Welcome to Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Klaustur is tiny, even by Icelandic standards – a few houses and farms scattered across a brilliant-green backdrop. Still, it’s the only real service town between Vík and Höfn, and it’s a major crossroads to several dramatic spots in the interior, including Landmannalaugar and Laki.

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$617 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Reykjavik South Iceland Ice Cave and Jokulsarlon 2-Day Tour

Day 1 South coast, the five waterfalls and black beach ReynisfjaraSetting out from Reykjavík, you will drive along route 1 passing through small towns and enjoying the beauty of the Icelandic countryside. Your first stop will be at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located beneath the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Remember to ask your tour guide all about the colossal eruption back in 2010. Close by is the beautiful but less known waterfall Gljufrabui.Next up is the stunning Skogafoss, a drop of 60 m (200ft) of natural raw power that must be seen to be believed. You will then have the additional pleasure of visiting the secret waterfalls of Kvernufoss and Írafoss.Then it is on to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach nestling under Mt. Reynisfjall - seasonal home to numerous puffins that dive from its cliffs out to sea. Black basalt has been shaped into amazing different formations, most notably the famous Reynisdrangar. Beware the might of the Atlantic Ocean which looms with its powerful waves.At the end of the day, your accommodation awaits in hotel Geirland, a lovely country hotel located next to the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur. On the way there and during the night, you will look out for the Northern Lights if conditions are favorable to see them.Day 2 Glacier lagoon and the incredible Blue Ice caveToday, you set off in the morning for a totally unique experience. A visit to a natural stunning Blue Ice cave will be the highlight of the day. You start by driving to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This famous lagoon is filled with huge chunks of ice that have cracked off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin and from there, your Ice cave adventure will begin. The ice caves only form in the winter when glacial water freezes to create this unique natural phenomenon. Each season, the local glacier experts find the best caves to visit in an enjoyable and safe way. From the glacier lagoon, they drive you through the best of Icelandic highlands in a special Super Jeep to the ice cave. There you will have about an hour to explore and enjoy the magical blue caves. Please do not forget to bring your camera! After this unforgettable adventure, you drive back to the Jokulsarlon where you join the bus again. From there, you drive to the Skaftafell national park where the amazing views will take your breath away! On the way back, you will of course be able to enjoy the beautiful nature of the South Coast and to make a quick stop in Vik village for some refreshments, while keeping an eye out for the Northern lights if conditions are right.

$796.20 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Golden Circle and Glacier Lagoon

With an early morning pick up from your driver guide, you will be on your way, in a comfortable mini-van, to the famous Golden Circle sights. We start with Þingvellir National Park, where you will walk through the fault lines between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. You will also learn about the historic events that took place in this UNESCO world heritage site. After driving a bit further you will witness the eruptions of Strokkur at the Geysir hot spring area and visit the powerful waterfall Gullfoss. Then the course will be taken towards the South Coast where you can enjoy the scenery until you reach your hotel accommodation near Kirkjubæjarklaustur. On day 2, your guide will be taking you further East where you get to admire the floating icebergs of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the black Diamond Beach. Next, you will head to Skaftafell where you will take part in a exciting glacier walk on one of the many outlet glaciers in the region. You will also be able to take a short hike to marvel at the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall before heading back to your hotel. On the last day, you head back toward Reykjavík, but you will have plenty of time to visit all the wonderful sights along the South Coast. You get to visit the charming little town Vík, walk on Reynisfjara black sand beach and enjoy the majestic waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, before arriving in the city in the late afternoon.

$9255.17 Private & Custom Tours

Iceland Full Circle in 9 days and 8 nights Luxury Private Tour in Iceland

Day 1: Arrival to Reykjavík & free timeAt Keflavík Airport you will be met by a driver who will drive you to Reykjavík. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city centre on your own. HIGHLIGHTS: ReykjavíkSpend the night in ReykjavíkDay 2: Meet your guide & explore the Golden CircleYour driver-guide will pick you up in the morning and begin your private tour with the “Golden Circle”, an attraction-filled route that makes a wonderful first impression of Icelandic nature.HIGHLIGHTS: Geysir - Gullfoss - Kerið - ÞingvellirSpend the night in the Hvolsvöllur areaDay 3: South Coast Waterfalls & Volcanic beachesThe south coast is known for its lush, Tolkienesque landscapes, in particular the plentiful waterfalls that seem to pop up around every corner.HIGHLIGHTS: Dyrhólaey - Fjaðrárgljúfur - Reynisfjara & Reynisdrangar - Seljalandsfoss - Skógafoss - Vík í MýrdalSpend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur areaDay 4: Vatnajökull glacier & floating icebergsToday you’ll experience some of the icy wonders that truly give Iceland its name. Start the day by exploring the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park.HIGHLIGHTS: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - Skaftafell - Svartifoss - Vatnajökull National ParkSpend the night in the Höfn or Glacier Lagoon area.Day 5: East fjords & geothermal bathsToday the barren black sand plains of the south-eastern coast give way to rugged fjord scenery around every twist and turn in the road.HIGHLIGHTS: Egilsstaðir & Lagarfljót - Lake MývatnSpend the night in the Lake Mývatn area. Day 6: Whales & national park explorationThis is a whole day to explore North Iceland as you wish.HIGHLIGHTS: Ásbyrgi - Dettifoss - Hljóðaklettar - Húsavík - Jökulsárgljúfur National ParkSpend another night in the Lake Mývatn area.Day 7: Lunar landscapes & the charming northTake in more of the lunar atmospheres around Lake Mývatn in the early part of the day.HIGHLIGHTS: Akureyri - Dimmuborgir - Goðafoss - Krafla & Leirhnjúkur - Lake Mývatn - Námaskarð - Skútustaðagígar Pseudo-CratersSpend the night on Snæfellsnes Peninsula.Day 8: Snæfellsjökull glacier & national parkSnæfellsnes is a bit like “Iceland in Miniature”.HIGHLIGHTS: Arnarstapi - Djúpalónssandur - Lóndrangar - Reykjavík - Snæfellsjökull National ParkReykjavik in the afternoon, and spend the night in the city.Day 9: DepartureEnjoy a comfortable, private transfer back to Keflavik International Airport for your flight back home.

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