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4 Day - Iceland Stopover Package

Secret Lagoon, Golden Circle, Black Sand Beach & more

All-inclusive package - Flybus Airport Shuttle, 2 Day South Coast, Glacier Hike, Skaftafell & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tours, 3 nights accommodation.

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This tour will deliver three action-packed days and a fabulous range of fantastic Icelandic sights and experiences. Hike on a glacier, see majestic icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell, sensational waterfalls, the Golden Circle sights, bathe at the Secret Lagoon and far more. We will take you to the best and most unforgettable sights and experiences in Iceland. Everything is taken care of – so you can just enjoy!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    4 Days / 3 Nights

  • Duration Overwrite

    4 Days

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    10 years

  • Departs from

    BSÍ Reykjavík

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    95.290 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Natural Ice Cave Exploration
Secret Lagoon Iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Springs
Þingvellir National Park
Glacier Hiking Tour
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Skaftafell National Park
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The Diamond Beach
Vík
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Eyjafjallajökull Stratovolcano Views
Included
Airport Flybus Shuttle - open return ticket
2 Day South Coast, Glacier Hike & Jökulsárlón tour
Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour
Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
1 night at a guesthouse in the countryside
2 nights at a guesthouse in Reykjavík
Breakfast
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 and hotel

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.

Day 1 - Golden Circle & the Secret Lagoon

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.

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

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.

Strokkur Geyser

Geysir Geothermal Area

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.

Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle

Gullfoss waterfall

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.

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Bathe in a Secret Lagoon

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.

Day Highlights
The Golden Circle
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Springs
Thingvellir National Park
The Secret Lagoon
Included
Amazing Sightseeing Stops
Admission to the Secret Lagoon
Accommodation in Reykjavík

Day 2 - Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches on Iceland’s South Coast

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.

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Touring the Ring Road

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.

Seljanlandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland

Iceland’s Best Waterfalls

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!

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

The Famous Black Sand Beach

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.

Northern Lights & Midnight Sun

aurora borealis in Iceland

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.

Day Highlights
Seljalandsfoss
Skógafoss
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Midnight Sun
Northern Lights
Vík Village
Included
Fantastic Sightseeing Stops
Knowledgeable Guides
Accommodation

Day 3 - Experience a Natural Ice Cave & Iceland’s Thrilling Glaciers

 

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.

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Hiking on a Glacier

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!

Natural Ice Cave Exploration

Crystal Ice Cave

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.

Day Highlights
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Natural Ice Cave Exploration
The Diamond Beach
Glacier Hiking on Vatnajökull Glacier
Included
Sightseeing Stops
Glacier Hiking Adventure
Guidance of Qualified Glacier Guide
Accommodation in Reykjavík
Visit to a Natural Ice Cave

Day 4: Departure Day

Keflavik Airport

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:

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
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  • 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.

How do I book a tour with Arctic Adventures and what information do you need from me?

There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.

How do I pay for a tour with Arctic Adventures?
  1. You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
  2. You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
When is a booking for a tour with Arctic Adventures confirmed?

A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.

What currency do you accept?

We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.

Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.

Is there a participation minimum?

Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are travelling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.

Do you do private departures for any of your tours?

Yes, we arrange private departures on request. Most of the tours we offer can be arranged as a private tour. If you wish to have a private tour arranged you can contact us through email custom@adventures.is.

Please have a look at all of our private tours.

Do you have a waiting list for tours?

We, unfortunately, don’t have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.

How does the refunding procedures work when we cancel a tour?

If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.

If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we, therefore, ask you to be patient.

If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished, this means that your payment is still with the booking agent and therefore, the refund will be processed by them.

If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.

I want to book but a member of my group has not reached the minimum age, what can I do?

We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.

Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.

The tour I am trying to book has less seats available than I need, what can I do?

Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.

Which payment methods does Arctic Adventures accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club for all countries.

In addition, we offer various local payment methods in many other countries such as UnionPay and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau).

Do I need any insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures tour?

As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.

What type of safety can be expected on our tours?

Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.

Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

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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