Overview

Visit the Most Famous Sightseeing Spots in Iceland on 4-Day Excursions from Reykjavik!

Highlights

  • South Coast
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skogafoss
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • The Golden Circle
  • Reykjanes Peninsula

Our 4-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik combines Iceland’s most famous attractions with lesser-known gems into one package. Join us and visit Iceland’s South Coast, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, highlights of the Golden Circle, and geothermal and volcanic paradise of Reykjanes Peninsula. Travel in a comfortable minibus and explore Iceland’s best natural wonders on our small-group tour.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 4 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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What's included

Included

  • Guided Minibus Tours
  • Pick-up and drop off from Reykjavik
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Free WiFi on the Minibus

What to bring

  • Waterproof and warm outdoor clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Gloves
  • Headwear
  • A swimsuit and a towel
  • Packed lunch

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation

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Itinerary

Practical Information

Pick-up Information

Pick up begins at 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM, depending on the day and the season. We’ll pick you up from your pre-selected location from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavik. The pick-up might take up to 30 minutes, we thank for your patience in advance.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Please note: The Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour has an optional extra. We recommend you select the tour to Vatnshellir cave when booking. If you choose not to join the caving tour, you can take a short walk around the area with your guide.

After the Reykjanes tour, if you wish to visit the Blue Lagoon, you need to book the entry ticket in advance at bluelagoon.is. We recommend that you book your ticket for 3:00 PM, as we’ll drop you off at the lagoon at around 2:45 PM after our excursion to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Please keep in mind that you’ll have to arrange your own transport for the return to Reykjavik or to Keflavik Airport if your flight is later that day.

You’ll be picked up at your pre-selected location in Reykjavik at 8:00 am (or 9:00 am in the winter season). We’ll head towards the east over Hellisheiði pass and through the lowland of Mýrdalsjökull’s outlet glacier Sólheimajökull.

We make our way towards Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach on the South Coast. Enjoy the sight of Reynisdrangar basalt stacks rising from the sea!

The next stop is a charming fishing village, Vik. We’ll explore the town and visit an old local church. From here, we’ll hit the road towards Reykjavik, but make a few more stops on our way. We’ll visit a 65-meter (213-ft) Skógafoss Waterfall and the picturesque Seljalandsfoss Waterfall that you can walk behind!

We’ll drop you off at your pick up point in Reykjavik at around 6 PM.

Day Highlights
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Vík in Mýrdalur
Included
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided Visit to South Shore Highlights
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

We begin the day by picking you up from Reykjavik. From here, we make our way towards the west and through the dramatic lava field of Berserkjahraun. Through a rural highland pass, we drive over to the south side of Snaefellsnes.

One of the first sights we visit is Mt. Kirkjufell — the most photographed mountain in the country! You’ll recognize it instantly from the many pictures you’ve seen it in. The mountain towers over an idyllic fishing village, Grundarfjörður.

Our lunch stop is at Olafsvik, another remote fishing village that’s no less charming than the previous one.

The next destination is the dramatic black pebble beach, Djúpalónssandur. Make sure you ask the guide about the shipwrecks lying on the beach.

Arnarstapi village is another charming hamlet that we visit. We’ll take a stroll along the scenic coastline and visit Miðgjá stone bridge, a naturally arched rock on the coast.

Next up, an optional guided tour to Vatnshellir Lava Cave in Snæfellsjökull National Park. Located right by the Snæfellsjökull Glacier, the cave provides a chance to explore the mysterious underground world that you never imagined!

On our way back to Reykjavik, look around to see the impressive Gerðuberg basalt columns. These basalt columns stand in various geometric shapes – you’d never think it’s a completely natural creation!

Before we wrap up the day, we’ll make a quick stop to get a tasty Icelandic hot dog. We’ll return to Reykjavik at around 8 PM.

Day Highlights
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Village of Arnarstapi
  • Lava Cave Vatnshellir
  • View of Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Borgarnes
  • Gerðuberg basalt columns
  • Vatnshellir lava cave (optional extra)
  • Djúpalónssandur Black Sand Beach
  • Ólafsvík
  • Saxhóll Crater
  • Búðakirkja Church
  • Miðgjá stone bridge
Included
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Guided Tour in Mini Bus
  • Guided Caving Tour (Optional)
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

Today’s sightseeing includes the iconic Golden Circle with all three of its main attractions.

The first stop of the Golden Circle is the historic Þingvellir National Park. It’s an important site for all the Icelanders, as Althing, Iceland’s parliament was founded in Thingvellir in 930 c.e.

Thingvellir is also home to the famous Silfra Fissure where divers and snorkelers can explore the underwater world between two continents. The tectonic plates drift apart every year, making Thingvellir an ever-expanding National Park! Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous attractions in the country.

The second stop is Geysir Geothermal Area, where the most active geyser Strokkur puts on a fascinating show every 4-10 minutes. Gullfoss (or the Golden Falls) is our next destination and is one of Iceland’s most powerful waterfalls.

To make this day even more special, we’ll add extra stops and take you to lesser-known sites. We’ll visit Friðheimar Greenhouse, where you’ll have an expert tell you about farming and growing tomatoes. You’ll even have a chance to taste them yourself!

We’ll also visit the volcanic crater Kerið and finish up the day with a stop at Brú to meet and pet charming Icelandic horses!

We should be back in Reykjavik at around 5 PM.

Day Highlights
  • The Golden Circle Sightseeing
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Friðheimar Greenhouse
  • Geysir Hot Spring Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Kerið Volcanic Crater
  • Icelandic Horses
Included
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • A Guided Tour of the Golden Circle
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fee to Kerið Crater
  • Free WiFi on the Bus
  • Friðheimar Exhibition
  • Taste Local Tomatoes
  • Icelandic Horse Petting

Due to its diverse volcanic and geothermal activity, Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland has been dubbed a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Our first stop today is Lake Kleifarvatn. This groundwater-fed lake is situated in a volcanic crater and it’s the largest lake on the peninsula with the depth of up to 100 m (328 ft) at some points. According to legend, a mythical creature lives in the waters of Kleifarvatn. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of it?

We’ll visit the Krysuvik area which features multicolored hill slopes, colorful craters, and bubbling hot springs. It’s home to many bird species, including razorbills, kittiwakes, and guillemots.

Gunnuhver is a highly active geothermal area with plenty of mud pools and steam vents boiling under your feet. Surrounded by colorful rocks the area looks out of this world! Ask your guide about the tragic legend of Gudrun, a suspected witch whose ghost might still be hovering over the fields to this day!

After today’s tour, we can drop you off at Keflavik Airport. We can also take you to the Blue Lagoon if you wish to finish up the day with a relaxing soak in the mineral-rich water (book your ticket separately at bluelagoon.is).

If you go back to Reykjavik with us, we’ll reach the city at around 3:30 PM.

Day Highlights
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Kleifarvatn Geothermal Lake
  • Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
  • Gunnuhver Steaming Mud Pools / Hot Springs
  • Reykjanesviti Lighthouse & Bird Cliffs
  • The Bridge Between the Continents
Included
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All Entrance Fees (except Blue Lagoon)
  • Free WiFi on the Bus

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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