Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Day 3 Night

Based on 4 traveller reviews

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. Join us on this fantastic tour from the geysers to the waterfalls, to glaciers and black sand beaches along the southern coastline, and give you a shot of real adventure in the form of glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and volcano caving, depending on your preferences.

A long weekend in Iceland is sure to please, whether it is a family holiday or an extended stopover. You will see the most famous sites with enough time to have an adventure or two along the way. You can easily tailor the trip to your interests by adding extra activities while you are booking. You'll be offered all the best options, allowing you to puzzle together the holiday of your dreams.

If you are looking for fast fun, choose a speedy race over the white planes of a glacier on a snowmobile. Disappear into the silvery waters of Silfra fissure between the continental plates and explore what lies beneath. Go horseback riding along the geothermal valley, beside burbling mud pots and blasting geysers.

You can even take a free day just to sleep in and enjoy a museum or two, dotted with meals at our seafood restaurants or coffee and pastries at our cafés in Reykjavik.

If you feel like adding a day to your adventure, go ahead and do so during the booking process and let Guide to Iceland arrange everything for you, to make sure that the fun won't stop!

Due to limited availability and high demand, you should reserve this tour as soon as possible. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara, Vík i Mýrdal, Skogarfoss (waterfall), South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

Included:
  • 3 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)

  • 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




As soon as you're in the country, you're in the middle of a geothermal lava field. You'll be picked up at the airport and taken on a ride through the moonlike, out-of-this-world landscape, with the Reykjanes Peninsula mountains to your right, towering over the lava fields. The distinctive conical shape of Keilir is the most iconic.

We'll continue towards Reykjavík, where you will spend your first evening in the northernmost capital in the world, drinking in the atmosphere of this town-turned-city in a record time, where small reminders of old farms still stand between glass highrise buildings.

There, 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 sure packs a punch!

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


Day 2 - Golden Circle Adventure - Power of Earth




This is the day to take in some of the most amazing sights of Icelandic nature. The Golden Circle is the home of three of Iceland's most famous attractions: The continental clash site at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Þingvellir National Park, the hot springs at Haukadalur, the home of the one and only original Geysir and last but not least, the amazing waterfall Gullfoss. 

Now that you spent time at these beautiful sites, you could choose to experience it in another way. You can opt to upgrade your Golden Circle day with other activities to suit your interests.

Here is where 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 jump in and go snorkeling at Silfra gorge.

On the way back to the city after the Golden Circle tour, you’ll also 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.

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


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




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

For those who never get enough of nature and beauty, we've got some incredible trips planned. You will head out to the south coast to behold amazing waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, black sand wastelands under Sólheimajökull glacier, the wide Atlantic coast of Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach by the village of Vík, and the grand rock stacks Reynisdrangar as they tower over the cold sea.

You'll also get to meet one of our more famous volcanoes, Eyjafjallajökull, þwhich famously caused quite a ruckus in air traffic a few years back in 2010.

Another option is to take it to the ice and go glacier hiking on the amazing Sólheimajökull glacier, where our experienced and knowledgeable guides will teach you the basics in ice climbing and head with you to the white snow planes of the glacier and to feel the power of nature at its height.

For those who wish to see as much as possible, you can 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 visit the lagoon where the colossal icebergs that have fallen from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue to the waters, where seals live.

On the other hand, if you feel you have done enough of sightseeing outdoorsy things and would prefer something more hands-on and indoors, we have the greatest indoor place in the world lined up for you: in a volcanic magma chamber.

A trip to the Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you can descend more than 100 m (328 ft) down into the 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 visit a magma chamber; most are filled with hardened lava in the aftermath of an eruption. Please note that Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tours are only available from May to October.

If you would rather stay on man-made stones than those crafted by nature, you also have the opportunity to spend the day in the city of Reykjavík. The capital has a lot to offer, such as high-end gourmet coffee culture, a vast array of interesting shops and boutiques, museums and buildings worth visiting and, of course, locals to mingle within the various eateries and the geothermal pools.

If you would like to add some spice to your day, there is plenty to do. You could go whale watching and meet the gentle giants of the North Atlantic, go horse riding in the lava fields west of the city or even take a helicopter ride over the city and Faxaflói bay! The choice is yours, and whatever you choose, it will most certainly be amazing.


Day 4 - Departure




All great adventures come to an end. On your last day in Iceland, the morning might be well spent in the city. The city says farewell to you as you will be picked up at your hotel. We'll get you safe and sound to Keflavik International Airport in time for your flight and hope you have had a wonderful time.

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. You can pick a boat or a kayak!

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. Just get in touch, and we'll set you up with something wonderful to do.

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.


Accommodation

See our accommodation levels below. 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 traveling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. 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 Hostel. 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 guest houses. 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

Average rating 5 / Number of reviews 4

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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