✅ Golden Circle – Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, Kerid crater, Faxi waterfall, and Efstidalur dairy farm
✅ 2 day guided South Coast tour including Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík Village, Jökulsárlón & Diamond Beach
✅ Blue Ice Cave tour
✅ Glacier Hike
✅ Northern Lights Hunt
✅ Relax at the Blue Lagoon with transportation and admission fee included
✅ Professional English speaking guide on all tours
✅ Small groups on the sightseeing tours
✅ Accommodation included
Please note: this package is not available from December 20th to January 3rd, 2018
Extra nights optional upon request
✅ Standard accommodation in Reykjavik for 3 nights with breakfast
✅ One night in a comfortable country hotel
✅ A return transportation from the airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik
✅ Guided Golden Circle tour on a minibus (upgrades available with additional activities)
✅ Guided 2 day South Coast tour on a minibus
✅ Blue Ice Cave tour
✅ Guided Northern Lights hunt
✅ Comfort admission to the Blue Lagoon including silica mask, towel, and one drink (either on arrival day or departure day). Transportation included both ways and upgrade to premium possible
✅ Personal travel advisor to oversee your itinerary
✅ 24-hour emergency phone support
✅ Taxes & service fees
❌ Flight to and from Iceland
❌ Other meals than breakfast
❌ Personal travel insurance
❌ Any other services not mentioned in “Included” section
Availability: November – March (except for Christmas & New Years period)
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Minimum age: 8 years old
What to bring: Warm clothing (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), waterproof hiking shoes, swimsuit, camera.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the aurora forecast is not good, the tour might get canceled. If that happens, you will be offered to reschedule for another date or get a refund for that portion of the tour.
Bad weather can cause other tours to get canceled as well. If that happens we will try our best to help you find another tour. If no replacement tours are available, we will partially refund you for this portion of the trip.
The accommodation upgrades only apply to the accommodation in Reykjavik
The price for two people traveling together and sharing one twin/double room in standard accommodation (with private WC) is 158.900 ISK per person.
Quality accommodation Double/twin room: additional 24.900 ISK per person
Standard accommodation single: additional 34.900 ISK per person (mandatory for single travelers)
Quality accommodation single: additional 67.500 ISK per person
Please note that higher rates apply for the Christmas season (23. December until January 1st)
For the Golden Circle tour, you can add activities to your tour. You can only select one of the activities. The prices are the following:
Snorkeling in Silfra = 13.000 ISK per person
Snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier = 19.000 ISK per person (please note that the Golden Circle & snowmobiling tour is operated on a large bus in bigger groups).
You can upgrade your Blue Lagoon admission ticket to premium for an additional 3.000 ISK per person.
Enjoy your stopover in Iceland by visiting Iceland’s top attractions in only 5 days! You will see the famous Golden Circle, the South Coast of Iceland along with Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the Blue Ice Cave. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see the magical Northern Lights.
Once you arrive in Iceland, you can either start with a relaxing bath in the Blue Lagoon or go straight to your accommodation Reykjavík, depending on the time of arrival. Then in the afternoon/evening, you can use your free time to explore the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík.
You will be picked up from your accommodation or nearest bus stop at 08:30, and head out for your Golden Circle tour.
The following sights will be visited during this tour:
Þingvellir National Park
The place where the two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, are moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. The biggest natural lake in Iceland is also located at Þingvellir National Park and hosts a great variety of fish and bird life. Þingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history. At Þingvellir Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 a.d. where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.
The melting water from Iceland´s second biggest glacier, Langjökull, falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjökull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall, an Instagram blockbuster waiting to happen!
The Geysir geothermal area hosts hundreds of colorful hot springs and two geysers, erupting hot springs. One is called “Geysir” and name giving for all the geysers in the world. Today, however, it erupts very seldom. The other geyser is called “Strokkur” and erupts every 5 minutes up to 40 meters.
Traditional Dairy Farm
Efstidalur farm owned by the same family since 1850. This Icelandic family-run business sticks to traditional Icelandic farming culture and focuses on cows and cattle breeding. You will be able to enjoy their tasty farm-to-table dairy products, see the stunning mountain view and pet the friendly animals. You will be invited to taste the ice cream yourself and meanwhile watch the animals relaxing in the stable.
Faxi waterfall is small, yet stunning waterfall. It is situated in the Tungufljót river, a famous salmon river. Alongside the river, there is a salmon staircase built to extend the salmon areas of the river. During the summer months, fishermen are often seen trying their luck at the waterfall and salmon seen jumping up the staircase.
Kerið volcanic crater
A stunning volcanic crater with a lake in the middle which formed in an eruption 3,000 years ago. Some believe that it was formed in a vast explosion. The more likely theory is that the volcanic cone collapsed into its own magma chamber after the eruption finished. Kerið is the perfect location to learn more about Icelandic geological history and observe a mind-blowing natural wonder.
This is the last stop of the tour before returning back to Reykjavík around 6 pm. Use your free time in the evening to explore the city.
You will be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the South.
Your arrival is announced by the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic Instagram blockbuster!
Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge, a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views. See if you can count your steps on your way up.
Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
You will hike an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on our safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes you will hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena.
Blue Ice Cave
The journey continues with the blue ice cave exploration. The exciting hike to reach the cave will take a few minutes – we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankles and have a hard sole. Iceland’s nature is dominated by glaciers and it is only possible to explore them with a certified guide and safety equipment. Your guide will share with you his expertise about the ice caves, allowing you to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon – spoiler alert… it will be blue.
Northern Lights hunt
Arriving at your hotel in the Southeast, you will move into your room, have dinner and then meet your guide for further information about the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good your guide will find a good spot to hunt the famous Aurora Borealis.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Heading off day nr. 4 is Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats south. Try walking alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature.
On the other side of the road, the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts, guaranteed to make your Instagram account pop!
Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.
The scheduled time of arrival in Reykjavík is around 8 pm. However, we can’t guarantee any specific time as weather conditions and traffic can be unpredictable especially during winter time.
If you arrived late on day 1, you can use this last day for a relaxing morning at the Blue Lagoon before heading back to the airport.
Otherwise, you will get picked up at your accommodation for your airport transportation.