South Iceland – 8 days Private Guided Tour
Snaefellsnes and south coast + Landmannalaugar
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PER PARTICIPANT (12+)0.000 €
About the Trip
The most complete trip that can be done in a week in South Iceland. From Jules Verne’s volcano (Snaefellsjökull) to the Icebergs Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), passing through the famous Costa Sur and Círculo de Oro. And if you dare, add an exclusive excursion to the mountains of Highland colors (Landmannalaugar).
- We visit all the most remarkable points of the south of Iceland
- Small group
- Arctic Yeti guide
- Accommodations with charm, in double rooms
- Perfect combination between visits (cultural and natural) and activity (trekking, zodiac navigation, etc.)
The trip includes
Arrival at Keflavík International Airport and transfer to the accommodation.
Accommodation in the airport area or in Reykjavík.
After breakfast, the guide will meet the group at the reception of the accommodation, where there will be a small presentation of the trip.
On our first day we will visit the Snaefellsnes peninsula or, as the Icelanders call it, “little Iceland”, since it concentrates many of the most representative landscapes of the island. This peninsula is very famous for the presence of Snaefellsjökull, a volcano through which Jules Verne accessed the center of the Earth in his famous novel. We will see seals, caves, white sand beaches and cliffs with basaltic formations, in one of the most beautiful settings on the island.
We will stop to see the fabulous rock formations of Arnarstapi, where we will take a walk along the cliffs and we will be able to observe the paradise of waterfowl.
We will also visit Djúpalónssandur, a beach with a very curious story about the sailors who lived in this area.
We will surround the Snaefellsjökull volcano and pass by Kirkjufell, which has become the most photographed mountain in the country.
Accommodation on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
The “Golden Circle” is, without a doubt, the most popular group of visits on the island. Here we will know three essential places on a trip to Iceland:
Geysir, the famous spout of water that has given its name to all the geysers in the world, is currently dormant. But next to him we will see his “brother”; Strokkur, which emanates with all its force every few minutes and which we can enjoy several times during our visit;
Gullfoss or the “Golden Waterfall”, one of the most famous in Iceland thanks to its fabulous waterfalls that reach 32 meters in height; and to finish, Thingvellir National Park (þingvellir), seat of the first Icelandic Parliament, where we can observe the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Accommodation in the Golden Circle area.
Our next visit will be the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, famous for allowing travelers to pass behind the water column. In this area we can see the effects of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which caused aerial chaos in Europe in 2010.
We will continue our route south towards Skógar to visit the Skógafoss waterfall, which at 60 meters high and 25 meters wide is one of the largest in Iceland. Here we will have time to enjoy the surroundings of the waterfall and climb to the top of it. It is time to approach the cliffs of the southern part of the island and the black sand beaches of Vík. First we will visit Reynisfjara, a black sand beach surrounded by a landscape with impressive basalt formations and from where we will be able to observe the famous Reynisdrangar “Trolls”, which legend says were petrified at dawn and found in the sea. Dyrhólaey will be our next stop, a high point from which to observe the colonies of puffins that nest during the summer in this area (from mid-June to mid-August) and curious lava formations.
Accommodation in the southeast area.
We continue south through the Laki lava fields and we will stop to see the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, where we can take some of the most beautiful photographs of the trip.
We will continue to the area of the glacial lagoons, where the Jökulsárlón with a size of 18 km2 and hundreds of icebergs that break off from the Breiðamerkurjökull tongue. At its mouth the icebergs remain stranded on a black sand beach. We will also visit Fjallsárlón, another lagoon with icebergs that has an impressive glacier front where we can take very good pictures. In this lagoon we will make a zodiac navigation between icebergs. While we tour the lagoon they will explain the reason for the melting, the truths of climate change and more interesting details about glaciers and icebergs.
Accommodation in the southeast area.
We leave in our vehicle for the town with the unpronounceable name Kirkjubæjarklaustur, located in the south of the island, on road number 1. We will go to the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. We will make a stop at the Skaftafell National Park.
Here we can choose one of the following options:
Option 1 (no extra cost): Trekking day in the Skaftafell National Park, enjoying this natural paradise that contrasts sandy plateaus, flowery valleys and impressive waterfalls next to the largest glacier in Europe. On our way we will visit the famous Svartifoss, a beautiful waterfall with basalt columns of volcanic origin.
Option 2 (with supplement): glacier walk with crampons. Accommodation in the Hella / Reykjavik area
Free day in the capital. Today we can take the opportunity to rest, to visit the city quietly or to take one of the many optional excursions that leave from here.
Optional: Adventure in Landmannalaugar
We have the opportunity to join one of the excursions most scenic trekking trails in all of Iceland, in Landmannalaugar. Those who wish may join this exclusive excursion, which will involve an approximation in 4×4 vehicle, a trekking in a paradisiacal place and a well-deserved bath in natural hot springs.
(Consult supplement of this excursion)
Other recommended excursions:
- Optional: Blue Lagoon (round trip from Reykjavík).
- Optional: Sky Lagoon (round trip from Reykjavík).
- Optional: Whale watching.
At night, you can visit the city at your leisure or have dinner all together and say goodbye to this wonderful trip. Reykjavík is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe and the Icelandic nightlife is famous for having many places where you can have a drink in a very pleasant atmosphere.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
Free time until the transfer to the airport. Depending on your flight schedule, we recommend visiting the port, the Laugavegur shopping street, the famous Hallgrímskirkja church, the Harpa building or one of the capital’s museums.
Optional: Blue Lagoon (one way from Reykjavík and return to the airport).
Optional: Whale watching.
Note: the itinerary can be done in one direction or the other without distinction. For logistics reasons in the country, some location or accommodation may change without prior notice. This does not usually happen, but Iceland is one of the world destinations with the greatest increase in travelers in recent years and on certain occasions we have had to make small changes on the fly for external reasons. This does not affect the visits to be made.
Frequently Asked Questions about South Iceland – 8 days Private Guided Tour
Wear comfortable and waterproof clothing, it does not matter if it is summer or winter. Include comfortable footwear such as boots with good grip and travel with several changes of socks. It is convenient to take an umbrella if you go in the rainy season, and if you travel in winter, take warm clothes and a windbreaker.
It is not always possible to see the puffins, but if you travel in the summer or in the closer months it is very likely that we will see some.
Yes, it is an excursion suitable for children, although you must bear in mind that it lasts 10 hours.
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