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Best of Iceland in 7 Days – Summer Guided Tour

Everyday adventure from Reykjavík

If you are looking to combine adventure and sightseeing and want to get the most out of your Iceland trip, then this ultimate 7-day guided tour is just for you! Be ready for a display of deep contrasts between green moss, black beaches, and ice blue glaciers. These are the very features which make Icelandic nature unique. The activities included in this Iceland in 7 days trip will give you the opportunity to be a part of this serenity and you will leave Iceland replenished with great memories.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this tour, please click on the “Request a quote” widget on the left side of the page. A quick form will open up where you will provide us with more information about your travel expectations. You will then be connected with your specialized travel agent who will assist you throughout the planning a provide a fully detailed quote.

Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.

Tour Code

SD-06

Season

Apr - Sep

Travel Style

Guided Group Tour

Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

Location

Reykjavik & South Iceland

Age Limit

14 Years Old

Included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation (Budget-Comfort or Quality) with breakfast in Reykjavík
  • 1 night‘ accommodation (Comfort) with breakfast in the country side (part of the overnight tour)
  • Transfer from Keflavik Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Guided Golden Circle Tour by minibus
  • 2 days guided tour to the South of Iceland with glacier walk included
  • Guided Lava Cave and Snorkeling tour
  • Transfer to Keflavik Airport upon departure
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
Day 1 | Arrival in Iceland and Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland! Once you arrive in Keflavik International Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Reykjavik city centre. If you arrive early, we recommend that you make the most of your day by visiting some of the wonderful sites which the world´s northernmost capital offers.

Take a stroll down Laugavegur shopping street where you can find a selection of Icelandic designer boutiques. Furthermore, you can explore the pearls of the city such as the Hallgrímskirkja Church, the viewing deck of Perlan, the Solar Voyager sculpture and Harpa – Concert Hall and Conference Center. Last but not least, you can also visit the Aurora center by the harbor where you can learn more about the fascinating phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Stay for the first two nights in Reykjavik.

Day 2 | The Golden Circle with Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss & Geyser

Today you will join your first guided tour around the famous Golden Circle area on a minibus. First, you will visit Þingvellir National Park, which is where the world’s first parliament was founded. This beautiful National Park is also one of the few sites in the world where you can observe two divergent tectonic plates on the surface.

After leaving Þingvellir, you will visit the Geyser Geothermal Area. There, Geysir is no longer active, but nearby Strokkur keeps gushing up about every five to eight minutes to the gaze and amazes of its spectators. Next to the parking lot is a big souvenir shop and two restaurants.

After you enjoyed one of Iceland´s most famous tourist attractions, you will only need 10 minutes to reach Gullfoss, the Golden Falls. Here you can read about how a farmer´s daughter saved the waterfalls from the hands of entrepreneurs who wanted to build a dam in the area. In addition to these stops, you will visit a few more other places (depending on the time of the year and the weather). In the late afternoon, you return to Reykjavik where you will spend another night.

Day 3 | Sensational South Coast

For the next two days, you will visit the beautiful South of Iceland. Your guide picks you up in the morning for a special guided tour. Leave the city and pass the town of Hveragerði, a geothermal area with many green houses. First stop for the day is the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there.

The next stop is Skogafoss waterfall which cascades down around 65 meters. Your next stop will be the village of Vík where you will find the black sand beach with some picturesque basalt column formations.

In the afternoon you will visit the famous glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón with huge floating icebergs broken from the great Vatnajökull glacier. After a day full of natural highlights, you arrive at your accommodation in the area and spend the night.

Day 4 | Glacier Walk and Boat Tour on Glacial Lagoon

After breakfast, you will start your journey west towards Reykjavik. You have the chance to join a 40-minute boat ride among icebergs (optional, normally available between May and September). This boat tour gives you an opportunity to sail among huge icebergs, their shades of blue are worth taking a close look.

After the boat tour, your one-hour long glacier hike starts and you will walk on a glacier in crampons (included in the tour package). Enjoy the fabulous view over the glacier and see interesting ice formations, glacier mice, and deep ice crevasses. On your way, you will see the giant lava field of Eldgjárhraun which was formed from a large lava flow. Close by are the Landbrotsholar Hills, one of the largest pseudo-crater areas in the world. Dependent on the weather and time you will make a short stop at Dyrhólaey, a small but majestic promontory at the southernmost point of the mainland. In the evening, you arrive back in Reykjavik where you will stay for the night.

Day 5 | Lava Cave and Snorkeling Tour

Today, underground and underwater adventures await you! The tour starts early in the morning and your guide picks you up from your hotel/guesthouse. First, you will go inside a lava tube which is situated in a lava field close to Reykjavík. The access to the lava tube is relatively easy but inside the cave, you will walk and climb through space where lava once flowed. Your caving guide will teach you more about the lava flow and formation of the cave. Please note that the cave is very narrow in some places and you even need to crawl.

After taking a lunch break, you will go snorkelling in Silfra. Visibility in Silfra is about 100 meters underwater, which is made possible by Iceland being so pure and clean. The water is crystal clear and the scenery is breathtaking. This is an otherworldly experience! Drift away between two tectonic plates where they are the closest to each other. Let yourself go on this relaxing water and enjoy the pure weightlessness. And welcome back to the reality! After your tour ends, your guide brings you back to Reykjavik.

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Age Limit

14 Years Old

Duration

~ 9 hours

Day 6 | Free Day in Reykjavik with Plenty of Options

Today you will have a free day in Reykjavik. Reykjavik is a city full of creative inhabitants and when you are wandering in the streets, you will be able to witness how this creativity is reflected upon their everyday life. You can visit some of the landmarks like Hallgrímskirkja, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center and Sun Voyager Sculpture. There are many museums and exhibitions which you can visit to get a deeper insight into the nation´s culture, art scene, and natural phenomena.

Iceland in 7 Days – Make the Most of your Stay!

If you want to add some more adventure, we can book a whale watching toursea angling tour or a helicopter flight for you. Another optional tour, Inside the Volcano, is very popular, in which you get the chance to go into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano. The geological formations and the colors are breathtaking.

In case you feel you cannot get enough of glaciers, it is also possible to book a guided tour inside a man-made ice tunnel inside the Langjökull glacier. In the evening, you can have dinner in one of the gourmet restaurants in Reykjavik. Stay for your last night in Reykjavik before departure.

Day 7 | Departure

Sadly, your Iceland vacation has come to an end. Pickup at your hotel and transfer to Keflavik International in time for your flight home. Have a safe and enjoyable trip back home and we hope to see you again in Iceland!

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Budget

Budget accommodations include shared facilities in guest houses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some cases, the rooms might be equipped with a TV and a washbasin. The in-room amenities are limited and basic but they all adhere to a high standard of cleanliness.
Breakfast is included.

Comfort

Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Quality accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite shower/bath and toilet. These rooms are the best available accommodations in 4-star hotels or the highest quality lodges in each region. Luxury accommodations - the highest class of lodges, suites, and penthouses - are available upon request. Breakfast is included.

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