5-Day Reykjavik-Based Package | Golden Circle, South Coast, Glacier Hike & Snæfellsnes

Duration

5 days

Availability

April - September

Difficulty

Easy

Minimum Age

8 Years

Overview

Discover Iceland on an unforgettable adventure with this 5-Day Summer Package. With a home base in Reykjavík, you’ll be able to travel to the Golden Circle, South Iceland, and Snæfellsnes Peninsula without the hassle of packing and unpacking at the end of each day. This is the perfect experience for those looking to see the best of Iceland with comfort and ease.

On this package tour, you’ll visit such iconic sites as Þingvellir National Park, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, and Mt. Kirkjufell, to name a few. You will also get to scale a glacier and take in the amazing views of South Iceland. If you are looking for comfort, you can add on a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon spa on your arrival or departure day.

By booking a package tour, you’ll allow us to take care of everything from transportation to accommodation. You’ll travel around Iceland on guided tours, returning to the same hotel in Reykjavík after each day. This allows you to travel more freely, so you can focus on snapping the perfect picture of Iceland’s most iconic attractions and enjoying yourself in the land of the Midnight Sun.

Explore the wonders of Iceland in 5 days with this fantastic summer package. Book now to secure your place on this popular package tour.

Included

Not included

Itinerary

Arriving to Iceland
Sun Voyager Sculpture on the coastline of Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland!

You’ll arrive at Keflavík International Airport, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the Southwest corner of Iceland. Once you’ve picked up your luggage, find a bus outside of the arrivals hall that will take you across the lava landscapes of Reykjanes and to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

En route is the world-famous Blue Lagoon, where you can make a relaxing stop if you want to start your adventure in Iceland right away. Soaking in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the lagoon is the perfect way to rid yourself of any jet lag you might have.

Once in the city, you have the rest of the day to explore your surroundings. Your accommodations are in the downtown district of Reykjavík. That means that within walking distance are some of the city’s most iconic attractions, such as Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgrímskirkja Church.

Golden Circle
Erupting Strokkur geyser at sunset

After breakfast, your guide for the day will pick you in a comfortable minibus. Then, you´ll travel out of the city, past fertile farmlands, to Þingvellir National Park, the first stop on the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route.

A viewing platform provides you with a fantastic view of the park with its surrounding lava field and Lake Þingvallavatn. You can then walk through Almannagjá Gorge, where you will have the North American tectonic plate on one side and the Eurasian one on the other. Þingvellir is located on neither tectonic plate but in a rift valley between the two.

From there, you´ll travel to the Geysir Geothermal Area, where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt in a large column of water every 5-10 minutes. That means that even if you missed it the first time, you´d have plenty of chances to capture this fantastic feature on camera.

The last stop on the Golden Circle route is Gullfoss, a beautiful waterfall that falls 32-metres into a large canyon. After viewing this stunning fall under the bright summer sun, you´ll return back to Reykjavík in the late afternoon or early evening.

Glacier Hiking on the South Coast
Glacier hiking in Skaftafell national park is a must do when visiting the area

Your guide will pick you up in the morning for your second tour of Iceland’s countryside. This time, you’ll explore the attractions found along the southern coastline before exploring a glacier on a hike.

Your first stops will be at two beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. These two cascades are vastly different but have one thing in common: if you want a unique look at them, you’re going to get wet. Seljalandsfoss falls in a narrow stream over a cave you can enter. While Skógafoss falls onto a flat sandplain, meaning that you can walk right up to the falling water. So don’t forget your raincoat today!

Next up, your guide will take you to Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdasljökull ice cap. Here, you’ll strap on crampons and a helmet and follow a glacier guide onto the ice. You’ll see spectacular glacial landscapes, including moulins, crevasses, and ice formations.

Once back down, you’ll make one last stop before returning to Reykjavík. Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is known for its jet-black sands, powerful waves, and grey cliffs of hexagonal basalt columns. The cliffs are teeming with birds in the summer, so keep an eye out for gulls and even puffins.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Kirkjufell mountain on the Snæefellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland.

Today, after breakfast, you will meet your guide, who will take you on a tour of the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You’ll explore the various sites of Snæfellsnes, including some of the many charming fishing villages found there and the peninsula’s stunning coastline.

You’ll stop at two beaches; the first one, Ytri-Tunga, is a white sand beach where seals can often be found lounging. The second one, Djúpalónssandur, is a black pebble beach where you have to follow a path, zigzagging between lava pillars, to get to it.

You will also travel to Mt. Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed features in Iceland. When you approach it, you’ll see why. With Kirkjufellsfoss in the foreground, this stunning feature has been used on countless postcards and promotional pictures of Iceland. So make sure you snap your own iconic Iceland photo here.

You’ll then head back, reaching Reykjavík in the early evening. If you are not too tired, you could explore the vibrant city under the rays of the Midnight Sun. Reykjavík’s famous nightlife is a short walk away from your accommodations, on Laugavegur Shopping Street.

Departure
Berufjörður fjord in the east of Iceland offers breathtaking views

Now it is time to pack your bags and bid farewell to the land of fire and ice. If your flight leaves in the afternoon or evening, you have some time to explore the city a little before you go.

Laugavegur Shopping Street is not just the home of Reykjavík’s nightlife, but it is also filled with unique boutiques, quirky museums, and cosy cafes. It’s a great place to find a souvenir or two before you head back home.

Once it is time to go to the airport, you’ll board a bus that will take you across the Reykjanes Peninsula in good time before your flight.

Accommodation

All accommodations for this tour have been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

Single rooms will be allocated to bookings for one person.  Shared twin/double or triple room(s) will be arranged for two or more people. Children and teenagers will be arranged in the same room as their parents. Additional cost may occur if additional room(s) is needed.

We do our best to accommodate special requests, but additional costs may incur. 

Comfort Level Accommodation

Comfortable rooms in three-star hotels or quality guesthouses, centrally located, very close to popular attractions. Private bathroom and breakfast included. 

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Terms of Service

For further information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

  • More than 24 hours before scheduled tour departure time: 100% refund. Some day tours might have a different cancellation policy, in which case it will be clearly mentioned in the “Good to know” section of the tour.
  • Less than 24 hours before scheduled tour departure time: 100% cancellation fee. Some day tours might have a different cancellation policy, in which case it will be clearly mentioned in the “Good to know” section of the tour.
  • More than 7 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 15% cancellation fee
  • Less than 7 days before scheduled tour departure date: 75% cancellation fee
  • Less than 72 hours before scheduled tour departure date: 100% cancellation fee
  • 45-30 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 50% cancellation fee
  • 29-15 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 75% cancellation fee
  • 14 days before scheduled tour arrival date: 100% cancellation fee

Scheduled international and domestic flights are non-refundable, be they a part of a package, multi-day tour, or any other service purchasable on the Traveo website, unless the Cancellation insurance is purchased. If a cancellation insurance is purchased, a full refund is given.

If flights are a part of a tour listed as a Day-Tour, standard terms of cancellations of day tours apply to a full refund. For cancelling and refunding of private flights (flights specifically arranged and scheduled for you personally or your group in specific), please contact your service agent.

If your tour is cancelled by the tour provider due to weather conditions or any other environmental circumstances you will always receive a full refund. Exempt from this are any rescheduled second tries of tours which already have been serviced as a first departure. In the case of a volcanic eruption taking place on Icelandic soil stopping you from getting to Iceland, you will also receive a full refund on all products booked on Traveo.

All booking change requests must be made via email by the person who submitted the original booking request.

Changing the number of people in a booking to a smaller number is considered cancellation for the change in number of participants.

  • Packages: 

For multi-day tours and packages, all requests for changes must be made minimum 7 days in advance. Please note that we might not be able to fulfil your changed requirements due to lack of availability, though we will always do our best, and do offer alternative options.

Depending on how far in advance a tour package has been booked and when changes to a booking are requested, an administrative fee of 5000 ISK may be charged each day/night of the itinerary that is modified. Additional supplier costs may still apply depending on the changes requested.

For bookings made within 60 days of arrival, changes can be made without incurring the administrative fee until services have been confirmed and the travel documents have been issued. However, for bookings made 30 days or less before arrival, the administrative fee and any applicable supplier fees may be charged due to the short processing time.

  • Day tours and activities: 

Day tours and activities booked on the Traveo.is that are serviced by independent operators can be changed up to 24 hours before departure.

  • Transfer of bookings: 

A booking may be transferred from one party to another, provided that the new party upholds the terms and conditions of the booking. An administrative fee of 5000 ISK will be charged for the transfer, and both parties must assume joint liability for this fee and any other costs that may be incurred by changes to the booking.

  • Parties travelling together: 

Should two parties wish to book separately but travel together, they should inform travel agents of this prior to booking. If a co-travel request is sent after the booking process has been finished, the change to a package is counted as a tailoring and is subject to a 5000 isk service fee.

  • Significant changes to packages: 

If a package is significantly changed from the original package setup/route as offered on the site, the product will be considered to be a tailored tour and might be subject to a 15% service fee of the total price of the package. This does not apply to added nights at the end or at the beginning of a package as this does not change the original package setup/route.

For budget-level, single rooms will be allocated to bookings for one person.  Shared twin/double or triple room(s) will be arranged for two or more people. Groups with an odd number of participants will be allotted a single room in quality-level. Children and teenagers will be arranged in the same room as their parents. Additional cost may occur if additional room(s) is needed.

During the booking process you will be able to choose a pickup location and starting time. If you do not show up for the scheduled pickup time and location stated on your booking, your reservation is non-refundable.

If you do not know your pickup location at the time of booking, you can choose to update your pickup location later, up to 24 hours before tour departure. Please call the number listed on your voucher if you do not receive a confirmation of your pickup location.

Traveo cannot be liable to any loss, damage, accidents, injuries, death or sickness during your tour. The same applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes or any other force majeure. Tour operators reserve the right to change routes, schedules and itineraries if needed because of weather, road conditions or should the necessity arise because of unforeseen reasons or circumstances.

We advise all travellers to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance to minimize possible losses due to unforeseeable situations during your travel. Traveo does not offer any travel insurance, so please contact your preferred private travel insurance company.

If you have a complaint about any of our partners please contact us at info@traveo.is and we will protect your rights.

2 snorkelers holding hands in Silfra

Snorkeling in Silfra

Snorkeling between continents in crystal-clear water. Includes a tour with a certified PADI divemaster, all necessary snorkelling gear, Silfra admission fee, and hot chocolate to warm up after the dive. Minimum age 12 years.