8 Day Summer Tour Package | Best Attractions in Iceland

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Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English
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Reykjavík
5
Minimum age
5 years
Available
Apr. - Oct.

Join this summer holiday and enjoy eight days of adventure in Iceland! During a single trip, you can hike on the largest glacier in Europe, explore the insides of a volcano, sail a...

Join this summer holiday and enjoy eight days of adventure in Iceland! During a single trip, you can hike on the largest glacier in Europe, explore the insides of a volcano, sail amongst icebergs, walk behind a waterfall, and experience many more activities under the Arctic Circle.

Over the span of eight days and seven nights, you will be taken along the picturesque South Coast to famous places of natural beauty, such as the Golden Circle sightseeing route, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This package also offers you the chance to fly to the north to visit Lake Mývatn or head west to the great Snæfellsnes peninsula.

The tour offers more optional activities and destinations, so you can tailor it to your interests. If you love to swim, snorkelling in Silfra go...

Included

6 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget or Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
Airport transfer on arrival/departure
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (private bathroom, breakfast included)
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Taxes
Into the Glacier day tour (can be upgraded to Inside the Volcano day tour)
Snaefellsnes small group day tour (can be upgraded to Myvatn day tour with return flights)

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Snorkelling
Snowmobile
Super Jeep
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle
Highlands
Reykjavík
Akureyri
Jökulsárlón
Hvítá River
Vatnajökull
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Much of Iceland is covered in fragile Icelandic moss. If damaged, this moss can take decades to repair and is one of the main reasons to avoid stepping on it.

Arrival Day - Welcome to Iceland!

After landing at Keflavik International Airport, take the airport transfer through the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula to the cute little smoky bay of Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world.

After your arrival, multiple opportunities await in the capital. Reykjavík is rich in culinary culture and will please you with its variety of restaurants an...

Day 2
Strokkur hot spring will erupt routinely every five to ten minutes, though its height and regularity have fluctuated over the last centuries.

Golden Circle - Sights and Sounds

On this first full day, you will head for Golden Circle, the most famous sightseeing route in Iceland. The route mainly consists of three sights: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss waterfall.

Þingvellir is the home of the first Icelandic democratic parliament, founded over 1000 years ago. It stands on the edge of two tectonic plates, linking Europ...

Day 3
At high tide, sleeper waves at Reynisfjara are able to extend all the way up the beach, posing a danger to those visiting.

The Wild South Coast: Glaciers and Waterfalls

Today, you have a fulfilling day of nature and some optional icy activities, so put on proper shoes and a good jacket, and you'll be off to the South Coast.

The first stop is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which flies off black cliffs, surrounded by greenery. Take a walk around the waterfall, and you will be rewarded with a viewpoint that is very rare: from be...

Day 4
Diamond Beach is where icebergs from Jökulsárlón finally make their way into the Atlantic Ocean.

A Day on Ice

You'll start your day by visiting one of the most remarkable places in Iceland; the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You'll see massive icebergs, which have broken off a nearby glacier, float on the serene lake on their journey towards the ocean. 

If you are travelling between May and October, it is highly recommended to take a boat ride on the lagoon. You'll boar...

Day 5
Those entering the volcanic caldera Þríhnjúkagígur will be astounded by its depth and variety of colour.

Hot vs. Cold

Some people come to Iceland to see glaciers and snow. Other to see the great power of the earth on this land of fire. Now you can choose which side you'd like to know better.

Today you have two options to go deep into the nature of Iceland, each option representing an opposite side of the coin: into a glacier or inside the magma chamber of a volcano.

If you ch...

Day 6
Lake Mývatn and the surrounding area is famed for its geothermal activity and dark volcanic landscapes.

North vs. West

Another day full of great options. You can either fly to the north capital Akureyri and head out to the famous Mývatn lake or take a tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, with all its scenic fishing villages and romantic paths.

If you choose to go up north, you'll start your day at Reykjavík domestic airport, from where you will take a 45-minute flig...

Day 7
Landmannalaugar ('The Pools of the People') are known for their gorgeous kaleidoscopic colours and intrepid hiking trails.

Concrete vs. Jungle: Wilderness or City Slicking

This day is sure to be a hit, no matter if you are the type who feels that four days of nature is enough or the one who never wants to leave the green wilderness. Today, you'll get to decide if you're going to stay in the city, getting to know the culture of the locals, or take a trip to one of the hidden oases in the highlands, Landmannalaugar.

If you choose...

Day 8
The colourful tin roofs of Iceland's picturesque capital city, Reykjavík, provide downtown with quintessential Nordic charm.

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

If your flight leaves in the afternoon, you have a few options on your last morning, such as whale watching, shopping or just having a leisurely breakfast in a café by the waterfront.

An airport shuttle will pick you up at your hotel and get you safe and sound to the airport in time for your flight, so your last day will be as hassle-free as possible.

Until next time!

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What to bring

Warm outdoor clothes
Swim suit
Camera
Hiking shoes

Good to know

The Inside the Volcano tour is available from May 10 to October 31, and requires its participants to be of 12 years of age minimum. If you are traveling with children between 8 to 11 years old, please choose Into the Glacier for Day 5.

If you choose this tour for Day 5, please note that you are not allowed to wear cotton or jeans as the outer layer during your trip to the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour. Please wear suitable waterproof clothes and sturdy hiking shoes for this trip. The crater is alwa...

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 tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation. Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.

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