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3 Day Iceland Stopover Package

Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon, South Coast and Glacier Hiking

All-inclusive package - Flybus Airport shuttle, Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour, 2 nights at a guesthouse in Reykjavík, South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking tour.

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See the sights at Þingvellir National Park, a dramatic erupting Geyser hot spring and the powerful Gullfoss waterfall then relax in the Secret Lagoon, as the serene beauty of Icelandic nature works its magic. Visit the famous black beach at Reynisfjara with its unique cave and sea stacks, and the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. When you come to Iceland you have to go on a glacier – we have included an easy glacier hike on Sólheimajökull. This 2-day package tour promises you unforgettable sights and experiences – everything is taken care of!

  • Availability

  • Duration

    3 days 2 nights

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    10

  • Price from

    69.990 ISK

Tour highlights
A visit to the Secret Lagoon Iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Vík - Coastal Village
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Reynisdrangar Basalt Columns
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano Views
Small Group Experience
Included
Airport Flybus Shuttle - open return ticket
Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour
Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
1 night at a guesthouse in the countryside
1 night at a guesthouse in Reykjavík
2 breakfasts
Visits to all highlights
Glacier hike with a certified glacier guide
All required glacier equipment
Free WiFi on minibus and airport shuttle
Free WiFi at your guesthouse

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.

Day 1: Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

Gullfoss Waterfall

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.

Strokkur Geyser

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.

Secret Lagoon Fludir, Iceland

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

Day Highlights
Golden Circle
Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Springs
Secret Lagoon
Included
Airport Shuttle Bus
Small Group Experience
Knowledgeable Guide
Stops at all the Golden Circle highlights
Admission Ticket to Secret Lagoon

Day 2: Glacier Hiking, Volcanoes and Waterfalls

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

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.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

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.

Solheimajokull glacier hiking tour in Iceland

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.

Day Highlights
Glacier Hiking on Sólheimajökull Glacier
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
View of Eyjafjallajökull Stratovolcano
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Reynisdrangar Basalt Columns
Included
Glacier Hiking Tour
Glacier Equipment and Knowledgable Glacier Guide
Small Group Experience
Knowledgeable Guide
Accommodation in Reykjavík

Day 3: Departure Day

Reykjavik Iceland

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:

  • 01:30 SUN
  • 02:30 *
  • 03:00 Daily
  • 03:30 Daily
  • 04:00 Daily
  • 04:30 Daily
  • 05:00 Daily
  • 05:30 Daily
  • 06:30 Daily
  • 07:30 Daily
  • 08:30 Daily
  • 09:30 Daily
  • 10:30 Daily
  • 11:30 Daily
  • 12:30 Daily
  • 13:30 Daily
  • 14:00 Daily
  • 14:30 Daily
  • 16:00 Daily
  • 18:00 **
  • 20:00 Daily
  • 21:30 MON WED FRI SUN

* 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.

Day Highlights
Opportunity to Explore Reykjavík
Opportunity to Explore Reykjanes Peninsula
A Chance to visit Blue Lagoon
Included
Airport Shuttle Bus
How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 Special Tours, has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). 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.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

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.

What should we wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers. Dress is 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof wind-breaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection off of the glacier.
You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch or some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.

What is the Golden Circle tour in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

What are the main advantages of booking a multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multi-day tours are operated in a minibus which will give you a small group experience and a better connection with the guide.

Accommodation is included during your multi-day tour which is often booked far in advance. By booking with us, you don’t have to worry about finding an accommodation during the time of the tour. Staying overnight in the countryside gives you the opportunity to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to on a one day tour. Note that Adventure packages do not include accommodation.

You’ll have an English speaking licensed adventure guide throughout the tour that will be able to tell you about everything you will see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by are to give you the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

When booking with Arctic Adventures, you are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel and/or a guesthouse. The hotels we have partnered up with are all of the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking. The standard room is a twin room but it’s possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge.

If you are traveling solo, you will have to add the single room fee if you wish to have a single room.

All hotels have free Wi-Fi. Towels, a hairdryer and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels. Hotel breakfast is included!

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

A single supplement is available if you want to have your own room, but you are not required to pay a single supplement. If you are a single traveler and do not wish to book a single room, you’ll be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Are meals included in the tour?

If your tour includes an accommodation, breakfast is included during the tour at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant. Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on your tour. However, we will be making stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

You should count on spending around 8,000 ISK (80$) on food each day per person. Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are almost always accepted. Having a small amount of cash doesn’t hurt though.

Which type of meal options are available for me on the tour?

Breakfast is included at all the hotels we stay in during the tour. The breakfast will be a typical breakfast buffet, offering bread, toppings, cereal, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and tea etc.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch. We always try to choose places that have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels we stay at for the night.

What is my luggage allowance on a multi-day tour?

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs).

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

* It’s possible to store your luggage with us in Reykjavík while you are on your tour, for a small fee. We highly recommend storing the luggage in Reykjavík to help us reduce our carbon footprint.

* Please note that luggage storage is not refundable.

Does this tour suite me?

We do welcome participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. We have people of ages ranging from 8-99 years joining our multi-day tours.  Our average group usually consists of participants between the age 20-55 years. We do get a lot of solo travelers joining our tours, as well as families and friends.
If you have difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, you are more than welcome to skip it. You can explore your surroundings in the meantime or wait elsewhere. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available.

What will the average driving per day be?

We drive on average around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You will be spending approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. We do of course stop on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks and lunch stops.

I'm not sure I have all suitable gear, do you offer any for rent?

If you are not sure that you have suitable gear for your tour, we offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking boots. You can book these items and more under the selection “Extras” in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do so at least 24 hours prior to your tour starts.

For further information about rental gear:

2 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

3 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

4 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

5 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

6 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

Is it guaranteed that we will see the Northern Lights during the tour?

Most of the hotels we use during our tours are remotely located and therefore ideal to spot the northern lights. If the forecast is in your favor, then it is more than likely that you will be able to see the magical show put on by the dancing northern lights during your tour with us. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake up call up on request if they lights are spotted.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore we can unfortunately never promise that they will be seen. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions. The best time to see them is between September and March when it’s dark and clear. The sky needs to be as dark as possible, so the best places to see them are well away from city lights (that’s where we are going!).

For more information on the Northern Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

What if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen?

A refund is not available if the northern lights tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge.
Please go to My Adventures to re-book your tour.

What are my options if my Northern Lights tour gets cancelled?

When Northern Lights tours are canceled it’s usually due to unfavorable weather conditions.

In that case, your options will be to:

1. Reschedule for another day.

2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.

3. Get fully refunded.

Please go to My Adventures to re-book your tour or contact us by phone +354-562-7000.

How do I know if the Northern Lights tour is on for the evening?

Like you might have heard, the northern lights are a pretty difficult thing to predict. You can check en.vedur.is to see the forecast and if the level is high and the skies are clear then it’s very likely that the tour is going. We do update our website’s tour departure sheet with the information at 17:00 pm the latest. If the tour is canceled, you will receive an email from us.

If we think there is no chance at all of seeing the lights we will cancel the tour. We don’t want to bring you out and disappoint if there is no chance to see the lights.

Will I definitely see Northern Lights on the tour?

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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