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3-Day South Coast Tour | Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Waterfalls

Discover the glorious Golden Circle, see the waterfalls of the South Coast, be amazed by the Glacier Lagoon and the Blue Ice Cave

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maximum 19 guests

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within Reykjavík

WIFI & USB

chargers next to every seat

FULLY GUIDED

English commentary

Tour Highlights

On this spectacular three-day tour, you will see the best that Iceland has to offer on her magnificent South Coast. We’ll start by taking you on a full circuit of the Golden Circle, including visits to the Thingvellir National Park, the golden waterfall of Gullfoss and the hot-water spout at Geysir, as well as a look at the colorful Kerid crater. The journey continues with long looks at four gorgeous waterfalls and a thrilling walk along the dramatic black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Your South Coast expedition concludes with a day of wonder at the glittering Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, crowned with an unforgettable underworld experience in a blue ice glacier cave.  

If you want to see the best of Iceland, then this tour is for you. Book now to secure your spot!

Day 1 | Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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Your three-day tour will begin with a convenient collection from your accommodation in Reykjavik and a delightful drive out of the capital city through striking scenery, passing Mount Esja on our way to the Thingvellir National Park, the first stop on the Golden Circle.

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is Iceland’s most important historical site, a place where Viking chieftains declared laws and made alliances for nearly a thousand years. Home to the Althingi, thought to be the world’s first democratic parliament, Thingvellir is now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It’s a superb natural setting too, as immense fissures in the Earth’s crust have been splitting the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge here for millions of years. That means that you can stand with one foot on each continent at the same time!  

Geysir & Haukadalur Geothermal Area

Our next stop is the Haukadalur Geothermal area, where you’ll find Geysir, the original hot-water spout after which all other geysers around the world are named. Strokkur sits nearby, a reliable “old faithful” spout which sends cascades of super-heated water up to 30 meters into the sky every six or seven minutes in a dazzling display. Just remember to stand upwind to avoid a shower! There are lots of hissing hotpots and bubbling streams to see here too.

Gullfoss - The Golden Waterfall

The Golden Circle is also the home of Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss. “The Golden Waterfall” is a roaring double-drop waterfall, with millions of glacial gallons continuously cascading into a deep ravine. Sheets of spray hang in the air and on sunlit days, sparkling rainbows make Gullfoss an unforgettable sight. Powered by meltwater from the nearby Langjokull glacier, it’s possible to see Gullfoss from several viewing platforms at varying heights.

Kerid Volcanic Crater

As an added extra to the standard Golden Circle tour, you’ll next see the colorful Kerid crater. Kerid is an unusual Icelandic volcano because it’s streaked with red earth and green mosses too. Combined with the blue-water caldera lake, the stunning mix of colors makes it a magnificent sight to see. It’s even possible to walk down to the crater’s bottom for a closer look.  

Optional Activity (no pre-booking required):

GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS
GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS
GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS
GEOTHERMAL
HOT TUBS

After exploring four incredible attractions located on the Golden Circle Route you will arrive in Hveragerði, a town renowned for its vibrant geothermal activity. Not only will you have the chance to witness a smaller version of Geyser, but you can also indulge in a relaxing dip in the warm, naturally heated waters.

Be sure to pack your swimwear and end your day in the famous Icelandic geothermal pools! There is no better way to enhance your evening! Hot Tubs are located at or by your hotel and entrance is included.

OVERNIGHT STAY IN HVERAGERDI

Town famous for Geothermal Activity

Day 2 | South Coast Waterfalls & Black Beach

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The second day of our tour will take us on a glorious drive along the famous Ring Road through the farm country of the South Coast. We’ll pass through the little towns of Selfoss and Hvolsvollur, where we’ll take a short break. On the way, you’ll be able to see the Atlantic Ocean, and on bright days the Westman Islands will be visible too. Inland, there will be impressive views of mountains and glaciers to catch the eye, as well as the brooding presence of Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano.

Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui Waterfalls

Our first stop on the South Coast section of the tour brings us to Seljalandsfoss, which will have been coming into view as we head eastwards. We’ll take you first to the “hidden” waterfall of Gljufrabui, which cascades into a concealed cave that many other visitors miss altogether. It’s an extraordinary feeling to be so close to a waterfall like this. The waterfalls here are all fuelled by Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano whose last great eruption put a stop to air traffic for weeks in 2010, making Iceland famous all over the world. A few minutes away lies Seljalandsfoss itself, a much larger waterfall that gracefully plunges from a 60-meter high cliff-face into a deep pool. Seljalandsfoss has featured in many films and music videos, including one for Justin Bieber.

Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss rivals Gullfoss as the most famous waterfall in the country now. Probably one of the most recognized waterfalls in the world, Skogafoss is a sensational sight at any time of year. It has been seen in “Game of Thrones”, several Hollywood films and many music videos too. Skogafoss faces directly south, which means that there’s a great chance to see rainbows arching over the 60-meter-high cascade. It’s possible to climb some stairs right up to the top to see the Skoga river fall into the plunge pool and then make its way out to the sea.

Black Beach of Reynisfjara

The last stop on this second day of our tour is the fabulous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Here dark volcanic sands stretch for miles, with powerful Atlantic waves crashing into the Reynisdrangar, a collection of brooding rock formations that lie just out to sea. There’s also an astonishing cliffside stack of basalt columns resembling a church organ that has to be seen to be believed. The stone arches of Dyrholaey can also be seen far out to sea. Watch your step as you explore and take pictures – the waves are often faster and stronger than you think!

OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE

If we are lucky with the weather and if the aurora is active, we will make the best use of the low light pollution in this area to try to see them. Remember though – the Northern Lights are not “switched on” every day!

Day 3 | Glacier Lagoon & Blue Ice Cave

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The third day of our South Coast adventure takes us further east into the Vatnajokull National Park. 

Diamond Beach

First stop stop is the astounding Diamond Beach, where the glittering fragments of icebergs are slowly being sculpted into weird and wonderful shapes by the wind and waves. Lying on the vivid black sand beach like diamonds on a velvet cushion, the ice formations here are incredible. We will bring you here first, to make sure that you get the best photos, before taking you to the place the icebergs come from – the Glacier Lagoon at Jokulsarlon.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Just a few hundred yards inland lies the spectacular glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon, a place featured in Batman and James Bond films. Here, enormous multi-colored icebergs tear themselves away from the Breidamerkurjokull glacier and then spend as long as five years making their way slowly out to sea, swaying back and forth and ever-changing in shape and size. Some of the bergs are striped with volcanic ash from ancient eruptions, so you’re seeing geological time on display here. Seals and seabirds make their home here too, so look out for them as they bask in the sun.

Blue Ice Cave exploration

The highlight of our South Coast tour is a three-hour expedition to explore a unique natural blue ice cave. Jump onboard a Super Jeep with us to find this rare phenomenon deep in a glacier, something that really displays the tremendous forces of Icelandic nature. Blue ice caves are formed naturally in glaciers when fresh water freezes in the plunging winter temperatures, with new caves created each year as the glaciers freeze and melt in different shapes. It’s a mesmerizing sight to see, with fantastic shapes in a range of colors. Our local guides will take you to the most impressive blue ice caves to be found here in the Vatnajokull National Park. Once you’ve been there, that blue ice cave may never exist again, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Hofskirkja Church & Lava Fields

Hofskirkja is thought to be among the last turf churches to be built in Iceland, dating back to the 19th century. Layers of green turf lie on the roof of this story-book church, surrounded by moss-covered burial mounds, which makes it look like it’s melting into the landscape around it. Rebuilt in the 1950s, locals still worship here now, so this will be a quick stop for a photograph.

After visiting this unique place, we’ll begin to make our way back to the capital city. As we head west, the landscape becomes more desolate as we pass through the Eldhraun lava field, a flat coastal area filled with rugged rock formations. 

Vik Village

Vik is the most southerly village in the country and a busy spot for resting Ring Road travelers. There is a beautiful hilltop church which has fantastic views of the coast, including the Reynisdrangar. We’ll stop here so that you can take some great pictures from this vantage point. 

TOUR DETAILS

DURATION
3 DAYS

MINIMUM AGE
8 YEARS OLD

AVAILABILITY:
NOV-MAR

FREE CANCELLATION:
24 HOURS PRIOR TRAVEL

DIFFICULTY:
RELAXED/MODERATE

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Know Before You Go

Proper footwear when walking on uneven and slippery surfaces increases your safety and comfort. Please note, that you can be banned from participating in glacier activities when not wearing required shoes. If you do not own proper footwear (solid shoes reaching above your ankle) you can rent them during booking process

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For your convenience and safety reasons, it is recommended that you pack lightly for this tour, in a small suitcase or backpack. If you have large luggage with you, please check with your accommodation if they offer luggage storage for your time on this tour. If that is not a possibility, you can pay a small fee per luggage and we will make sure we have space for it on the tour bus

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When you complete your booking, you’ll be asked to choose a pick up and drop off location. Where possible, we will collect you directly from your hotel.

Some parts of the city have traffic restrictions, so you’ll need to go to a designated bus stop for collection instead if your hotel is in that area.

This link will tell you which bus stop is closest to your accommodation.

There’s a 30-minute window for collection while we pick up other passengers from their locations.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off at the same place unless you choose to get off at another stop instead – that’s your choice! Drop off can also take up to 30 minutes.

Iceland’s weather is famously unpredictable, so you’ll need to prepare appropriately, whatever the time of year for your tour.

That means choosing the right clothes (light layers), shoes (sturdy and waterproof) and coats (windproof & waterproof). And not wearing jeans, just in case it rains!

We’ve prepared a detailed guide for you to read, full of tips and tricks to help you know what to wear, what to bring and what to leave behind! 

If you’re booking a multi-day tour of up to three days, the maximum “carry-on” bag size is 22 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm or 22 x 18 x 10 inches)

If your multi-day tour is longer than three days, then your ticket includes “carry-on” (see above) and 24 inch “checked” baggage sized no bigger than 60 x 41 x 23 cm (24 x 16.4 x 9.2 inches)

For shorter tours, you can choose to add “checked” baggage for an additional fee during the booking process.

If you want to guarantee bringing a larger bag on a shorter tour, it is best to book in advance. Oversized luggages can not be taken on board but need to be stored prior the tour at either our office or at one of the public luggage lockers dotted across Reykjavík (CHECK LOCATIONS & PRICES).

If you wish to store your luggage at our office please contact us by email at nicetravel@nicetravel.is

At Nicetravel, we choose our overnight accommodations with care to make the best use of your time in Iceland, with reasonable drive times between stops.

You’ll enjoy a private room with en suite bathroom facilities and breakfast, WiFi, towels and, in most cases, a kettle for a morning brew.

Outside the capital, most Icelandic hotels are comfortable and unfussy, with friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff.

Enjoy the scenery while relaxing at the end of each day!

Hotel rooms are sold based on two adults sharing, so single-room occupancy is more expensive as a result.

If you are a solo traveler, we will not assign you a room with a stranger, so the single supplement fee becomes applicable.

If you are two people traveling together and staying in the same room but paying separately, the single supplement fee is not applicable.

Simply add the name of your travel companion in the “special requirements” section when completing your booking.

For couples or groups traveling together, rooms will be assigned according to the number of people who have booked together.

Depending on availability at each location, you may request twin beds if that is your preference.

Larger groups will be accommodated in combinations of triple, double and twin rooms – three people in a triple room, four people in two doubles or twin rooms, five people in one triple and one double, and so on.

If a person in your group would prefer a single room, you must select “single supplement fee” for them when booking.

Solo travelers must pay a single supplement fee in all instances.

Breakfast is included at each overnight location, featuring bread and butter, preserves, boiled eggs, cooked meats, fruits, yoghurts, tea, and coffee.

All other meals are at your own expense.

As the tour continues around the country, you can grab lunch and dinner at each of the scheduled stops, and we’ll offer recommendations if you want them!

Yes. We monitor the weather and road conditions on the tour route to maximize your chance to see Iceland’s attractions at their best.

That means we may change the order or timing of the stops to take advantage of the weather (avoiding rain or snow showers where possible) and “golden hour” photo opportunities.

If we receive a weather alert from the Icelandic Meteorological Office or roads are closed by the local authorities, we must cancel tours for your safety.

Iceland’s weather is very changeable, meaning changes may occur quickly. If we have to cancel tours, we will send you an email notification immediately.

So please check your email inbox before heading out to the collection point, particularly if the weather looks bad in the city.

Sometimes the weather is worse outside the city, or vice versa!

We schedule our tours carefully to ensure you see Iceland’s natural marvels in daylight, even in the winter when there are more hours of darkness.

Many attractions are also illuminated, adding another layer of magic to the natural splendor! During shortest days, these places are usually visited at dusk or 

In the winter months, tours will begin and end in darkness, but rest assured, you will see all the places you want to see!

Everyone who comes to Iceland in the winter hopes to see the Northern Lights.

This mesmerizing cosmic spectacle is a bucket-list experience, with magical splashes of multi-colored lights dancing across the heavens.

But it’s important to remember that it’s a natural phenomenon, requiring certain levels of solar activity and clear, dark skies.

That means there’s no guarantee that you’ll be lucky enough to see them while you’re in Iceland. 

Our selected hotels are in the remote Icelandic countryside, ideal for spotting the Aurora Borealis, with far less artificial light than in the city.

Wake-up calls can be requested if the Northern Lights are spotted later at night.

Here’s more information on seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland.

On average, we will cover 200-300 kilometers each day, with four to five hours of driving.

We schedule our tours as evenly as possible, with driving distances between each stop varying from 45 minutes to a couple of hours.

You’ll have around 30 to 60 minutes to explore each location, with most attractions just a short walk from the parking lot.

As with everything in Iceland, the precise timings of the tour will depend on weather and road conditions on the day, as our priority is to keep you safe while exploring Iceland.

If you want to bring small children on our tours, we will provide booster seats to ensure their safety and comfort.

Important: bringing children younger than the minimum age stated for each trip is not permitted; please check carefully before submitting your booking.

Please contact us by email (nicetravel@nicetravel.is) at least 12 hours in advance, with the subject line “Booster seat + your booking reference number”.

After the final stop on the tour, we will return to the city. There is no specific time or drop off location – this can differ from the pick up spot. 

You’re free to ask the guide to drop you off in the city center, or back at your collection point, whichever is the most convenient for your evening plans.

You can expect to be dropped off within 30 minutes after the scheduled end of the tour.

All our scheduled group tours are guided in English. Though it is possible to book a private tour guided in other languages. We will try to accommodate your request the best we can!

 

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Guaranteed Departures

Book worry free! We require no minimum number of participants to run any of our tours!

When booking with Nicetravel you can rest assured your tour will not be cancelled by us unless rare force majeure events occur (i.e. violent storm, volcanic eruptions, strikes)

If you find a bookable date on our website this means departure is confirmed

Free Pick Up Service From Reykjavík

We offer pick up and drop off within the city of Reykjavik. We can pick-up directly from many hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik as well as from the Reykjavik cruise ship terminals.

Parts of Reykjavík City Center are closed for the commercial traffic. Please note, that your pick up might be from one of the dedicated meeting points

Lava Formations

Explore Iceland’s astonishing lava formations on our tours

ARNARSTAPI (SNÆFELLSNES)
ARNARSTAPI (SNÆFELLSNES)
REYNISDRANGAR (SOUTH COAST)
ELDHRAUN (SOUTH COAST)
STUÐLAGIL (RING ROAD)
DIMMUBORGIR (RING ROAD)

On our tours of Iceland, you’ll see an ever-changing country packed with breathtaking geological marvels, including beautiful basalt columns, jagged pinnacles, and jet-black lava flows. Home to some of the fiercest volcanoes ever known, more than a third of the world’s recorded lava since the Middle Ages has poured across Iceland! On our Ring Road and South Coast tours, you’ll see how lava has shaped the country into what it is today, where more than 30 active volcano systems have created astonishing sights like Stuðlagil Canyon, the Eldhraun lava field, and the black sand beach at Reynisfjara.

Dyrhólaey

See the “Arch with a Hole” summer home to Puffins

DYRHÓLAEY
DYRHÓLAEY
DYRHÓLAEY
DYRHÓLAEY

Offering some of the best views on the South Coast, Dyrhólaey (Door Hill Island) is a spectacular promontory rising more than a hundred meters high above the Atlantic. Close to the most southerly point in Iceland, fierce waves pound the shores below. You’ll enjoy phenomenal panoramic views of towering stone arches, gleaming glaciers, brooding volcanoes, and Iceland’s famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara. If you look closely, you’ll see the Reynisdrangar too!  In the summer, thousands of puffins and other seabirds flock here, so it’s an excellent spot for bird watching!

Blue Lagoon

Take a dip at Iceland’s famous Geothermal SPA

BLUE LAGOON
BLUE LAGOON
BLUE LAGOON
BLUE LAGOON

Experience a spa day like no other with a trip to Iceland’s iconic Blue Lagoon. This geothermal paradise guarantees relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of exploring. Some of our Golden Circle & Ring Road tours include an option to visit here, where you can lie back in the warming waters, admire the astonishing views of the jet-black lava fields, exfoliate, and enjoy a drink at the swim-up bar. Close to the airport and the city, the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place to sample the best of Iceland’s famous hot pots, where the mineral-rich healing waters will send you to heaven! 

Whale Watching

Enjoy an unforgettable whale watching tour in Iceland!

WHALE WATCHING
WHALE WATCHING
WHALE WATCHING

With more than twenty types of whales visiting Iceland every year, it’s one of the best places in the world to take a whale watching tour. When we visit Akureyri in North Iceland on our Ring Road tours, get ready to spot humpbacks, minke whales, orcas, dolphins, and porpoises. If you’re lucky, you might see a Blue whale, the most enormous creature ever known! Whales and other cetaceans come to Iceland to feed in the nutrient-rich waters, and some stay all year round now. Imagine the joy of seeing whales and dolphins in the wild – you can do that when you visit Iceland!

Waterfalls

Explore the land of ten thousand waterfalls on our tours!

GULLFOSS (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
HRAUNFOSSAR (SILVER CIRCLE)
DYNJANDI (WESTFJORDS)
SELJALANDSFOSS (SOUTH COAST)
SKÓGAFOSS (SOUTH COAST)
DETTIFOSS (RING ROAD)

Iceland is covered by glaciers and snow-capped mountains, so that means there’s a lot of crystal-clear meltwater tumbling over cliffs and rushing to the sea. Some say there are over 10,000 waterfalls in Iceland, and you’ll see some of the most famous falls on our Golden Circle, South Coast, and Ring Road tours. There are hidden waterfalls, multi-tiered falls, widescreen cascades where rainbows dance on sunny days, and even waterfalls where you can walk behind the waters! We’ll show you some of the best fosses in Iceland – and they’re all easy to reach too!

Volcanic Craters

See Iceland’s spectacular volcanic craters on our tours!

KERIÐ (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
GRÁBRÓK (WESTFJORDS)

Iceland is less than 20 million years old, created by underwater volcanoes rising up along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a pipeline of molten magma straight from the Earth’s burning core. Dozens of volcanoes dot the country, and many are still active, which means you can explore fascinating volcanic formations at different geological stages! On our Golden Circle tours, you’ll see the multicolored crater at Kerið. Grábrok Craters are included in itineraries for our Westfjords Tours. There are countless more craters to be seen on our Ring Road and Silver Circle tours!

Seal Watching

Go seal spotting while you’re on tour in Iceland!

YTRI-TUNGA (SNÆFELLSNES)
JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON
HVITANES (WESTFJORDS)

Iceland is a haven for several seal species, with little colonies of these captivating creatures dotted around the country. On our South Coast & Glacier Lagoon and Ring Road tours, you’ll have a chance to spot them at Jökulsárlón, where seals are often seen basking on the floating icebergs. Iceland’s coastline features golden sandy beaches where Harbor and Gray seals make their home, including Ytri-Tunga, a stop on our Snaefellsnes tour in West Iceland.

Notably the highest chances to see them is when taking one of Westfjords Tours. It’s your best chance to see these gorgeous creatures in their natural habitat!

River Rafting

Take a ride on a thrilling river rafting tour experience!

RIVER RAFTING
RIVER RAFTING
RIVER RAFTING
RIVER RAFTING

Iceland’s fast-flowing glacial rivers offer you a fantastic adventure experience when you join one of our adrenaline-pumping river rafting tours. Jump on sturdy rafts not far from Gullfoss waterfall on the Golden Circle, and paddle through the twisting turns of the Brúarhlöð volcanic rock canyon on the White River! Soak up the stunning scenery as you float downstream, safe in the hands of expert guides, with all the equipment you’ll need provided. It’s one of the most exciting adventure activities you can take in Iceland!

Northern Lights

Want to see the Northern Lights? Then book an Multi-Day Tour during winter time!

NORTHERN LIGHTS
NORTHERN LIGHTS
NORTHERN LIGHTS
NORTHERN LIGHTS

Seeing a display of the magical Northern Lights is an unforgettable experience, and Iceland is one of the most beautiful places in the world to witness this colorful cosmic spectacle. Clear, dark skies are needed to see the Northern Lights at their best, far away from streetlights. So when you book a winter multi-day tour, you’ll have the best chance to see the Northern Lights when you stay overnight in the remote Icelandic countryside. The darker the nights get, the brighter the lights can be seen. Choose one of our winter tours for an experience you’ll never forget!

Lava Caving

Explore Iceland’s unique underground lava cave on our tours
LAVA CAVING
LAVA CAVING
LAVA CAVING

Iceland is a hotbed of volcanic activity formed by superheated lava and molten rock from countless eruptions over millions of years. When the lava stops flowing, the top crust cools more quickly, leaving hollow caves and tunnels behind. You can explore these incredible underground spaces when our Silver Circle tours visit The Cave at Víðgelmir in West Iceland. Enjoy a 90-minute expedition on well-lit walkways with expert guides and learn about stalagmites and stalactites in colorful caverns. Viking outlaws used these places as hideouts – now you can explore here too!

Golden Circle

See Iceland’s most famous sights

GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE

Tour the Golden Circle to see the glittering jewels in Iceland’s crown. In one convenient day trip from the capital, you’ll see the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, the geothermal wonders of Geysir, and the spectacular rift valley at Þingvellir National Park. The Golden Circle offers you the best of Iceland’s natural beauty and history, where you can walk in Viking footsteps between two continents! Stand back as a geyser erupts at Haukadalur Geothermal Area every few minutes and admire the view at Gullfoss, a tremendous two-tiered waterfall fed by glacial meltwater.

Ice Caving

Explore Iceland’s unique ice caves on our exciting tours!

ICE CAVING
ICE CAVING
ICE CAVING

More than a tenth of Iceland is covered by glaciers, making it the perfect place to get a close look at these astonishing frozen wonders. On our South Coast tours, you can opt for an unforgettable Ice Cave experience at Vatnajökull. Iceland’s glaciers are constantly changing, so your ice cave trip will be unique – nobody else will see the same sight again! Strap on some crampons and discover fascinating ice formations, including stalagmites, stalactites, and spectacular blue ice caves, safe in the hands of our experienced glacier guides. Tours operate between late October to April. 

Hot Spring Bathing

Take a dip in Iceland’s famous geothermal spas on our tours

BLUE LAGOON
SKY LAGOON
CANYON BATHS (SILVER CIRCLE)
KROSSNESLAUG (WESTFJORDS)
VÖK BATHS (RING ROAD)
HOT TUBS (HVERAGERÐI)

Enjoying a dip in a geothermal hot spring spa or pool is a daily ritual for Icelanders, like going to a coffee shop or a bar. There are dozens of natural hot spring spas, swimming pools, and outdoor hot pots all over the country, waiting for you to jump in and relax! Our Golden Circle tours include options to visit the Blue Lagoon or Sky Lagoon near Reykjavík, while our Silver Circle tours include an authentic stone-walled hot pot in a remote canyon! Our Ring Road tours also feature several geothermal swimming pools around the country, where the locals love to relax too.

Glaciers

Take our tours of Iceland to admire its gorgeous glaciers

SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
VATNAJÖKULL

Close to the Arctic Circle and just 300 miles wide, Iceland is the perfect place to explore glaciers and ice caps. These frozen blue wonders can be seen easily as you explore Iceland on our Ring Road tours. That’s because outlet glaciers and glacier tongues reach down from  Sólheimajökull on the South Coast and from Vatnajökull in the East right down to the coast, making it easy to get up close to these majestic sights. Centuries of snow and ice have created these incredible glaciers, but they are retreating now due to climate change. Don’t miss your chance to see these marvels while you can!

Glacier Hike

Experience an adventure like no other on a Glacier Hike tour

GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE

Did you know that a tenth of Iceland is covered in glaciers and that 269 of them have been named? Iceland is the ideal place to come if you want to explore these natural wonders at close quarters. That’s because our South Coast tours visit Sólheimajökull in South Iceland, where you can strap on crampons and take an unforgettable stroll across this ever-changing environment. Gaze at incredible ice formations, crossing crevasses, and exploring ice caves, all in the hands of knowledgeable expert guides. Note: Our Glacier Hike tours operate between April and October.

Geysers

Did you ever wonder where the word “geyser” comes from?
STROKKUR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
GEYSIR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
GEOTHERMAL PARK (HVERAGERÐI)

Iceland is a country filled with incredible water features, including hot springs, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. But did you know that the word “geyser” comes from here? On our Golden Circle tours, you’ll see the “OG” of geysers everywhere at the Haukadalur Geothermal area. While Geysir has fallen silent recently, nearby Strokkur erupts in steam explosions and spray every few minutes, sending superheated water flying high into the sky. Geysir means “gush” in Icelandic, and that’s where the name comes from! If you book a package with stay in Hveragerði you can also admire smaller cousin of Strokkur that erupts every 15-20 minutes.

Geothermal Areas

Discover Iceland’s active geothermal areas on our tours

HAUKADALUR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
DEILDARTUNGUHVER (SILVER CIRCLE)
GEOTHERMAL PARK (HVERAGERÐI)
HVERIR (RING ROAD)

Iceland’s fiery volcanic origins mean it’s a hothouse of geothermal activity with several colorful geothermal areas you can explore on our tours. The Blue Lagoon is the most famous, close to the airport, and you can visit the Haukadalur Geothermal Area on our Golden Circle tours. On our Silver Circle tours, you can see the most powerful hot spring in Europe at Deildartunguhver. And if you choose one of our Ring Road tours, you’ll see the almost alien landscapes at Hverir, where fumaroles fizz and hot pools bubble and boil! Feel the ground tremble and smell the sulfur!

Canyons

Admire Iceland’s astonishing geological gems on our tours
VATNSJFÖRÐUR (WESTFJORDS)
FJAÐRÁRGLJÚFUR (SOUTH COAST)
ÞINGVELLIR (GOLDEN CIRCLE)
STUÐLAGIL (RING ROAD)
KÓLUGLJUFUR (RING ROAD)

Iceland is a “country in the making” formed by volcanoes and earthquakes and sculpted by gigantic glaciers.

That offers you a variety of breathtaking and unique landscapes, such as Stuðlagil and Fjaðrárgljúfur, two of the most stunning places in Iceland! At Stuðlagil, you’ll see twisting basalt columns line a gorgeous glacial river canyon, a magnificent location that has only recently been discovered. Fjaðrárgljúfur (Feather River Canyon) is a surreal sight – a marvelous sheer-walled river canyon covered in blankets of velvet-green moss. But there are more stunning canyons in Iceland, like Vatnsjfjörður, Kólugljúfur or Þingvellir just to name a few.

Boat Tours

Get up close to the Glacier Lagoon icebergs on a boat tour or go river rafting!
BOAT TOURS (JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON)
BOAT TOURS (JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON)
BOAT TOURS (JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON)

Our tours will take you straight to the most spectacular sights in Iceland, but there are ways of getting even closer if you want to! At the Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), you can jump into an amphibious vehicle for an unforgettable tour around the lagoon, sailing amongst the glittering giants.

Imagine the thrill of seeing these gigantic chunks of multi-coloured ice from just a few feet away! Where else will you get a chance to cruise between towering icebergs as they sway around the spectacular lagoon? Don’t miss this magical experience! Note: Boat tours are available from May to October.

Bird Watching

Enjoy Iceland’s famous bird-watching spots on our tours
LÁTRABJARD (WESTFJORDS)
DÝRHÓLAEY (SOUTH COAST)
LÓNDRANGAR (SNÆFELLSNES)

Everyone wants to see Iceland’s famous puffins when they visit in the summer months (late May until mid-August). Iceland is also home to countless more species of birds, some of which stay all year round.

On our South Coast and Ring Road tours, you’ll also have a chance to see Arctic terns, kittiwakes, guillemots, and razorbills. Lake Mývatn in North Iceland attracts thousands of ducks each summer, making it a bird watcher’s paradise! Look out for the Barrow’s Goldeneye, Harlequin ducks, gyrfalcons, gannets, and ptarmigans! Our Westfjords and Snæfellsnes tours also include visits to bird-filled cliffs along the route.

Geysir

Visit the “original” Geyser on our Golden Circle tours

GEYSIR
GEYSIR
GEYSIR

Iceland’s fierce volcanic activity fuels gushing geysers all around the country, and the most famous hot spring is Geysir, one of the highlights of our Golden Circle tours. Geysir was the first erupting hot spring discovered by Europeans, and its name is the Icelandic word for “gush”, giving its name to all hot springs worldwide. Geysir is quiet these days, but Strokkur sends hot water and vapor high into the sky every few minutes! You won’t have to wait long to see it blow sky-high. So get your camera ready – this will be one of the best photo opportunities you’ll have in Iceland! 

Gullfoss Waterfall

Discover the glorious Gullfoss on our Golden Circle tours

GULLFOSS
GULLFOSS
GULLFOSS

One of the highlights of the famous Golden Circle route, Gullfoss is a thundering two-tier waterfall fueled by Langjökull, the “Long Glacier”, which you’ll see far inland if it’s a clear day. Tumbling more than thirty meters into a dramatic rock canyon, Gullfoss is one of the most thrilling waterfalls in the country, and you can see the falls from several viewing platforms. Watch out for rainbows on sunny days, and wear waterproofs – millions of gallons of water crashing over the cascade creates lots of spray!

Traditional Architecture

See the famous turf-roofed buildings!

TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

Traditional Icelandic architecture is characterized by its simplicity, functionality, and integration with the natural environment. During our tours you will be able to see couple of its examples. 

Eiriksstadir is a reconstructed Viking-era longhouse in Iceland, which provides a glimpse into the architectural style of the early settlers. Hlíðartúnshúsin (located in Borgarnes) is a collection of several turf houses that were first built more than a hundred years ago. You’ll see a sheep barn, a cowshed, and even a hut used to store potatoes!

Iceland is also famous for turf-roofed churches, such as the iconic Viðimýrarkirkja and Hofskirkja, showcasing the continuation of this architectural tradition into religious buildings.

Akureyri

Enjoy an evening and overnight stay in the capital of the North

AKUREYRI
AKUREYRI
AKUREYRI
AKUREYRI

Akureyri is the unofficial “second city” of Iceland, located in the far north about six hours from Reykjavik, nestling at the end of the longest fjord in the country.

Once a little 17th-century fishing village and trading station, Akureyri is now a bustling town. You’ll find funky cafés, restaurants, art galleries, design stores and a botanical garden to explore.

Even though it’s very close to the Arctic Circle, the 20,000 people who call Akureyri their home enjoy some of the country’s warmest and most stable weather.

As you walk the streets of Akureyri, make sure you take a look at the traffic lights. All the red lights are heart-shaped!

Sólheimajökull Glacier & Lagoon

See the slowly disappearing glacier and a glacial lake forming in front!

SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL
SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL

Sólheimajökull is a magnificent glacier located on the South Coast of Iceland. It is an outlet glacier that descends from the larger Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. Sólheimajökull is famous for its breathtaking ice formations, including deep crevasses, ice caves, and dramatic ice ridges. 

The glacial environment of Sólheimajökull provides a unique opportunity to witness the effects of climate change, as the glacier has been receding in recent years. This caused new Glacial Lagoon to appear on the map of Iceland, where huge chunks of ice slowly float on its surface.

Húsafell Canyon Baths

Bathe like Icelanders did in the old days!

CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS
CANYON BATHS

This place offers a unique and natural relaxation experience, nestled within a stunning canyon surrounded by lush greenery. This is a spellbinding place that has to be seen to be believed, with three geothermally-heated pools of varying temperatures (30-41°C or 86-105°F), a cold-water pot and a cooling waterfall, all designed to blend seamlessly into the natural environment. 

These are traditional and authentic Icelandic bathing pools, inspired by the age-old ways used by the locals in this area for a thousand years. Sustainably built in the traditional stone-bath style in an off-grid location, it’s a unique combination.

Rauðisandur Red Beach

Find yourself on the Westernmost Beach in Europe!

RAUÐISANDUR
RAUÐISANDUR
RAUÐISANDUR
RAUÐISANDUR

Rauðisandur is a stunning golden sandy beach located in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Its name translates to “Red Sand,” but the beach is actually a unique blend of golden, beige, and reddish hues. The vast expanse of Rauðisandur stretches for nearly 10 kilometers and is backed by stunning cliffs and mountains. The beach is known for its tranquil beauty and peaceful atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for solitude and relaxation.

The remote location and untouched beauty of Rauðisandur make it a hidden gem that captivates those who venture to this off-the-beaten-path destination.

Bolafjall Sky Walk

Take a walk on top of one of the most beautiful summits in Iceland!

BOLAFJALL
BOLAFJALL
BOLAFJALL
BOLAFJALL

Bolafjall is a prominent mountain located in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Rising up to an elevation of 638 meters, it offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding fjords and coastal landscape. 

In the recent year, on the summit of Bolafjall impressing viewing platform with sky walk was constructed, just right next to old American radar station. It allows you to witness the beauty of the rugged terrain and the vast ocean beyond. The road leading to the top is very steep and narrow, but no worries! You will be taken there by our experienced drivers. 

Dettifoss

See the most powerful waterfall in the whole of Europe!

DETTIFOSS
DETTIFOSS
DETTIFOSS

Dettifoss is a mighty and powerful waterfall located in Northeast Iceland. It is known for being the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with a massive volume of water cascading over its rocky edge.

The sheer force and thundering sound of Dettifoss are awe-inspiring, creating a mesmerizing spectacle for visitors. The waterfall is situated in the Vatnajökull National Park, surrounded by rugged landscapes and dramatic cliffs. Accessible via a well-maintained trail, Dettifoss offers breathtaking viewpoints from which to admire its grandeur.

Gljúfrabúi

Discover the hidden gem of the South Coast with us!

GLJÚFRABÚI
GLJÚFRABÚI

Gljúfrabúi is a hidden gem located in Iceland, near the popular tourist attraction, Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

It is often referred to as the “Secret Waterfall” or “Cave Watefall” due to its concealed location and the fact, that is very often missed by many! To reach Gljúfrabúi, you´ll need to walk through a narrow opening in the rock and wade through ankle-deep water in a small canyon. Inside, you will be greeted by a magnificent waterfall cascading down from a steep cliff. Remember to wear solid shoes and take your raincoat with!

Diamond Beach

Take a walk among the “Diamonds”!

DIAMOND BEACH
DIAMOND BEACH
DIAMOND BEACH

Diamond Beach, also known as Jökulsárlón Beach, is a mesmerizing natural wonder located in Iceland. It is situated near the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where icebergs from the nearby Breiðamerkurjökull glacier float into the Atlantic Ocean.

The beach gets its name from the sparkling icebergs that wash up on the black sand, resembling diamonds on the shore. The contrast between the glistening ice and the dark volcanic sand creates a breathtaking sight. Diamond Beach is a photographer’s paradise, offering stunning opportunities to capture the beauty of nature.

Arnarstapi

Walk on a lava arch and see many stunning sights!

ARNARSTAPI
ARNARSTAPI
ARNARSTAPI
ARNARSTAPI

Arnastapi is a small village located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. It is known for its stunning coastal scenery, with cliffs, gorges, and rock formations.

The village offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and hikers. One of the main attractions in Arnarstapi is the famous Gatklettur, a natural arch rock formation that stands tall against the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. There, you can also take a walk on the Lava Bridge and pose for a unique picture.

Borgarnes

Enjoy an evening and overnight stay in the capital of the West

BORGARNES
BORGARNES
BORGARNES
BORGARNES

Borgarnes bubbles with life, packed into a picturesque promontory overlooking the broad waters of Borgarfjörður, the “City Fjord”.

It’s one of the busiest towns in West Iceland, a focal point for fishing, culture and commerce for a thousand years. But you can still feel its Viking roots wherever you look!

You’ll discover that it has a cheerful small-town vibe that makes it a delight to explore. So take a walk around its pretty streets and rocky shoreline, and enjoy the stunning views across the fjord to Hafnarfjall!

We usually arrive there around 5-6 pm, crossing the fjord over the second-longest bridge in Iceland, with stunning views to enjoy on both sides of the waters.

Hveragerði

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