6 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

6 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Wildflowers and Icelandic horses painting a picture of Iceland in summer.
The iconic Kirkjufell mountain on the western Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a beautiful summer day.
An Atlantic Puffin with its dinner; these adorable creatures nest in Iceland every summer.
Snæfellsjökull glacier and volcano forms the backdrop to many of the sites of Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Þingvellir National Park's position between the tectonic plates leads to many ravines being ripped open in regular earthquakes that fill with freshwater.
A long exposure setting allows photographers to take a picture that shows the force and speed of the water at Gullfoss waterfall.
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See the best Iceland has to offer with this 6-day summer package. Reykjavík city, the beloved Golden Circle, and the renowned South Coast are all waiting for you to discover their beauty. This relaxing holiday is the perfect opportunity for those looking to visit the country's most stunning attractions.

By booking this package, you'll get to see waves crashing to shore on Reynisfjara black sand beach and watch geysers erupt at Geysir geothermal area. You will also have the chance to unwind in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon, discover hidden gems on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and explore the vibrant city of Reykjavík.

If you are looking for some excitement, you can spice up the days with incredible adventures such as snowmobiling, snorkelling in glacial water at Þingvellir National Park, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, hike up a glacier or—if visiting from May—sail between the icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Before your arrival, all transportation, accommodations and activities will be taken care of, so all that's left for you to do is to enjoy the scenic nature and have fun.

Come along on an adventure of a lifetime with this 6-day package and experience the best of the land of ice and fire in the summer. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Vestmannaeyjar, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Snæfellsnes, Reykjanes, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Silfra, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Hellnar, Langjökull, Arnarstapi, Hallgrímskirkja, Vík í Mýrdal, Kirkjufell, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Haukadalur, Grundarfjörður, Djúpalónssandur, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

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

  • Airport transfer on arrival/departure

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

  • South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour

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

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

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

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

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

  • Flights

  • Lunch and Dinner


What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes. Windproof and rainproof clothing.

  • Swim suit

  • 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. Please note that the boat tours on Jökulsárlón are only available from May to October.

If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland!


Harpa Concert Hall sits against Faxaflói, the bay that sits opposite Reykjavík.


You'll land at Keflavík International Airport where you'll board a bus that will take you through the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula on your way to Iceland's capital, Reykjavík.

On the way to the city, you can opt to visit the restorative mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Relax and unwind in this world-famous geothermal spa and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Be sure to apply a silica mud mask and grab a drink from the lagoon bar for the full experience. This is a place you won't want to rush so take your time and enjoy.

After you settle into your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day exploring what the city has to offer. Be sure to walk around the old centre of town and visit the main shopping streets, the beautiful harbour area,  Harpa Concert Hall, and the impressive church, Hallgrímskirkja.

You can take advantage of the long days under the Midnight sun or have an early night in, the choice is yours. 


Day 2 - The Golden Circle


The second site reached from Reykjavík on the popular Golden Circle trail is the geyser Strokkur.


Today you'll go on a day tour of the Golden Circle, consisting of the Gullfoss waterfall, Haukadalur geothermal area – the home of the Geysir, and the Þingvellir National Parliament Park, the first national park you'll visit, out of three. Due to its rich history, being where Icelandic parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in 930 AD, Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is also remarkable for its geology, as it sits above the meeting place of two tectonic plates. You'll be able to see the rifts in the ground, marking where the Eurasian plate and the American plate meet at the Silfra fissure. If you're looking for more exciting intercontinental fun, you could even opt for a snorkelling tour in the very same fissure!

Your next stop is the Haukadalur geothermal area. There, you'll find the Great Geysir himself - the geyser all others in the world are named after. The area is filled with other geothermal hot springs, geysers, and vents. The Great Geysir stopped regularly erupting a while back, but the geyser Strokkur that stands next to it erupts frequently and can reach up to 60 m (196 ft) with each blow.

The last stop on this day will be the grand waterfall Gullfoss. If conditions allow you'll be able to walk up close to the stunning waterfall Gullfoss and see how it stumbles down into the Hvítá glacial river canyon over a two-tiered fall of over thirty meters.

If you feel like adding more oomph to this already awesome day of wonders, how about adding a little activity at the end? You could head out from Gullfoss on horseback and get to know both the Icelandic horse and nature a little better or you could opt for a faster carrier on a snowmobile trip to the Langjökull glacier. The choice is yours.

Afterwards, you'll return to the city of Reykjavík, where you will spend the night. If you are still excited to keep experiencing the local flavour after you come back to the city, we offer many extra activities tailored to your desires - go ahead and create the Icelandic experience of your dreams! 


Day 3 - Tour of the South Coast: There...


A chunk of ice that lays on the Diamond Beach is illuminated in the light of the midnight sun at its lowest point.


Today you'll start your journey along the beautiful South Coast of Iceland, going all the way to Vatnajökull National Park, the second national park that you'll cross on your trip.

On your way there you'll pass the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, similar in height, but vastly different. The former is light and teasing, with an open grotto behind the cascading water which makes it possible to walk behind it for a unique point of view. The other waterfall, Skógafoss, is a plunging wall of water, powerful and absolutely stunning.

Those looking for a unique adventure on this day can add on a glacier hiking tour during the booking process. Suitable for all over the age of 8, this excursion will provide you with an insight into Icelandic glaciers as a trained guide will lead you across the icy plains of Sólheimajökull glacier where you'll enjoy incredible views of the South Coast. 

You'll then continue towards the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the impressive waves of the Atlantic Ocean hit the shoreline with an impressive force. Make sure you also keep an eye out for some adorable puffins while you are there.

You'll then continue on into Vantajökull National Park where you will spend the night.


Accommodation

Due to increased demand for travel services in Iceland and low availability, travel companies in Iceland can not guarantee specific accommodations. However, we can always provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking. Below you can see our preferred partners for accommodation, Hótel Vatnajökull and Hótel Höfn. In the case of these hotels not being an option, an alternative of the same standard will be arranged.

Hótel Höfn

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel in the largest town in south-east Iceland. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Vatnajökull

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel close to Höfn. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - On the South Coast: ...and back again


An adorable puffin at Dyrhólaey standing amongst a cluster of daisies.


Today, you'll wake up in the shadow of the great Vatnajökull glacier and you'll start the day by visiting one of Iceland's most breathtaking natural attractions: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This deep and ever-expanding lagoon is filled with giant icebergs which have broken off a nearby glacier.

If you are visiting from May till October and you wish to get a closer look at these icebergs, you can opt for a boat tour on the lagoon. You'll board a calm amphibious boat where people of all ages can enjoy a relaxing sail among the giant bergs.

Close to the lagoon is a black beach where icebergs have broken to smaller pieces and scattered all over it, and when the sunlight hits them, they resemble chunks of diamonds - earning the beach the nickname 'Diamond Beach.

You will then start heading back towards Reykjavík, stopping at a few of your local guide's favourite locations and enjoying the view of the Westman Islands in the south, and the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers in the north.

In the evening you'll return to Reykjavík, where you will spend the night.


Day 5 - Free day in Reykjavik or Snæfellsnes Peninsula


From a jagged mountain peak on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a charming stream runs through a field of moss.


On this day you can choose to spend the day free roaming the lovely streets of Reykjavik for some Nordic culture, shopping, and bar hopping. 

Or you can choose to pack your hats and mittens and go on a day tour of the west of Iceland, to the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. The crown of Snæfellsnes peninsula is Snæfellsjökull glacial volcano, made famous by Jules Verne's classic novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' as the entry point to the Earth's mysterious core.

Surrounding this glacier is a lava field, covered in moss and containing a lot of caves. Snæfellsjökull National Park is the only national park in Iceland connected to the sea, and the cliffs along the sea are truly spectacular. The cliffs are easily viewable from the tiny towns of Hellnar and Arnarstapi.

During your trip, you'll also visit the beautiful Djúpalónssandur pebbly beach and nearby cove, see some small waterfalls and visit the famous mountain Kirkjufell near the Grundarfjörður town, which is a popular photography location due to the striking image of the mountain reflected in the nearby pool.

After a day out you will return to Reykjavík, for your last night in Iceland.


Day 6 - Reykjavík - Departure


A beautiful humpback whale thrusts its enormous body clear from the waters of Faxaflói Bay.


All good things come to an end, and sadly, this is the end of your tour. Before you go, and if your flight leaves in the afternoon, you can choose to go on a whale watching tour from the old harbour in downtown Reykjavík. The boat would take you out on Faxaflói bay so you'll get a view of the city from the sea as well - a great farewell! You can also catch up on some last-minute shopping before hopping onto your airport transfer shuttle.

Of course, you don't HAVE to go! You can always stay a day longer and have some more adventures with us! You could use your extra day to take a helicopter ride or a riding tour, hit the mountains on ATVs and go lava caving, or go big and enter a volcano, heading 100 m (328 ft) below ground into the massive magma chamber of Þríhnúkagígur!

If you prefer it cool, you could also take glacier trips and enter the tunnels and halls below the Langjökull glacier, or just laze around the city and enjoy all Reykjavík has to offer. If you want to extend your tour, we'll just move your airport transfer to the following day and let you enjoy your holiday a bit longer. An extra day is well worth it!


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 tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.

The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation.

Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.


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This trip was amazing! So well organized and the communication was fantastic. I would highly recommend guide to iceland
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Guide to Iceland was so easy to use and very organized with all of our vouchers. It let my husband and I relax. Even my teenage kids had a blast!! Our favorite tour was the southcoast. Orri our guide was fabulous and gave us great stories the entire trip. The hotels we stayed at Skuggi and Storm were wonderful with great breakfast and super staff. The luggage storage at both was very helpful. We had one tour cancelled because of weather but Guide to Iceland quickly found us other things to do. Totally successful vacation. We love Iceland and its people!!!! Everyone is so nice and helpful!
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I looked at numerous packages and tour companies and am very glad I went with GuidetoIceland. Natan planned everything out perfectly for my wife and I so the trip was seemless. We were picked up at our hotel every day and fit in a lot within the 6 days we were there. Thor was our tour guide for the golden circle and was very informative & funny. Siggy took us on our 2 day southcoast tour and was very thorough in ensuring we did our glacier hike safely and had fun doing it. For our peninsula tour we had Matti who was also very knowledgeable about the area and was very personable. Overall the whole trip was great and I would highly recommend it!
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My husband and I literally booked our trip the week before and guide to iceland was able to accomodate. We were able to see so much in such a short amount of time. The arrangements were seamless and effortless. I would highly recommend.
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I had a wonderful time in Iceland! Booking the 5 day summer package made everything so easy and worry free. My guides and the staff at the hotels and airports and bus stops were all super nice and helpful. I forgot to bring the printed out packet with the vouchers with me and they were nice enough to print it for me at city hall. Also, when I lost that packet, the locals were nice enough to let me use my mobile version. Most of the buses had wifi. I was particularly impressed with my 2-day south coast tour with Troll expeditions, Harpa was an amazing tour guide! The sights were breathtaking and I feel like we packed in a lot of the southern and eastern sights of Iceland into only 4 full tour days. I definitely want to come back and see Iceland in the winter and maybe see the northern areas that I didn't get to see yet. My only complaint was the glacier hike with Troll expeditions- I felt like we were rushed along and didnt get to really stop and take in the sights. It was also billed as a "walk" and I am a decently fit 27 year old and my wife is as well and it felt more like a climb and we were breathing pretty heavy towards the top. I feel like my group in particular was pretty rushed and were treating it like a race. My wife felt rushed and I think that is how she slipped and rolled on her ankle. Luckily the boots protected her ankle but she got some nasty blisters and couldn't walk much on our last day. Her crampons also came off twice during the hike. Our last day was with a particularly nice polish tour guide - Borris? He along with the other tour guides went out of their way to take us to extra stops and give us the best experience we could fit into a single day. The food was amazing and the city of Reykjavik was adorable and really fun to walk around. Loved Eyja Guldsmeden hotel - they let us store our luggage several times when we had to check out to travel to other parts of the island or to the airport. It was gorgeous and eco friendly and the staff was amazing. One thing I would stress to travellers - bring lots of healthy snacks from home like nuts and dried fruit since we didn't have much time for lunch most days with all the sight seeing and hiking and you get hungry! We did stop a lot for snacks but snacks from home are much cheaper and you will have them ready to go when you need them.
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I booked this package as it looked like a very versatile option, with several different activities (including the optional snowmobile ride + Inside the Volcano tour). The package lived up to expectations and proved a very good way of knowing most of south/western Iceland! Every day the pickup was reliably at the door of my hotel Klettur, which by the way is in great condition and made for a nice stay. Most tours were full except for the Golden Circle, which made for a different and interesting experience with a group of only four. The tours themselves were well organized and no language barriers as the guides spoke fluent English. I'd like to mention particularly Heimír from Troll (our guide for the 2-day South Coast tour) who was very friendly during the whole long tour and provided us a lot of historic and geological details along the way. The only confusing thing was at the landing in Keflavík, as I had not realized that my voucher had to be changed to a bus ticket to get to Blue Lagoon in the airport and spent a large amount of time looking for a pickup, missing my scheduled bus and jumping into the next one instead. It all worked out in the end but it's a small thing to add to the itinerary for travelers and it makes a difference. All in all, very recommendable!
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I was unsure of what package to book, but settled on the 6 day Summer package. I was not disappointed. Everything went very smoothly. The pick ups were on time. The hotel was very good - it had 24 hour reception which was great as I arrived after midnight, having travelled from Melbourne via London and I just needed to crash for a few hours. I also booked a couple of extra nights so that my first day was just a slower day at my own pace exploring Reykjavik that I did utilising the Hop on Hop off bus. The tours were excellent. I had the best guide on a magnificent summer day for the Golden Circle tour. He was funny, informative and enjoyed his job. He even took us to an extra site not on the itinerary. The 2 day South Coast tour was next with Troll Expeditions. Vala our guide was very good. Again the weather was near perfect especially the second day for the glacier hike. The overnight accommodation in a remote guest house was great, especially the breakfast - what a spread!! I had to experience some bad weather whilst in Iceland - my last day was cold and wet as we explored the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Despite the weather, our guide went out of his way to make it as comfortable as possible for us. He even loaned his jacket to a traveller. Overall, I found Iceland amazing, awesome, easy and of course a photographers paradise. I was a solo traveller and had no difficulty finding my way. I also felt safe. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting an adventure with no stress.
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I was a solo traveler and i had an awesome, amazing and wonderful time in Iceland thanks to the coordination of tours and accommodation provided by Guide to Iceland and The Troll Expedition guys! My Golden Circle tour guided by Maggie was phenomenal, she told us interesting facts and tidbits and was always friendly and fun. The 2 day Southern Coast tour guided by Jon, was beautiful and all the views were breathtaking, i loved all the sights, i was so in love with the views, although i would have loved i little more time on both watefalls Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss, our guide Jon is a photographer and even gave us a photo book of his own authorship, which was a really nice thing to do and an amazing souvenir. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour was led by a Siggy, who took us to great places and acted more like a friend than a guide. He was so really fun. Although i really wanted to see the old church in Budir, but he told us it was closed that day, which was quite disappointing. Of course, i can't forget the Blue Lagoon which was as beautiful as i had imagined, Reykjavík was a charming city to explore. As for accommodation i have no complaints, Hotel Klettur was delighful, charming, clean and my room was really comfy and had everything i needed, the staff is really friendly and helpful, breakfast has a lot of variations and the hotel is close to a lot of places to eat and lots of cool attractions. I would highly recommend this adventure to anyone! Thanks for helping making my dream destination come true! I would definitely come back to see the northern lights!
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