One Week Summer Package with Guided Tour to the South Coast & the Remote Eastfjords

One Week Summer Package with Guided Tour to the South Coast & the Remote Eastfjords
A map of the itinerary for the One Week Summer Package with Guided Tour to the South Coast & the Remote Eastfjords in Iceland
The water from falls such as Seljalandsfoss feed the landscapes of the South Coast in summer, making them verdant and blossoming with wildflowers.
Skógafoss Waterfall is beautiful in the summertime.
Erupting against the summer sun, the mighty geyser Strokkur has been known to blast boiling waters to heights in excess of forty metres.
Hallgrimskirkja Church in Iceland's charming capital city, Reykjavik.
Þingvellir National Park has a few quaint buildings, including a historic church where cultural services are still often held.

Experience Iceland’s best attractions with this 7-day summer package. Spend a week basking in the Midnight Sun while you travel in a small group around the Golden Circle, through the South Coast, and up the quiet Eastfjords. Those looking for a holiday that combines stunning nature and ancient culture need to look no further.

Included in this package is a guided tour where you'll travel from Reykjavík across the country, seeing hot springs, fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, mountains and wildlife. At the other side of Iceland, you will board a plane that will take you back to the city, thus cutting your travel time significantly and giving you more time to explore.

En route, you can add on exciting adventures that will surely make your trip unforgettable. You could ride an Icelandic horse, hike up a glacier or sail amongst icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Back in Reykjavík, you will have a full day to explore this northernmost capital. However, if you still long for nature, you could also take a day trip to either the Snæfellsnes Peninsula or venture inside a dormant volcano. Of course, you will also have time to visit Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon spa.

Aside from a small-group tour lead by an experienced, local guide, this package includes a return transfer from Keflavík airport, all accommodations, and a domestic flight from Egilsstaðir in the East to Reykjavík city. So all you have to worry about is to capture amazing photos while in Iceland.

Get ready to join the fun and make memories which will stay with you forever with this 7-day summer package. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, East Iceland, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Snæfellsnes, Sólheimajökull, Þríhnúkagígur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, Egilsstaðir, Reynisdrangar, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Included:
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available, detailed info below)

  • 3 nights of accommodation around the countryside of Iceland (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)

  • Small-group guided 4-day tour along the ring road of Iceland, counter-clockwise from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir

  • Domestic flight from Egilsstaðir to Reykjavík (with 20kg of checked baggage allowance and 6kg of hand luggage allowance)

  • Return bus transfer between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik

  • Professional local driver and guide on tour (English speaking)

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Optional activities (can be added during the booking process)

  • Blue Lagoon entrance (can be added during the booking process)

  • International flights

  • Lunch and dinner


What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good outdoor shoes

  • Swimsuit & towel

  • Camera


Good to know:

Iceland is a country of oppositions. The weather might be fickle and change rapidly and can get quite cold even in summer. Wearing proper shoes and overcoats will certainly make your travels more enjoyable. Please note that the boat tours on Jökulsárlón are only available from May until August.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavik


By downtown Reykjavík is a beautiful and historical pond called Tjörnin, which provides a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city.


Touchdown at Keflavík airport is only the beginning of the magical trip ahead of you. First thing’s first, hop aboard a bus to Iceland's capital, Reykjavík. The drive into the city will allow you a glimpse of the volcanic landscapes you’ll be seeing more of throughout your journey.

If you arrive before 3pm you have the pleasure of choosing to enjoy a trip to the legendary Blue Lagoon on your first day in Iceland. You have the option of either a comfort or premium entrance into the world famous geothermal spa. If you arrive after 3pm, however, don't worry, you can always add a Blue Lagoon visit to a different day during your trip.

After settling into your accommodation, you will have free time to get to know the city. About half the population of the country lives in the capital area. It has a rich cultural life and many quaint streets to stroll along. You could go to a museum, see a concert or watch some comedy. Reykjavík is your oyster for the day.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Super Budget

Rooms or dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostel. Located in the capital region. Access to cooking facilities on premises. Breakfast not included.

Reykjavík Budget

Capital Inn is a 2 star hotel 3 km out of the city centre, with a short walk to Kringlan shopping mall and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Private bedrooms with a washbasin but shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Reykjavík Comfort

The Fosshótel chain has four 3-4 star Hotels located in and around the city center of Reykjavík. There is a short walk from all of the hotels to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - The Golden Circle


Silfra gorge in Þingvellir National Park is an esteemed location for snorkelling and diving; it is accessible throughout the year, as it maintains a constant temperature of two degrees Celsius.


In the morning, you will be picked up from Reykjavík and taken around the three most popular sightseeing destinations in Iceland, known as the Golden Circle. Prepare yourself for some breathtaking sights.

The first stop is Þingvellir National Park, famous due to both historical and geographical significance. It was here where the chieftains of the Viking age assembled to lay the laws of the land, creating Iceland's parliament, Alþingi. The national park is also notable due to its geographical location, it sits on both the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates and a rift between the two can be seen clearly in the landscape.

The second stop on the Golden Circle is the Geysir geothermal area. Nestled in Haukadalur Valley, the region is home to Strokkur, a geyser which goes off every 5-10 minutes. Keep a camera ready to capture the jets of shooting water which can reach over twenty metres in up the air. 

Last, but certainly not the least, is Gullfoss Waterfall. The iconic two-tiered waterfall in Hvítá river stands at 32 metres tall in a rugged valley, carved out by the glaciers of the last ice age. On days when the sun shines at the waterfall, you can often see a rainbow in the mist.

A great addition to an already satisfying day is to go horseback riding. Icelandic horses are petit and pretty creatures which make the perfect companions on a trek across the gorgeous landscapes. The trip is suitable for all, both beginners and expert riders, and you can reserve your spot during the booking process.

At the end of the day, you’ll stay in accommodation near the Golden Circle.


Accommodation

Fosshótel Hekla

Fosshotel Hekla is a 3-star hotel in the Golden Circle area. The hotel has a restaurant which serves traditional Icelandic cuisine, a bar and a lounge. Free access to hot tub. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Stracta Hotel Hella

Stracta Hotel Hella is a 3-star hotel in the town of Hella. The hotel has an on-site bar with a lounge for guest and a sun terrace. Free access to hot tub. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 3 - South Coast


Seljalandsfoss boasts a unique trait over the vast majority of other waterfalls in Iceland; a cave behind it means that, in summer, visitors can fully encircle it.


On day three you’ll find yourself chasing waterfalls, specifically the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the lovely Skógafoss waterfall.

The first stop of the day will be at Seljalandsfoss. The glacial water from this waterfall originates in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. A delightful feature of this waterfall is the fact that visitors can walk behind the 60-metre drop and admire the water from an unusual angle. 

Next, you’ll see Skógafoss waterfall. The cliffs which Skógafoss plummets down 20 metres are jagged and the stream of water is mighty but it is beautiful to behold. On a sunny day, you’ll often see a rainbow in the mist that emanates from the streaming water.

On your third day, you have a chance to hike up Sólheimajökull Glacier. A truly adventurous addition to an already exciting day. Treading on the actual glacier is a joy which can’t be fully captured when looking at them from afar. Seeing glaciers up close and personal gives you a unique appreciation for these frosty giants who have sculpted the terrain in Iceland with their movements.

Another stop on this day will be at Reynisfjara beach, one of the most breathtaking of Iceland’s haunting black-sand beaches. A stunning coastal view awaits you at this perfect place for nature photography. In the summer there is even a possibility of spotting puffins and other sea birds.

Your accommodation for the night will be in or near the town of Vík.


Accommodation

Puffin Hótel Vík

The Puffin Hótel Vík is a country hotel and guesthouse situated in the coastal village of Vík. Located next to a restaurant, museum and swimming pool. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to outdoor hot tubs. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Katla

Hotel Katla is a 3-star country hotel situated 5 km east of Vík. Comfortable private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a hot tub and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon


The Diamond Beach is an enchanting place.


On day four it’s time to visit the lagoon dubbed Iceland’s ‘crown jewel’. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is truly like no other, it is the deepest lake in Iceland and in it float a sparkling array of blue and white icebergs. Maybe you’ll even see some seals swimming between the massive bergs.

Close by is the Diamond Beach, so called due to the icebergs which have washed up on shore where they shimmer on the black sand like diamonds in the sun. The contrasting colours of the beach and the ice make for truly stunning photographs.

To make a good day better you have the option to add a boat ride on the lagoon. You can choose an amphibian boat tour, which moves slower between the ice, perfect for families and photographers. 

After a  day of marvelling at the beauty of ice, you'll head to your accommodation which are located in the area.


Accommodation

Fosshótel Vatnajökull

Fosshótel Vatnajökull is a country hotel situated near the coastal village of Höfn. Europe’s largest icecap Vatnajökull can be seen from the location. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included

Hótel Höfn

Hotel Höfn is a 3-star hotel located in Höfn town central. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included


Day 5 - Eastfjords


A horse and it's rider near Vestrahorn Mountain.


The fifth day of your Iceland trip will be spent exploring the marvellous Eastfjords. These beautiful fjords are one of the most secluded and quiet parts of Iceland.

Your local guide will take you to lesser known locations in this area, distinguished by stunning mountainous terrain and ocean views. You might even be lucky enough to see some of the thriving wildlife of the East. 

You can look forward to weaving through the fjords and stopping at local villages where the pace of life is a little bit slower. You'll visit the lake Lagarfljót which sits on the banks of Hallormsstaðaskógur, Iceland's largest forest.

Towards the end of your day, you’ll find yourself in the biggest town in the region, Egilsstaðir. There you’ll catch a domestic flight back to the city of Reykjavík where you will spend the night.


Preferred accommodation in Reykjavík

Reykjavík Super Budget

Rooms or dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostel. Located in the capital region. Access to cooking facilities on premises. Breakfast not included.

Reykjavík Budget

Capital Inn is a 2 star hotel 3 km out of the city centre, with a short walk to Kringlan shopping mall and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Private bedrooms with a washbasin but shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Reykjavík Comfort

The Fosshótel chain has four 3-4 star Hotels located in and around the city center of Reykjavík. There is a short walk from all of the hotels to attractions, cafés, restaurants, museums and the nightlife. All offer private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Reykjavík Quality

Alda Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street in the city centre. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free access to a fitness room with a sauna and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 6 - Reykjavik or Day Trip


A hiker in Landmannalaugar takes a break at one of the Highland Reserve's beautiful vantage points, to take in summer views of its mountains, rivers and mossy lava fields.


On day six you are spoilt for choices, the day is yours to decide what to do with. You can stay in Reykjavík all day or go exploring outside the city limits. Are you a nature lover or a city slicker? Either way, you have options.

You could choose to roam the city, downtown is an especially fun part where you could do a bit of souvenir shopping. The city also has many museums devoted to Icelandic history and culture. For example, the National Museum of Iceland offers a complete overview of Icelandic history, Wonders of Iceland at Perlan teaches you all you need to know about Icelandic nature, and Árbær Open Air Museum allows you to dive right into history with its renovated buildings.

You could also leave the city on one of two tours that will get you better acquainted with Iceland’s unique nature. Inside the Volcano allows you to descend 120 metres inside the crater of Þríhnúkagígur Volcano, a truly unique and unforgettable experience. This day trip is great for those looking to be impressed by the majesty of nature.

The other tour goes around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, an area which has been dubbed ‘Iceland in Miniature’ because of its varied sights. There are quaint towns, beautiful coastlines, impressive mountains, geothermal activity and a glacier. In short, Snæfellsnes has examples of nearly every natural wonder Iceland has to offer.

You can also choose to visit the Blue Lagoon on this day. The legendary lagoon is not to be missed on your trip to Iceland. The light blue water is warm and the clay in the lagoon is a wonderful remedy for any skin ailments. A perfect place to cleanse and relax after five days of travelling around Iceland.

You will spend another night at your accommodation in Reykjavík. 


Day 7 - Departure


Say goodbye to Reykjavík and Hallgrímskirkja Church.


All good things come to an end, and your time in Iceland is no exception. On the seventh day, it’s time for you to fly away.

If your flight leaves late, you can spend the day exploring Reykjavík city further. Take one last look at the towering Hallgrímskirkja church and the architectural wonder or Harpa Concert Hall or pick up a souvenir or two to bring back home.

When it is time to leave, you'll board a bus and be taken back past the vast lava fields on the way to Keflavík Airport. We hope you had a pleasant stay and come back soon, there’s so much more to see and enjoy.


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.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

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.

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.


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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