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    5 days - Small Group Summer tour of South Iceland and Reykjavik

    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 with only 16 fellow travellers.

    This tour is a fantastic introduction into Iceland’s volcanoes and glaciers. 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 Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and learn about our volcanoes at the LAVA Centre.

    Highlights include

    • Visit the “must-see” wonders like the Golden Circle, Skogafoss waterfall, black sand beaches and the Glacier Lagoon.
    • Sail among the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon.
    • Learn about Iceland’s unique geology at the LAVA Centre.
    • Discover the breathtakingly beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajokull National Park.
    • Enjoy local experiences such as a visit to a geothermal park and a visit to an Icelandic farm.
    Day 1
    Arrive Reykjavík
    Day 2
    Waterfalls and Black Sand Beaches
    Day 3
    Vatnajokull National Park and the Glacier Lagoon
    Day 4
    Farm Visit and the Classic Golden Circle
    Day 5
    Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice
    Start/End Place
    Reykjavik, Iceland tours
    Country Visited
    Iceland tours
    Duration
    5 Days
    Group Size
    3 - 16
    Type
    Touring
    Suitability
    Easy fully escorted, all inclusive coach tour suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    50DN1065

    Details

    Transportation

    Motor coach

    Included
    • One private arrival transfer from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik (all members of your party need to arrive together)
    • Semi-private departure transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport
    • Guided mini-bus tour from day 2 to day 4
    • Professional English-speaking local driver-guide from day 2 to day 4
    • Free Wi-Fi on board tour vehicle
    • Accommodation 4 nights in a standard room with facilities
    • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
    • 2 local-cuisine dinners in the countryside
    • Visit to the Hveragerdi Geothermal Park (Day 2)
    • Entrance to the LAVA Centre (Day 2)
    • Guided boat tour on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon (Day 3)
    • Visit to a family farm
    • Taxes and service fees
    • 24-hour assistance while you are in Iceland
    Not Included
    • Breakfast on arrival day
    • International airfare
    • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
    • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
    • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
    • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
    • Guaranteed late check-out
    • Any service not specifically listed under “Included”

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavík

    On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed and driven to your accommodation in Reykjavík.

    If you are arriving earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We’d be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a great way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city centre, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café.

    Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

    Accommodation
    Center Hotel Miðgarður - Miðgarður by Center Hotels caps one end of the city’s main shopping street. Built in a u-shaped form around a secluded outdoor garden. Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar celebrates local produce and local talent, with live music every Thursday night. Visit the hotel spa and enjoy the outdoor hot tub for some pure Icelandic bliss.

    Day 2 - Waterfalls and Black Sand Beaches

    Breakfast at your hotel. Today, you’ll tour along the South Shore, a region of volcanic mountains and waterfalls. You’ll get a taste of how Icelanders have harnessed volcanic energy with a visit to the geothermal park in the town of Hveragerdi. Your group will boil eggs in a hot spring and taste fresh rye bread that has baked overnight in geothermal steam. Next you’ll drive through scenic farmlands to Hvolsvollur town. There you’ll discover more about volcanoes and earthquakes with a visit to the LAVA Center’s interactive exhibits.

    Your 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 (197 ft) free-falling Skogafoss waterfall known from Iceland travel blogs. Journey past the beautiful Eyjafjoll mountain range, including Eyjafjallajokull volcano towards volcanic black sand beaches. One of these beaches is Reynisfjara, known for its black volcanic sands, smooth pebbles, and unique rock formations.

    Dinner and overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Magma Hotel

    Day 3 - Vatnajokull National Park and the Glacier Lagoon

    Breakfast at your hotel. Today’s drive takes you to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions. The incredible views start with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where you will enjoy a morning guided amphibian boat tour among the floating icebergs. Near the Glacier Lagoon the Diamond Beach awaits, where you will see chunks of sparkling ice dotting the black sands like diamonds.

    Next, your group will head to the smaller (but no less scenic) Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a great location for a lunch break. (Lunch is not included, but there are food options in the area.) Continue to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named after Iceland’s largest glacier.

    On your way back to the hotel your group will stop at Dverghamrar, a small but impressive canyon full of unusual hexagonal basalt columns. (Make sure the camera is ready!)

    Dinner and overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Magma Hotel

    Day 4 - Farm Visit and the Classic Golden Circle

    Breakfast at your hotel. Today the journey takes you back along the south coast. The route may be the same, but you’ll find the views from this direction are very different. Along the way, you’ll will stop at a local farm, where you’ll learn about daily life at an Icelandic farm. Meet the family and some of their farm animals, including horses, sheep, goats, chickens, cats and the family dog.

    No trip to Iceland is complete without the Golden Circle, so your group will head to this area with some of Iceland’s best-known natural sites. Your first stop is the picture perfect two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, where you can see the water thrash and tumble before falling meters below into a canyon.

    Next, you will visit the nearby Geysir area and explore the bubbling mud pots and spouting Strokkur geyser, which erupts steam and boiling water high into the air every few minutes.

    End your day with a visit to Thingvellir National Park. This beautiful volcanic plain is the heart and soul of Iceland. The Viking settlers founded a national parliament here in the 10th century, creating Iceland as an independent nation. Thingvellir is also where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, giving you that rare chance to walk between two continents.

    After this exciting day, head back to Reykjavik, where your driver-guide bids you farewell. The evening is open for your own activities.

    Overnight in Reykjavik.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Center Hotel Midgardur

    Day 5 - Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice

    Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight.

    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).

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, twin share (double room).

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    3 May 2023
    7 May 2023
    3 May 2023
    7 May 2023
    EUR 2,026
    Available
    Standard
    3 May 2023
    7 May 2023
    3 May 2023
    7 May 2023
    EUR 475
    Available
    Extra for Single
    10 May 2023
    14 May 2023
    10 May 2023
    14 May 2023
    EUR 2,026
    Available
    Standard
    10 May 2023
    14 May 2023
    10 May 2023
    14 May 2023
    EUR 475
    Available
    Extra for Single
    17 May 2023
    21 May 2023
    17 May 2023
    21 May 2023
    EUR 2,026
    Available
    Standard
    17 May 2023
    21 May 2023
    17 May 2023
    21 May 2023
    EUR 475
    Available
    Extra for Single
    24 May 2023
    28 May 2023
    24 May 2023
    28 May 2023
    EUR 2,026
    Available
    Standard
    24 May 2023
    28 May 2023
    24 May 2023
    28 May 2023
    EUR 475
    Available
    Extra for Single
    7 Jun 2023
    11 Jun 2023
    7 Jun 2023
    11 Jun 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    7 Jun 2023
    11 Jun 2023
    7 Jun 2023
    11 Jun 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    21 Jun 2023
    25 Jun 2023
    21 Jun 2023
    25 Jun 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    21 Jun 2023
    25 Jun 2023
    21 Jun 2023
    25 Jun 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    28 Jun 2023
    2 Jul 2023
    28 Jun 2023
    2 Jul 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    28 Jun 2023
    2 Jul 2023
    28 Jun 2023
    2 Jul 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    5 Jul 2023
    9 Jul 2023
    5 Jul 2023
    9 Jul 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    5 Jul 2023
    9 Jul 2023
    5 Jul 2023
    9 Jul 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    12 Jul 2023
    16 Jul 2023
    12 Jul 2023
    16 Jul 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    12 Jul 2023
    16 Jul 2023
    12 Jul 2023
    16 Jul 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    19 Jul 2023
    23 Jul 2023
    19 Jul 2023
    23 Jul 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    19 Jul 2023
    23 Jul 2023
    19 Jul 2023
    23 Jul 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    26 Jul 2023
    30 Jul 2023
    26 Jul 2023
    30 Jul 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    26 Jul 2023
    30 Jul 2023
    26 Jul 2023
    30 Jul 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    2 Aug 2023
    6 Aug 2023
    2 Aug 2023
    6 Aug 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    9 Aug 2023
    13 Aug 2023
    9 Aug 2023
    13 Aug 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    9 Aug 2023
    13 Aug 2023
    9 Aug 2023
    13 Aug 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    16 Aug 2023
    20 Aug 2023
    16 Aug 2023
    20 Aug 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    16 Aug 2023
    20 Aug 2023
    16 Aug 2023
    20 Aug 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single
    30 Aug 2023
    3 Sep 2023
    30 Aug 2023
    3 Sep 2023
    EUR 2,157
    Available
    Standard
    30 Aug 2023
    3 Sep 2023
    30 Aug 2023
    3 Sep 2023
    EUR 650
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    This tour stays in comfortable hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality class hotels.

    We support Icelandic nature! As part of our pledge to preserve Iceland’s fragile nature, these escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolviður, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF).

    Minimum age for children on this tour is 12 years.

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