Golden Circle and Glacier Getaway
Glacier Walk
Glacier Lagoon
Exploring Ice caves
Explore Iceland
Northern Lights
Waterfall in Winter
Southern Iceland
Small Groups
Icelandic Coast
Golden Circle
Ice Cave

Golden Circle & Glacier Getaway, 3 Days, Mixed, Iceland

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Explore some of the best highlights of Iceland’s incredible South Coast. You’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, the majestic Golden waterfall Gullfoss, the world famous Geysir hot spring, the renowned Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón, as well as the immense black sand beaches and beautiful waterfalls of the south coast.

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Golden Circle & Glacier Getaway

This three day south coast Iceland adventure tour embraces the highlights of the South of Iceland. It includes the historical and geological Thingvellir National Park, the majestic Golden waterfall Gullfoss, the world famous Geysir hot spring, the renowned Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón, as well as the immense black sand beaches and beautiful waterfalls of the south coast.

On top of these unique natural wonders, the tour includes exciting activities like a Glacier Walk and a tour of an Ice Cave. We spend two nights at a country hotel where we enjoy traditional Icelandic dinners. This is the perfect place to hunt for the Northern Lights!

Itinerary

Geology – History – Geysers – Waterfalls

DAY 1

Pick up between 8:15 and 8:45 by your guide and driver at your accommodation. We leave the capital towards the National Park of Þingvellir. There we walk along the faults and fissures of the area that make evident the rifting of the earth’s crust and hear about the major historic events that have taken place at this UNESCO world heritage site. We continue towards Geysir geothermal area and witness the spouting spring Strokkur that erupts up to 30 meters high and close by the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. From there we drive along the scenic south coast for overnight at Fosshótel Núpar, located in one of Iceland’s most glorious landscapes. Surrounded by lava fields, it offers a spectacular view of Vatnajökull, the world‘s largest glacier outside the Arctic. Northern lights hunting in the evening if the weather permits.

Glacier Lagoon – Diamond Beach – Ice Cave Exploration

DAY 2

Today we head further east along Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Our first stop will be at the renowned Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón filled with huge floating icebergs. A short walk away there’s a chance to see the Diamond Beach where icebergs appear as diamonds on the black sand. The afternoon will be adventurous and includes a tour into the majestic ice caves. Afterwards we return to our hotel. The hotel offers a wake up call if the Northern Lights are to be seen.

Black Beaches – Waterfalls – Glacier Walking

DAY 3

On our journey back to Reykjavík we take time to stop and enjoy the picturesque landscape of the South Coast and we stroll along the black beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara, being aware of the big and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean. We will experience exciting glacier walk on Glacier Sólheimajökull and we will take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in late afternoon.

Please note that the itinerary might change due to weather conditions.

 

Equipment List

Boots and Clothing

  • Light hiking boots.
  • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic.
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Hiking pants.
  • Gloves.
  • Warm socks.
  • Warm hat.
  • Extra warm jacket/parka for cold days (winter).

Other Gear

  • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring).
  • Water bottle.
  • Casual clothes/change of clothes.
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
  • Swim suit (depends on tour).

Optional Gear

  • Walking pole(s).
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap.
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Accommodation at a hotel in double/twin rooms with breakfast
  • Transportation in 4×4 minibus
  • Ice cave tour and glacier walk

Optional Extras

  • Single room (single travellers and groups with odd numbers must choose the single supplement option during the booking process)
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  1. Day 1 Geology - History - Geysers - Waterfalls

    Pick up between 8:15 and 8:45 by your guide and driver at your accommodation. We leave the capital towards the National Park of Þingvellir. There we walk along the faults and fissures of the area that make evident the rifting of the earth’s crust and hear about the major historic events that have taken place at this UNESCO world heritage site. We continue towards Geysir geothermal area and witness the spouting spring Strokkur that erupts up to 30 meters high and close by the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. From there we drive along the scenic south coast for overnight at Fosshótel Núpar, located in one of Iceland’s most glorious landscapes. Surrounded by lava fields, it offers a spectacular view of Vatnajökull, the world‘s largest glacier outside the Arctic. Northern lights hunting in the evening if the weather permits.

  2. Day 2 Glacier Lagoon - Diamond Beach - Ice Cave Exploration

    Today we head further east along Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Our first stop will be at the renowned Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón filled with huge floating icebergs. A short walk away there’s a chance to see the Diamond Beach where icebergs appear as diamonds on the black sand. The afternoon will be adventurous and includes a tour into the majestic ice caves. Afterwards, we return to our hotel. The hotel offers a wake-up call if the Northern Lights are to be seen.

  3. Day 3 Black Beaches - Waterfalls - Glacier Walking

    On our journey back to Reykjavík we take time to stop and enjoy the picturesque landscape of the South Coast and we stroll along the black beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara, being aware of the big and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean. We will experience exciting glacier walk on Glacier Sólheimajökull and we will take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in the late afternoon.

    Please note that the itinerary might change due to weather conditions.

Activity Level: Fairly Easy

Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much to carry.

To see the Northern Lights you need solar activity, clear skies and darkness. The first two we cannot control but our darkest months are September to March and therefore your best chance to see them is during that period.

We recommend that you bring one piece of luggage per person. We recommend that you bring a soft duffel bag, since they are easier to stack in the vehicle.
Overall Rating
5/5
AARON, USA
Reviewed On 27/08/2017
5/5

I will always remember the Glacier Hike, when we went up the glacier and looked at the ice wall. The glacier was definitely the highlight of the tour...It was a very good trip. Probably the best trip I‘ve ever taken. It was my first solo trip, so it was way different for me, but it was a lot of fun and I am excited to come back.

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