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Volcanoes & Glaciers Small Group Tour

6 Days / 3 locations in Iceland

2020 Departures
July 23
September 03
Prices From$1930 per Person Double
$520 Single Supplement
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This popular tour is a perfect opportunity to discover the magic of Iceland’s famous volcanoes and glaciers on a short but complete journey.

Volcanoes and glaciers are plentiful in Iceland. Join this tour and discover the magic of these wonders and the magnificent natural landscape surrounding them. Explore the major attractions of the south, including the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls. A tour highlight is a visit to the beautiful and volcanic Westman Islands.

Get the most out of your holiday in Iceland!

Excellent locally-based guides who know and are passionate about Iceland

Stay in the best available hotels in each area (quality three-star hotels)

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants

Maximum group size: 16 people


Day 1     Reykjavik

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through us. 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.

Overnight at Storm Hotel. ( or Reykjavik Lights or Skuggi Hotel)

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

Day 2     Westman Islands
Meals: Breakfast

The Westman Islands

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss Vestmannaeyjar Eldheimar Exhibition

Amazing Waterfall – Lava Fields – Volcanic Aftermath – Magnificent lava fields

Transfer from pre-arranged bus stops in Reykjavík to the tour’s meeting point. Please check your confirmation for your pre-arranged bus stop in Reykjavik. Please be at the pre-arranged bus stop no later than 15 minutes before the pick-up time.

Make sure that your phone number and e-mail are listed with Iceland Travel so we can contact you if needed.

Approximate distance: 180km / 112 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Start with a visit to the Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech exhibition about volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Then you will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall.

Glacier walk or kayak tour at Sólheimajökull included .

Travel along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbour. Take a 30-minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands, enjoying the view of islands and seabirds. The destination is Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westmans and the only inhabited one. Visit windy 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, where learn about the famous 1973 eruption that covered many homes on Heimaey in lava. You‘ll also see where vegetation has grown in among the old lava flows. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the island on your own.

Overnight in the Westman Islands. Dinner on own.

Day 3     Vik
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

South Shore - Skogar – Vik

Highlights: Skogafoss Reynisdrangar Cliffs Dyrholaey Vík

Powerful Volcanoes – Amazing Waterfall– Black sand beaches

Breakfast at your hotel. Take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and continue your South Coast exploration. Pass glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall. Continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. You’ll certainly be amazed by the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the powerful ocean.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.

Approximate travel distance: 119 km / 74 miles

Day 4     Vik
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Vik– Skaftafell – Fjallsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Highlights: Vatnajokull National Park Vatnajokull Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Eldhraun Lava Field Skaftafell National Park

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

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll be in the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on Earth Visit the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Head onwards to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier-ringed valley in Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Fjallsarlon Ice Lagoon to see floating icebergs. Return to Vik for your overnight.

Zodiac tour on Fjallsárlón Lagoon included.

Dinner and overnight in the Vik area.

Day 5     Reykjavik

Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir - Reykjavik

Lively Geysers and Golden Falls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Breakfast at your hotel. Start of by heading for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous 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 for the European and North American tectonic plates.

After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik, where your tour ends. The tour bus will drop you off at Bus Hostel, where you will be transferred to a pre-arranged bus stop in Reykjavik.

Approximate distance: 331 km / 206 miles

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.



Note Maximum 16 Participants
Please Note For 2020

Glacier walk or kayak tour at Sólheimajökull included on day 2

Zodiac tour on Fjallsárlón Lagoon on day 3.

Please Note
Optional Tours
Zip Line Adventure In Vik
Evening Horse Riding Tour In Vik
Price Includes
Hotel Accommodation With Breakfast 9 Nights
Dinners As Mentioned
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Ferry Roundtrip to Westman Islands
Price Does Not Include
 Airport Transfers
 Air Flights
 Porterage at Airport and Hotels
 Optional Excursions