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Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

4.8 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Nicetravel

Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

Activity provider: Nicetravel

From US$ 684.27 per person

Join this 3-day tour exploring the South of Iceland to discover the Golden Circle, stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers, magic waterfalls, and the amazing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is included from your hotel or other accommodations in Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik center, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. You will be notified of your exact pickup location. Pickup takes place between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM, so please be ready from 8:30 AM at your pickup location and look out for a bus with with the local partner's logos on it. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at the local partner's office at Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify the local partner directly if you intend to use this option and be there a few minutes before 8:20 AM.

Experience

Itinerary

Itineraries can change at the last minute due to weather conditions and other factors.

72 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • Thingvellir National Park

  • Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Geysir

  • Kerid Crater

  • Hveragerdi (visit)

  • Seljalandsfoss

  • Skógafoss

  • Gljufrabui

  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

  • Sólheimajökull (hiking)

  • Reynisfjara Beach

  • Jökulsárlón (boat cruise)

  • Diamond Beach, Vatnajökull

  • Hofskirkja

  • Fjaðrárgljúfur

  • Reykjavik

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful south coast of Iceland including the famous Golden Circle Route
  • Explore the Geysir Geothermal Area with active geysers and hot springs
  • Visit 5 magic waterfalls, Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall), Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrabui, Skogafoss
  • Spend time on the Icelandic countryside enjoying unique geothermal attractions
  • Walk on the magic Black Beach of Reynisfjara and Diamond Beach
Full description

Experience the beauty of southern Iceland on this 3-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Explore the Golden Circle, sleep in Hveragerði Village, and marvel at the power of Geysir Strokkur. Watch the waves crash against Reynisfjara black sand beach and relax with an optional cruise on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Day 1:

Start your tour by visiting the highlights of the Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park where you can stand with one foot in Europe and one in America. Next, see Gullfoss, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, and marvel at the Geysir Strokkur as it erupts every 5-10 minutes.

Discover the Mars-like landscape of Kerið, a magical crater lake of brilliant blue-green water surrounded by bright red soil. Spend the night in Hveragerði Village before starting the next day on the south coast. Visit the geothermal park and try bread baked in the hot ground, boil eggs, or simply relax in the mud baths.

Day 2:

Visit the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, as well as the lesser-known waterfall of Glufrabui. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap where you'll can enjoy an optional glacier hike.

Finish your second day at the iconic Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes on the black sands. Admire the great, hexagonal basalt columns and black rock sea stacks. Rest at an overnight stay in the remote Suðursveit County.

Day 3: Spend time gazing at majestic glaciers and lagoons before heading to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Immerse yourself in the scenery with an optional boat tour and have the chance to see seals swimming around the huge icebergs.

Finally, the last stop is at Fjáðrárgljúfur River Canyon. At the end of your tour experience, head back to Reykjavik with an estimated arrival time of 9:15 PM.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off within Reykjavik
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a double or a twin room with private bathroom
  • Breakfasts
  • Boat tour on the glacier lagoon
  • Entry fee to Kerið Volcano Crater
  • Free wifi on the bus & usb chargers
  • Optional) Guided blue ice hiking tour with all necessary safety equipment
  • Optional) Amphibious Boat Tour at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • The tour will make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
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This tour was amazing. Could not have asked for much better in 3 days. When I had booked I was not too certain of what exactly the trip consisted of, but the experience was awesome and the guides were even better. The pickups were easy and on time, everything was very coordinated, the hotels were extremely nice, overall everything was worth the money. We got to see northern lights multiple times due to the assistance of our guide when we did the tour of the south. And all in all it’s been one of the best experiences I’ve had. Christina as a tour guide could not have been better. She was very interactive and passionate about it and gave a personalized experience that was tailored to what our group wanted with the extra time.

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October 29, 2022

Great 3-day excursion that allows you to discover many sites in South Iceland, as magnificent as they are varied. Everything was perfectly organized, and special mention for our guides who accompanied us very well and were able to animate the many bus trips with all their anecdotes and information on the country as well as on the places visited. Finally, the accommodation offered was very comfortable. Only downside: the visiting times were sometimes a little too short on certain sites, but that's the game with this type of excursion.

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September 28, 2022

Very well organized tour and our guides Mika (on Day1) and Christina (Days 2&3) were absolutely fabulous. They took great care of the group and made it super interesting for all of us, they made extra stops for us, they were warm, they were funny, they were the best. We thoroughly enjoyed their company. The hotel stays over the 2 days were very comfortable too. The tour covers the best part of Iceland and we really enjoyed the south coast the most, especially the glacier hike & the lagoon, it was gorgeous. This has been the best tour we've taken in a very long time, thank you to the wonderful guides @ Nice travel.

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July 16, 2022

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