We have included two fabulous and very popular tours, the 2 Day South Coast, Glacier Hike, Skaftafell & Jökulsárlon Glacier Lagoon and our very popular Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon. Visit the most sensational places on the South Coast, Skaftafell, Jökulsárlon Glacier Lagoon, the Diamond Beach and even hike on a glistening glacier. Get to know the fabulous landscapes in Vatnajökull National Park. We will take you to the magnificent sights at Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss and Geysir on the Golden Circle and to bathe at the Secret Lagoon. We have put everything together in one great package which will take you from the airport to the heart of Reykjavík. Your accommodation in comfortable guesthouses is arranged for your, the first night in the countryside and two nights in Reykjavík.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Vatnajökull
The Jökulsárlón ice lagoon is one of the most spellbinding sights on the face of the earth. We highly recommend a boat trip taking you between the often blue-hued chunks of ice (EXTRA). The boat tour sells out, so it is best to book this along with your tour. A glacier hike on a majestic tongue of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, is something no one ever forgets. Make sure your camera has plenty of battery power - today your camera will work overtime!
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir & Gullfoss
Þingvellir is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is greatly revered for its historical and cultural importance, unique geological wonders, the lovely lake and extraordinary scenery. The Geysir hot spring area with steaming streams trickling through it is a surreal place. You will see Strokkur, a magnificent spouting geyser, sending its scalding jets up to 30 m high every few minutes. Gullfoss, on the raging Hvítá river, the most popular waterfall in Iceland, is really spectacular. Rainbows can often be seen over the cascade as it drops 32 m in two stages.
The Secret Lagoon
The lagoon´s serene and very natural surroundings make this one of the loveliest bathing pools in Iceland. The soft and very green nature, trickling hot springs and a spouting geyser will greatly enhance your enjoyment and relaxation.
Please see the itinerary fuller information about the places we visit, there too many highlights!
What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking shoes.
Your Iceland stopover package includes the Flybus transfer. The bus will take you from Keflavik Airport to BSÍ bus terminal in Reykjavik city. Buses run 35-40 minutes after each flight arrival. The bus trip lasts about 45 minutes. From BSÍ, it's just...)
Your Iceland stopover package includes the Flybus transfer. The bus will take you from Keflavik Airport to BSÍ bus terminal in Reykjavik city. Buses run 35-40 minutes after each flight arrival. The bus trip lasts about 45 minutes. From BSÍ, it's just a short walk to the centrally located guest house.
On your first day, we will pick you up at the location that is close to you. Then we will hit the Ring Road and travel along the South Coast towards the east. Iceland’s South Coast features plenty of amazing places that are bucket list items for every visitor to Iceland. The most famous waterfalls, Hollywood filming locations, thrilling glaciers and black sand beaches are found here.
You will travel a route that features some incredible locations. You will visit some world-famous geological wonders, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an all-natural geothermal lake when touring Iceland’s famous Golden Circle.
The first stop on this route is the Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park. It is a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004. The park is recognized for its outstanding history and unique geological features. Here you can walk between North America and Europe as the continental tectonic plates meet and move apart at this very location.
Thingvellir is also a remarkable historical site. It was the location the Icelandic Parliament - called Alþing - meets since the year 930 AD. Alþing (Althing) has the significance of being the oldest operating parliament in the world.
The next stop on the Golden Circle Route is an active geothermal area. Here you can witness an erupting geyser! Strokkur obediently erupts every five to eight minutes. Sometimes the scalding spout can rise up to 40 meters, however, its usual height is 15 to 20 meters.
Various other geothermal features surround the geyser. Boiling mud pools and steaming fumaroles are all around. The famous Great - Stóri - Geysir geyser is dormant today. It spouted regularly every third hour up to the beginning of the 19th century. The intervals between the eruptions started to get longer until it completely stopped in 1935. No one knows whether its silence is temporary or permanent.
The third destination on the Golden Circle tour is an enormously powerful waterfall. The iconic Gullfoss, the Golden Fall, is fed by Iceland's second biggest ice cap, the Langjökull glacier. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon. Its walls reach up to 70 meters in height. On a sunny day shimmering rainbows occur over the falls.
After so much excitement it’s time to relax and soak in a natural geothermal lake! On the edge of a nearby peaceful village, there is a hot spring lake called the Secret Lagoon. It is surrounded by a geothermal area. Hot springs, geothermal greenhouses, bubbling pots and tiny geysers will surround you.
After three days of incredible sightseeing, we will drop you off in Reykjavík. The next day, you need to be at the international airport at least two hours before departure of your flight. Your tour package will contain an open ticket to the airport shuttle from BSÍ to Keflavík.
On your second day, we will pick you up at Hallgrimskirkja Church, which is located in a short walking distance from your Reykjavik guesthouse. Then we will get on the road and drive along the South Coast towards east to visit some spectacular waterf...)
On your second day, we will pick you up at Hallgrimskirkja Church, which is located in a short walking distance from your Reykjavik guesthouse. Then we will get on the road and drive along the South Coast towards east to visit some spectacular waterfalls and a black sand beach.
Journeying through breathtaking landscapes, we will drive by three legendary volcanoes. Eyjafjallajökull, the infamous one that erupted in 2010, is one of them. The very picturesque, cone-shaped stratovolcano Hekla is another. The furious Katla - which is now resting under the glacier - is the third.
We will visit two huge waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. They are quite close to each other, between one to two from Reykjavík. Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. This is not only because it drops over 60 meters (197 feet). In addition, the fact that you can walk behind the fall makes it unforgettable and adventurous!
The other one is called Skógafoss and it is also 60 meters tall (197 feet). However, this one is much wider (25 meters or 80 feet) and much more powerful. You can often see rainbows around the fall on sunny days. And it is possible to hike to the top Skógafoss. The spectacular views from the top make the effort absolutely worthwhile!
The famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is also a destination on this tour. This amazing volcanic beach is listed as of the best non-tropical beaches in the world. No wonder why! It has fine, pitch-black sand, curious basalt column formations, dramatic sea stacks and a huge coastal cave. Moreover, these astonishing cliffs are home for nesting puffin colonies!
Just a little bit further from the black sand beach lies a charming little village. Vík is famous for its magnificent views of the black beach and its odd sea stacks. Here you can shop and have a good lunch with a gorgeous view!
After lunch, we will continue east. The landscapes will change a lot as we enter the world of glaciers! Your accommodation for the night will be in the countryside, where unmatched beauty, quiet and peace await you. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views and the magic of the midnight sun in summer! In winter, you are at the very best location to witness the Aurora Borealis, if the skies are clear.
If you are travelling to Iceland between October and March, there is a very good chance that you will see the Northern Lights. They are always present, but winter is the best time to see them, due to lower light pollution.
During summer, from mid-April to mid-August, the sun doesn't dip far below the horizon. This means that the sky is bright all day and night. This is what we call the period of the Midnight Sun. The sky is just not dark enough to see the Northern Lights even though they might be there. The Aurora Borealis is only visible with completely dark skies.
On your third day, you will start out visiting a rare natural phenomenon: a glacier lagoon. Iceland’s Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon is a miraculous place. The huge icebergs that break off the Vatnajökull glacier float through the lagoon, towards the ope...)
On your third day, you will start out visiting a rare natural phenomenon: a glacier lagoon. Iceland’s Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon is a miraculous place. The huge icebergs that break off the Vatnajökull glacier float through the lagoon, towards the open ocean.
Not far from the lake lies the famous Diamond Beach. This is the place where icebergs get washed up on the seashore. Broken into a million little pieces, they look like sparkling gemstones. This is where the name Diamond Beach originates.
The sparkling ice pieces lay on the pitch-black sand for hundreds of meters along the beach. Sometimes there are pieces even bigger than a person! But sometimes they are small, like precious gems. This magical place is constantly changing. It has been a great inspiration to many photographers.
Continuing your tour, you’ll head directly to the glacier. The Vatnajökull is Europe’s largest ice cap. Some if its outlet glaciers are very easy to access, therefore they are fabulous for glacier hiking. Our professional glacier guide will greet you, issue a safety briefing, and gear you up with crampons. These make it easy and safe to walk on the ice.
Then you will leave the busy world behind and be totally surrounded by the majestic scenery and the power of the ice. Our skilled guide will educate you about the glacier: how it's formed, how it moves, and how it retreats. This hike could easily be the highlight of your trip!
You will also visit another mesmerizing natural wonder, a glacier ice cave. The sight of this natural phenomenon is sure to leave you breathless. Our journey together takes us to one of Iceland's stunning ice caves, located either in Vatnajokull, where we will find the Blue Crystal Ice Cave or Katla Glacier, known as the Ice Cave Under the Volcano, depending on weather conditions and the season.
After a long day of adventures, you’ll head back to your hotel in Reykjavík via the same road that brought you.
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 hours before the departure of your flight and the journey from BSÍ takes 45 minutes. The Flybus Shuttle...)
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 hours before the departure of your flight and the journey from BSÍ takes 45 minutes. The Flybus Shuttle Schedule can be found here:
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.
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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.
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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.