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

The clear waters of a lake at the Thingvellir National Park.
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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


Explore Iceland's sights in summer, including the Golden Circle sightseeing route, by booking this incredible four-day vacation package. Those who want to explore the best that Iceland has to offer but are short on time should book this stopover package now.

If you're only visiting Iceland briefly, this four-day itinerary will surely keep you happy as your guide to some of the most impressive sights in the country. People love this tour and rate it highly.

You don't have to spend weeks planning the perfect itinerary for your trip to Iceland, as this has all been done for you and is available at a great price. 

If you organize your trip yourself, there's always the worry that you may miss out on some of the best attractions, but these are all covered with this itinerary.

You'll see waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches along the southern coastline, as well as the three classic sights of the Golden Circle sightseeing route. 

You'll have an experienced guide with you along the way who can give you more information about Iceland and will be able to keep you safe.

If you want additional adventures, you can choose optional excursions when you book this package. 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 crystal clear waters of the Silfra fissure between the continental plates with your snorkel. 

If you want a tour that will give you a bit of both, go horseback riding along the geothermal valley beside burbling mud pots and blasting geysers. 

From May to October, you can even descend into a massive magma chamber, a once-in-a-lifetime experience unique to Iceland.

On your way to or from the airport, you could also stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, where you can relax in the azure waters.

When you book, you'll receive a detailed itinerary outlining your excursions. Transport and accommodation will also be arranged for you, so you won't need to worry about navigating Iceland's rough terrain during changeable weather.

You'll also get a personal travel agent when you book who is available at any time of day, seven days a week. If your plans change and you need to cancel, you can get a full refund up to 24 hours before departure.

Don't miss this immersive four-day experience exploring the Golden Circle sightseeing route and taking adventure tours. Check availability now 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 geothermal spa 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
The rooftops of Reykjavik, looking out over the coastline and mountains in the distance.

Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland

On the first day of your summer vacation in Iceland, you'll arrive in the country and head to your first stop, Reykjavik. 

After landing at Keflavik International Airport, you'll collect your luggage and then head outside to get your transfer into Reykjavik.

As soon as you're in the country, you'll find yourself in the middle of a geothermal lava field and can instantly start to appreciate the nature that Iceland is famous for. 

You'll board the coach and be driven through the lunar landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, seeing many volcanoes, the most distinctive of which is the cone-shaped Keilir.

You could stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on your way to Iceland's capital city. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. 

It is in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere. 

Adding the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to your itinerary 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 on your first day in Iceland.

After 40 minutes or so, you will reach Reykjavik, ready to spend your first evening in the northernmost capital in the world.

Here, you will find something you like, as downtown has many delicious, world-class restaurants, gourmet coffee shops, cosmopolitan cocktail bars and microbreweries, and various venues with live music. 

You can also explore Laugavegur, the city’s main street. Here you’ll find different stores and boutiques offering good finds and local items.

Although Reykjavik is a small city, there is plenty to do here, so be sure to soak up the culture.

You'll spend the evening in comfortable accommodation in Reykjavik city center.

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Day 2
Strokkur erupts in the Geysir geothermal area.

Day 2 - The Golden Circle sightseeing route

On the second day of your summer vacation in Iceland, you will tour the Golden Circle sightseeing route and enjoy some of the most amazing natural sights of Iceland, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, the hot springs and geysers at Haukadalur geothermal area, and the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall.

The first stop is Thingvellir National Park. The park spans approximately 149 miles (240 square kilometers) and showcases a stunning landscape shaped by tectonic activity, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. 

This geological wonder is evident in deep fissures, rugged cliffs, and crystal-clear lakes. 

The park's significance also lies in its cultural history, as it served as Iceland's original parliament site from the 10th to 18th centuries. Today, visitors can explore the Althing assembly grounds and learn more about the nation's early governance. 

Next on the list is Haukadalur geothermal area. Spread over a vast area, this geothermal field boasts a surreal landscape featuring bubbling hot springs, steaming fumaroles, and erupting geysers. 

The most famous geyser in the area is Geysir, from which the English word "geyser" originates. Although Geysir is no longer active, Strokkur geyser erupts every few minutes.

The final stop on the Golden Circle sightseeing route is Gullfoss waterfall. Glacial waters plunge into a narrow gorge in this two-tiered cascade, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of raw power and natural beauty.

After spending time at these beautiful sites, you could add an activity to your itinerary today.

You could go on an adrenaline-fuelled trip to Langjokull glacier, and race snowmobiles over the vast white ice expanse. If you would rather relax in the saddle, take a ride on an Icelandic horse. You can also go snorkeling at Silfra gorge. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

If you don't opt for a tour, you can head to the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa today instead. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is world-famous for its healing, mineral-rich waters.

Afterward, you'll head back to the city and spend another evening in Reykjavik.

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

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

On the third day of your summer vacation in Iceland, you will explore the South Coast and take an optional tour.

You will head to the South Coast to see impressive waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall. 

You'll also see the black sand wastelands under Solheimajokull glacier, the eerie coast of Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the grand sea stacks Reynisdrangar. 

You'll see one of Iceland's most well-known volcanoes, Eyjafjallajokull, which famously caused flights all over Europe to be canceled in 2010.

A possible additional option today is to go glacier hiking on the fantastic Solheimajokull glacier, where experienced and knowledgeable guides will teach you the basics of 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 more extended tour that heads out to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. 

It is quite a trip, but well worth it, to see colossal icebergs that have fallen from the Breidamerkurjokull glacier tongue float on the lagoon's surface.

The third choice is a particularly unique one. You can take a trip to the Thrihnukagigur volcano, where you can descend more than 328 feet (100 meters) down into its magma chamber and behold the fantastic array of colors gleaming on the volcanic rock surface.

Exploring a magma chamber is truly the opportunity of a lifetime, as this is the only place in the world where you can see such a sight. 

Most magma chambers are filled with hardened lava as they collapse in on themselves after they erupt, whereas the Thrihnukagigur volcano emptied for some reason. Please note that these tours are only available from May to October.

No matter your choice, you will have a brilliant day in Iceland. 

Tonight, you'll return to your accommodation in Reykjavik and spend your last night in Iceland there.

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Day 4
A woman relaxes in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Day 4 - Departure

On the fourth and final day of your summer vacation in Iceland, it's time to head home.

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 have an early flight, you can enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before you're picked up. Once you've dropped off your luggage and made it through security, you can relax in your terminal, ready to board your flight home.

For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa today, you will finish your stay unwinding before heading to the airport. 

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters and reflect 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. Look at the remarkable architecture of Hallgrimskirkja church or the Harpa Concert Hall, or visit one of the city's many museums or art galleries. 

If you add one more day to your stopover, you can do plenty of other activities. Some of the most popular activities in Iceland include white river rafting on the great river Hvita. 

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

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What to bring

Swimsuit & towel (available at Blue Lagoon if you forget)
Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Reusable water bottle

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.

For the snorkeling tour, participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

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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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