Join one of our most popular multi day tours – 3 day tour to the Golden Circle and along Iceland’s south coast to discover the stunning unique natural Blue Ice cave, glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, volcanoes, strong rivers and magic waterfalls.
After being picked up in Reykjavik in the morning, your next three days will be an unforgettable adventure exploring the many amazing natural wonders of the South Coast of Iceland.
The Golden Circle, which encompasses three of the most popular attractions in Iceland, is first on the agenda. The beauty of Thingvellir, the magic of Geysir hot spring and the raw power of Gullfoss waterfall will create an unforgettable experience. In addition, you will also visit the Kerid volcanic crater to cap off an amazing day of beautiful sights.
On the second day, visits to the famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss are amongst the highlights but you also visit the less known but no less beautiful waterfalls of Gljufrabui, Kvernufoss and Irafoss. The black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its amazing surrounding area completes this exciting day.
After a good rest, your adventure continues the third day where you will visit the beautiful Skaftafell and walk on the Diamond Beach, an amazing black beach scattered with icebergs, next to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is where huge icebergs float in ice cold water and seals swim around them.
The highlight of the tour is a visit to a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. The ice in the cave is spectacularly blue and is a very popular attraction.
If you want to enjoy the Icelandic nature to the fullest and to witness one of Iceland’s most incredible natural phenomenon, then you should book this tour now as availability is very limited.
Please note: it is only possible to bring small carry on luggage such as backpacks for the tour. See further details under Quick facts.
Available: Nov. – Mar.
Duration: 3 days – 2 nights
Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
Minimum age: 8 years old
Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Skaftafell, Vík i Mýrdal, Kerid Volcanic Crataer, Black Beach of Reynisfjara, Reynisdrangar, Svínafellsjökull, Gullfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Kvernafoss Waterfall
Tour starting time: 09:00
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
Accommodation for 2 nights in a double or a twin room with shared bathroom
Necessary safety equipment for the Ice Cave
Professional tour guide in English in a minibus
Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
Entry to the Kerid Volcanic Crater
Free Wi-Fi on bus
Lunch and Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
What to bring:
Warm, wind & waterproof clothes
Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Ice Cave. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent.
Good to know:
This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 3 around 09:30pm
If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 12.000 ISK is mandatory.
Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible:
Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
Here is a link to their website where you can find all details. http://www.luggagelockers.is/
We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M.
To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time.
IMPORTANT: It can happen that the ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference. We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.
Setting out from Reykjavík on the Golden circle route, first you’ll delve into the mysteries of Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One thousand years ago, Viking lords stood in this valley to declare the law, make alliances and settle their nastiest feuds. You can also see the beauty of the natural environment here, from the gorge which marks the edges of the Mid-Atlantic Rift to fissures filled with sparkling water to Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
This is the meeting point of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which have spread so far apart that it is possible to stroll directly between them. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America!
The next stop features the biggest geysers found in the Haukadalur valley; Strokkur and Geysir. You’ll visit Geysir geothermal area, named for the sleeping giant Geysir, which has been entertaining onlookers for more than 1,000 years with jets of boiling hot water shooting high in the sky. Though Geysir sometimes goes inactive for years at a time, as he is now, Strokkur still likes to put on a dazzling display, blasting water as high as 40 m (131 ft).
Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, is next. This is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. Powered by pure glacial runoff, water shoots along the two-tiered falls before plunging into the canyon far below.
Finally, to add something unique to your experience, you will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerið. The volcanic crater is impressive by itself, but nestled deep in the bottom is a pure turquoise lake, contrasting with the striking red-and-black walls of the crater.
At the end of the day, your accommodation awaits in Seljaland, a lovely country guesthouse located in a beautiful spot close to Seljalandsfoss
After a good night’s rest, your first stop today will be at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located beneath the famous 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 which you will also visit.
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, you return to your accommodation in Seljaland. On the way there and during the night, we will look out for the Northern Lights if conditions are favorable to see them.
Today, 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. After a drive through the lovely village of Vik, you stop at the Skaftafell national park where the amazing views will take your breath away!
You then continue 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 to head back to Reykjavik. 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.
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I believe that how a company handles things that go ‘wrong’ says much more about them than when things go ‘right’ and nicetravel gave us a perfect 3 day tour in March despite the severe weather cancelling our third day to the ice cave.Our guide for all 3 days was Pröstur; very knowledgable, friendly and happy to answer any questions we had.Day 1 & 2 were as scheduled; the golden circle on day 1 and the south coast so far along as the black beach on day 2. Simply stunning, there are plenty of reviews below about both of those locations which live up to the hype. We stayed 2 nights at the nicehostel. Very clean and comfortable; we were a bit unlucky with our room which was closest to the communal area, as it was quite noisy at night when trying to sleep but others were staying up late to ‘party’. There are lots of reviews from others about how quiet the hostel is so suspect depending on other guests when you happen to be there/which room you get you’ll likely get a good night’s sleep. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights both nights!Day 3 is where the professionalism of nicetravel really came into its own. We couldn’t proceed any further along the south coast due to the severe weather so were given the choice to stay at the hostel for free another night and visit the ice cave and other sites the following day or return to Reykjavík. We opted for the latter as we were leaving the following day. At this point the tour could have fallen flat on it’s face, but Pröstur went above and beyond to ensure we still had a memorable day. We took a short hike up to some extra waterfalls (where he stayed with guests every step of the way who were less sure on their feet) - really beautiful with icicles in the waterfall too, showed us a traditional Icelandic house, took us to the Lava Centre where we learnt about how Iceland was formed and the ongoing seismic activity, took us to a geothermic area with bubbling mud pools and lunar landscapes, found us a cave with huge icicles in it (our joke that we had an ‘ice cave’ after all!) and even invited us for a cup of tea with him. Really exceptional guiding and a wonderful alternative day (we almost forgot about the diamond beach and ice cave we were supposed to see!).The nicetravel office have been wonderful too - Tryggvi answered my many questions extremely promptly prior to our trip and there was good communication following the cancellation of the planned third day, resulting in a prompt refund for the activities we couldn’t complete.We wouldn’t hesitate to book with nicetravel again when we next visit Iceland!
Through this 3 day tour, my group was able to see much of what Iceland has to offer in one package. Our tour guides, Nikola and Artney, gave us much insight on history and culture that we would not have gotten without a proper tour. The tour was well planned and efficiently executed. I would recommend seeing the South Coast for all who visit Iceland. The hostel we stayed at (NiceHostel Seljandsfoss) was operated by the tour company and was a very nice place to stay. It was out in the countryside and was an excellent place to see the northern lights at night. We missed the Ice Caving and Glacier Lagoon on the third day due to bad weather conditions but our tour guide told us to email the company for a partial refund and that he would write a report. We felt very accommodated.Please be aware that the van cannot hold large luggage. We each brought a backpack and a small duffel bag, which was enough.Also, please be on time for pickup and make sure they have your correct pickup location. The guides worked very well to plan efficiently but make sure you do your part as well.
This trip was great! It was packed with sights and excursions as well as having such a great time with friendly tour guides. We were able to get great photos and enjoy what the beautiful country had to offer. What honestly made this trip even better was the amazing customer service. This company is very attentive and goes out of their way to ensure an unforgettable experience. I definitely recommend taking this tour but any tour with this company is worth every penny!
The 3 day south coast tour will be one of most memorable excursions, it was fantastic and Nice Travel does it very well.We had two excellent guides.Pablo was our guide on the Golden Circle leg, he was knowledgeable and humorous. Did a good job of explaining what we were seeing.Our two days down the south coast was nothing short of spectacular, what we saw down there rivaled anything we had previously seen in our travels.The accommodations at Nice’s hostel we a very pleasant surprise. Sparkling clean and efficient. Comfy beds, helpful staff. The night meal at a low price was good and hearty.. breakfast at no charge was very good also with many choices.Our guide Arni was outstanding. Very knowledgeable ( often off script which was fun ) and helpful. We experienced some icy, snowy roads and we felt very safe with him at the wheel. He was fun to be with and competent.Can’t say enough good things about Nice and the people they employ.Outstanding in every way.Tony and CathyOhio
This tour was incredible. I would highly recommend this 3 day tour. The accommodations were nice. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The van was comfortable.We debated on renting a car, but we’re glad we didn’t with a snowstorm during our tour. Driving would have been a challenge. Plus we would have missed all the great insight from our guide and the lesser known stops.
I had an amazing time during my 3day excursion. David our giude was great, very friendly, funny and professionnal. He took us to nice places and did great northern lights picture for us.The tour takes you to some very nice location in Iceland. I highly recommend the 3 day tour.
We had a great three days, packed loads in but never felt rushed.Our guide had a good dry sense of humour and was very informative. This tour really shows off the variety of amazing things I eland has to offer. Higly reccomended ....thankyou.
Good tour, gets all the major sights in, quite a few waterfalls on the first day that we could have skipped, and I would have liked more time at the geysers, our guide had a very dry sense of humour and was very safety conscious so we were entertained and felt safe the whole time, I would have liked a bit more information on the tour of typical Icelandic life especially if this was all we had experienced in Iceland. But we supplemented this tour with city tours and museum visits.
We went on this tour three people. We agreed on that we rate 5 (maximum qualification) this tour. The wonderful places we were at, people who guided and took care of us, the politeness and patience they showed, the warmness they treated us is something to highlight. Also, the hostel where we spent two nights was very carefully run, with delicious Islandic soups for dinner and a very complete breakfastand. Everything what we experienced during this trip made us rate the quality as the maximum. A special mention has to be made on our guide, Pröstur, always ready to help, to understand with a deep knowledge on every place we visited, and also displaying a great knowledge on general things, culture and people of Island. And as part of his kindness, always ready to make one feeling comfortable, he even made the effort to take us to places not scheduled as the place where is Bobby's Fisher tumb. We are really greatful for his efforts and his company.Another mention has also to be made on the guides that took us to the ice caves on the glacier, even in the worst and extreme weather.Summarizing, this was one of the best tours we had in our life. We highly and specially recommend it.
Thanks for the enthusiastic tour guide Nicola for bringing me an amazing 3-day trip in Iceland. Excellent arrangement, good varieties of the itinerary, nice accommodation at a classic and cozy Country Hotel Anna......Particular thanks to another professional and funny guide for bringing us to the Blue Ice Cave, despite of the bad weather. On the way of the third day of trip, Nicola has shown us the best part of Iceland people, i.e. showing love and care to each other, by taking the initiative to help two cars which were stucked at the road by thick ice. My friend and I enjoyed the trip so much and I definitely will be back to Iceland some days.
My sister and I took this tour as part of a 7 day Iceland trip. We loved the variety of this tour. We had two tour guides, Skulli and Tristan (not sure how to spell his name). Both were extremely informative about the places we were visiting and the culture and history in Iceland. They took us to a few places not on the tour as well making it extra special. Hotel Anna was very nice - comfortable with incredible dinners.
This was definitely one of the best tours I’ve experienced! The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Our tour guide was fantastic and went out of his way to ensure we got the most out of our visit.
The cabin that we stayed in was very clean, cosy and private. We meet a lot of other friendly visitors there.
This tour provides visitors with the very best of what they have to offer and I would highly recommend this tour to friends and family and would even consider booking it for myself again, in the future. It was very well worth it! Thank you!
We had the most fantastic time on our three day South Coast Tour.
Our guide Michael was so wonderful that we made the most of our short time in Iceland. This trip contains all the must sees as well as lots of extras (Icelandic horses, visit to ice cream shop, extra waterfalls). The tour was very well organized. The minivan was very comfortable and Michael was an excellent driver which made us always feel safe even in very windy conditions. He also had a great soundtrack which played through out our journey. Michael was superb at keeping the group on track and making sure no one got left behind and we got to see everything. Nice tours have organized the tour so you get ample time at each location. It was great not having to drive in Iceland and having everthing sorted for you. The accommodation is very spacious and clean. With the hostel being out in the country with less light pollution we managed to see the Northern Lights! The breakfast was very generous and hosts at the hostel we above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable. This is a must do tour for anyone visiting Iceland the south coast was the highlight of our six week trip overseas. I can not recommend this tour enough... when we come back we will be booking with nice tours!
My husband and I took this tour so neither of us would have to drive. We are so glad we did! There is no way we would have seen half as much had we tried to do it on our own. The guides were phenomenal. Basing out of the Hostel was brilliant since it not only allowed us to see so much more but also allowed us a golden opportunity to see the Northern Lights with our fellow travellers since there was little ambient light. The hostel is simple but clean and easy; works well. The third day is long but well worth it. We packed so much in. Highly recommend!!!!
WELL RECOMMENDED AND WORTH IT!If you’re looking for a tour that will give you not only great photos, but full of great experiences, inputs and a great accommodation this one is for you!To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of booking this package because it seemed to good to be true. Nice Travel had the most well priced and well thought of combo that any traveler would want to experience in Iceland.David, our tour guide arrived on the time allotted for pick up at the BSI Terminal Reykjavík and was welcoming. We rode the Nice Travel bus with two other families.I will breakdown each part of the tour as everything came in perfectly and smoothly.Bus:-comfortable-had fast WiFi-USB plugs both sides of the rows-AC kept us warm-speaker used by David (the tour guide) which made it easy to hear his inputs all the way to the backTour: 3 Day Tour: Golden Circle, Ice Cave and Waterfalls (accommodation included, a PLUS!)Hard to choose which one was the best part of the tour because Iceland is made up of all these beautiful natural wonders that one cannot compare to the other. Highly highly recommended. It is open to everyone. Adventurous or not, it is a tour for all.1st day: we visited the Golden Circle, checked in Nice Hostel2nd day: Glaciers, Diamond Beach and Ice CaveLast day: waterfalls, black beach where you can see the North Atlantic OceanThe hostel didn’t feel like a hostel. It felt like a hotel with great rooms, amenities and great staff. Loren and her husband manages the hostel and are both amazing and very friendly people.David:-the important man, the man of the house/tour; passionate about his job-has a great playlist-responsible and safe driver-a knowledgeable guide and overall well learned man. Made sure that we why things were; he knew a lot about glaciers, lavas, waterfalls, hike spots, (good food), etc.-takes good photos (very important haha)-made sure to let us know which areas to be careful ; too slippery/ too risky for the winds; or to stay not too close to the water as it rises up quickly-took extra care of the moms who had a fear of adventure but assured them things will be okay (and guys, trust me. It’s only my dad who can do this, and now, David was able to do it. Shows how reliable and trustworthy he is)Overall, great company, tour combo, tour guide and would love to do if all over again.KatrinaPhilippines
I always wanted to visit Iceland and see the glaciers. I want to thank Nicola for her massive job on taking is around the osland and show us the must beautiful places I have seen in my life. Taak!!
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our south coast Golden Circle tour from start to finish, the staff was knowledgeable, professional and helpful, and the scenery is spectacular. we were able to see many natural attractions and learn about them and have some time for hiking, it was very well organized and efficient. And the Nice guesthouse is very comfortable, with a (complimentary) cappucino machine! We will book with Nice again.when we return to Iceland
The tour was much more than we expected. It turned out great and definitely was the best decision for us. The tour allows you to see and experience a lot of Iceland's natural beauties. On top of that, the tour guides (we had two, one for the 1st day and one for the 2nd and 3rd day) have the expertise when it comes to driving safely along the roads. We experienced snow, ice, and wind that seemed it would blow the bus off the road, but both guides handled it well. Lastly, the tour guides were informative about Iceland demographics, history, and cultural significance of areas. Lastly, the tour let us stay in other parts of the South. All accommodations were so clean and the breakfast was always amazing. I highly recommend taking the 3 day tour.
Everything was well organized, we had the great time with the tour. You will see the most important attractions in these there days, it was very worth it to selected Nice Travel.The service was very impressed, our proffersional driver and guide Mr. Guiseppe was very knowledgeable and well take care of everyone in our group as he were very patients to helping us with all needs or problems, and he tried his best to offered the best moment for our journey with his heart, it makes us felt so warm. We won't have such great experience without Mr. Giuseppe's proffersional and attentively service.The accommodation was very warm, it just simply a home away from home, and they offers all day coffee free!I will not hesitate to select Nice travel again for other tours if I return one day.
This is a very thoughtful designed tour. We had sufficient time in every location, and every wonder is just awe inspiring. Our guide Johannes is a very knowledgeable, insightful and a responsible driver, (incredible tenor as well).. We felt very safe in his car despite strong wind and icy road condition. He took great care of each person, and kept reminding us of icy trail condition. I fell badly and he would constantly check if I was ok, very considerate. On our way back to Reykjavik, Johannes tried three times finding the best spot for Northern Light. Glacier/Ice Cave guide Thor was wonderful too. Together they sang a traditional Iceland folksong for us! Accommodations are very comfortable. Unforgettable journey!! Wifi on bus allowed me to check my work and shared stunning images with family.
The tour and the attractions were amazing especially on the third day that the sunshine weather and blue sky painted the beautiful color on the amazing mother nature of Iceland. Thanks to the tour guides (the guy of Nice Travel and the guy who brought us to the ice cave) were very nice and very helpful, we would be able to see the huge amazing crystal ice cave and the beautiful Northern light before we finished the tour in such wonderful country.
The trip was wonderful and amazing with a great guide. we even manage to visit some extra place which has not been mentioned in the itinerary. Highly recommended!! If I planned to visit Iceland one more time, I would choose nice travel again!
The trip is awesome and totally worth it as the schedule is very nice and we indeed visited all important attractions! Also our tour guide is very enthusiastic and willing to show us the best view, he bring us inside the hidden waterfall even his shoes is not waterproof as he just want to show us the best view!!! This is my best trip ever!!! Highly recommend
无可挑剔，美女帅哥导游都很贴心，特别珍贵的就是能看到和大部分旅客看到的不同的“私人”景点，人少而且美丽。没想到能看到极光，纯属好运吧。总之，这个团你值得拥有。Great thanks to all the stuffs who have given me such a nice holiday in iceland! Hope to see you again!
The trip was absolutely amazing! Steinar is our guide and driver for the first day trip to golden circle and Antonio is our guide for the rest two days to 5waterfalls, black beach, glacier lagoon and ice caves. They are both nice and caring people, not only tried to guide us to explore the fabulous places, but also introduced the history and economy of Iceland, which made the trip more interesting. The guest house was also nice and cozy, it's a pity about the bad weather, otherwise might have the chance to hunt for the green lights. Everything in Iceland is purely natural. It's definitely an unforgettable journey!