South Iceland, Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon - 6 days


This private guided tour offers all the same magical attractions as on RT06 as well as the deserted floodplains of Mřrdalssandur, the stunning paradise Skaftafell and the breath taking glacier lagoon. Spend two nights in the country-side and three in ReykjavÝk and get the best of both worlds guided by an experienced driver guide in a comfortable vehicle.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.

Overview

Map for South Iceland, Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon - 6 days tour
  • Duration:6 days / 5 nights
  • By Car km/mi:1040
  • Season:All year
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:450655 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT04

Not Included

  • Optional Activities
  • Blue Lagoon admission fee

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - ReykjavÝk City


Our driver will meet you at the airport as you arrive and drive you to your accommodation in ReykjavÝk. ReykjavÝk offers great variety of fun things to do: consult your driver and enjoy the rest of your day in the capital city of Iceland.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city


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



You will be picked up by your guide in the morning and you will begin your Icelandic adventure. The first stop of the day will be Hverager­i, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. As you will continue to the South Coast you will pass the infamous Eyjafjallaj÷kull Glacier and a volcano that last erupted in 2010. You will stop at two inspiring waterfalls ľ Seljalandsfoss and Skˇgafoss. During the summer time you can take a walk behind the falls of Seljalandsfoss. Your journey will continue to the Dyrhˇlaey Headland, a natural reserve where many seabirds nest in the summer and the spectacular black beach at the Reynisdrangar Pinnacles on your way to the charming town of Vik, the southernmost town in the country. More stops are about to come across the Mřrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time: town of KirkjubŠjarklaustur, Fja­rßrglj˙fur Canyon and the Kirkjugˇlfi­ (the Church Floor). The Church floor is a protected natural monument of basalt columns that have been eroded and shaped by water and wind, however they do like man-made.

Highlights:
Hverager­i Town
Selfoss Town
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skˇgafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallaj÷kull Glacier
VÝk Town
Fja­rßrglj˙fur Canion
Kirkjugˇlf - The Church Floor
KirkjubŠjarklaustur Town


Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk


Day 3. Skaftafell National Park - Glacial Lagoon



Today you will continue across Skeidarßrsandur, 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. The first stop will be the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis at the foot of the glacier that is famous for its tranquil, but rugged natural beauty. Your guide will show you some of the most popular sites in the National Park. This is a perfect place for calm and easy hikes. After the National Park you head to J÷kulsarlˇn Glacial Lagoon, considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where large icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. You might even spot some seals in the lagoon. After the scenic adventures you will head back to Hella town and have a good night rest.

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

Optional Extra:
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour


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



It┤s time to head inland and stop at the impressive Keri­ Volcanic Crater, then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. You will then continue on to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur Geysers. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up every few minutes. Only short distance from the Geysir Geothermal Area you will find the majestic Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. After Gullfoss you will be heading 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 mysteriously beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Then you will be heading across Mosfellshei­i Heath back to ReykjavÝk.

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


Day 5. Reykjanes Peninsula - Lunar Landscapes - The Blue Lagoon



Once again you will be picked up by your guide in the morning and this time you will head to explore Reykjanes Peninsula. You will stop at some truly stunning places, such as Lake Kleifarvatn and KrřsuvÝk Geothermal area. You will visit the small fishing town GrindavÝk before heading to the Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon CafÚ. It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland. After the relaxation you will be heading back to ReykjavÝk.

Highlights:
Lake Kleifarvatn
KrřsuvÝk Geothermal Area
GrindavÝk Town
The Blue Lagoon

Optional Extra:
The Blue Lagoon Spa


Day 6. Departure



On the day of departure your driver will drive you to from ReykjavÝk to the airport. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you still have time to do some shopping or catch any of the ReykjavÝk sites 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.

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: RT07 - South Iceland, Skaftafell and Glacier Lagoon - 6

*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:
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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