10 days/9 nights
Geysers, Glaciers & Waterfalls at a Leisurely Pace
Do you like our Geysers, Glacier and Waterfalls itinerary but wish you could spend more time discovering South and West Iceland? We’ve created a leisurely version of this best-selling tour so you can do just that!

Day 1
Hveragerdi Hot Spring Area
Arrival in the Land of Fire and Ice
Once you have landed at Keflavík Airport, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport and proceed to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time in Iceland, we suggest that you take some time to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula (a UNESCO GeoPark site) before you head to Reykjavík.

Day 2
Geysir Hot Spring
Gullfoss Waterfall
Thingvellir National Park
Kerid Crater
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
The Golden Circle
Approximate Distance:
210 km / 130 miles
Famous National Park – Bubbling Geysers – Golden Waterfall

Visit Þingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic Viking parliament and a jewel of nature. Here you can see the meeting point between the North American and Europe continents. 

Day 3
Thjorsardalur Valley
Hekla Volcano
Explore on your own
Approximate Distance:
Enjoy More of the Golden Circle and Þjórsárdalur Valley

Today is open for you to explore more of the area around the Golden Circle and South Iceland. Here are some suggestions.

Day 4
Eyjafjallajokull Glacier
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógar Museum
Skógafoss Waterfall
Dyrholaey Promontory
Reynisdrangar Cliffs
The LAVA Centre
Eldhraun Lava Field
The Scenic South Coast
Approximate Distance:
245 km / 152 miles
Distinctive Waterfalls – Cliffs & Stone Arches – Black Sand Beaches

Drive along the scenic South Shore and the area near the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. This is the volcano whose massive 2010 eruption caused air traffic around the world to be cancelled. 

Day 5
Vatnajokull Glacier
Oraefajokull Glacier
Vatnajokull National Park
Skaftafell National Park
Svartifoss Waterfall
Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Floating Icebergs and Diamond Beach
Approximate Distance:
260 km / 162 miles
Glacial National Park – Iceberg Lagoon – Europe’s Largest Glacier

Today you’ll be in Vatnajökull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. Visit the awe-inspiring Skaftafell area of the park, which is set between glaciers. There are several excellent hiking trails.

Day 6
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
South Iceland to West Iceland
Approximate Distance:
320 km / 198 miles
Enjoy the day your way

Take a leisurely trip back through the South Shore area, visiting places you might not have seen on Day 4. This is a good day to try activities like riding ATV vehicles on a black sand beach, snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or kayaking on the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon.

Day 7
Snaefellsjokull National Park
Budahraun Lava Field
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djupalonssandur Beach
Eldborg Crater
Dritvik Cove
Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Snæfellsjökull National Park
Approximate Distance:
330 km / 205 miles
Sea Cliffs with Birdlife – Glacier-Crowned Mountain – Rock Formations

Today you are for a treat: a whole day to explore the countless natural wonders of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, home of Snæfellsjökull National Park. Snæfellsnes is known as “Iceland in a Nutshell” since you can see samples of most Icelandic landscapes in one tour.

Day 8
Vidgelmir Cave
Hraunfossar Waterfalls
Barnafoss Waterfall
Hvalfjordur Fjord
Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
Haafell Goat Farm
Snorrastofa Medieval Center
Explore Beautiful Borgarfjörður
Approximate Distance:
215 km / 134 miles
Picturesque Waterfalls – Europe’s Most Powerful Hot Spring

We’ve left today open to enjoy Borgarfjörður on your way to Reykjavík. While in Borgarfjörður, you might visit the colourful Víðgelmir lava cave or take an exciting ride up Langjökull glacier in a special truck to view a unique ice tunnel and ice cave 

Day 9
The Blue Lagoon
Bridge Between Continents
Krysuvik Geothermal Area
Gunnuhver Geothermal Area
Fagradalsfjall (Geldingadalur, Litli Hrútur & Meradalur) Eruption Site
Viking World
Reykjanes Peninsula – Blue Lagoon
Approximate Distance:
120 km / 75 miles
Volcanic Landscapes – Bubbling Mud Pools – Quaint Fishing Village – Geothermal Spa

Today explore a different side of Iceland with a visit to Reykjanes peninsula. Designated a UNESCO Geopark in 2015, Reykjanes lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It has over 50 geosites related to geothermal and tectonic plate activity.

Day 10
Harpa Concert Hall
Hallgrimskirkja Church
Duus Hus Cultural Center
The Sun Voyager
Approximate Distance:
50 km / 30 miles
Drive back to Keflavík International Airport. We recommend departing from your hotel in Reykjavík no later than at least 3 hours before your flight. It takes approximately 1 hour to drive to the airport, and check-in will start 2 hours before your departure.

Accommodation in a standard room for 9 nights
Icelandic-style breakfast (except arrival day)
Rental car for 9 days with unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and VAT
Free in-car unlimited Wi-Fi to help you navigate with your personal mobile device
Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
Authorisation for two people to drive the rental car during your trip
Our Iceland Travel App
Customer care service during office hours
24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
Service fee and taxes
Not Included
Breakfast on arrival day
International airfare
Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
Tolls (tunnels, roads and other route tolls), unless specified. More information
Admissions and activities other than those noted in itinerary
Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
(check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 (2:00pm) and 16:00 (4:00pm)
Guaranteed late check-out
Any service not specifically listed under “Included”

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