8 Day Summer Package | The Classic South, the Far-flung Westfjords and the Untouched Highlands

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Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English
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Reykjavík

See the very best that Iceland has to offer with this fantastic eight-day summer package where you rediscover the picturesque South Coast and hike up a glacier before exploring som...

See the very best that Iceland has to offer with this fantastic eight-day summer package where you rediscover the picturesque South Coast and hike up a glacier before exploring some of the country’s lesser-known regions, including the majestic Westfjords and the stunning Central Highlands.

This package is particularly suited towards returning visitors to Iceland, hence the focus on Iceland’s wild and isolated areas. However, it is infused with adventure as you'll get to participate in both a glacier hike and a super jeep tour. Those routinely awe-inspired by nature will also find this package more than satisfying, as will amateur and professional photographers alike.

By opting for a multi-day tour package such as this, you open up a realm of benefits otherwise unavailable to your average tra...

Included

5 nights of accommodation in Reykjavík (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget or Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
Keflavík airport transfer on arrival/departure days
South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour (with optional glacier hiking and Jokulsarlon boat tour)
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)
Westfjords 2-day small group super jeep tour with dinner
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in the Westfjords during the 2-day Westfjords tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Return flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport and the Westfjords
Bus day tour to the highlands (can be upgraded to a Super Jeep tour)
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Taxes

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Caving
Super Jeep
Horse Riding
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Bird watching
Helicopter

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Westfjords
West Iceland
Reykjavík
Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Látrabjarg
Dynjandi
Landmannalaugar
Þórsmörk

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

Welcome to Iceland! It’s your first day back in the country, the first day of your new adventure, and as you land into Keflavík International Airport, don’t be surprised to feel a rush of adrenaline and anticipation. You’re back!

Thanks to your itinerary, you will already have your open bus ticket readily available, keeping your transfer to Iceland’s capital...

Day 2

The Classic South Coast

Today, you will be stepping into Iceland’s most beloved region, the sublime South Coast. With its picture-postcard scenery, charming towns, and a plethora of attractions, it is no surprise that the South is Iceland’s most visited region, boasting glistening glaciers, roaring waterfalls and domineering mountain peaks.

Your day will begin in the city where you...

Day 3

The Classic South Coast

At the beginning of your second day on the South Coast, you will visit what is colloquially referred to as “the Crown Jewel of Iceland”, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, in Vatnajökull National Park.

This incredible attraction has an almost tangible, ethereal ambience, instilling a sense of tranquillity in visitors who love to sit idly watching the lagoon’s enormo...

Day 4

The Remote Westfjords

With the South Coast fully discovered, its time to set your sights on one of the country’s lesser-visited regions, the almighty Westfjords. You will first catch a flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to the charming village of Bíldudalur in the Westfjords, where you will meet your guides for the next two days. After boarding your iconic super jeep, it’s ti...

Day 5

The Remote Westfjords

Arnarfjörður fjord is known for its deep history of sorcery and magic, adding a strange, almost haunting ambience to the area. Your guide will be quick to tell you of the fascinating and imaginative stories that derive from this area,

According to folklore, this fjord has long been the home of monsters and dangerous spirits, and there's little surprise as to...

Day 6

A Taste of Highlands

Today, you will have the chance to experience the many joys found in the Icelandic Central Highlands, an area of colourful rhyolite mountain slopes, trickling glacial rivers and cragged canyons. The Central Highlands are only accessible during the summer months, making this a must for visitors who have only travelled to Iceland during the winter.

Landmannalau...

Day 7

Nature or City

Today, there are a variety of memorable experiences available to you. If you opt for the most famous spa in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged on this day for you to fully relax after many days of outdoor adventure.

The Blue Lagoon is the perfect location to start wrapping up your holiday, allowing you to sit back, soak and relax with a head full o...

Day 8

Departure

It’s your last day in Iceland. Depending on the time of your flight, you may have a final chance to get to know the capital city. If your plane leaves in the afternoon or evening, you will have plenty of opportunities to sample Reykjavík’s rich culinary scene, as well as its coffee houses, cutesy souvenir shops and bustling flea markets.

You could also contac...

Map

What to bring

Warm outdoor clothes
Swimsuit
Camera
Hiking shoes

Good to know

Wearing cotton or jeans as the outer layer during your trip to the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour is not allowed. Please wear suitable waterproof clothes and sturdy hiking shoes for this trip. It’s always the same temperature inside the crater – about 5–6°C (42–43°F). The Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour involves a hike of 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 th...

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.

Meals

You can now add meals to your booking. Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.

Private Transfer

The transfer takes around 45 minutes between the airport and your drop-off location in Reykjavik. An agent will pick you up at the airport arrival hall with a sign to welcome you. There is no additional waiting time. You will board your private transfer and head to either the city or the Blue Lagoon immediately. If you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon and it is fit into the arrival day, your driver will take you there first. The drive takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will have 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak. The driver will be waiting in the lobby to collect you and drive you straight to your accommodation in Reykjavik afterwards, which takes around 30 to 35 minutes. For your return journey, your private transfer driver will pick you up from outside your accommodation and drop you off at the airport directly. The total time would be around 45 minutes. Please note that if your Blue Lagoon cannot be fit into your arrival/departure day, you will take the shuttle between the Blue Lagoon and the city.

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.