Three-day tour along the South Coast that brings you to some of the most precious jewels of Iceland — Glaciers, waterfalls, Ice cave, the Golden Circle and Northern lights.

AVAILABLEAll year
DURATION3 Days
MINIMUM AGE12 Years
PICK UPPickup from your accommodation place in Reykjavik included
DEPARTURE TIME
Please be ready for departure at 7:30 AM
WEARComfortable clothing according to weather conditions, hiking boots.
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-offDriver/guide
Private tourJeep transportation
NOT INCLUDED
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

PLACES TO VISIT
✅ Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir)
✅ Geysir hot springs
✅ Seljandsfoss waterfall
✅ Skógafoss waterfall
✅ Skaftafell – Vatnajökull National Park
✅ Jökulsarlón glacier lagoon
✅ Ice Cave under Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull
✅ Reynisfjara – basalt columns & black sand beaches
✅ Northern Lights
✅ Small group experience
✅ Eyjafjallajökull glacier / Volcano view*
✅ Hekla Volcano / Volcano view*
✅ Guided tour in a minibus
✅ Certified glacier guide
✅ Hotel room with bathroom for 2 nights
✅ Breakfast for day 2 & 3

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Clothing according to weather conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

Day 1 – The Famous Golden Circle route

The Golden Circle is first on the agenda with its three main attractions; Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss.  Thingvellir National park, one of UNESCO’S world heritage site Is our first stop. Here Icelanders founded their parliament in the year 930, making it the world’s oldest running parliament. Thingvellir is rich of geological wonders and national history. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plate meet in Thingvellir and you can clearly see the drift that has occurred over the years. Lake Thingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in Iceland and the whole area is covered with birch bushes that are very characteristic of the area.

Next, we visit Haukadalur valley geothermal area. The known hot spring Geysir lies dormant at the moment. But Strokkur, spouting water up to 25 meters into the air every 5-8 minutes, is very much alive and has taken over as the king of the area. Explore the Geysir area and walk among springs of all shapes and sizes with a great opportunity in every footstep. Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, is the last site on the Golden Circle route. This magnificent waterfall is the most visited one in Iceland and for a good reason to. The amazing site of the roaring water rushing into the canyon is definitely something to write home about. From the Golden circle, we drive through the fruitful agricultural area of south Iceland towards ring road nr. 1. On our way, there will be possibilities for great sights all around, Mt. Hekla being one of them on a clear day.

Our next stop will be Seljalandsfoss waterfall – the one you can walk behind and enjoy from both sides. Skógafoss is a site not to be missed while in Iceland. Running from Eyjafjallajökull glacier the water in Skógafoss has come a long way. This impressive cascade falls 60 meters into the calm Skógará river. The mesmerizing view of this majestic fall can keep you captured for a while, but make sure to be back on the bus in time because there is so much more to see.
We spend the night in a country hotel just out of the small coastal town of Vík where we will have the possibility of catching the Northern lights if the conditions are right.

Day Highlights & What’s included
 Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Spring
Gullfoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
The Small Coast Town Vík
Guided tour
Hunt for northern lights (if conditions are right)
One night in hotel room in Vík

Day 2 – Black sand beach & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

We start the day at Reynisfjara black sand beach . The Atlantic Ocean really shows its force here, so be careful to follow the guidelines from your tour guide. The basalt pillars Reynisdrangar, rising from the sea just off shore, gives you a good idea where some of the Icelandic folklore springs from. Don’t miss the basalt column cave before you leave the black sand beach. From Reynisfjara, we continue our journey towards the east through enchanting lava fields and desert glacier sands. A wonderful contrast of scenery. Vatnajökull glacier dominates the area we are approaching in all its glory. The magnificent

The magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is our next stop. The lagoon and a close by beach, filled with icebergs of different size and shape, are dreamlike sights in the twilight of the afternoon. Sometimes seals can be spotted in the lagoon. After this day’s adventures, we head to the hotel in Skaftafell area where we will spend the night. We will, of course, also keep an eye out for the Northern lights that night for the darkness of the countryside offers a great opportunity for Aurora spotting.

Day Highlights & What’s included
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Basalt pillars of Reynisdrangar
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Hunt for northern lights (if conditions are right)
One night in a hotel in Skaftafell

Day 3 – Glacier Walk and Ice Caving

Today will go for an ice cave or glacier hike adventure. After a thorough safety briefing and gearing up, we set foot on the glacier and hike up to the cave. The hike takes about 45 minutes and you will be moving through stunning glacier landscape.

Certified glacier guides will lead you on the glacier, ensuring your safety at all times. New ice caves are formed each winter and we have to rely on nature to keep the temperature below the freezing point to make the scenery in and around the cave the best. Fortunately, there’s a degree of flexibility in this tour. The weather in Iceland is ever changing and we want to ensure that your traveling experience will be optimal. Your guide will, therefore, decide how it’s best to operate the tour each time so you might visit the cave on day two if the guide estimates the conditions to be better then. The temperature inside the glacier is well below the freezing point so please dress accordingly.

After our time at the glacier, we will head back to Reykjavík. This day gives us a chance to visit some of the sites from day one again on our way to Reykjavik. There will also be possibilities for some additional stops – all in accordance with the weather and conditions for we know that the forces of nature are in charge of all our actions during the winter. We will be in Reykjavík between 8 and 11 PM, depending on weather and conditions.

Day Highlights & What’s included
 Breakfast at hotel in Skaftafell
Guided glacier walk on Vatnajökull Glacier
Guided tour in Ice Cave
Certified glacier guide

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