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7 Days | Camping Trip along the South Coast

Experience Icelands raw nature in a different way. Explore some of the most iconic places and sleep in luxury tents in the countryside.

Reykjavík
1 week
Moderate

Tour description

This tour is something special. You can't get closer to Icelandic nature. During this 7 day tour, we will visit some of the most popular places in Iceland and our accommodation will be underneath the Iceland night sky. 

Day 1: Start your trip in Reykjavik

After arriving in Iceland you got time to check in to your Hotel room. The whole group will meet each other in the evening for a short briefing. We will go over some insurance matters and your guide will explain what you can expect during the next days. After that, it is time to explore the city and there is absolutely no better way to do that than with a nice beer tour. 

Day 2: The Golden Circle is waiting

It's time to head on the road. Today we explore the Golden Circle. Our first stop is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America. After that, we stop at Geysir. This "water puddle" gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. It erupts every 5-8min and it is truly a big spectacle. Last but not least is Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. In the summertime, up to 130.000 l/s are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier as well. 

Day 3: The valley of Thor

Now it's time for the Icelandic highlands. We head to Þórsmörk, a valley named after the Nordic God Thor. On our way, we have to cross rivers and one can enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We will give you enough time to explore the area and in the evening we have something special planned for you. Your guide will arrange a typical Icelandic BBQ for you. If you are brave enough, you can try the typically fermented shark together with a shot of Brennivín.

Day 4: Fire and Ice

This day is all about Volcanoes, Glaciers, and waterfalls. Two of the most popular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, are waiting for you. While we are driving along the South Coast, your guide will tell you all about the volcanic activity in this region. This activity can also be seen at Reynisfjara beach. The sand is completely black, because of all the eruptions that happened during the years. One of the Volcanoes is covered by a glacier called Mýrdalsjökull, and we will explore one of the outlet glaciers coming down from the mountain. After a short visit to a beautiful fishing village called Vik, we will head to our camp for the night.

Day 5: A day full of Action

Make sure you get enough rest during the night because this day is fully packed. In the morning your guide will drive you to the Glacier Lagoon. You got plenty of time to explore the area and it is just a short walk to the Diamond Beach. If you like, you can add a Boat or Kayak tour to your day. After lunch, it is time to head to the glacier. We put on all the safety gear and off we go. Falljökull is an outlet glacier coming down from Iceland's biggest glacier called Vatnajökull. Even though the hike is relatively easy, a moderate level of fitness is required. 

Day 6: Time to relax

We are heading back in the direction of Reykjavik. On our way, we will stop in a town called Hveragerði. This town is well known in Iceland because you can find hundreds of natural hot springs around it. We have to take a moderate hike (3km/2miles) to a valley called Reykjadalur. There we can find a hot spring that heats up a river. Depending on where you jump into the water, the temperature can reach more than 40°C/104°F. After we are fully relaxed we drive back to the capital area. 

Day 7: City Day

As we have nothing special planned for this day, you can use your time to visit one of the museums in the city or head to the Blue Lagoon.

Please note

  • The weather can change fast in Iceland, so please bring clothes for different weather
  • Good hiking boots are required for the glacier hike
  • In case of bad weather or storms, we might have to change our overnight stay from camping to guesthouses
  • The age limit for this tour is 16 years or older
  • Some of the activities require a moderate level of fitness

What's included?

  • Accommodation / Camping (4 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights) 
  • Free Wifi
  • Knowledgable Driver-guide 
  • Beer tasting tour 
  • Glacier Hike at Vatnajökull glacier 

Exclusions

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Extra excursions such as boat tour at the Glacier Lagoon

What do I need to bring?

Please dress according to the weather

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