Golden Circle & South Coast Adventure

3 Days / 2 Nights

Golden Circle & South Coast Adventure

3 Days / 2 Nights
Departures: November 2023 - September 2024

From $2,202 AUD
Trip Style
Group Travel

Nature & Adventure

Departure city: Reykjavik, Iceland
End city: Reykjavik, Iceland

Travel with a tour guide
Tour Leaders / Guides
Someone local to show you around
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Group Travel
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Experience the breathtaking highlights of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle and its stunning South Coast, visiting waterfalls, geysers, glacier lakes, and even entering an ice cave.

Trip

Highlights

  • Discover Iceland’s famous Golden Circle
  • See stunning waterfalls & a glacier lagoon
  • Experience the inside of an enchanting ice cave
Trip

Inclusions

2 Nights Accommodation
Shared rooms in budget hotels
Meals
2 Breakfasts
included tour extras
Extras
Reykjavik accommodation pick-up
Transport
All transportation in a mini-bus
Guide
Certified glacier guide for glacier ice tour
  • Single supplement for solo travellers who want private rooms on the trip
  • All other solo travellers who don't buy a single supplement will share double rooms with other travellers of the same sex
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation drop-off
  • Other meals/drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'
Trip

Itinerary

Departure Time: 8:00 am, 9:00 am

 

The Famous Golden Circle

 

Today you will be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavik for your once-in-a-lifetime tour or the Golden Circle’s three main attractions; Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss. Thingvellir National park, one of UNESCO’S world heritage sites Is our first stop, full of geological wonders and national history. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet in Thingvellir and you can clearly see the drift that has occurred over the years. Lake Thingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in Iceland and the whole area is covered with birch bushes that are very characteristic of the area. Next, we visit the Haukadalur valley geothermal area to see the renowned hot spring Geysir, which gave all other geysers their name. Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, is the last site on the Golden Circle route. This magnificent waterfall is the most visited in Iceland and for a good reason. The amazing sight of the roaring water rushing into the canyon is an unforgettable vision.

 

From the Golden circle, we will drive through stunning sceneries to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascade for an enchanting experience. Next up, we visit Skógafoss. This impressive cascade falls 60 meters into the calm Skógará river.

 

We will spend the night just outside of the small coastal town of Vík, where we will have the possibility of catching the Northern lights if the conditions are right.

Black Sand Beach & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

 

We start the day at the otherworldly Reynisfjara black sand beach. The Atlantic Ocean really shows its force here, so be careful to follow the guidelines from your tour guide. The basalt pillars Reynisdrangar, rising from the sea just offshore, give you a good idea of where some of the Icelandic folklore springs from. Don’t miss the basalt column cave before you leave the black sand beach.

 

From Reynisfjara, we continue our journey towards the east through enchanting lava fields and desert glacier sands, a wonderful contrast of scenery. Vatnajökull glacier dominates the area, and its magnificent glacier lagoon is our next stop. The Jökulsárlón lagoon and the nearby beach, filled with icebergs of different sizes and shapes, are dreamlike sights in the twilight of the afternoon.

 

We will spend the night near Skaftafell. We will, of course, also keep an eye out for the Northern lights that night for the darkness of the countryside offers a great opportunity for Aurora spotting.

 

Meals: B

Glacier Walk & Ice Caving

 

Today you will go for an unforgettable ice cave and glacier hike adventure. After a thorough safety briefing and gearing up, we will set foot on the glacier and hike about 45 up to the cave through the stunning glacier landscape. Once in the ice cave, you will have plenty of time to explore the magical ice and take photos. Our certified glacier guides will lead you on the glacier, ensuring your safety at all times.

 

After our time at the glacier, we will enjoy a scenic drive back to Reykjavík, making some stops along the way, one of them being for the visit and exploration of the Fjadrargljufur Canyon. We will be in Reykjavík between 7 and 10 pm, depending on weather and conditions.

 

Please Note: The weather in Iceland is ever-changing and we want to ensure that your travelling experience will be optimal. Your guide will, therefore, decide how it’s best to operate the tour each time so you might visit the cave on day two if the guide estimates the conditions to be better then. The temperature inside the glacier is well below the freezing point so please dress accordingly.

 

Meals: B

3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Adventure Map

Additional Information

Please Note: The weather in Iceland is ever-changing and we want to ensure that your travelling experience will be optimal. Your guide will, therefore, decide how it’s best to operate the tour each time so you might visit the ice cave (originally on day three) on day two if the guide estimates the conditions to be better then. The temperature inside the glacier is well below the freezing point so please dress accordingly.

 

Please Bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

Terms and conditions apply.  Subject to change and availability.  Prices are per person twin share and subject to currency fluctuation.