.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Average Driving Distance: 367 km / 228 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 9-10 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Optional Extras
  • Day 8: Departure Day

    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 Extras

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

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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

Mercedes Benz Sprinter
or similar

  • x9
  • x4
  • x9
  • A

Mercedes Benz Sprinter
or similar

  • Type: P
  • Description: Comfortable, passenger van
  • Passengers: 1-9

Price per person from

Approx 792479 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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

2020

Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

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. 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
  • Hat, gloves and scarf
  • 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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