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3-Day Iceland South Coast, Golden Circle & Snowmobiling Tour - AA010301

Waterfalls of the South Coast, Vik, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with Vatnajokull, and Golden Circle

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Join this small group tour and explore the most famous attractions along Iceland’s South Coast. Mighty waterfalls, tiny villages, Europe’s largest glaciers, natural crystal ice caves — everything and more right at your fingertips. Cap your tour off with an exhilarating snowmobile ride across Iceland’s second-largest ice cap — Langjokull Glacier.

Small group minibus tour

Personal Experience

Iceland's main highlights


Duration: 3 days

Pick-up: 09:00 - 09:30

Group maximum: 18 persons

Available: All year

Age limit: 8 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Ice Cave Tour with a Guide
  • Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Reynisfjara
  • Vík í Mýrdal
  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur Town
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Northern Lights (October - May)
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier

Included:

Pick-up & drop-off in Reykjavik, English speaking guide, minibus tour, free wifi on the minibus, super jeep ride, certified ice cave guide, accommodation with private bathroom (2 nights), breakfast.

Not included:

Meals (except breakfast on day 2 and 3)

Pick-up and drop-off information:

we’ll pick you up at 9 a.m. from your chosen location in Reykjavik. Pick-up can last for up to half an hour so your patience is greatly appreciated. At the end of the tour, we’ll drop you off at the same location around 9 p.m.

Ice caving

To participate in the ice caving tour, you’ll need hiking boots with ankle support (can be rented). The cave most often used for our tour is the Crystal Ice Cave, but if it’s inaccessible, we will visit another cave. During the summer months (Apr-Oct), we go to Katla Ice Cave. If it’s inaccessible, we’ll do a glacier hike instead.

Drop-off information:

If you have a question about this tour, you can use the contact form found below. If you have a general inquiry (cancellations, feedback, reschedule, etc.) please click here.

Contact us: If you have a question about this tour you can use the contact form here below.
If you have a general inquiry (cancellations, feedback, reschedule etc) please click here

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Day 1 - South Coast and Vik

Your South Coast tour will start in Reykjavik, takingyou across Iceland’s backcountry towards two famous waterfalls - Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Then, we’ll continue towards Vik, the only seaside town in Iceland with no harbor. Nested on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the town has a black sand beach surrounded by a basalt rock wall. See if you can spot cliffs-turned trolls just off the shore of the beach. We’ll spend the night in Kirkjubæjarklaustur Town.

Day Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Village of Vík
  • Northern Lights hunt (October - May)

Included

  • Pick-up in Reykjavík
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Tour of the South Coast Attractions
  • Hotel accommodation in Kirkjubæjarklaustur
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We’ll pick you up at your chosen location in Reykjavik at 9 a.m. The pick-up usually lasts for around half an hour. Once everyone is picked up, we’ll head out of Reykjavik and into the backcountry of Iceland. The drive will take around 2 hours and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is the first stop we’ll make. The waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in the country with a whopping 197 ft (60 m) cascade. For the ultimate experience, walk behind the waterfall and look at Iceland’s South Coast from a completely different perspective!

Not too far from Seljalandsfoss, we’ll find Skogafoss Waterfall, dropping 197 ft (60 m). While you can’t walk behind the waterfall, you can try out your luck in treasure hunting. Legend has it that the first Viking settler, Þrasi Þórólfsson, hid a treasure chest in a cave behind the waterfall. 

Next, we’ll stop at Reynisfjara, a black sand beach lining the southern coast of Iceland. Covered in tiny volcanic pebbles, the beach is framed by towering basalt columns. See if you can spot Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks just off the shores. The story goes that the sea stacks were once a three-masted ship and two trolls, who dragged the ship to shore during the night. But, as daylight broke, the trolls and ship turned into the unique rock that remains to this day. 

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is located at the foot of a tiny village called Vík í Mýrdal. The village has a great history and restaurants. We’ll have lunch there and continue east along Iceland’s South Coast. Our accommodation for the night will be in another tiny village called Kirkjubæjarklaustur

If conditions are right, we’ll cap the day off with a <strong>Northern Lights</strong> hunt during the winter months (October - May).

Day 2 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Vatnajokull National Park

Day 2 of our tour will be all about ice! We’ll explore Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach and go into the depths of a crystal ice cave inside Vatnajokull Glacier. On the way to our third attraction, Skaftafell National Park, we’ll grab some lunch. Our ride back to Reykjavik will be nothing short of astonishing as we ride past moss-covered lava fields, basalt rock formations, and waterfalls.

Day Highlights

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Natural Ice Cave
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Diamond Beach
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Included

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided tour in a natural ice cave
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Necessary Glacier Equipment
  • Hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
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After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive east to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Located at the foot of Vatnajokull Glacier, Jokulsarlon is famous for a sea of glistening icebergs, referred to as diamonds. The icebergs break off from Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and drift south until they reach Diamond Beach, where they glisten in the sun.

After taking a few breathtaking pictures of the glacier lagoon, we’ll head towards the Vatnajokull Glacier. Vatnajokull is Europe’s largest and most voluminous glacier, covering around 8% of the country. We’ll descend into the depths of the glacier in search of a crystal ice cave. Here, the ice caves melt and re-form every year, so no ice cave is ever the same! Our certified glacier guide will tell you all about Vatnajokull Glacier and the crystal ice cave.

Next on our agenda is Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a part of Vatnajokull National Park since 2008. We’ll grab some lunch on the way there and stop at a parking lot where you’ll be able to take a few breathtaking photos of the incredible surrounding landscapes. Skaftafell Nature Reserve is heaven for every nature lover. Expansive vistas of moss-covered lava fields, basalt rock formations, waterfalls, and wildlife make this corner of the earth a true paradise.

Your accommodation for the night will be back in Reykjavik.

Day 3 - Golden Circle and Snowmobiling on Langjokull

On the final day of the tour, we’ll explore the most prominent Golden Circle sights on a small-group tour, followed by snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier. First, we’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, then continue towards Gullfoss Waterfall and Haukadalur Valley, a geothermally active hot spring area. After that, we’ll get some lunch and head to Langjokull Glacier base camp to suit up for a thrilling snowmobile ride.

Day Highlights

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring area
  • Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier

Included

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided Golden Circle tour
  • Snowmobile tour on Langjökull
  • All necessary snowmobiling equipment
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We’ll start the final day’s adventure after a filling breakfast at the hotel. First, we’ll head to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thingvellir National Park is famous for a rift between two tectonic plates piercing the national park right through the center. It is also a site where the first Icelandic parliament, Alþingið, was established in 930. We’ll spend a few hours at the park and near parliament. Our knowledgeable guides will tell us all about the park’s geology and the parliament’s history.

Next, we’ll continue towards Gulfoss Waterfall and Haukadalur Valley. Fed by Hvita River, Gulfoss waterfall is known for its “staircase” structure. The water cascades down at 105 ft (32 m) into a 66 ft (20 m) wide crevice. The view of the waterfall and its surrounding area is stunning, so don’t forget your camera!

The final gem of our Golden Circle tour will be Haukadalur Valley. The valley is a geothermal paradise known for Stokkur and Geysir. Geysir is an inactive geyser that gave the word “geyser” to the English language. Stokkur is Geysir’s younger brother who’s still active and spouts boiling hot water into the air every 4 minutes.

We’ll have lunch at Gulfoss Cafe and head towards our final adventure — snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier. Langjokull Glacier is the second-largest glacier in Iceland after Vatnajokull. Stretching for 31 mi (50 km), it’s the perfect playground for every snowmobile enthusiast. Once at the base camp, you’ll be fitted with a snowmobiling suit, helmet, balaclava, and gloves. Our certified snowmobiling guide will instruct you on safety precautions and show you how to operate a snowmobile. Your ride will last for around an hour and take you across the stunning moon-like landscapes.

After the ride, we’ll drop you off back in Reykjavik. 


Disclaimer: Due to weather and limited daylight during winter time the itinerary can vary between days. Our guides evaluate circumstances and take the best informed decision possible.
Glacier trips are undertaken at the responsibility of the participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers. It can happen that the glacier hike and/or ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the cost of the cancelled activity.