Volcanoes & Glaciers in Iceland

Guaranteed departures. Iceland is a paradise for nature lovers with its pure and unpolluted landscapes. This escorted tour will show you all the best natural glimpses of southern Iceland including the Westman Islands. Experience waterfalls, sprouting geysirs, Eyjafjallajökull volcano and icebergs at the glacier lagoon.

Duration

6 days

Transportation

Coach

Season

Spring

Tour Type

Guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. Airport transfer is not included but can be booked as an add-on.
  • Recommended activities and attractions:
    • Stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way from the airport
    • Walk around the city center
    • Hallgrimskirkja church
    • Visit a museum in the city center
  • Dinner on your own
  • Accommodation at Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar)

Arrival in Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. Please note that airport transfer is not included, but a non-guided transfer can be booked separately. Perhaps you would even like to add a stop at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing bath on the way from the airport. If you arrive early you can also use the day to explore the city. Reykjavik has a lot to offer including great dining, unique boutiques, shops, museums, theaters, a number of swimming pools and a vibrant nightlife. Accommodation in Reykjavik at Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar). The hotel is located close by the city center (20 min walk) but is still in one of the greenest areas in Reykjavik. Dinner is not included in the program this evening, but there is an excellent restaurant at the hotel and Reykjavik offers many quality restaurants to choose from.

Add extra nights in Reykjavik - From EUR 129 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
  • Guided drive from Reykjavik along the south shore to Landeyjahöfn harbour.
  • 30 minute ferry ride to Westman Islands, located off the south coast of Iceland
  • Exploring the islands including
    • visit to a puffin colony
    • walk up to a volcano crater
    • exploring flora of a new lava field
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the main island Heimaey.
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Volcanic Museum included.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar on the Westman Islands.

Breakfast at the hotel. You will meet with your English speaking tour escort at 8:45 hrs at your hotel. The first stop today will be made at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall. The coach continues along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjarhöfn harbour. When you arrive at the pier a 30-minute ferry crossing will bring you over to the Westman Islands (roundtrip with the ferry is included). The Westman Islands are one of the best kept secrets in Iceland and some say you haven't seen Iceland until you have visited these islands. Once there your guide will show you around Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westman Islands and the only inhabited one. Adventures of the day include a visit to the Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area (from mid-May through the beginning of August it is also possible to see puffins here), a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only a few years ago and exploring flora of the new lava field. The entrance to the Eldheimar Volcanic Centre is included. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the island on your own. Dinner tonight is not included. Accommodation at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar on the Westman Islands. 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Ferry from the Westman Islands back to the main land.
  • Drive to Vik including stops at:
    • Skogarfoss waterfall
    • Reynisfjara black beach
  • Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Edda Vik (or similar hotel in the area).

Breakfast at the hotel. Take the ferry back to the mainland and travel further along the south shore, passing many glacial rivers, to Skogarfoss Waterfall where water drops down 60 meters. You will continue to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the power of the sea. The tour will continue to Iceland’s most southern village, Vik. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Edda Vik (or a similar hotel in the area), offering views to the Atlantic Ocean and the Vik mountains. Here you will stay for 2 nights.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day tour from the hotel, including stops at:
    • Skaftafell national park – Europe’s largest national park
    • Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon boat tour
  • Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Edda Vik (or similar)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will head for a day tour from the hotel, and return again in the afternoon. You will travel through the Catholic convent at Kirkjubæjarklaustur towards Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The area is dominated by magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and maybe a curious seal or two. You will enjoy the beauty of ice and water even more with a boat trip on the Iceberg Lagoon. Return to Hotel Edda Vik (or similar) for dinner and accommodation.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive from Vik to Reykjavik including Lava Center and stops at the Golden Circle:
    • Lava Center (entrance included)
    • Gullfoss waterfall
    • Geysir hot spring area
    • Thingvellir national park
  • Dinner on your own
  • Accommodation at Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today's program starts with a visit to the new Lava Centre (entrance is included), an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Afterwards, you will depart for the so-called Golden Circle area. You first head for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur geysers. Strokkur is a hot spring that spouts water up to 40 meters height in the air every few minutes. From there you travel to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. From there the tour continues to Þingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland. It is where the continental drift between the Eurasian plate and the North American plate takes place. Every year the continentals drift approx. 2 cm. From Þingvellir you head back to Reykjavik. Accommodation in Reykjavík at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar). Dinner is not included in the program this evening, but there is an excellent restaurant at the hotel and Reykjavik offers many quality restaurants to choose from.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. Airport transfer is not included but can be booked as an additional service.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. Airport transfer is not included but can be booked as an additional service.

Tour category

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

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Services included:

  • 5 nights accommodation including daily buffet breakfast, all rooms with private facilities.
  • 2 two-course dinners on day 3 and 4.
  • English speaking tour escort and transportation by modern deluxe coach from day 2 to day 5
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Volcano museum.
  • Entrance to Lava Centre.
  • Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon boat tour.
  • Roundtrip ferry trip to Westman Islands.
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.

Please note: Triple rooms are unfortunately not available for 3 adults. Children aged 6-11 sharing a room with two adults receive a 25% discount on the above listed price. Children 12 years and older pay full price. It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on escorted coach tours.