3 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights
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3 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights

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Feature

3-day

Destination

Glacier Lagoon, Golden circle, Ice cave, South Coast

Why we love this tour


  • Explore the most famous locations in the Golden Circle and the South Coast
  • Golden Circle, visiting the famous Geysir and the geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall, Thingvellir National Park 
  • Visiting the most worthy places along the south coast – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Black Sand Beach and Diamond beach!
  • Glacier hiking is highlighted to experience the glacier in zero distance!
  • Explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave
  • Northern Light Hunting
  • Small group experience – max. 21 per guide!
  • An experienced English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a comfortable hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom

 

Detailed description

-Day 1-

You will be picked up from your accommodation, and from there, set out to see Iceland’s most famous route: The Golden Circle. You’ll get the chance to experience everything that the area has to offer, including geothermal areas, waterfalls, and our favorite locals.

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. At Thingvellir Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 a.d. where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.

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 Instagram blockbuster waiting to happen!

Geysir Geothermal Area

The Geysir geothermal area hosts hundreds of colorful hot springs and two geysers, erupting hot springs. One is called “Geysir” and name giving for all the geysers in the world. Today, however, it erupts very seldom. The other geyser is called “Strokkur” and erupts every 5 minutes up to 40 meters.

After you had seen all these magical places, you’ll get back on the bus and we’ll take you to the hotel to rest and get ready for the second day of your tour.

Overnight at Hotel Hvolsvöllur or similar

-Day 2-

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The adventure begins when we pick you up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the South. Our arrival is announced by 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 Instagram 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 meter 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. See if you can count your steps on your way up.

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park

We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the one of the largest glaciers in the country, Vatnajökull. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on our safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes we hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena. Skaftafell area has been used as a filming location for many famous TV shows and films, such as Game of Thrones, Interstellar, James Bond, and others… Follow the steps of your favorite characters into the glacier!

Northern Lights Discovery 

Arriving at our hotel in the Southeast, you will move into your room, have dinner and then meet your guide for further information about the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good your guide will walk out with you in the vicinity of your hotel a good spot to hunt the famous Aurora Borealis.

Overnight at Guesthouse Gerði or similar

-Day 3-

Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon

Heading off day 3 is Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats south. Try walking alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature.

The 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 rocks 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, guaranteed to make your Instagram account pop!

Blue Ice Cave

The journey continues with the blue ice cave exploration. The exciting hike to reach the cave will take a few minutes – we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankles and have hard sole. Iceland’s nature is dominated by glaciers and it is only possible to explore them with a certified guide and safety equipment. Your guide will share with you his expertise about the ice caves, allowing you to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon – spoiler alert… it will be blue.

 

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach

Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance.

So, what are you waiting for?

Come and join us to see the Golden Circle, blue caves in South and glacier hiking! This is the ultimate Icelandic experience on a minibus with a small group and friendly experienced guide guaranteed.

Book this tour by selecting a date

• Note that order of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.

Meeting Information

  • Pick up: 8:00 from your hotel

Due to the regulations implemented regarding the shuttle traffic in the downtown Reykjavik, we have offered 13 pick up points instead of directly picking up guests from accommodations . Please click here for further information.

Duration

  • 3 days

Accommodation

DAY 1 : Hotel Hvolsvöllur

Please note that all accommodations are subject to change based on the availability.

Accommodations of similar quality would be offered in case of full booking.

 

DAY 2 : Guesthouse Gerði

Please note that all accommodations are subject to change based on the availability.

Accommodations of similar quality would be offered in case of full booking.

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Included

  • Free pickup and drop off in Rekjavik
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Small Group (21 persons max)
  •  Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a comfortable hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom

 

Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner

Luggage Information

The limit is one 24″ suitcase per person. You can store your luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra at the time of booking. If there is room on the bus, then we will bring the piece of luggage with us on the tour. The luggage fee however is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.

What you need to know

  • Minimum age requirements: No minimum age. However, 8 year old is the age limit for glacier hike and ice caving. If children under those ages are on the tour then an adult needs to stay with them while others do these activities.
  • Remember to bring:Warm outdoor clothing, hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
  • Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed by the operator. The hotels are in prime locations to maximize the changes of seeing them.)

Hiking Shoes

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping. Crampons will be used during glacier hiking, please make sure you have good hiking shoes. We recommend hiking shoes that are thick, sturdy and waterproof.

Please refer to below photos as reference:

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Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be emailed to hello@icelandeasy.com. Cancellation by Whatsapp, Facebook or other channels will not be accepted. A cancellation fee of 100% is charged if the booking is canceled 2 working days (Except Saturday, Sunday & Public holiday in Hong Kong) or less before departure day (counted as day 0).

 

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