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The South Coast & Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Private Tour

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Discover Iceland with your own Private Guide

Iceland is home to mammoth glaciers, sweeping black sand beaches and cascading waterfalls that are begging to be explored, all with your own professional guide at the wheel. If you are after a trip that allows you to explore the best of south and west Iceland, then this is the tour for you. This 5-day tour includes activities like exploring a manmade ice tunnel, and bathing in the unique setting of the Blue Lagoon. Sit back and enjoy your private tour of the rugged, lava-covered Snæfellsnes peninsula, classic Golden Circle and the scenic south coast.

All our privately-guided travel packages are fully customisable to fit your individual interests and needs. Let us help you design the tour of your dreams, with extra nights, itinerary changes and optional activities added to this package when and how you'd like.

Looking for the winter version of this tour?

5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 507842 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

  • Delve deep Into the Glacier on an ice tunnel tour
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Feel the power of the thundering waterfall Gullfoss
  • Marvel at eruptions at the Geysir geothermal region
  • Bathe in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Enjoy the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss
  • Photograph the jagged basalt columns & sweeping black sand beaches
  • Enjoy the striking nature of Snæfellsnes peninsula and its charming fishing villages
  • Learn about the sights from a trusted, knowledgeable private guide

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Best Seller i, Classic i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Luxury Travel i

Season

Apr - Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Welcome To Reykjavík

    At Keflavík International Airport you will be greeted by a private driver who will take you to your hotel in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the vibrant city centre with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. If you're interested in checking out Icelandic design or experiencing the city's thriving coffee culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its various shops and cosy cafes. There are several activities available if you arrive early and would like to start your Iceland adventure early, such as a guided food walk, whale watching tours, helicopter sightseeing, horse riding and more!

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

    Attractions Optional Activity
  • Day 2: The magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    Today your private guide will pick you up for your journey into the Icelandic countryside, starting with a drive west to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Often nicknamed “Iceland in Miniature”, this area contains a stunning array of geological features formed over millennia by the forces of wind, waves, ice and volcanoes. It feels a bit more off the beaten path, characterised by its diverse birdlife, dramatic cliffs, rocky beaches, rugged peaks, crunchy lava formations and charming fishing villages.

    Covering the western tip is the Snæfellsjökull National Park, so named for the peninsula’s most prominent landmark: the glacier-capped 1446 m high Snæfellsjökull volcano. Your visit here also offers such sights as the Dritvík Cove, the Lóndrangar Cliffs, the Arnarstapi Cliffs, the hamlet of Hellnar and various other small fishing villages. For a fun photo opportunity and to experience a blast from the past, you can also 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?

    Spend the night in West Iceland.

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  • Day 3: INTO THE GLACIER – ICE CAVE & ÞINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK

    Today’s journey starts at Borgarfjörður with a visit to the picturesque twin waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, where glacial water trickles over rugged lava. After a stop at the most active hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver, your guide will then drive along a highland road leading to the desolate and hauntingly beautiful Kaldidalur valley and Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland.

    After climbing Langjökull glacier on a specially-modified vehicle, you will be led deep into the glacier, exploring Iceland from the inside of a manmade ice tunnel. There are special lighting effects, a few small exhibits along the way, and an ice lounge/seating area and a chapel at the end of the tunnel. This is a unique experience that few people get to enjoy.

    In the afternoon, your guide will take you to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its natural beauty, unique geology and historical significance. Here you can walk on a pathway in a tectonic rift near the site where Iceland’s early settlers established the first parliament over 1,000 years ago. This park, along with the Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs (visited on Day 4), make up what’s known as the popular Golden Circle route.

    Spend the night in the Golden Circle area. 

    Included Activity: Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour (approximately 2 hours)

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  • Day 4: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE & VOLCANIC BEACHES

    You will need to get an early start this morning to take in all the amazing sights! On today’s drive are some of the best-known natural wonders in southwest Iceland, including the three spectacular waterfalls of Gullfoss, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss – each with a pathway leading you alongside (or even behind!) the misty, roaring cascade. Your guide will also take you to see Geysir—the original geyser—and its more active neighbour Strokkur.

    And no trip to south Iceland is complete without a visit to the black volcanic beach along the south coast. Further along near Vík, your guide will make a stop to admire the most famous beach on the island and enjoy the view of the dramatic Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations.

    Spend the night in South Iceland.

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  • Day 5: HOT SPRINGS & BLUE LAGOON BATHING

    What better way to end a tour in Iceland than with a day of geothermal wonders? On your way towards the airport, your guide will take you to Lake Kleifarvatn and the moon-like Krýsuvík area, where you can walk among the hot springs and bubbling mud pots. 

    The grand finale is the Blue Lagoon, a world-famous geothermal spa where you will have a couple hours to bathe in the mineral-rich, soothing waters surrounded by black lava formations. This is a wonderful last taste of Iceland, and it ensures that you are fully relaxed before your afternoon check-in at Keflavik International Airport.

    Included Activity: Experience Comfort Entrance at the Blue Lagoon

    *Please note that the service of the tour guide concludes in the afternoon. We can modify the itinerary accordingly for evening departure flights. 

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Map

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

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Everything was perfect

Everything was perfect.  We had no problems.  We would definitely recommend them to any one going and wouldn't use another company ourselves to book a vacation with.

 

Nordic Visitor will help you plan a trip of a lifetime

Nordic Visitor put together the exact trip I hoped to take. I explained what I was looking for, what I wanted to see and do, and the general area I wanted to explore, and they came up with an itinerary that exceeded my expectations. They made everything seamless too. Once we were in Iceland, we didn't have to worry about a thing - it was all taken care of by Nordic Visitor. We stayed in excellent hotels and visited attractions we may have otherwise missed had they not suggested them. All of my correspondence with them was timely, professional and friendly. We made a few last minute changes (we upgraded our rental car, etc.), and they handled it without issue. I would definitely use them again - for Iceland or any other of the destinations they cover. 
 
I had been to Iceland before and used a different company, and everything with that other company was much more difficult.

Excellent

All of our services were excellent.

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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Luxury

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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

Land Cruiser Super Jeep
or similar

  • x3
  • x5
  • x4
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Land Cruiser Super Jeep
or similar

  • Type: M
  • Description: Modified Super Jeep
  • 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 507842 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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

2019

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 unique 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.

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.

THE BLUE LAGOON
The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years old. It is mandatory for children aged 2 to 8 to wear inflatable armbands while in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that only two (2) children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian.

INTO THE GLACIER
Visitors get the rare opportunity to explore a manmade ice tunnel in one of Iceland’s massive glaciers, Langjökull. Travellers are driven onto the glacier by a customised truck, fitted with crampons and led into the ice, where one can see crevices, touch the tunnel walls and learn facts about glaciers on informational signs.

MIDNIGHT SUN, DAYLIGHT HOURS & WEATHER CONDITIONS
Please be advised that while long, bright nights last for around 3 months of the summer season, the midnight sun occurs in Reykjavik between 16-29 of June when the sun sets after midnight. For more 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 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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