Spectacular South Iceland 3-Day Adventure Tour From Reykjavik in Summer

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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Starting time
3 days
Ending place
Reykjavík, Iceland
June - Aug.
Minimum age
8 years old


Explore the awesome natural wonders & activities in South Iceland with this 3-day gems of South Iceland tour. This tour is designed to take you on a journey through the stunning landscapes and sights of South Iceland, making it the ideal choice for both first-time visitors and returning explorers.

Your adventure begins with a pick-up at Fosshotel Baron, Baronsstigur 2-4, 101 Reykjavik, where you'll be whisked away to discover the bounty of fantastic landscapes this region has to offer. 

South Iceland is a haven of natural splendors, showcasing gorgeous waterfalls, black sand beaches, grand glaciers, active volcanoes, towering mountains, and lively bird cliffs. Every turn will present you with breathtaking vistas, making it a paradise for photographers capturing the essence of Iceland's beauty.

For those embarking on their first trip to Iceland, this South Iceland tour is a perfect introduction to the country's awe-inspiring natural wonders. You'll be immersed in a variety of landscapes that will leave you in wonder and appreciation. For return visitors, this tour serves as a reminder of the mind-blowing beauty this country holds, presenting a striking region that's no less mesmerizing.

Throughout the journey, you'll experience a range of highlights and exciting experiences. You'll witness the marvels and treasures of South Iceland, including majestic waterfalls, mighty glaciers, and dramatic black beaches. A visit to the volcanic Westman Islands will captivate you with its unique charm and history. 

Additionally, an adventure trip to Landmannalaugar will take you to the heart of Iceland's highlands, offering a chance to bathe in a natural hot spring and even partake in an optional glacier hike for the more adventurous souls.

Don't miss this chance to explore the wonders of South Iceland in just 3 days. Embark on an unforgettable journey through this diverse and captivating region. 

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2 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/WC
3 days escorted tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
2x breakfast
1x lunch
Return ferry trip to Westman Islands
Entrance to Eldheimar exhibition
Entrance to Lavashow
Entrance to Skógasafn Folk museum
Return transport in a highland vehicle to Landmannalaugar
Ölverk micorbrewery
Free Wi-Fi on the bus


Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Witness the delightful puffins, Iceland's beloved seabirds, as they grace the coastal cliffs with their colorful presence and playful antics.

Day 1 - Westman Islands

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on an exciting journey from Reykjavik to South Iceland. 

Your guide will pick you up just before 8:00 am at Fosshotel Baron, Baronsstigur 2-4, 101 Reykjavik. You will then head on to the port, where a short and scenic ferry ride awaits to transport you to the captivating Westman Islands.

Once you set foot on the island of Heimaey, get ready to delve into a fascinating chapter of history. Witness the aftermath of the monumental volcanic eruption that shook the island in 1973, leaving a lasting impact on the region's landscape and people. 

Heimaey, being the only inhabited island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, faced an unprecedented challenge during the eruption. The evacuation of its residents and the subsequent uncertainty about the island's future habitation makes this a story of resilience and determination.

During the tour, you’ll be awestruck by the majestic bird cliffs that grace the island's coast. These towering cliffs host a diverse array of avian life, providing a natural spectacle for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. 

As you venture further into the heart of the island, an exhilarating trek up the volcano crater awaits you. From the summit, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged landscape, a reminder of the untamed beauty that Iceland is renowned for.

Next, you'll step back in time as you visit the "Pompei of the North," also known as the Eldheimar museum. Here, a remarkable volcanic excavation project has uncovered the remains of a buried town, preserving the poignant traces of a community forever altered by nature's forces.

After an eventful day of exploration, the afternoon is yours to relish in the charms of the town of Heimaey. Take leisurely strolls along the quaint streets, where the sights and sounds of birds serve as a constant reminder of the island's unique character. As you explore, be on the lookout for intriguing signs of recent volcanic activity, adding a sense of wonder and discovery to your experience.

As the sun begins to set, bid farewell to the island's enchanting embrace and return to the mainland. Your comfortable accommodations at the Stracta Hotel, Hella, or a similar establishment in South Iceland await, ensuring a well-deserved rest to prepare you for more adventures in the days ahead.

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Day 2
Witness the breathtaking beauty of Iceland's South Coast, where stunning waterfalls, black sand beaches, and majestic glaciers await.

Day 2 - South Coast & Lava Show

Get ready for a day filled with awe-inspiring natural wonders and an extraordinary lava experience along the stunning South Coast.

Our first stop takes you to the majestic Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a sight to behold as it gracefully cascades over the mountains. What sets this waterfall apart is the opportunity to embark on an adventure like no other - a chance to follow a slick and wet trail that leads you right behind the cascading water. This exhilarating experience will leave you feeling truly immersed in the beauty of the landscapes.

As we continue our journey, we pass by the impressive glaciers of Myrdalsjokull and the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. The scenic drive to the charming village of Vik is a treat in itself, offering breathtaking views at every turn.

Upon arriving in Vik, prepare to be wowed by the unique and captivating lava show. This exclusive exhibition offers you the rare opportunity to witness actual flowing lava. By melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people, you'll have the chance to see the mesmerizing sight of lava in motion, hear its sizzling sound, and feel the radiant heat it emits. 

Next, we venture to Reynisfjara, the iconic black lava beach flanked by impressive bird cliffs. Here, you'll be amazed by the stunning basalt columns and rock formations that dot the landscape, creating an otherworldly atmosphere that feels straight out of a fantasy.

In the afternoon, we head to Skogar, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the folk museum with its charming turf houses, offering a glimpse into the fascinating history and heritage. And no trip to Skogar would be complete without visiting the thundering Skogafoss waterfall. Plunging an impressive 60 meters, this magnificent waterfall ranks among the most awe-inspiring in the entire country.

For those seeking even more adventure, there's the option to join an exhilarating glacier hike at Solheimajokull glacier tongue. This informative and accessible glacier walk will take you through a frozen wonderland, where you'll be surrounded by mesmerizing shades of glacier ice, a truly unique experience.

As the day comes to a close, return to the welcoming comfort of the Stracta Hotel, Hella, or a similar accommodation in South Iceland. Reflect on the day's incredible experiences and rest up, as more wonders await you in the days ahead.

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Day 3
Venture into Iceland's highlands to discover the stunning landscapes of Landmannalaugar, a geothermal wonderland boasting rainbow-colored mountains and unforgettable hikes.

Day 3 - Landmannalaugar & Microbrewery

Get ready for an extraordinary day as we embark on a rugged journey along the unpaved road to Landmannalaugar, a true oasis nestled in the barren highlands, surrounded by vivid rhyolite mountains. 

Brace yourself for an encounter with one of Iceland's most spectacular wonders, Brenninsteinsalda, famously known as the "rainbow mountain." 

As you embark on a 90-minute round-trip hike toward this marvel, you'll be mesmerized by its vibrant colors and "hot" character, with sizzling sulfur springs and vapor gracefully escaping from its sides. It's no wonder that Brenninsteinsalda has earned a spot in numerous books and calendars, capturing the essence of Iceland's awe-inspiring volcanic beauty.

After a delightful picnic lunch amidst this breathtaking landscape, the afternoon is yours to indulge in a truly relaxing and revitalizing experience. Take a dip in the natural geothermal stream, an invigorating bath that promises to soothe your senses and rejuvenate your spirit. This therapeutic soak in the heart of the wild highlands is an absolute must-do for anyone seeking a harmonious connection with nature.

As we bid farewell to Landmannalaugar, we make a brief stop at the stunning Hjalfarfoss waterfall. Surrounded by captivating basalt rock formations, this waterfall presents a picture-perfect setting that will leave you in awe of Iceland's natural artistry.

Before we return to Reykjavik, there's one last treat in store for you. We'll visit Olverk, a delightful microbrewery located in the charming town of Hvergerdi in South Iceland. 

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the brewery and gain insights into the brewing process that makes Icelandic beer so exceptional. Of course, the experience wouldn't be complete without the chance to savor a selection of delightful Icelandic beers, allowing you to toast to the captivating journey you've embarked on.

As the day comes to a close, you'll return to Reykjavik, carrying with you memories of vibrant landscapes, relaxing geothermal baths, and the delicious taste of Icelandic beer. Reflect on the incredible experiences you've had throughout this tour, and cherish the moments of wonder and discovery that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions, and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be canceled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

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