maximum 19 guests
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During this tour, you will see all the best that Iceland has to offer! You will visit many of the best-known tourist places in Iceland, but you will also stop at places which are our best-kept secrets, where you can avoid the crowds and discover places in Iceland to call your own.
On your first day you will travel along the South Coast to admire the stunning waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, as well as the secret Gljufrabui. You will also visit Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe, and unique black beach Reynisfjara near the village of Vík. You can also experience what it is like to walk on a glacier under the care of an experienced glacier guide.
Second day continues through the East Coast. First on the itinerary is visit at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. There you can take a closer look at floating icebergs during an Amphibian boat tour. The nearby Diamond Beach is a must-see-place while visiting this beautiful country – no matter the season the view over the satin black sand beach decorated by melting ice chunks looks equally stunning. On this day you will also visit the Vestrahorn Mountain, the Lagarfljot Lake inhabited by the Icelandic version of Loch Ness monster and Studlagil Canyon just to name a few attractions. Your journey through the coastline takes you along narrow fjords, endless green valleys and charming fishing villages.
On Day 3 you will travel through a totally unique landscape around Lake Mývatn, shaped by extremely high volcanic activity. There you will go for good hikes around geothermal fields with bubbling mud pots, countless craters, hot springs and even inside the geothermal cave of Grjotagja. During the scenic drive through northern parts of Iceland you will also stop to admire three amazing waterfalls; Dettifoss (the most powerful waterfall in Europe), Selfoss and Godafoss (waterfall of the Gods). The day ends in Akureyri – the capital of Northern Iceland.
In Akureyri you can embark on a boat searching for whales in the beautiful Eyjafjordur. This area is known for its unusually high presence of many representatives of whales, unlike in many other parts of Iceland. You will also be able to admire the picturesque Hvitserkur rock and Kolugjlufur canyon.
For the next two days you will travel through the Western Parts of the island. Here you can discover the many wonders located in the historic area of Borgarfjordur, including Hraunfossar, a world-unique lava waterfalls (view over nearly 900 meters of rivulets streaming from the lava field) and Deildartunguhver – a hot spring with highest flow of hot water in Europe. You will also participate in an expedition inside Vidgelmir (the biggest know lava cave in Iceland). On the next day you will discover the amazing volcano Snaefellsjokull and you will also stop in some of the best coastline places that Iceland has to offer. Snaefellsjokull National Park is situated on the Snæfellsness peninsula, where you can find many famous sites including the magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull, Djúpalónssandur beach, Lóndrangar (the two massive lava formations), Ytri Tunga, Arnarstapi and Hellnar.
On the last day you will see some real classics. You will drive following the Golden Circle route to admire Gullfoss the beautiful “Golden waterfall”, the active geothermal area of Geysir, where you can see Strokkur spout up to 25 meters every five to seven minutes, old Icelandic Parliament area in Thingvellir National Park and Kerid Volcanic crater that tops it off before returning to Reykjavík.
The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests.
Today we will discover the beautiful south coast of Iceland. In this part of Iceland you can see many of the most beautiful places in the country.
A great combination of Ice, lava fields, lagoons, huge mountains, volcanoes and rough black coastline. There are also plenty of great waterfalls in the area for example Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and the secret waterfall Gljubrabui, we will enjoy the pure nature and visit many places of interests. We will also stop at Reynisfjara Black Beach which is the most amazing beach in the whole country. Last stop on this day is at charming Vík Village – southernmost settlement in Iceland.
Minimum age 8 – put the crampons on and enjoy the magnificent, raw views around you. Under care of an experienced, skilled and qualified glacier guide you will discover mind-blowing places, astonishing crevasses and unique ice formations. It is necessary to wear solid hiking shoes and highly recommend wearing warm, windproof jackets. That is basically all you need to bring – we provide the crampons and all necessary equipment to walk safely on glacier. This activity takes approximately 3 hours.
OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE
You will stay in a cozy country hotel located just few kilometres away from the Glacier Lagoon
This day starts with visit at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon – world famous glacial lake filled with floating ice bergs falling from the biggest glacier in Europe – Vatnajökull. Some of them are being washed back ashore and dazzling in contrast to the black sand beach called Diamond Beach – nearly as famous as the lagoon itself. This area is also known for reach wildlife, including grey and harbour seals swimming in ice-cold waters or resting on the shore.
Then it is on to mountain Vestrahorn (which is one of the best spots for photos in Iceland) and continue along the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors mean picture-postcard fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. One of the visited settlements is Djupivogur, located in Berufjordur – long and narrow fjord rich in birdlife. This charming fishing village had a long trading history dating back to 16th century. In present days, local harbour serves only fishermen, but you can still catch the spirit of this place while talking a short walk around the port buildings – including Langabud, old trading station build in 1790.
This day ends at Egillsstadir – the capital of the East Iceland.
Take a thrilling 45-minute amphibious boat tour among the floating icebergs. It’s your chance to get up close to these glittering giants as the bergs sway around the lagoon.
You’ll jump on an open-top 4WD vehicle and slide into the glacial waters for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with these magical mountains of ice. Wrap up warm and look out for seals!
New geothermal SPA built on the beautiful Lake Urridavatn.
Put your swimwear on, relax and enjoy the view over the untouched landscape. Pools are filled with warm waters streaming up from deeps under the lake.
This part of Iceland is by many considered the most beautiful part of the country. Unfortunately, since located it the remote part of Iceland, not so many people have chance to explore this area.
We start the day by giving a visit at Studlagil Canyon – the hidden gem of Iceland. Turquoise waters originating in Vatnajokull glacier run between the biggest formation made of basalt columns in the whole country, that you can admire once taking just a short walk from the parking lot.
Lake Mývatn is one of the wonders if Iceland. It is a unique natural environment created in a lava eruption 2300 years ago. Here you can find geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming blue waters, big rock formations, unique bird life and fauna. The most remarkable point is the magnificent Dettifoss, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Before jumping back on the bus, we will take you on the short hike to admire another waterfall called Selfoss. On that day, we go for visits in the area to the following places Hverir, Grjótagjá, Dimmuborgir and Krafla power station. Last stop on this exciting route is Godafoss – the waterfall of Gods.
The spa’s serene setting amidst birch and pine trees makes it truly exceptional.
The Forest Lagoon boasts two pools, with the large pool spanning 530m2 and maintained at a soothing temperature of around 37°C (98.6F), dry sauna & cold pool.
Last day starts from Akureyri – the capital of the North. This small, remote city is located in a stunning, deep fjord. The city center is located next to the harbor, where one will find both modern architecture, historical wooden houses and Akureyri church located on the hill serving as a viewing point at the same time. The day continues by going South towards Varmahlid village, where charming turf church is located. While driving through the North Coast you will easily realize how each region of Iceland differs from another – but still each one can amaze you equally. In the North we will be visiting the rock Hvítserkur which is a unique formation and a great place for photos, and Kolugljufur Canyon with spectacular waterfall.
If spotting whales from the distance is not enough for you then you should secure your spot on this activity.
The whale watching tour takes around 3 hours and the chances to see the huge mammals playing in the sea are very positive in this area of Iceland.
Today you will explore the Borgarfjordur (Silver Circle) area where you will see the most powerful hot spring in Europe – Deildartunguhver, charming Glanni Waterfall and great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flows from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.
Literally a stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, there is another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, “the waterfall of the children,” comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed.
The main attraction of the day is Lava Caving at Viðgelmir – just shy of 1600 meters the cave features amazing colors and lava formations that lurk in the depths of the earth. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a chance to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realize how powerful eruptions of volcano can be
You will also stop at Husafell – magical place to unwind after a day of wonder, with birch tree woodlands, waterfalls, rugged lava fields, crystal-clear water springs, medieval remains and much more to see.
Today you’ll view Snæfellsjökull volcano, wearing a magnificent crown of ice, the highest peak in this area of Iceland and is often visible on clear days from Reykjavik. It is this place that Jules Verne chose as the entrance to the earth’s core in Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
Ytri-Tunga is a charming farm with a nearby beach that is a popular seal colony. Animal lovers will enjoy seeing their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf.
Arnarstapi and Hellnar are in a lovely coastal area with a natural harbor. Beautiful rock formations decorate the coastline, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, and you can stroll along the cliffs here to take in the refreshing sea air.
Look for Lóndrangar, two black basalt columns marking the coast, so tall they can be seen from the road! Djúpalónssandur is another gorgeous black beach, where the air is filled with the sounds of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand.
At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are “lifting stones,” used to measure the strength of fishermen who once worked and lived all along the coasts here.
At your last stop, Kirkjufell mountain rises out of the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers. This is one of the most popular photography spots in Iceland, so be sure to get a picture for your own collection!
The Golden circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland. Geysers, The Golden waterfall and Thingvellir are classic destinations for any visitor to our island.
We want to add something unique to your experience and that´s why we will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep. There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a little bit of magic. The lake is almost 14 m deep.
Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America.
Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.
This tour ends with drop off in Reykjavík between 17-17:30 (5-5:30 PM)
Instead of going back to Reykjavík you can also extend your tour and head South to the world famous Blue Lagoon Baths.
Transfer both ways and comfort admission included. By selecting this option your tour will end in Reykjavik at around 20:00 (8:00 PM)
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
You can also find answers to FAQ below
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 50 x 30 x 60 cm (19.6 x 11.8 x 23.6 inches).
If your multi-day tour is longer than three days, then your ticket includes “carry-on” (see above) and “checked” baggage, with a maximum combined size (W+L+D) of 160 cm (63 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.
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!
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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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
See the famous turf-roofed buildings!
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.
Explore Iceland’s astonishing lava formations on our tours
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.