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Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell National Park
Explore mind-blowing places by day and in the evening, if the forecast is good, you can spend your free time enjoying the Icelandic northern lights, hopefully, their glorious colors will swirl across the sky.
Taking off from Reykjavík early in the morning we begin with the sights of West Iceland including the dramatic Hraunfossar waterfall, where the water cascades out through the black lava in a graceful wide arc. Also on the agenda is Reykholt and Snorralaug, the pool where the historian and saga writer, Snorri Sturluson is reputed to have bathed. The night is spent at a hotel on the Snæfellsness peninsula. Snæfellsness has a tremendous diversity of scenery, everything from the craggy sharp inlets and cliffs to the glistening glacier, jagged-toothed mountains, soft farmlands, and quaint towns and fishing villages. Go caving in an ancient lava tube, hike to a black pebble beach with the most stunning cliff formations, visit Kirkjufell, a favorite of photographers and so much more. Your hotel will be in the Reykjavík area.
The delights of the Golden Circle: Þingvellir, site of Iceland´s historic parliament, Alþingi, and one of the most geologically amazing places in the world. Visit Gullfoss, a truly majestic waterfall, and Geysir where you will witness Stokkur, spouting magnificent jets of steam upwards every few minutes. See Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and far more along the south coast including the black sand beach at Reynisfjara. You will spend the night at a country hotel near Vík. Tomorrow is a glacier day! You will explore a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Our certified guide will lead through and share some fascinating information about these icy labyrinths. Next, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, you will be astonished by the amazingly shaped icebergs, many of them displaying startling shades of blue. Then for the Diamond Beach, to see, in the mystical light of twilight, sparkling ice-monoliths on the black sand beach. The night will be spent at a hotel at Skaftafell.
On your final day, you go on a never to be forgotten glacier hike. An hour of power on the ice, your little group, a glacier guide and the forces of nature which created this white majesty. On the way back to Reykjavík there are more sights to be seen along the south coast. Return to the city is between 20:00 and 23:00
Hop on a comfortable minibus with a friendly and experienced guide and a small group on a 3-day excursion with us to explore the most famous locations in the Golden Circle and the South Coast.
In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous Geysir and the geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall, Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You’ll also be taken to with our local favorites to see the impressive Kerið crater and visit a traditional dairy farm where you’ll try ice cream, free of charge.
On the second and third day, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave in it. If nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.
Even with just a short stopover in Iceland, you can experience some unforgettable natural wonders on the Iceland Highlights road trip. Amidst snow-capped black lava soak in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Then tour the sites of the famous Golden Circle the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, two-tiered waterfall Gullfoss (Golden Falls) and the awe-inspiring eruptions of Strokkur in a field of geysers and hot springs, before exploring the volcanic landscape of Iceland‘s south shore. Of course, the northern lights may also make an appearance if you are traveling between September and early April.
Enjoy an itinerary that‘s great whenever you come to Iceland!
Winter: Search for the unforgettable northern lights.
Summer: Iceland’s long daylight hours give plenty of time to pack your day with experiences and activities.
Experience a week of natural wonders on beautiful south Iceland, the perfect setting for waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches. From rushing rivers to jagged cliffs and glistening glaciers, Iceland‘s landscape of extreme contrasts provides the perfect backdrop for this adventurous road trip.
Challenge the mighty forces of nature with a string of optional activities such as mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Best of all, our recommended options are great for beginners; you can learn a fun new activity in amazing, picture-perfect landscapes!
Customize your Adventure: We’ve suggested a variety of unforgettable adventures you can add to each day. Whether it’s by land or by water (or even ice), we’ve got an activity (or two or three) we’re sure you’ll like.
Discover the unforgettable hidden powers that helped shape Iceland on this best-selling tour! Experience first-hand the island’s natural wonders such as Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, the Glacial Lagoon/Diamond Beach, Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, and the Blue Lagoon. Several overnights are in excellent locations for northern lights hunting.
Experience the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of Iceland’s uninhabited interior. With an especially 4x4 mountain coach, travel off the beaten track through the untamed highlands of Iceland, highlighted by the multi-colored mountains of the Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve and the barren black sands of Sprengisandur. When combined with other major attractions such as the Geysir geothermal area, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, and Dettifoss waterfall, this tour is sure to conquer the hearts of all first-time visitors, as well as those who have been here before.
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