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Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Days, 3 Nights

Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Days, 3 Nights
The map of the itinerary for the Iceland Summer Vacation, 4 Days, 3 Nights
The mighty Skógafoss thunders down to South Iceland's lowlands.
The whispering Seljalandsfoss bathed in the soft rays of Iceland's midsummer evening sun.
A view of Iceland's South Coast from Dyrhólaey by Reynisfjara black sand beach.
Located in the Geysir geothermal area, Strokkur is Iceland's most reliable geyser.
Iceland's most iconic waterfall, the great Gullfoss (Golden Falls).
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Choose this summer vacation package to experience Iceland in a fun and easy way. The perfect stop-over holiday adventure is here, taking you to nature, culture and everything in between.

This four-day itinerary will surely keep you happy, as you'll be taken you to some of the most amazing sites in the country. You'll see waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches along the southern coastline, as well as the three classic sites of the Golden Circle.

You'll also get a shot of a real adventure if you choose some excursions while booking. If you are looking for fast fun, choose a speedy race over the white planes of a glacier on a snowmobile. If you are looking for serenity, disappear into the silvery waters of Silfra fissure between the continental plates. If you seek both, go horseback riding along the geothermal valley, beside burbling mud pots and blasting geysers.

From May to October, you can even opt into a descent into a massive magma chamber.

Due to limited availability and high demand, you should reserve this tour as soon as possible. Don't hesitate, and get your Icelandic holiday started today. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Aug.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Hvítá River, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Reykjanes, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Silfra, Sólheimasandur, Þríhnúkagígur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Langjökull, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Haukadalur, South Coast, Diamond Beach, Keilir
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

  • 3 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

  • Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available) and return transfer

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

  • South Coast small group sightseeing tour (upgrades available with other activities)

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Swimsuit & towel (available at Blue Lagoon if you forget)

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.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival - Welcome to Iceland

Reykjavík' mountain horizon is an ever-present delight in the northernmost capital of the world.

As soon as you're in the country, you're in the middle of a geothermal lava field and can instantly start to appreciate the nature. You'll be picked up at the airport and taken on a ride through the lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, seeing many volcanoes, the most distinctive of which is the cone-shaped Keilir.

After forty minutes or so, you will reach Reykjavík, and spend your first evening in the northernmost capital in the world.

Here, you are sure to find something to your liking, as downtown has a plethora of delicious, world-class restaurants, gourmet coffee shops, cutting-edge cocktail bars and microbreweries, and various joints with live music. For a rather small place, it is overflowing with culture.

You'll spend the evening in the bustling city centre.

Day 2 - Golden Circle Adventure - Power of Earth

Iceland is dotted with volcanic hot spots, the most famous of which is the Geysir geothermal area.

This is the day to take in some of the most amazing sights of Iceland's nature. The Golden Circle is the home of three of Iceland's most famous attractions: the UNESCO World Heritage Site called Þingvellir National Park, the hot springs and geysers at Haukadalur, and the amazing waterfall Gullfoss. 

After spending time at these beautiful sites, you could choose to upgrade your day with other activities to suit your interests.

You could go on an adrenaline-spiking trip to Langjökull glacier and race snowmobiles over the vast white ice expanse. If you would rather relax in the saddle, take a ride on the Icelandic horse. You can also go snorkelling at Silfra gorge. 

If you don't opt into a tour, you can head to the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. If you do, it 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 and is not a place you want to rush.

Afterward, you'll head back to the city, where another evening in Reykjavík awaits.

Day 3 - The South Coast: Ice, Water and Volcanoes

Reynisfjara black sand beach is a must-stop attraction on Iceland's south coast.

On this day, we have set up some exciting options for you, so you can best tailor the trip to your interests.

You will head out to the South Coast to behold amazing waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black sand wastelands under Sólheimajökull glacier, the eerie coast of Reynisfjara, and the grand sea-stacks Reynisdrangar. You'll also get to meet one of our more famous volcanoes, Eyjafjallajökull, which famously caused quite a ruckus in air traffic a few years back in 2010.

A possible additional option today is to take it to the ice and go glacier hiking on the amazing Sólheimajökull glacier, where experienced and knowledgeable guides will teach you the basics in ice climbing, and where you can feel the power of nature at its height.

For those who wish to see as much as possible, you can instead opt for a longer tour that heads all the way out to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. It is quite a trip, but well worth it, to see colossal icebergs that have fallen from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue and fill a great lake.

The third choice is a particularly unique one. You can take a trip to the Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you can descend more than 100 m (328 ft) down into its magma chamber and behold the amazing play of colours gleaming in the volcanic rock surface.

The huge space is reminiscent of the hall of a Dwarven king. It is truly the opportunity of a lifetime, as this is the only place in the world where you can see such a site; most magma chambers are filled with hardened lava, whereas Þríhnjúkagígar, for some reason, flushed out. Please note that these tours are only available from May to October.

The choice is yours, and whatever you choose, it will most certainly be amazing.

Day 4 - Departure

The Blue Lagoon Spa is Iceland's most popular tourist attraction.

All great adventures come to an end. When your departure time comes around, you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to Keflavik International Airport in time for your flight.

If you opt to add on one more day to your stopover, there is plenty of excitement on offer. The most popular activities in Iceland include white river rafting on the great river Hvítá. 

ATV and buggy trips will take you to on the mountainsides around the city, or you can visit the puffins at Akurey, a small island just off the coast near Reykjavik.

If you want to add more than one night, please contact us, and we'll set you up, or you can take a look at some of our other awesome multi-day tours.


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. 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.


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 centre or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.


Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city centre with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


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.

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 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.

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.


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Your day tours was really outstanding compare to Trolls Expedition. You can try and provide vegetarian food options part of the package. No other suggestions or compalain. We really enjoyed the trip.
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I booked this trip to explore Iceland with my mother and family friends. We had an amazing experience visiting the waterfalls, glacier and blue lagoon. Everyone enjoyed the tours planned by the travel agencies and our tour guides were awesome! We stayed at Alda Hotel and it did not disappoint although a bit pricy. It's very clean and the location is perfect for us to walk around downtown and seek for foods after daily tours. Must try Iceland's hotdog and ice-cream if you go.
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We did the Iceland Summer Vacation and added an extra day tour. The whole trip (including airport pick up/drop off) was coordinated excellently by Guide to Iceland. The accommodation was perfect, and Guide to Iceland were quick to respond to queries. The day tours were brilliant, and each tour guide brought their own unique style to the tour. We loved our time in Iceland, and highly recommend them!!
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Thank you for coordinating all the tours. We really liked the snorkeling and Viking Adventures. With the 14 hours on the bus to the glacier, I would have liked accommodations closer to the site at a guest house or other choice however the guide was informative and friendly. The pick up at the airport and soak at the Blue Lagoon a wonderful way to begin the stay. The Hotel Alba was centrally located and the breakfast excellent. The noon check out helped with coordinating our trip back to the USA. Icelandic Air on the other hand was not as efficient nor were the on board meals appropriate for vegetarians. We would recommend having at least a one vegetarian option especially in business class. Overall, Guide to Iceland and its providers were efficient, caring and made a very short stay wonderful!
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Great planning for trips where you have limited time to organize all the details. Paperwork and information received was really helpful with understanding where we had to be and what to expect. Because there are different tour companies booked for the different outings/days; our experiences with the drivers and guides was all different. Absolutely LOVED the centrality of the super budget hostel we were booked into; great and friendly environment but very loud at night.
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We had an amazing trip with guide to Iceland! They made everything easy and made it able to enjoy our trip and not have to worry about anything. The four days three nights was perfect for our trip! We went to the blue lagoon, golden circle and tour of the southern coast. But what made our trip even better was that we added two excursions. We added glacier hiking and snowmobiling which were both so much fun! I would highly recommend and book through them again
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Totally loved our short trip to Iceland. What moved me the most was the vastness of the landscape, seeing our mother planet in all her glory and beauty and the down-to-earth warmheartedness of Icelandic people. The tourist industry is very well established, everything is available in English and everyone speaks very good English. Our golden circle tour guide Sigthor is exceptional. He is super kind, welcoming, open and looked after everyone very well the whole day. The hotel (Alda) we stayed in was lovely, incredibly helpful staff and concierge giving good advice. To all GoT fans, you will love Iceland. It is truly the land of ice and fire with beautiful men and women.
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It was a great tour. It was organized in such a a way, that everything was fixed. Espetially I want to point the frendlyness of the stuff, and their constant helpfulness.
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The guide on our first day (Golden Circle Day) was amazing! He was a native to Iceland and he made everything run with ease, had a great play list of Icelandic music, and was full of great information (without being overwhelming). The second day (The South Coast Tour) the guide admitted that it was his first tour of the South Coast on his own (but he had done other tours before). But he was not native to Iceland (he was from another European country) and was not as nice and approachable as the first day's guide and did not have too much interesting information (just a few stories here and there). Albeit... we still did see everything on the itinerary and got through the tour safely and without much hiccup. Overall, good experience. I wish it wasn't so rushed at every stop but with trying to cover so much in the time amount given, I understand.
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