This day tour hits the best sights in Southwest Iceland: the Golden Circle and the only man-made ice tunnel in Iceland, Into the Glacier. First you’ll head to Golden Circle. We’ll take you to Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Then we’ll continue to Langjokull Glacier, Iceland’s second-largest ice cap. Here you’ll descend into the depths of centuries-old ice and explore the only man-made ice tunnel in the country. Opened in 2012, the ice cave is among the most popular sights in the country.
Duration: 12 hours
Group maximum: 19
Available: All year
Age limit: 6 years
- Langjökull Glacier
- Golden Circle
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Þingvellir National Park
- Icelandic weather is often unpredictable — we recommend dressing in layers.
- This tour is family-friendly and suitable for all skill levels and ages above 6.
Pickup & Drop-off Information:
- We'll pick you up from your selected pickup location in Reykjavik. Pickup takes up to 30 minutes so your patience is greatly appreciated.
- After the day's activities, we'll drop you off at your accommodation in Reykjavik.
- Experienced tour guide
- Pickup & Drop-off
- Golden Circle sightseeing tour
- Into the Glacier ice cave tour
- Lunch. There is no lunch provided by us but you’ll have a chance to have your own lunch.
Bring with you:
- Sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support are essential.
- A waterproof jacket and pants will be useful. If you don’t own them, you can rent from us.
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The Golden Circle
Our day starts when we pick you up from your chosen location in Reykjavik. Choose the location upon booking.
As soon as everyone is ready, we’ll head toward our first attraction on Iceland’s Golden Circle Route — Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site notable for its cultural, historical, and political features. The park is located right on the mid-Atlantic ridge, where two tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian) drift apart, opening Silfra Fissure. The fissure is filled with the world’s cleanest water, seeping through the cracks in volcanic rock for a hundred years.
Thingvellir is also the place where Iceland’s first parliament, Althingi, was born in the year 930 CE. The parliament was so well-developed that other countries adopted it too, Norway being the first. On this tour you’ll have the chance to see the place where democracy came alive.
Our next attraction will be the fuming Geysir Geothermal Area. First, you’ll notice the stunning beauty of the area: steam rising from the ground, bubbling mud pots and fumaroles, and vast lava fields colored by minerals of the earth. Next, you’ll witness the surprising Stokkur, spouting streams of geothermally heated water every 5 to 10 minutes. Right next to Strokkur, Geysir, formerly known as the largest waterspout in the world, sits dormant.
After snapping a few pictures of this geothermal wonderland, we’ll continue to our next and final attraction on the Golden Circle — Gullfoss Waterfall. The waterfall, also known as the Golden Falls, is rated one of the best waterfalls in Iceland. The cascade drops a whopping 105 ft (32 m) down a two-tiered rocky gorge. On sunny days, you might see rainbows bathing in the spout of the waterfall.
Into The Glacier Ice Cave
After a quick lunch, we continue our adventure and head to Langjokull Glacier. Langjokull is the second-largest ice cap in Iceland and has quite a few surprises hidden inside. Besides being the most popular glacier for snowmobilers, it also hosts Iceland’s only man-made ice cave, Into the Glacier.
Langjokull ice cave is the only one of its kind in the country and the longest in the world. It stretches for 1,640 ft (500 m) and even has an ice chapel. The ice cave is made in the form of a long, narrow tunnel. Inside, you’ll see layers of centuries-old ice and ash that speak of Iceland’s unique geological development.
We reserve the right to change the itinerary and the mode of transport or cancel the tour, according to weather or road conditions, or circumstances beyond our control.
Please note that the duration of the tours may vary according to weather and road conditions.