Waterfalls, Ice and Fire – South Iceland

Waterfalls, Ice and Fire – South Iceland

A 5-day self-drive tour that offers not only great opportunities for Northern Light Hunting, with 2 nights in the countryside of south Iceland but also some of the most spectacular highlights to be found in Iceland. Three iconic and majestic waterfalls; Gullfoss, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the national parks of Thingvellir and Skaftafell, black sand beaches, views of glaciers and of course Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and the Diamond Beach.

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Tour duration:5 days /4 nights



  • Hunt for the Northern Lights
  • Waterfalls of the south
  • Reynisfjara Black sand beach
  • Golden Circle (Thingvellir, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall)
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and the Diamond Beach
  • Guaranteed accommodation – instant confirmation on published departure dates

Departures: Tuesdays

Available dates:

17.9. – 21.9.2019*
24.9. – 28.9.2019*
01.10. – 05.10.2019*
08.10. – 12.10.2019*
15.10. – 19.10.2019*
22.10. – 26.10.2019*
29.10. – 02.11.2019
05.11. – 09.11.2019
12.11. – 16.11.2019
19.11. – 23.11.2019
26.11. – 30.11.2019
03.12. – 07.12.2019
10.12. – 14.12.2019

Included in the package price:

  • 4 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities, including breakfast
  • 4 days car rental: unlimited mileage, tax, CDW, GP, TP, SCDW; pick up/drop off at Keflavik airport.
  • Detailed itinerary with multiple daily options based on pre-booked accommodation
  • Service and VAT

Not included in the package price: optional tours, admission to museums, domestic flights and meals others than specified above.

Price per person in ISK:

Shoulder season / Sept. – 26 Oct.2019*

Price per person based on

2 pax sharing car

3 pax sharing car

4 pax sharing car

5 pax sharing car

6 pax sharing car

Suzuki Swift /Toyota Yaris – auto



KIA Ceed Sportswagon – auto




Toyota RAV4 – auto 4WD




Toyota Landcruiser 4WD




VW Caravelle/9-seater 4WD




Single supplement:          ISK 57.000

Low Season /29 Oct – Dec.2019

Price per person based on

2 pax sharing car

3 pax sharing car

4 pax sharing car

5 pax sharing car

6 pax sharing car

Suzuki Swift /Toyota Yaris – auto



KIA Ceed Sportswagon – auto




Toyota RAV4 – auto 4WD




Toyota Landcruiser 4WD





VW Caravelle/9-seater 4WD




Single supplement:          ISK 35.800

Please contact us at traveleast(at)traveleast.is

Day 1 – Tuesday: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND – REYKJAVIK (ca. 50 km)
Upon arrival in Iceland, you will pick up your rental car at Keflavik international airport and drive to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2 – Wednesday: REYKJAVIK–SOUTH SHORE-VIK (ca. 200 km)
Drive east along the south coast of Iceland towards the towns of Hveragerdi and Selfoss. Further along the way stop at the inspiring waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss – two of the most renowned waterfalls in Iceland. The drive continues at the foot of Eyjafjöll mountains where the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano rests under the glacier of the same name. Drive on to the village of Vik. On the way, you can stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach with a view of Reynisdrangar cliffs in the sea and the Dyrholaey promontory. Today’s accommodation is in a country hotel near to the area of Vik. The hotel is situated in a rural location away from the village, and so offers the excellent possibility for observing the northern lights if they appear during your stay, directly from the hotel.

*Optional tours: Glacier Hike, Snowmobile Ride

Day 3 – Thursday: SKAFTAFELL – JOKULSARLON (ca. 400 km)
Today you will drive across the black sands, glacial rivers and moss-covered lava fields east towards Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Crossing Skeidararsandur we reach Skaftafell, a part of the Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in all of Europe. One of the main attractions in Skaftafell is Svartifoss waterfall. From here you also get the best view of Hvannadalshnjukur – Iceland’s highest peak. Continuing at the foot of Vatnajokull you reach the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon with thousands of icebergs of different shapes, sizes and colors slowly moving from the calving glacier towards the sea. Following the river, we reach the ocean and the „Diamond beach“ where large pieces of glacial ice glitter impressively on the black sand before they melt or are washed away by the sea.
Drive back the same way to Vik area for another overnight.

*Optional tour available: Glacier hike in Skaftafell, Boat tour at Jokulsarlon (October only)

Day 4 – Friday: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE– REYKJAVIK (ca. 290 km)
Leave the Vik area, driving back to towards Selfoss from where you continue to some of the best known natural wonders of Iceland. Stop at the Geysir area where the most active of the geysers, Strokkur spouts a column of hot water regularly every 5-10 min. Take a walk around the other hot springs of this high-temperature geothermal area. A short drive towards the highlands will bring you to Gullfoss waterfall – the Golden Falls which cascades into the deep canyon of Hvita glacial river. Continue past Lake Laugarvatn towards the Thingvellir national park by Lake Þingvallavatn – a site of the first parliament as well as a place of great geological interest and natural beauty.
Finally, continue to Reykjavik for the last overnight.

Day 5 – Saturday: REYKJAVIK, Departure day. (ca. 50 km)
Drive to Keflavik airport in time for check-in for your international flight.

If your flight departs late afternoon, then you can add an optional whale watching boat tour in the morning, drive around the Reykjanes peninsula or visit the Blue Lagoon before dropping off the rental car at Keflavik airport.


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