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Glacial Adventure

6 Days / 9 locations in Iceland

2023 Departures
DailyOctober 1st to December 31st
Prices From$1260 per Person Double
2024 Departures
DailyJanuary 1st to April 30th
Prices From$1260 per Person Double

Experience a week of natural wonders during peak northern lights season. Explore Iceland’s famous south and south-west, the perfect setting for glaciers, volcanoes, black-sand beaches and geysers.

What’s better than spending a week exploring natural wonders? It’s discovering natural wonders during prime northern lights viewing season! Drive the dramatic coastlines of Iceland’s volcanic south and southwest, discovering the glaciers, black sand beaches, and glorious waterfalls. View the major natural wonders that have made Iceland famous, enhanced by the beautiful lights and shadows of an Arctic winter.

Car types:

Cat 3.0 Toyota Corolla or similar

Cat. 4.1E Tesla 3 or similar

Cat. 5.0 KIA Sportage, 4wd or similar

Cat. 5.1 KIA Sportage, 4wd, automatic or similar

Cat. 5.2 Dacia Duster 4wd or similar

Cat. 5.3 Mitsubishi Outlander or similar

Cat. 5.4 Hyundai Tucon 4wd or similar

Cat. 5.5 KIA Sorento Phev 4wd or similar

Cat. 5.6 KIA Sorento 4wd automatic or similar

Cat. 7.1 Toyota Land Cruiser 4wd, automatic or similar

Cat. 7.2 Toyota Land Cruiser 4wd, automatic or similar, 7 seater

Cat. 9.9 VW Caravelle 4wd, 9 seater or similar


Day 1     Reykjavik

Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport.

Travel to your hotel in Reykjavík and check-in. The rest of the day is open for your own activities. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a wonderful way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café.

Please note check-in for most hotels begins at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Overnight in Reykjavik.


Northern Lights Boat Tour

Northern Lights and Stargazing

Sky Lagoon Pass

Northern Lights Hunt – Super Jeep Tour

Day 2     Thingvellir
Meals: Breakfast

Approximate Distance:

200 km / 124 miles

National Park with Geological Wonders – Lively Geysers – Golden Falls

This morning, head for the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. This is also the meeting point of the tectonic plates dividing the North American and European continents. You’ll have that rare chance to take a walk between two continents! Visit the quirky geothermal fields of Geysir. Stroll along a footpath around colorful bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers. The most famous of these is Strokkur, which erupts about every ten minutes. Then visit the dramatic, two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. You can get great views of the waterfall from different angles on a variety of paths.

Afterwards drive along winter country roads to your overnight in South Iceland. If nature co-operates, you might glimpse some northern lights!

Travel idea: the Golden Circle area is full of hot springs, and there are two great local favorite bathing pools. Laugarvatn Fontana is built on top of a hot spring, and its steam baths are good for your skin and joints. The Secret Lagoon is a lovely historical stone-lined natural geothermal pool with its own tiny geyser nearby.

Overnight in the Hella or Hvollsvollur area.


Silfra Snorkeling (Meet on Location)

Secret Lagoon

Fontana Geothermal Baths

Day 3     Eyjafallajokull - Skogar - Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast

Approximate Distance:

185 km / 115 miles

Twin Waterfalls – Volcanic Landscapes – Black-Sand Beaches

Today you’ll explore the iconic South Shore, a region lined with volcanic mountains and glacier views. We suggest a visit to the LAVA Center in Hvollsvollur town. Here you’ll enjoy interactive exhibits about the volcanoes and earthquakes that helped create Iceland.

Visit two spectacular waterfalls that have a special beauty of their own in the winter. Seljalandsfoss is a ribbon-like fall that drops gracefully down a cliff. If trail conditions are safe, you can walk behind the waterfall. Majestic Skogafoss has become one of Iceland’s most photographed waterfalls – make sure you have your camera ready for a selfie! As you drive, you’ll also see Myrdalsjokull glacier, one of our favorite places to enjoy guided glacier hiking or snowmobile tours. Continue to Reynisfjara beach and its striking black sands. You can really feel the power of nature in this area of thundering waves and extraordinary rock formations.

Continue onwards, passing Eldhraun, the largest known single lava flow, as you head to your overnight.

Overnight stay in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.


Snowmobiling on Myrdalsjokull Glacier (from Basecamp)

Black Sand Beach ATV Tour

Glacier Discovery (from Solheimajokull Base Camp)

Day 4     Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon
Meals: Breakfast

Approximate Distance:

250 km / 155 miles

Glacial National Park – Iceberg Lagoon – Europe’s Largest Glacier

Today you will be in the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, the largest of its kind in Western Europe. It’s dominated by Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap.

Start with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where you can enjoy the breath-taking sight of floating, blue-tinted icebergs on this 180-meter (591-foot) deep glacial lagoon. Nearby is the Diamond Beach, where silvery icebergs rest on black sands. Both the lagoon and the beach are great areas to spend some time catching perfect photographs.

Depending on your schedule and sense of adventure, you might join a guided SuperJeep tour to visit a mystical crystal ice cave hidden deep in the glaciers. The tour departs from Jokulsarlon parking lot and must be booked in advance. We can help with that!

If you want a different glacial lagoon photography experience, the Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon is beautiful and often has fewer visitors.

Vatnajokull National Park’s glacier ringed Skaftafell is an outstanding area of natural beauty that also has great winter hiking opportunities. The park’s visitor center can fill you in on which trails are open for hiking during your visit. You can get closer to a glacier – and learn great facts about them – on a guided hiking tour that takes you onto the ice itself.

Overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.


Crystal Ice Cave Tour from the Glacier Lagoon

Glacier Wonders – Glacier Hike in Skaftafell

Day 5     Hveragerdi - Reykjanes Peninsula - Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Approximate Distance:

370 km / 229 miles

Greenhouse Village – UNESCO Geopark – Geothermal Lagoon

Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, one of the few communities in the world located directly on top of an active geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called ‘the flower village’ because of its many greenhouses that use hot water from nearby springs. It’s a charming town worth a stop. There are several charming restaurants and shops, as well as a small geothermal park.

Turn onto a coastal road known for its breath-taking views of powerful sea waves slamming against the shoreline. The road leads to Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Geopark with many intriguing geological wonders, including the bubbling Krysuvik geothermal area and the lunar landscapes of Lake Kleifarvatn. You can also opt to enjoy a relaxing soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm and mineral-rich geothermal water located in a middle of a black lava field. (Please note that admission to the Blue Lagoon must be booked in advance. We would be happy to help you with booking admission).

If you’re interested in culture and history, we recommend a visit to the Viking World exhibit where you can discover facts about Viking life and see Islendingurinn, a replica of a Viking ship that sailed from Iceland to North America in the year 2000.

Return to Reykjavik; the evening is open to enjoy Iceland’s capital city.

Overnight in Reykajvik.

Blue Lagoon Entrance

Panorama ATV/Quad tour in Reykjanes

Sky Lagoon Pass

Northern Lights Boat Tour

Northern Lights and Stargazing

Northern Lights Hunt – Super Jeep Tour

Day 6     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Approximate Distance:

50 km / 30 miles

Drive back to Keflavik International Airport. We recommend departing your hotel in Reykjavik no later than at least 3 hours before your flight departure. It takes approximately 1 hour to drive to the airport, and check-in starts 2 hours before your departure.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon earlier but have some free time today, you might want to use the opportunity en route to the airport. For this detour, please be sure to allow for at least 2-2,5 hours additional time to enjoy the Blue Lagoon. Your rental car should be returned to the airport service area, which is located only 2 minutes from the airport building. A shuttle will then transport you to the departure hall.

**Please note that the package price is based on 5 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 6, an additional supplement will be charged unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 5-day rental is up and use our FlyBus plus departure transfer.



Cat. 4.1e Or Higher Is Mandatory

Price is based on Cat. 5.2, Dacia Duster 4wd or similar

Other category cars are available.

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed.

Price Includes
Additional Authorized Driver
Emergency Phone Line Open 24 Hours
Free In-Car Unlimited Wifi to Help You Navigate With Personal Device
Airport Service Charge
Car Pick-Up/Drop-off at Keflavik International Airport
Rental Car for 7 Days With Unlimited Mileage, Cdw, Theft Protection and Vat
3 Nights in Countryside Hotels, Including Breakfast
2 Nights at a Hotel in Reykjavik, Including Breakfast (except Arrival Day)
Price Does Not Include
 Optional Excursions
 Breakfast the First Day