5 Day Summer Package with Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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See the most popular attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, the South Coast and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on this 5-day trip to Iceland! This tour is for anyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let someone else take care of the details. 

This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of a short stay in Iceland: Accommodation for 4 nights, and tours of all the best locations between the Blue Lagoon on Reykjanes peninsula to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach on the south coast. You will also hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the south coast.

You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle, if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough. 

You can go horseback riding through the geothermal field near Gullfoss and try the silky-smooth tölt known only by the Icelandic horse. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of a nearby glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates and explore the mysteries of the deep blue waters.

You'll make your home in the city centre of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés of the capital. 

Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this popular trip! Check availability by choosing a date. Reserve early to secure your spot.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, South, Skogarfoss (waterfall), Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

Included:
  • 3 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 on arrival/departure

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

  • South Coast 2-day minibus tour with glacier hiking

  • 1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)

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

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

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Flights


What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes. Windproof and rainproof clothing

  • Swimsuit & towel

  • Camera


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.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavík




After your arrival at the international airport in Keflavík, you'll make your way to the northernmost capital in the world: Reykjavik!

Spend the rest of the day exploring Reykjavík and settle into your hotel room in the centre of town. You'll find plenty of interesting places to see, such as the Hallgrímskirkja church, Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur shopping streets.

There are plenty of designer boutiques, quirky cafés, world-class restaurants, the Old Harbour, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, and Reykjavík's pond by the city council building, just to name a few of the places you can explore. 

Transportation from the airport to Reykjavík is included, and you'll spend your first evening in Iceland there.


Day 2 - The Golden Circle




Go on a day tour of the Golden Circle. This is Iceland's most popular attraction. You'll visit Thingvellir, a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - famous for its beauty as well as history. From there, you will visit the geothermal area of Geysir, where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt 20-40 m (65-131 ft) up in the air, every few minutes.

Finally, you will visit Gullfoss waterfall, by many considered Iceland's most beautiful waterfall - its name means 'The Golden Falls.'

If you would like to relax rather than indulging in sporty activities such as snowmobiling or horseback riding on for this day, then you will be taken to Blue Lagoon at the end of the Golden Circle tour on this day rather than on Day 1.

Otherwise, your visit to the Blue Lagoon will be scheduled for your arrival or departure day instead, so you will have time to take full advantage of its restorative powers. The Lagoon is world-famous for its healing, mineral-rich waters - This is not a place you want to rush.

Finally, you'll spend another evening in Reykjavík, perhaps explore some of the city's exciting restaurants or go bar hopping among Reykjavík's favorite bars and nightclubs.


Day 3 - First Day of the South Coast




Start your trip along the south coast of Iceland and take in all the beauty it has to offer.  First stop is at the black sands of the infamous Reynisfjara beach where you can admire the strength of the North Atlantic sea. Be careful to stay at least 20-30 metres away from the unpredictable and deadly surf.

Then, you'll make a stop in the cute Icelandic village Vík to stock up on snacks and finally end up at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of Iceland's most breathtaking locations. Nearby is the Diamond Beach: a black beach covered with icebergs that resemble diamonds glistening in the sun.

After you've spent a bit of time enjoying the scenery around the glacier lagoon and the Diamond Beach, and hopefully spotted a few seals playing on the icebergs as well, we'll head to our accommodation for the night.

You'll spend the night in a hotel on the south coast between the glacier lagoon and the village of Vík.


Day 4 - Second Day of the South Coast




Today you'll go hiking on a glacier!

Then, you'll head towards Sólheimajökull glacier tongue where you will go glacier hiking - just remember to bring good hiking boots that crampons will fit on. Safety is always paramount in the wilds of Iceland. You'll have a spectacular view on a clear day from the glacier of the beautiful Icelandic nature. We'll spend about 90 minutes on the glacier, exploring the gorgeous ice.

During the drive back to Reykjavík, you'll make a stop by the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi and Skógafoss on the way. Your guide will also make a stop at a hidden cave before reaching Reykjavík in the late evening.

You'll spend your last night in Reykjavík.


Day 5 - Last Day - Departure




You'll get to spend your last day in Iceland exploring the capital, Reykjavík. Spend your final morning having a cup of coffee from a specialty roast shop or shopping for souvenirs. 

If you have a few hours to spare due to a late flight, you can book a whale watching tour from Reykjavík's Old Harbour on for this day, where you can admire these magnificent animals out at sea for one last beautiful memory of Iceland.

Transportation to the airport from Reykjavík is included. 

Have a comfortable flight home and come back soon! 


Accommodation in Reykjavik

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 in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. 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 Hostels. 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 guesthouses. 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.


Reviews

Average rating 5 / Number of reviews 5

This was a great trip and booking through Guide to Iceland made it incredibly easy. All you need to do is print out the vouchers and show up on time! My favorite parts of the 5 day package: South Coast tour and Snowmobiling on the glacier. It was very refreshing to get outside of busy city life and see the wonderful and powerful nature of Iceland. I recommend the trip and hope to be back one day!

The experience of Iceland is not to be believed - beauty and wonder, wildness, wilderness, city life, civility and camaraderie. The accommodations were luxurious, the tours or well-balanced and informative (and 100% on time). Our agent Embla pulled together an amazing package that showed us so much of this fabled land in so few days. She and everyone at Guide to Iceland responded quickly and personally to the smallest concerns, one could not hope for a better "travel partner." This was our first trip to Iceland, and we are already planning our next. And as we plan our next trip, we will definitely return to Guide to Iceland. Thanks so much for everything! 10 out of 10.

This was my second time visiting Iceland. The first time we came in winter and booked a 7 day tour with Guide to Iceland. That trip was so great that we decided to go for this one now. Again, this company did not disappoint. We booked fairly late so were worried about finding good accommodation. Fortunately, they had booked some very nice hotels in advance so that did not turn out to be a problem. The tours were great and we chose to to go inside a volcano too which was an amazing experience. Again, can highly recommend reserving with this company. This is high quality service for a reasonable price (compared to Iceland).

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