- Trees planted 3
- Available jan, feb, mar, nov, dec
- Duration 3 days / 2 nights
- Location South coast of Iceland
- Number of participants Min. 1, max. 10
- Age limit No age limit
What you'll experience.
In this 3 day South Coast and Ice Cave Winter Tour with, you will get to see many of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Your journey will take you round the famous Golden Circle, to the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and finally you will get to visit the beautiful blue ice cave! If conditions for Northern Lights are right, you will also go hunting for this extraordinary natural phenomenon.
Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík on Day 1 and you’ll head straight for the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle consists of three of the most popular attractions in Iceland, the Þingvellir National Park, The famous spouting hot spring Strokkur at the Geysir geothermal area, and finally the majestic Gullfoss waterfall.
On day 2 you’ll visit 5 beautiful waterfalls on the South coast of Iceland and the very unique Reynisfjara black sand beach. You will also get to see vast lava fields, rushing rivers and glaciers.
On day 3 you will visit the extraordinary glacier lagoon and of course go caving in the beautiful blue ice cave. After your once in a lifetime experience, you will be taken back to Reykjavík and dropped off at your accommodation. Please note that it is only possible to bring small carry on luggage such as backpacks for the tour.
Please note that pick up starts at 8:30 AM, so you will have to be ready at your location from then.
Included in final tour price.
- Pick up & drop off
- Entry fee to the Kerið volcanic crater
- English speaking guide
- Technical glacier equipment for ice cave
- Accommodation for 2 nights
- Free Wi-fi on bus
What to bring.
- Warm clothes
- Rain gear
- Good shoes (hiking boots recommended)
- Þingvellir National Park
- Geysir geothermal area
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Kerið volcanic crater
- Kvernufoss waterfall
- Reynisfjara black sand beach
- Skaftafell National Park
- Svínafellsjökull outlet glacier
- Blue ice cave
- Northern Lights (if conditions are optimal)
The Golden Circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland. The Geysers, Golden Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park are classic destinations for any visitor here in Iceland.
Your first stop of the day will be at Þingvellir National Park. The Park lies within a belt of volcanic activity and fissures which cross Iceland, and is a part of the mid-Atlantic Ridge. This is where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart. Here you can stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America!
The next stop is the Haukadalur valley where the Geysir geothermal area can be found. Here you will see the hot spring Strokkur spout water 40 meters in the air.
Afterwards you will continue to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall that cascades down into the glacier canyon.
Finally, to add something unique to your experience, you will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerið. The volcanic crater is impressive by itself, but nestled deep in the bottom is a pure turquoise lake, contrasting with the striking red-and-black walls of the crater.
You will stay overnight at the cozy Nicehostel Seljalandsfoss on the south coast.
Today, you will explore five waterfalls on the south coast of Iceland.
The waterfalls are called Gljúfrabui, Seljalandsfoss, Írafoss, Skógafoss and Kvernufoss. We will also visit the unique black beach Reynisfjara near the village Vík.
In the evening we will hunt for the Northern Lights if the forecast is good.
You will spend the night at the cozy Nicehostel Seljalandsfoss on the south coast.
Today, you will take a close look at majestic glaciers and glacier lagoons. You will start your day by driving to the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. It’s filled with icebergs that have calved from the Breiðamerkurjökull outlet glacier and float slowly out to the North Atlantic ocean. Some icebergs wash to the shore and lie strewn on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. The Blue ice cave expedition will start from the lagoon. The drive from the glacier lagoon to the ice cave takes approximately 30 minutes and your guide will inform you about the surrounding area on the way. When you reach the location, you will have approximately 1.5 hours in and around the cave.
After the visit to the cave, you will journey to the Skaftafell National Park where you can spend some time wandering the hiking trails and basking in the tall trees and lovely mountain views there before making your way back to Reykjavík.
Arrival in Reykjavík is usually around 9:30 PM.
This tour is operated by our friends at Nicetravel. A family run tour operator that aims to offer personal service and creating memorable experiences for their guests. Their motto is simply: “be Nice”.