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Geysers to Icebergs


South Iceland is a hotbed of natural phenomena, from ice-filled lagoons and dramatic sea cliffs to volcanoes and waterfalls. With the local expertise of a professional guide, this 6-day group tour gives you the perfect opportunity to experience these wonders up close along with a chance to get off the beaten path and explore the volcanic Westman Islands and enjoy optional activities like a glacier walk or iceberg boat tour. You will also have some free time before and after the guided part of the tour to enjoy the capital city, Reykjavik.

Accommodation is provided in comfortable guesthouses or hotels and daily driving distances are moderate. 


  • Product: ISIGGG-04
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Season: 18 May - 14 Sep
  • Price from:  € 985
  • Departure: Sundays

Included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
  • Half board: 3 dinners in the countryside from Day 2 – Day 5
  • All transportation according to itinerary from Day 2 – Day 5
  • English/Scandinavian or English/French speaking professional tour guide from Day 2- Day 5
  • Entrance to Eyjafjallajökull visitor center at Thorvaldseyri Farm
  • Entrance to Skógar Folk Museum
  • Roundtrip ferry fare to Westman Islands - Day 4
  • Visit to a tomato greenhouse at Friðheimar - Day 5
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Hveragerði
  • Westman Islands
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
         
  • Skógafoss
  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Þingvellir
  • Heimaey



 

Day 1: Arrival to Reykjavik

Arrive to Keflavík Airport in Iceland. For transportation to your accommodation in central Reykjavik, we recommend the Flybus shuttle service. After arriving to the city and storing your luggage, take a stroll around the colorful city center and visit some of the many museums, shops and cafes. You’ll also find a great selection of diverse restaurants to tempt your taste buds.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik

Day 2: The Volcanic South Coast

To kick off our guided tour, we head past Hveragerði, a geothermally active town surrounded by steaming vents, as we make our way towards the now infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Nearby at the Thorvaldseyri Farm, we have time to explore the family-run volcano visitor center and the multi-media exhibition about the local and worldwide impact of the 2010 eruption.

Continuing east, we  make a stop to admire the Skógafoss waterfall and the interesting artifacts of Iceland's past at the nearby Skógar Folk Museum. 

Spend the night in the Vík area.

Highlights

  • Hveragerði
  • Eyjafjallajökull & visitor center
  • Skógar Folk Museum
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Vík

Day 3: Wonders of Ice

Today, we travel through the historic village of  Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Skaftafell National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty dominated by views of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier.

The highlight of the day is a trip to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, where large pieces of ice calved from the glacier float peacefully in the lagoon as they gradually drift out to sea. Here, you have time to enjoy an optional 40-minute boat tour among the maze of icebergs, perhaps with sightings of curious seals. 

Spend another night in the Vík area.

Highlights

  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Vatnajökull glacier
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Vík

Optional

  • Boat tour at Jökulsárlón

Day 4: Pompeii of the North

Travelling westward along the coast, we arrive to the Landeyjarhöhn harbor for a ferry ride to the Westman Islands. At Heimaey, the largest of these volcanic islands and main town, we have a chance to view the cliff-dwelling puffins, probably Iceland's most popular bird species. We will also walk up to the crater from the 1973 eruption of Eldfell that buried half of the town in lava. After lunch,  you have free to explore the town before we return by ferry to the mainland.

Spend the night in the Laugarvatn or Hveragerði area (depending on season).

Note: *The puffin-season is from April until around mid August
*If bad weather conditions prevent us from reaching the Westman Islands, the tour will instead continue on to Laugarvatn through the flood plains from the 1918 Katla volcano eruption.

Highlights

  • Westman Islands
  • Heimaey

Day 5: Golden Circle & Reykjavik

Heading back to the capital, our first stop is the Friðheimar tomato greenhouse for some tasting. Then we visit the attractions along the Golden Circle route, starting with the hot springs and geysers, including the great Geysir, at the Haukadalur geothermal area. We then make a stop at Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls, before heading to the wondrous Þingvellir National Park, location of Iceland’s ancient assembly grounds and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Back in Reykjavik you can enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish, perhaps with dinner at one of the city’s most trendy restaurants or a taste of the local brews at some of the lively pubs.

Spend the night in central Reykjavik.

Highlights

  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Þingvellir
  • Reykjavík

Day 6: Departure

Today it’s time to say goodbye to Iceland after your adventures around the island. We recommend transferring to Keflavík Airport by Flybus in time for your check-in. If your flight is in the afternoon, a great way to spend the morning is with a soothing soak in the warm mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon.

 

Group Accommodation Details

The accommodation on this tour includes comfortable tourist-class (mostly 3-star range) hotels, farmhouses and well-appointed guesthouses. Rooms have private showers/WC. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. Most properties in this category have an on-site restaurant or dining facilities.

PRICES & BOOKING INFORMATION

All prices listed are per person and in Euros (EUR).
 
To check availability and prices of room combinations other than what is listed below, click book now. If you do not find prices for your ideal room combination then please contact us with your requirements and full details of your party.

Price per person in May & September 2014

1 Adult 2 Adults
Prices € 1250 € 985

Price per person from 01. June - 31. August 2014

1 Adult 2 Adults
Prices € 1430 € 1115

Departures

  • May 18, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English
  • May 25, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English/Scandinavian
  • June 08, 2014 | GUARANTEED | French/English
  • June 15, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English
  • June 29, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English/Scandinavian
  • July 06, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English
  • July 13, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English/Scandinavian
  • July 20, 2014 | GUARANTEED | French/English
  • July 27, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English
  • August 03, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English
  • August 03, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English/Scandinavian
  • August 10, 2014 | GUARANTEED | French/English
  • August 17, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English
  • September 07, 2014 | GUARANTEED | French/English
  • September 14, 2014 | GUARANTEED | English
Optional Activities (at additional cost)
  • Day 3 Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon ISK 3.500.-
  • Day 4 Fontana Baths at Laugarvatn ISK 2.500.-
  • Day 5 Horse show at Friðheimar farm and a visit to Tomato greenhouses (min 10 persons) ISK 2.500.-

Included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
  • Half board: 3 dinners in the countryside from Day 2 – Day 5
  • All transportation according to itinerary from Day 2 – Day 5
  • English/Scandinavian or English/French speaking professional tour guide from Day 2- Day 5
  • Entrance to Eyjafjallajökull visitor center at Thorvaldseyri Farm
  • Entrance to Skógar Folk Museum
  • Roundtrip ferry fare to Westman Islands - Day 4
  • Visit to a tomato greenhouse at Friðheimar - Day 5
  • Taxes and service fee

Not included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Transport to/from airport in Iceland (Flybus recommended)
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants/bars in Reykjavik
  • Lunches during guided tour (unless otherwise stated)
  • Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water
  • Optional boat tour on the glacier lagoon (day 3)
  • Personal travel insurance

Other

  • Maximum number of passengers is 35, and minimum number of passengers is 8 (note: minimum number is 2 passengers for the guaranteed departures).
  • The activity level of this tour is easy, and is suitable for all travelers.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary needs (vegan, food intolerances, etc.) and we will do our best to accommodate them.
  • Please note that due to weather and road conditions, the itinerary may be subject to change.
  • All tour guides speak English, and some tours are conducted in both English and Scandinavian or English and French. Please see the information in “Departures” for details.
  • For departure dates other than those listed on this site, please contact us for availability. Private tours are also available at an additional cost.

Booking and confirmation

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Booking of at least four weeks prior to departure is recommended.

Extra nights in Reykjavik can be added on request.

Travel Documents

For all bookings, we provide the following travel documents:
  • Pro-forma and confirmation invoices
  • Booking overview with information about all your services in Iceland
  • Electronic vouchers for each of your services
  • Full itinerary

Delivery of travel documents

Travel documents will be delivered as follows:
  • At time of deposit payment: You will receive the pro-forma invoice by email
  • Within 30 days of deposit payment: You will receive the full itinerary by email
  • At time of full payment: You will receive the confirmation invoice and all vouchers by email
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