5 Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, South of Iceland with a Greenland Day Tour

Add a little twist to your Icelandic holiday and take in more of the Arctic’s beautiful scenery by hopping on board a plane to Greenland. Through this 5-day summer package, you’ll be able to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning places as well as Greenland's small village of Kulusuk. 

The tour will take you to Iceland’s most famous sightseeing route, the Golden Circle. There you will visit Þingvellir National Park, the powerful waterfall Gullfoss and the geothermal area of Geysir, where hot springs spout water high up in the air.

You'll visit Reynisfjara—a black sand beach where ocean waves crash into volcanic rock formations—and Dyrhólaey, a stunning peninsula with abundant birdlife and a fantastic panoramic view. You’ll also see hauntingly beautiful waterfalls, dark and barren sand expanses and mighty glaciers.

You also have the option of hiking up Sólheimajökull glacier, where you'll pass deep blue crevasses and high ridges. Sólheimajökull is where fire and ice meet as the white peaks of the glacier are covered with ash from eruptions from nearby volcanoes. 

To explore the Arctic further, you'll go on a fun-filled day trip to Greenland, where you will visit the small village of Kulusuk. Greenland is a rugged mountainous land, three-quarters of which are covered by a permanent ice sheet. The village of Kulusuk is surrounded by towering jagged mountains and a blue ocean dotted pearly white icebergs.

Enjoy the long summer days and get the full Arctic experience in your 5-day stay. Immerse yourself in the culture and the gorgeous landscapes of two countries. Visit the dynamic city of Reykjavík and the quiet village of Kulusuk. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Þingvallavatn, Reynisfjall, Reynisdrangar, Blacksand beach
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

Included:
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget level; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)

  • Airport transfer upon arrival/departure

  • Blue Lagoon standard entrance (upgrades available) and return transfer

  • South Coast minibus daytour (upgrades available)

  • Guided day tour with flights to Kulusuk, Greenland

  • Golden Circle sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Flights other than the day tour to Greenland

  • Lunch

  • Dinner


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Hiking shoes

  • Windproof and waterproof clothing

  • Camera

  • Swimsuit and towel


Good to know:

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

Please note that if you need a visa to travel to Iceland, a specific visa for the Schengen area is needed to visit Greenland.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival


5 Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, South of Iceland with a Greenland Day Tour


After landing at Keflavík International Airport, make your way to Reykjavík, the country’s capital. On your way, you’ll travel through the mossy lava fields and lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula, where the famous Blue Lagoon Spa is located. If you aren’t hurrying to get to Reykjavík, you might want to stop there to relax in the soothing blue water.

After settling into your hotel room, the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. You’ll find plenty of interesting places in the city centre, such as the Hallgrímskirkja church which provides great views. You can also visit the shopping streets of Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur, filled with designer boutiques, or visit some museums. You can walk down to the old harbour, where you’ll find numerous restaurants and whale watching tours. The options are endless.


Day 2 - Golden Circle


5 Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, South of Iceland with a Greenland Day Tour


You'll start your second day in Iceland with a visit to the famous Golden Circle. This trio of attractions is comprised of a stunning national park, a magnificent waterfall and a geothermal area.

Your first stop on the Golden Circle route is Þingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is not only historically significant; it is a geological wonder. This is the place where Viking settlers gathered to found Iceland’s parliament in the year 930 AD. It is also where two tectonic plates are drifting apart, sometimes causing measurable earthquakes in the area. You can see evidence of this drift in the faults and cracks that distinguish the region.

Next up on your tour is the powerful Gullfoss waterfall. Located on the Hvítá river, this dynamic waterfall cascades down two ‘steps’, plummeting 32-metres into the river gorge. A pathway leads you close enough to Gullfoss to feel the water spray on your face.

Your last stop is the geothermal area of Geysir. This is an area of bubbling mud pools and shooting hot springs where you can witness the dependable hot spring Strokkur erupt every 10 minutes or so, reaching heights of 15-20 metres.

If you’d like to add something extra to your Golden Circle day, there are plenty of choices. You can go snorkelling in an underwater canyon called Silfra in Þingvellir park, or you can go horseback riding in the countryside. The Icelandic horse is famous for being friendly and gentle, perfect for both beginners and expert riders alike. Daredevils can opt to go on a snowmobile tour on the nearby Langjökull glacier.


Day 3 - Kulusuk


5 Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, South of Iceland with a Greenland Day Tour


On this day you’ll get the full Arctic experience when you board a plane at Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport and head out to Greenland. You’ll land on a small island, just off the eastern shores of Greenland, where you’ll visit the charming village of Kulusuk.

Stepping off the plane in Kulusuk village is like stepping back in time, its traditional green, yellow and red houses seem completely unaffected by time. This small fishing village of around 300 people is enclosed by jagged mountains and glacier-filled fjords. Visiting Kulusuk is an experience you’ll never forget.

Your guide will meet you at the airport before taking you on a walk through the village. There you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the country’s rich culture as you meet the locals and learn about the community’s history before you head on back to Reykjavík in the late afternoon.


Day 4 - South Coast


5 Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, South of Iceland with a Greenland Day Tour


Today you’ll be taken to some of Iceland’s most beautiful places. Iceland is filled with amazing contrasting landscapes, and on this journey south, you’ll drive through both green valleys and barren sand fields, past volcanoes and glaciers.

You’ll stop at Dyrhólaey peninsula—the southernmost part of the country’s mainland—where you'll be surrounded by puffins and other seabirds. You’ll take in the view of mountains, glaciers and beaches and the noticeable arch that the sea has eroded from the heartland before you head on out to your next location.

At the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, you’ll see the huge basalt column cliffs for which it is famous. Rising from the waters are the towering rock formations of Reynisdrangar, and you’ll be able to hear the thunderous noise when the treacherous waves crash into the cliffs and the volcanic rocks surrounding the beach.

You will also visit two of Iceland’s most beloved waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The former is one of the biggest cascades in the country with a width of 25 metres and a 60-metre drop. On sunny days you might see a double rainbow forming in the mist. Seljalandsfoss is a unique waterfall with a pathway which will lead you behind the falling water.

If you are feeling adventurous, you have the option of going glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull glacier, where an experienced guide will take you past the snowy peaks and blue crevices.


Day 5 - Departure


5 Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, South of Iceland with a Greenland Day Tour


Waking up in Reykjavík on your last morning in Iceland, you can head on out to the city’s many cafés for your morning coffee, or do as the locals and visit a bakery for an Icelandic sweet roll called ‘snúður’.

If your flight leaves late in the afternoon, you can spend a few hours on a whale watching tour or do some shopping on Laugavegur shopping street. If you didn’t stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way to Reykjavík, here is your chance to soak in the hot geothermal waters before you board the plane home.


Accommodation

See our accommodation levels below. Super Budget booking will be arranged in hostel dormitory bed accommodation. For Comfort and Quality bookings, single person bookings will be arranged in a single room, while bookings of 2 or more people will share twin/double room(s) or triple room(s). If you are travelling with others, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs.

Super Budget

Rooms or dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostel. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Fosshótel Barón, or quality guest houses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


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