South Coast and Highlands Adventure - 7 days


This adventurous private guided tour takes you to the south coast of Iceland as well as the highlands accessible from there. Visit the unique Landmannalaugar area, where you can take a dip in natural geothermal water and the Lakagígar crater area with magnificent volcanic scenery. On top of this you will also visit all the major attractions along the south coast – majestic waterfalls, black beaches, geysers and breathtaking landscapes. The best thing about all this – you do not have to worry about the driving. Your experienced driver guide will take you on this private tour in a comfortable jeep. This is rather fast pace tour, but still an excellent one for those who do not mind long days.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.

Overview

Map for South Coast and Highlands Adventure - 7 days tour
  • Duration:7 days / 6 nights
  • By Car km/mi:1110
  • Season:June 30 to September 25
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:739343 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT05

Not Included

  • Optional Activities
  • Blue Lagoon admission fee

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival and Reykjavík City



Following your arrival, our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Enjoy the rest of the day in Reykjavík. Consult your driver for the variety if things to do and see in the capital of Iceland.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city


Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall



In the morning you will be picked up by your guide and the adventure can start. First stop will be the Ţingvellir National Park, a place accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Ţingvellir National Park is a historic site as the Icelandic parliament was established here in 930. Ţingvellir is also hauntingly beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes on the spot where two continental plates meet creating a fascinating rift valley. From Ţingvellir you will continue to the Geyser geothermal area, where you will have chance to explore the geysers and hot springs. One of the geysers sprouts boiling hot water 15-20 meters in the air every 8 minutes or so in a majestic display so make sure you stick around for the show. A short distance from Geysir you will find Gullfoss, also known as The Golden Waterfall, which is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. As you will be heading down for South Coast after your visit to Gullfoss, you will also have a stop at Keriđ volcano crater. A beautiful crater with a pond at the bottom of it. After all the sightseeing you will head to Hella area for an overnight stay.

Highlights:
Ţingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Keriđ Crater
Faxi Waterfall

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 3. The Scenic South and Lakagígar



The South Shore of Iceland is simply astonishing drive with stunning scenery, you will feel lucky that you don´t need to drive and you can just relax and enjoy the views. You will stop at two amazing waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. During the summer months it is possible to walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. As you will be heading to town of Vík, on the way you will stop at Reynisfjara black beach and Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve. Onwards over the floodplains of Mýrdalssandur you will head to the highland track leading to the spectacular Lakagígar Craters, named after Mt. Laki, and located in an eruption fissure that is 25 kilometres long. The craters were formed in an eruption lasting five months and issuing the greatest volume of lava and volcanic material ever in a single eruption; it took place in 1783 and is known to be amongst the most catastrophic volcanic events in human history. The road to Laki is rough terrain mountain road, however the rewarding scenery at the end makes up for the bumpy ride. Here are few wild and rugged natural wonders that equal the beauty of the Laki area. The enormous lava field is now covered with green moss, but the volcanic debris and colourful craters provide the Laki area with a grim, natural beauty.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Vík Town
Reynisfjara Beach
Lakagígar
Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town

Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklausut area


Day 4. Skaftafell and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon



Today you will continue your journey by the roots of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe, to the tranquil paradise – Skaftafell National Park. Skaftafell contains numerous breathtaking hiking trails and your guide will advise you about the most interesting things to see here, such as the elegant Svartifoss waterfall. After the exploration of the National Park you will continue east to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, here gigantic icebergs the size of houses float around and slowly drift towards the sea. After the amazing glacial lagoon you will head back to Kirkjubćjarklaustur area for an overnight stay.

Highlights:
Skaftafell
Svartifoss Waterfall
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Optional Extra:
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 5. Landmannalaugar Highland Adventure



Your experienced driver guide will take you yet again onto mountain trails to Landmannalaugar. The Fjallabak route is one of the most scenic highland roads in Iceland. After the stop at Ófćrufoss Waterfall you will then continue to the colourful settings of Landmannalaugar The magnificent scenery in Landmannlaugar is a mixture of the colourful Rhyolite mountains, black lava fields, yellow and green moss, and hot springs. One of Iceland’s most famous natural pools is located in Landmannalaugar, ideal for a relaxing bath after hiking and exploring this highland pearl. The area is an absolute paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Heading back from Landmannalaugar you will pass lake Frostastađavatn, nesting under colorful mountain hills and craters. A pit stop by Landmannahellir Cave before continuing on this scenic desolate route back to your accommodation at Hella.

Highlights:
Eldgjá Canyon
Hekla Volcano
Ófćrufoss Waterfall
Landmannalaugar
Landmannahellir Cave

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 6. Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon



Today you will have a trip to the lunar-like landscapes of Reykjanes peninsula. You will visit the mysterious Lake Kleifarvatn as well as the Krýsuvík Geothermal area, where you will see the raw power of the Mother Earth. After a short exploration of Grindavík town you will head to the world famous Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters; it's a great place to collect your thoughts after days of exploring Iceland.

Highlights:
Lake Kleifarvatn
Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
Grindavík Town
The Blue Lagoon

Optional Extra:
The Blue Lagoon Spa


Overnight:
Reykjavík city


Day 7. Departure


Our driver will drive you from Reykjavík to the airport. In case you have an afternoon or evening flight, you still have time to do some shopping or catch any of Reykjavík sites that you might have missed.



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.

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 don’t 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: RT09 - South Coast and Highland Adventure - 7 days

*FAQ*

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:
• Time of the year you plan on visiting
• Number of people traveling together
• Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation)
• 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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