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 are looking 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, snorkelling 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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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 colours 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 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.
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.
A final option of excursion today is to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip to Fagradalsfjall, the volcano currently erupting on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. Conducted in the evening under the safe eye of an experienced guide, you will trek through strange, barren landscapes to the glowing lava field for an unparalleled view of the molten rivers, fiery craters and spectacular ravines. This adventure lasts for five hours, and each moment of it promises to stay with you for life.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A final option today - available only for a limited time - is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to embark on a 1-hour helicopter ride over the currently erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano. Nothing inspires more awe than the most primordial forces of the earth bursting from Iceland’s dramatic landscapes, particularly when watching from the air. This tour includes a short landing by the eruption site, and departs from Reykjavik’s Domestic Airport, allowing you to also witness the capital from a breathtaking aerial perspective.
After a day out you will return to Reykjavík, for your last night in Iceland.
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 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!
If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.
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.
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.
Are you looking to try some of the best dishes Iceland’s top restaurants have to offer? You can now add delicious meals to your booking without having to research where to find them. Select this option to include dinner every night as an extra, and we’ll provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We’ll choose the top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. Your server will offer you a set menu of two to three courses at the restaurant, from which you can choose meat, fish, or vegetarian options. If you prefer to try a different dish, the meal voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Save time and effort during your vacation, and let us take care of your meals for you. Choose the meal option today so you’ll be guaranteed to eat well on your forthcoming trip. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.