South Iceland And Adventure
5 Days


5 days / 4 nights

Tour Overview:
This 5 day Adventure offers visitors a chance to get out of Reykjavik and explore the countryside. One day, you can do a 4×4 adventure to visit ancient lava tubes, the mighty Skogafoss waterfall and black sand beaches. Next day, an exciting venture to extensive lave fields and Europe’s largest Glacier for a glacier hike. Another day of adventure gives you views of volcanoes, the Golden Waterfall, erupting Hot Springs, and bathing in a Secret Lagoon.

Day: 1 Arrival

Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja National Museum The Blue Lagoon

Upon arrival, head through passport control, collect your bags and go through customs to the Arrival Hall. The FlyBus transfer shuttle is waiting outside the arrival hall. Please show your confirmation information to the attendant on board and let him or her know the hotel you are using in Reykjavík. Important: The FlyBus is a shared bus transfer. You will not be met directly in the airport by a driver.

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland, you might consider a visit to the Blue Lagoon on your way into Reykjavik. The Blue Lagoon entrance must be booked in advance, and we can assist with that.

Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik’s old town area, location of many museums and galleries. You might also enjoy visiting one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools where you can shake off your jetlag. In the afternoon you could take one of our day tours, such as whale watching or horseback riding, both bringing you close to Iceland’s nature and landscape.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel or Fosshotel Raudara (according to advised accommodation list). Dinner is on your own.

Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00 pm and 4:00 pm).

Day 2: Reykjavik – South Coast

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Myrdalsjokull Reynisdrangar Cliffs Vík

4×4 Adventure – Back Roads and Beautiful Views – Lava Cave – Black Sand Coast – Waterfalls

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your driver-guide, who will brief you on the day’s excursion. Today you will be an explorer as well as a traveller! It’s important to know that your guide may adjust the itinerary to snow and weather conditions, to make sure each day is an adventure that shows you the best of the area at the time you are visiting.

All the activities planned are fun, but you are not required to take part. So don‘t worry if you don‘t feel up to it. The days will be really great with lots to see, so you‘ll still have a great time.

Once you leave the city limits, it won’t take long to reach remote areas. You’ll start the day with an easy caving expedition for those who are interested, into an ancient lava tube. These are created by volcanic eruptions and give a rare glimpse of how a volcano looks from the inside.

After emerging from underground, drive along the South Shore using back roads and trails, enjoying the views of rugged coast and isolated farms.

Along the way you will stop to view some of the beautiful waterfalls that decorate the South Shore such as the mighty Skogafoss waterfall. If conditions are just right, you might also visit a hidden waterfall, a local gem accessible only to small groups.

Then climb aboard the 4×4 vehicle again to explore a part of the region‘s famous black sand beaches.

At the end of the day you will visit a secret natural wonder on the black sandy beach.

Spend the evening at the Hrifunes guesthouse, located on a cozy farm just on the edge of the highland wilderness. Hrifunes is far away from any light pollution, so if the weather conditions are right, there is a chance you could see northern lights*

The hosts of Hrifunes, Haukur and Hadda, will make sure you have a comfortable stay. They serve home-made family-style dinners. Your guide, Ingimundur, will also join you for the meal. Dinner is an especially fun part of the day, with lots of chatting and laughter about the day spent together. Our past visitors have really enjoyed this experience and the opportunity to enjoy good food and get to know the other people on the trip better.

Included on this day:

Gourmet Lunch Box
Two-course family-style Icelandic dinner
Lava tube caving, including use of helmet and crampons
Distance Travelled is variable- routes chosen based on the most scenic options each day

*Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, and seeing them cannot be guaranteed.

Day 3: Vatnajokull National Park

Highlights: Eldhraun Lava Field Skaftafell National Park Vatnajokull Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Extensive Lava fields– Europe‘s largest glacier – Glacier Hike –Lagoon with Icebergs – Ice Cave Exploration

After a hearty Icelandic breakfast, start the day by driving along the mountain road that crosses Eldhraun, a huge lava field created an eruption in the 18th century. Some historians believe this was a cause of the French Revolution (you’ll hear more about that during the tour)!

Pass the huge cliffs at Lomagnupur with their incredible basalt columns, and enjoy some of the hidden gems the area has to offer. Continue to the Skaftafell area of Vatnajokull National Park. The entire national park covers about 14% of Iceland, making it one of the largest parks in Europe. Here you’ll don crampons and, with ice pick in hand, hike on the wonderous Svinafellsjokull glacier. During the hike you‘ll see amazing shapes in the ice and learn how glaciers are formed.

Afterwards, enjoy the famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon with its colorful icebergs and lazy seals, and the picturesque Diamond Beach close by. Plenty of photo opportunities here!

If the period is right and weather and conditions on the ice are safe, you‘ll visit a natural ice cave on the South side of Vatnajokull glaciers. These ice caves appear and disappear according to the movements of the glacier. Some are very stable to visit, others are more difficult to reach and are more unstable. Some are quite unique while others look ordinary at first but become extraordinary in the right light and conditions. Expert glacier guides in the area will assess the conditions and see if there is any suitable ice cave to visit while you’re in the region.

After an exciting day of ice, icebergs and volcanic lava, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight at Hrifunes, your home away from home.

Included on this day:

Gourmet Lunch Box
Two-course family-style Icelandic dinner
Guided Glacier Hike, including use of helmet, crampons and ice pick
Visit to natural ice cave during trip (subject to weather and ice conditions)
Distance Travelled is variable- routes chosen based on the most scenic options each day

Day 4: Hekla Volcano – Gullfoss – Geysir – Thingvellir

Highlights: Eyjafjallajokull Hekla Gullfoss Geysir Thingvellir National Park Reykjavik

Volcanic Views – Golden Waterfall – Erupting Hot Springs – Bathing in a Secret Lagoon

Enjoy another delicious Hrifunes breakfast. Then you‘re off again for another day‘s adventure in your trusty 4×4 SuperJeep.

Make your way towards the Golden Circle, passing through regions with views of volcanic mountains such as the famous Eyjafjallajokull (2010 eruption) and Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s most frequently erupting volcano.

On the agenda today is a swim in the Secret Lagoon, a peaceful hot-spring fed lake. Created by local residents using the natural landscape and materials in 1891, it is Iceland’s oldest geothermal swimming pool. The water has natural minerals that soothe your skin. Surrounding the pool are tiny bubbling mud pots and a little geyser that erupts regularly. Watching these as you soak in the Secret Lagoon is a special experience.

End the day visiting the three natural pearls that create the famous Golden Circle: the big waterfall Gullfoss, the spouting hot spring area of Geysir and the beautiful Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is the ancient location of Iceland’s first parliament, as well as the meeting point of two tectonic plates that divide Europe from North America. Your guide will bid you adieu with a taste of Iceland’s famous schnapps, brennivin, and a bit of fermented shark meat to go with it. It‘s a true Viking test and tastier than it sounds!

Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Reykjavik at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel or Fosshotel Raudara (according to advised accommodation list). Dinner is on your own.

Included on this day:

Gourmet Lunch Box
Entrance to Secret Lagoon
Taste of Icelandic shark and brennivin
Distance Travelled is variable- routes chosen based on the most scenic options each day

Day 5: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight. You will be transfered to airport by bus. We recommend departing your hotel approximately 3 hours before departure time of the flight from Keflavik.

Included on this day:


All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.
Maximum group size: 12 participants.

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  • Experience an off-the beaten track side of Iceland with backroads travel on board a luxury 4X4 vehicle
  • Travel with one of Iceland’s best local guides
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a small group tour
  • Explore the waterfalls, black sand beaches and glaciers of Iceland’s South Shore
  • Visit both well-known and hidden natural treasures in South Iceland
  • View the Golden Circle in a unique travel style
  • Take in the views of the amazing Glacier Lagoon
  • See the beauty of glaciers up close on a glacier hike on the ice itself
  • Marvel at the beauty of a lava cave
  • Visit a natural ice cave (subject to weather and ice conditions at the time of travel)
  • Relax in the peaceful and enchanting Secret Lagoon geothermal pool
  • Overnight in a charming country guesthouse near the wilderness
  • Enjoy delicious and homestyle Icelandic dinners on two nights


  • Guided Super Jeep Tour from day 2 to day 4
  • Expert local English speaking guide from day 2 to day 4
  • Free Wi-Fi on board travel vehicle
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 2 two-course family-style Icelandic dinners in the countryside  (Day 2 & 3)
  • 3 gourmet lunch boxes (Day 2, 3, & 4)
  • Lava tube caving, including use of helmet and crampons (day 2)
  • Guided Glacier Hike, including use of helmet, crampons  and ice pick (day 3)
  • Visit to natural ice cave during trip, subject to weather and ice conditions (day 3)
  • Entrance to Secret Lagoon (day 4)
  • Taste of Icelandic shark and brennivin (day 4)
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers on Fly/Bus airport shuttle

Not Include:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Swimsuit and towel at the Secret Lagoon (rentals available)
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”


  • Hiking boots are required for this trip
    Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions What to Bring/Travel Tips
  • Shoes: It’s extremely important to wear good, waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankle. Trainers or sneakers are not appropriate footwear
  • Clothing: Dressing for Icelandic winter weather is crucial to enjoy this trip. Start with a thin layer, like thermal long underwear and a T-shirt (not cotton). Followed by fleece, wool or polyester sweater and pants. Finish with waterproof, wind resistant coat/snow pants for outerwear. Never wear jeans– they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best.
  • Backpack:  For any personal items that you might bring along (extra clothes, snacks and bottled water). One backpack for two people should be sufficient.
  • Warm hat and gloves: Your hat should be able to fit comfortably under a helmet.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen:  Essential, as the sun reflects off glaciers and snow.
  • Glacier hiking equipment: You will be provided with all necessary glacier hiking equipment, including crampons, helmet and harness. Your guide will assess the conditions and hand out the equipment necessary for each tour. Crampons available for shoe sizes starting from European number 35 or US number 4.

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