South Iceland’s Volcanoes & Glaciers

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Availability : Select Dates, May-September

South Iceland's Volcanoes & Glaciers

Highlights Include:

  • Searching for puffins in the Westman Islands
  • The famous Golden Circle route
  • Visiting the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Entrance to the high tech Lava Centre and the Skógar Folk Museum
  • Traveling with a professional guide

Photo: Tina Adwar/Borton Overseas Client

Tour Details

From: $3,155 per person | Single supplement from $628

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

7 days

2021 Departures:  Wednesdays
June 2, 30;
July 14;
August 11, 18;
September 15

Small group departures for this tour are also available:
May 19; June 16; July 21; Sept 1.   Please inquire for prices!

The unique geological aspects of Iceland are what makes it so beautiful, and with this package you will have the opportunity to experience examples of all of them! While gorgeous waterfalls and glaciers are easy to come by, this tour takes you off the beaten path a bit more. Visit places like the Westman Islands, where you will not only climb to the top of a volcano crater, but hopefully spot the adorable puffins that live on the sea cliffs there. Further to the west you will see an amazing glacier lagoon, before heading back towards Reykjavík and traversing the geysers and the continental divide of the Golden Circle route.

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. You also have the option to go to the Blue Lagoon directly from the airport, relaxing in the naturally heated waters and enjoying a shower before going to Reykjavík at your leisure. Rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the capital of Iceland. Reykjavík is a city that is always growing and adding unique shops, world-class restaurants, and attractions that bring the beauty of Icelandic nature into the city. If you are tired from the flight, perhaps head to the amazing Harpa Concert Hall for a coffee and relax. If you are anxious to begin your exploration of the city, walk along the harbor, stopping for a picture at the Sun Voyager statue. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 3Exotic Westman Islands | Meals: B

The day begins with a drive to visit the LAVA Centre, a multimedia learning exhibition dedicated to the fiery history of Iceland. Next, it is on to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where a walk behind the tumbling water is possible. Continuing east you will board a ferry to Heimaey Island, the largest of the 15 Westman Islands. Your guide will take you hiking up to Stórhöfði (Storhofdi) Point for a possible sighting of puffins, if traveling mid-May through the beginning of August, or at least a stunning view. It is also possible to walk up Eldfell Volcano and see the crater from the 1973 eruption. A visit to the Eldheimar Museum for a deeper examination of the eruption is included. The remainder of the day is free to explore at leisure, or join one of two optional boat tours to get a closer look at the Westman Islands. Overnight in the Westman Islands

Day 4South Coast Exploration | Meals: B

Travel by ferry back from Heimaey to the mainland and head further on along the south shore. Your first stop of the day is Skógafoss waterfall, where you can feel the magical mist and capture fantastic photos. In the Solheimajokull glacier outlet you will have the choice of seeing the glaciers up close on a hike or from the water on a kayak. The day will conclude in Vík, where you will visit the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara and the basalt columns of Reynisdrangar. Overnight in Vík area

Day 5National Parks and Glacial Lagoon | Meals: B D

The journey across south Iceland continues today as you reach the southeastern corner of the island. Along the way you will pass Eldhraun, the largest lava flow ever recorded, and the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. You are headed towards Vatnajökull National Park and Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. You will also see one of the glacial lagoons, Jökulsárlón, and the floating icebergs and glimmering ice in the black sand that makes this one of the most breathtaking places in Iceland. You will have the experience to really explore this area more closely with a cruise on the lagoon. You will return to Vík for the night. Overnight in Vík

Day 6Golden Circle | Meals: B

Travel along the incredible Golden Circle today. Sights to visit include the geothermal area of Geysir and Strokkur hot springs and geysers, the impressive “Golden Waterfall” of Gullfoss, and Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the rift between tectonic plates. Arrive in Reykjavík this evening. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 7Depart Reykjavík, Iceland | Meals: B

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Iceland!

  • 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 as indicated
  • Entrance to Lava Centre
  • Round trip ferry to Westman Islands
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Museum
  • Glacier Walk or Kayak tour
  • Iceberg Lagoon Tour by Zodiac
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.
Optional Excursion
At extra cost, subject to availability
  • Visit our Reykjavik Day Tour blog to learn about the many options available from Iceland’s capital
  • Canyon Zipline – feel like one of the cliff birds as you soar above the canyon
  • Evening Horse Back Riding in the Westman Islands – ride along the black sand beach on one of Iceland’s famous horse breed
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