Golden Circle, South Coast and Northern Lights - 6 days


This private 6 day tour visits all the major attractions in South Iceland as well as the famous Golden Circle rout with geysers, the golden waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. We also go on a hunt for the illusive northern lights. This tour is guided by a knowledgeable driver guide in a comfortable vehicle.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.

Overview

Map for Golden Circle, South Coast and Northern Lights - 6 days tour
  • Duration:6 days / 5 nights
  • By Car km/mi:1025
  • Season:September 20 to March 25
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:450048 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT09

Not Included

  • Optional Activities
  • Blue Lagoon admission

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - ReykjavÝk City - Northern Lights Hunt



As you arrive at the airport our driver will meet you there and take you to your accommodation in ReykjavÝk. Spend the rest of the day exploring ReykjavÝk. Consult your driver for the various things to see and do in the capital of Iceland. We recommend you to visit the Northern Lights Centre in ReykjavÝk to learn more about the phenomenon of northern lights.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Stunning Waterfalls - Black Beaches - Glaciers and Volcanoes



Your personal guide will pick you up in the morning and you will start your Icelandic adventure. The first stop is Hverager­i, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. Next you will stop at two majestic waterfalls ľ Seljalandsfoss and Skˇgafoss. Depending on weather conditions it is possible to walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall. As you visit the waterfalls you will pass the infamous Eyjafjallaj÷kull Glacier and a volcano that last erupted in 2010. On your way to the small town of VÝk you will visit the stunning black lava beach with Reynisdrangar Pinnacles. As you continue further east, you will visit the impressive Fja­rßrglj˙fur Canyon and Kirkjugˇlfi­ (The Church floor) - a protected natural monument just east of KirkjubŠjarklaustur. Kirkjugˇlfi­'s basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water, but they look man-made. In the evening, if the weather conditions allow, you can head out on a hunt for northern lights on your own. Ask your guide to provide you with northern lights forecast information.

Highlights:
Hverager­i Town
Selfoss Town
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skˇgafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallaj÷kull Glacier
VÝk Town
Fja­rßrglj˙fur Canyon
KirkjubŠjarklaustur Town

Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk

Overnight:
KirkjubŠjarklaustur area


Day 3. Skaftafell National Park - J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon



Today you will continue further east across Skei­arßrsandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnaj÷kull Glacier, the largest in Europe, and the place where a sub-glacial eruption took place in the GrÝmsv÷tn Volcano, beneath Vatnaj÷kull Icecap in 2011. The powerful eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the glacier and began spewing ash into the air in a magnificent display. You will visit Skaftafell National Park, a tranquil paradise at the foot of Vatnaj÷kull Glacier. Your guide will show you some of the most interesting sites at the park, such as the picturesque Svartifoss waterfall. After exploring Skaftafell you will head to J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacial Lagoon which is considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. After all the sightseeing you will head back to Hella area for an overnight stay. Your guide will let you know in the evening if the conditions are right for a Northern Lights hunt.

Highlights:
Vatnaj÷kull Glacier
Skaftafell
J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 4. Volcanic Crater - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall - Ůingvellir National Park



You will head inland for the famous Golden Circle route, first stopping at the impressive Keri­ Volcanic Crater, then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. Your next stop will be the Geysir Geothermal area with various kinds of hot springs and the famous geysers Strokkur and Geysir. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up in the air every few minutes. Only a short distance from the Geysir geothermal area you will find the majestic and impressive Gullfoss, also known as The Golden Waterfall, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. Next you will continue to Ůingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. It is located on the spot where two continental plates meet creating a fascinating rift valley. Ůingvellir is hauntingly beautiful, despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Then, across the Mosfellshei­i Heath head back to ReykjavÝk.

Highlights:
Keri­ Crater
Faxi Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Ůingvellir National Park

Overnight:
ReykjavÝk city


Day 5. The Blue Lagoon and a Northern Lights Search



Today you will enjoy the journey to the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula to visit the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing bath. If the weather and road conditions allow, you will also visit some of the highlights of Reykjanes, such as the mysterious Lake Kleifarvatn and the colourful KrřsuvÝk Geothermal area. After a relaxing day you will head back to ReykjavÝk, and once again your guide will advise you about the conditions to see the northern lights.

Highlights:
The Blue Lagoon

Optional Extra:
The Blue Lagoon Spa

Overnight:
ReykjavÝk city


Day 6. Departure



Our driver will drive you from ReykjavÝk to the airport. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you still have chance to catch any of ReykjavÝk sites that you might have missed when you arrived.



Accommodation

Comfort Accommodation
Comfort Accommodation


Private rooms with private WC facilities and shower/bath in hotels or well appointed guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Economy Accommodation
Economy Accommodation


Private rooms with shared WC facilities and shower in guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Quality Accommodation
Quality Accommodation


Rooms in the highest quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds.In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Other Information

The prices are based on max 4 persons. For groups larger than 4 persons, please contact us via email.

This tour is also available as a self drive tour: RT12 - Golden Circle, South Coast and Northern Lights - 6 days

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*FAQ*

When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?
The Northern Lights are clearly visible between 20. September ľ 25. March in Iceland. The northern lights are only visible during winter due to the darkness and sightings are very weather dependent and clear skies are essential to see them. The prime conditions to see them are clear skies and away from the city lights.

Where to eat during the tour?
In the small towns around Iceland you will find restaurants, bakeries and cafes where you can get something to eat. If you are going to the highlands we recommend purchasing something to take with you as there are very limited options for meals in the remote highland areas. Discuss with your guide about the places to stop for lunch or dinner.

Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden charges or fees you should be aware of. Note that meals other than breakfast are not included.

Do hotels and guesthouses offer Wi-Fi internet connection?
Most hotels and guesthouses in Iceland do provide free access to Wi-Fi internet. Some hotels and guesthouses do charge a small fee for access to the internet.

How do I book and what is the process?
There are several factors that determine the tour price:
Ľ Time of the year you plan on visiting
Ľ Number of people traveling together
Ľ Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation)
Ľ Optional Activities (Various optional activities are available with each trip)

There is a special Price Calculator button with every private guided tour where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation, number of people and your arrival date. The Price Calculator will calculate and display the price according to your specifications. This way you can see how different choices in accommodation types and optional activities affect the price of the package. Once you are confident about your trip selection proceed to press the book now tab. Here you will fill in the required information and proceed through the booking process.We require a 15% deposit at the time of booking. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.Once a booking is made an automatic e-mail is sent informing you that the order has been replaced and is currently being processed by the IcelandRoadtrip.com team. When the processing of you booking is finalized and travel documents are ready you will be contacted by one of our teammates with further details.

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