3 day south coast tour
On this 3-day tour, you don’t need to choose between the Golden Circle or South Coast. Discover it all!
Experience the south Iceland the way it should be. Combination of the Golden circle, South coast and the Glacier Lagoon with a glacier hike
Quick facts & Tour information:
- Available: November – March
- Duration: 3 days
- Activities: Sightseeing, glacier walk
- Languages:English, Icelandic
- Highlights: Thingvellir Geysir Gullfoss Black Beach Glacier Lagoon Blue Ice Cave.
IMPORTANT: It can happen that glacier activities are cancelled due to weather and/or safety reasons. In that case we will find alternative activities when possible and refund the price difference between the new activity and the cancelled one
Be ready at 8:30 for pickup.
- Pickup begins at: 08:30 – 09:00
- Reykjavík pickup
- Accommodation for two nights
- Glacier hike
- English speaking guide
What to bring:
- Warm clothes in winter
- Good hiking shoes
After pickup we head towards the Golden circle starting at Thingvellir National park, where you’ll get the rare opportunity to walk right on the meeting point of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Learn about the shifting of the plates and their influence on Iceland’s volatile volcanic landscapes from your guide as you admire the views and hear more about Iceland’s history as you visit the site of the world’s first parliament. The photo-worthy landscapes continue, as you stop by the Geysir geothermal area to see geysers including Strokkur and Geysir, the geyser after which all others are named. Stick around long enough to watch the Strokkur geyser erupt (around every 10 minutes), spurting a column of water up to 98 foot (30 meters) in the air. Stop for a lunch break near the hot springs (own expense) and then continue to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most visited sights. Your final stop of the day is the magnificent Kerid Crater Lake. Our first overnight stay will be in Hveragerdi
Our second day we start with a visit the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Glufrabui . The waterfalls are all fueled by Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano whose last great eruption put a stop to air traffic for weeks in 2010, making Iceland famous all over the world. Next we visit Skogafoss a sensational sight at any time of year. It has been seen in “Game of Thrones”, several Hollywood films and many music videos too. Skogafoss faces directly south, which means that there’s a great chance to see rainbows arching over the 60-meter-high cascade The last stop on this second day of our tour is the fabulous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Here dark volcanic sands stretch for miles, with powerful Atlantic waves crashing into the Reynisdrangar, a collection of brooding rock formations that lie just out to sea. There’s also an astonishing cliffside stack of basalt columns resembling a church organ that has to be seen to be believed. The stone arches of Dyrholaey can also be seen far out to sea. Watch your step as you explore and take pictures – the waves are often faster and stronger than you think. Our accommodation for the second night will be in the Vik area.
On our third and last day we head over to Diamond Beach where the glittering fragments of icebergs are slowly being sculpted into weird and wonderful shapes by the wind and waves. Lying on the vivid black sand beach like diamonds on a velvet cushion, the ice formations here are incredible. We will bring you here first, to make sure that you get the best photos, before taking you to the place the icebergs come from – the Glacier Lagoon at Jokulsarlon. Then we head over to Skaftafell for the final highlight of the trip, the glacier hike. Once you’ve been there, that blue ice cave may never exist again, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
After we have returned from the Blue Ice Cave to Jokulsarlon, we’ll begin to make our way back to the capital city