Short Breaks and Getaways

Kingdom of Volcanoes and Glaciers

Enjoy the luxury of having a local guide taking you around to all of the highlights of the south coast of Iceland.

Tour code: ILR33

Explore the Most Beautiful Landscape of South and South-East Iceland

This is an outstanding trip to one of Iceland’s most attractive areas. After being picked up by your expert driver guide in Reykjavík, you will start off with visiting the famous Golden Circle. The trio of Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geysir, an active hot spring that shoots hot water into the air and Gullfoss, a majestic double waterfall, make up the Golden Circle and they are a sight to behold.  While hiking in Skaftafell, part of Vatnajökull National Park, you witness the natural wonders that make this park a must-see place. The magnificent views of icebergs floating toward the sea in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon take this tour to another level of epic. You might even spot a seal sunbathing. Walking on Diamond Beach nearby the lagoon will solidify that Iceland is like being on another planet. At the famous Laki volcano, you will learn about the deep impact that its destructive eruption had on the Icelandic population.

Throughout the tour, you will be hiking through stunning volcanic sceneries with breathtaking panoramic views over glaciers and spectacular mountain peaks. Whether it is the glacier lagoon and its amazing icebergs, the incredible volcanic landscapes of the Laki area or Skaftafell that impresses you the most, you can be certain to have an outstanding adventure. And maybe, if weather conditions permit, we might enjoy the dramatic and phenomenal midnight sun decorating Vatnajökull icecap. The evenings will be spent at a nice and comfortable countryside hotel in the close vicinity of the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the southeast.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • AVAILABILITY

    Jun - Sept

  • DURATION

    5 days

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Group Size

    6 - 16 participants

  • Language

    English

  • 14

    Minimum age

    14 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Hotel

Customer Reviews

This was an excellent tour where all that was described was delivered. I would particularly like to commend the tour leader Vala and our drive Svein. Vala was very knowledgeable and very personable. She had a really engaging way of sharing her cast knowledge of Iceland, its history, its geology, its culture and its sagas and being entertaining. I learned loads and came back wanting to read more and to come back to Iceland.
Mrs. Mills, UK2014-08-31

Tour Highlights

Geysir

Diamond Beach

Glacier Lagoon

Skaftafell

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Accommodation at a country hotel in double/twin rooms with breakfast
  • Transportation in 4x4 minibus
  • Dinner (4)

Not Included

  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Single room (single travelers and groups with odd numbers must choose the singe supplement option during the booking process)
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Picnic lunch during the tour
  • Glacier walk

Practical Information