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3 day Golden Circle and South Coast Tour: Glaciers, Waterfalls, Ice Caves

  • When does it run?
    01 Oct - 30 Apr: Daily
  • Start time
    Hotel pick-ups start at 9am.
  • Duration
    3 days
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Hotel room with bathroom for 2 nights
  • Breakfast on day 2 and 3
  • All necessary glacier equipment
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
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Key Highlights

  • Experience an array of diverse and spectacular Icelandic landscapes on this 3-day tour from Reykjavik
  • See geysers, ice caves, black sand beaches, waterfalls and more on this action-packed tour
  • Discover the best of Iceland and visit the region’s most popular attractions on the South Coast and the Golden Circle
  • Conditions permitting, experience the Northern Lights in all its beauty
  • Accommodation for 2 nights included in this package
  • A certified glacier guide will be by your side to ensure your safety
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included in this tour package

Overview

Experience Iceland’s many highlights on this action-packed 3-day tour from Reykjavik, covering major South coast and Golden Circle attractions! Come face-to-face with majestic wonders of nature, like the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, the crystal cave in Vatnajökull and the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon! Experience the best of Iceland on this epic sightseeing tour and bask in the world’s most spectacular landscapes.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Oct - 30 Apr: Daily

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Start time

    Hotel pick-ups start at 9am.

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.


  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped off to your hotel.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik at the scheduled time and taken to see popular Golden Circle attractions. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Thingvellir National park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at the renowned park, an area of historical and geological significance.

    Thingvellir is the meeting point of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plate and boasts the world’s oldest parliament. See Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. The whole area is covered with birch bushes, a common sight in these areas.

    The next stop is Haukadalur valley geothermal area, a geologic wonder of mud pots, hot springs and geysers. The famous hot spring Geyser lies dormant at the moment. But Strokkur – another main attraction of this area – is very much alive, spouting water that reaches up to 25 meters high every 5-8 minutes. Stroll through the fascinating geyser area and explore on your own.

    Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, is the last site on the Golden Circle route and is the most visited waterfall in Iceland. The sight of the roaring water rushing into the Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is definitely something to see.

    From the Golden Circle, you will be driven through the agricultural area of south Iceland towards ring road, nr. 1. On a clear day, Mt. Hekla is visible in the distance. The next stop is the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you can enjoy from both sides. Running from the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the water in Skógafoss has come a long way. This impressive cascade falls 60 meters into the calm Skógará River.

    The last stop for the day is the black sand beach Reynisfjara. The Atlantic Ocean really shows its force here, so adherence to guidelines provided by the tour guide is advised. The basalt pillars Reynisdrangar, rising from the sea just off shore, is the source of many Icelandic folklores. Don’t miss the basalt column cave before you leave the black sand beach.

    You will be spending the night at a country hotel on the outskirts of the small coastal town of Vík where you can see the Northern lights, if the conditions are right.

    Day 2:

    You will be picked up from your hotel and driven towards the east through enchanting lava fields and desert glacier sands. Take in the dramatically changing landscape as you head towards the crystal cave in Vatnajökull.

    After a safety briefing, step into the crystal cave in Vatnajökull for 45 minutes and admire the magical blue ice. Certified glacier guides will be by your side at all times, ensuring your safety. New ice caves are formed every winter and the vibrant blue colour appears when the air is pressed out of the ice and it becomes completely dense.

    The temperature in the glacier is well below freezing point. Thus a degree of flexibility is accommodated in the tour to ensure your comfort and convenience. There is a possibility of the cave visit being postponed to day 3, if the guide estimates the conditions to be better then.

    After the crystal cave, you will be heading to the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. The iceberg-strewn lagoon and a beach in the vicinity are sites of surreal beauty in the twilight of the afternoon. Sometimes seals can be spotted in the lagoon.

    You will be heading to the hotel in Skaftafell area where you can settle in for the night. The darkness of the countryside offers a great opportunity for Aurora spotting, so there is a chance of seeing the famous Northern Lights.

    Day 3:

    You will be picked up from your accommodation after breakfast and taken to the Vatnajökull glacier again for an exhilarating hike on one of its outlet glaciers. You will be visiting Fjadrargljufur Canyon which will be visited on the way back to Reykjavik. You will be driven back to Reykjavik in the evening. Hotel drop-offs will take place between 8pm and 11pm, depending on the weather.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Hotel room with bathroom for 2 nights
  • Breakfast on day 2 and 3
  • All necessary glacier equipment
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
  • All meals except breakfast

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

If you do not choose the single supplement, you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.

Please note that food is NOT included on this tour, except breakfast on day 2 & 3.

Please bring warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended. 4) Please note that the tour does not include meals.

Minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Maximum number participants are 16 per guide.

Views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Hekla Volcano are subjected to weather conditions.

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

Child rates are based on maximum 2 children per 2 adults. 

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • The tour is good however if have like 4 days 3 nights cover Langjokull ice cave will be great.
    Cassandra Goh, Singapore 11/30/2017

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