Unforgettable 6 Day Summer Vacation Package in Iceland with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
See the best of Iceland with this 6-day summer package. Explore the quirky city of Reykjavík, the spectacular Golden Circle, and the renowned South Coast of Iceland to discover the most incredible attractions. This relaxing holiday package is the perfect opportunity for those looking to visit the country's most stunning spots in summer.
By booking this package, you'll get to see waves crashing to shore on the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach and watch powerful geysers spout high into the air at the Geysir geothermal area. You will also have the chance to unwind in the warm and tranquil azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, discover the vibrant, diverse hidden gems of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and explore the vibrant city of Reykjavík.
If you want to add some extra excitement to your trip, you can spice up the days with incredible adventures. These additional activities include snowmobiling on some of Iceland's vast white expanses, snorkeling in the glacial water of Silfra in between two continents at Þingvellir National Park, and riding an Icelandic horse through Iceland's wild countryside. You also have the opportunity to hike up one of Iceland's most spectacular glaciers or, if you're planning on visiting from May onwards, you could even sail between the magnificent and awe-inspiring 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 relax, enjoy the scenic nature and have fun. Let us take care of the details while you focus on fantastic experiences. What's more, you'll get to take advantage of the longer days under the stunning midnight sun, giving you extra time to explore.
Come along on an adventure of a lifetime with this 6-day summer package. Experience the best of the land of fire and ice under the midnight sun.
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Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland!
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 your way to Iceland's capital city, you could choose to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere. If you add the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged according to your flights. If there is no time to visit the lagoon today, it can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. There is still plenty to see and do in Reykjavik if you have extra free time.
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 town center and visit the main shopping streets, the beautiful harbor 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
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, 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 snorkeling 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.
Afterward, you'll return to the city of Reykjavík, where you will spend the night. If you are still excited to keep experiencing the local flavor 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
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, making 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 into Vantajökull National Park, where you will spend the night.
Day 4 - On the South Coast: ...and back again
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 into 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 favorite 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
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 the 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. Kirkjufell is a popular photography location due to the striking image of the mountain reflected in the nearby pool.
If you would like some extra thrill today, you could choose to take an ATV adventure. In this incredible experience, you will be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik. You will then head to an ATV base camp just outside of the city. From here, you will be fitted with warm and protective gear. You will then be given a safety briefing, and then you will be off. You will zip through the pristine Icelandic countryside, taking in the beautiful views. Once you have finished your adventure, you will be returned to your accommodation in the city.
After a day out, you will return to Reykjavík for your last night in Iceland.
Day 6 - Reykjavík - Departure
All good things come to an end, and sadly, this is the end of your tour. For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon today, you will finish off your stay unwinding before you head to the airport. This is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you look back on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice. If your flight is later, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik.
You can choose to go on a whale watching tour from the old harbor 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 move your airport transfer to the following day and let you enjoy your holiday a bit longer. An extra day is well worth it!
If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.
What to bring
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.
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.
Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
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.
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.