Let us take you on an unforgettable four-day package tour of some of the most magical places in Iceland. You’ll discover the wonders of West Iceland, including the Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Silver Circle. After an overnight stay in Reykjavik, the second stage of our exciting expedition will take you for a memorable drive along Iceland’s spectacular South Coast. Filled with towering waterfalls, dramatic black sand beaches and the glittering Glacier lagoon at Jokulsarlon, this might be the best road trip you’ll ever take!
Day 1 | Silver Circle with Lava Caving
Your four-day tour starts with a convenient pick-up in Reykjavik and a scenic drive to Borgarnes, where we’ll stop for refreshments. Then we will cut inland to visit Deildartunguhver, the most powerful geothermal spring in Europe, which provides hot water for the people of West Iceland. You’ll then enjoy the stunning sights of Hraunfossar (the “Lava Falls”), where the milky-blue waters cascade from a lava field, and Barnafoss (the “Children’s Falls”), the site of a tragic tale in Icelandic folklore. Then you will have a choice of activities when booking. You will take a Lava Cave expedition at Vidgelmir, where you’ll get to see stunning ice formations, stalactites and stalagmites up close! After stops at Husafell and Reykholt, you will spend the night in Borgarnes.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT BORGARNES - The Capital of West Iceland
Day 2 | The Magnificent Snaefellsnes National Park
The second day takes you to the Snaefellesnes Peninsula, or “Snow Mountain’s Peninsula”. The name comes from Snaefellsjokull, an enormous snow-capped volcano that rises high into the sky at the very end of the peninsula. Snaefellsnes is also called “Iceland in Miniature”. That’s because it features pretty fishing villages, fjords, waterfalls, black sand beaches, lava fields, and famous mountains all in one easy-to-reach place. Snaefellsnes was the inspiration for Jules Verne when he wrote “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. We will take you to the pretty Black Church of Budakirkja and to Arnarstapi, where you will see Gatklettur, the famous “Rock with a Hole”. Then comes Londrangar Cliffs, an incredible collection of basalt pillars hugging the coastline and the Black Beach of Djupalonssandur. The second day’s highlight is Kirkjufell (Church Mountain), which is probably the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Then we will return to Reykjavik for an overnight stay.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT REYKJAVIK - short pit stop before heading West
Your four-day tour heads next from Reykjavik to the South Coast over a breathtaking mountain pass to the Atlantic shores. Our first stop will be Seljalandsfoss, a 60-meter-high cascade with a cave behind that allows you to walk behind the waters! There’s another “hidden” waterfall here called Gljufrabui that many visitors miss – we’ll show you where it is! Next comes Skogafoss, another stunning 60-meter waterfall you might have seen in “Game of Thrones”, Hollywood films or Justin Bieber music videos. After visiting the edge of Solheimajokull (“Sun’s Home Glacier”), Dyrholaey and Reynisfjara is our next stop, a dramatic black sand beach named by National Geographic as one of the finest in the world. Look out for the cliffs of basalt columns and the Reynisdrangar, thought by some to be trolls frozen in time!
OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE
Everyone who visits Iceland hopes to see the Northern Lights. Magical displays of green, white and purple light shimmer across the skies on clear nights. 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 4 | Glacier Lagoon & Blue Ice Cave
The final day of the tour takes you deep into the Vatnajokull National Park to explore the world-famous Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach at Jokulsarlon. Icebergs calve from the Breidamerkurjokull glacier and are slowly carved into fantastic multi-colored shapes by the wind and waves. We’ll show you where the iceberg fragments lie glittering on a nearby black sand beach, just like icy diamonds on satin sheets. The highlight of the day comes next – a Blue Ice Cave expedition! We’ll take you on a Super Jeep journey inland to discover this rare natural spectacle concealed deep within a glacier in the National Park. Each Blue Ice Cave experience is unique, with fabulous ice formations that no one else will ever see again! Then it will be time to return to Jokulsarlon and then west towards your accommodation in Reykjavik. But we have one more treat for you along the way home! You will get to see the pretty church at Hofskirkja, one of the last traditional turf-roofed churches in the country.
Accommodation for 3 nights in a double or a twin room with private bathroom and breakfast included
Ice Caving Expedition with all the safety equipment provided
Lava Caving Expedition with all the safety equipment provided
Free Wi-Fi on bus and USB chargers next to every seat
Lunch & Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch or snacks during the tour
This package can be booked with Standard & Reversed itinerary. Reversed itinerary starts with 2 Days on the South Coast followed by 2 Days on the West Coast. All inclusions & exclusions remain the same
Know Before You Go
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location
Tour is operated under all weather conditions: please bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes
Duration of the tour is 4 days and 3 night
Estimated arrival time in Reykjavík on Day 4 is around 21:00 (Depending on weather and road conditions)
If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement is mandatory
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to modify the itinerary of this tour by changing the order of visited attractions due to weather and organizational reasons in order to deliver the best possible experience
Hiking boots are mandatory
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
Each guests can bring one small carry-on and checked-in size luggage. For your convenience, it is recommended that you pack lightly for this tour, in a small suitcase or backpack.