Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Reykjavik
Welcome to Iceland! On arrival in Reykjavik you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel in the city. After settling in, delve into the culture, history, and vibrant city life of Iceland’s charming capital on a 3 hour walking tour with your private guide. See Hallgrímskirkja, the iconic church with stunning city views and stroll through charming streets, passing colourful houses and quirky murals. Visit the Sun Voyager, a striking steel sculpture by the waterfront, and wander through the Old Harbour, alive with bustling shops and cafes. Conclude your tour at the Parliament House in Austurvöllur Square, where Icelandic history unfolds.

Stay at: Sand Hotel, Junior Suite (4 star) or similar
Meals included: -

DAY 2 Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Reykjavik
Travel north of Reykjavik today to the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, which features in the Jules Verne scifi novel, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. With your private guide you will spend the day exploring the peninsula from the , white beaches of Ytri-Tunga with its huge seal colonies to the colourful fishing town of Stykkisholmur and everything in between. We recommend stops at Budir Church, the black church in the hamlet of Budir. The dramatic coast of Arnarstapi where powerful waves are constantly eroding the cliffs, leaving behind impressive rock formations. A stop at Lóndrangar basalt cliffs offers a great place for taking stunning pictures and then there is the iconic Kirkjufell, probably the most picturesque and most-photographed mountain in the country. Surrounded by streams and small waterfalls, Kirkjufell was chosen to be one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones. Return this afternoon to Reykjavik.

Stay at: Sand Hotel, Junior Suite (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Reykjavik - Vik

Today you will drive along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs. Among the stops today are the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is particularly popular as you can walk behind the waterfall and if you have enough time we suggest you follow the short walking path which takes you to the hidden waterfall Gljúfrabúi (the one who lives in the canyon). To reach this waterfall, it is important that you have fully waterproof shoes, which reach above your ankles, because you must walk through the water in the canyon to reach this hidden gem!

A short drive from Skogafoss is the Solheimjokull glacier where you can enjoy a walk up to a small lake which has formed in front of the retreating glacier. Continue to Reynisfjara black sand beach, a highlight of the south coast, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt it is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland.

This afternoons adventure takes you by super jeep through some truly spectacular scenery, as you wind your way through the epic landscape of South Iceland on your way to a secret ice cave. You’ll enter private land and take the back roads through the vivid green mountains surrounding Vik, before arriving at the foot of the glacier. Spend time exploring the cave, where you’ll see magnificent shades of white, black and even blue ice.

Stay at: Katla Hotel, Superior Room (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Vik - Fjallsarlon - Vik
Drive east today towards the Glacier Lagoon area, with several stops along the way to take in the unforgettable scenery of the ice cap on one side of the road and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. You will visit the famous Diamond Beach where the icebergs which fill the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon wash up on shore, creating a stark contrast with the volcanic black sand.

This afternoon, embark on a private zodiac excursion where you sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Fjallsarlon Glacial Lagoon. You will be circling icebergs of all shapes and sizes that every so often turn or flip over creating a spectacle. The tour continues towards Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe, where you could sail up to the glacier wall or as close as it is safe to go.

Stay at: Katla Hotel, Superior Room (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Vik - Golden Circle - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik
Today's journey brings you up close and personal with Iceland’s Golden Circle route which includes three of the country's most popular attractions - Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal area and Gulfoss Waterfall.

Start with a visit to the two-tiered, roaring Gullfoss waterfall one of the most beautiful and powerful waterfalls in Iceland. Afterwards, travel a short distance to the Geysir geothermal area, where you can see Geysir – the original “geyser” – and its more active neighbour Strokkur, which can spout water and steam up to 40 meters into the air every few minutes. Our final stop in the Golden Circle will be the UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park. Initially known for being the place where Alþingi (the parliament) first took place in 930, this place had served a significant role in Icelander's saga since the settlers came. Still today, you can find ruins of old stone shelters, the lakes, and the Lögberg (Law Rock). The park sits on a rift valley caused by the separation between the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates.

For those looking for some adventure we suggest an optional snorkel or scuba dive in the no-mans-land, in a ravine filled with crystal-clear spring water called Silfra fissure. Frequently rated as one of the worlds top 10 dive sites, Silfra is the only place in the world where you can go snorkelling between the two continents!

End the day’s adventure with a soak in the relaxing thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon before returning to Reykjavik.

Stay at: Sand Hotel, Junior Suite (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6 Reykjavik
After breakfast and check-out from your hotel your tour concludes with a private transfer for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Private English-speaking Tour Driver/Guide (Day 3-5)
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 5 breakfasts

Private sightseeing tours:

  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula,
  • Katla Ice Cave,
  • Fjallsarlon Galcial Lagoon Zodiac Cruise;
  • Blue Lagooon entrance (comfort ticket incl. towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink at the Blue Lagoon bar)