Short on time? This jam-packed 4-day adventure tour was designed with you in mind! Experience Iceland's famed, awe-inspiring landscapes, ice walk on a glacier, and off-road in Þórsmörk, the Valley of the Thunder God, Thor. The summer's long hours of sunlight make it easy to pack even more adventure into your stay.

Highlights

  • Experience the midnight sun
  • Ride a Super Jeep through the Valley of Thor
  • Explore the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and ice walk the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Visit the famous south coast waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss
  • Dig your toes into the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Iceland Midgard Base Camp
Day 2 South coast & glacier adventure Midgard Base Camp
Day 3 Þórsmörk Super Jeep adventure & the hidden highlands Midgard Base Camp
Day 4 Departure  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Iceland

The comfortable and stylish Midgard Base Camp — your home base

Welcome to Iceland! As you disembark your early-morning flight, get ready for non-stop adventures. Your guide will meet you at the airport and take you back to Midgard Base Camp in the southern town of Hvolsvöllur, stopping en route to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula — known for its lunar-seeming landscape. Stop for lunch, some sightseeing, and a few photos along the way. If you arrive early enough, settle in at base camp and then visit the amazing Lava Center just a short walk away. Circle back for a traditional Icelandic dinner, then head out on an evening hike or relax in the rooftop hot tub and sauna.

Day 2: South Coast and Glacier Adventures

Sólheimajökull Outlet Glacier

Grab a bite at the delicious breakfast buffet and then head to the south coast. Visit the famously beautiful Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, a black-sand beach, Reynisfjara, and Dyrhólaey. Don't forget your camera — every one of these stops is a photogenic wonder!

Next, make your way to the Sólheimajökull Outlet Glacier, where you'll fasten on some crampons and take a short hike on the glacier itself. Circle back to the van and hit the road again. If time and weather allow, you might make it all the way out to Vík — a peninsula known for its scenic views. When you're ready to call it a day, make your way back to base camp for an afternoon soaking in a warm swimming pool, hot tub, or sauna, dinner at the base camp restaurant, and — if you're up for it — an evening bike ride.

Ice walk distance: 4 miles

Day 3: Þórsmörk Super Jeep Adventure & the Hidden Highlands

Super Jeeps take on a river in Iceland

Grab another yummy base camp breakfast, lace up your hiking boots, and board a Super Jeep for a trip through Þórsmörk — the Valley of the Thunder God, Thor. Formed by volcanic eruptions underneath the glaciers, this landscape is a strange, beautiful, and unique one. On your way into the valley, stop and explore the surroundings of the famed Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which erupted in 2010. Then pause again at the outlet glacier, Gígjökull, where the eruption first presented itself. Depending on your energy level, the valley is the perfect place for a hike.

Once you've had your fill of volcanic valleys, head back to base camp again for another delicious dinner and evening in the swimming pool or at the nearby Lava Center. After dinner, an evening hike awaits for the adventurous, and a cozy rooftop hot tub awaits for those who need a break after a long day.

Day 4: Departure

Soak up the scenery on your last hike of the trip

Grab your last base camp breakfast and make your way back into the Icelandic wilds for your final morning of adventuring. Weather permitting, the perfect way to end your trip is a hike to Reykjadalur — a geothermal area with a warm river. But don't worry if the weather isn't cooperating. The backup plan involves the Golden Circle or the Þjórsárdalur Valley. At the end of the day, it's time to head back to the airport and catch your late-night flight home. Or, of course, you could extend your stay in Iceland and explore even more of what this strange, beautiful country has to offer. 

Map

Map of Iceland Summer South Coast Adventure  - 4 Days
Map of Iceland Summer South Coast Adventure - 4 Days