Amazing 6-Day Adventure Tour of South Iceland & Reykjavik | Natural Wonders & Culture

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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Starting time
6 days
Ending place
Reykjavík, Iceland
June - Aug.
Minimum age
8 years old


Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning landscapes of South Iceland and Reykjavik on this six-day tour. Immerse yourself in the marvels and treasures of this extraordinary land, where every day unveils new wonders and exhilarating experiences. If you crave natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural discoveries, this tour is tailor-made for you.

Your adventure begins as you arrive in Iceland and are transported to your hotel in Reykjavik, where you can settle in and prepare for an unforgettable experience. Choose between a comfortable 3-star or luxurious 4-star hotel option to suit your preferences.

The following day, set out on a captivating city tour of Reykjavik, where you'll discover the city's charm and delve into its intriguing history and culture. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as the magnificent Hallgrimskirkja Church and wander through the vibrant streets of the old town adorned with colorful houses.

In the afternoon, get ready for an exhilarating whale-watching adventure. Cruise along the Reykjavik coast, keeping your eyes peeled for majestic humpback whales, playful dolphins, and a variety of seabirds. Witnessing these incredible creatures in their natural habitat will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Continue your journey to the enchanting Westman Islands, an archipelago renowned for its volcanic landscapes and abundant birdlife. Hop on a ferry to Heimaey Island, the largest and only inhabited island in the archipelago. 

Explore the unique volcanic formations, visit Eldfell volcano, and learn about the dramatic eruption that shaped the island's history. Be captivated by the sight of adorable puffins nesting along the cliffs.

As you venture along the picturesque South Coast, you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of Iceland's natural wonders. Stand in awe of the mighty Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls as their cascading waters create a spectacle that defies imagination. 

Stroll along Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach, and be enchanted by the dramatic basalt columns and towering Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

Your journey culminates with a trip to Landmannalaugar, an otherworldly destination in the Icelandic highlands. Traverse rugged landscapes adorned with vibrant colors, soak in natural hot springs, and marvel at the steaming geothermal wonders. 

Optional glacier hikes allow you to explore the icy wonders of this breathtaking region, providing a truly unforgettable experience.

Conclude your tour with a visit to a local microbrewery, where you'll sample a variety of unique and delicious craft beers. Immerse yourself in Iceland's brewing culture as you learn about the local techniques and flavors.

Don't miss this remarkable 6-day adventure, immersing yourself in the marvels of South Iceland and Reykjavik. Book now and embark on a journey that will take you through ever-changing landscapes, cultural encounters, and outdoor activities that will leave you in awe. 

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5 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/WC
4 days escorted tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
5x breakfast
1x lunch
Guided whale-watching tour from Reykjavík
Entrance to the Whales of Iceland exhibition
Entrance to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa including a rental towel
Return ferry trip to Westman Islands
Entrance to Eldheimar exhibition
Entrance to Lavashow
Entrance to Skógasafn Folk museum
Return transport in a highland vehicle to Landmannalaugar
Ölvisholt microbrewery tour and beer tasting


Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Daily itinerary

Day 1
The Harpa Concert Hall is a breathtaking building in Iceland.

Day 1 - Arrival Day

Your adventure begins as you arrive at Keflavik airport and embark on an individual transfer via the Flybus shuttle bus. Sit back and relax as you journey from the airport to your accommodation in the vibrant city of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. 

Upon arrival at your hotel, take a moment to settle in and make yourself at home. If time allows, you have the opportunity to explore the charms of Reykjavik on your own. Stroll through the city's lively streets, lined with colorful buildings and bustling with energy. Discover the unique blend of modernity and tradition that characterizes this cosmopolitan capital.

If you're feeling hungry, indulge in a delicious meal at one of the city's many top-notch restaurants, where you can savor Icelandic specialties and international cuisine alike. Be sure to try some of the local delicacies, such as fresh seafood and traditional lamb dishes.

Reykjavik also offers a vibrant arts and culture scene. Visit one of the city's numerous art galleries and museums to immerse yourself in Icelandic art, history, and culture. The Harpa Concert Hall, with its stunning architecture, is a must-visit for music and design enthusiasts.

As night falls, consider exploring Reykjavik's thriving nightlife. The city comes alive with music, laughter, and the warm ambiance of its charming bars and clubs. Enjoy a drink or two, mingle with locals and fellow travelers, and embrace the lively atmosphere.

After an exciting day of arrival and exploration, retire to your comfortable accommodations. Depending on your preference, you can choose between the 3-star Fosshotel Baron or a similar option in Reykjavik, offering cozy rooms and convenient amenities. Alternatively, opt for the 4-star Fosshotel Reykjavik or a similar choice, where you can luxuriate in stylish surroundings and exceptional service.

Get a good night's rest, as the upcoming days will be filled with breathtaking sights, exhilarating activities, and unforgettable experiences. Let the anticipation build as you prepare for the wonders that await you on your Gems of South Iceland & Reykjavik tour.

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Day 2
Reykjavik is a beautiful city, particularly when seen from a helicopter or plane.

Day 2 - Reykjavik City Tour, Whale Watching & Sky Lagoon

Get ready for a full day of exploration and excitement as you dive into the captivating sights and experiences of Reykjavik, Iceland's vibrant capital city.

In the morning, meet your knowledgeable tour guide, who will be your companion for the day as they showcase the highlights of this fascinating city. Learn about the rich history and development of Reykjavik, from its early settlement to its modern-day vibrancy. 

Your city tour begins with a visit to the iconic Hallgrímskirkja, a striking church that stands tall and proud as one of Reykjavik's most recognizable landmarks. Admire its unique architecture and capture breathtaking panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.

As you continue your journey, drive through the university district, passing by notable landmarks such as the Nordic House and the National Museum. Gain insights into Iceland's cultural heritage and its ongoing contributions to academia and the arts.

In the city center, stop by the City Hall, which extends out into the tranquil Tjornin lake. Marvel at its modern design and take a moment to appreciate the serene surroundings. Nearby, you'll find the Lutheran Cathedral and the House of Parliament, representing the city's political and religious significance.

As you drive by the harbor, witness the bustling activity of fishing vessels, whale hunters, and whale watchers. Reykjavik's maritime atmosphere comes alive, showcasing its deep connection to the ocean and its abundant marine life.

Throughout Reykjavik, you'll also encounter an array of public art installations and sculptures that contribute to the city's vibrant artistic scene. The tour culminates with a stop at the Harpa concert and conference hall, a striking architectural masterpiece situated along the city's waterfront. Its unique design captures and reflects the natural light, ocean, and sky, creating a captivating visual spectacle.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the spirit of whale watching as you embark on a 3-hour cruise across Faxafloi Bay. With expert guides on board, keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent creatures that inhabit these waters. Dolphins, humpback whales, orcas, blue whales, and minke whales may grace you with their presence, offering awe-inspiring moments you'll cherish forever. 

After the whale-watching adventure, deepen your understanding of these majestic creatures at the Whales of Iceland exhibition. Encounter life-sized whale models and engage in a virtual reality experience that brings you closer to their world, shedding light on their behaviors and conservation efforts.

To conclude your day on a relaxing note, indulge in the Sky Lagoon, Iceland's latest geothermal lagoon spa experience. Located near Reykjavik's city center, this oasis offers warm, rejuvenating waters where the ocean meets the sky. Surrender to the soothing embrace of the lagoon, allowing the tranquil ambiance to wash away any tension or fatigue, leaving you refreshed and revitalized.

After a day filled with cultural discoveries, thrilling wildlife encounters, and serene relaxation, return to your chosen hotel in Reykjavik. 

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Day 3
A puffin shows off its catch of fish.

Day 3 - Westman Islands Exploration

Ahoy! Get ready for an exciting day as you set sail on a short ferry ride to the Westman Islands. Take part in a bus and walking tour of the village of Heimaey and this extraordinary island.

The Westman Islands, also known as Vestmannaeyjar, hold a remarkable story of resilience and natural wonders. In 1973, a volcanic eruption on the island of Heimaey became the largest natural disaster in recent Icelandic history.

During your tour of the Westman Islands, explore stunning bird cliffs teeming with diverse avian life. Witness the magnificent seabirds as they soar through the sky and nest along the cliffs. The island's volcanic landscapes provide a dramatic backdrop, showcasing the unique geology that characterizes this region.

Hike up to the volcano crater, offering panoramic views of the island and its surroundings. Take in the awe-inspiring sight of the crater and marvel at the forces of nature that shaped this land.

A visit to the "Pompei of the North," also known as the Eldheimar Museum, unveils a volcanic excavation project that sheds light on the aftermath of the eruption. Learn about the impact of the eruption on the island's residents and the ongoing efforts to understand and preserve this significant event in Icelandic history.

After the guided tour, you'll have the afternoon free to explore the town of Heimaey at your own pace. Wander through the charming streets and observe the thriving birdlife that has returned to the island. Signs of the recent volcanic eruptions add a unique touch to the town's landscape, offering a glimpse into the dynamic nature of Iceland's geology.

As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to the Westman Islands and return to the mainland. Your base for the next two nights will be the Stracta Hotel, located in Hella, or a similar comfortable accommodation in South Iceland. Rest and recharge for more remarkable adventures await you in the days ahead.

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Day 4
The South Coast of Iceland has incredible cliffs and geology.

Day 4 - South Coast & Lava Show

Prepare for an unforgettable day as you explore the stunning sights along the South Coast of Iceland. The first stop of the day takes you to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountains. Follow a slick and wet trail that leads you right behind the falls, immersing yourself in the mesmerizing cascade of water.

Continuing the journey, you'll pass by the impressive glaciers Myrdalsjokull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajokull on your way to the village of Vik. Here, you have the opportunity to attend the lava show, a unique exhibition where you can witness actual flowing lava! Experience the sight of the lava as it melts and pours onto ice, creating a fascinating display of flowing motion, sizzling sounds, and radiant heat.

Take a leisurely walk along the black lava beach and marvel at the breathtaking bird cliffs of Reynisfjara. Admire the fascinating basalt columns and rock formations while the crashing waves add a touch of drama to the coastal scenery.

In the afternoon, you'll visit Skogar, where you can explore the folk museum that showcases traditional turf houses. Step back in time and gain insights into the cultural heritage of the region as you wander through these well-preserved historical buildings. 

Near Skogar, witness the Skogafoss waterfall, a towering cascade that reaches a height of 60 meters. Experience the captivating power of its thunderous roar and the mist that envelops the air. 

Alternatively, you have the option to join an informative and easy glacier hike at Solheimajokull glacier tongue. Embark on a fascinating walk through a frozen wonderland, experiencing the varying shades of glacier ice up close.

As the day comes to a close, return to your accommodation in South Iceland. Take this time to reflect on the incredible natural wonders and exhilarating experiences you've encountered throughout the day.

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Day 5
The Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve is a famous place in Iceland's highlands.

Day 5 - Landmannalaugar & Microbrewery

Today, get ready for an adventure as you traverse the rough unpaved road to Landmannalaugar, a true oasis nestled in the barren highlands, surrounded by vibrant rhyolite mountains. This breathtaking destination offers a sight like no other in Iceland.

The highlight of the day is a 90-minute round-trip hike towards Brenninsteinsalda, known as the rainbow mountain of Iceland. As you ascend, be prepared to witness the stunning beauty of this volcanic marvel. 

Brenninsteinsalda is renowned for its vibrant colors, making it one of the most colorful and spectacular volcanic mountains in Iceland. Its image can often be found in books and calendars, captivating the hearts of all who lay eyes upon it. 

After the invigorating hike, indulge in a picnic lunch amidst the captivating landscapes of Landmannalaugar. Take a moment to savor the flavors of the region while surrounded by the awe-inspiring scenery.

Following the meal, you'll have free time to enjoy a well-deserved relaxation in the natural geothermal stream. Immerse yourself in the warm and rejuvenating waters, allowing the soothing embrace of the geothermal oasis to wash away any traces of fatigue, leaving you refreshed and revitalized.

As you continue your journey back to Reykjavik, we make a short stop at the beautiful Hjalparfoss waterfall. You’ll find this natural wonder surrounded by unique basalt rock formations, creating a picturesque setting that is truly a sight to behold.

Before reaching your final overnight location in Reykjavik, you have one more delightful experience in store. You’ll visit Olverk, a microbrewery located in Hvergerdi in the south of Iceland. 

Here, you'll be introduced to the brewery's history and the intricate brewing process. And, of course, no visit to a brewery would be complete without a tasting. Sample a selection of Icelandic beers, experiencing the unique flavors and craftsmanship that make Icelandic beer truly special.

As the day draws to a close, you'll return to Reykjavík, where you'll spend the night in your chosen accommodation. 

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Day 6
Iceland's capital is easily and affordably accessible with a FlyBus.

Day 6 - Departure Day

On the final day of your tour, enjoy a relaxed morning as you savor a delicious breakfast at your accommodation in Reykjavik. Take in the last moments of the city's charm before bidding farewell to this remarkable land.

At the designated time, you'll have an individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your hotel to Keflavik airport, ensuring a smooth and convenient journey to catch your flight. The departure time of the shuttle will be based on the time of your flight, allowing you to arrive at the airport with ease.

Reflect on the incredible memories, stunning landscapes, and unique experiences you've encountered during your six-day adventure through South Iceland and Reykjavik. Depart with a sense of fulfillment, knowing that you've explored the gems of this extraordinary land.

As you leave Iceland, carry with you the fond memories and the desire to return one day, knowing that there is always more to discover in this captivating country.

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Good to know

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions, and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

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