7 Day Summer Package | Customize Your Trip

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Choose this package for an adventure holiday of a lifetime. This 7-day package offers the very best sights and activities Iceland has to offer in the summertime, and you can select a wide array of exciting activities to make your holiday perfect.

This seven-day tour will get you to all the most important places while making sure you have plenty of freedom to decide what to do and how to do it. It is the perfect adventure for the new traveler in Iceland that wants a little bit of everything, with extra helpings of the good stuff you like most.

All the basics are included, like the Golden Circle. You can keep to the most popular locations, or spice it up with some snowmobiles or horses. You'll also get to see the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the black sands of Sólheimasandur, the massive Vatnajökull glacier and some of the most amazing waterfalls in the nation.

Entrance to the Blue Lagoon for a skin-soothing soak is included in the price. You can add more activities during booking and tailor it to your desires. 

Hike through a bright green oasis of striped rhyolite mountains in the rocky highlands! Explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber, available from May through October. Go snowmobiling on the glaciers or horseback riding through a geothermal valley. Relax in the geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana. 

Do whatever you like in a free day in Reykjavik. Whatever you choose, you are sure to find something entertaining in Iceland. 

Reserve now and let us take you on the trip of a lifetime! Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara, Vík i Mýrdal, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

Included:
  • 5 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget level; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)

  • Airport transfer on arrival/departure

  • Blue Lagoon standard entrance (upgrades available) and return transfer

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

  • South Coast 2-day 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)

  • 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

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Swim suit

  • Camera


Good to know:

The Inside the Volcano tour is available from May 15 to October 15. If you choose this tour for Day 5, please note that wearing cotton or jeans as the outer layer is not allowed during your trip to the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour. Please wear suitable waterproof clothes and sturdy hiking shoes. The crater is always around 5–6°C (42–43°F) inside and it is important to keep warm and dry.

The Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour includes a hike from the parking lot to the volcano. It is approximately 3 km (2 miles) each way. The walk usually takes around 45–50 minutes (depending on the condition of people in the group). A guide will be with you at all times during the walk.

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 - Arrival – Welcome to Iceland


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As you land in the middle of a lava field, we'll be ready to pick you up and spirit you away to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital on the planet. Our shuttle will await you at the airport.

Once you arrive, you will still have the rest of the day in Reykjavík to explore and experience the city, browse its many boutiques, enjoy world class coffee in quirky coffee shops (Reykjavík has one of the largest gourmet cafés per capita ratio in the world).

You can wander around downtown and look at the funny little corrugated iron houses with their vintage clothing shops and craft boutiques or visit the many interesting (and downright weird) museums available.

In the evening, the city comes alive with multiple bars offering live music, great cocktail lounges, multiple concerts and shows and an astonishing variety of restaurants for you to visit. The midnight sun keeps the light flowing, and the city is in a state of twilight the whole night.

Why not make the most of it and take the midnight whale watching tour to the Faxaflói bay and meet the gentle giants of the North Atlantic?

You'll spend the night in Reykjavik, of course!


Day 2 - The Golden Circle (with Added Fun!)


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On your second day, it is time to leave the city and head into nature. Some of Iceland's most amazing sites are just a short drive from the capital, so pack your camera and put on good shoes before your guide picks you up to explore the area known as The Golden Circle in the east.

Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the European and North American continental plates meet, creating incredible tension that causes the land to be torn apart and brought together again in crashing a geological ballet. Gorges are created by frequent earthquakes here; the land itself tells a story of desolation, destruction, and rebirth.

On this site more than a thousand years ago, Icelanders founded the first European Parliament and, indeed, the first Nordic democracy. The name Thingvellir in Icelandic means "fields of parliament." Near the Thingvallavatn lake lies the Silfra gorge, getting its name "The Silvery One" from its remarkable clear waters.

Your next stop is Haukadalur valley, the home of the Geysir and multiple other hot springs. The area is highly geothermal, with the main attraction, the hot spring Strokkur, erupting high into the sky every few minutes. The clay in the area has taken on various mystical colours from the minerals in the boiling water, giving the whole area a strange, otherworldly look.

Your last stop before returning to the city will be the waterfall Gullfoss. This massive waterfall in the glacial river Hvítá is one of Iceland's most famous attractions, be it crowned by midnight sun in summer or bound in layers of ice in wintertime.

If you want to make the day even more magical, you could always add some adventure to your tour. If you feel like getting wet and wild, take a snorkeling trip into the Silfra gorge. Want more fun in the snow? Detour to the Langjökull glacier for some snowmobile adventure if you crave excitement! If you would rather keep close to nature and choose to travel the way of our Icelandic forefathers, on a horse; you can try out their famously smooth gait for yourself! The choice is yours.

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 snorkeling, 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.

Finally, you will return to the city for another night.


Day 3 - The Wild South Coast


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In the morning the guide will pick you up, head out of the city and follow the south coast towards Vatnajökull National Park. The road will take you past some of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls, such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss as you travel along the coastline to Europe's largest glacier.

You will also pass by the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano – by all means, ask your guide to say it a few times to learn its infamous pronunciation. This mountain is well known due to its infamous eruption in 2010 which caused a rather epic traffic jam in the sky.

A little further are the sands of Sólheimajökull, stretching along the coastline towards the village of Vík where, under the impressive Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the black Reynisfjara beach lies, seemingly calm, but deceptively dangerous as the cold waters creep nearer. Towering over the scenery are the Reynisdrangar rock pillars, giving the lands an ethereal look.

A little further along is the beautiful Skaftafell Reserve, a green oasis in the black landscape nestling under the glacier, with a good view of Iceland's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur. End your tour at your accommodation on the South Coast. 


Day 4 - Ice Hikes and Boat Rides


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Your day starts early, and not on land. After a hearty breakfast, you'll head out to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where gargantuan icebergs float around after falling from their former home in the glacial tongue. Now they share the lagoon with fishes and seals that inhabit the lagoon, and some end up a little lower, on the Diamond Beach, where shards of ice glitter in the sunlight.

You can join an optional boat tour in the lake for some close encounters with the thousand-year-old glacial ice. If you see a seal, by all means, whistle – they are notoriously curious and often come closer to see what's going on.

Ice is sure the theme of today. Next up is a fun glacier hike where you can feel the ice under your feet. Your experienced guides will take you on top of a glacier tongue for some otherworldly views.

The equipment is provided, you just need to remember good shoes and a good sense of adventure. After your hike, it will be time to return to the capital where you will spend the night.


Day 5 - Fire vs. Ice


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On this day you can either take it hot or take it cool.

Your first option is to crank up the heat and join us on a trip to Thríhnúkagígur volcano, where we'll head into the earth to visit the magma chamber of this now-dormant giant. Trust us, it's cooled down enough for us all to be perfectly safe, but what a hot sight to behold.

The cavernous space might remind those of active imagination of a Dwarven citadel, or possibly a dragon's treasure trove, where vibrant minerals paint a symphony of colours on the stone walls.

The second option is to keep it cool - quite many degrees colder than you might be used to! Take the day tour to Langjökull glacier where you'll have the opportunity to explore a glacier from the inside and visit ice halls deep within the glacial blue ice mass.

In the area are the Hraunfossar waterfalls, a cascade of multiple waterfalls rushing over the lava and melding with the river, that sports another amazing waterfall, Barnafoss, only a two-minute walk away.

After the day, you'll either cool down or heat up in downtown Reykjavík. There's always something tasty and fun to occupy your time.


Day 6 - Nature Lover vs. City Slicker


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Haven't had enough of nature yet? Or maybe a change to some retail therapy? Well, the choice is yours.

For your first option, get in touch with nature and join a tour into the wild heart of Iceland by taking a Superjeep trip up into the mountains to the Landmannalaugar natural paradise. The area, nestling in the shadow of the mighty volcano Hekla, is known for its beauty because of the colourful streaks in the rocks and cliffs.

There is a wide range of activities, such as fishing and hiking, and, of course, some high-quality geothermal bathing in the hot springs that nestle under the rocky hills. For those who love nature and would like to see the less easily reached parts of the island of ice, this is the perfect trip to the perfect place.

If you'd rather relax in the Nordic concrete jungle, you can opt to stay in the city and get to know the culture a bit better. Reykjavik has a lot to offer and various ways to explore.

You could visit the Árbær Open Air Museum and see the history of the city in this little country oasis in the middle of town or check out the Viking settlement history at the Settlement Exhibition Museum. You could join a tour of Iceland's culinary traditions and eat your fill, be it omnivorous or veterinarian, or take the boat to Viðey Island to look at the Imagine Peace monument (or, as some call it, The Batsignal).

For a relaxing afternoon, simply do as locals do and hit the geothermal pools to listen to the latest gossip, discuss politics and enjoy the healing powers of warm water.

Of course, if you prefer, your Blue Lagoon visit could also be placed on this day. Whichever you choose, the day will certainly be a blast.

If you want to have it all, you can easily extend the trip for one more day during the booking process and take both the Superjeep highlands tour and some happy shorter hours in Reykjavik.


Day 7 - Departure Day & Farewell to Iceland


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If your flight leaves a bit later, you could always do some last-minute shopping in one of the many funny little stores downtown or go whale watching and scout for puffins, or take a helicopter tour over the city and the nearby mountains. There will certainly be something to entertain you.

If you opt to extend your vacation for one more day during the booking process, there is plenty to do, and your time would surely not be wasted. The possibilities are nearly endless. How about taking a day tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula to visit the deep Vatnshellir cave or test your strength at the rocks of worth? You could hit the highlands yet again with a group of riders or take an ATV to the lava caves, or even go white river rafting. Iceland is sure to keep the adventurer in you busy and entertained.

Regardless of your departure date, we'll get you to the airport in the end, and say goodbye for now.


Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below. Super Budget booking will be arranged in hostel dormitory bed accommodation. For Comfort and Quality bookings, single person bookings will be arranged in a single room, while bookings of 2 or more people will share twin/double room(s) or triple room(s). If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs.

Super Budget

Rooms or dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Fosshótel Barón, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

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.


Reviews

In general, this program is highly recommended! Everyday tour was impressive and interesting. The accommodation of the first three days was comfortable, however, we don't like the accommodation of the last three days, the hotel facilities were very simple, staffs were not very easygoing. Anyway, we enjoyed Iceland very much, and thanks a lot to guide to Iceland!

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