PT04 - South Iceland, Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon - 6 days
Private Guided Tour
|Duration:||(6 days / 5 nights)|
|By Car km/mi:||(1040)|
|Price from:||(246450 ISK )|
This private guided tour offers all the same magical attractions as on RT06 as well as the deserted floodplains of Mýrdalssandur, the stunning paradise Skaftafell and the breath taking glacier lagoon. Spend two nights in the country-side and three in Reykjavík and get the best of both worlds guided by an experienced driver guide in a comfortable vehicle.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.
Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavík City
Our driver will meet you at the airport as you arrive and drive you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Reykjavík offers great variety of fun things to do: consult your driver and enjoy the rest of your day in the capital city of Iceland.
Day 2. Stunning Waterfalls - Black Beaches - Glaciers and Volcanoes
You will be picked up by your guide in the morning and you will begin your Icelandic adventure. The first stop of the day will be Hveragerđi, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. As you will continue to the South Coast you will pass the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and a volcano that last erupted in 2010. You will stop at two inspiring waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. During the summer time you can take a walk behind the falls of Seljalandsfoss. Your journey will continue to the Dyrhólaey Headland, a natural reserve where many seabirds nest in the summer and the spectacular black beach at the Reynisdrangar Pinnacles on your way to the charming town of Vik, the southernmost town in the country. More stops are about to come across the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time: town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur, Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon and the Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor). The Church floor is a protected natural monument of basalt columns that have been eroded and shaped by water and wind, however they do like man-made.
Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor
Day 3. Skaftafell National Park - Glacial Lagoon
Today you will continue across Skeidarársandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe, and the place where a sub-glacial eruption took place in the Grímsvötn Volcano, beneath Vatnajökull Icecap, in 2011. The powerful eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the glacier and began spewing ash into the air in a magnificent display. The first stop will be the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis at the foot of the glacier that is famous for its tranquil, but rugged natural beauty. Your guide will show you some of the most popular sites in the National Park. This is a perfect place for calm and easy hikes. After the National Park you head to Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon, considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where large icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. You might even spot some seals in the lagoon. After the scenic adventures you will head back to Hella town and have a good night rest.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour
Day 4. Volcanic Crater - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall - Ţingvellir National Park
It´s time to head inland and stop at the impressive Keriđ Volcanic Crater, then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. You will then continue on to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur Geysers. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up every few minutes. Only short distance from the Geysir Geothermal Area you will find the majestic Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. After Gullfoss you will be heading to Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. It is located on the spot where two continental plates meet creating a fascinating rift valley. Ţingvellir is mysteriously beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Then you will be heading across Mosfellsheiđi Heath back to Reykjavík.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Ţingvellir National Park
Day 5. Reykjanes Peninsula - Lunar Landscapes - The Blue Lagoon
Once again you will be picked up by your guide in the morning and this time you will head to explore Reykjanes Peninsula. You will stop at some truly stunning places, such as Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík Geothermal area. You will visit the small fishing town Grindavík before heading to the Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon Café. It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland. After the relaxation you will be heading back to Reykjavík.
Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon Spa
Day 6. Departure
On the day of departure your driver will drive you to from Reykjavík to the airport. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you still have time to do some shopping or catch any of the Reykjavík sites you might have missed.
The prices are based on max 4 persons. For groups larger than 4 persons, please contact us via email.
This tour can be customized to your specifications and needs, so if you have any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you arrange the perfect Icelandic vacation.
This tour is also available as a self drive tour: RT07 - South Iceland, Skaftafell and Glacier Lagoon - 6
Where to eat during the tour?
In the small towns around Iceland you will find restaurants, bakeries and cafes where you can get something to eat. If you are going to the highlands we recommend purchasing something to take with you as there are very limited options for meals in the remote highland areas. Discuss with your guide about the places to stop for lunch or dinner.
Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden charges or fees you should be aware of. Note that meals other than breakfast are not included.
Do hotels and guesthouses offer Wi-Fi internet connection?
Most hotels and guesthouses in Iceland do provide free access to Wi-Fi internet. Some hotels and guesthouses do charge a small fee for access to the internet.
How do I book and what is the process?
There are several factors that determine the tour price:
• Time of the year you plan on visiting
• Number of people travelling together
• Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation)
• Optional Activities (Various optional activities are available with each trip)
There is a special Price Calculator button with every private guided tour where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation, number of people and your arrival date. The Price Calculator will calculate and display the price according to your specifications. This way you can see how different choices in accommodation types and optional activities affect the price of the package. Once you are confident about your trip selection proceed to press the book now tab. Here you will fill in the required information and proceed through the booking process.We require a 15% deposit at the time of booking. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.Once a booking is made an automatic e-mail is sent informing you that the order has been replaced and is currently being processed by the IcelandRoadtrip.com team. When the processing of you booking is finalized and travel documents are ready you will be contacted by one of our teammates with further details.
- High 1 Season: From May 26 through June 30.
- Low 1 Season: From October 01 through December 19.
- Spring Season: From April 28 through May 25.
- Fall Season: From September 01 through September 30.
- High 2 Season: From August 11 through August 31.
- Peak Season: From July 01 through August 10.
- Christmas and New Year Season: From December 20 through January 01.
- Low 2 Season: From January 02 through April 27.
1 Person = Single room or as requested
2 Sharing = One twin/double room or as requested
3 Sharing = One triple room or as requested
4 Sharing = Two twin/double rooms or as requested
5 Sharing = One twin/double room and one triple room or as requested
6 Sharing = Two triple rooms or as requested
7 Sharing = Two twin/double rooms and one triple room or as requested
8 Sharing = One twin/double room and two triple rooms or as requested
9 Sharing = Three triple rooms or as requested
10+ Sharing = As requested
- You can select your own room combination during the booking process.
- Triple rooms are in some cases only a double room with an extra bed.
Children 3-11 years old:
Iceland Road Trip offers families with one child to book up to 3 persons per double room. The room would either have a made up extra bed or a made up mattress in cases the rooms available are too small to accommodate an extra bed.
Two adults and two children need to book two double rooms.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Driving distance: 1040 KM
Price from: 246450 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.