Overview

4 days in Iceland filled with our best ever activities. The most exciting and spectacularly amazing way to spend 4 days in Iceland!

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir, Gullfoss & Geysir
  • Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Glacier Snowmobiling
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Glacier Walk

Explore the ultimate highlights of Reykjavík and South Iceland on this incredible 4 day adventure tour from Reykjavik. Each morning you are picked up from Reykjavík and whisked away to see unforgettable sights and experience amazing one-of-a-kind activities. From snowmobiling on Iceland's second-largest glacier to snorkeling between the tectonic plates at Silfra and glacier hiking. Join us for a journey of endless adventures!

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
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 4 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 12 years
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

529
Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • Transport to/from Reykjavik
  • All Activities
  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Bathing suit
  • Packed lunch
  • Towel and a change of clothing
  • Sturdy hiking shoes are essential for glacier hiking because it is not possible to fit ice crampons to any other footwear.
  • Those who intend to drive a snowmobile must bring a Driving License.

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Practical Information

Pick up starts at 9 am from authorized pick up points in Reykjavík. The pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready at the stated time.

We drive you to Silfra Fissure, at Þingvellir National Park. Your certified snorkeling guide will equip you with everything you need, give you a few simple instructions and you are ready to dive. Be prepared to be stunned by the beauty which surrounds you! You will see supernaturally brilliant shades of blue, as the exceptional visibility reveals the most amazing rock formations. Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility, which is simply unrivalled. There are four sections, each with a different character: the deep Silfra Crack, the majestic Silfra Hall, the expansive and rich blue world of Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon which has the most incredible visibility. Our insulated drysuit you will keep you comfortable as you enjoy the sensation of weightlessness and great serenity, drifting with the lazy current and witnessing the spectacular sights unfolding in the depths beneath you! Silfra is usually rated as a world top 10 dive. This is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates!

Please note: You will not be able to wear glasses whilst snorkeling, so unless you bring prescription goggles you will need to wear contact lenses. It is also important that you are able to clearly understand instructions given in English. There are some health and fitness requirements for snorkeling, together with size restrictions (drysuit sizes available), please ask about these when you book your tour.

Pick up is at 09:00 am in winter, and 8:00 am in summer, from your accommodation or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. This process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at the time stated on your emailed itinerary.

You travel through beautiful scenery to magnificent Gullfoss (the Golden Falls), on the Hvítá (the White River), which flows all the way from Langjökull glacier. Feel the extraordinary power as the water is forced through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages, pivoting spectacularly as it does so. At Geysir, you will see Strokkur, the most active geyser nowadays, erupting vast volumes of superheated water every 5 to 10 minutes. Þingvellir National Park is next, the amazing site of Iceland´s first parliament, Alþingi, which was founded in 930 AD. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only the place where the Alþingi was founded, it is also a great geological wonder of the world. The rugged cliff, created by the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates slowly moving apart, runs right through Þingvellir. Walking a pathway between two continents offers some incredible photo opportunities!

You will travel through the beautiful village of Flúðir, a highly geothermally active area on your way to the Secret Lagoon, the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. The Icelandic name is Gamla Laugin, meaning the old pool. The hot spring bathing pool is situated in a very beautiful area next to a forest, the pool is absolutely blissful and the nature around it is totally idyllic, there are places to sit and relax, walking paths and a geyser. Showers, comfortable changing rooms and a bar offering drinks and snacks are all available.

We expect to return to Reykjavík at around 17:00.

Day Highlights
  • Guided small group Golden Circle Tour
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Strokkur hot spring at Geysir
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Secret Lagoon hot spring bathing
Included
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon

Pick up is at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. This process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

Your tour will take you through farming areas, small towns and villages on the way to Seljalandsfoss, a really rare waterfall. You can actually walk behind the cascade, leaving you with a great appreciation of the power of these elegant falls, as well as some unique photo possibilities. Our next attraction is a giant step for those who have never set foot on a glacier!  Walking safely on ice crampons, accompanied by a certified glacier guide you will even be astounded by the sounds in this magical place, the ancient ice cracks and groans as it moves! See Sólheimajökull's spellbinding ice features including great steep-ridged crevasses. Most visitors are surprised to discover that glaciers are continually evolving. Your knowledgeable guide will really bring this world alive for you!

From white ice to the coal black beach at Reynisfjara. Witness the white-tipped wild Atlantic waves and the starkly beautiful black basalt columns and caverns. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs and basalt rock stacks which rise from the sea, the Icelandic legends say these are mischievous trolls who were turned to rock by the rising sun! Our final stop is at Skógafoss, a 60 m high thundering waterfall, you can get close enough to feel the spray on your face! Or climb the 527 steps to get amazing views from the top, a pathway from here leads all the way up to Fimmvörðuháls, between two great volcano mountains, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

Return to Reykjavík is around 18:00, the Icelandic weather can be somewhat in charge of timescales.

Day Highlights
  • The South Coast of Iceland
  • The black beach at Reynisfjara
  • Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls
  • Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Reynisdrangar basalt columns
Included
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
  • South shore sightseeing tour
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Professional guiding throughout

Pick up information:
From 1. November - 31. May: Pick up starts at 12:00.
From 1. June - 31. October: Pick up starts at 07:30.
Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.

You are taken through the picturesque scenery of South Iceland up way beyond Gullfoss waterfall onto the majestic frost-kingdom of Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland. This really is a once in a lifetime adventure, the glacier covers a vast area of 953 m2 and soars to a height of 14,500 m, surrounded by high mountain peaks. Our all terrain vehicle will deliver you to our remote snowmobiling base.

Your specialist glacier/snowmobile guide will give you your gear, a few, brief snowmobile driving instructions and you are ready, setting off for an hour on the ice. A rip-roaring ride which will really get the adrenaline racing through your veins! As you skim effortlessly across the pristine icy world of Langjökull you will feel as though you are sailing across a magical high plateau, a real-life fairy tale on a real-life and stupendous glacier. This is one of the most exciting and glorious experiences which anyone can have in Iceland - there really is nothing more special. Why settle for the ordinary when you can experience the extraordinary?

The snowmobile base is warm and cozy, with fabulous views. Restrooms and hot drinks are available.

You return to Reykjavík about 18:00 but the weather in Iceland can sometimes cause delays.

Remember to bring: Your Driving License, two people share a snowmobile, each person who wishes to drive must bring their Driving License. Warm clothing to wear under the snowmobile suits we provide and good hiking shoes.
When booking a solo ride snowmobile, an additional fee of 6000 ISK is charged.

Day Highlights
  • Scenic drive to Langjökull Glacier
  • Snowmobiling adventure
  • Langjökull Glacier
Included
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
  • Super Jeep transport onto Langjökull
  • Overalls, gloves, balaclava and helmet
  • 1 hour snowmobiling
  • Glacier/Snowmobiling Guide

Pick up starts at 9 am from authorized pick up points in Reykjavík. The pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready at the stated time.

We drive you to Silfra Fissure, at Þingvellir National Park. Your certified snorkeling guide will equip you with everything you need, give you a few simple instructions and you are ready to dive. Be prepared to be stunned by the beauty which surrounds you! You will see supernaturally brilliant shades of blue, as the exceptional visibility reveals the most amazing rock formations. Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility, which is simply unrivalled. There are four sections, each with a different character: the deep Silfra Crack, the majestic Silfra Hall, the expansive and rich blue world of Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon which has the most incredible visibility. Our insulated drysuit you will keep you comfortable as you enjoy the sensation of weightlessness and great serenity, drifting with the lazy current and witnessing the spectacular sights unfolding in the depths beneath you! Silfra is usually rated as a world top 10 dive. This is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates!

Please note: You will not be able to wear glasses whilst snorkeling, so unless you bring prescription goggles you will need to wear contact lenses. It is also important that you are able to clearly understand instructions given in English. There are some health and fitness requirements for snorkeling, together with size restrictions (drysuit sizes available), please ask about these when you book your tour.

Remember to bring: Warm long underwear, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm wool socks and a change of clothes (just in case).

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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