3 Day Adventure Tour, Snorkeling, Glacier Hike, South Coast & Golden Circle
Come on a 3-day excursion to go snorkeling between continents at Silfra in the Golden Circle and enter glacier hike on Europe's largest glacier. Add the mighty Dragon Glass Ice Cave as an extra and explore one of Iceland's most popular natural phenomena.
✓ Thingvellir National Park ✓ Snorkeling between the continents in Silfra Fissure ✓ Thingvellir National Park ✓ Geysir geothermal area ✓ Gullfoss waterfall ✓ Geysir geothermal area ✓ Skógafoss & Seljalandsfoss waterfalls ✓ Glacier Hike ✓ Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon ✓ Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
✓ Golden Circle & Snorkeling day tour ✓ 2 Day South Coast tour ✓ Two nights of accommodation in comfortable hotels with breakfast included and private bathroom ✓ All necessary equipment for activities ✓ Certified guides, And more…
Are you ready for the adventure?
Hop on a comfortable minibus with our friendly, experienced guide and a small group on this 3-day excursion with us to explore the most famous locations in the Golden Circle and the South Coast.
For this multiday tour package we combine some of our best tour options. You’ll get the chance to see the famous Geysir and surrounding geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall and Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. While at Thingvellir National park, you will get suited up to snorkel in the crystal clear water of Silfra, which is situated right between the North American and European tectonic plates. Your experience swimming between the continents will be recorded and you will have GoPro photos to bring back as a souvenir.
On the second and third day, you’ll travel the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara and our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier. Add the mighty Dragon Glass Ice Cave as an extra and explore one of Iceland’s most popular natural phenomena.
You will be picked up from Reykjavík, and from there, set out to see Iceland’s most famous route: The Golden Circle. You’ll get the chance to experience everything that the area has to offer, including geothermal areas, waterfalls, and our favorite locals.
Snorkeling in Silfra
Within the waters of Silfra you will see the incredible shades of blue so prevalent in the fissure, as well as the natural under-water flora canyon walls. As you are swimming you will have the opportunity to move across continents, as you will be swimming between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which is one of Thingvellir’s most famous characteristics.
Thingvellir National Park
We visit the place where 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. At Thingvellir Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 AD where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.
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, an Instagram blockbuster waiting to happen!
Geysir Geothermal Area
The Geysir geothermal area hosts many of colorful hot springs and two geysers, erupting hot springs. One is called “Geysir” and lends its name to all the geysers in the world. Today, however, it seldom erupts. The other geyser is called “Strokkur” and erupts every 5 minutes up to a height of 40 meters.
After you had seen all these magical places, you’ll get back on the bus and we’ll take you to the hotel to rest and get ready for the second day of your tour.
The day begins with he 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 Instagram blockbuster!
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 meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge a staircase can take you to a shelf above the waterfall for stunning views. See if you can count your steps on your way up.
Glacier Hike in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park
We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the largest glacier in the country, Vatnajökull. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on your safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes we hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena. Skaftafell area has been used as a filming location for many famous TV shows and films, such as Game of Thrones, Interstellar, James Bond, and others… Follow the steps of your favorite characters into the glacier!
Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
Later comes Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats south. Tröll Expeditions will give you the opportunity to book a boat ride between the icebergs during summer time and get a closer look at the millenary ice. If boating is not your thing, then we walk alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature.
The 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 rocks 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, guaranteed to make your Instagram account pop!
Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
Then we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the massive waves of the Atlantic meet the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.
Optional Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave
You also have the option to add Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave as an extra for this tour. If you chose to do so, you’ll hop on our Super Jeep, put on your crampons and explore the mighty South Coast and Myrdalsjokull glacier. In this off-the-beaten-path tour to a natural ice cave underneath Katla volcano, you’ll admire the lunar landscapes, moss covered mountains and glaciers the South Coast of Iceland is so well known for, culminating in the mighty Dragon Glass Ice Cave, formed by the combination of fire and ice.And enter the mighty Dragon Glass Ice Cave, built by the combination of fire and ice.
After the tour we return to Reykjavik, arrival in the capital is expected around 20:00 (8:00 p.m.), but this is flexible and can change due to weather or traffic conditions, but fear not, it’s all part of your Icelandic travel experience!
So, what are you waiting for? Book this tour by selecting a date
✓ Pick-up might take up to 30 minutes, but please be ready at your selected location. On your voucher will be stated if we pick you up at your hotel or at the nearest designated Bus Stop. For walking distance to bus stops, please check www.busstop.is.
✓ Easy to moderate
✓ No minimum age. However, 8 year old is the age limit for glacier hike and ice caving, and 12 years old for snorkeling. If children under those ages are on the tour then an adult needs to stay with them while others do these activities.
✓ Thingvellir National Park
✓ Snorkeling between the continents in Silfra Fissure
✓ Geysir geothermal area
✓ Gullfoss waterfall
✓ Skógafoss waterfall
✓ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓ Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajokull National Park – Glacier Hike Tour
✓ Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
✓ Diamond Beach
✓ Reynisfjara – The Black Sand Beach
✓ Golden Circle & Snorkeling day tour
✓ 2 Day South Coast tour
✓ Two nights of accommodation in comfortable hotels with breakfast included and private bathroom
✓ All necessary equipment for activities
✓ Certified guides
✓ Small group (21 person max)
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
✓ Free GoPro underwater photos after snorkeling
✓ Hot drinks and cookies after snorkeling
• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
• Thermal layer and a warm pair of socks for snorkeling
• Joy and happiness!
• Participants MUST have read and signed this Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here. We recommend that you bring the form already printed out and signed, but you can sign the form at the meeting location if not.
• Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
• The limit is one 24″ suitcase per person. You can store your luggage in our office for 1,000 ISK. It can be added as an extra at the time of booking. If there is room on the bus, then we will bring the piece of luggage with us on the tour. The luggage fee however is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.
• We may have to adjust timings to try to avoid big crowds.
• Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
• You will see the designated pick up locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking.
• You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like.
• We recommend you bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.
-Have read and signed this Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here. We recommend that you bring the form already printed out and signed, but you can sign the form at the meeting location if not.
-Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
-Communicate in English at the time of the tour.
-Be physically fit.
-Not be pregnant.
-You must be ready to wear a drysuit tight at the seals to protect your body from the cold water.
-You must be a minimum of 150 cm and 45kg and a maximum of 200 cm and 120 kilos in height and weight.
-You must be a maximum of 69 years of age at the time of the tour to participate in this tour. Also, if you will be 60 years of age or over at the time of the tour, you need a medical waiver signed by a doctor, available on page 2 of this Snorkeling Medical Statement – click here.
-You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to participate in this tour.
-Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.
Reserve your spot for this 3-day Adventure tour in Iceland.
How does pick up work?
For tours that state that they pick up from Reykjavík, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. We offer free pick-up from Reykjavik city center. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.
What are designated pick up locations?
Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city centre to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher whether we will pick you up directly from your accommodation or from the designated bus stop locations.
How can I find the nearest designated pick up location?
Find the closest designated pick up location using the map below:
What should I wear for glacier tours?
Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof jacket with a hoodie, hiking boots with ankle protection and hard sole, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket or a soft shell with a hoodie is in most cases enough protection. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.
Do I need hiking boots?
We encourage bringing hiking boots for glacier tours. They have to hard on the sole and tight around the ankle. If you don’t have them, we have them for rent in all sizes in Skaftafell or Sólheimajökull. You can add them to your reservation at the time of booking or rent them on location pay with cash or card. The price is ISK 1,500 per pair. For ice climbing tours, boots are included in the price.
How difficult are glacier hikes?
We offer glacier hiking tours in Skaftafell and one in Sólheimajökull. Both locations either easy or moderate in difficulty. Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. If you are fit to walk for about an hour on an uneven surface a glacier hike is for you. Longer tours will be more challenging in endurance and some areas of the glacier. We also recommend you remember that we offer all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified glacier guide. If you have specific questions regarding one of our glacier tours, feel free to email us.
If I am pregnant, can I join a glacier hike?
This is a personal choice. We have had pregnant women on our glacier hikes and we always recommend you read the description of the activity to get a better idea. In any case, feel free to contact our Service Team for further questions and concerns.
What if it’s raining?
It rains a lot in Iceland, but we do not let rain stop us from going out and enjoy nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof clothing as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority. In case of extreme weather conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule. In these cases, you’ll receive a full refund.
How much luggage can I bring?
The limit is one 24″ suitcase per person. You can store your luggage in our office for 1,000 ISK. It can be added as an extra at the time of booking. If there is room on the bus, then we will bring the piece of luggage with us on the tour. The luggage fee however is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.