South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights - 7 days


This is a 7 days private tour to visit some of the best known sites in Iceland with knowledgeable and experienced driver. In the evenings you will head out for the hunt of the magical and stunning northern lights. If you want to make most out of your stay in Iceland, this tour will fulfill all the criteria.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.

Overview

Map for South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights - 7 days tour
  • Duration:7 days / 6 nights
  • By Car km/mi:1025
  • Season:September 20 to March 25
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:565680 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT07

Not Included

  • Optional Activities
  • Blue Lagoon admission fee

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - ReykjavÝk City - Northern Lights Center



As you arrive, our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your accommodation in ReykjavÝk. Enjoy the rest of your day in ReykjavÝk, consult your driver for the various things to do and see in ReykjavÝk. Visit the Aurora ReykjavÝk Northern Lights Centre to get to know better the Northern Lights before leaving ReykjavÝk. (Entrance fee included).

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. The Scenic South Coast and the Northern Lights



In the morning you will be picked up by your guide and your adventure will begin. The first visit will be Hverager­i, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. Next you will visit two astonishing waterfalls ľ Seljalandsfoss and Skˇgafoss. Seljalandsfoss is unique, as you can take a walk behind the waterfall. Skˇgafoss is an impressive waterfall with two majestic glaciers towering above it, one of them is the infamous Eyjafjallaj÷kull. Underneath the glacier is a volcano that erupted last 2010 and caused a huge disturbance in air traffic in both Europe and America. You will also visit the black beach at Reynisdrangar and a small, charming town of VÝk. On the way to KirkjubŠjarklaustur town you will cross the Mřrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun ľ the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in a historical time. Then you will visit the Fja­rarßrglj˙fur Canyon and the Kirkjugˇlfi­ (The Church floor) ľ a protected natural monument. 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:
Selfoss Town
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skˇgafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallaj÷kull Glacier
VÝk Town
Fja­rßrglj˙fur Canion
KirkjubŠjarklaustur Town


Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk

Overnight:
KirkjubŠjarklaustur area


Day 3. Skaftafell National Park and the Glacier Lagoon



Before you will reach Skaftafell National Park, you will cross Skei­arßrsandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnaj÷kull Glacier. Vatnaj÷kull glacier is the largest glacier in Europe. At the roots of Vatnaj÷kull you will visit Skaftafell, tranquil oasis with rugged natural beauty. Your guide will tell you about the most interesting spots in the park, one of them is the elegant Svartifoss waterfall. Skaftafell is truly a paradise of shortern and longer hiking trails. After you exploring the beauty of the national park, you will head to J÷kulsßrlˇn glacier lagoon, which is considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon towards the sea. After all the sightseeing you will head back to KirkjubŠjarklaustur area for an overnight stay. Your guide will let you know if there is a chance of spotting the northern lights in the evening.

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

Overnight:
KirkjubŠjarklaustur area


Day 4. A Leisurely Day



Today is rather easy day, as you will drive back to Hella area. Consult your guide about re-visiting some of the places you had seen. You might want to visit Skˇgar museum or relax in a geothermal pool with hot tubs and steam baths at Hella town. In the evening, if the weather conditions are right, you will head out for the hunt of northern lights.

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 5. Volcanic Crater - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall - Ůingvellir National Park



After the breakfast your adventure will continue inland where you will stop by the impressive Keri­ Volcanic Crater and then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. Next you will head to Geysir geothermal area, where you will see various hot springs as well as Geysir and Strokkur geysers. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up every few minutes and is a magnificent sight not to be missed. Only a short distance from the geothermal area you will find Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall, one of the largest and impressive waterfalls in Iceland. You will then 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. As you come back to ReykjavÝk, your guide will tell you about the weather conditions and possibilities of northern lights tonight.

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

Overnight:
ReykjavÝk city


Day 6. The Blue Lagoon



It┤s time to relax and visit the world famous Blue Lagoon and bathe in the mineral rich waters. Various massages and spa treatments are available there as well as the cafÚ and famous Lava restaurant. If the weather and road conditions allow, you will take a scenic road to Blue Lagoon and visit the mysterious Lake Kleifarvatn and KrřsuvÝk geothermal area.

Highlights:
The Blue Lagoon

Optional Extra:
The Blue Lagoon Spa

Overnight:
ReykjavÝk city


Day 7. Departure



Our driver will drive you from ReykjavÝk to the airport.



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 can be customized to your specifications and needs, so if you have any special requests, please donĺt hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you arrange the perfect Icelandic vacation.

This tour is also available as a self drive tour: RT10 - South Coast - Golden Circle - Northern Lights - 7 days

Be Inspired by Iceland
*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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