4-Day Iceland Highlights Tour: Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Landmannalaugar

From

kr.209990

Min Age

10 years

Duration

4 days

Overview

Get ready for an incredible four-day journey through Iceland’s most captivating sights! Our adventure kicks off with the renowned Golden Circle, where we’ll explore Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the bubbling Geysir.

On day two, we’ll be awestruck by the mesmerizing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell Nature Reserve, with a hike to the stunning Svartifoss waterfall.

The third day is all about experiencing the highlights of the South Coast, from the dramatic Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach to the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall and the captivating Eldhraun Lava Field.

We’ll wrap up our journey with an unforgettable hike through Landmannalaugar on the fourth day. The landscapes there are truly otherworldly, making it a fitting finale to our adventure

Highlights Of The Tour

✓ Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)

✓ Geysir Hot Springs

✓ Gullfoss Waterfall

✓ Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

✓ Skógafoss Waterfall

✓ Skaftafell – Vatnajökull National Park

✓ Svartifoss Waterfall

✓ Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon

✓ Diamond Beach

✓ Katla Ice Cave Visit

✓ Landmannalaugar Hike

✓ Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

✓ Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Included/Exclude

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided Tours with English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel Room with Private Bathroom for 3 nights
  • Hotel Breakfasts
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
  • Highlights of the South Coast & Golden Circle
  • Bathing in Natural Hot Pool
  • Landmannalaugar facilities fees
  • Katla Ice Cave Visit
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • All Necessary Equipment

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons

Tour Plan

About the Tour

Golden Circle: Explore Iceland’s Iconic Attractions

Embark on a journey along the Golden Circle, a renowned route showcasing some of Iceland’s most famous attractions. Visit the Geysir Geothermal Area, where bubbling geysers await, along with the historic Thingvellir National Park, and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, and Katla Ice Cave: Discover Glacial Marvels

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Iceland’s glacial landscapes. Explore the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, home to floating icebergs from the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier. Then, venture into the wild beauty of Skaftafell Nature Reserve, featuring glaciers, waterfalls, and black sand deserts. Finally, marvel at the unique Katla Ice Cave, nestled beneath a volcano, offering a rare glimpse into Iceland’s geological wonders.

South Coast Sightseeing: Marvel at Nature’s Wonders

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Iceland’s South Coast. Explore the awe-inspiring Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, known as “Bieber Canyon” after Justin Bieber filmed a music video there. Witness the vast Elhraun lava field, formed after a monumental volcanic eruption. Then, visit Reynisfjara black sand beach, renowned for its striking scenery and powerful waves. Explore iconic waterfalls like Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Iceland’s southern landscapes.

Landmannalaugar: Experience Geothermal Paradise

Discover the enchanting beauty of Landmannalaugar, a geothermal wonderland boasting crystal-clear lakes, vibrant hiking trails, and stunning volcanic landscapes. Explore rambling lava flows, soak in hot springs, and marvel at the colorful peaks of this unique destination. Whether you’re an avid hiker or simply seeking to immerse yourself in Iceland’s natural beauty, Landmannalaugar offers an unforgettable experience.

 The Famous Golden Circle

Our adventure begins with the renowned Golden Circle attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, and Geysir.

Thingvellir National Park holds deep historical significance as the birthplace of the Icelandic nation, where the first parliament convened in 930 CE. This geological marvel sits between the diverging North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, offering a fascinating glimpse into Iceland’s natural history.

Next, we’ll visit Gullfoss, often referred to as the Golden Falls, a majestic waterfall that stands as one of Iceland’s most iconic and frequently visited attractions. Watching the Hvita river cascade down its two stages is a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Our journey continues to Geysir, home to Iceland’s most active hot spring, Strokkur. This “little brother” of Geysir delights visitors with its regular eruptions of boiling water, occurring every 5 to 10 minutes.

After a day filled with exploration and excitement, we’ll retire for the night near the charming town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. 

 Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell Nature Reserve

In the morning, we’ll set off for the mesmerizing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the adjacent Diamond Beach. This enchanting lagoon is adorned with icebergs of all shapes and sizes, gracefully drifting towards the Atlantic Ocean. Some of these icebergs find their way to Diamond Beach, where they glisten like crystals against the dark sands.

Following our time at Jökulsárlón, we’ll make our way to the nearby Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Here, we’ll begin our visit at the information center, where we’ll watch a brief film introducing us to the wonders of the National Park and its glaciers. Then, we’ll embark on a hike to Svartifoss waterfall, renowned as one of Iceland’s most unique waterfalls and a beloved attraction within the park.

 South Coast Sightseeing and Katla Ice Cave

After a delightful breakfast, we’ll begin our journey along the enchanting South Coast of Iceland. Weather permitting, we’ll start our day with a scenic detour to Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, a picturesque natural wonder.

Next, we’ll venture to the iconic Eldhraun lava field, a testament to the earth’s raw power during a volcanic eruption.

Our adventure continues with a visit to Katla Ice Cave, the only ice cave accessible year-round. Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of an authentic ice cave. Remember to bundle up warmly, as temperatures inside the cave are below freezing.

Then, we’ll make our way to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, where you can witness the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean in all their splendor. Exercise caution, as the waves here can be unpredictable.

After exploring Reynisfjara, we’ll marvel at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, cascading majestically from a height of 60 meters. For the adventurous souls among us, there’s the option to climb the 527 steps for a breathtaking panoramic view from the top.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll arrive at Hotel Hella for a well-deserved night’s rest after a day filled with exploration along the South Coast.

  Landmannalaugar Hike

After a satisfying breakfast to kickstart our day, we’ll set off towards Landmannalaugar for an unforgettable hiking adventure. The trail we’ll be tackling spans approximately 8-10 kilometers, taking us around 4 hours to complete. Along the way, we’ll traverse the Laugahraun lava field, wander through the stunning Vondugil Canyon, and ascend to the summit of Mt. Brennisteinsalda, known for its vibrant hues that define the landscape. As we make our way back, we’ll pass through the picturesque Graenagil Gorge, aptly named for its lush greenery. If time permits, we may even venture to climb the Blahnukur Volcano before indulging in a well-deserved soak in the rejuvenating hot springs of Landmannalaugar, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

What To Bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing including layers
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Sturdy hiking boots are essential for visiting ice cave

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations for all-day excursions can be made by email up to 24 hours before departure, and the entire money will be returned. Any cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time are not subject to refund.
  • If the operator cancels the trip due to severe weather, hazardous driving conditions, or other reasons, we will help you rebook a different day or book alternate activities if feasible, or we’ll give you a full refund.
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