Secrets of South Iceland

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Availability : Select Dates, October-April

Secrets of South Iceland

Highlights Include:

  • Hunting for the magical Northern Lights
  • Other-worldly black sand beaches
  • Visiting Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Seeing the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano
  • Guided daily sightseeing

Photo: Alyssa Thompson/Borton Overseas

Tour Details

From: $2,645 per person | Single supplement from $521

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

7 days

2019/2020 Departures:  Mondays and Wednesdays
October 2, 16, 21, 30
November 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
December 4, 9, 11
January 8, 15, 29
February 3, 5, 12, 17, 19
March 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 25
April 1

The geological wonders of Iceland are a sight to behold! Steaming hot springs surge from below, frosty icebergs float in the crystal waters, and rugged volcanoes rise from the earth. Explore the secrets of this interesting island as you are guided through diverse landscape from the cosmopolitan capital to the beautiful countryside. And don’t forget to look up – the wonders of the Northern Lights wait in the nighttime sky!

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This is an escorted tour. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to customize any pre- or post-departure arrangements to your travel preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Reykjavík, Iceland

Upon arrival in Iceland, take the airport bus to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Iceland’s vibrant capital city on your own, or join an optional Reykjavik Day Tour. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 3 Golden Circle | Meals: B D

The day begins with a visit to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavík for an introduction to the science and myths behind the Northern Lights. Leave Reykjavík and travel the famous Golden Circle Route, heading to Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, the original site of Iceland’s Parliament. The next stops are the hot spring and geysers of Geysir and Strokkur, followed by the dramatic Gullfoss waterfall. On the way to your accommodation visit Skálholt, Iceland’s capital during the Middle-Ages. Overnight in the south coast area

Day 4South Shore & Eyjafjallajökull Volcano | Meals: B D

Head east today, exploring some of Iceland’s unique south shore. You will pass the infamous Eyjafjallajökull, whose 2011 eruption made headlines by disrupting air travel for days. Visit the Lava Center created in response to the eruption. This high tech center provides deep insight into Iceland’s volcanic history. Next are the famous waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. From there continue to the black sand beaches and basalt columns of Reynisfjara before reaching your accommodations for the night. Overnight in Southeast Iceland

Day 5National Park, Glaciers, and Glacial Lagoon | Meals: B D

Today enter the area of Vatnajökull National Park, named after Iceland’s largest glacier. The park’s Skaftafell region is a site of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by the Vatnajökull glacier. Get an up close look at one of the glacier tongues Svinafellsjökull. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of floating icebergs on the fantastic almost 600-foot-deep glacial lagoon. Overnight in Southeast Iceland

Day 6Geothermal Iceland | Meals: B

Travel back west, stopping in the geothermal Hveragerði village. Then continue on to the Reykjanes Peninsula, which boasts bubbling mud pools and is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level. Reykjanes Peninsula is also home to Iceland’s most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy a dip in the milky blue waters this afternoon. This unique wonder has pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavík, where the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 7Depart Reykjavík, Iceland | Meals: B

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure before taking the airport bus to the airport for your afternoon flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

Included
  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Four-day guided tour with motor coach transportation 
  • Entrance to Northern Lights Center in Reykjavík
  • Entrance to the new Lava Center and volcano film at the Lava Center’s Cinema
  • One guided evening walk to search for the Northern Lights
  • Northern Lights hunt kit – flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot drink
  • Northern Lights “wake-up call” option at countryside hotels
  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee and towel
Not Included
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Park fees
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Notes
  • Visit our Reykjavík Day Tours Blog to learn about the many options available from Iceland’s capital and South Iceland. Many of these types of tours are also available in other areas of Iceland.
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