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Cover the Golden Circle, South Coast, hike and enjoy a boat ride around one of the biggest glaciers in Europe on this unique guided tour of Iceland.The classic Golden Circle includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysirs and Gullfoss waterfall and we add a visit to the unique Kerid Volcanic Crater. During these three days you will also visit magic waterfalls, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara , and the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is where huge icebergs float in ice cold water and seals swim around them next to the Diamond Beach.
The highlights of the tour are a boat tour in Jokulsarlon the glacier lagoon in front of the biggest glacier in Europe which is located in the most amazing National park in Iceland, as well as a Glacier hike on blue ice in Solheimajokull . The scenery and views from the Glacier is stunning and you see ice sculptures and the deep crevasses of the glacier in a very clear way.
Daily (May to Sept)Duration
3 days/2nightsStart time
Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel l or guesthouse in Reykjavik, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you havn't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.
Please note that certain parts of Reykjavik centre are restricted for buses and if your accommodation is within that area then your pick up will be from the nearest bus stop. In case your hotel is not in the list, we would notify you of your exact pick up location via email or you can simply call us.
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Day 1: The classic Golden Circle and the Kerid Volcanic Crater
Explore the world famous Golden Circle and visit Geysers, Gullfoss, Thingvellir and also a special trip that includes a visit the Volcanic Crater Kerid.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National park lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across the junction of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Next stop is the 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. Here you can also buy some refreshments or lunch.
Head next to Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall, one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland, powerful and beautiful as it rushes down from two tiers into an ancient valley. Then visit the Volcanic Crater Kerid which is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep! There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a magical and colourful appearance. Stay over night in a cozy guesthouse very near to the great waterfall Seljalandsfoss
Day 2: South Coast, Waterfalls and Glacier Hike
Pass through small towns whilst enjoying the beauty of the Icelandic countryside. Your first stop will be at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located beneath the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted back in 2010. Next up is the stunning Skogafoss waterfall with an unbelievable drop of 60 m (200ft)!
As we continue we will drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where we take a Glacier Hike for about 1.5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier. Tuck into some lunch before the hike. Overnight stay at a nice hostel Seljalands close to the famous Seljalandsfoss.
Day 3: The amazing Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National park
Take a close look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. After a stop in the lovely village of Vik, drive to the East where you visit the waterfall Foss á Sidu and the National park in Skaftafell where you may stop for lunch.
Later, behold the natural stunning Blue Ice cave! Head to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon filled with huge chunks of ice that have cracked off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. From the glacier lagoon, explore the best of Icelandic highlands in a special Super Jeep to the ice cave (which only form in the winter when glacial water freezes to create this unique natural phenomenon!). After this unforgettable adventure, drive back to the Jokulsarlon and from there, you drive to the Skaftafell national park where the amazing views will take your breath away! Head back in the afternoon towards Reykjavik.
Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 3 around 9:15pm.
If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 15.000 ISK is mandatory.
Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible. Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík. We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M. To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick-up time.
It can happen that the glacier hike is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible or make a partial refund.
Additional 1500 ISK needs to be paid separately for renting hiking shoes.
We suggest that you bring your warm, wind & waterproof clothes, hiking shoes and camera.
Scheduled stops are provided so that you can buy lunch and dinner during the tour.
The maximum number of passengers are 15 which gives a better atmosphere while travelling.