6-Day Jokulsarlon, Ice Cave and Diamond Beach Winter Self-Drive Tour from Reykjavik
Depart from:Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration:6 Days 5 Nights
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Visit Golden Circle (Geysir, Gullfoss), Jokulsarlon, Selfoss (Seljalandsfoss), Thingvellir National Park, Vatnajokull National Park, Vik (Skogafoss), Akureyri, Egilsstair, Myvatn (Dimmuborgir, Namaskard).
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price is shown as per person if 4 travelers
Child under 6 free of charge.
Day 1Reykjavik - Golden Circle(241 km)
Day 2Golden Circle - Selfoss - Vik(222 km)
Day 3Vik - Vatnajokull - Jokulsarlon(159 km)
Day 4Jokulsarlon - East Fjords - Egilsstair(158 km)
After getting picked up from the hotel in Reykjavik, we will set our along the Golden Circlethe most popular tourist route in Iceland. If you wish to spice up your already exciting day, you can optional to take a horse riding tour. Along the way, we will visit Thingvellir National Park, the Geyser Geothermal Area and Gullfoss. We will spend the night at a place where is located far away from any light pollution, providing a fantastic opportunity to see the beautiful Auroras. We should be sure to watch the skies at night for a chance to see the Northern Lights.
Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.
Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.
This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.
Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.
Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Hekla / Stracta Hotel Hella or equivalent
Day 2 Golden Circle - Selfoss - Vik(222 km)
Today we will head to the south shore of Iceland where we will take in views of the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. A bit further along, we will see the Solheimajokull glacier tongue towering over the black sands below. We can choose to go glacier hiking. Along the coast, we will see black sand beaches and sea stacks. Around dinner time, we will check into our accommodations in Vik.
This waterfall in Iceland is situated between the town of Selfoss and another waterfall, Skogafoss. At a height of 200 feet, it marks where the coastline of Iceland once was thousands of years ago.
This waterfall in Iceland lies along the Skoga River where it once drained into the sea. The cliff at the top of the waterfall marks where the old coastline of Iceland was.
Standard Hotel: Puffin Hˇtel VÝk/Hotel Katla
Day 3 Vik - Vatnajokull - Jokulsarlon(159 km)
Today, you will visit a cave in the glacier Vatnajokull. A guide walks you through these stunning and dazzling ice formations while sharing with you his expertise of the glacier. You will then head to the crown jewel of Iceland, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Here you will witness enormous icebergs of marvellous shapes and colours lazily drifting towards the sea. You can follow their path from the lagoon down to the Diamond Beach, where ice chunks have stranded on the black shores, resembling precious stones on black satin. You will spend the night in this beautiful area.
A large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajokull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breioamerkurjokull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ice caves such as the one you will be exploring are rare and natural phenomena that have formed over extended periods of time. After the meltwater of spring begins to freeze each fall, locals of the area start their annual ice cave hunt, which is why the exact location of the caves changes each year.
Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Vatnaj÷kull / Hˇtel H÷fn
Day 4 Jokulsarlon - East Fjords - Egilsstair(158 km)
Today you will be exploring the beautiful and remote Eastfjords. Travelling through mountainous passes with the ocean to your left, your guide will make a number of stops along these meandering passages. As well as being known for its dramatic fjords, this area is characterised by its breathtaking beaches, littered with multi-coloured pebbles and rocks. We will also enjoy the views of picturesque fishing villages and spend the night in Egilsstair.
A town in east Iceland on the banks of the Lagarfljˇt river.
Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Austfirir/Lake Hˇtel Egilsstair
Day 5 Egilsstaoir - Myvatn(174 km)
Today, we will travel to Lake Myvatn, known for its incredible geothermal landscape, including the Nßmaskar, the Dimmuborgir lava formations. After exploring these wonders, we can relax in the soothing waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths. If the sky is clear of clouds, remember to look up for a chance to see the Northern Lights before you turn in for the night to your Myvatn accommodation.
This lake in northern Iceland is situated in an area of volcanic activity. The landscape is dominated by volcanic formations, and even the lake itself was formed from an eruption over 2,300 years ago.
If you didn't know any better, you would think that this area of volcanic and geothermal activity in northern Iceland was actually Mars! Travelers, be wary: though the landscape is fascinating, the sulfuric stench is pungent!
This large area is loaded with fascinating volcanic formations. The name Dimmuborgir means "dark fortresses," a reference to the ominous citadel-like shape of these structures. The area is one of Iceland's most popular natural attractions.
Standard Hotel: Fosshˇtel Mřvatn / Vogafjˇs Farm Resort
Day 6 Myvatn - Akureyri - Reykjavik(339 km)
Your guide will take you to the "Capital of the North", Akureyri from which your plane departs. Before you cross the mountain pass to get there, however, you will make a quick stop at the waterfall, Goafoss.
You will arrive back in Reykjavik in the early afternoon. It is highly recommended that you book your flight home the day after arriving in ReykjavÝk as bad weather and delays could affect your journey.
Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.
Departure & Return
Self-drive tours begin either in ReykjavÝk City or at Keflavik International Airport.
Departure time is flexible.
Inclusions & Exclusions
5 nights hotel accommodation with private baths and breakfasts
Vehicle (VW Polo or similar)
CDW, SCDW and gravel protection insurance for vehicle
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Any other costs not specified in the "Price Includes"
Thing to bring: warm clothes, good hiking boots, valid driver's license along with a one-year long on-road experience.
The Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.
Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.
Transportation Option: Budget: A small 2WD vehicle fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions, such as VW Polo, Toyota Yaris or similar. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities.
Comfort: A medium sized jeep or SUV with 4WD (4x4) fit for most travel, and good for snow and off-asphalt travel, such as Toyota Rav4 or similar. This vehicle has basic highland capabilities.
Luxury: A large sized jeep with 4WD (4x4) such as Toyota Land Cruiser or similar, fit for nearly all traveling. This vehicle has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads.
It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
Your ticket(s) will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please allow up to 8 hours to receive the confirmation. Your booking will be processed as soon as possible.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
Terms & Condition
You can cancel your multi day tour up to 7 days before departure and receive an 85% refund. The 15% service fee is to cover our cost of planning and arrangement. You can not cancel any individual services within a package within 7 days before departure.
You can cancel your car rental reservation up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund.
If we cancel your tour due to weather conditions or any other circumstances you will always receive a full refund. If a volcanic eruption stops you from getting to Iceland you will also receive a full refund on tours.