This 6 days itinerary includes all the most interesting sights of South Icleand. You will visit amazing waterfalls, glaciers, lagoons and much more!
For extreme adventurers and adrenaline enthusiasts, riding snowmobiles across Iceland's snow white surfaces and glaciers is a perfect experience, no matter which season you decide to visit. Snowmobile trips provide an excellent opportunity to experience the impressive, breathtaking views that can be seen from the tips of the glaciers without any special physical effort.
The main attraction in the lagoon area and one of the most unique and certainly the best ways to see Jökulsárlón is to take a cruise in an amphibious boat that sails between the icebergs.
The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: "Bláa lónið") - the world's most famous geothermal spa and one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Blue Lagoon was selected one of the 10 top spas in the world.
This 6 days itinerary includes all the most interesting sights of South Icleand. You will visit amazing waterfalls, glaciers, lagoons and much more! The itinerary includes also the Golden Circle and the famous Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon.
Route Length : 960 km. (Nearly)
Season: All Year Round
Car pick-up at the airport. The rest of the day and night will be spent here in Reykjavik.
You get to visit the beautiful South Coast of Iceland. Start you tour towards the outskirts of the city in your rental car. The tour cuts across the Hellisheiði plateau, a place of numerous geothermal activities. Owing to this, lots of boreholes have been drilled to harness the steam from underground for production of electricity. You can spend some time at the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power plant where you can learn lots of stuff about geothermal energy, one of the cleanest sources of energy. Just after the Hellisheiði plateau is Hveragerði, a small town where water from natural hot springs is used in horticultural farming. The hot water is used to heat greenhouses that produce flowers and vegetables. As you proceed you will come across the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. If you are lucky to be visiting in summer you can walk behind the waterfalls, an experience of a lifetime. You can get to spot the amazing glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, towering above. Sandwiched between the two glaciers is a mountain ridge, Fimmvörðuháls which erupted in March of 2010, an eruption that lasted for two weeks. Soon after this another bigger eruption started underneath Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, lasting till late into May of the same year. Another beautiful waterfall is the Skógafoss, just close to where the folk museum, Skógar, is located. Snowmobiling activities and Glacier walks van be done at Glacier Solheimajokull.
Further down the route Dyrhólaey a natural reserve that is a nesting colony of lots of species of seabirds. From this point heading towards the coastline expect to come across Eldhraun, the world’s largest lava field ever. There is also a small village, Kirkjubaejarklaustur which hosts Kirkjugólfið, a protected natural monument. The name of the monuments translates to “the Church Floor.” At the southernmost part of the island is Vik, a small town but with a lot to offer for tourists. This is a driving distance of 280 kilometers.
Today's main sites: Waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss - Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve - Village Vik - Reynishverfi Beach.
Optional activities: Snowmobile tour on the Mýrdalsjökull
Visit Skaftafell National Park spectacularly and unusually located between glacier and sand. One of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, the Grímsvötn is located here at Skaftafell. The volcano erupted as recent as May 2011, breaking the ice cover provided by Vatnajökull Glacier resultantly splashing volcanic ash into the air. The national park has a visitors’ Centre where you can learn a lot on the history of Iceland, its volcanoes and glaciers, and lots of historical geological and climatic occurrences and catastrophes such as the floods that occurred in the region in 1996. The Skaftafell region offers a lot of interesting hiking trails, one of which takes you to Svartifoss, a waterfall surrounded by basalt rock formations and no doubt one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. The route passes through Skeidarársandur, a vast area of black sand which was washed downstream by glacial rivers. Boat tours are available on the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The night can be spent at Hella area. This is a total driving distance of 320 kilometers.
Go on a tour on the Great Golden Circle. Just as you head inland from Selfoss, you can see the Kerið volcanic crater. Immediately after this, located quite a distance from the road, is the Faxi waterfall. On this road is the Geysir area, a land of numerous hot springs including Stokkur, popular for its very frequent spouts which come in intervals of few minutes. Iceland’s largest waterfall, the Gullfoss is located just a little distance further inland from the Geyser area. From here you can head back to the Þingvellir National Park, a region of much historical and geological importance, other than of course being a place of natural beauty. The fissures and faults at the region are an indication of drifting apart of the earth’s crust. This is also where the ancient Icelandic parliament, the Þing, was founded. From here you can drive to Reykjavik and spend there. This tour of the Golden Circle covers a driving distance of 210 kilometers.
You can make a trip to the Reykjanes peninsula and later to the Blue Lagoon. At the Blue Lagoon you can enjoy a bath that is out of this world, so refreshing you will never forget. Tickets for the Blue Lagoon should be booked in advance, advisably, We will help you! On your way to the Blue Lagoon you can visit Lake Kleifarvatn and Krísuvík geothermal area. After enjoying the refreshing bath, take your car back to Reykjavik and spend your night at your hotel. This day tour covers a mere 150 kilometers, meaning you spend more time at the lagoon.
You will drop-off the car at the airport (same time as pick-up).
This 6 days itinerary includes all the most interesting sights of South Icleand. You will visit amaz...
All of our tours include high quality accommodation! – Accommodation levels are divided into three categories: budget, comfort and quality. Great variety of suppliers who work with us all over Iceland allow us to find for you the best accommodation available in each category.
Rooms with private bathroom (shower and/or bathtub and toilet). This category includes the best hotels available in each area. All hotels provide breakfast which is included in the price,
Address: Silfurtorgi 2, 400 Ísafjörður
Address: Olnbogaás, 660 Mývatn
Address: SIGTÚN 38, 105 REYKJAVÍK
Address: 310 Borgarnes
Address: Ránarslóð, 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Address: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri, Thingvallastraeti 23, 600 Akureyri
Address: Borgarbraut, Stykkishólmur
Rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). This category includes hotels, guest houses and farms with high tourist class. Breakfast is included.
Address: Sudurlandsbraut 12 108 Reykjavik
Address: Gullfoss, Iceland.
Address: 320 Reykholt
Address: Aðalstræti 100, 450 Patreksfjörður
Address: 531 Hvammstangi, Iceland
Address: Tjarnarbraut 25, 700 Egilsstadir
Address: Geislagata, 600 Akureyri
Rooms with shared bathroom, which are often in the corridor or on the same floor. This category includes hotels, guest houses and farmhouses. In some rooms there is a sink in the room. Breakfast is included. Outside Reykjavik, in more remote areas, most of the places in this category offer dinner for an additional fee.
Address: Skúlagata 21, 310 Borgarnes - Iceland
Address: Laugar in Saelingsdalur, 371 Búðardalur
Address: Þórsgata 26, 101 Reykjavík
Address: Breiðavík / Látrabjarg - 451 Patreksfjörður