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).
Famed for its historic and geological significance, Þingvellir National Park is one of three main stops on the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
Based on 12 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. 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. - Oct.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 2 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible

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

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

  • South Coast 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. Super Budget booking will be arranged in hostel dormitory bed accommodation. For Comfort and Quality bookings, 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 travelling with others, 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.


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.


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.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation. Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.



Average rating 4.7 / Number of reviews 12

Decent tour with many options of add-ons to fill up your days. One thing I wasn't expecting was that Guide To Iceland outsource each day of the tour to different travel companies, which means you may get put together with adjoining tours. The accommodation (Eyja Guldsmeden) was excellent, loved it! I got plenty of help by Embla via email communications with pre and post tour queries, she was brilliant!

It was a great experience thanks to Guide to Iceland. We "forgot " to register a seat with Reykjavik Excursion on the departure bus to airport, Guide to Iceland immediately scheduled a taxi for us and did not required us to pay for the taxi. The hotel was nice but just a little too far from the downtown area which made us spend a lot of money taking a taxi

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

We had a very good time and enjoyed the Iceland experience. We did have some confusion when we first landed regarding the transit to the hotel and then transit to the Blue Lagoon. We had to buy bus tickets at the airport as it was unclear from our itinerary and the vouchers where we were supposed to be and where the bus was going. We wound up at the bus transit station waiting for a shuttle to the hotel when it became obvious we were going to miss our pick up at the hotel for the Blue Lagoon. After asking the bus reservationist, she explained that the bus scheduled to pick us up at the hotel would be bringing us back to the transit station anyway, so advised us to catch the bus to the Blue lagoon from there and skip the trip to the hotel. So we bought another ticket there. It all worked out, but I thought the bus vouchers would all be paid for in advance as part of the tour. Maybe I should have asked more questions before we left. I was also surprised that we had to pay three nights at the hotel as I assumed it was all included in the price of the tour. I did not realize that the marina hotel was just a reservation and not a prepaid part of our tour costs. So, there was a little confusion and a few surprises, but we enjoyed out time in Iceland and thought the tours and people who supervised them were very good and informative. We loved Iceland, the scenery and the history. It is a fascinating place to visit and someplace very different from anywhere else we have travelled.

The overall trip was great, the vastness of the landscape and the people really made the whole thing worth while but I would like to note a few things. 1. Comfort level hotels. I booked the comfort level hotel and was expecting something totally different then what I received. The room was claustrophobic, barely enough room to have the suitcase, a bed, closet and bathroom. On the topic of the bathroom, I'm not even sure you should call it that. The toilet was practically in the shower, and the shower was about 5 feet sqaure. The comfort level also mentions breakfast is included, at my hotel, hotel Klopp, it was extremely limited. So let's just say I was certainly disappointed with my option, if you're thinking about the comfort upgrade, next time I would go with Quality over comfort. 2. The paper work It was fantastic that Guide to Iceland organized everything from the bus transfer from the airport to the tours - made like extremely easy. 3. Tours Make sure you read your tour information correctly! Most tour companies do not pick you up at your hotel, they pick you up at a central point, and if you're not there - they leave. 4. Weather It is Iceland, so you should be prepared for everything! I traveled in June and the weather was fairly mild, but it was still cold, raining and one day we even had hurricane force winds. Bring layers! 5. Keflavik Airport The airport is not built to handle the amount of travelers they see in the run of a day, make sure you give yourself enough time to get through passport control and the security lines.

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.

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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