South Coast & Westfjords Package

5-Day Summer Package | Golden Circle, South Coast & Westfjords

Explore Iceland’s greatest natural treasures on this fabulous 5-day summer package of the Golden Circle, the sensational South Coast and the wild Westfjords

From: kr.189.900,0

SMALL GROUP

maximum 19 guests

FREE PICK UP

within Reykjavík

WIFI & USB

chargers next to every seat

FULLY GUIDED

English commentary

Come with us on a 5-day adventure tour package that will take you closer to Iceland’s most magical natural marvels – and discover its unique wildlife too!

Enjoy a scenic road trip to the Golden Circle, where you’ll walk between continents in a colossal rift valley, witness a gushing geyser, visit a thundering waterfall and walk around a colorful volcanic crater. 

On the second day, breathe in the beauty of Iceland’s stunning South Coast as we take you to one of Iceland’s glittering glaciers at Sólheimajökull. And you can explore this fantastic spectacle up close by taking an optional glacier hike! Admire the views of three towering waterfalls, and prepare for the mesmerizing experience of walking on a volcanic black sand beach, gazing at beautiful basalt columns and soaring sea stacks.

Then we’ll head west for an unforgettable 3-day adventure tour of Iceland’s best-kept secret, the wild and remote wilderness of the Westfjords. It’s where you’ll find Iceland at its most majestic and peaceful, an untouched kingdom where very few visitors come. You might see seals, puffins and maybe even an Arctic Fox! Visiting the Westfjords is like time travel – it’s the oldest part of Iceland, and you’ll feel like you’re the only people there! And there’s so much more to love about the Westfjords – tremendous waterfalls, colorful sandy beaches and panoramic views that will live long in your memory!

Day 1 | Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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Your 5-day Summer Tour of Iceland will begin with exploring the Golden Circle, its most famous set of natural marvels. You’ll discover three spectacular sights that are the ideal introduction to Iceland’s astonishing geological gems.

The first stop is Þingvellir National Park, a sacred place for all Icelanders. This is where the Vikings made their laws for a thousand years in one of the world’s oldest parliaments, the Alþingi. As well as that this is where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge splits Iceland in two between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.  That means you can walk between two continents in a gigantic crack in the Earth’s crust!

The next stop is also a famous and historical place. Geysir gave its name to all gushing water spouts around the world, and you can see it when we visit the Haukadalur Geothermal Area. Stand by as Strokkur sends shooting fountains of hot water up into the sky every few minutes!

Iceland has more than 10,000 waterfalls, and Gullfoss is one of the most famous of them all! We’ll bring you to this roaring double-drop cascade, where you can watch as the waters tumble more than thirty meters into a dark canyon.

The final stop on the first day is the multicolored crater at Kerið. This moss-covered volcano is streaked with reddish rocks and has a bright blue lake, making it a wonderful sight for your Instagram!

We’ll stay overnight in the “hot spring” town of Hveragerði.

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 Adventure

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Day 2 of your exciting adventure tour explores the stunning coastlines of the South Coast, where you’ll discover a trio of natural marvels – waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches.

Seljalandsfoss is the first stop – a graceful cascade that tumbles more than 60 meters from the edge of the famous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. And this waterfall has a remarkable feature – a path leads all the way around the back, so you can see the falls from the other side!

Gljúfrabúi is just a few minutes away, where you can relish the sight of a “secret” waterfall in a little rock canyon – we’ll show you where to find it! All these waterfalls are powered by glacial meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull, which you might remember from the news when its 2010 eruption stopped air traffic for days!

Skógafoss is the next captivating cascade, and you might have seen it before in a Justin Bieber video or on “Game of Thrones”. The waters crash down from over 60 meters, and you can get as close as you want, but you’ll need waterproofs! If it’s sunny, you’ll also see stunning rainbows rising over the cliffs because the waterfall faces directly south.

Over a tenth of Iceland is covered by glaciers, gigantic rivers of ice surrounding the mountains and volcanoes inland. Sólheimajökull is one of the most accessible glaciers in the country, where you can get a clear view of the glacier’s edge. As well as that, there’s a spectacular lagoon there filled with icebergs – as cool a sight as you can hope to see!

Iceland is famous for its black sand beaches, with endless volcanic sands stretching as far as the eye can see. Reynisfjara has been named by TripAdvisor and National Geographic as one of the finest beaches in the world. Roaring Atlantic waves pound the sands, elegant basalt columns cling to the cliffs, and you’ll be astonished by the soaring sea stacks of the Reynisdrangar standing in the sea. It’s a walk on the beach like no other, but keep clear of the waves. They can be faster than you think!

We’ll return from here to Reykjavík for the night.

Optional Activity (available only on Fridays)

GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE
GLACIER HIKE

Minimum age 8 – seeing a glacier up close is a real “bucket list” experience, and you can take one step further by opting for a thrilling hike across an immense river of ice at Sólheimajökull.

Strap on some crampons and take a walk with us as we explore the fascinating ice formations, crevasses and maybe even small ice caves!

OVERNIGHT STAY IN REYKJAVIK - short pit stop before heading West

Day 3 | Southern Westfjords

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On the next three days we will travel through the captivating Westfjords region of Iceland. Along the way, we will visit Eiriksstaðir, a Viking heritage museum that showcases the remarkable history of Eirik the Red and his son, Leif the Lucky, who discovered America long before Columbus.

Prepare to be awe-struck as we reach Coastal Cliffs at Breiðafjörður, the gateway to the Westfjords. Here, a plethora of rocky islands adorns the picturesque bay, offering a captivating sight that will leave you breathless.

Our journey truly begins as we embark on a scenic road trip, traversing numerous fjords. Throughout the journey, you will be treated to breathtaking views from the comfort of our bus, with plenty of opportunities to pause and admire the remarkable landscapes.

Prepare to be enchanted as we arrive at Vatnsfjörður Natural Reserve, home to the mesmerizing Þingmanná Waterfalls and a stunning canyon. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this reserve, truly a sight to behold.  

Next on the itinerary is stop at Birkimel. There you can take an optional dip in traditional Icelandic “laug” called Krosslaug. The pools have no admission fee, but there is a donation box by the changing rooms as the area is managed by the local Youth Association. This is not a luxurious spa facility, but rather a natural, local pool with breathtaking views! Entering the pool is completely optional and is for those seeking a truly authentic Icelandic experience.

In our journey to the Patreksfjörður area, we will encounter the majestic Kleifaheiði mountain range. At its summit lies a fascinating sight that awaits us! In their moments of respite, the skilled engineers responsible for constructing the mountain road erected a remarkable 5-meter-tall stone statue known as Kleifabúi, symbolizing the pinnacle of their achievement.

Optional Activity (no pre-booking required):

KROSSLAUG
POOL
KROSSLAUG
POOL
KROSSLAUG
POOL
KROSSLAUG
POOL

Immerse yourself in the true Icelandic experience as you soak in the soothing waters, all while gazing at the breathtaking fjords that embrace you. What’s more, there’s no admission fee, and no need for advanced booking! However, we kindly ask for a donation to support the Youth Society responsible for maintaining this hidden gem. Cash donations in any currency are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Please bear in mind that this hot spring doesn’t boast luxurious spa amenities. If you wish to swim, please remember to bring your own towel and be prepared to utilize the changing facilities available at local pools. While there are no individual cubicles or lockers, the facilities are segregated by gender for your comfort and convenience.

OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE

You will stay in a cozy country hotel located in the Patreksfjörður village or nearby

Day 4 | Westfjords Wonders

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Diving deeper into the Westfjords, Day 4 promises non-stop stunning scenery as we head for the bird cliffs at Látrabjarg and the red sand beaches at Rauðasandur. En route, we’ll pass by the Garðar shipwreck, a beached trawler built in the same year as the Titanic. This is Iceland at its wildest, with mountains rising right next to the road and endless ocean views on the other side. Sit back and enjoy the epic landscapes as we take the gravel road to the teeming bird colonies at Látrabjarg, the westernmost point in Iceland. Each summer, hundreds of thousands of puffins, razorbills, kittiwakes, and guillemots make their way here to feed and breed, so it’s a fantastic photo opportunity. Enjoy a thrilling walk along the 400-meter-high cliffs and see how many birds you can spot!

After enjoying the golden sand beach at Barðastrandarsandur, there’s another spectacular shoreline at Rauðasandur. Here you’ll be amazed by the sight of a 10-kilometer red sand beach made of crushed scallop shells. The colors often change according to the light, so you can see what shade it is when you get here!

Then we’ll head north to the most majestic sight in the Westfjords – Dynjandi. In a country decorated with countless waterfalls, Dynjandi might be the most impressive one of them all! It’s so powerful that it’s also known as “The Thunderer”. Take a walk up the “waterfall ladder” to see this fantastic foss in all its glory. Some say it looks like a wedding cake made for a giant – see what you think!

We’ll stop for pictures at the pretty pier at Önundarfjörður before making our way to Ísafjörður for an overnight stay in the “capital of the Westfjords”.

OVERNIGHT STAY IN ÍSAFJÖRÐUR

We’ll stay in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords!

Day 5 | Northern Westfjords - The Seven Fjord Road & a Skywalk at Bolafjall

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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime road trip like no other as we conclude our unforgettable 5-day summer adventure tour. Get ready for a thrilling journey filled with stunning landscapes and exciting encounters. Begin our day by embarking on a scenic drive through a 5km-long tunnel that leads to Bólugnvarvik, a picturesque fishing town. As we make our way towards Bolafjall, a majestic mountain standing at 638m, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking views. Take a walk on the viewing platform built over steep cliffs and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounds us. 

On our way back to Ísafjörður, let’s make sure to make a stop at the charming Ósvör Fishing Village. This collection of turf-roofed buildings offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this region. Let’s take our time exploring this unique historical site and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. Another must-see attraction is the Óshólaviti Lighthouse. Located nearby, this iconic landmark stands tall against the stunning backdrop of the Icelandic landscape. Let’s marvel at its beauty and capture unforgettable memories. 

Then we will start driving the Seven Fjords Road.  Alongside you will find breathtaking natural wonders, encounter charming seal colonies, thriving salmon farms, and quaint turf-roofed huts. Gazing northwards, you’ll be treated to the remarkable sight of Hornstrandir, a renowned wildlife sanctuary, and the vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean. Keep a keen watch for Arctic foxes, the sole indigenous land mammals in Iceland, as they freely roam this area. And if you happen to miss an encounter, fret not, as you can still meet these marvelous creatures at the Arctic Fox Center while also supporting their conservation efforts. Additionally, there are numerous picturesque viewpoints scattered along the route, allowing travelers to relish in the beauty of their surroundings. Join us as we explore some of the most awe-inspiring stops on this remarkable coastal road, tailoring our itinerary to ensure the best experience based on visibility conditions. 

Last stop before reaching Reykjavík will be at Grábrók volcanic craters where you can stretch your legs and even climb up to the rim of an extinct volcano. 

TOUR DETAILS

DURATION
5 DAYS

MINIMUM AGE
8 YEARS OLD

AVAILABILITY:
JUN-SEP

FREE CANCELLATION:
24 HOURS PRIOR TRAVEL

DIFFICULTY:
RELAXED/MODERATE

Included

Excluded

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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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
luggage

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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!

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!