RT19 - South Iceland including Skaftafell and Glacier Lagoon 7 days
Self Drive Family Tour

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Season: (MAY 10 to SEP 15)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (7 days / 6 nights)
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Price from: (86941 ISK Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.)
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A leisurely tour, which is suitable for the whole family. Here you have a chance to see the famous Golden Circle, see all the main sites of South of Iceland and visit the town of Höfn, which is known for its delicious lobster and seafood.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavík City

You will transfer from airport to your accommodation in a comfortable, Wi-Fi connected bus. Spend the rest of the day enjoying Reykjavík, which offers a great variety of things to do. Besides shopping and sightseeing, the youngest family members might enjoy Reykjavík Zoo & Family Park.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park - Geysers - Gullfoss Waterfall

Pick up your car in the morning and head out to country side. Today you will explore the famous route, called the Golden Circle. Your first stop will be Ţingvellir National Park. The Mid-Atlantic ridge runs right through Ţingvellir forming an impressive rift valley where Iceland is drifting apart at the rate of 2 cm per year. Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. Ţingvellir is hauntingly beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Next you will continue to Geysir geothermal area, where you´ll find various hot springs and geysers. Strokkur Geyser erupts every 8 minutes in a magnificent display of nature's power as boiling hot water shoots 15 to 20 meters in the air. A little firther you will find Gullfoss, aslo known as the Golden Waterfall, one of Iceland´s most impressive waterfalls and without a doubt the one that attracts the most visitors. On a sunny day the mist from Gullfoss waterfall forms several magical rainbows for your photographic pleasure. On the way to Selfoss you might want to visit the Slakki Petting Zoo, children will surely love it.

Highlights:
Ţingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Keriđ Crater
Selfoss Town

Driving Distance:
250 km

Overnight:
Selfoss area


Day 3. The Stunning South Coast - Waterfalls and Black Beaches

After breakfast, continue your road trip along Iceland’s scenic South Coast. Stop by the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and, for an exciting new perspective, take a walk behind the waterfall to see the water crash over the cliff’s edge above you. A little further, the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall plunges 60 meters, creating a spectacular splash. Visit the black beach of Reynisfjara, where huge basalt columns seem to rise from the ocean to meet the sky, and the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve. Stop at the charming town of Vík before continuing over the floodplains to the town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur. Be sure to see Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor) where basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water to look like man-made tiles. Stop to take a look at the impressive Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon just west of Kirkjubćjarklaustur.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor
Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon

Driving Distance:
250 km

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 4. Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Höfn Town

Continue your journey to the natural paradise of Skaftafell National Park situated at the root of Europe’s largest glacier (Vatnajökull) and truly a national treasure. There are many excellent hiking trails; one of the most interesting takes you to Svartifoss, a picturesque waterfall framed in by hexagonal basalt columns in the lush Skaftafell National Park. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where massive blocks of ice constantly break off the edge of the glacier and drift about in the crystalline blue glacial waters of the lagoon that has formed at the base of the glacier. A cruise among the icebergs is available during the summer, and you might even spot some seals. After soaking up the stunning scenery, continue to the fishing town of Höfn, famous for its delicious lobster located by the shore with Vatnajökull Glacier towering above.

Highlights:
Skaftafell
Vatnajökull Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Höfn Town

Driving Distance:
210 km

Overnight:
Höfn area


Day 5. Explore on your own - A day at Leisure

Today you have a full day to explore on your own, or revisit some of the sites you saw in past days. At the end of a relaxing day, head to charming town of Vík for overnight stay.


Day 6. Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon

From Vík town continue to the vast volcanic lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal seawater spa, set in a magical black lava field. It is rich in silica and blue-green algae, which gives the lagoon its reputed healing powers. Relaxing in-water massages are available, but you can also unwind in the saunas and steam baths or get a natural massage under the Blue Lagoon Waterfall. Drive along the South Coast back to Reykjavík. There are several worthwhile stops around the village of Hveragerđi. Enjoy some last-minute shopping on Laugarvegur Street or visit some popular sites of the capital of Iceland.

Highlights:
Reykjanes Peninsula
The Blue Lagoon

Driving Distance:
210 km

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 7. Departure
Transfer from your accommodation to airport in a comfortable, Wi-Fi connected bus. Try to schedule an afternoon flight, so you can spend the first half of the day enjoying Reykjavík.


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Season: MAY 10 to SEP 15
Departures: Daily
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Price from: 86941 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.
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