3 Day Iceland's South Coast & Golden Circle | Tröll Expeditions

3 Day South Coast

Explore the most famous locations of the Golden Circle & more. 2 Nights Hotel & Breakfast included

LocationFrom Reykjavík
Duration3 Days
TransportationMinibus tour: Pick up & Drop off included
DifficultyEasy to moderate
AvailabilityJune - September
Food & DrinksBreakfast Included




Glacier Hike and Boat Tour


Easy to moderate


You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides


Hop on a comfortable minibus on a 3-day excursion with our guide and explore the most famous locations of the Golden Circle and South Coast.


3 Days


From Reykjavík


Join us for a 3 days excursion to see the famous Golden Circle and the South Coast. Experience the beauty of our glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, hike on Europe's largest glacier and powerful waterfalls.

About the Tour

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Tour Description

During this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous geothermal erupting Geysir, the powerful waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle.

You’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the two waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the famous Black Sand Beach. You’ll also visit the stunning Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll get the chance to explore Europe’s largest glacier. 

For booking extras, please follow the current booking process for the Multi-Day Tour.

Day 1 - The Golden Circle

On the first day, we will start our adventure at 8 am in Reykjavík. Once everyone boards the minibus, we will start our adventure to the beautiful Golden Circle.

Geysir Geothermal Area

The Geysir geothermal area hosts many colorful hot springs. One called Strokkur is a geyser, which erupts every 5 minutes up to 35 meters. It was named after “Geysir” the original erupting hot spring, that gave all the geysers in the world their name, however extinct today.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The melting water from Iceland's second biggest glacier, Langjökull, falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjökull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall, a photo blockbuster waiting to happen!

Thingvellir National Park

We visit the place where the two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, are moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. The biggest natural lake in Iceland is also located at Thingvellir National Park and hosts a great variety of fish and bird life. Thingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history. as Icelanders founded here their parliament in 930 AD where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.

We will spend the first night of our adventure at a nice 3* Hotel with a private bathroom (usually Hotel Hvolsvöllur depending on availability).

Geysir spewing boiling water in the air while people are standing in the surrounding to appreciate this natural phenomenom.

Day 2 - The South Coast of Iceland

In the morning after breakfast, we will continue our adventure through majestic waterfalls and glaciers. Today, we will be hiking on a glacier!

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Upon arrival you will enjoy the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic photo blockbuster!

Skógafoss Waterfall

Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight: tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60 meters cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge, a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views.

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell or Sólheimajökull

We will then continue our journey towards one of Iceland’s largest glaciers. 9% of Iceland is currently covered by ice. Once we get to the area, we will put crampons on, helmets, ice axes, and start hiking towards the glacier.

While on the glacier, we will visit crevasses, moulins, and many other great formations of the magnificent ice.

A waterfall photograph during a sunset.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Day 3 - Glacier Lagoon & The Black Sand Beach

On our last day after a good night rest, we will go explore a few more of the most magical places in Iceland. Today, we will take a boat and to see the icebergs, will explore the famous Diamond Beach, and some more stops on the way.

Jökulsárlón: the Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a 200m deep glacier water lagoon fed by the melting of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Enormous icebergs also fall from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice blocks that floats South.

Boat Tour in Jökulsárlón

Afterwards we will take you on an unforgettable Boat Ride Tour at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you will get a chance to get closer to the floating icebergs!

Diamond Beach

On the other side of the road, the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice blocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts.

Reynisfjara: the Black Sand Beach

We visit the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt pillars in the cliffs above the sand. The cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins, razorbills and dozens of other species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime.

Back to Reykjavík

We will then start heading back to Reykjavik and are expected to arrive around 8pm, though this may be subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.

A person standing near the shore of a glacier lagoon.
Jokulsárlón: Glacier Lagoon

Included (in the price)

Glacier Hike

We will explore a Glacier

Glacier Equipment

All glacier equipment included


Free breakfast and private bathrooms


Internet access on board our minibus

Boat Tour

Visit massive icebergs in a Glacier Lagoon (summer season)


Extras (optional)

*Select the Extras during the checkout
Support Shoes

Rent shoes for keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Waterproof Jacket

Rent a jacket to keep you dry

Waterproof Pants

Rent pants to keep you dry

Beanie and Gloves

Buy our Troll Beanie and Gloves to feel part of our winter Trolls and keep you warm in the Icelandic cold


Buy our Troll Neck-warmer to feel part of our winter Trolls and and protect your face from cold wind

Summer Cap

Buy our Troll Summer-Cap to feel part of our summer Trolls and protect yourself from the sun


✓ Thingvellir National Park

✓ Most beautiful waterfalls

✓ Geysir geothermal area

✓  Reynisfjara or "The Black Sand Beach"

✓ Glacier Hike

✓  Boat tour at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon

✓  Diamond Beach

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