PT07 - South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights - 7 days
Private Guided Tour
|Season:||(SEP 20 to MAR 25)|
|Duration:||(7 days / 6 nights)|
|By Car km/mi:||(1025)|
|Price from:||(298776 ISK )|
This is a 7 days private tour to visit some of the best known sites in Iceland with knowledgeable and experienced driver. In the evenings you will head out for the hunt of the magical and stunning northern lights. If you want to make most out of your stay in Iceland, this tour will fulfill all the criteria.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.
Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavík City - Northern Lights Center
As you arrive, our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Enjoy the rest of your day in Reykjavík, consult your driver for the various things to do and see in Reykjavík. Visit the Aurora Reykjavík Northern Lights Centre to get to know better the Northern Lights before leaving Reykjavík. (Entrance fee included).
Day 2. The Scenic South Coast and the Northern Lights
In the morning you will be picked up by your guide and your adventure will begin. The first visit will be Hveragerđi, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. Next you will visit two astonishing waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Seljalandsfoss is unique, as you can take a walk behind the waterfall. Skógafoss is an impressive waterfall with two majestic glaciers towering above it, one of them is the infamous Eyjafjallajökull. Underneath the glacier is a volcano that erupted last 2010 and caused a huge disturbance in air traffic in both Europe and America. You will also visit the black beach at Reynisdrangar and a small, charming town of Vík. On the way to Kirkjubćjarklaustur town you will cross the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun – the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in a historical time. Then you will visit the Fjađrarárgljúfur Canyon and the Kirkjugólfiđ (The Church floor) – a protected natural monument. In the evening, if the weather conditions allow, you can head out on a hunt for northern lights on your own. Ask your guide to provide you with northern lights forecast information.
Day 3. Skaftafell National Park and the Glacier Lagoon
Before you will reach Skaftafell National Park, you will cross Skeiđarársandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnajökull Glacier. Vatnajökull glacier is the largest glacier in Europe. At the roots of Vatnajökull you will visit Skaftafell, tranquil oasis with rugged natural beauty. Your guide will tell you about the most interesting spots in the park, one of them is the elegant Svartifoss waterfall. Skaftafell is truly a paradise of shortern and longer hiking trails. After you exploring the beauty of the national park, you will head to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which is considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon towards the sea. After all the sightseeing you will head back to Kirkjubćjarklaustur area for an overnight stay. Your guide will let you know if there is a chance of spotting the northern lights in the evening.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Day 4. A Leisurely Day
Today is rather easy day, as you will drive back to Hella area. Consult your guide about re-visiting some of the places you had seen. You might want to visit Skógar museum or relax in a geothermal pool with hot tubs and steam baths at Hella town. In the evening, if the weather conditions are right, you will head out for the hunt of northern lights.
Day 5. Volcanic Crater - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall - Ţingvellir National Park
After the breakfast your adventure will continue inland where you will stop by the impressive Keriđ Volcanic Crater and then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. Next you will head to Geysir geothermal area, where you will see various hot springs as well as Geysir and Strokkur geysers. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up every few minutes and is a magnificent sight not to be missed. Only a short distance from the geothermal area you will find Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall, one of the largest and impressive waterfalls in Iceland. You will then continue 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 hauntingly beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. As you come back to Reykjavík, your guide will tell you about the weather conditions and possibilities of northern lights tonight.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Ţingvellir National Park
Day 6. The Blue Lagoon
It´s time to relax and visit the world famous Blue Lagoon and bathe in the mineral rich waters. Various massages and spa treatments are available there as well as the café and famous Lava restaurant. If the weather and road conditions allow, you will take a scenic road to Blue Lagoon and visit the mysterious Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík geothermal area.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon Spa
Day 7. Departure
Our driver will drive you from Reykjavík to the airport.
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: RT10 - South Coast - Golden Circle - Northern Lights - 7 days
Be Inspired by Iceland
When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?
The Northern Lights are clearly visible between 20. September – 25. March in Iceland. The northern lights are only visible during winter due to the darkness and sightings are very weather dependent and clear skies are essential to see them. The prime conditions to see them are clear skies and away from the city lights.
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: 7 days / 6 nights
Driving distance: 1025 KM
Price from: 298776 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.