Stunning 7-Day Summer Vacation Package of Iceland in Depth with a Guided Greenland Day Tour
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Iceland with a bonus once-in-a-lifetime trip to Greenland on this incredible seven-day package. This tour is perfect for those with a week in Iceland, seeking to fit in as many attractions and activities as possible, without stressing over organizing daily trips.
By joining this summer vacation package in Iceland, you’re saving yourself from the hassle of planning your own trip. A group of local travel experts organized everything you need even before your arrival in Iceland.
For example, your booking includes six-night accommodations with upgrade options, airport transfers, two-way flights to Greenland, a comfort package to the Blue Lagoon, and a personal travel agent you can contact anytime for questions or emergency assistance.
In addition, you’ll receive a comprehensive itinerary that details the attractions you’ll visit. Experienced local guides will accompany you the whole time to keep you safe, entertained, and informed.
Your time in Iceland will take you around the most well-known sites and some hidden gems that few travelers venture to. You’ll spend four days in the beautiful countryside on guided minibus tours with free days to explore Reykjavik on your own.
On day two, the adventure brings you to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. The peninsula is home to diverse natural features like the Snaefellsjokull glacier volcano and Kirkjufell mountain, a reason why many travelers call it “Iceland in miniature.”
Then, for two days, your small group will explore the top attractions of the South Coast, framed by the North Atlantic Ocean. Your exciting stops here include the Skogafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
Completing your countryside experience is a day trip to the Golden Circle, Iceland’s most popular tourist route. This scenic area is home to the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and the Gullfoss waterfall.
To spice up your Nordic holiday, you’ll board a plane further into the Arctic Circle to visit the settlement of Kulusuk in East Greenland. This charming village is steeped in Inuit culture and surrounded by incredible nature. Very few have the opportunity to see such a remote and stunning location, so make the most of this trip.
Additionally, you can elevate your sightseeing experience by packing each day with optional activities. During the booking process, your options are snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier, snorkeling in Silfra fissure, glacier hiking on the South Coast, and amphibian boat tour in Jokulsarlon.
To make your travel plans more convenient and stress-free, this tour package offers you a flexible booking. In any unforeseen emergencies, you can cancel your booking and obtain a full refund if you notify us 24 hours before departure.
Witness the wonders of Iceland and Greenland in just a week, from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon to Kulusuk village. Check availability now by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Arrival to Reykjavik
Welcome to the land of fire and ice.
Upon your touchdown at the Keflavik International Airport, your adventure in Iceland kicks off in style. You'll hop off the plane onto a cozy bus waiting outside the arrivals hall. The airport transfer is already included in your tour package, so there is no need to worry about extra fees.
As you cruise toward Reykjavik, your eyes will be treated to the stunning sights of the Reykjanes Peninsula. This area in Southwest Iceland features stunning landscapes like volcanoes, lava fields, and rugged coasts.
If you fancy a little detour, you can stop at the famed Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere.
Adding the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to your itinerary 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 with your comfort entrance package.
Once you've relaxed and soaked in the rejuvenating geothermal waters, the day is yours to explore Reykjavik, the heart and soul of Iceland. This charming city is a treasure trove of Icelandic culture and vibrant energy.
Wander its streets, admire the colorful buildings, and indulge in some local cuisine. There's no rush, as this is your free time.
With the sun gracing the Icelandic summer sky well into the evening, you'll have plenty of daylight hours to get a feel for this charming capital. You might want to visit Hallgrimskirkja, the iconic church that offers breathtaking views from its tower, or perhaps stroll along the Old Harbour to catch a glimpse of the vibrant arts scene.
Alternatively, consider exploring the city's museums, like the National Museum of Iceland, where you can dive into the fascinating history of this remarkable nation.
You will spend your first night in one of Reykjavik’s charming accommodations.
Day 2 - The Snaefellsnes Peninsula
On day two, you will visit the incredible Snaefellnes Peninsula. Often called 'Iceland in Miniature' due to the wealth of scenery spread across the 56-mile (90-kilometer stretch), today will be packed with sightseeing adventures.
First on the agenda is a visit to the crown jewel of the peninsula, the magnificent Snaefellsjokull glacier. This colossal, dormant volcano is famous as the setting for Jules Verne's thrilling novel, 'Journey to the Center of the Earth.' As you stand in its awe-inspiring presence, you'll feel like you've stepped into the pages of a classic adventure tale.
Next to see is the enchanting Djupalonssandur, a black sand beach that seems like something out of a dream. The waves crashing against the shore create a mesmerizing sight perfect for viewing and capturing photos.
Nearby are the unique basalt sea stacks and cliffs of Londrangar. These towering geological formations have been shaped by centuries of wind and waves, standing as sentinels along the rugged coastline.
The picturesque villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar are also on your itinerary, offering a glimpse into the quaint, charming life of coastal Iceland. Besides the coastal views surrounded by mountains, visiting these settlements will allow you to learn more about the local culture.
Feel free to ask any questions to your guide about the traditions and history of these settlements.
And last but certainly not least, you'll come face to face with one of Iceland's most photographed mountains, Kirkjufell. Its distinctive cone shape rises majestically against the horizon, making it a must-see natural wonder.
For pop culture enthusiasts, you may recognize Kirkjufell as the "arrowhead mountain" in the popular TV show Game of Thrones.
After a day filled with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable moments, you'll return to the vibrant capital, Reykjavik, for a well-deserved night's rest. Tomorrow holds even more adventures, so recharge those batteries and get ready for more Icelandic wonders.
Day 3 - The South Coast, Part 1
On your third day, you will explore the far end of the South Coast. This Icelandic region is a popular destination because of its beautiful natural attractions and proximity to Reykjavik.
You will start the day by driving to two majestic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Both fall from a height of 200 feet (60 meters) but are vastly different.
The former falls in a narrow stream over a small cave, which you can enter for a unique view of the cascade. Just prepare to get a little wet from the mist of the waterfall.
The Skogafoss waterfall, on the other hand, is wider and more powerful, producing so much mist that on sunny days, you can see a double rainbow. You can view its water curtain from the flat valley below or climb the stairs beside its cliff.
Today, you can also opt for a glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull, an outlet glacier of the larger Myrdalsjokull ice cap. Accompanied by a professional glacier guide, you'll ascend this ice giant, seeing blue ice streaked with black ash from past volcanic eruptions.
After that, you will have a better look at the Reynisfjara black sand beach and watch the waves crash upon the shore. In addition to the otherworldly volcanic sands, Reynisfjara features basalt columns and sea stacks, making your visit more enjoyable.
Make sure to look up at the cliffs because you might spot a puffin or two in their nests.
Soon after, you’ll reach the coastal village of Vik for a pitstop. This beautiful settlement has some interesting shops and cafes that you can visit.
From here, you will continue east, until you reach the area near the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. You will have the entire day tomorrow to explore the glacier lagoon and its nearby attractions. For now, you can retire for the night in your Southeast Iceland accommodation.
Day 4 - The South Coast, Part 2
On your fourth day, the journey back to Reykjavik along the South Coast promises to be fun as you stop at all the incredible points you might have missed on the way here. But before that, you'll have an exciting time exploring the wonders of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is a natural marvel known for its massive, floating icebergs. These icebergs originate from the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe's largest glacier covering at least 10% of Iceland. The lagoon itself is relatively young, formed only in the mid-20th century due to receding glaciers.
Jokulsarlon is not just a static body of water but is constantly changing. The icebergs break away from the glacier and slowly drift towards the Atlantic Ocean, creating an ever-evolving landscape. The lagoon's stunning blue hues result from ice compression, which causes the ice crystals to scatter light in a unique way.
For an even closer look at the icebergs, you have the option to take a boat tour. These amphibious boats transition seamlessly from land to water, allowing you to navigate among the icebergs safely.
The lagoon's tranquil waters provide a unique opportunity to observe the ice formations up close. It's also an ideal setting for capturing remarkable photographs of these icy giants.
While exploring the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals, as they are known to inhabit the area. Their playful presence adds to the natural charm of the glacier lagoon.
After your time at Jokulsarlon, you'll head to Diamond Beach, located nearby. Here, the icebergs that have drifted from the lagoon wash up on the shore, creating a striking contrast against the black sands. The icebergs glisten in the sunlight, resembling diamonds scattered across the beach, hence the name "Diamond Beach."
As the day ends, you'll return to Reykjavik to spend your fourth night. It's a well-deserved rest after a day filled with natural wonders and unique experiences.
Day 5 - Kulusuk, Greenland
On your fifth day, you will rise early and head to Reykjavik’s Domestic Airport for your trip to Greenland. The two-way flights are already included in your summer tour package.
The two-hour flight from Reykjavik to Kulusuk promises a visual feast, taking you over vast expanses of deep blue seas and oceans. Upon arrival, you'll witness a dramatic spectacle of ice sheets and mountainous coastlines that comprise Greenland’s unique terrain.
Nestled within a picturesque fjord, surrounded by rugged, saw-toothed mountains, Kulusuk's stunning landscapes will captivate your senses. You'll have the chance to explore the heart of the settlement, taking in the unique local architecture, the town's quaint church, and a visit to the museum to gain insights into Greenland's rich heritage.
As you explore, you'll have ample opportunities to interact with the welcoming villagers, gaining a deeper understanding of their way of life and the challenges they face in this unique environment. The village's stunning backdrop, with towering glaciers and the Arctic Ocean, provides a breathtaking setting for your cultural immersion.
In addition, iceberg watching is a popular activity in the area due to the many ice chunks breaking away from Greenland's massive ice sheets.
One of the possible highlights of your day is the opportunity to witness a native Inuit drum dance. This mesmerizing cultural experience provides a glimpse into the traditions of this remarkable community. The rhythmic beats and colorful performances will leave you lasting memories of your time in Kulusuk.
As the day unfolds, you'll find yourself enchanted by the warmth of the locals and the sheer beauty of the surroundings. An experienced guide will lead you through the village to enrich your experience. They will tell you more about the culture, attractions, and other local stories about Kulusuk.
You will return to the airport after several hours of exploring to fly back to Iceland’s capital, where you will spend the night.
Day 6 - Golden Circle and final adventure
Your penultimate day in Iceland will focus on the island nation's three most well-known destinations located in the Golden Circle. After a convenient pick-up or meet-up with your guide, you will begin your journey in the countryside.
The first of these is the Thingvellir National Park. Here, Icelanders formed an institution that would later be known as the original site of the world's longest-running, ongoing democracy, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The park's geology is also fascinating, nestling between the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Lush valleys, ravines, waterfalls, and a lake are just some of the natural features you'll see here.
Following Thingvellir, you will head to the Haukadalur valley. This region is home to hot springs, fumaroles, and two iconic geysers.
The first, Geysir, which gave all other geysers their name, is essentially inactive. Strokkur, the second geyser nearby, erupts to impressive heights every five to ten minutes. This frequency allows you to admire and record Strokkur's eruption at least once or twice on your visit.
Less than ten minutes down the road, you will find the final site of the Golden Circle, the mighty and awe-inspiring Gullfoss waterfall. This majestic attraction flows in two tiers before dropping into a narrow but old canyon.
While in Gullfoss, you can walk around the site to find the most ideal viewing deck for you.
In addition to the three sites of the Golden Circle, you will have the choice of four adventures to add to your day. You could opt for a snorkeling tour in the Thingvellir National Park, a snowmobiling trip on the Langjokull glacier, or a riding tour on one of Iceland's beautiful native horses.
You can choose one of these optional activities on the booking process or with the help of your personal travel agent.
Whether or not you join the optional activities, you will return to the capital for your final night.
Day 7 - Departure Day
The day has come to say goodbye to Iceland's summer charms. After a solid breakfast in Reykjavik, it's time to pack up and hop on a bus that will take you to Keflavik International Airport, where your flight home awaits.
Enjoy the scenic ride one last time, soaking in the beauty of the Icelandic landscapes as you head towards the airport.
If your flight is later in the day, there's still a chance to squeeze in some fun in Reykjavik. The city offers adventurous and laid-back activities that will excite every curious traveler.
Food lovers shouldn't miss a chance to taste local delights like lamb, fish stew, and Icelandic hot dogs at spots like Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. And for dessert, try Skyr cake or some creamy Icelandic ice cream. Skyr is a local superfood that can be likened to yogurt.
Meanwhile, shopaholics can explore the boutiques and craft stores along Laugavegur, where you can find Icelandic wool sweaters, jewelry, and unique souvenirs. These local products are excellent souvenirs you can take home to your friends and families.
If you're into sightseeing, visit Hallgrimskirkja, a tall church with unique architecture and a great view from its observation deck. Explore the city's street art scene with colorful murals decorating many buildings. You can also take a stroll along the Old Harbor to enjoy the sea breeze and watch fishing boats bobbing on the water.
For more options, consider visiting Perlan, a glass dome built on water tanks that offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscapes. Perlan is also home to permanent exhibitions about Iceland's diverse nature, including ice caves, volcanoes, and wildlife.
As the day winds down, head to the Keflavik International Airport for your flight home, carrying with you memories of beautiful attractions, culture, and Icelandic hospitality. You'll be back to the land of fire and ice soon. Have a safe flight, and see you again before you know it.
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 if you need a visa to travel to Iceland, a specific visa for the Schengen area is needed to visit Greenland.
For your convenience, it is recommended that you pack lightly for the Kulusuk tour and only bring carry-on luggage. Please also be prepared with a packed lunch for the Kulusuk trip as there are no cafés, bars or restaurants in the village. Note that the weather in Greenland is considerably colder than in Iceland, so please bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
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.
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.