Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Days 3 Nights

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. Come along on this fantastic tour to geysers and waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches along the southern coastline. You'll get a shot of a 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.

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, making 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
  • Minimum age: 2 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon , Skógafoss , Seljalandsfoss , Geysir , Gullfoss , Þingvellir , South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting 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 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

  • South Coast minibus sightseeing tour

  • 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

Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Days 3 Nights

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

Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Days 3 Nights

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

Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Days 3 Nights

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, and the 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, which 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 where you can 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.

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

Day 4 - Departure

Iceland Summer Vacation | 4 Days 3 Nights

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.


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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