Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Reykjavik
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Stay at: Fosshotel Baron, Reykjavík (3 star) or similar
Stay at: Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavík (4 star) or similar

DAY 2 Reykjavik
Explore the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Learn about life in the city from the very beginning of settlement in Iceland to the present day stopping by the church of Hallgrímskirkja and drive through the university district, past the Nordic house and the National Museum. Continue to the City hall, which juts into the small lake of Tjörnin. Nearby are the Lutheran Cathedral and the House of Parliament. Then travel along the harbour to observe fishing vessels of different sizes, whale hunters and whale watchers. The latest addition to Reykjavík is the concert/conference hall of Harpan (the Harp), built on the town centre’s northern waterfront, whose dramatic design captures and reflects the city’s light, ocean and sky with a thrilling effect.

In the afternoon, enjoy a whale watching cruise traveling across Faxaflói Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents create spectacular whale-watching opportunities. You might also see dolphins, humpback, orca, blue, and minke whales. Afterwards, visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition with life-sized whale models and a virtual reality experience.

Enjoy an authentic and inspiring spa experience at the Sky Lagoon, Iceland’s latest geothermal lagoon spa experience, where the ocean meets the sky. Immerse yourself in the warm and rejuvenating waters of an oasis near the city centre.

Stay at: Fosshotel Baron, Reykjavík (3 star) or similar
Stay at: Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavík (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Reykjavik - Westman Islands - South Iceland
This morning, board a short ferry ride to the Westman Islands where you you will embark on a bus for a walking tour of the village of Heimaey. Learn about this extraordinary island and the volcanic eruption in 1973, considered the largest natural disaster in Iceland's recent history, that left much uncertainty whether it could be repopulated again. You will walk up the volcano crater, visit "Pompei of the North“, a volcanic excavation project and explore the bird cliffs during your tour. The afternoon is then free to wander around the town of Heimaey before returning to the mainland and continuing to your next stop in South Iceland.

Stay at: Hotel Stracta, Hella, South Iceland (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 South Iceland
The first stop today will be at the high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountains and where you can follow a slick and wet trail right behind the falls. Travel south with the view of Myrdalsjokull glacier and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajokull in the distance to the village of Vík, where you will attend the stunning Iceland lava show, the only exhibition in the world where you can experience actual flowing lava! By melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people, you will be able to observe the lava flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it. Have a chance to walk along the black lava beach and bird cliffs at Reynisfjara and see the exciting basalt columns and rock formations. Next visit Skogafoss waterfall, which is 60 metres high and belongs to the most impressive waterfalls in the country and nearby visit the beautiful Skogar folk museum with its turf houses. The last stop today is at the Solheimajokull glacier tongue, where you can join an optional glacier hike that is informative and an easy glacier walk through a frozen wonderland of different shades of glacier ice.

Stay at: Hotel Stracta, Hella, South Iceland (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 South Iceland - Landmannalaugar - Reykjavik
Travel the rough unpaved road to Landmannalaugar, an oasis in the barren highlands surrounded by vivid rhyolite mountains. The highlight is a 90-minute round-trip hike up toward Brenninsteinsalda, the rainbow mountain of Iceland, which is still “hot” and where you can see sizzling sulphur springs and vapour at its sides. This is the most colourful and spectacular volcanic mountain of Iceland, and so its picture is often found in books and calendars. Enjoy a picnic lunch here where there is also time to enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural geothermal stream. Take a short stop at the beautiful waterfall Hjalparfoss, surrounded by unusual basalt rock formations before returning to Reykjavik.

Stay at: Fosshotel Baron, Reykjavík (3 star) or similar
Stay at: Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavík (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 6 Reykjavik
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation
  • English-speaking Tour Driver/Guide*
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • FLYBUS shuttle arrival and departure transfers
  • Return ferry trip to Westman Islands
  • Return transport in a highland vehicle to Landmannalaugar
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch

Touring and entrances fees:

  • Whale Watching tour from Reykjavík
  • Whales of Iceland exhibition
  • Sky Lagoon geothermal spa
  • Eldheimar exhibition
  • Icelandic  Lavashow
  • Skogasafn Folk museum

Sightseeing highlights:

  • Reykjavik city tour
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Myrdalsjokull glaciers
  • Eyjafjallajokull volcano
  • Reynisfjara beach and bird cliffs
  • Solheimajokull glacier
  • Hjalparfoss waterfalls


13 Jun 2024
27 Jun 2024
11 Jul 2024
25 Jul 2024
08 Aug 2024
22 Aug 2024
South Iceland Explorer 3 StarSouth Iceland Explorer 4 Star
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Please Note:
All guests are requested to arrange Travel Insurance which covers also winter sports, snowmobile tours, boat trips, fishing tours, husky safaris, and general winter and summer activities.
Note that most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin bedded rooms. Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed.
Once a tour reaches 15+ passengers, there will be a separate Tour Manager and driver.