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