6 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

6 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Wildflowers and Icelandic horses painting a picture of Iceland in summer.
The iconic Kirkjufell mountain on the western Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a beautiful summer day.
An Atlantic Puffin with its dinner; these adorable creatures nest in Iceland every summer.
Snæfellsjökull glacier and volcano forms the backdrop to many of the sites of Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Þingvellir National Park's position between the tectonic plates leads to many ravines being ripped open in regular earthquakes that fill with freshwater.
A long exposure setting allows photographers to take a picture that shows the force and speed of the water at Gullfoss waterfall.

See the best Iceland has to offer with this 6-day summer package. Reykjavík city, the beloved Golden Circle, and the renowned South Coast are all waiting for you to discover their beauty. This relaxing holiday is the perfect opportunity for those looking to visit the country's most stunning attractions.

By booking this package, you'll get to see waves crashing to shore on Reynisfjara black sand beach and watch geysers erupt at Geysir geothermal area. You will also have the chance to unwind in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon, discover hidden gems on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and explore the vibrant city of Reykjavík.

If you are looking for some excitement, you can spice up the days with incredible adventures such as snowmobiling, snorkelling in glacial water at Þingvellir National Park, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, hike up a glacier or—if visiting from May—sail between the icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Before your arrival, all transportation, accommodations and activities will be taken care of, so all that's left for you to do is to enjoy the scenic nature and have fun.

Come along on an adventure of a lifetime with this 6-day package and experience the best of the land of ice and fire in the summer. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Vestmannaeyjar, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Snæfellsnes, Reykjanes, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Silfra, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Hellnar, Langjökull, Arnarstapi, Hallgrímskirkja, Vík í Mýrdal, Kirkjufell, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Haukadalur, Grundarfjörður, Djúpalónssandur, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Included:
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget or Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)

  • Airport transfer on arrival/departure

  • Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)

  • South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour

  • 1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (private bathroom, breakfast included)

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Optional excursions (can be added during the booking process)

  • Blue Lagoon entrance (can be added during the booking process)

  • Flights

  • Lunch and Dinner


What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes. Windproof and rainproof clothing.

  • Swim suit

  • Camera


Good to know:

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. Please note that the boat tours on Jökulsárlón are only available from May to October.

If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland!


Harpa Concert Hall sits against Faxaflói, the bay that sits opposite Reykjavík.


You'll land at Keflavík International Airport where you'll board a bus that will take you through the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula on your way to Iceland's capital, Reykjavík.

On the way to the city, you can opt to visit the restorative mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Relax and unwind in this world-famous geothermal spa and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Be sure to apply a silica mud mask and grab a drink from the lagoon bar for the full experience. This is a place you won't want to rush so take your time and enjoy.

After you settle into your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day exploring what the city has to offer. Be sure to walk around the old centre of town and visit the main shopping streets, the beautiful harbour area,  Harpa Concert Hall, and the impressive church, Hallgrímskirkja.

You can take advantage of the long days under the Midnight sun or have an early night in, the choice is yours. 


Day 2 - The Golden Circle


The second site reached from Reykjavík on the popular Golden Circle trail is the geyser Strokkur.


Today you'll go on a day tour of the Golden Circle, consisting of the Gullfoss waterfall, Haukadalur geothermal area – the home of the Geysir, and the Þingvellir National Parliament Park, the first national park you'll visit, out of three. Due to its rich history, being where Icelandic parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in 930 AD, Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is also remarkable for its geology, as it sits above the meeting place of two tectonic plates. You'll be able to see the rifts in the ground, marking where the Eurasian plate and the American plate meet at the Silfra fissure. If you're looking for more exciting intercontinental fun, you could even opt for a snorkelling tour in the very same fissure!

Your next stop is the Haukadalur geothermal area. There, you'll find the Great Geysir himself - the geyser all others in the world are named after. The area is filled with other geothermal hot springs, geysers, and vents. The Great Geysir stopped regularly erupting a while back, but the geyser Strokkur that stands next to it erupts frequently and can reach up to 60 m (196 ft) with each blow.

The last stop on this day will be the grand waterfall Gullfoss. If conditions allow you'll be able to walk up close to the stunning waterfall Gullfoss and see how it stumbles down into the Hvítá glacial river canyon over a two-tiered fall of over thirty meters.

If you feel like adding more oomph to this already awesome day of wonders, how about adding a little activity at the end? You could head out from Gullfoss on horseback and get to know both the Icelandic horse and nature a little better or you could opt for a faster carrier on a snowmobile trip to the Langjökull glacier. The choice is yours.

Afterwards, you'll return to the city of Reykjavík, where you will spend the night. If you are still excited to keep experiencing the local flavour after you come back to the city, we offer many extra activities tailored to your desires - go ahead and create the Icelandic experience of your dreams! 


Day 3 - Tour of the South Coast: There...


A chunk of ice that lays on the Diamond Beach is illuminated in the light of the midnight sun at its lowest point.


Today you'll start your journey along the beautiful South Coast of Iceland, going all the way to Vatnajökull National Park, the second national park that you'll cross on your trip.

On your way there you'll pass the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, similar in height, but vastly different. The former is light and teasing, with an open grotto behind the cascading water which makes it possible to walk behind it for a unique point of view. The other waterfall, Skógafoss, is a plunging wall of water, powerful and absolutely stunning.

Those looking for a unique adventure on this day can add on a glacier hiking tour during the booking process. Suitable for all over the age of 8, this excursion will provide you with an insight into Icelandic glaciers as a trained guide will lead you across the icy plains of Sóleheimajökull glacier where you'll enjoy incredible views of the South Coast. 

You'll then continue towards the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the impressive waves of the Atlantic Ocean hit the shoreline with an impressive force. Make sure you also keep an eye out for some adorable puffins while you are there.

You'll then continue on into Vantajökull National Park where you will spend the night.


Accommodation

Due to increased demand for travel services in Iceland and low availability, travel companies in Iceland can not guarantee specific accommodations. However, we can always provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking. Below you can see our preferred partners for accommodation, Hótel Vatnajökull and Hótel Höfn. In the case of these hotels not being an option, an alternative of the same standard will be arranged.

Hótel Höfn

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel in the largest town in south-east Iceland. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Vatnajökull

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel close to Höfn. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - On the South Coast: ...and back again


An adorable puffin at Dyrhólaey standing amongst a cluster of daisies.


Today, you'll wake up in the shadow of the great Vatnajökull glacier and you'll start the day by visiting one of Iceland's most breathtaking natural attractions: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This deep and ever-expanding lagoon is filled with giant icebergs which have broken off a nearby glacier.

If you are visiting from May til October and you wish to get a closer look at these icebergs, you can opt for a boat tour on the lagoon. There are two choices of boats, one is a speedy zodiac boat which will speed across the lake and is suitable for all over the age of 6. The other is a calmer amphibious boat where people of all ages can enjoy a relaxing sail among the giant bergs.

Close to the lagoon is a black beach where icebergs have broken to smaller pieces and scattered all over it, and when the sunlight hits them, they resemble chunks of diamonds - earning the beach the nickname 'Diamond Beach.

You will then start heading back towards Reykjavík, stopping at a few of your local guide's favourite locations and enjoying the view of the Westman Islands in the south, and the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers in the north.

In the evening you'll return to Reykjavík, where you will spend the night.


Day 5 - Free day in Reykjavik or Snæfellsnes Peninsula


From a jagged mountain peak on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a charming stream runs through a field of moss.


On this day you can choose to spend the day free roaming the lovely streets of Reykjavik for some Nordic culture, shopping, and bar hopping. 

Or you can choose to pack your hats and mittens and go on a day tour of the west of Iceland, to the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. The crown of Snæfellsnes peninsula is Snæfellsjökull glacial volcano, made famous by Jules Verne's classic novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' as the entry point to the Earth's mysterious core.

Surrounding this glacier is a lava field, covered in moss and containing a lot of caves. Snæfellsjökull National Park is the only national park in Iceland connected to the sea, and the cliffs along the sea are truly spectacular. The cliffs are easily viewable from the tiny towns of Hellnar and Arnarstapi.

During your trip, you'll also visit the beautiful Djúpalónssandur pebbly beach and nearby cove, see some small waterfalls and visit the famous mountain Kirkjufell near the Grundarfjörður town, which is a popular photography location due to the striking image of the mountain reflected in the nearby pool.

After a day out you will return to Reykjavík, for your last night in Iceland.


Day 6 - Reykjavík - Departure


A beautiful humpback whale thrusts its enormous body clear from the waters of Faxaflói Bay.


All good things come to an end, and sadly, this is the end of your tour. Before you go, and if your flight leaves in the afternoon, you can choose to go on a whale watching tour from the old harbour in downtown Reykjavík. The boat would take you out on Faxaflói bay so you'll get a view of the city from the sea as well - a great farewell! You can also catch up on some last-minute shopping before hopping onto your airport transfer shuttle.

Of course, you don't HAVE to go! You can always stay a day longer and have some more adventures with us! You could use your extra day to take a helicopter ride or a riding tour, hit the mountains on ATVs and go lava caving, or go big and enter a volcano, heading 100 m (328 ft) below ground into the massive magma chamber of Þríhnúkagígur!

If you prefer it cool, you could also take glacier trips and enter the tunnels and halls below the Langjökull glacier, or just laze around the city and enjoy all Reykjavík has to offer. If you want to extend your tour, we'll just move your airport transfer to the following day and let you enjoy your holiday a bit longer. An extra day is well worth it!


Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to info@guidetoiceland.is no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation. Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.


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