Scenic 4 Day Summer Vacation Package in Iceland with the Golden Circle

The waters of Þingvellir National Park are incredibly clear and clean.
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Tour starts
Keflavík Airport
Starting time
4 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport (KEF), 235 KEFLAVÍKURFLUGVÖLLUR, Reykjanesbær,
Apr. - Aug.
Minimum age
5 years old


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 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.

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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
Personal travel agent


Glacier Hiking
Horse Riding
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Bird watching

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Reykjavík' mountain horizon is an ever-present delight in the northernmost capital of the world.

Day 1 - Arrival - Welcome to Iceland

As soon as you're in the country, you're in the middle of a geothermal lava field and can instantly start to appreciate 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.

On your way to Iceland's capital city, you could choose to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere. If you add the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged according to your flights. If there is no time to visit the lagoon today, it can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. There is still plenty to see and do in Reykjavik if you have extra free time.

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 center.

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Day 2
Iceland is dotted with volcanic hot spots, the most famous of which is the Geysir geothermal area.

Day 2 - Golden Circle Adventure - Power of Earth

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 snorkeling at Silfra gorge. 

If you don't opt for 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.

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Day 3
Reynisfjara black sand beach is a must-stop attraction on Iceland's south coast.

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

We have set up some exciting options for you on this day, 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 colors 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.

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Day 4
The Blue Lagoon Spa is Iceland's most popular tourist attraction.

Day 4 - Departure

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.

For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon today, you will finish off your stay unwinding before you head to the airport. This is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you look back on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice. If your flight is later, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik. If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.

If you opt to add 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 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 get in touch with us. We'll set you up, or you can take a look at some of our other awesome multi-day tours.

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What to bring

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.


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.

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