7-Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes & South Iceland in a Small-Group

Duration

7 days

Availability

April - September

Difficulty

Easy

Minimum Age

12 Years

Overview

Create unforgettable memories in Iceland with this hassle-free small-group summer package. See some of this country’s most spectacular sights, from the erupting geysers on the Golden Circle to the waterfalls on the South Coast and glaciers of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

This fun, guided, 7-Day tour was created by travel experts with years of experience in the industry to maximise your time in Iceland with only amazing sites and adventures. Watch waves rolling on black sand beaches and icebergs float on a glacier lagoon before feeling the heat of a hot spring and descending into an underground lava cave.

Upon booking this tour, the travel experts will arrange all transport and accommodations. You’ll travel the country in a comfortable minibus, and your nights under the Midnight Sun will be spent at pleasant hotels in the countryside and in the famous downtown district of Reykjavík.

Should you like to add a little luxury to your trip, you can book a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon on your arrival or departure day. For adrenaline junkies, you can spice up your days on the road with thrilling snorkelling, glacier hiking or boat tours.

Discover the beauty of Iceland this summer. Book now to secure your spot on this popular week-long package.

Included

Not included

Itinerary

Welcome to Iceland
Sun Voyager Sculpture on the coastline of Reykjavik

Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, you will undoubtedly notice right away the alien-like landscapes surrounding you. However, this is only the beginning; the next few days will be characterised by otherworldly but beautiful scenery, from black sand beaches to geothermal areas.

After you’ve picked up your bags, you will hop aboard a bus that will take you through the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. If you wish to start your adventure in Iceland right away, you can opt for a stop en route at the luxurious Blue Lagoon.

The Blue Lagoon is located midway between the airport and the city and offers travellers much-needed relaxation after long flights. Included in an entry are a cleansing mud mask and a drink at the swim-up bar.

You’ll find your accommodation in the downtown district of Reykjavík. Take some time to settle in and get your bearings before heading out to explore this northernmost capital of the world. With beautiful architecture, rich history, clean streets, and vibrant nightlife, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

The Famous Golden Circle
Erupting Strokkur geyser at sunset

In the morning, your guide will meet you at a designated location and take you on a whirlwind 2-day tour of Iceland’s wild countryside. You’ll start by exploring the Golden Circle, a scenic region east of Reykjavík.

Your first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, a historical site where the Vikings settlers of Iceland gathered to create the world oldest ongoing parliament, Alþingi. The park is located on the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and you can actually stand between them at Almannagjá Canyon.

You can also swim between these tectonic plates. Silfra is a fissure created in 1789 in an earthquake caused by the plate’s movement. The rift cut into the underground spring filled with glacial meltwater that had been filtered through porous lava. The result was exceptionally clean water, perfect for snorkelling. At Silfra, the underwater visibility is over 100 meters, allowing you to see the full spectrum of the fissure’s magnificent colours.

From there, you’ll travel to Geysir Geothermal Area. Strokkur is the star of the region. The steaming, multicoloured hot spring puts on a show every 5-10 minutes when it shoots hot water 15-20 metres into the air.

The last stop on the Golden Circle route is Gullfoss Waterfall. Here, you can experience the force and beauty of water as it plummets 32 metres into an ancient canyon. In clear weather, you can see a rainbow forming over this stunning cascade.

You will then spend the night at lovely countryside accommodation in the area.

South Coast´s Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches
Skogafoss waterfall Iceland

This is an exciting day filled with waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches. After breakfast, you’ll set forth on a journey of Iceland’s South Coast.

You’ll begin by stopping at two distinct waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. You have the option to view these beautiful cascades up close — and get a little wet — or stay dry a few metres away. Seljalandsfoss falls over a cave in the cliff face, and those wearing rain gear can follow a path that leads into the cave for a unique look at the falling water. Skógafoss, on the other hand, falls onto flat land, allowing visitors to walk right up to the stream of water.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is next on the itinerary. Here, you’ll see the roaring waves of the North Atlantic Ocean crash upon the jet-black shoreline. In the distance, you’ll see the strangely-shaped Dyrhólaey Promontory.

You’ll see three glaciers on your travels today, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and the mighty Vatnajökull. If you are looking to get to know glaciers better, a glacier hike is highly recommended. Accompanied by a trained guide, you’ll traverse onto the ancient ice, getting superb views of the surrounding ice-carved landscapes.

Spend the night in the area.

Glittering Glacier Lagoon
Diamond beach with glacier ice blocks on black sand close to Jökulsárlon in Iceland.

After breakfast on the South Coast, you’ll drive east into Vatnajökull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, and home of stunning natural sights.

Begin the day by exploring the sheer beauty of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Watch massive blue and white icebergs — that have broken off a nearby glacier — float on the aquamarine lake. Closeby is The Diamond Beach, where smaller icebergs have washed up on shore and lie on the black sand, glistening in the sunlight.

For a closer look at the gigantic bergs, you can take a boat ride on the lagoon. This is a fantastic opportunity for both amateurs and professional photographers alike. You’ll get an amazing view of the icebergs as well as the resident seals.

You will then begin to head back to Reykjavík, stopping some of your local guide’s favourite locations, many of which are not featured in any guidebook. You’ll then arrive at your accommodation in the late afternoon or early evening, giving you time to explore the city under the Midnight Sun, if you are not too tired.

Vikings in West Iceland
Hraunfossar waterfall with turquoise glacial water from Langjökull forming the Hvítá river

After a night in the vibrant city of Reykjavík, it is time to head back out into the countryside. This time, you’ll explore the historic West-Iceland.

Your guide will pick you up in or near your accommodation and whisk you past the city mountain Esja and into the green, pastoral region of Borgarfjörður. Your first stop will be at Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver. Here, you’ll see, hear, and feel Earth’s tremendous power as Deildartunguhver bubbles and emits white steam into the air.

From there, you’ll visit two beautiful but vastly different waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. The former trickles down in small rivulets from a dark brown lava field while the latter rushes forth in an azure torrent.

Leaving the waterfalls behind, you will then travel to Reykholt. This beautiful place also holds an important place in Iceland’s history. Here, almost a thousand years ago, the chieftain, lawmaker, and scholar, Snorri Sturluson, lived and worked. He is responsible for many of the Icelandic Sagas, prose narratives that depict the lives and adventures of Vikings.

Next up, you will go underground into an ancient lava cave. You’ll follow the path molten lava created thousands of years ago. Equipped with a helmet and headlamp, you’ll follow your guide into the ground, seeing strange lava formations while learning about Iceland’s rich volcanic history.

You will then overnight at a country hotel in the region.

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

After breakfast, you will explore the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This region´s most noticeable feature, Snæfellsjökull Glacier, will be visible throughout most of your journey. Many people believe that it emits mystical energy; see if you can feel it.

Your first stop will be at the Gerðuberg Cliffs. This natural feature is made of rows of dark, grey hexagonal columns that resemble a man-made fortress. From there, you´ll travel to Ytri-Tunga, a white sand beach on which seals can often be found longing.

From there, you´ll travel to the charming fishing village of Arnarstapi before making your way to a black pebble beach called Djúpalónssandur. To get to the beach, you have to zigzag between free-standing lava pillars that create a maze-like structure.

No trip to Snæfellsnes can be complete without a visit to Kirkjufell Mountain. This impressive cone-shaped feature is perhaps one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. So make sure you take a picture for yourself, perhaps with the beautiful Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall in the foreground.

You will then return to Reykjavík in the late afternoon or early evening. You´ll have the whole evening to explore the city´s vibrant nightlife should you wish.

Departure
Berufjörður fjord in the east of Iceland offers breathtaking views

Now it is time to bid farewell to the land of ice and fire. Happy, satisfied, and with luggage filled with photos and memories, you´ll board a bus that will take you across the Reykjanes Peninsula to Keflavík Airport in time for 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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What to bring

271.368 kr.

Price per person based on 2 persons travelling together
(Discounts applied in cart – Amount charged in ISK)

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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 [email protected] and we will protect your rights.

Women in the silky blue waters of the blue lagoon in Iceland with smoke in the background

Blue Lagoon Comfort Entrance (With Transfers)

Includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel and 1st drink of your choice. Transfers to and from the Blue Lagoon are also included.

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. 

A fun way to visit the famous jokulsarlon is by doing a boat in the middle of the floating icebergs

Jökulsárlón Amphibian Boat Tour

Sail amongst the enormous icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This tour is especially suited for families with young children as well as photographers looking for a great shot of the ice. Included is a guided tour in English and use of lifevest. No age limit.