Iceland Summer Tour

   
 
 

Volcanoes and Glaciers - Summer Tour

Glacier, Geysers and Waterfalls

2018 Guaranteed Departures
June 03, 14, 24
July 08, 12, 22, 29
August 09, 12, 19, 26
Prices From$1995 per Person Double
$670 Single Supplement
2018 Guaranteed Departures
May 06, 13, 20, 27
Prices From$1700 per Person Double
$435 Single Supplement
2018 Departures
September 02, 09, 16, 23
Prices From$1960 per Person Double
$675 Single Supplement
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Discover South Iceland: Volcanoes, Glaciers, Hot springs and Icebergs

Iceland is one of the most geologically young and volcanically active areas in the world.

Our popular Volcanoes and Glaciers tour gives you the perfect opportunity to discover the magic of these wonders, and the magnificent natural landscape that surrounds them. The tour covers the major attractions of the south including the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls as well as the beautiful Westman islands.

Witness and discover the marvels of mother nature in its purest form!

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants

Maximum group size: 36 people

Visit South Iceland's main attractions!

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through Iceland Travel. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smokey Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

 
Day 2     Reykjavik - Vestmannaeyjar
Accommodation: Vestmannaeyjar Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Waterfall - Lava Fields – Puffin Island – Magnificent lava fields

Breakfast at your hotel. The first stop today will be made at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall.

Travel along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbor. After arriving at the Bakkafjara pier, take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands. The destination is Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westmans and the only inhabited one. Visit the island´s Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area. During mid-May through the beginning of August it is also possible to see puffins here. Take a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago. Visit Eldheimar Museum and explore the flora growing in the new lava field. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island on your own.

Overnight in the Westman Islands. Dinner on own.

 
Day 3     Westman Islands - Vik
Accommodation: Edda Vik Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Powerful Volcanoes – Folk Museum – Black sand beaches

Breakfast at your hotel. Take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on along the south coast. Pass numerous glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall. A famous folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries. This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. After a visit to the Lava Centre, continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the power of the sea.

Dinner and overnight stay in Vik area for the next 2 nights.

 
Day 4     Vik - Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell National Park
Accommodation: Edda Vik Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Skaftafell and Glacial beauty – Europe‘s largest Glacier – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll be in the area of Vatnajökull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the Earth before reaching the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Head onwards to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier-ringed valley in Vatnajökull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and maybe a curious seal or two. An optional boat trip (extra charge) takes you on a sail between the icebergs. Return to Vík for your overnight.

Dinner and overnight in Vik area.

 
Day 5     Gullfoss Waterfall - Geysir - Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Exploding Geysers – The beautiful Golden Falls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Breakfast at your hotel. Today head for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir as well as Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Travel onwards to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the Viking-age parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. This is also where you can see the meeting point where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

 
Day 6     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you. We recommend departing your hotel no later than 3 hours before your international flight.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

 

Notes

Booked via your guide at the start of your tour.

Day 2 - Rib Safari boat tour - Small Islands trip | 1 hr |

Day 2 - Viking tours boat tour – Circle boat tour | 1.5 hrs |

Price Includes
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary
Entrances Per Itinerary
3 Dinner As Mentioned
Daily Breakfast
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Ferry Roundtrip to Westman Islands
Price Does Not Include
 Regular Airport Transfers by Flybus
 Optional Excursions
 Air
IT$-1017