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Iceland 5-Day Guided Tour: Golden Circle,Glacier lagoon,Blue Ice Cave, South Coast and Geothermal Baths

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Key Highlights

  • Behold the natural raw power of Skogafoss waterfall that must be seen to be believed!
  • Visit the secret waterfalls of Kvernufoss and Írafoss
  • Take incredible photos of the glacier lagoon where some icebergs wash on shore
  • Visit the natural stunning Blue Ice cave and enjoy incredible and unique views
  • Stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America at Thingvellir national park!
  • Relax at Krauma, the new natural geothermal baths & spa next to Deildartunguhver
  • Visit the atmospheric village of Stykkisholmur as seen in the famous movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
  • Enjoy informational insight into Iceland from your expert guide and travel in comfort
  • Tuck into delicious breakfast included in your tour package
  • Tour the classic Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park, Geysirs and Gullfoss and Kerid Volcanic Crater
  • Overview

    Enjoy an unforgettable 5 day adventure exploring Iceland as you visit UNESCO listed sites, geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls, wildlife and more. Visit the unique Blue Ice cave in Vatnajokull, discover stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers and waterfalls. You will also see an amazing black beach scattered with icebergs and seals that swim around them!

    Tour the famous Golden circle which is a must see in Iceland. Enjoy a fairy-tale adventure around the Snæfellsnes peninsula which combines all the wonders of Iceland in one place: the sea crashing upon the sandy shores, jagged lava fields, waterfalls, imposing cliffs for hiking and photography, and small fishing villages for those who are curious about the culture Iceland.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

    Duration

    5 days/4 nights

    Start time

    9am

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

    Click here to see the list of Reykjavik hotels from which pickup is offered

    Ending Point

    Same as starting point

    Itinerary

    Day 1: South coast, the five waterfalls and black beach Reynisfjara

    Depart from Reykjavík and 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)!

    Then it is on to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach nestling under Mt. Reynisfjall – seasonal home to numerous puffins that dive from its cliffs out to sea. Spend the night in hotel Geirland, a lovely country hotel located next to the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur. On the way there and during the night, look out for the Northern Lights if conditions are favorable to see them.

    Day 2: Glacier lagoon and the incredible Blue Ice cave

    Kickstart the day with a visit to a 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 to Reykjavik where you spend the night while keeping an eye out for the Northern lights if conditions are right. The last leg of the tour takes you to Krauma natural geothermal baths & Spa, located next to Deildartunguhver. This brand new beautiful Spa offers five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, two steam baths and more, all in a very natural environment. After this, you will visit back to Reykjavik, enjoying the rest of your night while reflecting on the beauty of the Icelandic nature.

    Day 3: The Golden Circle & Kerið 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. Return to your accommodation in the Reykjavik area.

    Day 4: The Magic of Snæfellsjokull National Park: Seals on a Black Beach, Lava Caving, and more!

    Drive along the west coast through the town of Borgarnes all the way to the beach in Ytri Tunga which is a well-known seal colony. Behold the friendly seals that climb up on the rocks near the sandy beach! Later enjoy a walk along the cliffs of the fishing hamlet Arnarstapi and then Hellnar where the view to the sea is breathtaking.

    Discover incredible rock formations in Djúpalónssandur, a paradise for geology enthusiasts. Hike to one of the most impressive formations called Lóndrangar, which are a pair of rock pinnacles made of basalt approximately 70 m high.

    Begin your journey towards the Center of the Earth! Go caving in the Vatnshellir lave cave where you can see the tumult of the volcanic landscape up close. You will also stop in Saxhóll which is an old 100 m high volcanic crater and enjoy one of the most spectacular view in the area from the top of the crater. From the magical Snæfellsnesjökull glacier to the mighty Atlantic Ocean, the scenery is simply amazing.

    Finish with a drive through three small fishing villages on the way to atmospheric village of Stykkisholmur, scene of the famous movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Spend the night in the unique Hotel Fransiskus, a beautiful hotel located in a former monastery.

    Day 5: Kirkjufell mountain, Shark Museum, Waterfalls & Hot springs

    Start your day on a high with a visit to the majestic Kirkjufell mountain, which is one of the most popular photo stops in Iceland. Visit the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, where you can taste some traditional Icelandic shark with a local schnapps.

    Driving across the Snæfellsnes peninsuela, your next stop is at Gerðuberg, a big wall of huge Basalt columns. The cliff is 500 m long and 12 to 14 meters high, one of the highest in Iceland. Cover stunning waterfalls such as Hraunfossar which drops 900m and Barnafoss. Finally, tread carefully at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe, providing 180 liters per second of 100C hot water! Head back to Reykjavik to enjoy the rest of your night.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • English-speaking Guide
    • Accommodation for 4 night in a double or a twin room with private bathroom (you can upgrade to a single room for 25.000 ISK)
    • Breakfast
    • Blue Ice Cave visit with all safety gear provided
    • Entry to Kerid Volcanic Crater
    • Entry to Vatnshellir Lava Cave with all safety gear provided
    • Entry to Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
    • Free Wi-Fi on bus
    • Admission fee to Krauma natural geothermal baths & spa

    Exclusions

    • Lunch and dinner
  • Please note

    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 5 around 6:30pm.

    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 ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference.

    The single supplement fee for single travellers is ISK 25.000.Please call the support team and pay for your upgrade.

    We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.

    Additional 3000 ISK needs to be paid separately for renting hiking shoes directly to our local partner.

    We suggest that you bring your warm clothes, hiking shoes and camera.

    Scheduled stops are provided so that you can buy lunch and dinner during the tour.