4 Days Iceland Tour | Golden Circle, South Coast & Landmannalaugar

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Duration

4 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small

Available

Jun - Sep

Minimum age

10 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Operator
Tour starts

Reykjavik

Duration

4 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small

Available

Jun - Sep

Minimum age

10 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Days

4 Days

Departures

Reykjavik

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Season

Summer: June – September

Pick Up

Reykjavik

Duration

4 Days

Starting Time

9 am

Group

Small: 1 – 18 people

Price

ISK 209,990 per person

$1,544 / €1,417/ £1,212

About Tour

Embark on a captivating 4 day  tour exploring the wonders of Iceland. Our adventure kicks off with the Golden Circle, unveiling the natural marvels of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, and the Geysir. Day two brings us to the enchanting Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell Nature Reserve, where a hike leads to the unique beauty of Svartifoss waterfall. The third day is a showcase of South Coast gems, featuring Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Skógafoss Waterfall, and the Eldhraun Lava Field. Wrapping up our tour on day four, we’ll embark on a thrilling hike through the mesmerizing landscapes of Landmannalaugar, where the sights are so extraordinary, they border on the surreal. Get ready for an exceptional journey through Iceland’s most fascinating attractions!

Included

  • Pick-up & Drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Guided 4 day tour led by an English-speaking guide
  • Three nights in a hotel room with a private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Explore with a guided minibus tour
  • Free WiFi on board your minibus
  • Experience the highlights of the South Coast and Golden Circle
  • Relax with a dip in a natural hot pool
  • Inclusive facilities fees for Landmannalaugar
  • Katla Ice Cave Tour with a certified glacier guide
  • All necessary equipment provided
     

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing with layers.
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom).
  • Waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Headwear and scarves.
  • Gloves
  • Sturdy hiking boots for visiting the ice cave.

Good to know

  • Pick up is at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes. 
  • Hiking boots for the hike to the ice cave can be rented in the booking process, we recommend renting in advance.

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Itinerary

Embark on an extraordinary 4-day Iceland tour, exploring some of Iceland’s most breathtaking wonders! This tour combines the best of the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Landmannalaugar, ensuring you don’t miss out on any iconic sights. Here’s what awaits you:

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Discover the renowned Golden Circle, a must-visit for tourists. This route encompasses three iconic Icelandic attractions:

Geysir Geothermal Area: Experience the geothermal wonders of erupting geysers.

Thingvellir National Park: Explore the historical and geological significance of this unique park.

Gullfoss Waterfall: Witness the power and beauty of the impressive Gullfoss waterfall.

JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON, SKAFTAFELL NATURE RESERVE, AND KATLA ICE CAVE

Immerse yourself in stunning landscapes and natural wonders:

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: Encounter floating icebergs and the mesmerizing Diamond Beach.

Skaftafell Nature Reserve: Marvel at diverse landscapes, from glaciers to majestic waterfalls.

Katla Ice Cave: Witness a unique ice formation nestled beneath a volcano.

SOUTH COAST SIGHTSEEING

Explore the captivating highlights of the South Coast:

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon: Traverse the 2-kilometer long and 100-meter deep “Bieber Canyon.”

Elhraun Lava Field: Behold the iconic lava field formed after a historic volcanic eruption.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach: Witness the marvel of black sand and beware of the captivating yet perilous “sneaker waves.”

Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss Waterfalls: Visit iconic waterfalls that grace the South Coast.

LANDMANNALAUGAR

Uncover the geothermal wonders and hiking paradise of Landmannalaugar:

Clear Blue Lakes: Experience a geothermal paradise with vibrant blue lakes.

Rambling Lava Flows: Explore the captivating landscapes formed by lava flows.

Hot Springs and Colored Peaks: Enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and colorful peaks.

Hiking Trails: Traverse diverse hiking trails that attract enthusiasts worldwide.

Hiking through the diverse landscapes of Landmannalaugar is an unparalleled experience you won’t want to miss. Get ready for an exceptional journey through Iceland’s natural wonders!

The 4 day Iceland tour starts with the iconic attractions of the Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, and Geysir.

Þingvellir National Park - Golden Circle Iceland Tour

Thingvellir National Park: Dive into the historical roots of Iceland at the birthplace of the nation. In 930 CE, it hosted the inaugural Icelandic parliament. This geological marvel lies between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, offering a fascinating insight into the country’s essence.

Gullfoss waterfall in Golden Circle Iceland Travel Guide

Gullfoss – The Golden Falls: Witness the breathtaking spectacle of Gullfoss, undoubtedly Iceland’s most renowned waterfall. The Hvita river’s powerful descent in two stages creates a mesmerizing display.

Geysir: Home to Iceland’s most active hot spring, Geysir introduces you to Strokkur, its lively counterpart that erupts in scalding water every 5 to 10 minutes!

South Coast Iceland, Seljalandsfoss waterfall - south Iceland tour guide

After exploring the Golden Circle we will head on to the South Coast where we will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Seljalandsfoss waterfall captivates with its majestic 197-foot cascade, allowing daring visitors a unique opportunity to walk behind the curtain of water during the summer months.

Vík í Mýrdal, nestled along Iceland’s stunning South Coast is our next stop. The village captivates with its iconic black sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and the iconic Reynisdrangar sea stacks rising from the Atlantic waves.

After a day brimming with adventures, we’ll find respite near the charming town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur for a peaceful night’s rest. Get ready for more enchanting experiences on our unforgettable journey!

Highlights of the day: 

  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Geysir hot spring area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Hekla – Volcano Views (weather permitting)
  • Vík Village

Included:

  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • The Golden Circle (Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir)
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Vik Village
  • One night at a hotel

Hotel:

  • Hótel Geirland or similar

Glacier Lagoons Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon South Iceland Affordable Tour Packages

Embarking on a captivating morning, we journey towards the enchanting Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach, where icebergs of varying sizes and shapes gracefully drift towards the Atlantic, some sparkling like crystals on the black sand.

Svínafellsjokull glacier tounge - Vatnajokull glacier - Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Following this mesmerizing encounter, our path leads to the adjacent Skaftafell Nature Reserve. There, we’ll delve into the park’s wonders, visiting the information center and immersing ourselves in a short film about the National Park to gain deeper insights into its beauty and the surrounding glaciers.

Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park

The adventure continues with a hike to the nearby Svartifoss waterfall, a true Icelandic gem nestled on basalt stacks. Renowned as one of the country’s most unique waterfalls, Svartifoss stands as one of the park’s most sought-after attractions.

As the day unfolds, our sanctuary for the night awaits at the Adventure Hotel Geirland, promising a comfortable retreat amidst the wonders of nature. Get ready for more unforgettable moments on our remarkable journey!

Highlights:

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • The Diamond Beach
  • Vatnajokull Glacier
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Svartifoss Waterfall

Included: 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Hike to Svartifoss Waterfall
  • One night in a hotel

Hotel:

  • Hótel Geirland or similar

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in south Iceland

Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on a enchanting journey through Iceland’s magical South Coast. Weather permitting, our day may begin with a charming detour to the picturesque Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon.

Our adventure continues to the iconic Eldhraun lava field, a testament to the earth’s raw power during a volcanic eruption. A brief pause to appreciate this natural wonder is on our itinerary.

Katla Ice Cave tour, tour to the ice cave under the volcano glacier

Next, we venture to the Katla Ice Cave, the sole ice cave accessible throughout the year. Whether you visit in the summer or winter, you’ll witness the authentic beauty of an ice cave. Given the sub-zero temperatures inside, it’s advisable to dress warmly.

Prepare to be awestruck at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, where the mighty waves of the Atlantic Ocean showcase their unrestrained power. Exercise caution here, as the waves can be unpredictable.

Continuing our journey, the grandeur of the 60-meter Skógafoss waterfall awaits. For those seeking an unparalleled view, climb the 527 steps to the top and soak in the breathtaking panorama.

Culminating our day exploring the wonders of the South Coast, we retire for the night at Hotel Hella, where a restful night awaits. Get ready for more extraordinary experiences on our remarkable journey!

Highlights: 

  • Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
  • Eldhraun Lava Field
  • Katla Ice Cave
  • Reynisfjara Black Beach
  • Skógafoss Waterfall

Included: 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided minibus tour
  • Visit sightseeing places (Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Reynisfjara Beach and Waterfalls)
  • Guided Katla ice cave tour
  • One night in a hotel

Hotel: 

  • Hotel Hella or similar

Highlands Iceland, Landmannalaugar in the highlands of Iceland, Brennisteinsalda Mountain in Landmannalaugar

Embark on a day of adventure after a delightful breakfast as we set our course for Landmannalaugar, the gateway to an extraordinary hiking experience. Our 8-10 km trail, spanning approximately 4 hours, weaves through the Laugahraun lava field, continues to the Vondugil Canyon, and ascends Mt. Brennisteinsalda, boasting its distinctive multicolored peak.

Returning, we traverse the vibrant Graenagil Gorge, aptly named for its dominant green hues. If time permits, a climb to the Blahnukur Volcano awaits before we culminate our day by indulging in the soothing hot springs, relishing the unparalleled surroundings of Landmannalaugar.

Anticipate our return to Reykjavik around 9:00 pm, having immersed ourselves in the wonders of this Icelandic haven. Get ready for an exceptional day of exploration!

Highlights: 

  • Landmannalaugar hike
  • Small group experience
  • Brennisteinsalda mountain
  • Hekla volcano
  • Laugahraun lava fields
  • Hot spring bathing

Included: 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Hiking
  • Landmannalaugar facility fees
  • Bathing in a natural hot pool
  • Guided Minibus Tour/Return to Reykjavik

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