Iceland Natural Wonders Summer Tour
Offering two of our most popular tours that show off Iceland at its very best during the long summer months you witness all the attractions of the classic Golden Circle and venture down Iceland stunning South Coast.
On arrival at Keflavik Airport we will transfer you to your 3* hotel in Reykjavik. You’ll stay at the Hotel Cabin or similar for 4 nights with a local buffet breakfast served each morning.
After breakfast we set out on what is considered by many to be Iceland’s best and most popular tour, The Golden Circle Classic. This tour takes you from Reykjavik city up to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.
The birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, the plains of Þingvellir are where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking-age justice.
A UNESCO world heritage site, the Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart.
From Þingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards some of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.
At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur canyon.
Leaving Gullfoss, a lunch break is usually taken in Gullfoss Cafe or at the Information centre at Geysir area.
The Geysir geothermal area is an impressive sight featuring diverse geothermal features, bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colourful algae deposits.
Home of the The Geysir which all geysers are named after the area also boasts one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, The Strokkur hot spring, that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of scalding water up to 20 metres into the air.
From Geysir hot spring we start to make our way back to Reykjavik, the tour moves on past lakes Laugarvatn and Apavatn and on to Skálholt church that for 800 years was the seat of religious and political power in Iceland.
After you’ve enjoyed breakfast we head out down Iceland’s stunning south coast. On this tour you will journey through south Iceland that features many of Iceland‘s most awe-inspiring destinations, including the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey promontory and Reynisfjara volcanic beach to name but a few.
Travelling across the lush farmlands that cut between the coast and the mountain ranges and glaciers of the interior highlands you‘ll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, visit the main natural attractions and get to know the fascinating history of the region.
Experience the top sights of south Iceland on this comprehensive tour and discover the amazing diversity in Iceland's landscape, the strikingly contrasted landscape of south Iceland, views of glaciers and volcanoes, explore the Reynisfjara volcanic pebble beach and the towering rock stacks of Reynisdrangar plus you will be able to walk behind the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
For those staying for 3 nights it’s time to bid farewell to Iceland and we’ll transfer you back to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
If you’re staying for 4 nights then the day is yours, either explore the wonderful city of Reykjavik or why not pick another tour from the many we offer. Maybe a trip to the Blue Lagoon or sail out to try and spot the whales.
We can offer the tour with any of the other hotels we feature in our hotel section, just make a request for the hotel of your choice and we’ll get right back to you with a price.
Our prices are based on the cheapest departure date in any month and correct at time of publishing and subject to availability.