South Iceland, Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon 7 days


This 7 days tour visits all the same sites as tours RT07 and RT06 with one additional destination. This destination is Höfn town known for it´s delicious lobster where we recommend a lobster dinner. This is a leisurely tour where you have some flexibility with one day free to explore on your own or take part in a full day activity tour.

Overview

Map for South Iceland, Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon  7 days tour
  • Duration:7 days / 6 nights
  • By Car km/mi:0
  • Season:All year
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:92532 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:RT08

Not Included

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavik City



Following your arrival at the airport, you will take a comfortable bus ride, with Wi-Fi Internet connection on board, to your accommodation in Reykjavik or to a nearby drop off point.

You have the option of upgrading to a private door-to-door airport transfer. You can also receive and return the rental car at the airport if you prefer that.

Enjoy the rest of the day in Reykjavik, which offers a great variety of things to do. See iconic buildings including the Perlan (the Pearl), the Alţingishúsiđ (where the Icelandic Parliament is housed), and Hallgrímskirkja Church. If you don't have time to shop on Laugarvegur Street, don't worry; you can do that when you return from your Icelandic Circle adventure.

Highlights:
Gamla Höfnin (The Old Harbour)
Harpa Concert Hall
Perlan
Hallgrímskirkja Church
Laugavegur Shoppping Streat

Overnight:
Reykjavik city

Optional Extras:
Private Airport Transfers
Reykjavik City Card


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park – Geysers and the Golden Waterfall



Pick up the car in the morning and embark on your adventure. First up is the historical Ţingvellir National Park. The Mid-Atlantic ridge runs right through Ţingvellir forming an impressive rift valley where Iceland is drifting apart at the rate of 2 cm per year. Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. Ţingvellir is hauntingly beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes.
Next, continue your journey to the geyser area with its numerous hot springs. Strokkur Geyser erupts every 8 minutes in a magnificent display of nature's power as boiling hot water shoots 15 to 20 meters in the air.
Continue your adventure and visit Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), one of Iceland´s most impressive waterfalls and without a doubt the one that attracts the most visitors. On a sunny day the mist from Gullfoss waterfall forms several magical rainbows for your photographic pleasure.
Continue to town of Selfoss and make a stop at Keriđ Crater, which is 170 metres wide and 55 metres deep.

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

Driving Distance:
250 km

Overnight:
Selfoss area


Day 3. The Scenic South Coast – Stunning Waterfalls and Black Beaches



After breakfast, continue your road trip along Iceland’s scenic South Coast. Stop by the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and, for an exciting new perspective, take a walk behind the waterfall to see the water crash over the cliff’s edge above you. A little further, the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall plunges 60 meters, creating a spectacular splash.
Visit the black beach of Reynisfjara, where huge basalt columns seem to rise from the ocean to meet the sky, and the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve. Stop at the charming town of Vík before continuing over the floodplains to the town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur. Be sure to see Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor) where basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water to look like man-made tiles. Stop to take a look at the impressive Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon just west of Kirkjubćjarklaustur.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor
Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon

Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk
Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
LAVA Centre

Driving Distance:
250 km

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 4. The Scenic South Coast and Skaftafell National Park



Continue your journey to the natural paradise of Skaftafell National Park situated at the root of Europe’s largest glacier (Vatnajökull) and truly a national treasure. There are many excellent hiking trails; one of the most interesting takes you to Svartifoss, a picturesque waterfall framed in by hexagonal basalt columns in the lush Skaftafell National Park.
Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where massive blocks of ice constantly break off the edge of the glacier and drift about in the crystalline blue glacial waters of the lagoon that has formed at the base of the glacier. A cruise among the icebergs is available during the summer, and you might even spot some seals. After soaking up the stunning scenery, continue to the fishing town of Höfn, famous for its delicious lobster located by the shore with Vatnajökull Glacier towering above.

Highlights:
Skaftafell
Vatnajökull Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Höfn Town

Optional Extra:
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour

Driving Distance:
210 km

Overnight:
Höfn area


Day 5. Explore on your own - A Day At Leisure



Today you have a full day to further explore and revisit some of the amazing sites in the area. At the end of this relaxing day, continue to the charming town of Vík town where you can have dinner at any of the local restaurants.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Vík Town
Driving Distance:
280 km

Overnight:
Vík area


Day 6. The Lava Fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon



From Vík town continue to the vast volcanic lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal seawater spa, set in a magical black lava field. It is rich in silica and blue-green algae, which gives the lagoon its reputed healing powers. Relaxing in-water massages are available, but you can also unwind in the saunas and steam baths or get a natural massage under the Blue Lagoon Waterfall. Return to Reykjavík.

Highlights:
Reykjanes Peninsula
The Blue Lagoon


Driving Distance:
210 km

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 7. Departure




Transfer from your hotel to the Keflavík airport by Flybus in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus.



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.

Rental Cars

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:4
  • Suitcases:1
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:4
  • Suitcases:1
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
03.N - VW Polo or similar - Manual -

03.N - VW Polo or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
04.O - VW Polo or similar - Automatic -

04.O - VW Polo or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
05.B - VW Golf or similar - Manual -

05.B - VW Golf or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
06.L - VW Golf or similar - Automatic -

06.L - VW Golf or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
09.M - Skoda Octavia Station AWD or similar - Automatic -

09.M - Skoda Octavia Station AWD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
10.P - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Manual -

10.P - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
11.H - Kia Sportage 4WD or similar - Automatic -

11.H - Kia Sportage 4WD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
12.J - Land Rover Discovery Sport 4WD or similar - Automatic -

12.J - Land Rover Discovery Sport 4WD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:9
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:4
  • Operation:Manual
15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:9
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:4
  • Operation:Manual

Other Information

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.

*FAQ*

We are arriving very early. What is the check in time?
Check in time is usually between 14:00 - 16:00 for accommodation in Iceland. The only way to secure an early check in is to book the night before as well. However if a room is ready you should be able to check in early.

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.

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

What type of car is recommended?
During summer (May - September) any type of vehicle is sufficient for this tour. In winter between mid September – mid April we recommend a 4x4 vehicle as there is a chance of some snow or ice on the road. The cars are equipped with good winter tires during winter.

Do I need an international driver’s license?
No you do not need an international drivers license but you need a valid driver’s licence, which you will have held for at least two years. Travellers from overseas will need a licence issued in their country of residence along with an English translation (where appropriate). Some form of picture Identity is required, e.g. Passport, ID card etc. A valid credit card is also required.

How far is it between gas stations?
Gas stations can be found in almost all towns around Iceland so running out of gas is not a likely scenario. However before going to the highland areas we recommend filling up the tank as there are no gas stations in the highlands.

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 travelling together
• Type of car Car Info (Only applicable with self drive trips)
• Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation or you can choose mixture of both)
• Optional Activities (Various optional activities are available with each trip)

There is a special Price Calculator button with every self-drive tours and private guided tours where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation, car, 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 car and accommodation types 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 5 weeks prior to arrival.

Once a booking is made an automatic e-mail is sent informing you that the order has been placed and is currently being processed by the IcelandRoadtrip.com team. You will then be contacted with by one of our trusted travel agents with further details.

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