Volcanoes and Glaciers (Small Group)

6-day / 5-night guided tour of southern Iceland (with self-drive option)

Volcanoes and Glaciers (Small Group)

Discover the volcanic and glacial “hotspots” of southern Iceland on this scheduled guided tour. Over the course of 6 days, you’ll learn how Iceland’s unique geology has shaped its landscapes and culture, as you explore the Westman Islands, the Eldhraun lava fields, the spectacular glaciers of southern Vatnajokull, and much more! This is a shared bus tour accommodating up to 16 passengers. It can also be offered on a private basis, either as a self-drive or with accompanying guide.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

    Arrive Keflavik International Airport and transfer independently to your accommodation in Reykjavik city centre, the Skuggi Hotel, or similar.

  2. Day 2: The Westman Islands

    Meet with your tour guide and the other members of your group in the lobby of your hotel this morning at 08:45am. After a short briefing on the week ahead and time to get to know your fellow travellers, you depart Reykjavik and begin your journey south-east along Iceland’s southern shoreline.

  3. Day 3: South Shore

    While the emphasis of yesterday’s tour was on volcanoes, today’s will be on glaciers. After breakfast at your hotel, take the early ferry from Heimar back to the mainland, and continue your journey along the southern coast of Iceland.

  4. Day 4: Eldhraun and Vatnajokull National Park

    Your journey continues east along the southern shore of Iceland to the Eldhraun lave fields.

  5. Day 5: Golden Circle

    Today’s itinerary will focus on the “Golden Circle”, which encompasses several of Iceland’s most impressive natural wonders, as well as early Icelandic history at Thingvellir National Park.

  6. Day 6: International departure

    Your tour ends this morning in Reykjavik. An airport transfer is not included, but can be arranged on request.

Price guide

This is a scheduled group tour accommodating up to 16 passengers - please see available departure dates below. This itinerary can also be booked on a private basis. For more detail, including private departure costs, please contact us.

6 days from £1445pp


    6 days from £1445pp

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