3 Day South Coast Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Waterfalls

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Join this 3 day tour to the Golden Circle and along Iceland’s south coast to discover the stunning unique natural Blue Ice cave, glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, volcanoes, strong rivers and magic waterfalls.

Join this 3 day tour to the Golden Circle and along Iceland’s south coast to discover the stunning unique natural Blue Ice cave, glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, volcanoes, strong rivers and magic waterfalls.  

After being picked up in Reykjavik in the morning, your next three days will be an unforgettable adventure exploring the many amazing natural wonders of the South Coast of Iceland.

The Golden Circle, which encompasses three of the most popular attractions in Iceland, is first on the agenda.   The beauty of Thingvellir, the magic of Geysir hot spring and the raw power of Gullfoss waterfall will create an unforgettable experience.   In addition, you will also visit the Kerid volcanic crater to cap off an amazing day of beautiful sights.

On the second day, visits to the famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss are amongst the highlights but you also visit the less known but no less beautiful waterfalls of Gljufrabui, Kvernufoss and Irafoss.   The black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its amazing surrounding area completes this exiting day.

After a good rest, your adventure continues the third day where you will visit the beautiful Skaftafell and walk on the Diamond Beach, an amazing black beach scattered with icebergs, next to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is where huge icebergs float in ice cold water and seals swim around them.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. The ice in the cave is spectacularly blue and is a very popular attraction. 

If you want to enjoy the Icelandic nature to the fullest and to witness one of Iceland’s most incredible natural phenomenon, then you should book this tour now as availability is very limited.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 – The classic Golden Circle and the Kerid Volcanic Crater

Setting out from Reykjavík on the Golden circle route, first you’ll delve into the mysteries of Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One thousand years ago, Viking lords stood in this valley to declare the law, make alliances and settle their nastiest feuds. You can also see the beauty of the natural environment here, from the gorge which marks the edges of the Mid-Atlantic Rift to fissures filled with sparkling water to Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

This is the meeting point of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which have spread so far apart that it is possible to stroll directly between them. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America!

The next stop features the biggest geysers found in the Haukadalur valley; Strokkur and Geysir.  You’ll visit Geysir geothermal area, named for the sleeping giant Geysir, which has been entertaining onlookers for more than 1,000 years with jets of boiling hot water shooting high in the sky. Though Geysir sometimes goes inactive for years at a time, as he is now, Strokkur still likes to put on a dazzling display, blasting water as high as 40 m (131 ft).

Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, is next. This is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. Powered by pure glacial runoff, water shoots along the two-tiered falls before plunging into the canyon far below.

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.

At the end of the day, your accommodation awaits in Seljaland, a lovely country guesthouse located in a beautiful spot close to Seljalandsfoss

Day 2 – South coast, the five waterfalls and black beach Reynisfjara

After a good night’s rest, your first stop today will be at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located beneath the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano.   Remember to ask your tour guide all about the colossal eruption back in 2010.   Close by is the beautiful but less known waterfall Gljufrabui which you will also visit.

Next up is the stunning Skogafoss, a drop of 60 m (200ft) of natural raw power that must be seen to be believed.   You will then have the additional pleasure of visiting the secret waterfalls of Kvernufoss and Írafoss.

Then it is on to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach nestling under Mt. Reynisfjall – seasonal home to numerous puffins that dive from its cliffs out to sea.  Black basalt has been shaped into amazing different formations, most notably the famous Reynisdrangar.  Beware the might of the Atlantic Ocean which looms with its powerful waves.

Day 3 – Glacier lagoon and the incredible Blue Ice cave

Today, you set off in the morning for a totally unique experience.   A visit to a natural stunning Blue Ice cave will be the highlight of the day.    After a drive through the lovely village of Vik, you stop at the Skaftafell national park where the amazing views will take your breath away!  

You then continue to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This famous lagoon is filled with huge chunks of ice that have cracked off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin and from there, your Ice cave adventure will begin.  

The ice caves only form in the winter when glacial water freezes to create this unique natural phenomenon.  Each season, the local glacier experts find the best caves to visit in an enjoyable and safe way.   From the glacier lagoon, they drive you through the best of Icelandic highlands in a special Super Jeep to the ice cave.  There you will have about an hour to explore and enjoy the magical blue caves.   Please do not forget to bring your camera! 

After this unforgettable adventure, you drive back to the Jokulsarlon where you join the bus again to head back to Reykjavik.    On the way back, you will of course be able to enjoy the beautiful nature of the South Coast and to make a quick stop in Vik village for some refreshments, while keeping an eye out for the Northern lights if conditions are right.  

 

What’s included?

• Accommodation for 2 nights in a double or a twin room with shared bathroom
• Breakfast
• Necessary safety equipment for the Ice Cave
• Professional tour guide in English in a minibus
• Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
• Entry to the Kerid Volcanic Crater
• Free Wi-Fi on bus

Not included:

• Lunch and Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour

Please note

If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 12.000 ISK is mandatory.

Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible. Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.

Here is a link to their website where you can find all details. http://www.luggagelockers.is/ We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M. To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time.

IMPORTANT: It can happen that the ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference.

We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.

What do I need to bring?

 
• Warm, wind & waterproof clothes
• Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Ice Cave. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent. 
• Camera

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event

Pickup Locations - Click to expand

Note: Pick-up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.
We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
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100 Iceland Hotel – pick up at Bus station 10
101 Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 10
101 Hostel – pick up at Bus station 10
101 Hótel – pick up at Bus station 6
101 Skuggi Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 7
105 – A Townhouse Hotel, Háteigsvegur 1, 105 Reykjavik
1912 Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 3
22 Hill Hotel, Brautarholt 22, 105 Rvík
27Soley – pick up at BSI bus station
3 Sisters Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 1
41 – A Townhouse Hotel – pick up at Bus station 7
4th Floor Hotel – pick up at Bus station 10
A Part Of Reykjavik Apartments, Brautarholt 2, 105 Rvík
Alba Guesthouse, Eskihlíð 3, 105 Rvík
Alda Hotel Reykjavik – pick up at Bus station 10
Alfred´s Apartments – pick up at Bus station 10
Alfred´s Studios – pick up at Bus station 10
Ambassade Apartments – pick up at Bus station 2
Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12 – pick up at Bus station 7
Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3 – pick up at Bus station 7
Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14 – pick up at Bus station 6
Apartment K – Hverfisgata 37 – pick up at Bus station 7
Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a – pick up at Bus station 6
Apartment K – Laugavegur 46 – pick up at Bus station 7
Apartment K – Laugavegur 74 – pick up at Bus station 10
Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86 – pick up at Bus station 10
Apartment K – Lindargata 60 – pick up at Bus station 7
Apartment K – Skólastræti 1 – pick up at Bus station 6
Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4 – pick up at Bus station 6
Apartments Aurora – pick up at Bus station 7
Apotek Hotel – pick up at Bus station 3
Arctic Comfort Hótel, Síðumúli 19, 105 Rvík
Atlantic Apartments and Rooms, Grensásvegur 14, 108 Rvík
B14 Hostel Fákafeni 11
Bed and Books, Þjórsárgata 3, 101 Rvík
Black Pearl – pick up at Bus station 1
Black Tower – pick up at Bus station 7
Brim Hotel, Skipholt 27, 108 Rvík
BSI bus station
Bus Hostel, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Rvík
Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall
Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur
Bus stop 11 – Austurbær
Bus stop 12 – Höfðaborg
Bus Stop 13 – Rauðarárstígur
Bus stop 2 – Tjörnin – The Pond
Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata
Bus stop 5 – Harpa
Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House
Bus stop 7 – Traðarkot
Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja
Bus stop 9 – Snorrabraut
Cabin Hótel, Borgartún 32, 105 Rvík
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre – pick up at Bus station 7
Capital Inn, Suðurhlíð 35d, 105 Rvík
Castle House Luxury Apartments – pick up at Bus station 2
Centerhotel Arnarhvoll – pick up at Bus station 6
Centerhotel Klöpp – pick up at Bus station 7
Centerhotel Miðgarður – Pick up at Bus Stop 13
Centerhotel Plaza – pick up at Bus station 1 – City Hall
Centerhotel Skjaldbreið – pick up at Bus station 7
Centerhotel Þingholt – pick up at Bus station 6
Central Apartments – pick up at Bus station 4
Central Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 2
Centric Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 3
Chez Monique – pick up at Bus station 1
City Center Hotel – pick up at Bus station 1
City Comfort Apartments – pick up at Bus station 10
City Park Hotel, Hallarmúli 1, 105 Rvík
Cruise Ship – Skarfabakki Harbour
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments, Rauðarárstígur 31, 105 Rvík
Embassy Luxury Apartments – pick up at Bus station 1
Eric The Red Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 8
Exeter Hotel by Keahotels – pick up at Icelandair Hotel Marina, Mýrargata 2
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel, Brautarholti 10, 105 Rvík
Forsæla Apartments – pick up at Bus station 8
Fosshótel Barón, Barónsstígur 2-4, 101 Rvík
Fosshótel Lind, Rauðarárstígur 18, 101 Rvík
Fosshótel Rauðará, Rauðarárstígur 37, 101 Rvík
Fosshótel Reykjavík Þórunnartúni – pick up at Bus station 12
Galaxy Pod Hostel, Laugavegur 172, 105 Rvík
Gallery Central Guesthouse – pick up at Bus Stop 4
Gest Inn – pick up at Bus station 8
Grand Hótel Reykjavík, Sigtúni 38, 105 Rvík
Grettisborg Apartments – pick up at Bus station 11
Grímur Hótel – Efstaland 26, 108 Reykjavík
Guesthouse Álfhóll – pick up at Bus Stop 1
Guesthouse Anna – pick up at BSI bus station
Guesthouse Aurora – pick up at Bus station 8
Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41 – pick up at BSI bus station
Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46 – pick up at BSI bus station
Guesthouse Borgartún, Borgartún 34, 105 Rvík
Guesthouse Butterfly – pick up at Bus Stop 1
Guesthouse Galtafell – pick up at BSI bus station
Guesthouse Lena – pick up at BSI bus station
Guesthouse Óðinn – pick up at Bus station 7
Guesthouse Pávi, Brautarholt 30, 105 Rvík
Guesthouse Snorri – pick up at Bus station 11
Guesthouse Summerday, Grensásvegur 24, 108 Rvík
Harbor – Miðbakki, 101 Rvík
Harbor – Skarfabakki, 104 Rvík
Harbor – Sundabakki, 104 Rvík
Harbor Faxagarður
Harbor Grófarbakki
Harbor Korngarður
Heida’s Home – pick up at Bus station 10
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, Suðurlandsbraut 2, 108 Rvík
Hlemmur Apartments – pick up at Bus station 10
Hlemmur Square – pick up at Bus station 10
Hostel B47 – pick up at Bus station 8
Hotel Borg- pick up at Bus station 3
Hótel Frón – pick up at Bus station 7
Hotel Hilda – pick up at Bus Stop 1 – city Hall
Hótel Holt – pick up at Bus station 2
Hótel Ísland, Ármúli 9, 108 Rvík
Hótel Laxnes
Hotel Leifur Eiríksson – pick up at Bus station 8
Hótel Lotus, Álftamýri 7, 108 Rvík
Hotel Metropolitan – pick up at Bus Stop 1
Hótel Örkin, Brautarholti 29, 105 Rvík
Hotel Óðinsvé – pick up at Bus station 8
Hotel Reykjavík Centrum – pick up at Bus station 1
House Of Spirits – pick up at Bus station 4
Ice Apartments, Laugavegur 1 – Pick up from Bus stop 6
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, Mýrargata 2, 101 Rvík
Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura, Nauthólsvegur 52, 101 Rvík
Igdlo Guesthouse, Gunnarsbraut 46, 105 Reykjavík
Inga’s New Guest Apartments – pick up at Bus station 8
ION City Hotel – pick up from Bus stop 7
Ísland Apartments – pick up at Bus station 7
Kerno Apartments, Hringbraut 79, 101 Reykjavík
KEX Hostel, Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavik
Klettur Hótel, Mjölnisholt 12-14, 105 Rvík
Kvosin Hotel – pick up at Bus station 1
Laugabjarg Guesthouse, Sundlaugavegur 37, 105 Rvík
Lighthouse Apartments – pick up at Bus station 4
Loft Hostel – pick up at Bus station 6
Loki 101 Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 8
Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5 – pick up at Bus station 6
Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6 – pick up at Bus station 2
Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1 – pick up at Bus station 2
Lækur Hostel, Laugarnesvegur 74a
Marina Apartments, Nýlendugata 18, 101 Reykjavík
Mengi Apartments – pick up at Bus station 8
Mosi Guesthouse, Búðagerði 9, 108 Rvík
Nicetravel office Fiskisloð 45M, 101 Reykjavik
Northern Comfort Apartments, Skipholt 15, 105 Rvík
Norðurey Hótel Laugardalur, Hrísateigur 14, 105 Rvík
Ocean Comfort Apartments – pick up at Bus station 4
Oddsson Hostel, Hringbraut 121, 101 Rvík
OK Hotel – pick up at Bus station 10
Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments – pick up at Bus station 7
Our House Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 8
Planet Apartments – pick up at Bus station 4
Radisson Blu Hotel 1919 – pick up at Bus station 6 – Safnahúsið / The Culture house
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga, Hagatorg, 107 Rvík
REKinn, Skipholt 15, 105 Rvík
Rey Apartments – pick up at Bus station 7
Reykjavik City Hostel, Sundlaugavegur 34, 105 Rvík
Reykjavik Downtown Hostel – pick up at Bus station 1
Reykjavik Hostel Village – pick up at Bus station 11
Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel – Pick up at Bus Stop 6 – Safnahúsið / The Culture house
Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Suðurlandsbraut 16, 108 Rvík
Reykjavik Residence Hotel – pick up at Bus station 7
Reykjavik Residence Suites – pick up at Bus station 7
Reykjavik4you Aparatments – Bergstaðastræti 12 – pick up at Bus station 7
Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85 – pick up at Bus station 10
Room With A View – pick up at Bus station 7
Sand Hotel – pick up at Bus station 7
Skuggi Hotel – pick up at Bus Stop 10
Sport Hostel, Álfheimar 74, 104 Reykjavik
Stay Apartments Bolholt, Bolholt 6, 105 Rvík
Stay Apartments Einholt, Einholt 2, 105 Rvík
Stay Apartments Grettisgata – pick up at Bus station 11
Stay Apartments Laugavegur 139
Storm Hotel – pick up at Bus station 12
Student Hostel, Hringbraut 29, 101 Rvík
SUNNA Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 8
The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments – pick up at Bus station 7
Tower Guesthouse- pick up at Bus station 7
Tower Suits – Pick up from Bus Stop 12 – Höfðatorg
Town House, Laugateigur 26, 105 Rvík
Travel Inn – pick up at BSI bus station
Villa Guesthouse – pick up at Bus station 8

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