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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Join this tour to see all the best Iceland has to offer in summer! The Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle, the western peninsula Snæfellsnes, and the renowned South Coast in the shadow of Eyjafjalajökull glacier volcano are all waiting for you to discover their beauty.

You'll have the chance to admire Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in southeast Iceland as you travel out along the South Coast, relax in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon in the southwest, go on a day trip to the Golden Circle and travel Snæfellsnes peninsula.

You'll visit some of the most spectacular waterfalls, forest trails and sandy beaches the country has to offer. You'll also have plenty of time to explore the northernmost capital of the world, Reykjavik, and all its quirky little cafés and colourful houses. All this in just six days! 

If you'd like to add more fun, you can also reserve extra activities during the booking process. On your way around the Golden Circle, you can combine the marvellous attractions with snowmobiling on a glacier, horseback riding in a geothermal valley or snorkelling in the silver-blue waters of Silfra gorge in Þingvellir National Park. 

If you are curious about other possibilities, there are many tours in and around Reykjavik to choose from. You could take a boat ride to see the whales of the North Atlantic or take a culinary walking tour of the city and indulge in a taste of Iceland.  

If you never get enough of adventure, you can even extend your trip for a day and use it to go cave exploring, or, better yet, go inside a volcano! For those visiting between May and October, you can visit the impressive Þríhnjúkagígur volcano magma chamber, formerly filled with molten lava, and now a huge hall and a testament to Earth's incredible power.

The possibilities are endless. All transport and accommodation are included in this tour, so all that's left for you to do is to book. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 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.

  • 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

  • Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available) and return transfer

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

  • South Coast 2-day small group 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

  • Snæfellsnes peninsula small group sightseeing tour in a minibus

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

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • 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.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland!

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

The moment you land on the Keflavik International airport we'll be waiting to take you the northernmost capital in the world.

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

The quirky cafés and pubs of downtown, along with the many restaurants and museums, will be sure to keep you busy. 

If you arrive in April or September, you can search the skies for Northern Lights, but from May to August, you can enjoy the extremely long days and Midnight Sun!

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 steed on a snowmobile trip to the Langjökull glacier. The choice is yours.

However, if you just want some R&R after your trip, how about a nice, relaxing soak at the Fontana geothermal spa to make a perfect end to an already great day?

On the way back to the city after the Golden Circle tour, you’ll make a stop at the Blue Lagoon, for a sensory experience unique to Iceland. Release all your tension, letting the azure water soothe tired muscles and joints.

Please note that if you have arranged additional activities with your Golden Circle tour, such as snorkelling, horseback riding or snowmobiling, your visit to the Blue Lagoon will be scheduled on either 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.

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. One is light and teasing, with open grottos behind the waterfall, where it is possible to walk behind it for a unique point of view, while the other is a plunging wall of water, powerful and unyielding.

As you continue towards Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you'll pass glaciers and volcanoes, black sands and fluffy moss, the impressive waves of the Atlantic Ocean and probably a few puffins, sheep, and horses.

At the end of the day, you will arrive at one of Iceland's most breathtaking natural attractions: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This deep and ever-expanding lagoon lies beneath Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, and is full of icebergs that have broken off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue.

Nearby 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.'

At the end of the day, you will return to Vik or within the surrounding area to stay the night.

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

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

You will start heading back towards Reykjavík, passing by the beautiful Skaftafell Nature Reserve, an area where it is possible to go glacier hiking! Experienced guides teach thousands of guests a year the basics of ice climbing, and many have experienced for themselves the exhilaration and adrenaline that comes with breaking the ice for the first time!

You will make stops on the way back where time was elusive on the previous day, such as at Dyrhólaey cliffs, to admire some puffins and the spectacular views of the south coast. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Vestmannaeyjar Islands in the south, to Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers in the north - and far along black beaches to both east and west.

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

Day 5 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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

On this day you will 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.


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.

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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