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3 Day - South Coast, Landmannalaugar & Jökulsárlón


Discover the iconic South Coast with its famous waterfalls, black sand beaches, glacier lagoons and other fantastical locations. Get a chance to explore the wonderful Highlands at Landmannalaugar geothermal area.

Ice-Caving Super-Jeep waterfall

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This 3-day tour is a great opportunity to witness the variety of magical landscapes the South Coast of Iceland has to offer. You’ll explore ice caves on Europe’s largest glacier, embark on a full-day expedition to the beautiful Highlands, then soak in a natural geothermal pool. It can’t get any better than this!

  • Availability

    Jun. - Oct.

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from


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  • Price from

    93.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Guaranteed
Natural Ice Cave
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skogafoss Waterfall
Skaftafell - Vatnajokull National Park
Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon & Icebergs
Diamond Beach
Vik Coastal Village
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Eyjafjallajokull Volcano View
Hekla Volcano View
Hjálparfoss Waterfall
Frostastadavatn Lake
Natural Geothermal Pool
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
Guided Tour in a Minibus
All the Famous Attractions on the South Coast
Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
English Speaking Tour Guide
Specialized Glacier Gear
All Necessary Safety Equipment
Accommodation for 2 nights
Expert Super Jeep Driver
Geothermal Bathing
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

Are you visiting Iceland for at least three days during summer? Then this is the perfect tour if you want to see some of the most famous places in South Iceland and still get to see true hidden gems in the remote Highlands. It allows you to get out of the city, discover amazing landscapes and join great adventures!

Experience the well-known South Coast with beautiful waterfalls, lava fields out of sights, the emblematic black sand beach of Reynisfjara and the magical glacier lagoon along with its beach dotted with hundreds of ice chunks. Climb through the ice caves of Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier, take a boat trip at Jökulsárlón across the many icebergs (EXTRA) and hike in one of the most beautiful places in the Highlands. Trust me, you will not have time to get bored!

The South Coast

The South Coast of Iceland is the country’s most popular sightseeing route with the Golden Circle. When we talk about the South Coast, we usually think of the shoreline which stretches from Reykjavík to the coastal village of Vík. However, it can also include Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach in the Eastern end.

Located along the Ring Road, the South Coast is the most accessible part of the Southern region. There is a vibrant wildlife on the South Coast. During the summertime, many birds including puffins are nesting at Dýrholaey cliffs, near from Reynisfjara beach. Seals can also be spotted along the shore and more often at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The South Coast is thought to be one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland by many tourists who have been there.


Landmannalaugar is a true geological wonder located in the Southern part of the Highlands called Fjallabak Nature Reserve. During summer, it is one of the most popular places to go hiking and bathing in a natural hot spring. The surrounding multicolored rhyolite mountains makes it the perfect place to take great pictures with shades of red, pink, green, blue and yellow.

Landmannalaugar literally means the People’s Pool, because for centuries, it served as an area of shelter and relaxation for weary travellers and settlers. Nowadays, Landmannalaugar is above all the starting point of Laugavegur trek, named one of the 20 Best Hikes in the World by National Geographic. This route links Landmannalaugar to the beautiful Thorsmork Valley. It is necessary to have a 4WD to go to Landmannalaugar, which is why our guides will take you there with a fierce Super Jeep.

For fuller details please see the itinerary section!


Accommodation for 2 nights with breakfast is included. You will stay at a hotel or guesthouse out in the countryside.

Pick-up Information

Pick up is at 08:00 from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points
Arctic Adventures’ pick-up list.

Practical Information

What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and good hiking boots. A bathing suit and a towel if you want to bath in a natural warm pool at Landmannalaugar.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?

Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. Please note, we do not rent gear from locations, this must be booked in advance.


Please note

If you do not choose the single supplement you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.

Breakfast is included at your hotel restaurant on day two and three. Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on this tour. We will, however, be making stops where you can purchase all necessities.

Our main ice cave to visit is the Crystal Ice Cave. At times it is inaccessible however and in that case we will visit another ice cave. During the summer months (April-October), we will go to The Ice Cave Under the Volcano ice cave. If it is inaccessible, we will do a glacier hike instead.

Day 1: The South Coast

The tour will begin with pick up at 8 am (08:00) in Reykjavík. Then, we will leave the city and head towards the South Coast of Iceland, where we will pass by a few villages before arriving to our first stop: Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Walk behind this 60-meter high falls (200 feet) for a panorama of Iceland’s lowlands. Don’t forget your waterproof clothes and be prepared to get wet as you will have the possibility to get really close to the flow of water. Sturdy shoes are also a must as the pathway can be a bit slippery. Due to its proximity to the Ring Road, Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous and photographed waterfall in Iceland.

Back in the minibus, we go on a short journey to the next highlight which is Skógafoss waterfall. With a drop of 60 meters (197 feet) and a width of 25 meters (82 feet),it is possible to walk up to the top thanks to a stairway of 527 steps. As the falls produce a lot of drizzle, beautiful rainbows are often seen on sunny days at Skógafoss. The legend says that a settler named Þrasi buries his chest full of gold under the waterfall, but no one succeeded to catch it yet.

After the two iconic waterfalls of the South, the next stop is Reynisfjara black sand beach, one of the most well-known in the whole world. With its basalt columns and the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations rising from the ocean, the dramatic beach is really photogenic. Reynisdrangar is actually believed to be two trolls caught and petrified by the daylight. The place is so beautiful that in 1991, Reynisfjara was on the top ten of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. The roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean can be sneaky, it is recommended to always pay attention to them and never get too close.

We will stop for lunch at Vík, the southernmost village on the mainland, with approximately 300 residents. The main highlight of Vík is its beautiful church offering a panorama on the town as well as Reynisdrangar on a sunny day. There is a rich birdlife in Vík, one of Europe’s largest Arctic tern breeding grounds.

After a good meal (note that we don’t provide lunch and dinner), let’s make our way further east, where we will drive through unique landscapes including lava fields, volcanoes and glaciers. Once we arrive at the accommodation in Hof, near the biggest glacier in Europe, we will settle and enjoy some rest in the countryside. From the end of August until the end of April, if the conditions are good, this is a great place to watch the Northern Lights.

Day Highlights
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Vík Village
Pick-up from Reykjavík
Guided Tour in Minibus
Visit to All Highlights of the Day
Lunchbreak in Vik
One Night in a Hotel Room
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
  • Hof Adventure Hotel in the South Coast of Iceland
Adventure Hotel Hof
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Day 2: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave

Our second day will start with the beautiful Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, a real gem on the South Coast. In the summertime, it is possible to add an amphibian boat tour to your incredible journey (note that it is necessary to book it in advance). Navigating along the icebergs and having the opportunity to taste a 1,000-year-old ice is a total delight! The ice lagoon is fed by  Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier from the huge Vatnajökull. Every now and then, the glacier let go some ice chunks into the lagoon, they can be any size and any color. The icebergs then navigate to Jökulsá, the shortest river in Iceland, to end up on the shore of the Diamond Beach.

The black sanded Diamond Beach hosts hundreds of white and blue ice chunks.You definitely don’t want to miss this place on your trip to Iceland! Located right on the other side of the street at Jökulsárlón, Breiðamerkurssand (which is the real name of the beach) is a perfect place to stop and take incredible pictures with high contrast.  

The magic doesn’t stop here as we are now heading to the majestic Vatnajökull glacier tongue to visit an ice cave. Vatnakökull is the biggest ice cap in Europe and covers 8% of Iceland’s territory, with a surface of about 8,100 square kilometers (3,127 square miles). Our certified guides will take you deep into the ice cave to explore the hidden wonders beneath! Ice caves are all gorgeous, blues and whites that will take your breath away. On our journey, we’ll see meet some incredible ice formations and crevasses.

You will learn a lot about glaciers and ice caves as the guide will provide some surprising information about them. Vatnajökull National Park has been a major filming location for movies and TV shows such as Batman Begins, Game of Thrones and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Afterward, it is time to go to the accommodation for our second night in the capital city. We will rest at Reykjavik Lights Hotel.

During winter, we try to visit an ice cave instead of going glacier hiking.

Day Highlights
Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon
Diamond Beach
Optional Boat Ride
Vatnajokull National park
Natural Ice Cave
Breakfast at Hotel
One Night in a Hotel Room
Guided Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
Certified Glacier Guide
All Necessary Glacier Equipment
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
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Day 3: Landmannalaugar Safari

From Hella, we will head to the beautiful Highlands, one of the most remote parts of Iceland. Landmannalaugar is only accessible with four-wheel drive vehicles. With our fierce Super Jeep, the guide will take you all the way up to the mountains, with the snow-covered peak of Iceland’s most active volcano (Hekla) in the background.

If the weather allows it, we will drive up to 900 meters above the sea level to a wonderful panoramic viewpoint, where it is possible to enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding region. We will pass by rugged lava fields, big craters and several streams until we finally arrive at Landmannalaugar.

Time for a refreshing dip in the natural hot springs around. Don’t forget your bathing suit! What a great experience to be in a warm water with fresh air outside. It will be hard to go out of the pool. The next highlight is Ljótipollur explosion crater. There is a lake inside the crater, which makes it particularly photogenic. With its red slopes, blue water and lava layers visible at the brim, the crater is a great attraction for photographers.

Þjórsárdalur, or Thjorsardalur, is a lush valley formed by Hekla volcanic eruptions. Two rivers are running through the valley: Sanda and Fossa, and there are wide areas of birchwood, making this place part of the National Forests. The valley also hosts two beautiful waterfalls called Hjálparfoss and Haifoss, the latter being one of the highest in Iceland. This place has an impressively wide variety of landscapes. We will make a stop at Hjálparfoss, which is not less beautiful.

Hjálparfoss is a unique waterfall. The falls are on the top 20 of the most easily accessible waterfalls in Iceland. Hjálparfoss is a two-stepped waterfall near the confluence of river Thjorsa and Fossa. The name of the falls can be directly translated to “Help waterfall” because in the past, Icelanders traveled from the Northern Region to the Southern one throughout the Highlands and it was hard to find a good field for their horses to graze along the way, until they found Hjálparfoss, which was a great help for the horses.

The last highlights that we are going to see on our long trip is Lake Frostastadavatn. Surrounded by black lava fields and colorful rhyolite mountains, Frostastadavatn covers around 2,5 km² (1 square mile) and lies at 570 meters above sea level. The lake is rich in trouts and many fishermen are going there for fresh catches. The lake is also renowned for its vivid blue water and green vegetation.

Everything comes to an end and so does our amazing trip! We will drop you off in Reykjavík, near from your accommodation, by the end of the day.

Day Highlights
Hekla volcano view
Frostastadavatn Lake
Natural Geothermal Pool
Expert Super Jeep Driver
Certified Guide
Geothermal Bathing
Drop off in Reykjavík
How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.


How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

How is the weather/climate in Iceland?

There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.

If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.

How do I get to Reykjavik from Keflavík International Airport?

The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.

These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:

Airport Shuttle

The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.

Book your airport transfer in Iceland.


The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is always more expensive than the airport shuttle.  

For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.

What is it like to drive in Iceland?

Driving in Iceland can be tricky for two different reasons. The first being the weather conditions, especially in the winter months. The second reason is that if you’re not experienced in driving in conditions such as ice and snow then it could become dangerous.

If you are choosing a self-drive tour or to meet on location then make sure you have checked the driving conditions to make sure it is safe. At road.is you can find all the latest updates about travelling around Iceland. You should still check in the summer months just to make sure there is no storms or other types of weather warnings.

What is internet access like in Iceland?

Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.

Should I bring mosquito repellent when traveling to Iceland?

Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant!

Are there any useful numbers and services to know in Iceland?

Emergency number 112

Police 444-1000

Medical assistance 1770

Dental Emergency 575-0505

General Information 1819

Weather forecast www.en.vedur.is

Road conditions www.road.is

What are the main advantages of booking a multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multi-day tours are operated in a minibus which will give you a small group experience and a better connection with the guide.

Accommodation is included during your multi-day tour which is often booked far in advance. By booking with us, you don’t have to worry about finding an accommodation during the time of the tour. Staying overnight in the countryside gives you the opportunity to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to on a one day tour. Note that Adventure packages do not include accommodation.

You’ll have an English speaking licensed adventure guide throughout the tour that will be able to tell you about everything you will see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by are to give you the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

When booking with Arctic Adventures, you are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel and/or a guesthouse. The hotels we have partnered up with are all of the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking. The standard room is a twin room but it’s possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge.

If you are traveling solo, you will have to add the single room fee if you wish to have a single room.

All hotels have free Wi-Fi. Towels, a hairdryer and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels. Hotel breakfast is included!

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

A single supplement is available if you want to have your own room, but you are not required to pay a single supplement. If you are a single traveler and do not wish to book a single room, you’ll be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Are meals included in the tour?

If your tour includes accommodation, breakfast is always included during the tour at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant.

Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on your tour. (Unless it’s specifically stated in the description of the tour)

On our multiday tours, we will be making stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

You should count on spending around 8,000 ISK (80$) on food each day per person. Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are almost always accepted. Having a small amount of cash doesn’t hurt though.

Which type of meal options are available for me on the tour?

Breakfast is included at all the hotels we stay in during the tour. The breakfast will be a typical breakfast buffet, offering bread, toppings, cereal, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and tea etc.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch. We always try to choose places that have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels we stay at for the night.

What is my luggage allowance on a multi-day tour?

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs).

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

* It’s possible to store your luggage with us in Reykjavík while you are on your tour, for a small fee. We highly recommend storing the luggage in Reykjavík to help us reduce our carbon footprint.

* Please note that luggage storage is not refundable.

Does this tour suit me?

We do welcome participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. We have people of ages ranging from 8-99 years joining our multi-day tours.  Our average group usually consists of participants between the age 20-55 years. We do get a lot of solo travellers joining our tours, as well as families and friends.

If you have difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, you are more than welcome to skip it. You can explore your surroundings in the meantime or wait elsewhere. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available.

What will the average driving per day be?

We drive on average around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You will be spending approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. We do of course stop on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks and lunch stops.

I'm not sure I have all suitable gear, do you offer any for rent?

If you are not sure that you have suitable gear for your tour, we offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking boots. You can book these items and more under the selection “Extras” in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do so at least 24 hours prior to your tour starts.

For further information about rental gear:

2 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

3 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

4 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

5 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

6 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

Is it guaranteed that we will see the Northern Lights during the tour?

Most of the hotels we use during our tours are remotely located and therefore ideal to spot the northern lights. If the forecast is in your favor, then it is more than likely that you will be able to see the magical show put on by the dancing northern lights during your tour with us. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake up call up on request if the lights are spotted.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore we can unfortunately never promise that they will be seen. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions. The best time to see them is between September and March when it’s dark and clear. The sky needs to be as dark as possible, so the best places to see them are well away from city lights (that’s where we are going!).

For more information on the Northern Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

If we arrive in Iceland on the same date as we booked our tour, could we miss out on it?

We always recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30 am) you should be able to join the tour, but some risks would follow (i.e if the flight gets delayed) and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.

How do I book a tour with Arctic Adventures and what information do you need from me?

There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.

How do I pay for a tour with Arctic Adventures?
  1. You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
  2. You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
When is a booking for a tour with Arctic Adventures confirmed?

A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.

What currency do you accept?

We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.

Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.

Is there a participation minimum?

Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are travelling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.

Do you do private departures for any of your tours?

Yes, we arrange private departures on request. Most of the tours we offer can be arranged as a private tour. If you wish to have a private tour arranged you can contact us through email custom@adventures.is.

Please have a look at all of our private tours.

Do you have a waiting list for tours?

We, unfortunately, don’t have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.

How does the refund procedure work when we cancel a tour?

If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.

If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we, therefore, ask you to be patient.

If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished, this means that your payment is still with the booking agent and therefore, the refund will be processed by them.

If you pay with your card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.

I want to book but a member of my group has not reached the minimum age, what can I do?

We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.

Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.

The tour I am trying to book has less seats available than I need, what can I do?

Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.

Which payment methods does Arctic Adventures accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club for all countries.

In addition, we offer various local payment methods in many other countries such as UnionPay and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau).

Do I need any insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures tour?

As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.

What type of safety can be expected on the tours?

Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.

Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

Where can I find more information about Ice Caves?

The Ice Caves in Iceland are truly magical. If you want to learn more about them this information page on Ice Caves will be a great help.

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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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