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Iceland Geysers, Glaciers & Waterfalls Post-Trip Extension Tour

The Must-See Highlights of Iceland's Southern Coast


Go further on your Iceland Natural Wonders Hiking adventure by adding this epic 4-day extension, including the mighty Strokkur geyser, iceberg-studded Glacier Lagoon, and Vatnajökull - the largest ice cap in Europe! Starting from Reykjavik you'll head to UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, with its beautiful volcanic landscape, and experience Geysir's bubbling mud pits and fountain-like geysers. Then, be awestruck by the majesty of Gullfoss waterfall and the sparkling icebergs of Diamond Beach before stepping out onto the ice field with a thrilling glacier walk on Vatnajökull. End your adventure with a stroll on the black sand beach at Vík and soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.

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Go further on your Iceland Natural Wonders Hiking adventure by adding this epic 4-day extension, including the mighty Strokkur geyser, iceberg-studded Glacier Lagoon, and Vatnajökull - the largest ice cap in Europe! Starting from Reykjavik you'll head to UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, with its beautiful volcanic landscape, and experience Geysir's bubbling mud pits and fountain-like geysers. Then, be awestruck by the majesty of Gullfoss waterfall and the sparkling icebergs of Diamond Beach before stepping out onto the ice field with a thrilling glacier walk on Vatnajökull. End your adventure with a stroll on the black sand beach at Vík and soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Highlights


  • Experience a land of ice and fire, from the icebergs of Glacier Lagoon to the explosive Strokkur geyser

  • Explore the black sand beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara, and navigate fault lines in Thingvellir National Park

  • Take a glacier walk on Europe's largest ice cap and soak your cares away in the famous Blue Lagoon

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Iceland Geysers, Glaciers & Waterfalls Post-Trip Extension

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland   End: Reykjavik, Iceland

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Marvel at Geysers, Waterfalls & Geological Wonders

    Day 1

    Rise early for a drive to UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, an actively seismic rift valley with incredible historical significance since the Viking Age! Take in the magnificent natural beauty of the park's landscape and high cliffs as you walk along fault lines. Continue to Geysir with its boiling mud pits and enormous exploding geysers, including Strokkur which erupts every few minutes. Then head to majestic Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most iconic natural features, and take a scenic drive along the South Coast. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay near Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

    Accommodation: Fosshotel Nupar

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  • Glacier Walk & Icebergs at Diamond Beach

    Day 2

    Today you'll set off across vast black sand plains that stretch to mighty Vatnajökull - Europe's largest ice cap! Along the way, admire the wonders of the Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), complete with huge icebergs and sunbathing seals, and stroll along Diamond Beach named for its glittering icebergs. In the afternoon, take an exciting glacier walk on one of Vatnajökull's glacier tongues. Be awestruck by the stunning frozen wonderland as you explore the ice field. After the glacier walk, marvel at the scenic landscapes of Skaftafell National Park and see the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, surrounded by basalt columns. Return to the hotel for dinner.

    Accommodation: Fosshotel Nupar

    Activity: Glacier walking

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore the Black Sand Beach of Vík & Reynisfjara

    Day 3

    On the journey back to Reykjavík, stop and explore the picturesque landscape of Iceland's south coast. Visit the magnificent canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur, stroll along the black sand beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara, and take in the beautiful waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Enjoy dinner at your leisure back in Reykjavik.

    Accommodation: Fosshotel Reykjavik-Reykjavik, Iceland

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon & Depart from Reykjavik

    Day 4

    After breakfast, end your adventure in style at the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Located in a lava field, the lagoon holds six million liters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours. Soak in the steamy mineral waters, or get a natural massage under the powerful waterfalls, before heading to Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport for homeward-bound flights.

    Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


  • 2023
  • Go Custom
  • Inclusions

2023

Scheduled Dates


The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

  • Jul 01 - 04, 2023
    $0 price per person dbl occ
    +$500 single supplement
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  • Jul 29 - Aug 01, 2023
    $0 price per person dbl occ
    +$500 single supplement
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  • Aug 26 - 29, 2023
    $0 price per person dbl occ
    +$500 single supplement
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When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Drinking water between meals
  • Guided glacier walk
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted in the Trip Planner)
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages and beverages other than water, tea, and coffee
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Elisabet Atladottir

Elisabet Atladottir

After having many indoor jobs, the idea of working outside and exploring nature and different parts of Iceland motivated Elísabet to become a guide. She loves spending time outdoors, seeing great views, hiking, climbing, running, camping, and almost everything that involves being in a beautiful landscape. She also has an arty side and enjoys drawing, painting, and photographing. Hike with Elísabet on MT Sobek's popular Iceland adventures.

Dagny Indrioadottir

Dagny Indrioadottir

Dagny enjoys taking time to explore the wonders of Iceland, whether guiding, traveling, or working as a warden in a remote mountain hut. She is a folklorist with a degree in gender studies and loves sharing her home country with travelers on all different kinds of trips-from hut-to-hut hikes and cross-country skiing adventures to bird-watching tours. In her spare time Dagný likes to travel to faraway countries to hike, climb in the mountains, and soak up different cultures.

Ivar Finnbogason

Ivar Finnbogason

Ivar is a legend! He is one of Iceland's best and most active mountaineers and ice climbers, racking up many first ascents. Ivar also guides ski-touring trips in winter, and climbing and hiking trips in summer-occasionally stepping outside of Iceland to guide around Mont Blanc, Mt. Elbrus, and Mt. Vinson. In addition to being an experienced guide, Ivar manages and develops the mountaineering and climbing courses to train new guides. Meet Ivar on MT Sobek's popular adventures in Iceland.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 2. 2 to 3 hours per day of walking and hiking on easy paths, 1 hour glacier walk, and daily light outdoor touring.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 2

Glacier walking

Accommodations


3 Nights in comfortable 4-star hotels.

Fosshotel Reykjavik-Reykjavik, Iceland
Fosshotel Reykjavik-Reykjavik, Iceland

This stylish, centrally located hotel - Iceland's largest - provides great city and waterfront views, and offers a luxury spa, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. There's also an on-site beer garden and Haust, a top-rated restaurant offering fresh, innovative cuisine. Comfortable rooms are equipped with all the expected amenities, including a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower.

Fosshotel Nupar
Fosshotel Nupar

Fosshotel Núpar is a contemporary 3-star hotel, spectacularly located in sweeping lava fields with views of the Vatnajökull ice cap. Its comfortable rooms are simple and stylish, and come equipped with modern amenities and private facilities. Large windows and a small backyard porch will make you feel even closer to the surrounding natural environment.

Weather


Iceland's weather motto is "Expect Everything!" Rain is possible at any time, but have your sunglasses and shorts too!

 
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FAQs


Can I book this as a trip instead of as an extension?

This itinerary was designed with the Iceland Natural Wonders Hiking trip in mind. At this time, it can only be booked as a pre-trip extension for that trip.

How can I book this extension now that I've booked on the Iceland Natural Wonders Hiking trip?

Please give our trip consultants a call to book the extension.

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