October 1 - April 15
Travel Style
Privately Guided Tour according to the itinerary with English speaking guide
Comfort / Quality for 4 nights with Continental breakfast
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Tour ID
Not included
Flights to Iceland
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Airport Transfers
Airport transfers to and from hotel in Reykjavík
Accommodation in Reykjavík
5 days / 4 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - South Coast and waterfalls

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Your memorable Icelandic adventure begins today. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will head off to enjoy the stunning winter scenery of the south coast of Iceland. The first two stops will be the spectacular waterfalls the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Take your chance to walk behind a waterfall at Seljalandsfoss. In Skógar, you will pop in for a visit at the Folk Museum, where your guide will tell you more about how people in Iceland used to live centuries ago.

Your journey continues along the coast lined with black sand beaches. Later, you will go for a stroll and visit the little villages of Vík and Reynishverfi.

Driving Distance
Approximately 260 km (160 miles)
Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day 2 - Icebergs and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

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Today your guide will take you east to explore one of the most popular and beautiful sights of Iceland. Look out for the breathtaking views of the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand.

Finally, you will arrive at the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where enormous icebergs drift onto the water like shining diamonds. Capture some fantastic photos and marvel at the sight with a walk along the banks of the lagoon. Later, your guide will drive you back to Kirkjubæjarklaustur for a second night

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day 3 - Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Þingvellir National Park

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Today, you visit some of the most interesting and popular areas in Iceland, which are part of the famous Golden Circle. At the geothermal area of Geysir, the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 to 10 minutes. There are also numerous smaller springs boiling and bubbling nearby. You will then continue with a short drive to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls.

You’ll then journey to Lake Laugarvatn where you can have a nice thermal bath at Laugarvatn Fontana spa. It is composed of a series of interconnected baths and steam rooms that complement each other to create a healthy, natural, and unique spa experience.

The crowning jewel of the day is Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park. It is considered one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. It was here that the Icelandic parliament was founded in the 10th century.

Driving Distance
Approximately 410 km (250 miles)
Borgarnes area

Day 4 - Snæfellsnes peninsula

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Today is the day to explore the Snæfellsjökull National Park. Along the way your guide will drive through a stunning snow-carpeted landscape, passing by charming fishing villages and the majestic, and iconic, Kirkjufell mountain.

You will then have the chance to explore the black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur and see the basaltic columns of Gerðuberg, the cliffs of Arnarstapi, and the hamlet of Búðir with its small wooden church surrounded by a lava field.

Later, you’ll explore the northern part of the peninsula passing through Stykkishólmur, a charming fishing village overlooking the Breiðafjörður bay, before returning to Borgarnes for a second night stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 330 km (205 miles)
Borgarnes area

Day 5 - Borgarfjörður and Reykjavik

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From Borgarnes, your guide will take you to the Borgarfjörður area and visit the Deildartunguhver hot spring. It is the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second. You’ll also get to marvel at the photogenic Hraunfossar waterfalls, where the water flows out from beneath a lava field and into the river below.

After exploring the Borgarfjörður area, it is now time to head back to the capital where your privately guided Iceland adventure ends. If you are staying extra nights in the capital, we can help you plan some optional activities. Please contact your travel consultant for more information.

Driving Distance
Approximately 200 km (124 miles)

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.

Quality accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Quality accommodation may be in country hotels (3- or 4-star) or the best accommodation available in each area at the time of booking. Breakfast is included.

Comfort accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels (mostly 3-star range) , farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

Car Rental

Iceland Tours cooperates with the best and most reliable car rental suppliers in Iceland. You can be sure that the cars you rent through our service will be in excellent condition.

Please note

All rates are based on a rental period of 24 consecutive hours. If a rental exceeds the 24 hour period an extra day will be charged.

Car type example
Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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