Spectacular South Iceland Experience with Sanjay Sharma

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Sanjay Sharma

Hello, I’m Sanjay! I am obsessed with travel and hope to visit every country in the world. I’m at 136 now! My favorite destinations usually have a balance of active adventures and cultural immersion — and I’m even happier if I can get under the sea as well for some diving.

Duration

4 days · 3 nights

Travel Date

Jul 1-4, 2021

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

4

Transportation

Self-drive

Tour Prices

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Iceland — Midgard Adventure guide

Experienced guides from Midgard Adventure will make your trip come to life. Passionate mountaineers and adventurers, they are equipped with valuable education, training and experience to ensure your safety in the wilderness. Most of them are members of the Icelandic Rescue Team. Genuinely friendly, passionate and eager to enrich your dream Iceland experience, they’ll take care of the nitty gritty details for you and make your trip as smooth as possible.

Iceland>Spectacular South Iceland Experience with Sanjay Sharma

Discover South Iceland’s most delightful gems this summer, when landscapes are lush and painted with splashes of beautiful color. This spectacular experience is filled with iconic must-sees: discover the 3,000-year-old Kerid crater, marvel at the grand cascading Skogafoss waterfall, go on an epic glacier walk at Solheimajokull, explore the dramatic rhyolite landscapes of Landmannalaugar, and even hike to the eruption point of the active Fagradalsfjall volcano!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Sanjay Sharma

Hello, I’m Sanjay! I am obsessed with travel and hope to visit every country in the world. I’m at 136 now! My favorite destinations usually have a balance of active adventures and cultural immersion — and I’m even happier if I can get under the sea as well for some diving.

Duration

4 days · 3 nights

Travel Date

Jul 1-4, 2021

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

4

Transportation

Self-drive

Iceland>Spectacular South Iceland Experience with Sanjay Sharma

Discover South Iceland’s most delightful gems this summer, when landscapes are lush and painted with splashes of beautiful color. This spectacular experience is filled with iconic must-sees: discover the 3,000-year-old Kerid crater, marvel at the grand cascading Skogafoss waterfall, go on an epic glacier walk at Solheimajokull, explore the dramatic rhyolite landscapes of Landmannalaugar, and even hike to the eruption point of the active Fagradalsfjall volcano!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Reykjavik and South Coast
  • Arrive at Keflavik Airport
  • Pick up rental car and drive to Reykjavik
  • ~ 45 mins self-drive
  • Self-drive along the south coast — see Kerid crater and Skogafoss waterfall
  • ~ 15 mins self-drive
  • ATV tour to Solheimasandur plane wreck
  • Guided Solheimajokull outlet glacier ice walk
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • ~ 1 hr self-drive
  • Check-in at Midgard Base Camp and relax
  • Day 2 · Thorsmork and Reykjavik
  • Breakfast and check out of Midgard Base Camp
  • Private Landmannalaugar tour
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • ~ 1 hr 30 mins self-drive
  • Check-in at Center Hotels Laugavegur (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Reykjavik and Fagradalsfjall
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test taken in Reykjavik
  • ~ 1 hr self-drive
  • Fagradalsfjall volcano hike
  • ~ 1 hr self-drive
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Visit the Sky Lagoon
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of hotel
  • ~ 45 mins self-drive
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Iceland! Journey along the spectacular south coast for some epic sightseeing

Velkominn! Upon your arrival at Keflavik Airport, you’ll be able to pick up your rental car and make your way to Reykjavik for a quick stopover. Then, embark on a self-drive sightseeing adventure through south Iceland to see some jaw-dropping highlights. For example, explore the 3,000-year-old Kerid volcanic crater — marvel at the beautiful lake and the incredible red volcanic rock that encompasses the caldera. You can also visit the mighty Skogafoss (“Forest Waterfall”) cascading at an astonishing 25 meters wide. Feel free to hike along the Skoga River and encounter other stunning waterfalls, including the lesser-known Kvernufoss, just a 30-minute walk from Skogafoss.

Go on an ATV tour to the black sand beach and Solheimasandur plane wreck

Meet at the starting location of your ATV tour 30 minutes before it begins. Your guide will take you on an unforgettable ATV (quad biking) adventure! Cross the stunning black lava sand landscape on a superb excursion and stop at the wrecked hull of the famous DC3 plane, which crashed in 1973. Marvel at surrounding views, then continue your journey along the black sand coast all the way to Dyrholaey, the southernmost part of Iceland famous for its iconic Dyrholaey Arch that was formed through centuries of erosion.

Embark on a guided ice walk on the Solheimajokull outlet glacier

Meet at the starting point of your ice walk activity 30 minutes before it begins. Your guide will take you to Solheimajokull for an incredible glacier walk. The accessibility of Solheimajokull provides the perfect chance for anyone wanting to experience the unique terrain of a glacier. Encounter crevices, sinkholes, and volcanic sandhills along the way. A safety briefing will be included, where you will learn how to use the crampons and ice pick provided. After the tour, you are free to explore the region as you please for the rest of the evening.

Check into Midgard Base Camp and relax for the night

After a day of non-stop adventure, it’s time to wind down. Have dinner in the village of Vik or somewhere on the road back east, then make your way to Midgard Base Camp, your accommodation for the night. Located in the small countryside town of Hvolsvollur, Midgard Base Camp is fitted with perfect communal facilities and is all about embracing a comfortable, intimate, and local vibe. After checking in, make yourself comfortable and relax for the evening.

Day 2

Embark on a full-day Landmannalaugar tour

Head to the rugged rhyolite landscapes of Landmannalaugar, found nestled beside the Laugahraun lava field and its sweeping expanse of dried magma. Marvel at the colors that greet you here — aesthetic shades of orange, red, pink, cream, blue, and gold make the region very special indeed. Known for its natural geothermal hot springs, you’ll get the chance to have a soothing bath after exploring the lava field. Remember to bring your swimwear if you plan to take a dip! Afterwards, make your way to Reykjavik and check into your hotel for the night.

Day 3

Hike the active Fagradalsfjall volcano

Note: Guests leaving the next day will need to take their COVID-19 PCR test on this day. This will be done in Reykjavik in the early morning. After, make your way to Fagradalsfjall. Witness steam and lava pour from the fissure of this very-much-active volcano that has captivated thousands of people over the last few months. Still emitting fresh lava to this day, the volcano is an epic place for a once-in-a-lifetime hike!

Visit the impressive Sky Lagoon to unwind

After the volcano hike, you'll definitely look forward to a relaxing soak in the rejuvenating geothermal waters at the Sky Lagoon. Located just a short drive away from Reykjavik, the Sky Lagoon is the perfect place to relax and connect with your mind, body, and spirit. To make your experience even better, the infinity edges of the lagoon gives way to incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean! At the end of the day, return to Reykjavik for another overnight stay.

Day 4

Departure — time to say goodbye to Iceland

On your final day in Iceland, have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before heading off to the airport for departure. Note: For guests staying an extra night in Reykjavik, explore your activity options in the “Optional add-on” section below.

Accommodation

  • Midgard Base Camp

    Midgard Base Camp is located in the small countryside town of Hvolsvollur, the perfect gateway to some of South Iceland's most incredible hidden treasures. A comfortable family-run hotel/hostel fitted with a restaurant, bar, and communal facilities, and doubling as a base from which adventure tours depart, Midgard Base Camp is all about embracing an intimate, local vibe that you won’t get from other accommodation providers. High-speed Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms and communal areas to help you stay connected. Room type: Double room — two guests per room, twin share option and double bed option.

  • Center Hotels Laugavegur (or similar according to availability)

    Center Hotels Laugavegur is located in Laugavegur, which means you’ll be right in the heart of Reykjavik’s main shopping and restaurant district. Reflecting the spirit of the city, the hotel embraces a quirky, urban vibe that distinctly comes alive throughout the building. Housing 102 modern guest rooms with city views, a spacious lobby, hotel restaurant, and in-house cafe, Center Hotels Laugavegur ensures your needs and comforts are met. Room type: Double room — two guests per room.

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation (2 people per room)
  • 1 night at Midgard Base Camp
  • 2 nights at Center Hotels Laugavegur (or similar)
  • Breakfast at Midgard Base Camp (day 2)
  • Breakfasts at Center Hotels Laugavegur (day 3 and 4)
  • Solheimajokull glacier ice walk
  • ATV tour to plane wreck at Solheimasandur
  • Private Landmannalaugar tour
  • All other activities described in the itinerary
  • Car rental
  • Transfers between activities that are not accessible via self-drive
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All meals (except day 2, 3 and 4 breakfast)
  • Admission to Kerid crater
  • Optional add-on activities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Lava tunnel tour and Thorsmork super jeep tour

Pre-trip lava tunnel tour activity plus one night at Center Hotels Miðgarður, and post-trip Thorsmork super jeep tour plus one night at Center Hotels Laugavegur (with breakfast included).

Price: 88,560 ISK

Lava tunnel tour

Thorsmork super jeep tour only

Post-trip Thorsmork super jeep tour plus one night at Center Hotels Laugavegur (with breakfast included).

Price: 56,340 ISK

Thorsmork super jeep tour

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

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