3 Day South Coast

Summer Tour

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.

Price from 98,900 ISK
Price from 704 EUR
Price from 768 USD
Price from 962 CAD
Price from 584 GBP
Price from 4893 RMB
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Duration

3 Days

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Highlights

✓ Thingvellir ✓ Gullfoss ✓ Geysir ✓ Skógafoss ✓ Seljalandsfoss ✓ Glacier Hike on Skaftafell ✓ Vatnajokull ✓ Jökulsárlón ✓ Diamond Beach ✓ Reynisfjara ✓ Boat Tour

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Included

✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board ✓ Accommodation with breakfast ✓ Small group experience ✓ Glacier Hike + equipment ✓ Boat tour at Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon

Are you ready for the adventure?

Overview

In 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 (this is a special summer activity – included in the price). 

 


Daily itinerary

Day 1

The 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, an 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”.

 

Day 2

The South Coast of Iceland

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.

Group of people hiking up the glacier with the ice fall in the back

 

Day 3

Glacier Lagoon & The Black Sand Beach

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.

 

General Information

Available

April to September

Pickup Information

09:00 am

Difficulty

Easy to moderate

Group size

18

Minimum age

Minimum age is 8 years old for glacier hike. If children under those ages are on the tour, then an adult needs to stay with them while others do these activities.

Highlights

✓ Thingvellir National Park
✓ Gullfoss waterfall
✓ Geysir geothermal area
✓  Seljalandsfoss waterfall
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Skógafoss waterfall
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Reynisfjara, “the Black Sand Beach”
✓  Glacier Hike Tour in Vatnajökull National Park
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Boat tour at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon
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Diamond Beach

Included

English speaking guide
Certified glacier guide
Small group
Boat tour at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon
Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
Glacier hike & equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
Two nights accommodation in a hotel with breakfast and private bathroom

What you need to bring

• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
• Joy and happiness!

Good to know

Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions and we may have to adjust timings to the short daylight of winter days.
The limit is one suitcase of 24 inches per person, but you can store your extra luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra fee at the time of booking, and is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.
Customers travelling on their own will receive a single room. Reservations for 2 people will be allocated a double room. For bookings of 3 or more, triple rooms will automatically be allocated. If these arrangements do not meet your requirements, please contact the provider.
Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. Pick up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.

Cancellation Policy

All-day tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours from the departure time with the full price refunded by sending an email to [email protected] All cancellations requested less than 24 hours from the departure time are non-refundable.
In the case of cancellation of the tour by the operator because of extreme weather, road conditions, or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date or booking other activities when possible or provide a full refund.
The 24 hour policy “applies to extras as well (rental Hiking Boots, Waterproof Jacket & Waterproof Pants).

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FAQ

How does pick up work?

We offer pick-up only from Reykjavik city greater area from designated locations found on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. 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. 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 center to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher if we will pick you up directly from your hotel or from the designated bus stop locations. Find the closest designated pick up location using the map on www.busstop.is.

What is a multiday tour?

A multiday tour is a tour that includes guided sightseeing and activities for more than one day and accommodation.

Why should I book a multiday tour?

All our multiday tours are in a minibus and offer small group experience. You don’t have to worry about accommodation during the time of the tour. These tours also drive further into in the countryside and give you the opportunity to explore Iceland in-depth and experience places that you would normally not be able to on a one day tour from Reykjavik.

Will I have a private bathroom?

All our partner hotels have private bathrooms.

Is breakfast included?

Yes, breakfast is included after each night of accommodation spent during the multiday tour.

I’m a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?

Yes, single fee supplement is mandatory for solo travelers on all multiday tours to ensure your private room in our accommodation. There is no way to opt out of single fee supplement if you are a solo traveler.

How much luggage can I bring?

The limit is one suitcase of 24 inches per person, but you can store your extra luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra fee at the time of booking, and is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.

What should I wear for glacier tours?

Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with high ankle protection, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket and pants 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 outdoor trips as they become very heavy and cold when they get wet.

Do I need hiking boots?

We encourage bringing hiking boots for glacier tours. They have to have hard on the sole and be tight around the ankle. If you don’t have them, we have them available for rent in all sizes while booking or at the glacier hike location for ISK 1,500 per pair with cash or card.

How difficult are glacier hikes?

Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. You have to be able to walk for about an hour up and down on slopes and uneven surface. Longer tours will be more challenging in endurance for 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.

How does weather affect my tour?

Wind and rain are common in Iceland, in addition to snow in the winter, but we do not let challenging weather 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 jacket and pants as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority, in case of extreme weather or road conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule your booking at a further date or provide a full refund.