7 Day Summer Package | Customise Your Trip

7 Day Summer Package | Customise Your Trip
The water from falls such as Seljalandsfoss feed the landscapes of the South Coast in summer, making them verdant and blossoming with wildflowers.
The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of Iceland's most alluring destinations throughout the year; a particular appeal of visiting in summer is that visitors can take a boat ride amongst the icebergs.
In summer, visitors can attain magnificent panoramas of the South Coast from the top of the Dyrhólaey cliffs.
Lupins were introduced to Iceland in order to stop the topsoil being blown away, and now add beautiful colour to Iceland's summer landscapes.
In no glacier, anywhere in the world, can visitors explore a manmade tunnel, except at the peak of the beautiful Langjökull.
Located in south west Iceland, very close to Keflavík International Airport, is the Blue Lagoon, a spa tens of thousands of visitors flock to every year.

Create the perfect holiday in Iceland with this 7-day summer package. See some of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, such as Reynisfjara black sand beach and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and customise your days by adding exciting activities such as visiting the Blue Lagoon and hiking in the Highlands. This is the perfect holiday package for those who like to follow their own path but let others take care of the arrangements.

With this 7-day package, you’ll get a tour of the famous Golden Circle which you can spice up by adding adventures such as snowmobiling on a glacier, snorkelling in Silfra fissure or riding an Icelandic horse. 

You will also embark on a 2-day tour of the stunning South Coast of Iceland, seeing silvery waterfalls, stretches of black sand beaches, majestic glaciers, and a stunning glacier lagoon. There, you will have the opportunity to go glacier hiking and, if travelling from May onwards, sail between icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Back in Reykjavík, you will have the choice of taking a tour which allows you to step inside Langjökull glacier or entering the magma chamber of a volcano. You can also choose to spend the day exploring the city, take a journey into the Highlands or go whale watching.

All accommodations, transfers, and activities will be taken care of prior to your arrival, and so all you have to do is decide what you want to do with your time in Iceland.

Customise your trip to the land of ice and fire and book this fantastic 7-day summer package now. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Landmannalaugar, Faxaflói, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Þingvellir, Hraunfossar, Strokkur, Reykjanes, Sólheimajökull, Hvannadalshnúkur, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Silfra, Þríhnúkagígur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Barnafoss, Langjökull, Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisdrangar, Haukadalur, Árbæjarsafn, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Included:
  • 5 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 (upgrades available with other activities)

  • 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

  • Into the Glacier day tour (can be upgraded to Inside the Volcano day tour)

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

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

  • Flights

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Swim suit

  • Camera


Good to know:

The Inside the Volcano tour is available from May 10 to October 31, and requires its participants to be of 12 years of age minimum. If you are traveling with children between 8 to 11 years old, please choose Into the Glacier for Day 5.

If you choose Inside the Volcano tour for Day 5, please note that wearing cotton or jeans as the outer layer is not allowed during your trip to the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour. Please wear suitable waterproof clothes and sturdy hiking shoes. The crater is always around 5–6°C (42–43°F) inside and it is important to keep warm and dry.

The Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour includes a hike from the parking lot to the volcano. It is approximately 3 km (2 miles) each way. The walk usually takes around 45–50 minutes (depending on the condition of people in the group). A guide will be with you at all times during the walk.

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. Note that glacier lagoon boat tours are only available from May to October every year.

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



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival – Welcome to Iceland


By downtown Reykjavík is a beautiful and historical pond called Tjörnin, which provides a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city.


You’ll land at Keflavík International Airport, located in the middle of a lava field on the Reykjanes peninsula. Located in this black and barren area is the famous Blue Lagoon spa. If you opted to during the booking process, you can stop there on your way to Reykjavík, for a soak in the rejuvenating waters to rid you of all jet lag.

Once you arrive in the city and settled into your accommodations, you will have the rest of the day to explore and experience the capital. Visit a museum, browse the city's many boutiques or enjoy world-class coffee in quirky coffee shops.

In the evening, the city comes alive with multiple bars and cocktail lounges offering live music or shows. There is also an astonishing variety of restaurants for you to visit. The Midnight Sun keeps the light flowing, and the city is in a state of twilight the whole night.


Day 2 - The Golden Circle


Silfra gorge in Þingvellir National Park is an esteemed location for snorkelling and diving; it is accessible throughout the year, as it maintains a constant temperature of two degrees Celsius.


On your second day, it is time to leave the city and head into nature. Some of Iceland's most amazing sites are just a short drive from the capital, so pack your camera and put on good shoes before your guide picks you up to explore the area known as The Golden Circle.

Your first stop is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where Viking settlers formed Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, over a thousand years ago. This is also where the European and North American continental plates meet, causing incredible tension that tears the land apart.

This tension creates gorges and fissures in the landscape, and one of those, Silfra, is now filled with crystal clear glacier water, making it a popular snorkelling spot. You can update this day and add a snorkelling tour of Silfra where you can, quite literally, swim between the continents.

Your next stop is Geysir geothermal area, home of erupting geysers and bubbling hot springs. The main attraction here is the hot spring Strokkur which erupts high into the sky every few minutes. The clay in the area has taken on various mystical colours from the minerals in the boiling water, giving the whole area a strange, otherworldly look.

Your last stop before returning to the city will be the waterfall Gullfoss. This massive waterfall in the glacial river Hvítá is one of Iceland's most beautiful attractions, especially when it is crowned by midnight sun in summer.

If you are looking for some thrill today, you can add a snowmobile tour which departs from Gullfoss waterfall. You’ll be taken up to Langjökull glacier where you’ll zoom across the white expanse on a speedy snowmobile.

Those looking for an equally exciting but slightly slower pace activity can book a horse riding tour and ride around the beautiful Icelandic countryside on an Icelandic steed; you can try out their famously smooth gait for yourself.

Finally, you will return to the city for another night.


Day 3 - The Wild South Coast


Seljalandsfoss boasts a unique trait over the vast majority of other waterfalls in Iceland; a cave behind it means that, in summer, visitors can fully encircle it.


Today, your guide will pick you up and whisk you out of the city. You’ll follow the southern coastline all the way to Vatnajökull National Park, where you will spend the night at the foot of Europe’s largest glacier. En route, there will be some spectacular scenery and thrilling adventures.

The first stop today is at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. This high and narrow feature falls over a small cavern, making it possible for visitors to step behind the stream of water and thus fully encircle the falling springwater.

Next up is another waterfall, equally as beautiful but vastly different. Skógafoss is a wide and powerful cascade which produces a large amount of mist as the water hits the flat land underneath. On sunny days, you can see a double rainbow forming in the mist.

Towering over the South Coast are two glacier-covered volcanoes, Eyjafjallajökull and Katla. The former famously erupted in 2010, halting all air traffic for a few days while the latter lies dormant under the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

If you want to add some excitement to this day, you can opt for a glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull, one of Mýrdalsjökull’s outlet glaciers. This adventure offers visitors a stunning view of deep, blue crevasses, frosty mountaintops, and white glacier peaks covered in black ash from past volcanic eruptions.

From there, you’ll head to the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, where you’ll hear the thundering noises of the North Atlantic ocean as it crashes upon the dark shoreline and smashes into the 66-metre tall Reynisdrangar sea stacks. Keep an eye out for puffins as they can sometimes be seen nesting in the cliffs nearby.

You’ll then continue east until you reach your accommodations by Vatnajökull glacier.


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 - Ice Hikes and Boat Rides


Glacier hiking in south-east Iceland is mainly conducted upon the tongue of Svínafellsjökull, a dramatic outlet that creeps into the Skaftafell Nature Reserve.


Today, you’ll explore what many consider to be one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

The massive glacier lagoon is filled with enormous icebergs which have broken off a nearby glacier. They lazily float on the calm water on their way towards the ocean. Between these massive bergs, you can often see seals swimming, playing and hunting for food.

If you wish to get a closer view of the icebergs you can opt for a boat tour on the lagoon. Note that boat tours are only available from May onward. There are two choices, a speedy Zodiac tour which is suitable for all over the age of 6, or a calmer amphibious boat tour, perfect for the whole family. 

A short walk away from the lagoon is the Diamond Beach where smaller icebergs often wash up on shore. In the sunlight, they glisten like gemstone on the black sand, creating the perfect backdrop for selfies. 

Then it is time to head back to the city where you will spend the night. On the way back, your local guide will stop at some of his favourite places and provide you with insider knowledge into the Icelandic nature.


Day 5 - Fire vs. Ice


Þríhnúkagígur is a volcanic magma chamber accessible in summer that could easily contain structures as large as the Statue of Liberty.


On this day you can either take it hot or take it cool.

Your first option is to crank up the heat and join a trip to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you'll head into the earth to visit the magma chamber of this now-dormant giant. The cavernous space might remind some of a dragon's treasure trove, where vibrant minerals paint a symphony of colours on the stone walls.

The second option is to keep it cool - quite many degrees colder than you might be used to! Take the day tour to Langjökull glacier where you'll have the opportunity to whiz across the glacier on a snowmobile before exploring it from the inside and visit ice halls deep within the glacial blue ice mass.

In the area are Hraunfossar, a cascade of multiple waterfalls rushing over the lava and melding with the river. Close by is another amazing waterfall, Barnafoss, which tumbles down into the same river.

After the day, you'll either cool down or heat up in downtown Reykjavík. There's always something tasty and fun to occupy your time.


Day 6 - Nature Lover vs. City Slicker


A hiker in Landmannalaugar takes a break at one of the Highland Reserve's beautiful vantage points, to take in summer views of its mountains, rivers and mossy lava fields.


Today you have the option of exploring the city better or heading back out into the wild Icelandic nature.

For your first option, you can join a tour into the Highlands. You'll board a super jeep that will take you up into the mountains to the Landmannalaugar natural paradise. The area, nestling in the shadow of the mighty volcano Hekla, is known for its beauty because of the colourful streaks in the rocks and cliffs.

There is a wide range of activities, such as hiking and, of course, some high-quality geothermal bathing in the hot springs that nestle under the rocky hills. For those who love nature and would like to see the less easily reached parts of Iceland, this is the perfect trip to the perfect place.

If you'd rather relax in the city, you can opt to stay in Reykjavík and get to know the culture a bit better. You could check out a museum or simply do as locals do and hit the geothermal pools to listen to the latest gossip, discuss politics and enjoy the healing powers of warm water.

If you add on the 24-hour City Card, you will get free access to Árbær Open Air Museum, the Settlement Exhibition and the city's many geothermal pools. As well as free entry to Reykjavík Family Park and Zoo, other museums, galleries and public transport. 

You could also make your way to Reykjavík's Old Harbour, hop on a boat and take a whale-watching tour or, if you prefer, your Blue Lagoon visit could also be placed on this day. Whichever you choose, the day will certainly be a blast.


Day 7 - Departure Day & Farewell to Iceland


The Reykjanes Peninsula has a host of summer activities that visitors can partake in, although for the final day after a week of adventure, many may prefer to simply bask in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon.


Now it is time to pack your bags and say goodbye to the land of ice and fire. 

If you have an afternoon or an evening flight, you can use your last remaining hours in Iceland to explore Reykjavík further. You could visit Hallgrímskirkja church or Harpa concert hall. A highly recommended activity is to walk down Laugavegur shopping street and pick up a souvenir or two.

If you have not visited the Blue Lagoon yet, you could fit in a stop there on your way to Keflavík International Airport. The warm waters of the lagoon will surely get you feeling calm and relaxed for your flight home.


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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