Glaciers and Waterfalls

200016 - W20

The scenery of the south is simply stunning no matter what the season. You’ll see some of the island’s best-known waterfalls, historic Thingvellir, geysers and hot springs, mighty glaciers and icecaps.

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Highlights
  • Visit the multi-tiered “Golden Falls” and the geothermal area of Geysir
  • Ancient Viking Parliament ares of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mýrdalsjökull icecap, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, and the moss covered Eldhraun lava field
  • Visit Hallgrímskirkja church that towers over Reykjavík
  • Have a relaxing soak at the Blue Lagoon
Details

2018 & 2019 Departures:
Daily

2018 Pricing:
Low Season: October 01-December 23
Budget: US$1,135
Moderate: US$1,289
Superior: US$1,485

High Season: December 24-26 & 31; January 01
Budget: US$1,605
Moderate: US$1,895
Superior: US$2,135

2018 Pricing:
Low Season: January 02-April 30: October 01-December 23
Budget: US$1,149
Moderate: US$1,249
Superior: US$1,460

Shoulder Season: May & September
Budget: US$1,359
Moderate: US$1,519
Superior: US$1,810

High Season: December 24-26 & 31; January 01
Budget: US$1,525
Moderate: US$1,745
Superior: US$2,065

Prices shown are starting from prices, per person in US$ based on 2 people sharing accommodation and vehicle rental. Rates for single and triple occupancy are available on request. CA$ prices are available on request.Pricing is subject to change based on exchange rates in effect at time of booking and availability of tour components.

Tour Code:
200016 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival to Iceland – Selfoss area

Following arrival at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, pick up your car rental and drive to the Selfoss area for a two night stay.

Day 2: Selfoss area

Spend the day exploring Thingvellir National Park (Almannagja, Hofdi), Geysir geothermal area and two-tiered Gullfoss.

Day 3: Kirkjubaejarklauster area

Travel along the south coast past impressive waterfalls, Myrdalsjokull icecap and the moss clad Eldhraun lava field and head to Kirkjubaejarklaustur. However, an adventurous alternative route for 4WD high clearance vehicles can be taken north of the icecap (July to September). Overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklauster area.

Day 4: Skaftafell area

Spend the day hiking in the Skaftafell national park or explore further east to the amazing iceberg lagoon at Jokulsarlon, not forgetting to walk across onto the beach, to hopefully catch sight of icebergs breaking up and heading out to sea. Overnight in the Skaftafell area.

Day 5: Reykjavik

On the drive west, back along the south coast, stop off at the stunning cliffs and beaches of Vik where the summer wildflowers are wonderful. Continue west by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, past two major waterfalls (Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss) and visit Njal’s Saga country at Hvolsvollur en route to Reykjavik. Return your car this evening and check in to your hotel in the city centre for two nights. If you have a 4WD high clearance vehicle, take an optional detour to beautiful Thorsmork and see a glacial lagoon and other impressive scenery.

Day 6: Reykjavik

The day is free to explore Iceland’s fascinating capital city, Reykjavik. Shop famous Laugavegur Street and visit several of the museums and art galleries. Visit  Hallgrimskirkja church that towers over the city. Take a great photo of the city from the top of the church tower or from the observation deck at the Perlan! Enjoy dinner at one of the many incredible restaurants and take in the pure energy of Reykjavik nightlife.

Day 7: Depart Iceland

Check out of your accommodation and join the transfer to the Blue Lagoon and Keflavik Airport. Soak in the geothermal mineral waters of the famous Blue Lagoon, a perfect solution for what to do on your last day in Reykjavik and a great way to go home feeling relaxed and revitalized. Onward transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Included
  • 5 day Economy vehicle rental, manual transmission, unlimited mileage, basic insurances and taxes, two registered drivers and a GPS
  • 4 nights countryside accommodation with breakfast
  • 2 nights Reykjavik accommodation with breakfast
  • Relaxing Blue Lagoon transfer, Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Iceland
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • GPS rental
  • Additional car rental accessories
Tour Notes

You’ll have the opportunity to explore further afield and gain a true sense of what Iceland has to offer. First-time visitors to Iceland are always keen to see the Golden Circle region which encompasses three of the island’s best known natural features Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir.

On this week-long itinerary you’ll get to see two more of the breathtaking waterfalls this country is famed for including Seljalandsfoss and the mighty Skogafoss. Travel further east for a visit to Skaftafell National Park. A short hike to Svartifoss is recommended, the waterfall backed by basalt columns, then on to the awesome glacial lagoon at Jokulsarlon. Here you can sail to the edge of the glacier front (summer), amongst an iceberg studded lake. At Vik, take a walk along the black sand beach and view the distinctive and much-photographed coastline.

Worried about finding your way around? Don’t be! We’ll give you the best possible driving directions, written by Icelanders (translated into English, of course!), in addition to a GPS in the rental vehicle and a mobile phone, yours to keep.

Vehicle rental may be upgraded to a larger size, a 4WD, an automatic transmission, a van or luxury vehicle. Prices on request.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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