8 Day Independent Summer Tour of Iceland
Iceland Luxe Summer
Embark on a beautiful, independent adventure to experience the highlights and hidden gems of South and North Iceland.
- Experience the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most iconic geothermal spa.
- Walk between cliffs in the valley created by tectonic plates drifting apart in the Golden Circle.
- Snap a picture of Iceland’s Puffins on the Dyrhólaey Rock Formation.
- Visit hot springs tucked inside a lava cave in the Myvatn region.
- Venture off Iceland’s north coast on a whale-watching tour.
- Walk on black-sand beaches, into amazing caves, and past powerful waterfalls on Iceland’s south coast.
Included in this Luxe Vacation in Iceland
7 nights at centrally-located hotels with daily breakfast
Roundtrip flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri
7 guided tours led by local guides
Luxury transportation connecting your locations
Entrance tickets and transportation to 3 geothermal spas
Private airport transfer to/from KEF airport
All of our services to plan and implement your trip, and support while traveling
After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will be transported, in a luxuty vehicle, to your hotel in Reykjavík. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Borg offers the best in both style and comfort. Following check-in, you have the rest of the day to relax and start absorbing what the Icelandic capital has to offer, at your own pace.
After breakfast, on Day 2, join a walking tour of Iceland’s capital which combines Icelandic culture and local delicacies. Notable sights include the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and the unique Sun Voyager sculpture. Following your tour, we will take you to one of Iceland’s newest geothermal spas, the sophisticated Sky Lagoon. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal lagoon as you gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. The following day you will enjoy the exclusive benefit of experience Iceland’s majestic landscape from the sky, in an unforgettably beautiful helicopter ride. Following that adventure you will bathe in the thermal waters of the iconic Blue Lagoon. What a spectacular day!
Day 4 is dedicated to Iceland’s famous Golden Circle, which is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. You will visit all three on your private tour and also enjoy a few surprise spots along the way. We conclude today’s activities with your arrival at Hotel Ranga, in Hella, once of the most interesting hotels in all of Iceland.
After a restful night and a delicious breakfast you will embark on a very exclusive tour of some of Iceland’s most beautiful areas: the south coast. There you will find gorgeous waterfalls, such as Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, black-sand beaches (Reynisfjara), amazing geological formations (Dyrholaey) and many other spectacles of nature. You will also visit Vik, a small fishing village in the very south of the country.
Dubbed the “Capital of the North,” Akureyri is Iceland’s 4th largest city. Despite being only 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, its temperature is relatively mild, owing to the surrounding mountains which protect it from the country’s blowing winds. It even features a beautiful botanical garden! We take you to Akureyri on Day 6, where you will visit small artisan workshops and witness whales swimming not too far from the coast, on a whale watching tour. Day 7 brings you a full-day adventure: a guided tour of the Lake Myvatn region, always full of surprises with its incredibly unique geological formations and Nature’s creative expressions of the volcanic activity that happens underground. There you will find Skútustaðagígar, formed by gas explosions as boiling lava flowed over the wetlands, and the boiling Hverir Mud Pools. But more gentle phenomena exist as well, such as the lovely Grjótagjá Rift, a lava cave with hot springs tucked away inside, or the Dimmuborgir Lava Fields – nature’s own sculpture garden – and the beautiful Dettifoss Waterfall. When you tour the area, you won’t want to miss a soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths, offering thermal relaxation with amazing views.
On Day 8 a short flight (45 min) will take you back to Reykjavik’s domestic airport, where a luxuty vehicle will be waiting for you, just to take you to Keflavik International Airport. Your Icelandic adventure ends here, but the Iceland has much more to offer, so we are certain that you will be back!
Prices are in USD, per person, for an independent journey based on the number of travelers in your party
|# of Travelers in your Party||LUXE Tour (USD per person)|
|2 people||from $11,636|
|3 people||from $8,871|
|4 to 6 people||from $7,797|
|7+ people||from $6,996|
Arrival in Iceland
You have arrived in Iceland, “Land of Fire and Ice.” Now, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure in Reykjavik.
Tour of Reykjavik & Sky Lagoon
Discover the city’s main landmarks and taste some of its delicacies on a guided walking tour of Reykjavik. Then, spend a few hours soaking in the geothermal pools of the Sky Lagoon, Iceland’s brand-new spa, located in the Reykjavik region.
Helicopter Tour & Blue Lagoon
Enjoy Iceland’s majestic landscape from a highly privileged viewpoint, aboard a helicopter tour! Then, dip in the healing waters of the iconic Blue Lagoon.
Iceland’s Famous Golden Circle
Make your way south and experience a guided tour of the Golden Circle famous attractions, all in comfort and style.
Sensasional South Coast
Discover, on a day trip, what the south coast of Iceland has to offer, from breathtaking waterfalls to black-sand beaches, caves, and fishing villages.
Akureyri, Capital Of The North
A quick, 45-minute flight will take you to Akureyi, Iceland’s “Capital of the North”. There you will explore this colorful town and, with luck, witness playful humpback whales.
Mystic Myvatn Region
A full-day adventure around Lake Myvatn awaits you. The region is an expression of volcanic activity with boiling mud pools, fumaroles and hot springs. Gorgeous waterfalls and another geothermal spa add to the day.
Your time in Iceland ends today, after your private ride to Keflavik Airport, in complete comfort.
This is how our awesome clients described their experience on this independent journey.
After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will travel to your hotel in Reykjavík. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Borg offers the best in both style and comfort. Following check-in, connect with your Tour Director before a visit to the Sky Lagoon. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal lagoon and soak off your jet lag as your gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. End your day with a gourmet kickoff dinner where you will get to know your fellow travelers and taste delicious Icelandic dishes. Your group tour of Iceland has officially started!
After breakfast, join a driving tour of Iceland’s capital. Notable sights include the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and the unique Sun Voyager sculpture. Following your tour, you will have free time to experience the city on your own. End your day with a delectable dinner and a drive to view the Northern Lights, if the skies are clear that night. If they are not, don’t worry. We will have many other opportunities!
Day 3 is dedicated to Iceland’s Golden Circle, which is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. Nearby, at Fridheimar, you will enjoy a beautiful show with Icelanic horses and some organic, tomato-based delicacies as well. Following your guided tour of the Golden Circle, we will drive to Landeyjahöfn harbor and board a ferry to the Westman Islands. The short 45-minute boat ride will give you a new perspective of Iceland’s south coast. When the ferry docks on the main island, Heimaey, you might even spot a brave sheep grazing on the rocky cliffs surrounding you! Enjoy a delectable dinner at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, your cozy accommodation for the evening.
Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.
Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.
If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.
With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.
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