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:

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:

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area

Recommended optional activity:

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:

Overnight:
Hella area

Recommended optional activity:

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:

Overnight:
Reykjavík

Recommended optional activity:

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:

Overnight:
Reykjavík

Recommended optional activity:

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

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.


Itinerary can be customized - You can create your dream trip. Designed for higher end budgets - hotels can be changed for lower budgets. Leaves any day. The tour can be lengthened or shortened if you prefer. Please contact us if you want to customize this tour.

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