- The South Shore including black sand beaches, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Fjallsarlon Ice Lagoon and Diamond Beach
- The Golden Circle, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area
- Opportunities to enhance your experience with optional tours and activities
- One night in the Westman Islands, a unique volcanic island
- 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
Four days / Three nights
Starts / ends in in Reykjavík
Dates of tour operation: 13 May 2019 - 16 September 2019
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 highligh is a visit to the beautiful and volcanic Westman Islands.
4 Day Itinerary
Day 1: The Westman Islands
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 bus stop no later than 15 minutes before the pick-up time.
Start your tour with a visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall.
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. It is also the only inhabited island. Visit windy Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area. (Between mid-May and the beginning of August you might see puffins here.) Take a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago. Visit Eldheimar Museum and learn about the famous 1973 eruption that covered many homes in lava. You‘ll also see where vegetation has grown among the old lava flows. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the island on your own.
Overnight in the Westman Islands. Dinner is on your own. The Westman Islands have some great restaurant choices, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy exploring the options.
Day 2: South Shore - Skogar – Vik
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.
Day 3: Vik– Skaftafell – Fjallsarlon Glacial Lagoon
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.
Dinner and overnight in the Vik area.
Day 4: Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir – Reykjavik
Breakfast at your hotel. Start with a visit to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech exhibition about volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Afterwards, head 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.