Highlands and Highlights of the South - 7 days

Highlands and Highlights of the South - 7 days

An exclusive private tour that combines some of the most stunning locations in south Iceland, and action-filled activities.

PT05 Map

PT05 Map

AVAILABLE:
July 10 to September 30

DURATION:
7 days / 6 nights

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
PT05

Included

Not Included

    Lunches, dinner, travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

Upon arrival at KeflavÝk airport, you will be met by your private chauffeur who will take you to your hotel in Reykjavik. You will be free for the rest of the day to explore Reykjavik.

Highlights of the day:

Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2. The Golden Circle

The guide picks you up from the hotel in the morning and you head out for the famous Golden Circle, where you will see Ůingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal area and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Highlights of the day:

Overnight: Hella

Day 3. ١rsm÷rk Nature Reserve

١rsm÷rk is a magnificent valley named after ١r (Thor), the god of Thunder. We will cross the deep and roaring rivers that guard the wooded surroundings of ١rsm÷rk, and you will have time to hike around the area and admire some of the many viewpoints it offers. ١rsm÷rk is IcelandĹs most popular hiking area, as visitors cannot fail to be in awe of its natural beauty and captivated by its charm.

Overnight: Hella

Day 4. Landmannalaugar and Fjallabak Highlands

Today you will head inland to visit the Landmannalaugar area. The track passes through a wide variety of canyons, valleys, over rock ridges and black lava, weird plain of lava rocks surrounded by captivating mountains. The mountain track over Landmannalei­ offers some of the finest scenic views available throughout this fascinating region. The surrounding mountains are perhaps the most varied and colourful in Iceland. This area is highly recommended for nature lovers and those interested in geology. It offers numerous hiking trails for long and short hikes. From Landmannalaugar we continue on the Fjallabak route which is one of the most scenic trails in the interior highlands of Iceland, perhaps the most colourful and diversified of the many interesting mountain tracks, rugged colourful landscape of unsurpassed beauty. One of the highlights of the route is Eldgjß, one of the most interesting sights in this part of the country.

Highlights of the day:

Overnight: KirkjubŠjarklaustur

Day 5. Skaftafell National Park and Glacier Lagoon

We driver over Skei­arßrsandur to the area of Vatnaj÷kull National Park. First stop is Skaftafell National Park, an oasis wedged between glacier and sand plains. Its natural beauty is a result of favorable weather conditions and the interaction of fire and ice. One of the many interesting hiking trails takes you to Svartifoss, one of Icelandĺs most picturesque waterfalls, framed in by beautiful basalt columns that surround it. Next we stop at the famous Glacier Lagoon, where huge icebergs, true sculptures of nature, broken off Brei­amerkurj÷kull glacier, float and grind together in the blue waters of the lagoon. We also go down to the Diamond Beach before heading back to KirkjubŠjarklaustur.

Highlights of the day:

Overnight: KirkjubŠjarklaustur

Day 6. The South Coast

Today we make out way back to the capital. On the way we visit all the main highlights of the South Coast. First stop is Reynisfjara beach and Dyrhˇlaey. There you can see spectacular black volcanic beaches and interesting rock formations and thousands of nesting seabirds which nest in almost every crevice in summer. Next stop will be Skˇgafoss, a beautiful 60 meter high waterfall. The glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Mřrdalsj÷kull are towering above. Last stop is the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you will have the chance to walk behind the waterfall, quite a unique experience.

Highlights of the day:

Overnight: ReykjavÝk City

Day 7. Departure

Private transfer to airport.

ACCOMMODATION

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

The prices are based on max 4 persons. For groups larger than 4 persons, please contact us via email.


Accommodation information

Comfort
Rooms in tourist class hotels combined with quality guesthouses. Rooms have private bathroom facilities. Breakfast is included.
Comfort PLUS
Standard rooms in superior 3 star hotels combined with superior rooms at standard 3 star hotels. Rooms have private bathroom facilities. Breakfast is included.
Quality
Standard rooms in 4 Star hotels combined with superior and deluxe rooms at quality 3 star hotels. Breakfast is included.
Quality PLUS
Superior or Deluxe rooms in 4 star hotels. Rooms have private bathroom facilities. Breakfast is included.
Luxury
Suites or highest quality rooms in the very best hotel in Iceland. Breakfast is included.


Day(s) can be added before and / or after if your arrival and departure does not fit the itinerary of this tour. Additional day tours can be added for the additional day/s. If you have any questions please don┤t hesitate to contact us by email to tour@tour.is and we will be more than happy to advice.

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