Private 4x4 South and North Iceland tour including the highlands - 8 days

Private Tour

Private 4x4 South and North Iceland tour including the highlands - 8 days

Private Tour

On this 4x4 Grand tour you will explore this fascinating, volcanic country of Fire and Ice in ultimate comfort on a private luxury Jeep tour led by a professional driver guide.

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July 5 to September 15

8 days / 7 nights




Not Included

    Meals are not included


Day 1: Arrival / Reykjavík

Upon arrival at Keflavík airport, you will be met by your private chauffeur who will drive you to Reykjavík.

Overnight: Reykjavík

Day 2: Beautiful South Shore

You will be picked up at 8:30 for a guided tour of the scenic south shore of Iceland, rich in history as well as natural wonders, waterfalls, glaciers, and black beaches. Visit the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you will have the chance to walk behind the waterfall, quite a unique experience. Next stop will be Skógafoss, a beautiful 60 meter high waterfall. The glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Mýrdalsjökull are towering above. We go to Reynisdrangar with spectacular black volcanic beaches and interesting rock formations and thousands of nesting seabirds which nest in almost every crevice in summer. The promontory at Dyrholaey is a massive natural arch carved by the relentless pounding of the winds and surf. Continue to Vík, a picturesque town on the black volcanic sand beach and the southernmost town in Iceland.

Highlights of the day:

Overnight: Hella area

Recommended optional activity:

Day 3: Colourful Landmannalaugar

Drive through the black volcanic sand of Iceland´s most active volcano, Hekla, and the green valley of Dómadalur. Arrive in Landmannalaugar, a volcanic zone with a mixture of colourful rhyolite rock and black obsidian stones. Landmannalaugar is an extraordinary beautiful oasis in the highlands,- it features colourful mountains and geothermal activity with Mt. Hekla and the lake filled explosion crater Ljótipollur close by. Walking around the Landmannalaugar area is a feast of colour contrasts. Adventurous people may want to end their walk with an outdoor bath in a natural hot water pool – no locker rooms, changing either done outside or in a mountain cabin! On the way back to Hella, drive through a beautiful highland wilderness and pass by an area with several hydroelectric power plants.

Dómadalur valley
Hekla Volcanoe

Overnight: Hella area

Day 4: The Great Golden Circle & Kjölur Highland Trail

This morning we will visit one of Iceland’s most majestic waterfalls, Gullfoss. Gulfoss cascades 32 meters into the canyon of Hvítá that takes its source in Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland. A short distance from the waterfall we find the Geysir area with its numerous hot springs and geysers. In the area we find the very active Strokkur that spouts every 5-10 minutes and the old famous Great Geysir. Continue on the highland road Kjölur, passing the geothermal area Hveravellir between the glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull to Akureyri, largest town in north Iceland. Akureyri is the second largest town in Iceland, an industrial, fishing and dairy town on Eyjafjordur Fjord.


Overnight: Akureyri area

Day 5: The Whalewatching Capital & Lunar landscape of Lake Mývatn

Today, head to the picturesque fishing village of Húsavík, the "whale watching capital" of Iceland. Húsavík was the first place in Iceland to offer whale watching cruises and many tourists’ main purpose for visiting the town is to participate. The Whale Museum in Húsavík, is an educational information centre on marine wildlife.
At the harbour we board the excursion boat, and take a course west across the bay. There is a 98% chance of seeing whales on this cruise. Mink whales, fin whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins have all been sighted here. Mink whales are seen on virtually every excursion. After the Whale Watching cruise we continue to lunar like Lake Mývatn with its impressive green inlets and geothermal activity. Spend the day exploring the many natural wonders of Lake Mývatn and the surrounding areas. The lake area is known worldwide for its exceptionally many breeding duck species and the abundance of other birdlife in summer. The lake's surroundings show great variety in landscapes and amazing geological formations. Visit the highlights Dimmuborgir lava formations, Hverfjall crater , the volcano Krafla, Námaskarđ geothermal area, Skútustađagígar craters, the Nature Baths, and numerous other interesting and scenic spots. See the beautiful waterfall Gođafoss and return to Akureyri.


Overnight: Akureyri area
Optional Extra:
Forest Lagoon

Day 6: Skagafjörđur valley

This morning we leave Akureyri and drive through the narrow green valleys and mountains pass and continue to Skagafjörđur valley, renowned for horse breeding. Popular horse riding tours for beginners and experienced riders are available here. In Skagafjörđur you will also be able to join some of the best White Water Rafting in Iceland (optional). Continue south past the crater Grábrók and its 3000-year old moss covered lava field before arriving in Reykjavik.

Overnight: Reykjavík

Day 7: Reykjavik

The day is yours to explore Reykjavik on your own. A private guide can also be arranged at an additional cost. The world's northernmost capital, Reykjavik sits on the southern coast of Iceland.

Highlights: Reykjavík

Overnight: Reykjavík

Day 8: The Amazing Blue Lagoon & Departure

Leave Reykjavík at around 10:00 and drive to the Blue Lagoon, located near Keflavik Airport. Enjoy a relaxing bath at the Blue Lagoon in an otherworldly setting where lava and thermal water complement each other. Filled with mineral-rich waters, the Blue Lagoon has become internationally known for providing soothing, medicinal relief for sufferers of skin disorders, as well as for others simply looking for a sensational bathing experience. Stop to soak in the refreshing waters of the Blue Lagoon, and have a wonderful last taste of Iceland, that ensures that you are fully relaxed when you take off from Keflavik airport. Continue to Keflavik International Airport for your departing flight.

Highlights: The Blue Lagoon


Optional Extra: Would you like to do some extra activities? Below activities can be added to this tour.

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

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.
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.
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 and we will be more than happy to advice.

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