Explore Southwest Iceland

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Availability : Daily, All Year

Explore Southwest Iceland

Highlights Include:

  • Visit an ice cave under a volcano with a short glacier hike
  • Walking food tour in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city
  • Relax at Sky Lagoon geothermal spa
  • Golden Circle and South Iceland sights
  • Free time to explore at your own pace

Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson/Arctic Images

Tour Details

From: $2,487 per person | Single supplement from $790

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

7 days

2024 Departures:  Daily, All Year
January 1 – April 30, from $2,487 per person
May 1 – 31, from $2,609 per person
June – September (+end of December), from $3,250 per person
October 1 – 31, from $2,749 per person
November 1 – December 23, from $2,513 per person

This is a great opportunity for travelers to experience both the countryside and the city areas of southwest Iceland, and to explore at their leisure the various sights which abound in the region. Visit some of the country’s best geological and geo-thermal wonders, as well as indulge in a new spa right outside of Reykjavik. This is an ideal package for independent travelers interested in a taste of the many wonders of Iceland.

This is a sample self-drive itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from the US

Day 2Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland - food tour | Meals: L

Arrive Iceland and transfer via airport coach into Reykjavik city center. This afternoon enjoy a three hour guided walking tour of Reykjavik, where you will be tasting various Icelandic foods along the way. Remainder of day at leisure to relax in Iceland’s capital city. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 3Reykjavik & Sky Lagoon | Meals: B

Explore Reykjavik at your leisure, such as Perlan Museum with its 360-degree panorama views over Reykjavik, a small ice cave, Wonders of Iceland exhibit, and Northern Lights planetarium show. Transfer to nearby Sky Lagoon, a geothermal spa located on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Relax your mind, body, and soul with the 7-step spa ritual, with the backdrop of the North Atlantic Ocean. Return transfer to Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 4Iceland’s South Coast | Meals: B

Pick-up your rental car this morning and head to Iceland’s scenic south coast. You may wish to explore some of the sights of the south on your way to the city of Vík, such as the arch of Dyrholaey, a 400-foot high promontory, along with Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. At Seljalandsfoss, it is possible to walk behind the waterfall if the temperatures aren’t below freezing. Overnight in Vík

Day 5Ice Cave Under the Volcano - Vik | Meals: B

Today indulge in a three hour excursion from Vik, the Katla Ice Cave Under the Volcano tour. Travel by super jeep to the edge of Kötlujökull glacier, then a short walk on the glacier to the entrance of a natural ice cave. Experience the layers of different colored ice and volcanic ash, and learn of the cave’s history. All equipment is provided. After returning to Vik, remainder of day for independent exploration of the surrounding sights of South Iceland, starting with Vik’s black sand beach and soaring basalt rock formations. Overnight in Vík

Day 6Golden Circle to Hveragerði | Meals: B

Explore the famous tourist route, “The Golden Circle,” at your own pace. Visit the multi-tiered waterfall Gullfoss, the frequently-erupting hot springs at Geysir, the geologically and historically significant Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, and Kerid Crater. Option to also check out the Nesjavellir geothermal power plant. Continue to the town of Hveragerði, which has a hot springs hiking trail and a geothermal park with mud baths. Overnight in Hveragerði

Day 7Reykjanes Peninsula, Depart Iceland | Meals: B

Take your time on your drive to the airport today. Explore the sights of the Reykjanes Peninsula, including lava fields, hot steam/spring area, colorful lake, the Bridge Between Two Continents, lighthouses and black sea-side cliffs. Option to also experience the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa (advance reservation required). Drop your car at Keflavík Airport, then board your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Five nights’ accommodation 
  • Four-day car rental (4×4 in winter months), including insurance, unlimited miles, taxes 
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Reykjavik guided walking food tour
  • Guided ice cave visit from Vik with glacier walk 
  • Sky Lagoon Pure Pass
  • Transfers as indicated
Not Included
  • Ancillary airline fees such as meals, seat reservations, extra luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Rental car optionals (GPS, additional driver, additional/upgraded insurances)
  • Passport fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At extra cost, subject to availability
  • Visit our Reykjavik Day Tour blog to learn about the many options available from Iceland’s capital
  • Northern Lights see the sky shimmer with the fabulous colors of the Aurora Borealis, available during the winter months, October – March
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