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South Iceland Camping on a Shoestring

For many travellers, Iceland can be difficult to reach not for its remoteness, but for its cost. We didnt think it was fair that people working with tight budgets had to miss out on one of the worlds most fascinating places. Hence this short-and-sweet five-day adventure that goes deep into the island nations southern half without doing a deep dive into your wallet. Youll hike across massive glaciers, wander volcanic black-sand beaches, discover hot springs and waterfalls, and explore the natural wonders of the fabled Golden Circle. And by forgoing hotels most nights in favour of camping, you get an appreciation for the stunning landscape while keeping your costs in check. See? Less really is more!


Duration: 5 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166368
Starts: Reykjavik, Iceland Finishes: Reykjavik, Iceland
You will Visit
  • Reykjavík

Itinerary

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Day 1: Reykjavík

Arrive in Reykjavik.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Reykjavík/Þingvellir

Drive to Thingvellir National Park and set up camp. Enjoy a Golden Circle tour including the ancient parliament side of Thingvellir, Gullfoss Waterfall and the erupting hot spring of Geysir. In the afternoon, opt for snorkelling, or rafting in a geothermal bath near by.

Included Activities:
Golden Circle Tour

Transport:
Enjoy the short but scenic drive to Þingvellir National Park.
Private Vehicle (35.00-50.00 hours, 40km)

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Day 3: Þingvellir/Skógafoss

Opt to hike the initial 2-5 km of the 25km long Fimmvörðuháls trail to see the cascading waterfalls above Skógafoss waterfall. On a clear day, end this hike by taking in the stunning the views of the whole coastline, surrounding mountains and glaciers. Or, try your hand (or foot) at hiking across the ice of the Sólheimajökull Glacier, through its bright blue caves and ridges.

Included Activities:
Skógafoss Waterfall Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 146km)

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Day 4: Skógafoss/Reykjavík

Visit Reynisfjara Beach. Stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and see Dyrhólaey Cape. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening for a final night in the bustling capital.

Included Activities:
Reynisfjara Beach
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 35km)
Private Vehicle (0.75-1.00 hours, 61km)
Private Vehicle (1.50-1.75 hours, 180km)

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Day 5: Reykjavík

Your tour might be finished, but the adventure's far from over. Pre-book one of the following activities to experience after your tour ends: Glacier Hiking on Sólheimajökull, Hot Spring Hiking Tour, Snorkelling in Þhingvellir National Park, Snowmobiling Tour on Langjökull glacier, Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbour. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night in Reykjavík.

Please note that only 1 full day activity can be booked per day.

And don't worry if you can't decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, or they can be booked upon arrival in Reykjavík.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Golden Circle tour (including Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park)
    • Skógafoss Waterfall visit
    • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall visit
    • Reynisfjara Beach
    • Camping equipment, including tent and sleeping mat (sleeping bags not included)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Multi-share hostel (2 nts), participatory camping (2 nts)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Iceland's bustling capital city
  • Camp in Thingvellir NP
  • Visit Skgafoss waterfall
  • Witness erupting hot springs
  • Check out Reynisfjara Beach