This 5-day tour of Iceland's South Coast hits the top natural sights. Visit Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall, see the Reynisfjara black sand beach, and drop by the small village of Vik for coffee and local history. Stop and see the Jokulsarlon lagoon and Skaftafell National Park's many glaciers. Enjoy viewing the Northern Lights in comfort.


  • See Iceland's famous natural wonders—the Northern Lights and active volcanoes
  • Visit the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and walk inside ice caves
  • Enjoy the south coast's beauty, from Skogafoss Waterfall to black sand beaches

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Reykjavik - Northern Lights Reykjavik
Day 2 The Golden Circle day tour Reykjavik
Day 3 South Shore, Skaftafell, and Jokulsarlon Skaftafell
Day 4 Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Ice Cave – Skaftafell - Reykjavik Reykjavik
Day 5 Departure  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik - Northern Lights

Northern Lights over Reykjavik
Northern Lights over Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik! Iceland's capital is small and cozy and is the northern-most capital in the world. Transfer to your hotel, then head out for sightseeing and dinner out. In the evening join a tour group to see the Aurora Borealis.  

Day 2: Golden Circle Tour

Gullfoss waterfall in winter
Gullfoss waterfall in winter

The Golden Circle Tour of Reykjavik's top natural spots is a must-see for every visitor. Visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Learn about Icelandic history, geology, and rich cultural heritage on this full-day tour. 

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Day 3: South Coast - Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon

Skogafoss waterfall in winter
Skogafoss waterfall in winter

Iceland's South Coast is varied and offers visitors a chance to see diverse landscapes, from vast farmlands and wide black sandy beaches to active volcanoes and glacial rivers. 

Today's highlights include the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the black sand beach at Reynisfjara, the small village of Vik and breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers and mountains. 

Day 4: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Ice Cave – Skaftafell

Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Your first stop of the day is the Jokulsarlon Lagoon to see massive floating icebergs and marine wildlife. From here continue to see the ice caves, a popular destination for tourists thanks to the icy blue light which filters through the glacier walls. 

On your way back to Reykjavik stop at Skaftafell National Park to see mountains and glaciers. End the day with a nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights on your drive back to Reykjavik. 

Day 5: Departure

Winter beauty in Reykjavik
Winter beauty in Reykjavik

Your last day in Iceland. Head from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport for your flight home. Safe travels! 


Map of Iceland's South Coast Guided Tour - 5 Days
Map of Iceland's South Coast Guided Tour - 5 Days