5-Day Iceland Group Tour | Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Duration: 5 Days

Summer (May - Sept.)

Expert Guide

Countryside Stays

This 5-day trip gives you the very best that South Iceland has to offer, with stays in both the city of Reykjavík and the Icelandic countryside. The days are long during these months because the sun never sets. So, if you are looking for the perfect Icelandic summer break for a group, this is it.

 

Focusing on the famous Golden Circle route as well as the South Coast of Iceland, this summer adventure has everything from stunning waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and endless sun.

 

You don’t have to worry about organizing anything. The team here at Nordical will take care of all transport, accommodation, and you will be in the very capable hands of an expert, local guide. You can always add additional experiences to your itinerary very easily.

 

Are you looking for the ultimate, summer group adventure for 20 people or more? The great news is, you have found it!

 

5-Day Iceland Group Tour | Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - nordical travel

Included:

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure day
  • Accommodation for 4 nights (private bathroom, breakfast included – more info below)
  • Professional guide
  • Transfer in a comfortable bus
  • 2-hour guided walking tour of Reykjavík
  • Lunch at Friðheimar tomato farm
  • Detailed travel information
  • Icelandic taxes
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Itinerary

Day 1

Highlights:

Capital Reykjavík

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík (e.g. Skuggi Hotel)

Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon, Whale Watching, Puffin Watching, FlyOver Iceland

downtown reykjavik iceland

After arriving in Iceland, you will be greeted by your expert guide, and then it is a mere 40-minute journey to the most northerly capital city in the world – Reykjavík.

 

You will be able to check in to your downtown hotel, before joining a guided tour of the city. You can then explore the streets yourself. There is plenty to do in Reykjavík, from museums, superb restaurants, cool bars, etc. Summer evenings have a special buzz, especially in Reykjavík.

Day 2

Highlights:

Þingvellir National Park
Geysir & Strokkur
Gullfoss Waterfall

Summary:

Accommodation: Golden Circle (e.g. Fosshotel Hekla)

Optional Activities: Laugarvatn Fontana

silfra fissure in iceland

The Golden Circle: Iceland’s most popular day tour features three unique and very special places. After breakfast at the hotel, you will head out to the first location, and one of Iceland’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the national park of Þingvellir. This is the best site to see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the separation points between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. After your visit to the park, you will then enjoy a fresh and tasty local lunch in a very special greenhouse.

 

Then it is time to visit Geysir, the world-famous, and iconic site where you will find the most active geyser in Europe – Strokkur. Erupting every 5-8 minutes or so, you are guaranteed to witness the sights (and smells) of one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Finally, it is just a short journey to the next location, Gullfoss. This powerful waterfall is one of the most famous, if not THE most famous, waterfall in Iceland. When you witness it for yourself, it isn’t difficult to see why.

 

Your accommodation will be a country hotel, where you can relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

Day 3

Highlights:

Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Vík Village

Summary:

Accommodation: Vatnajökull (e.g. Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon)

Optional Activities: Glacier Hiking

reynisfjara black sand beach iceland

Today, you will head further south, along another of Iceland’s most popular routes. The South Coast of Iceland is home to some incredible locations, such as the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. You can venture behind Seljalandsfoss, into the cave for another perspective of this incredible waterfall. Skógafoss is a stunning and powerful waterfall that has been featured a number of times in movies and TV shows, as have many places in Iceland.

 

2010 saw the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, one of Iceland’s most famous volcanoes (and it’s most unpronounceable!) and you can see the volcano in the distance if the weather is clear. Also here is the glacier of Sólheimajökull. The volcanic beaches of the South will amaze you on this day, especially the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach.

Day 4

Highlights:

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach

Summary:

Accommodation: Reykjavík (e.g. Skuggi Hotel)

Optional Activities: Jökulsárlón Boat Tour

icebergs in jokulsarlon glacier lagoon iceland

Today, you will journey on to one of the most spectacular locations in Iceland – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Icebergs break away from Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, and slowly make their way out to the open ocean. Gazing at these giant, ice structures lazily float out to sea is quite a sight, and you can often spot the occasional lazy seal, basking in the sun atop the icebergs. Jökulsarlón is also part of Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland’s second UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 

Close to here, you will find a beach like no other. The ocean currents break down large icebergs, and the smaller pieces are scattered across the black sand beach, and they glitter in the sun like diamonds. This is why they have named this location Diamond Beach.  

 

Then, it will be time to head back to Reykjavík, where you will have a little time in the evening once again. 

Day 5

Highlights:

Capital Reykjavík

Summary:

Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon, Whale Watching, Puffin Watching, FlyOver Iceland

road signs in iceland

Time to go home, but depending on your flight, you might have time for one last look around the shops or a little more exploration. You might even want to use these last few hours to visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon, saving one of the best treats for last! Either way, we know you will have had an incredible time, and we look forward to welcoming you back.