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3-Day Tour: Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, and Waterfalls

Join this 3 day group tour to the Golden Circle and along Iceland's south coast to discover the stunning unique natural Blue Ice cave, glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, volcanoes, strong rivers and magic waterfalls. After being picked up in Reykjavik in the morning in a Wi-Fi-enabled minibus, your next three days will be spent exploring the many natural wonders of the South Coast of Iceland with your English-speaking guide. Breakfast will be included in the cost on this trip.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Accommodation for 2 nights in a double or a twin room with shared bathroom
    • Breakfast
    • Necessary safety equipment for the Ice Cave
    • Professional tour guide that speaks English
    • Transfer in a minibus with free Wi-Fi
    • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
    • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and Dinner (available for purchase)

  • Day 1: The Famous Golden Circle & Kerið Volcanic Crater

    Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland
    Your first day starts by driving from Reykjavik to the historic site of Þingvellir National Park. This was the venue for the Icelandic parliament from 930 till 1798 and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, both for it´s rich history and amazing nature.   This is also where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet which creates an amazing feeling having one foot in each world.   
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Geysir, Geysir, South Region
    Known throughout the world for it´s power and beauty, Geysir has become a synonym for this amazing show of nature.  Strokkur, another hot spring, sits nearby and is very active, erupting to heights up to 30 meters every few minutes. Follow one of many paths and enjoy steaming springs bubbling all around you. In the Geysir Area you will also have time to buy lunch or some snacks.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland
    Next on the agenda is the waterfall Gullfoss - the Golden Waterfall.  One of the most popular attractions is Iceland, Gullfoss will amaze you with it´s raw power and beauty, plummeting down 32 meters into a rugged canyon.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Kerid Crater, Route 35, Selfoss Iceland
    These three attractions complete the classic Golden Circle - but to add even more to your experience - we also stop at the spectacular Kerid Volcanic Crater. This 3000 year old crater is 55 meters deep and offers a unique view of the beauty of the Icelandic nature. 
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hveragerdi, Hveragerdi, South Region
    Hveragerði is packed with famous greenhouses powered by green energy, horse farms and even a Geothermal Park
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in Hveragerði. Standard of accommodation is to be chosen during booking process

    Day 2: South Coast Waterfalls & Black Beach

    Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hella Iceland
    You’ll be able to experience this waterfall right up close as it crashes off the side of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano from a height of 60 meters.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Pjoovegur Hamragarðar farm along the road, east of Markarfljót., Skogar 861 Iceland
    A hidden waterfall,which most visitors miss. We’ll tell you where to find it!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Írafoss, Iceland
    A private waterfall, that not everyone have access to
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Selfoss Iceland
    Remember to ask your guide all about the colossal eruption here back in 2010, which made Iceland famous all around the world!

    Stop At: Skogar, Skogar, South Region
    Skogafoss is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the world, and even featured in “Game of Thrones”. Because of its south-facing position, it is often covered in rainbows as the 60-meter cascade of water produces a lot of spray! Skogafoss is one of the most popular sights in the country and it’s possible to climb to the top of the falls to see it from there too
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Solheimajokull Glacier, Vik Iceland
    Solheimajokull is part of one of the largest glaciers in the country, Myrdalsjokull. Enjoy the raw views around and get as close as possible to the glacier cap.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland
    It is now time to visit the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara, where beautifully-shaped basalt columns hug the cliffs, volcanic sands are pounded by powerful Atlantic waves and the starkly shaped sea stacks of the Reynisdrangar tower just offshore
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight on the South Coast. Keep your head up for Northern Light very likely appearing in the area.

    Day 3: Glacier Lagoon & Blue Ice Cave

    Stop At: Vik, Vik, South Region
    The third day starts with short stop in Vík Village that offers stunning views over Black Sand Beach and hills surrounding this small settlement
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Eldhraun, Iceland
    A barren and desolate wasteland filled with moss-covered lava formations.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Hofskirkja Church, Hof Road, Hof Iceland
    Hofskirkja was the last church of this type to be built in Iceland, dating back to the 19th century. Deep layers of turf make up the roof of the church here, which is also surrounded by moss-covered burial mounds
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park Route 1, Jokulsarlon 781 Iceland
    Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is truly an extraordinary place, a bucket-list location featured in several Hollywood movies, but also very peaceful and tranquil too. The scenery is stunning, and always changing too, as wind and tides pull the icebergs in different directions all the time. Here you can also spot seals swimming around the ice chunks or resting on surrounding beaches
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
    Just a few hundred yards away from the Glacier Lagoon you will see the Diamond Beach, that gets its name from the countless sparkling fragments of multi-colored icebergs found here. They are slowly being sculpted into fantastic shapes by the wind and the waves on this black sand Atlantic beach.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatnajokull National Park, Vatnajokull National Park, East Region
    Last but no least - the true highlight of this tour awaits you! Blue Ice Cave expeditions starts with superjeep ride towards natural ice cave. The Blue Ice Cave really shows the tremendous forces of Icelandic nature, as they are formed naturally in glaciers when fresh water freezes in the plunging winter temperatures. New caves are created every year as the glaciers freeze and melt and refreeze into different shapes. It’s a memorable sight to see, with fabulously different ice formations in a range of striking colors. Our local guides will take you to the most beautiful blue ice caves to be found here. Once you’ve been there, that single blue ice cave might never exist again, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20.Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with red NICE Travel logos.Ports
    • Reykjavik Skarfabakki cruise port
    • Reykjavik Midbakki cruise port
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes and a camera
    • Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Ice Cave. If you do not have appropriate footwear, rentals are available
    • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible. Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center of Reykjavík.
    • Ice Caving tour may be cancelled due to weather and/or safety reasons. If cancelled, other activities may be offered as alternative and you will receive a refund of the price difference.
    • The order of activities and sightseeing on the itinerary is subject to change.
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Reykjavik City has issued a regulation preventing buses from driving in certain areas in the City center. This means that all tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the centre of Reykjavík to pick up the guests from hotels or other accommodations in this restricted area. Customer will be contacted directly after booking if they list an address/hotel within the restricted area and direct them to the nearest bus stop.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 tests are mandatory on arrival to Iceland.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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