Best of Iceland in 7 Days - Guided Summer Tour

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Best of Iceland in 7 Days – Guided Summer Tour

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This is the ultimate 7-day guided tour if you are looking for some adventure and sightseeing combined and want to get the most out of your Iceland trip. 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.

 

SD-06 – Best of Iceland in 7 Days – Guided Summer Tour

 

Day 1: Arrival in Iceland and Reykjavik

Reykjavík - HallgrímskirkjaWelcome to Iceland! Once you arrive in Keflavik International Airport, our private driver will welcome you in the arrival hall of the airport. He will transfer you to your accommodation in Reykjavik. 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.

Things we recommend to visit in Reykjavík: Hallgrímskirkja church, Laugavegur shopping street, Harpa, and more

 

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

iceland-in-7-daysToday you will join your first guided tour around the 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 There, Geysir is no longer active, but nearby Strokkur keeps gushing up about every five to eight minutes to the gaze and amaze of its spectators. Next to the parking lot is a big souvenir shop and two restaurants.

iceland-in-summerAfter 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 falls 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.

Highlights of the day: Þingvellir National Park, Geyser area, Gullfoss Waterfall and, more

 

Day 3: Sensational South Coast

best-of-iceland-in-7-daysFor 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.

Glacier Lagoons - South of ICelandIn 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.

Things you will see today: Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Vik, black sand beach, Jökulsárlón, and more

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.

iceland-holidaysAfter 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. Closeby 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.

Highlights of the day: Glacier walk, Eldgjárhraun, and more

 

Day 5: Lava Cave and Snorkeling Tour

cave-tour-icelandToday, 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 the 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 snorkeling in Silfra. Visibility in Silfra is about 100 meters underwater, which is made possible by iceland-in-7-daysIceland 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.

Highlights of the day: Lava cave tour, Snorkeling, and more

 

Day 6: Free Day in Reykjavik with Plenty of Options

whale watchingToday 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 about 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 tour, sea 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.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavik, and more

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Day 7: Departure

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

 

Detailed Information about our Iceland in 7 Days Guided Summer Package

We offer three different accommodation categories for this Iceland in 7 Days Package:

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationBudget Budget accommodation includes shared facilities in guesthouses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some you might find a TV and a washbasin in your room. All offer breakfast that’s included in the price.

 

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationComfort In Comfort accommodation you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These would be 3 star hotels and better guest houses many of whom have their own restaurant. All offer breakfast that is included in the price.

 

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationQuality Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. These are the best available rooms in 4 star hotels or the best hotels in each region. Suites and Jr. Suites are available upon request within the Quality category in Reykjavik only. Breakfast is always included.

 

 

Season: April to September

 

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
  • Use of an Icelandic mobile phone with 1,500 ISK worth of calls
  • Taxes & service fee

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance

 

The day tours and multi day tour included in this package are operated by reliable partners. Please contact us and get a price quote for this Iceland in 7 days package. Note that this tour is fully customizable and days and activities can be added upon request. We can also organize this tour as a fully guided private tour.

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