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Explore some of the most famous sights and stunningly beautiful places in South Iceland. You visit Reykjavík, the Westman Islands, and the South Coast and explore the interior highlands of Landmannalaugar. The tour includes short walks here and there, bathing in the unique Sky Lagoon, whale watching, a lava show, and a local brewery visit. If you like to see and experience treasure troves of natural wonders, this tour will spoil you with ever-changing scenery and unique outdoor activities. See an extraordinary, marvellous and unusual land, called South Iceland.

Detailed Itinerary

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Overnight location:
3-star Fosshotel Baron or similar in Reykjavík
4-star Fosshotel Reykjavik or similar in Reykjavík
(50km / 31mi)

Meal: No Meals

At 09:00, meet your tour guide, who will show the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Learn about life in the city from the very beginning of settlement in Iceland to the present day. We stop by the church of Hallgrímskirkja and drive through the university district, past the Nordic house and the National Museum. In the city center, we stop by the City hall, which juts into the small lake of Tjörnin. Nearby are the Lutheran Cathedral and the House of Parliament. We also drive by the harbor to observe fishing vessels of different sizes, whale hunters and whale watchers. In Reykjavík are many public works of art, mainly sculptures. The latest addition to Reykjavík is the concert/conference hall of Harpan (the Harp), built on the town center’s northern waterfront, whose dramatic design captures and reflects the city’s light, ocean and sky with a thrilling effect.

In the afternoon, enjoy the spirit of whale watching, getting as close as possible without disturbing the animals. You might see dolphins, humpback, orca, blue, and minke whales during this 3-hour cruise. Let a guide direct your attention as we travel across Faxaflói Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents creates spectacular whale-watching opportunities. Afterwards, visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition with life-sized whale models and a virtual reality experience.

The Sky Lagoon is Iceland’s latest geothermal lagoon spa experience, where the ocean meets the sky. Immerse yourself in the warm and rejuvenating waters of an oasis near the city center of Reykjavík. Enjoy this authentic and remarkable place through an unforgettable and inspiring spa experience.

Overnight location:
3-star Fosshotel Baron or similar in Reykjavík
4-star Fosshotel Reykjavik or similar in Reykjavík
(50km / 31mi)

Ahoy! We take a short ferry ride to the Westman Islands. There is a bus and walking tour of the village of Heimaey and this extraordinary island. The volcanic eruption in 1973 is, without doubt, considered the largest natural disaster in Iceland in recent history. The eruption began on January 23rd on the island of Heimaey, the only populated island of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. After the evacuation of the inhabitants and during the 5 months while the eruption lasted, there was much uncertainty as to whether or not the island could ever be repopulated. We explore bird cliffs during our tour to the Westman Islands, walk up the volcano crater, and visit „Pompei of the North“, a volcanic excavation project. You have the afternoon free to wander around the town of Heimaey, with its birds and sign of recent volcanic eruptions. Finally, we return to the mainland and stay for 2 nights in South Iceland.

Overnight location:
Stracta Hotel, Hella or similar, South Iceland. (210km / 130mi)

Our first stop of the day will be at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountains and where you can follow a slick and wet trail right behind the falls. We pass the glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull on the way to the village of Vík, where we attend the stunning Iceland lava show, the only exhibition in the world where you can experience actual flowing lava! By melting lava and pouring it on ice in a room full of people, you will be able to see the lava flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it. We walk along the black lava beach and bird cliffs at Reynisfjara and see exciting basalt columns and rock formations. In the afternoon we visit Skogar, the folk museum with its turf houses and the thundering Skógafoss waterfall, which is 60 meters high and belongs to the most impressive waterfalls in the country or join an optional glacier hike at Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. It‘s an informative and easy glacier walk through a frozen wonderland of different shades of glacier ice.

Overnight location:
Stracta Hotel, Hella or similar, South Iceland. (220km / 137mi)

Today we drive the rough unpaved road to Landmannalaugar, an oasis in the barren highlands surrounded by vivid rhyolite mountains. The highlight is a 90-minute round-trip hike up toward Brenninsteinsalda, the rainbow mountain of Iceland, which is still “hot” and where you can see sizzling sulfur springs and vapor at its sides. It could very well be the most colorful and spectacular volcanic mountain of Iceland, and so its picture is often found in books and calendars. After a picnic lunch, you have free time to enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural geothermal stream. Next, we take a short stop at the beautiful waterfall Hjálparfoss, surrounded by unusual basalt rock formations. Finally, before we reach our last overnight location in Reykjavík, let us visit Ölvisholt, a microbrewery located at an old dairy farm in South Iceland. You will get an introduction to the brewery’s history, the brewing process, and of course, try a selection of Icelandic beer.

Overnight location:
3-star Fosshotel Baron or similar in Reykjavík
4-star Fosshotel Reykjavik or similar in Reykjavík
(310km / 193mi)

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.

Breakfast included. (50km / 31mi)


• 5 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/WC
• 4 days escorted tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
• 5x breakfast
• 1x lunch
• Guided Whale Watching tour from Reykjavík
• Entrance to the Whales of Iceland exhibition
• Entrance to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa, including a rental towel
• Return ferry trip to Westman Islands
• Entrance to Eldheimar exhibition
• Entrance to Lavashow
• Entrance to Skógasafn Folk museum
• Return transport in a highland vehicle to Landmannalaugar
• Ölvisholt microbrewery tour and beer tasting

• Free Wi-Fi on the bus


International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities
Meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Entrance Fees to Archeological sites & museums
Personal expenses
Any private expenses
Any additional services
Meals that are not listed under “included”
Single supplement (mandatory when in a single room)


Highlights & Experiences
Marvels and treasures of South Iceland
Waterfalls, glaciers, black beaches and bird cliffs
Whale watching, geothermal spa and cultural experiences
Visit the volcanic Westman Islands
Adventure trip to Landmannalaugar
Bathing in a natural hot spring
Optional glacier hike
Can also be booked as a 3-day countryside tour only

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where
situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Choice between a 3-star or 4-star hotel option in Reykjavik.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

Children discount: No discount available. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age.
Triple rooms are double rooms with an extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

Additional services
• Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request
• Upgrade for private airport transfer

Start & End Location: Keflavik International Airport (Flybus shuttle)

Tour Pick-up Time: 08:00 on day 2 at Fosshotel Baron, Baronsstigur 2-4, 101 Reykjavík (subject to change)

Maximum group size 25 pax.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Reykjavik -Westman Islands-South Coast & Lava Show-Landmannalaugar & Microbrewery

Departure Period
01 Jun, 2023 to 31 Aug, 2023

3 Star
AUD 4,351 P P twin share
AUD 5,567 P P single

4 Star
AUD 4,655 P P twin share
AUD 6,152 P P single

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