6 Day Summer Package with a Guided Tour from Reykjavik to the Eastfjords

6 Day Summer Package with a Guided Tour from Reykjavik to the Eastfjords
Itinerary map for the 6 Day Summer Package with a Guided Tour from Reykjavik to the Eastfjords
The stunning Gullfoss waterfall is one of the attractions on the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
As you travel around the countryside in Iceland, you will undoubtedly see a few Icelandic horses.
You might spot a puffin or two on the South Coast on your travels in Iceland.
The midnight sun illuminating the sky above Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Yellow and pink flowers in front of a waterfall on Iceland's South Coast.

Book this package and visit the unique and diverse areas of the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the remote Eastfjords before taking a flight from Egilsstaðir town in the East back to Reykjavík city. This is the perfect opportunity for travellers looking to fit as much nature and adventure as possible into just six days.

Included in this package is a guided, small-group tour where you will witness some of Iceland's most famous sites, like the waterfalls of the South, the hot springs of the Golden Circle, and the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Not only that, but you will also visit less-travelled roads like those that wind through the fjords of the remote East Coast.

A significant benefit of this package is that a flight from the Eastfjords back to Reykjavík is included. This cuts your travel time down significantly, allowing you to spend more time in the wild Icelandic nature. Another advantage is that you don’t need to do any driving yourself and all accommodation will be taken care of before your arrival. 

Thanks to the long days under the Midnight Sun, more action can be fitted into this summer package. During the booking process, you can add extra tours to your holiday. These include; riding an Icelandic horse through the pristine countryside, traversing a glacier like an Arctic explorer, and gliding through the icy waters of a glacial lagoon on a boat tour. There is even an option to visit the famous Blue Lagoon spa.

Experience the must-see attractions of the Golden Circle, South Coast and Eastfjords in comfort with this 6-day summer package. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, East Iceland, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Reykjanes, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Silfra, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Langjökull, Hallgrímskirkja, Vík í Mýrdal, Egilsstaðir, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Haukadalur, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, South Coast, Diamond Beach, Eastfjords
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

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

  • 3 nights of accommodation around the countryside of Iceland (breakfast included, private bathroom)

  • Small-group guided tour along the ring road of Iceland, counter-clockwise from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir

  • Domestic flight from Egilsstaðir to Reykjavík (with 20kg of checked baggage allowance and 6kg of hand luggage allowance)

  • Return transfer between Keflavík international airport and Reykjavík city

  • Professional local driver and guide on tour (English speaking)

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Blue lagoon entrance ticket (can be added during the booking process)

  • Optional activities (can be added during the booking process)

  • International flights

  • Lunch and Dinner


What to bring:
  • Good, outdoor shoes

  • Warm, wind and waterproof clothing

  • Swimsuit & towel

  • Camera


Good to know:

Iceland is a country of oppositions. The weather might be fickle and change rapidly and can get quite cold even in summer. Wearing proper shoes and overcoats will certainly make your travels more enjoyable.

Please note that the boat tours on Jökulsárlón are only available from May until August.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland!


Reykjavík's city lake, Tjörnin, on a summer's day.


Once you have touched down in the land of fire and ice, you will board a bus that takes you through the transformative landscape of Iceland. The moon-like, rocky terrain of the Reykjanes Peninsula will accompany you on your way to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

On your way to the city, you can choose to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-famous geothermal spa is an essential stop for those seeking to truly unwind from their flight, before diving into their Icelandic adventure. The Blue Lagoon is complete with a swim up bar, silica mud masks and the option for massage and other pamper packages. Adding a stop at the Blue Lagoon is possible if your flight arrives before 3pm. If your flight is after 3pm, no need to worry, you can simply add the Blue Lagoon on another day.

Once you have checked in to your accommodation, you will be able to spend the rest of the day exploring the many sights of downtown Reykjavík. The shimmering glass of Harpa Concert Hall, the towering beauty of Hallgrímskirkja, and the bustling of Reykjavíks downtown area. The midnight sun gives you the advantage of longer days so you could soak up some of the downtown nightlife, or you can, of course, choose to have an early night.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Super Budget

Rooms or dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostel. Located in the capital region. Access to cooking facilities on premises. Breakfast not included.

Reykjavík Budget

Capital Inn is a 2 star hotel 3 km out of the city centre, with a short walk to Kringlan shopping mall and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Private bedrooms with a washbasin but shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Reykjavík Comfort

The Fosshótel chain has four 3-4 star Hotels located in and around the city center of Reykjavík. There is a short walk from all of the hotels to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - The Golden Circle


The geyser Strokkur erupting at the Geysir geothermal area.


You will be picked up in the morning and travel through one of the most explored routes in Iceland, The Golden Circle. The first stop on this incredibly popular sightseeing tour is Þingvellir National Park. One of Iceland’s most scenic destinations, this UNESCO heritage site is one of cultural, geothermal and historical significance.

It sits between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Not only is Þingvellir a place of stunning natural beauty, but it’s also the site of the world’s oldest parliament and was featured in HBO’s Game Of Thrones as the Bloody Gate.

Next, your journey will continue into the geothermal wonderland of the Geysir area. The region is filled with natural hot water bubbling from the ground as well as rock formations and of course geysers. The most popular of these is Strokkur which lets off powerful bursts 20 metres into the air, every few minutes. 

The area is also well-known for its incredibly colourful earth. The colours are the result of elements being trapped in rising steam, creating a surrounding palette of reds, yellows and blues.

You will then be taken to witness a place of distinct majesty, Gullfoss. One of the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland, it’s a sheer force, and large stature is jaw-dropping. The falls were carved out of the valley during the last ice age and today represent a perfect pairing of power and beauty.

If you want to add a bit of extra adventure you can choose to go horse riding. Icelandic horses are known throughout the world for their sturdy yet small stature and sunny disposition. They are the only horse allowed on Icelandic soil. Hundreds of years as the largest native land mammal here has made them adapt perfectly to the Icelandic countryside. Their easy-going nature makes them an excellent horse for riders of any experience level.

At the end of the day, you will be able to relax at your hotel near the Golden Circle.


Accommodation

Fosshótel Hekla

Fosshotel Hekla is a 3-star hotel in the Golden Circle area. The hotel has a restaurant which serves traditional Icelandic cuisine, a bar and a lounge. Free access to hot tub. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Stracta Hotel Hella

Stracta Hotel Hella is a 3-star hotel in the town of Hella. The hotel has an on-site bar with a lounge for guest and a sun terrace. Free access to hot tub. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 3 - South Coast


South Coast's Seljalandsfoss waterfall cascades down 60-metre tall cliffs.


Day three will see you set off after breakfast to start exploring the alluring South Coast. It is home to a vast array of landscapes, including some incredibly stunning waterfalls.

The first waterfall you will stop at is Seljalandsfoss. This tall and thin fall rushes down a 60-metre drop in front of a cave. This unique feature allows you to walk behind the fall, gaining a 360-degree view of it.

The next waterfall may not be as tall, but it’s certainly louder. Skógafoss is a staggering 20 metres wide and falls incredibly fast creating a thunderous roar. The speed of the water as it hits the flat ground at its base creates a spray of mist. On some days the sun’s light reflects through Skógafoss’ clouds of mist creating a rare double rainbow.

You will also have the opportunity to traverse the Sólheimajökull. No glacial experience can compare to that of hiking on top of one. The sights of the boundless sheets of ice and the crunch of it your feet pair beautifully with the white and blue ribbons that seem to dance down the ice.

The breathtaking views from the top of Sólheimajökull create incredible snapshots, and here you will also learn about the tectonic and volcanic history that has shaped Iceland’s landscape.

You will then travel to the almost alien landscape of the Reynisfjara black-sand beach. The vistas of the coastline are unlike any other place on the planet. Pitch black sand separates the land from the sea. Reynisfjara is like a storybook filled with the remnants of the volcanic past when Iceland rose out of the sea. Waves constantly crash on the black shores, and the surrounding cliffs are filled with native bird life, including the Arctic puffin.

You will end the day arriving at your accommodation in or near the seaside town of Vík.


Accommodation

Puffin Hótel Vík

The Puffin Hótel Vík is a country hotel and guesthouse situated in the coastal village of Vík. Located next to a restaurant, museum and swimming pool. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to outdoor hot tubs. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Katla

Hotel Katla is a 3-star country hotel situated 5 km east of Vík. Comfortable private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a hot tub and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon


Icebergs floating gently on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the summer.


On day four you will arrive at the frozen wonderland that is the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Jökulsárlón is the deepest lake in Iceland and is located within Vatnajökull national park. The lagoon is a great stop because of the ominous blue icebergs that seem to glow as they float through its icy waters. 

The lagoon is home to many seals which can often be seen taking a nap on the ice or swimming between the bergs the water. This area is also the location of the affectionately named Diamond Beach. This name comes from the many icebergs that wash up on the shoreline, creating a jewel filled landscape.

For an up-close look at the incredible icebergs in the lagoon, you can choose to go on a boat tour. On this excursion, you will gently drift into the water alongside the icy monoliths. Some of the icebergs tower overhead are bigger than two-story buildings. 

After a day taking in the sights of this ice haven, you will retire to your accommodation near the glacier lagoon area.


Accommodation

Fosshótel Vatnajökull

Fosshótel Vatnajökull is a country hotel situated near the coastal village of Höfn. Europe’s largest icecap Vatnajökull can be seen from the location. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included

Hótel Höfn

Hotel Höfn is a 3-star hotel located in Höfn town central. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included


Day 5 - The Eastfjords


Winding roads and jagged mountains of Iceland's Eastfjords.


Today you will make your entrance to a place of enchanting beauty. Iceland’s Eastfjords are filled with steep mountains and ocean vistas, and an abundance of wildlife. Birds, seals and reindeer make up a great deal of the animals in this part of the country, that largely remains untouched.

What makes the Eastfjords even more incredible is that very few visitors make it to this part of the country. The high abundance of natural landscapes, void of people or modern development, makes this remote region of the country an idyllic location for peace and tranquillity.

Your experienced guide has expert knowledge of the hidden wonders of this landscape. You will be treated to all the best vantage points and viewing areas as you make your way through the winding fjords.

As you travel, you will make stops in quaint local villages and areas rich in Icelandic folklore before you reach the largest town in the east, Egilsstaðir.

It is from here you will take your flight back to Reykjavík in the evening. After you return to Iceland’s capital, you will check in for the night to your Reykjavík accommodation.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Super Budget

Rooms or dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostel. Located in the capital region. Access to cooking facilities on premises. Breakfast not included.

Reykjavík Budget

Capital Inn is a 2 star hotel 3 km out of the city centre, with a short walk to Kringlan shopping mall and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Private bedrooms with a washbasin but shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Reykjavík Comfort

The Fosshótel chain has four 3-4 star Hotels located in and around the city center of Reykjavík. There is a short walk from all of the hotels to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 6 - Homeward Bound


Reykjavík's Sun Voyager sculptures overlooks Faxaflói Bay and the mountain Esjan.


You have seen the most amazing sights of Iceland, from Reykjavík all the way to the Eastfjords and now it is sadly time to head home.

In this final day, it’s a great idea to see any last attractions in Iceland’s capital you haven’t yet. Take a final stroll down the main street, Laugavegur to see the many restaurants, cafes boutiques and bars.

You could also choose to visit the Blue Lagoon on this day and unwind in the mineral-rich waters surrounded by the dark lava field of the Reykjanes peninsula. You are sure to feel refreshed and replenished before your flight.

Once you have acquired those last souvenirs of your time here, you will hop on a bus, back through the moonscape that takes you to Keflav´ík International Airport.


Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

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

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, 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.


Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.
The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to info@guidetoiceland.is no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation.
Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.


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