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This 5-day journey offers unique insights into the culture and fascinating diversity of landscapes along south Iceland. Visit the most scenic highlights of South Iceland on this privately guided tour, including black sand beaches, hot springs, waterfalls, vast volcanic areas and beautiful national parks. You will also get a chance to see icebergs, the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and roam our beautiful national parks, Vatnajökull and Þingvellir. Starting from Reykjavik, an experienced local guide will take you to Iceland’s most talked-about attractions!

Itinerary Highlights

  • See the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
  • Tour the south coast, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Walk the Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered, glistening ice
  • Explore the Sun Voyager, Hallgrímskirkja and the old harbour area in Reykjavík
  • Visit Skaftafell, Iceland’s largest national park and a place of immense natural beauty

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination
  • Travel from December to March


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide


Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Reykjavik

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Day 1


On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed and driven to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at your own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk. In the evening, have dinner at one of Reykjavík‘s many gourmet restaurants (not included) and spend the evening at leisure.

Spend the night in Reykjavík.

Scenic Southern Iceland
Scenic Southern Iceland
Day 2


Today, you will tour along the south coast and can choose to start with an optional visit to the geothermal park in the town of Hveragerði. Here, you would get a chance to see geothermal energy in action as you will boil eggs in a hot spring and taste fresh rye bread baked overnight in geothermal steam. You also have the option to visit the Lava Centre, an interactive exhibition about Iceland’s unique geology.

Highlights today include the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall—the only one in Iceland where you can walk behind the roaring cascade on a footpath, followed by the magnificent 60-metre free-falling Skógafoss waterfall. You will journey past the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountain range, including Eyjafjallajökull, towards the volcanic black sand beaches. One of the highlights is visiting Reynisfjara, known for its black volcanic sands, smooth pebbles, and unique rock formations.

Spend the next two nights in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 3


Today’s drive takes you to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, starting with a visit to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you can enjoy an optional guided amphibian boat tour among the floating icebergs. Adjacent to the glacier lagoon, you will visit Diamond Beach, where you will see chunks of sparkling ice dotting the shore like diamonds. Next, you will head to the smaller Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon, before continuing to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. On your way back to the hotel, you will stop at Dverghamrar, a small but impressive canyon full of unusual hexagonal basalt columns.

Spend the night again in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Scenic Southern Iceland
Scenic Southern Iceland
Day 4


Today you will head to the Golden Circle, a popular route for viewing some of the best-known natural sites in south Iceland. Your first stop is the picture perfect two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, where you can see the water thrash and tumble before falling metres below. Next, you will be driven to the Geysir area and explore the bubbling mud pots and spouting Strokkur geyser, which erupts steam and boiling water metres into the air every few minutes. You end the day with a visit to Þingvellir National Park before heading back to Reykjavik.

Spend the night in Reykjavik.

Day 5


When it’s time for your Iceland adventure to end, you will be picked up from the hotel for your airport transfer about three hours before your flight. If you’re flying in the afternoon, you have the option to visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing to the airport.

Northern Lights Iceland Circle Tour
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Day 5

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $POA

When to travel

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Iceland is known for its unpredictable and extreme weather conditions. However, the best time to visit Iceland is during the summer months, from June to August. During this time, the weather is relatively mild, with temperatures ranging between 10°C to 15°C. The days are longer, and the sun never truly sets, giving visitors plenty of time to explore the stunning natural beauty that Iceland has to offer. It’s worth noting that even during the summer months, visitors should still expect some rain and wind, so it’s important to pack accordingly. Overall, Iceland’s weather can be challenging, but with the right preparation, visitors can enjoy a truly unforgettable experience in this unique country.

Add on’s

There is a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Iceland itinerary. One popular option is to visit Greenland, which is just a short flight away and offers stunning natural beauty, including glaciers, fjords, and icebergs. Another nearby destination is Norway, known for its incredible landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and waterfalls. You could also consider visiting the Faroe Islands, which are located between Iceland and Norway and offer breathtaking scenery and a unique culture.

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