Overview

This 5-day holiday package offers a broad selection of great adventure highlights - glacier hiking, Ice climbing, snorkeling, sight seeing, blue lagoon and more.

Highlights

  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring area
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Horseback riding
  • Silfra Fissure
  • Snorkeling
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Leiðarendi (Leidarendi Cave)
  • ATV's - Quad biking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Glacier Hiking

This is the king of package tours for those who want to experience all of the spectacular adventures that Iceland can deliver: snorkeling in Silfra, lava caving, an amazing ice climb, glacier hiking, horseback riding and more. This tour offers an amazing opportunity to truly know this land of fire and ice. An adventurer by day, each night you return to Reykjavík with its exciting restaurants and nightlife.

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 5 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 14 years
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

743 USD

Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • Pick up from Reykjavík
  • Highlights of the Golden Circle
  • All activities from highlights
  • Certified Guides for each activity
  • Required equipment for each activity
  • Blue Lagoon entrance fee

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or wool tops
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater and pants)
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Information

This Reykjavík package tour is the very best of winter adventure packages. Full details about each day’s activities are shown in the itinerary.

Pick up & drop off times:

  • ATV & Horses: 09:00 am – duration about 9 hours.
  • Snorkeling in Silfra: pick ups are between 08:00 and 09:00, precise timing depends on the season. – duration about 4 hours with the transfer.
  • Golden Circle & Lava Caving: pick ups are between 08:00 and 09:00, precise timing depends on the season. – duration around 8 hours
  • Blue Ice Glacier hiking and climbing: pick ups are between 08:00 and 09:00, precise timing depends on the season. – duration 10 hours with the transfer.
  • 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:
ATV and Horseback riding
Snorkeling in Silfra
Golden Circle and Lava caving
Glacier hiking and ice climbing

Please note: It is possible to upgrade to a solo ATV bike for the ATV & Horse Riding tour. The price of the ATV part of the tour is for two persons sharing an ATV. Please note that when booking in odd numbers an extra fee will have to be paid on location 6.000 ISK extra per person).

Pick up at 9:00 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 09:00.

We drive out of the city to Íshestar, a horse farm set in spectacular surroundings close to the Bláfjöll Mountains. We will saddle up ready for our Icelandic horseback adventure which will take us through the lava fields close to, Helgafell, a fabulous mountain volcano. This is a classic horse riding tour through stunning and dramatic scenery, the lunar vistas of the lava field will leave you in no doubt at all that you are in Iceland!

You will ride through vast lava fields and across beautiful hillsides to Hvaleyrarvatn, a stunning and charming lake just south of Hafnarfjörður. This area around this beautiful and picturesque lake is much-prized as a recreation area by local people. Icelandic horses are well-behaved and the riding paths here are safe giving you the chance to really appreciate the superb scenery, with the beautiful Bláfjöll Mountains (the Blue Mountains) framing the horizon.

You are then brought back to Reykjavík where you get a short break before being picked up for your ATV ride. At the ATV base near Mossfellsbær a powerful and rugged 650 cc CanAm Outlander Max Quad Bike will be waiting for you. Some simple instructions and you are ready to ride! Your adventure starts with a journey to Hafravatn, a stunning lake beneath steep mountains, with some lovely wooded areas. This is a very popular fishing and picnicking spot with Icelanders, a few of whom are lucky enough to have summer houses with views of the lake.

Now to get the adrenaline really flowing! Roaring off to the top of Mount Hafrafell will certainly do that! From the top the views, on a clear day, are mind-blowing, Mount Úlfarsfell, the valleys behind Mosfellsbær, the whole of the bay around Reykjavík and the Reykjanes peninsula will stretch out before you. This really is the most magical way to explore the mountains on the outskirts of the city!

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes, headwear and gloves.

Day Highlights
  • Icelandic Horses
  • Lake Hvaleyrarvatn
  • ATV ride
  • Lake Hafravatn
  • Mountain, country and lava views
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Horseback riding tour with experienced guide
  • All necessary horse riding equipment
  • ATV ride with all necessary equipment

Pick up at 9:00 from your accommodation or a nearby pickup location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pickup process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 09:00.

The Silfra Fissure is one of Iceland’s glittering jewels and one of the most desirable snorkeling locations in the world. From the surface, this narrow channel of blue water meanders through a chasm in the lava field very close to the site of the oldest still existing parliament in the world, Iceland´s Alþingi. Silfra actually sits within the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates at Þingvellir where the plates have been slowly edging apart. Exploring the fissure from beneath the surface, a magical world, with amazing scene after amazing scene opening out before your eyes will unfold.

You will be stunned by supernaturally brilliant shades of blue, as the exceptional visibility reveals incredible rock formations within this amazing sub-aquatic chasm. Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility, which is simply unrivaled. Comfortably warm in an insulated drysuit you will be free to enjoy feelings of weightlessness and supreme serenity as you drift along with the lazy current, simply awe-stricken at the spectacular sights in the depths beneath you!  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. Silfra has frequently been rated as one of the world’s top ten dives. There is nowhere else in the world where you can dive in a fissure between two tectonic plates! Are you up for a really special and totally unique experience?

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.

Day Highlights
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Certified Snorkeling Guide
  • All snorkeling equipment

Pick up at 9:00 from your accommodation or a nearby pick up location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 09:00.

We start with a visit to a fascinating lava tube cave beneath the lava field at Bláfjöll (the Blue Mountains), not far from Reykjavík. Your qualified and experienced caving guide will get you kitted out with a helmet and a torchlight before escorting you down into the lava cave tube. You will learn how the incredible lava formations were created in this stunning and surprisingly colorful world. Sometimes the cave is amazingly spacious and high, in other parts you will need to travel on all fours.

You then travel to the Golden Circle: Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), Geysir, to see Strokkur erupting huge volumes of superheated water every 8 to 10 minutes and then Þingvellir National Park. Here you will see the amazing site of Iceland´s first parliament, Alþingi, which was founded in 930 AD. This amazing place is the site of the oldest continuous parliament in the world and one of the greatest geological wonders. It can clearly be seen here how the tectonic plates have moved apart creating the magnificent and rugged rift valley.

This day tour has it all: stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and a great caving adventure!

Day Highlights
  • Lava fields in Blue Mountains
  • Lava Caving
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal area
  • Thingvellir national Park
Included
  • Guided Lava Cave tour
  • Experienced Caving guide
  • All necessary Caving equipment
  • Minibus Golden Circle tour

Pick up at 09:00 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 09:00.

Here is your chance to hike and climb on an immeasurably majestic Glacier! This tour will take you onto the amazing frozen world of Sólheimajökull glacier, a rugged, raw and constantly changing glacier tongue of Myrdalsjokull ice cap. With a professional glacier guide, who will provide you with all of the necessary glacier equipment, you will explore Sólheimajökull. Your guide will explain the extraordinary ice formations of this crevasse riddled outlet glacier, you will see sinkholes and jagged-toothed ice ridges. Those who want to can then test our ice climbing skills on the glacier using ice axes, crampons and safety lines. This glacier experience of a lifetime will leave you with unforgettable memories.

On the way back to Reykjavík we even stop at Skógafoss, a beautiful waterfall!

Day Highlights
  • Sólheimajökull (Solheimajokull Glacier)
  • Glacier Hike
  • Optional Ice Climbing
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
Included
  • Pick up form Reykjavik
  • Glacier hike with certified guide
  • Opportunity to try Ice climbing
  • All necessary Glacier & Ice Climbing equipment

Pick up: Today you can sleep in a little if you want or take more time to explore Reykjavík on your own! Later you will relax at the Blue Lagoon.

The Blue Lagoon is now a world-famous spa. Make the most of the opportunity to bathe in the milky, silky smooth and skin-soothing waters and to totally relax in the lunar landscape. Facilities include a shop, cafeteria, the Lava Restaurant and a bar offering an impressive cocktail menu.

Enjoy the final day of your cream of adventure tours experience!

Day Highlights
  • Explore Reykjavik on your own
  • Blue Lagoon
Included
  • Pick up from 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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