fbpx
Menu ATOL Protected
£ $ Map
Book Now

Specialists in making holidays to Iceland since 1994

It's official Iceland is the safest place on the planet. Global Peace Index 2023.

Thank you so much Gareth for organising such a lovely holiday for us! We gave a basic outline of what we wanted from our holiday and Gareth organised everything. Everything ran very smoothly and what an amazing experience. Thank you for all your suggestions, so glad we took them on

We are here to reassure you that you can trust our team with your Iceland holiday plans, knowing that all bookings with us are ATOL protected

 

< Package image >

Gracious Southwest Iceland

7 days, 6 nights escorted bus tour

What's included: Fullu Guided tour with English guides

Explore the enchanting landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture of Iceland’s South and West regions in a small group tour, while enjoying the comfort of first-class accommodation. This extraordinary adventure will lead you through some of the most emblematic and captivating areas of the country, where geological wonders, stunning waterfalls, dramatic sea-bird cliffs, and colorful lava fields await. Prepare to be spellbound by the mesmerizing scenery of South and West Iceland, where each day brings new and unforgettable experiences.

What's included:

  • Stay in comfortable, first-class hotels with charm
  • Experience authentic culture in small villages and local museums
  • Discover some of Iceland’s most iconic natural reserves and enchanting waterfalls
  • Embark on gastronomic journeys to discover hidden culinary gems
  • Visit Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland
  • Discover the Magic of Iceland's iconic Golden Circle
  • Get up close and personal with the Icelandic horse and capture a memorable selfie
  • Uncover the secrets of geothermal energy at Friðheimar
  • Unwind and rejuvenate at the scenic Hvammsvík Hot Springs nestled along the Icelandic coast
  • Meet the locals at a family-owned dairy farm
  • Witness the world’s only live lava show
  • Explore the geologically abundant Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Soak in the soothing waters of the famous and striking Blue Lagoon
  • Small groups, maximum 22 people

Flight depart times:

Select your most convenient flights and departure airport. (Subject to change and availability)

What you'll do

Day 1:

Individual transfer by taxi from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Overnight location:
Hótel Borg or similar in Reykjavík. (50km/31mi)

Day 2:

Meet your tour guide early morning and get ready to explore the world’s northernmost capital and its culinary delights. We will learn about Reykjavík’s fascinating history and stop by its many landmarks such as the popular church of Hallgrímskirkja, The University campus, and Reykjavík’s charming harbour where we get to observe the colourful fishing vessels, the beautiful mountain backdrop, and the spectacular concert hall and conference centre of Harpan. We will also embark on a gastronomic journey between hidden gems where delicious treats await. After indulging in the culinary history of the city, head to Bessastaðir, the official residence of the president of Iceland. Here we will learn about the nation’s history and its democratic traditions while enjoying the surrounding natural beauty that typifies the Icelandic landscape. After an action-packed day of exploring, we will end the day at Og Natura, Iceland’s first winery and home to exquisite liquors, beer and spirits crafted with wild Icelandic botanicals.

Overnight location:
Hótel Borg or similar. Breakfast included. (80km/50mi)

Day 3:

Begin the day at Kerið, one of Iceland’s most stunning volcanic craters. Featuring a perfectly round volcanic caldera with aquamarine water at the bottom, this picturesque crater is a geological wonder due to its vibrant red sediments and striking beauty. We continue to Friðheimar, an impressive greenhouse complex showcasing a tomato farm, a restaurant, a winery, and Icelandic horse stables. Learn about Iceland’s use of geothermal energy in agriculture and meet face-to-face with Iceland’s fluffiest and friendliest natives, the Icelandic horse. Afterwards we drive to the magnificent Gullfoss, also known as the “Golden Falls”. In an incredible show of the sheer power of nature, enjoy the view of the falling waters over a 32-meter plunge against the backdrop of dramatic rock formations and mist. Next, we stop at the exciting Geysir, where we will witness the naturally occurring eruption of bubbling water 15-20 meters up in the air. Conclude the day with a Geothermal tasting experience, in which you’ll get to taste rye bread freshly baked in nearby hot springs accompanied by butter, eggs, and herring.  After a day full of excitement, we arrive at our accommodation in Geysir where we will spend the next three nights.

Overnight location:
Hótel Geysir or similar. Breakfast included. (150km/93mi)

Day 4:

Today’s journey will begin at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of immense historical, cultural, and geological significance. While we learn about the past of the area, enjoy an exciting walk in a dramatic rift valley formed by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Home to Öxarárfoss waterfall and the beautiful Þingvallavatn lake with its surrounding lush green meadows, the park promises great photo opportunities. We continue to Hvammsvík Natural Hot Springs for a relaxing and invigorating bath, where we relish an uninterrupted view of the Fjord and the Atlantic Ocean while soaking in its warm and therapeutic waters. For our last stop of the day, we head to Efstidalur, a family-owned farm where a presentation on Icelandic dairy farming and food tasting awaits you. Savor and sample delicious skyr, feta cheese, whey, and Ice cream while meeting the family that produces them. In the evening we return to Geysir for the night.

Overnight location:
Hótel Geysir or similar. Breakfast included. (210km/130mi)

Day 5:

This morning venture to the South Shore of Iceland and its wonders. We begin at the charming Skógar Folk Museum that features over 15.000 artifacts in an impressive collection encompassing fishing, farming, and cultural traditions. Later get prepared to be blown away by the forces of nature in the world’s only live lava show, where you will get up close to real molten lava and feel its incredible heat at approximately 1100°C (2000°F). After an exhilarating spectacle, continue to the stunning jet-black sands of Reynisfjara beach and its impressive hexagonal basalt columns. Take some time to explore the otherworldly landscape, with its hectic bird colonies, sea caves, and view of the imposing Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks in the North Atlantic Ocean. Next, we stop at the renown Skógafoss waterfall. Standing at about 60 meters tall this mesmerizing waterfall is an imposing sight. Delight in the spectacle of its falling waters, which often produce vibrant rainbows amidst a scenery of lush green moss and dramatic cliffs. Our final stop for the day will be the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This tall and slender waterfall allows visitors to fully encircle it by following a slick and wet trail right behind its plunging waters. After taking in the sight and photographing this natural marvel, we return to Geysir for a well-deserved rest.

Overnight location:
Hótel Geysir or similar. Breakfast included. (370km/229mi)

Day 6:

Start the day at the quaint town of Selfoss for a food and history tour, where we will embark in a unique journey through Iceland’s past and culinary traditions. Next, we head to the captivating and geologically abundant Reykjanes Peninsula. Due to its high level of volcanic activity, the peninsula has a unique landscape with numerous features like dramatic fissures, bubbling hot springs, and extensive lava fields. Our first stop is at Gunnuhver, a geothermal area bursting with boiling mud pools, fumaroles, and vibrant colors from surrounding rocks and minerals that give it an otherworldly atmosphere. We continue to Iceland’s oldest lighthouse, Reykjanesviti. Perched on a rocky promontory, this enchanting monument to Iceland’s seafaring heritage is a picture-perfect location to capture scenic vistas of the coast. Slightly Northwards, we stop at the Bridge Between Continents, which lies on one of the world’s largest plate boundaries, that between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Lastly, we end the day at the iconic Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa is renowned for its strikingly vivid blue-turquoise and mineral-rich waters. Soak and relax surrounded by the surreal and lunar-like landscape of volcanic rocks and moss. After a week full of adventures, we head back to the hotel in Reykjavík for one last night.

Overnight location:
Hótel Borg or similar. Breakfast included. (290km/180mi)

Day 7:

Individual transfer by taxi from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.

Breakfast included. (50km/31mi)

  • Adults in Double or Twin Rooms

    7 Nights
    Prices from£3600.00each
  • Adults in Single Occupancy Rooms

    7 Nights
    Prices from£4600.00each
  • Children Sharing with Parents

    7 Nights
    Prices from£3600.00each
  • Infants Sharing with Parents

    7 Nights
    Prices from£20.00each

Booking

For departure dates within the next two weeks please contact us to verify availability.

Please make your selections below and then click proceed, you will then be shown the full holiday cost and be able to complete the booking.


Enquire Now

Want to find out more before deciding?

Please fill in your questions below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Call us on +44 (0) 1773 850222 ATOL Protected

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Instagram Icon TikTok Icon

Iceland Air Logo

Preferred Airline Partner