Iceland Escape | Small Group Iceland Tour from Australia
Travel to Iceland to experience some of the most scenic landscapes in Scandinavia
Iceland waterfalls are among the most awe-inspiring attractions in Scandinavia
See the main treasure of Iceland, its unique nature, on your Iceland vacation

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Overview

Geysers, volcanoes, roaring waterfalls and unbelievable natural beauty - we welcome you on a breakaway to the icey magic land of Iceland
Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.72 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotel
    Standard rooms
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 3 guided city tours
    Snaefellsnes Peninsula Trip
    Blue Lagoon visit
  • MEALS
  • 5 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival & Blue Lagoon Visit

Welcome to Reykjavik - the picturesque capital of Iceland! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the famous Blue Lagoon, where you start your Iceland adventure with a relaxing visit to one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.

You have approximately 2 hours to soak up in the Northern sun while relaxing in warm geothermal seawater surrounded by a surreal lava field. After this relaxing experience your private driver transfers you to your hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Reykjavik City Tour
In the morning after breakfast you meet with your tour group and guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing 2.5-hour city tour around the most significant places in Reykjavik and the nearby area. During the tour you stop by the official residence of the President of Iceland called Bessastadir. Your next stop is Hafnarfjörður - a port town and municipality located about 10 km from Reykjavik. This place is known as the home of the "Hidden people" Huldufolk from local folklore, meaning elves in Iclandic. Then you proceed to the futuristic Perlan dome from which you see spectacular views over Reykjavik and its surroundings. You make a stop at Hofdi, the building where the all-important summit between the former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. Then on to the Hallgrimskirkja Church that is the tallest building in Iceland where you have a chance to walk up the stairs to see the view of the city center (entrance tickets are not included). Another place you see today is the Althing building - a classical 19th-century building which is home to the Icelandic parliament's main debating chamber. After the tour your return to your hotel and have a free evening.
Day 3
Golden Circle Tour

After breakfast together with your group you go on a fascinating day trip through entire Iceland. During the 8-hour adventure you have the unique chance to experience the best this outstanding country has to offer - the Golden Circle!

The first highlight of your day trip is visiting the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site - Thingvellir National Park. The national pride of the country, the Thingvellir National Park has a very important historical significance - it is the place where the oldest existing parliament in the world (first assembled in 930 AD) is set. The “Althing” was held here for almost 9 centuries, until 1800.

However, it is not only history that attracts thousands of visitors to this unique land. Being part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, the Thingvellir area is a great lava arena in a rift valley formed between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates and serves a visual representation of continental drift. The area also features the largest natural lake in Iceland - Thingvallavatn, surrounded by lava flows and lush vegetation.

You then discover the picturesque Gullfoss - one of the most beautiful and popular waterfalls in Iceland. Your next stop is the Geysir area scattered with hot springs, mud pools and geysers, including the famous geyser Strokkur - the world´s most active.

On our way back to Reykjavik you pass Hveragerdi - a small town known for its geothermally heated greenhouses. After the tour you return to your Reykjavik hotel for overnight.

Day 4
South Coast Tour

Following breakfast you and your tour group go on another breathtaking day trip. In the morning your driver picks you up from the hotel and your memorable 10-hour journey to the South Coast of Iceland begins.

The very impressive waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss are your first stop. Seljalandsfoss cascades down the mountainside of West Eyjafjöll and is narrow and very high. There is even a path at the bottom of the cliff providing a safe and easy opportunity to walk behind the waterfall. You then see Skógafoss - an impressive 60 m high waterfall located in Skógar, where you can visit the museum (entrance tickets are not included).

You then proceed to Vik the charming southernmost village in Iceland famous for breathtaking mountainous vistas, rich vegetation and bird life. Make sure to take a picture of the three rockstacks called Skessudrangar, Landdrangar and Langhamrar. Rising for up to 66 m from the sea, they are referred to in local folklore as trolls that turn to stone at sunrise.

After the tour you return to your Reykjavik hotel for overnight.

Day 5
 Snaefellsnes Peninsula Journey

Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel you and your tour group prepare for one more amazing day trip. Today you get to see the Snaefellsnes Peninsula - a very beautiful area on the west side of Iceland with plenty of recreational activities to choose from.

From glaciers to lava and rock formations to small fishing villages and great mountains - no wonder Snaefellsnes is often referred to as "Iceland in miniature". Nature lovers will particularly enjoy the spectacular landscapes and unusual surroundings. You can also explore the abundant birdlife and marine species that inhabit this area.

After the tour you return to your Reykjavik hotel.

Day 6
Departure

This is the final day of your Iceland Escape tour. After breakfast you check out* from the hotel and your private driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a good flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • *Note: Late check-out is not included.

Included

5 nights in a centrally-located 4-star hotel

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation in a remarkable hotel in Reykjavik;
  • Private arrival and departure meeting service;
  • Transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the program with a professional English-speaking guide;
  • Private tours and activities: Reykjavik city tour and visit to the Blue Lagoon (comfort package, 2 hours visit);
  • Group tours: Golden Circle tour, South Coast tour and trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula;
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the detailed itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

 

Not included: international flights, visas, optional tours & services, personal expenses.

Tour highlights
  • Exploring Reykjavik and Hafnarfjordur
  • Golden Circle Tour from Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Iceland's south coast journey with Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
  • Trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Private visit to the Blue Lagoon
What to Know
  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$2,741
Deposit $549
Two travelers: double occupancy
$2,868
Deposit $574
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$2,741
Deposit $549
Two travelers: double occupancy
$2,868
Deposit $574

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