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Customize your Iceland tour experience with Audley Travel
from $9,200 pp

  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Destinations: Europe, Iceland

Immerse yourself in Iceland's natural landscapes on this active tour through the Golden Circle and southern coast on the Active Iceland: Waterfalls, volcanoes and lagoons self-drive tour with Audley Travel. You'll enjoy hiking, rafting, kayaking and bathing in geothermal hot springs. Get up close with geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, and walk along the famous diamond beach and it's black sands studded with shards of glacial ice.

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • Special Offer*
  • Member Benefits
    • Trip customized specifically for you by a destination expert
    • $100 value trip upgrade
    • 24/7 on-trip support
    • All in-country transfers

Tour Highhlights:

  • Explore the Golden Circle from the Hvítá river on a guided rafting tour, close to Gullfoss Falls.

  • Take a privately guided Superjeep tour to Landmannalaugar, hiking through its striped rhyolite mountains and soaking in geothermally heated hot springs.

  • Mountain bike through Eldhraun, the world’s largest lava field, with a local Icelandic guide.

  • Paddle through floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on a small-group kayaking tour.

  • Don crampons and take a guided hike through Sólheimajökull glacier’s curious icy formations.

Where You Will Stay:

Each stop along this tour offers it's own unique lodging experience.

  • Frost & Fire Boutique Hotel - An intimate property on the banks of the Varma River, Frost & Fire Boutique Hotel offers contemporary rooms, two geothermal hot tubs, and an outdoor swimming pool. Reykjavik is just a 40-minute drive away.
  • Hotel Kria
  • Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon - Ideal for lovers of the great outdoors, this contemporary hotel is located in the remote Icelandic countryside between Skaftafell wilderness area and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon — and within driving distance of Diamond Beach’s black sands and iceberg formations.
  • Silica Hotel - Complete with a tranquil vibe in both atmosphere and design, this spa-like retreat is an ideal base from which to explore the active volcanoes, geothermal mud pools, rock formations, and rugged landscape of the UNESCO-protected Reykjanes Peninsula and to enjoy direct Blue Lagoon access. 

Nearby Attractions:

A land of natural wonders known for its outdoor lifestyle and 4x4 adventures, Iceland offers a wealth of ways to experience the country. Our carefully chosen activities offer a route into the heart of the landscape from snorkeling between tectonic plates and hiking across glaciers to flightseeing over Vatnajökull and tours of the remote interior highlands.

We can help you gain a deeper understanding of life in the country with cooking classes on a local farm and guided tours of Reykjavík’s historic sights, you can retreat to the spa by the Blue Lagoon or spend an evening chasing the northern lights in winter. Whatever you choose, we’ll bring you closer to the real Iceland and its people.

Call to Book 1-800-222-7448
Included With Your Trip

Inclusions:

  • Fully insured vehicle rental
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel

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Additional Package Options: 

  • Vacation Protection Insurance
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Hertz® Rental Car
  • Direct Airport Transfer Service (town car or limousine) 
  • And much more!
Additional Information

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Here is a look at the details of this trip:

At A Glance: Active Iceland Self-Drive Tour: Waterfalls, Volcanoes & Lagoons Itinerary ~ 8 nights ~ Keflavík, Iceland to Norðurljósavegur, Iceland ~ 8 breakfasts ~ from $9,200 per person

Day 1: Hveragerði

Collect your car on arrival at Keflavík Airport. All insurances have been included for you, and a GPS navigation system can be added locally. You’ll be staying in the Reykjadalur valley, close to the Golden Circle region, an area known for its geothermal activity. Take a hike this afternoon through the valley, ending with a soak in the naturally heated river.

Day 2: Hveragerði

Explore the highlights of the Golden Circle on a self-drive tour of the region, including the diverging tectonic plates at Þingvellir National Park and an erupting geyser at Geysir Geothermal Area. At Gullfoss Falls, you’ll go white-water rafting along the Hvítá river, through Brúarhlöð Canyon.

Day 3: Vík

This morning you’ll be met by your guide at your hotel and taken on a private tour by Superjeep to Landmannalaugar, a region deep in Iceland’s highlands known for its striped rhyolite hills and diverse walking opportunities. You’ll explore the valley on foot, before a well-earned soak in natural hot springs surrounded by the vibrant wilderness landscape.

Day 4: Vík

Drive along the scenic south coast passing ice-capped volcanoes and waterfalls tumbling down the mountainsides. At Sólheimajökull, join a small-group hike up onto the glacier, to explore the icy landscape and observe the deep crevasses on the glacier’s surface.

Day 5: Hof

Continue your self-drive tour eastwards toward the remote town of Kirkjabæjarklaustur and the Eldhraun lava field, the largest of its kind in the world. You’ll explore this verdant, mossy wilderness by mountain bike with a local guide, stopping to see waterfalls and drink from natural springs that are spread across this pristine landscape. You’ll also explore one of the region’s many lava caves, formed in the 18th century by a huge volcanic eruption.

Day 6: Hof

Spend the day exploring the southern side of Vatnajökull National Park, perhaps hiking to see the basalt columns of Svartifoss waterfall or watching icebergs wash up along the shoreline on nearby Diamond Beach. You’ll also explore Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on a small-group kayak tour, paddling between its bergy bits and spotting seals basking on its icy shoreline.

Day 7: Blue Lagoon

Return west back along the south coast, perhaps stopping to admire the striking black sands of Reynisfjara beach or walk behind thundering Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This afternoon, check into the Blue Lagoon and bathe in its milky, minerally-rich waters. Relax with a silica mud mask and a drink of your choice at the lagoon bar.

Day 8: Return Home

Make the short drive to the airport, where you’ll drop off your car in time for your onward flight.

Departure Dates
Start: October 1, 2021
End: December 31, 2022
Price: $9,200 pp


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