Private Iceland Highlights of the South - 6 days

Private Iceland Highlights of the South - 6 days

This private tour allows you to visit all the main highlights of the South Coast with a professional driver guide.

PT07 Map

PT07 Map

AVAILABLE:
All year

DURATION:
6 days / 5 nights

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
PT07

Included

Not Included

    Meals are not included

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Meet and greet at Keflavík airport and a transfer to Reykjavík. The rest of the day is free to explore Reykjavik. Downtown Reykjavík offers excellent restaurants, cafés, bars and clubs.

Highlights: Reykjavík

Overnight: Reykjavík

Recommended optional activity:
Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor
Reykjavík Food Tour

Day 2. The Beautiful South Coast


You will be picked up by your guide in the morning and you will begin your Icelandic adventure. The first stop of the day will be Hveragerđi, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. As you will continue to the South Coast you will pass the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and a volcano that last erupted in 2010. You will stop at two inspiring waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. During the summer time you can take a walk behind the falls of Seljalandsfoss. Your journey will continue to the Dyrhólaey Headland, a natural reserve where many seabirds nest in the summer and the spectacular black beach at the Reynisdrangar Pinnacles on your way to the charming town of Vik, the southernmost town in the country. More stops are about to come across the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time: town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur, Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon and the Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor). The Church floor is a protected natural monument of basalt columns that have been eroded and shaped by water and wind, however they do like man-made.

Highlights of the day:
Hveragerđi Town
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Vík Town
Reynisfjara beach
Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon
Kirkjubćjarklaustur town
Kirkjugólf Basalt Columns

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area

Recommended optional activity:
Glacier Walk
Snowmobiling on Solheimajokull Glacier
LAVA Centre
Katla Ice Cave
ATV Black Beach Safari and the Plane Wreck

Day 3. Skaftafell National Park and The Amazing Glacier Lagoon


Today you will continue across Skeidarársandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe, and the place where a sub-glacial eruption took place in the Grímsvötn Volcano, beneath Vatnajökull Icecap, in 2011. The powerful eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the glacier and began spewing ash into the air in a magnificent display. The first stop will be the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis at the foot of the glacier that is famous for its tranquil, but rugged natural beauty. Your guide will show you some of the most popular sites in the National Park. This is a perfect place for calm and easy hikes. After the National Park you head to Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon, considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where large icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. You might even spot some seals in the lagoon. After the scenic adventures you will head back to Hella town and have a good night rest.

Highlights of the day:
Skaftafell National Park
Svartifoss waterfall
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Overnight:
Hella area

Recommended optional activity:
Amphibian boat Tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Crystal Ice Cave
Zodiac Boat Tour on the Glacier Lagoon
Glacier Lagoon Kayaking

Day 4. The Great Golden Circle


It´s time to head inland and stop at the impressive Keriđ Volcanic Crater, then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. You will then continue on to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur Geysers. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up every few minutes. Only short distance from the Geysir Geothermal Area you will find the majestic Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. After Gullfoss you will be heading to Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. It is located on the spot where two continental plates meet creating a fascinating rift valley. Ţingvellir is mysteriously beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Then you will be heading across Mosfellsheiđi Heath back to Reykjavík.

Highlights of the day:
Ţingvellir
Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs
Faxi waterfall
Keriđ

Overnight:
Reykjavík

Recommended optional activity:
Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure at Ţingvellir National Park

Day 5. Reykjanes Peninsula


Once again you will be picked up by your guide in the morning and this time you will head to explore Reykjanes Peninsula. You will stop at some truly stunning places, such as Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík Geothermal area. You will visit the small fishing town Grindavík before heading to the Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon Café. It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland. After the relaxation you will be heading back to Reykjavík.

Highlights of the day:
Lake Kleifarvatn
Krýsuvík
The Blue Lagoon

Overnight:
Reykjavík

Recommended optional activity:
Comfort Admission at the Blue Lagoon

Day 6. Departure


Private transfer from the hotel to Keflavik International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION

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 Cat. 1 Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. Breakfast is included. Cat. 2 Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included. Cat. 3 Rooms in the best quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC. 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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