We have included two fabulous and very popular tours, the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon and our amazing Glacier Hiking, Volcanoes and Waterfalls. You will see the quintessential Golden Circle sights of Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss and Geysir, bathe in the Secret Lagoon, visit the greatest wonders on the South Coast and walk on a glacier. We have put everything together in one great package which will take you from the airport to the heart of Reykjavík, where you have accommodation for two nights in a comfortable guesthouse. The city attractions and the BSÍ bus terminus will be within easy walking distance of your guesthouse. The airport shuttle bus will drop you off at BSÍ, which is also where your tours will also start and finish.
Þingvellir is the most important cultural and historic site in Iceland. The history and unique geological wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are dramatic and truly fascinating. Watching Strokkur rocketing hot water up to 30 m high every few minutes is an exciting and magnificent Icelandic experience. Gullfoss is the most popular, powerful and stunning waterfalls in Iceland. These falls are listed as one of the top ten waterfalls in the world by World of Waterfalls. Next up is the Secret Lagoon, this natural hot pool is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Bathing in this pool surrounded by the lovely Icelandic nature in this green and the fertile area is totally enchanting.
We will visit Reynisfjara, which is the most famous black beach in Iceland with a unique basalt column cave, views of the troll-shaped Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks, soft sand, and invigorating Atlantic waves.
Seljalandsfoss is a very unusual 60 m high waterfall, if you don't mind getting a little damp we recommend walking the pathway behind the heavy cascade - worth it to see the stunning and unique views close to it is the glorious waterfall at Skógar, a wonderfully green and forested area, drops from the ancient sea cliffs. A local legend says a chest filled with treasure is hidden in a cave behind Skógafoss!
We will see views of Hekla, one of the most notorious volcanoes, and the shimmering icecap of Eyjafjallajökull, the Icelandic volcano made famous by its dramatic 2010 eruption. Our glacier guide will take you on an easy hike exploring the glacier - you will be amazed by the sensational ice features and the beauty of Sólheimajökull. All glacier equipment is provided.
What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking shoes.
The airport shuttle bus will be waiting just outside Keflavík International Airport. This will depart 35 to 45 minutes after the arrival of your flight. It takes just 45 minutes to travel to the BSÍ Bus Station in Reykjavík. You have a flexible open ...)
The airport shuttle bus will be waiting just outside Keflavík International Airport. This will depart 35 to 45 minutes after the arrival of your flight. It takes just 45 minutes to travel to the BSÍ Bus Station in Reykjavík. You have a flexible open ticket, if your flight is delayed there is no problem. A map can be found here to be added perhaps. See FAQ here. To be added
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Your Arctic Adventures guide will pick you up at BSÍ Bus Station at 09:00 for your Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon tour. We drive through the lovely scenery of South West Iceland on the way to Gullfoss waterfall, situated on the roaring glacial river, Hvítá. You will see the golden-toned vapor around Gullfoss as it descends in two stages through drops of 21 m and 11 m, pivoting before it seems to disappear, as the great canyon “swallows” the thundering river. On sunny days rainbows can be seen arching over the falls. At Gullfoss you will witness the powerful and dramatic side of Icelandic nature.
Onwards to Geysir to experience another great phenomenon of Icelandic nature. Every few minutes, Strokkur will erupt huge quantities of scalding water, which suddenly blast skywards. Be ready with your camera to capture the moment.
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir) is the historic place where Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament was established in the year 930. Þingvellir has the distinction of being Iceland´s earliest National Park, founded 1000 years after the Alþingi in 1930. Home to one of the greatest geological wonders of the world, Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cliff of the rugged gorge, Almannagjá, one of the locations where scenes of the Game of Thrones have been filmed, goes right through Þingvellir. Formed by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates moving apart by around 2 cm per annum, the scenery here presents some fabulous photo opportunities. When you walk alongside the cliff you are walking in the space where two continents have separated.
On the way to the Secret Lagoon, we will take you through the beautiful geothermal village of Flúðir. The Icelandic name of this pool, Gamla Laugin, means ‘the Old Pool’, and this is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Filled with water from the local hot springs the temperature is a comfortable 38 - 40°C. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the soft and verdant aspect of Icelandic nature. Lazing in the pool is totally idyllic, there is a decking area where you can enjoy a little sunbathing if you want to, a bar and snacks are available from the café. There are even hot springs and a spouting geyser in the poolside area to be enjoyed. If you would like to wander a little, you can get a closer look at the hot springs from the scenic pathway.
You are driven back to Reykjavík and dropped off at BSÍ, or closer to your accommodation not sure if this will happen or not. Mention luggage pick up if necessary
Today you can look forward to scenes of unforgettable grandeur, views of famous volcanoes, a glacier hike on 700-year-old ice and visiting incredible waterfalls. You even get the chance to explore Reynisfjara, the best known black sand beach in Icela...)
Today you can look forward to scenes of unforgettable grandeur, views of famous volcanoes, a glacier hike on 700-year-old ice and visiting incredible waterfalls. You even get the chance to explore Reynisfjara, the best known black sand beach in Iceland. Your Arctic Adventures guide will pick you up from BSÍ Bus Station at 09:00. Not sure if other pick up locations will be offered or not
We will drive you to the most memorable places and experiences along the south coast. On a clear day there will be great views of Hekla volcano, and the icecap of Eyjafjallajökull will glitter in the distance for quite some time as we travel along. There are also views of the Westman Islands (Vestmanneyjum) just off the coast.
Your first stop will be at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which can certainly be counted among the greatest attractions in Iceland, offering the unusual opportunity to explore behind the shimmering curtain of water. The spray from this hefty flow will make you a little damp but, for this unusual vantage point, it is well worth it. From the back or the front view Seljalandsfoss is a great place to take photos.
Stepping on a glacier for the first time is so special and exciting. Your qualified glacier guide will give you the necessary glacier equipment and show you how to use ice crampons for your hike on the glacier tongue. As you explore you will hear the ice cracking and creaking as it moves, Sólheimajökull, like every other glacier is always changing and moving. Your guide will share some fascinating information as you explore this spectacular icy wonderland.
Onwards to the fine black sands and fierce Atlantic waves at Reynisfjara beach. You will have time to take a stroll and visit the imposing basalt column cavern. There are great views of the cliffs at Reynisdrangar and the dramatic basalt sea stacks which rise above the ocean. Icelandic legends say these craggy forms are trolls which were turned to stone when they dared to face the morning sun. These sea stacks certainly resemble troll silhouettes!
Another stop is made at the magnificent 60 m high Skógafoss waterfall. You can, if you wish, walk up the pathway with many steps on the right-hand side, giving you an entirely different view of the waterfall. You don´t have to stand very close to feel the spray from this powerful cascade, on bright days rainbows add greatly to its picturesque beauty.
After a day filled with magnificent Icelandic sights and experiences you will be driven back to the BSÍ Bus Station in Reykjavík at approximately 21:00. Not sure if other drop off locations will be offered
You rest for the night at your accommodation in Reykjavík.
Today you have the opportunity to explore Reykjavík, Reykjanes and the surrounding areas all depending on your flight's time. If you are looking to visit the Blue Lagoon make sure you have booked your admission ticket in advance. Your Flybus Airport...)
Today you have the opportunity to explore Reykjavík, Reykjanes and the surrounding areas all depending on your flight's time.
If you are looking to visit the Blue Lagoon make sure you have booked your admission ticket in advance.
Your Flybus Airport Shuttle ticket is an open return so you choose the time which is best for you. You need to arrive at the airport at least two to three hours before the departure of your flight and the journey from BSÍ takes 45 minutes. The Flybus Shuttle Schedule can be found here.
Flybus Airport Shuttle Service Schedule
BSÍ Reykjavík to KEF International Airport Departures:
* Not on Tuesdays & Saturdays | ** Not on Tuesdays
The journey to the airport takes 45 minutes - it is recommended you arrive at least two hours before your flight.
Disclaimer: This service is operated by a trusted partner company who specializes in bus services.
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.
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.