Overview

Escape to the wintery island of ice and fire and you are guaranteed to discover unforgettable adventures and breathtaking beauty!

Highlights

  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Hot Spring Area
  • Lava Caving
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Glacier Climbing
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Blue Lagoon

Escape to the wintery island of ice and fire and you are guaranteed to discover unforgettable adventures and breathtaking beauty! This is the perfect mini holiday in Iceland, ideal for a short getaway or just as an addition to your stay in Iceland. This package has it all; stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and glaciers!

Please note: If you’re traveling with a party of 2 or more, be sure to book everyone under a single reservation. Otherwise, we can’t guarantee you will all be on the same tour activity.

This itinerary does not include hotel stays. For multi-day trips with accommodation, check out our Multi-Day Tours

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
  • Small group experience
  • Small group (minibus)
Availability All Year
Duration 3 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Moderate
Minimum age 14 years
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

380
Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • Reykjavik Pick-up
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon
  • Guided Golden Circle tour in Minibus
  • Caving with Experienced Caving Guide
  • Glacier hike with Certified Glacier Guide
  • Guided Tour on the South Coast in Minibus

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Practical Information

Pick up & drop off times:
Blue Ice Glacier hiking and climbing: Pick up starts at 08:00 am - duration around 10 hours with the transfer.
Golden Circle & Lava Caving: 09:00 am - duration around 8 hours
Blue Lagoon and Reykjavík: Pick up can vary depending on when you want to visit the Blue Lagoon.

Vouchers
Pick up and expected drop off times will be confirmed by our sales team after booking. When you arrange your trip you will initially be sent a voucher as proof of booking. This document will not contain your pick up and drop off details. Our sales team will send you a separate email containing your full itinerary, so please look out for this.

If you don’t want to do the whole package all of the activities can also be done separately:
Glacier hiking and ice climbing
Golden Circle and Lava tube exploring

 

Pick up starts at 9 am from your Reykjavík pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We start with a visit to the world under the great lava field in the Blue Mountains where you get the chance to witness how the volcanoes created Iceland. This is an amazing hike through an ancient underground lava tube. After the hike, we drive onwards to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is truly a great sight with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur. After a short lunch stop, we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, home of the erupting hot spring. Here, you will get the chance to watch the heated water gurgle, bubble, and escape the ground with enormous force up to 25 meters high. Our last stop will be the famous Þingvellir National Park (en. Parliament Fields). Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. It is a beautiful park that is also the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet with a clearly visible rift valley.
We will then head back to Reykjavik, and arrive around  5 pm.

Golden Circle
The famous Golden Circle route contains three outstanding natural phenomena. First, there is the geothermal area, Geysir, home of the original erupting “geyser” and his little brother Strokkur. Catch the sight of superheated water bursting from the ground up to 25 meters high. Next, there is Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss, “the Golden Waterfall”, is an amazing sight. The water flows 32 meters down three steps of lava rocks with breathtaking power and grandeur. Last but not least, is the Þingvellir National Park. Here lies the biggest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the birthplace of Alþingi, the oldest existing parliament in the world founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Þingvellir is also a place of many geological wonders as it lies in the tectonic rift valley between America and Europe. It is completely surrounded by beautiful volcanoes created from the ongoing tectonic drift.

Lava Caving
Iceland is often talked about as the land of Ice and fire due to its glaciers and volcanic activity. Iceland has a lot of volcanic activity, with dozens of earthquakes everyday. Much of Iceland is covered by huge lava fields as a consequence of numerous volcanic eruptions through the years. The lava tube caves that you will visit on our caving tours are formed when liquid lava flowed in high volume beneath a hardening surface. When the eruption came to an end and the lava cooled down we were left with these incredible tubes beneath the surface that are perfect for exploring. Lava tubing is a great way to see a different side of Iceland and put yourself into the speleologist’s shoes while exploring the magnificent formations nature has made for us to enjoy.

Day Highlights
  • Lava field in Blue Mountains
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Thingvellir National Park
Included
  • Pick up in Reykjavik
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Lava Caving with experienced guide
  • All necessary caving equipment

Pick up starts at 09:00 AM from your Reykjavík pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

Here is your chance to hike an immeasurably magnificent Glacier. This trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water- truly a phenomenon. On this tour, we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will walk along the beautiful glacier and also test our ice climbing skills. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines. On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Skógafoss. This trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water- truly a phenomenon. On this tour, we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will walk along the beautiful glacier and also test our ice climbing skills. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines.
We will then head back to Reykjavik, and arrive around  6:30 pm.

 

Day Highlights
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Glacier Hike
  • Optional Ice Climbing
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
Included
  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Optional Ice Climbing
  • Certified Glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier equipment

You start your last day with a visit to the one and only Blue lagoon. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and can choose between multiple return times from the lagoon again. So you can choose how long you soak in the magical blue water. The iconic Blue lagoon is the first things that come to mind for a lot of people when they think about Iceland. Being located so perfectly, in the middle of a lava field in between the airport and the capital, it’s kind of a must for anyone traveling to Iceland. Blue lagoon’s water is all natural, pumped up from the ground where it’s heated by the hot lava that flows underneath the surface. It’s rich with minerals that leave your skin smooth and soft and is actually known to have healing powers for psoriasis and eczema. Doctors in Iceland actually believe that strongly in the power of the water that they write prescriptions to go to the lagoon. Soak in this magical lagoon in the most charming Icelandic location. You will not be disappointed.

Afterward, you have time to explore Reykjavik on your own. You can either choose to stroll through the city center on foot or take a ride with a hop on/hop off bus* to get a broader picture. Maybe sitting in one of the city’s many cafés is more to your liking, whatever you prefer – this is your day.

Day Highlights
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Explore Reykjavik on your own
Included
  • Pick up in Reykjavik
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon

FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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