Short Breaks and Getaways

South Iceland Summer Getaway

A 2-day fun-filled adventure along the South Coast of Iceland. Stay in a lavish 4-star hotel and enjoy outdoor adventures.

Tour code: IMG515

South Iceland Summer Getaway

See The Best Sights of South Iceland

Enjoy Iceland’s long spring days with a 2-day short break along the South Coast. After leaving the city limits, you will travel along a road with an impressive and awe-inspiring scenery. Enjoy a Glacier Walk and a visit to Vík, a charming village, before spending the evening in a lavish 4-star hotel. The last day packs in a visit to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, marveling at icebergs on Diamond Beach, a hike to Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell, a stroll on Reynisfjara’s black sand beach and the powerful Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Capture memories that will last a lifetime on this fun-filled adventure.

Tour Overview

  • We pick you up @

    Included

  • Group size

    Up to 16 participants

  • Language

    English

  • Accommodation

    Hotel

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    Apr - Jun

  • Duration

    2 days

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Accommodation at 4 star hotel Glacier Lagoon in double/twin rooms with breakfast
  • Transportation in 4x4 minibus
  • Glacier walk

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Extras

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

Tour Map and Itinerary

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South Iceland Summer Getaway

MAP & ITINERARY

Day 1

Reykjavík – Glacier Walk - Skaftafell

After your driver guide picks you up at your accommodation (08:30 am) in Reykjavík, you will head East towards the picturesque south coast. The more East we get the more stunning the scenery becomes. Numerous waterfalls tumble down from steep cliffs and giant glaciers and vast black deserts form a sharp contrast. On the way, we will stop for an exciting glacier walk on Sólheimajökull or Falljökull. We stop at the picturesque little village of Vík at the foot of the Icecap Mýrdalsjökull before reaching our luxurious 4-star hotel in time for dinner (not included).

Day 2

Icebergs and Black Sand Beaches

Today we head further east, taking in the vast open sand plains and the mighty Vatnajökull ice cap in the distance. Vast alpine peaks perforate the background as we admire the wonders of the Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), filled with huge icebergs and sunbathing seals. A short walk away we will explore the Diamond Beach, named after its countless stranded Icebergs. The afternoon includes a visit to the National Park Skaftafell with a short hike up to the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss surrounded by basalt columns. As we drive back to Reykjavik we have the time to stop and take in some of the wonders the South coast is waiting to reveal. The black sand beach of Reynisfjara meets us first where we witness the raw power of the Atlantic Ocean. Further along, we witness the majestic waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in late afternoon/early evening.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
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Practical Information

To see the Northern Lights you need solar activity, clear skies and darkness. The first two we cannot control but our darkest months are September to March and therefore your best change too see them is during that period.

It is no problem to check if a triple room is available for you during your tour. Please send us an email to [email protected] to check availability.

We recommend that you bring one piece of luggage per person. We recommend that you bring að soft duffel bag, since they are easier to stack in the vehicle.

Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact [email protected].

  • Light hiking boots.
  • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic. 
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Hiking pants.
  • Gloves.
  • Warm socks.
  • Warm hat.
  • Extra warm jacket / parka for cold days (winter).
  • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L (1200 cu in).
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring). 
  • Water bottle. 
  • Casual clothes / change of clothes.
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
  • Swim suit (depends on tour).
  • Walking pole(s). 
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. 
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.