Aerial view of Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland

Summer on Ice Tour: Exploring Iceland's Southern Splendor

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This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Iceland

Places Visited

Reykjavik, Höfn, Vik, Hella-Hvolsvöllur...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Upon first look the landscape of Iceland can reduce some people to tears and inspire others to explore the dramatic heights of the mountains and sea cliffs. Your custom tailored tour encompasses small villages and secluded islands, erupting geysers and illuminating history. Lush grass hides the thick stone walls of a Viking longhouse. A colorful garden blooms at the foothills of an active volcano. Puffins nest in the ground near the cliffs of Iceland’s most southern point. From black sand beaches...

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Trip Highlights

  • Venture to the southernmost tip of Iceland in search of puffins during their nesting period of August to September for a view of the majestic bird
  • Traverse Iceland’s largest glacier on a guided snowmobile excursion
  • Hike to the top of an active volcano for a spectacular panorama of the Westman Islands
  • Weave through glowing icebergs on the Jökulsárión Glacial Lagoon for an up-close look at the Jökulsárión Glacier
  • Walk along black basalt sand to see the remarkable natural formation of the Reynisfjall Sea Cliffs
  • Relax in the charming, colorful village of Skogar to visit the enlightening Icelandic Folk Museum
  • Witness the Hekla Volcano and see Iceland’s second tallest waterfall at Háifoss
  • Visit a reconstructed Viking community based upon the ruins of nearby longhouses and a farm
  • Visit remarkable spouting geysers in an active thermal valley 

Detailed Description

Iceland is a land of wonder, where fantastical landscapes are the reality. Your 7-day tour of the island encompasses national parks and cultural identity, heritage parks and the discovery of waterfalls and volcanic craters. Your tour begins with your arrival in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Your private transfer meets you at Keflavik International Airport and escorts you to your hotel located in the city center. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and vibrancy of the city.

The next day, you will fly south to the village of Höfn. Venture from the airport to a farmstead near the base of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland and Europe. Your guide will lead you on a snowmobile excursion across the snowy expanse. In the evening, settle into a luxurious farmhouse near Höfn. Next day, start your travel along the Ring Road, encircling the outskirts of the island. Traverse the waters of Jökulsárión Glacial Lagoon on a zodiac boat, then trek through the trails of Skaftafell National Park to see the basalt formations at Svartifoss.

Walk along the rim of Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge before your arrival in the town of Vik, the southern most town on Iceland’s mainland. See the dazzling Reynisfjall Sea Cliffs as they frame the black sand beach near town. Visit a nearby sea cave before enjoying the remarkable promontory of Dyrhólaey, where an iconic rock archway reaches out from the cliff. Take in the simple pleasures in the village of Skogar and stroll through the exhibits at the Folk Museum, along with view the thundering water of Skogafoss Waterfall.

Continue to the Thjorsardalur Valley, home to Hekla Volcano. Visit Hekla Center and Haifoss Falls to learn about the heritage of Iceland at Þjóðveldisbærinn, a re-creation of a Viking settlement based on the ruins of Stöng. Venture through the spouting geysers in the active thermal valley before flying to Heimaey on the Westman Islands. Meander through and see the golf course located on the inside of a volcanic crater. Visit the volcano museum and cruise to the southern edge of the island to find puffins nesting on the coastline. Enjoy your last morning at your leisure before you fly to Keflavik International Airport for your connecting flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,445 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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