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
  • Reykjavík



Day 1: Reykjavík

Arrive in Reykjavik.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


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 snowmobiling, snorkelling, or rafting in a geothermal bath near by.

Included Activities:
Golden Circle Tour

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


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.

Included Activities:
Skógafoss Waterfall Visit

Private Van (2.00-2.50 hours, 146km)


Day 4: Skógafoss/Reykjavík

Visit Reynisfjara Beach. Continue along to Drumbo. 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

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


Day 5: Reykjavík

Depart any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    Meals Included
    • No meals included
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