Explore the rugged southern coast of Iceland, including glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and geothermal vents.

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 Gullfoss Waterfall at sunset.  Credit: Aaron Huang  Strokkur Geysir  Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Vatnajokull National Park  Langjokull Glacier  The colorful capital of Reykjavik  Lake Tjörnin in Reykjavík, Iceland  The Northern Lights in Iceland  Black sand beach and basalt columns at Reynisdrangar, near Vik

Tailor-Made Journey to Iceland

10 days from $12,365

Explore the rugged southern coast of Iceland, including glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and geothermal vents.

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Overview

This trip provides a fantastic overview of Iceland's otherworldly scenery, and includes a huge range of experiences and activities. With a mix of private guiding and shared tours, you'll get a chance to experience the best of Iceland's diverse landscapes, fascinating culture, and thrilling outdoor activities. Beginning with the Blue Lagoon, the trip progresses along the south coast and out to the famous glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, then heads west to the diverse Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The trip finishes in Reykjavík, the country's capital.

Highlights Include 

  • Go glacier hiking on Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest ice cap.
  • Snorkel between two tectonic plates in Þingvellir National Park.
  • Take a zodiac boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.
  • Head into a glacier itself and witness the majestic blues of the ice first-hand.
  • Go horse riding on one of Iceland's iconic black sand beaches.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 — Blue Lagoon

After collecting your luggage, your private driver will take you to the Blue Lagoon to relax and unwind in the geothermal hot springs. Your admission includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, a silica mud mask, a towel, and a drink of your choice. After a day at the spa, your driver will take you out to the south coast, where you'll be staying on a picturesque Icelandic horse farm. (B)

Day 2 – Golden Circle

Today you will have a private tour of the Golden Circle for your first glimpse of Iceland's renowned scenery. Highlights include the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur, an active geothermal vent where you'll see jets of water shooting into the air every five to ten minutes. For lunch you'll indulge in a two-course meal at Friðheimar tomato farm. Here, you can enjoy eating all things tomato themed, sitting in a warm greenhouse among the vines while watching the bees hard at work. After lunch, your private driver will take you to Þingvellir National Park, where you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to snorkel between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. (B,L)

Day 3 - Hella

You'll spend today on a shared super jeep adventure to the beautiful Þórsmörk nature reserve, inaccessible by most vehicles. Your super jeep will cross rivers and meander through lava fields before ending in an area surrounded by glaciers and mountains. You'll then have the chance to take a short hike which offers incredible views over the valley. (B)

Day 4 – Hof

This morning you'll travel farther east with your private driver, before heading out on a small-group hiking tour on the Skaftafell glacier. Equipped with an ice axe, crampons and a harness, your group will hike up onto the glacier to learn about the formation and the current conditions of glaciers in Iceland. Later, you'll continue on to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon for a shared Zodiac boat ride that sees you weave between floating icebergs. This is a great way to explore the lagoon away from the crowds and learn more about their geology from your knowledgeable guide. At the end of the day, you'll be driven to your hotel just minutes from the Glacier Lagoon. (B)

Day 5 - Hella

Embark on private tour of Iceland's south coast. Your tour will encompass black-sand beaches, jagged sea stacks, notable volcanoes and a vast sweep of wilderness that offers ample opportunities for hiking. Rugged mountains, powerful waterfalls and a smattering of hot pools provide a variety of experiences, with a network of walking trails and off-road tracks linking the various sights. This afternoon, you'll have a chance to go for a horseback ride along Iceland's dramatic south coast. (B)

Day 6 - Husafell

Today you'll be driven to Húsafell in the west of Iceland, a great base to explore the area's fjords, valleys, volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers. En route, you'll stop at Krauma Geothermal Baths. Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths, a cold tub to get your blood circulation going, two calming saunas, and a relaxation room where you can rest by the fireplace while listening to soothing music. (B)

Day 7 - Husafell

This afternoon, join a small-group guided superjeep tour to Langjökull glacier. You'll have the unusual opportunity to venture inside the glacier, exploring its subterranean network of icy tunnels. You'll have a guided walking tour into a series of manmade tunnels and caves that reach far into the glacial ice. (B)

Day 8 – Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Today you'll embark on a private tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You'll spend the day stopping at some of the area's most beautiful places, such as Snæfellsjökull National Park. As this is a private tour, your guide will be able to tailor it to your specific interests. Afterwards, you will be taken to your hotel in Reykjavik. (B)

Day 9 – Reykjavik

This morning will be at leisure to explore Reykjavik. We suggest the distinctive architecture of Harpa Concert Hall on the waterfront, and visiting Aurora Reykjavík, which recreates the experience of viewing the northern lights and explains the science behind this natural phenomenon. This afternoon, you'll join a group cooking class. Here, you'll learn how to make a few traditional Icelandic dishes, as well as hearing how these relate to the local folklore of the Icelandic sagas. (B,D)

Day 10 – Depart for Home

You'll be collected from your hotel this morning and driven to the airport in time for your flight.(B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)