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5 Day South Coast Tour, Northern Lights and Snæfellsnes - AA26

Package Tour - The Golden Circle, Snaefellsnes Peninsula & The South Coast

This 5 day tour offers a fabulous way to explore some of Iceland's best sights and some incredible natural wonders. The famous Golden Circle attractions, great waterfalls, glaciers, an erupting geyser, black beaches, hot springs, the stunning icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and a glacier hike on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull. You also get a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

This is a combination tour which links together two hugely popular tours, the 2 Day Snaefellsnes & Northern Lights and the 3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast.


Duration: 5 Days

Pick-up: 09:00 - 09:30*

Group maximum: 18 persons

Available: Oct-Apr

Age limit: 8 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Golden Circle
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Diamond Beach
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • A visit to a natural ice cave
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon
  • Northern Lights
  • Krauma Geothermal Baths (Optional)

Transport:

This tour is operated in a minibus, small groups for a better experience.

Included:

Pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided tour in a minibus to all highlights with English guidance, hotel room with bathroom for 4 nights, hotel breakfast on 4 mornings, ice caving, glacier hiking and all necessary glacier equipment. *Lava tube caving is an optional extra. Food, other than 4 breakfasts is not included but you can purchase meals at stops on the way.

Bring with you:

Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Spikes which fit onto your shoes are very useful in icy conditions (ice grips or traction cleats). Good hiking boots are essential, ice crampons are provided for the glacier hike, it is not possible to fit them to any other kind of footwear. If you don´t have good hiking boots you can rent them from us when you book the tour online.

Drop-off information:

We drop you off at your hotel or a nearby authorized meeting point between 20:00 and 23:00, depending on weather and road conditions.

Ice Cave info:

During the summer months (Apr-Oct), we go to the Ice cave beneath the volcano. If it is inaccessible, we do a glacier hike instead.

Contact us: If you have a question about this tour you can use the contact form here below.
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Note: Due to weather conditions and limited daylight during winter time the itinerary can vary between departure dates. Our guides evaluate the circumstances and weather forecasts and make the best possible decision. There are also times when the tour will begin with the Golden Circle and South Coast and end with the West Iceland part.


golden waterfall iceland

The famous Golden Waterfall

Day 1 - West Iceland & Borgarfjörður

You are picked up between 09:00 and 09:30 from your hotel or a nearby meetings point in Reykjavík. We introduce ourselves and head out of the city, along the way you will see Mount Esja, Reykjavík´s famous mountain. You will also see Borgarfjörður, a scenic fjord on your way to the first stopping point, Deildartunguhver hot spring. An astonishing 180 l/sec of hot water is pumped out at a temperature of 100°C. This vast quantity of hot water is very valuable in a cool climate, the Icelandic people use it to heat their homes and the buildings in the surrounding area.

Day Highlights

  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Reykholt
  • Hraunfossar
  • Barnafossar
  • Snæfellnes Peninsula
  • Krauma Geothermal Baths (*entry fee extra)
  • Northern Lights Hunt (if conditions are right)

Included

  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Highlights of Borgarfjörður
  • Highlights of Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Snæfellsnes area)

Accommodation

Hótel Rjúkandi
Quiet and rustic ecolodge Hotel Rjúkandi off Route 54
Or similar
Free Parking
Free WiFi
Breakfast
Restaurant
Bar
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Next, you will visit Reykholt, an important place in the history of Iceland, and the site of Snorralaug, a famous hot spring pool, where it is said Snorri Sturluson bathed. Dabble your fingers and feel the temperature of the water, and learn about Snorri, a very important saga writer, lawyer, and historian.

The two waterfalls we shall visit each offer something very different. Barnafoss waterfall is picturesque with a fascinating Icelandic legend attached to it. In English the name means ‘Children´s Falls’, you will be told the story explaining how it acquired this name. Hraunfossar waterfall is totally unique, thousands of small streams flow out through the edge of the lava, creating the dramatic and very wide arc-shaped falls. The pure glacial water has traveled through the lava field from its source at Langjökull, Iceland´s second largest glacier.

You are driven to Snæfellsnes peninsula, on the way to the country hotel where you will spend the night we make a stop to view the stunning basalt columns at Gerðuberg. Hopefully, the northern lights forecast will be favorable and a northern lights watch will be on. You get the chance to enjoy dinner (not included), and a little relaxation time. Your guide will go over the northern lights forecast with you.

You also have a chance of visiting the geothermal baths at Krauma. If you choose to skip taking a swim, we'll go visit a nearby horse farm and pet some Icelandic horses instead!

glacier fun iceland

Those crampons do their jobs

Day 2 - Snæfellsnes

We enjoy breakfast at our hotel then head through absolutely epic coastal and mountain scenery to the far west of Snæfellsnes. We will visit the traditional fishing community in the charming village of Arnarstapi, we give you time to take a walk, so you will really be able to appreciate the fabulous scenery. Next up, is an optional tour (extra cost) with a qualified caving guide to explore the subterranean world within the Vatnshellir Cave, in the heart of Snæfellsnes National Park. You will learn how the cave was formed when molten magma flowed beneath lava which was already cooling, there are many incredible lava formations to be discovered. Maybe, you will feel like the character in the Jules Verne story, A Journey to the Center of Earth! You can book the caving tour as an extra when you book your tour.

Day Highlights

  • Arnarstapi Fishing Village
  • Vatnshellir Cave (*entry fee extra)
  • Djúpalónssandur Beach
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Mt. Kirkjufell

Included

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Caving Guide & necessary caving equipment
  • Hiking at Djúpalónssandur Beach
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation in Reykjavík

Accommodation

Reykjavík Lights Hotel
Inspired by Northern Lights in a modern building located in the capital of Iceland
Or similar
Free Parking
Free WiFi
Breakfast
Bar
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We enjoy lunch at Hellnar, a really picturesque village surrounded by sensational scenery. Traveling a little more around the coast we will stop to explore the beautiful black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur. We take a short hike down to the beach to watch the white-tipped ocean waves flowing onto the black pebble beach. These smooth black pebbles are known as Djúpalóns Perlan (which means ‘Deep Pool Pearls’), the beach slopes steeply and the ocean becomes deep very quickly, so those black pearls really have emerged from the deep! The amazingly-shaped cliffs which frame the beach add to the beauty and drama of this place. In the olden days, the local fisherman would test their strength using the ‘lifting stones’. Those stones have been made famous by numerous World´s Strongest Man competition, maybe, you would like to test your strength?

Next, you will visit the famous and much photographed, Mount Kirkjufell, which has featured in so many photos and paintings. On our journey back to the Reykjavík area, where you will be spending the night, we keep an eye out for the northern lights if the forecast is suitable.

ice cave and glacier hike solheimajokull

During the ice walk we may find some interesting small crevasses

Day 3 - The Golden Circle and South Coast

Your day begins with the famous sights of the Golden Circle. Þingvellir (Thingvellir, also occasionally known as Þingvellir) is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, due to its unique history and amazing geology. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet right here in Þingvellir National Park. However, they have been slowly moving apart, creating the rugged cliff of the Almanngjá gorge, you actually walk through this rift valley when you explore Þingvellir. Alþingi, the historic Icelandic Parliament was founded here in the year 930, making it the oldest still operating parliament in the world.

Day Highlights

  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Geysir Hot Springs
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Northern Lights Hunt (if conditions are right)

Included

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit to all highlights of the day
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Vík area)

Accommodation

Hotel Dyrholaey
Delightful Country Hotel with views of Mýrdalsjökull glacier
Or similar
Free Parking
Free WiFi
Breakfast
Restaurant
Bar
Room Service
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We pay a visit to the Geysir area in the scenic valley of Haukadalur. Great Geysir, the hot spring which gave us the English word ‘geyser’, is not active now, Strokkur, a nearby geyser erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, sending superheated water around 25 m high - a moment not to be missed. Next on the agenda, and completing the sights of the Golden Circle, we will stop at Gullfoss Waterfall. You will feel the power at the roaring Hvítá river (‘the White River’) thunders through the majestic canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages.

If visibility is good, you will see views of Hekla, a notorious volcano mountain. Next up is an opportunity to walk behind the cascade of the unique Seljalandsfoss waterfall, giving really unusual photo possibilities. We recommend you put on rainwear for this activity! We will also stop at Skógafoss waterfall, these voluminous but graceful falls descend 60 m into the calm Skógará (river) below. Finally, on a day with so many highlights, you will see Reynisfjara, one of the most beautiful black sand beaches in Iceland, with great basalt columns, and a basalt column cave. Off-shore you will see the towering Reynisdrangar basalt peaks out in the oceans like the Atlantic waves power onto the soft sand. Crafty ‘sneaker’ waves appear from nowhere so stand well back from the tide-line!

Your accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel near Vík, a little coastal town. We hope the northern lights forecast will be good!

hraunfossar falls on snaefellsnes peninsula

Hraunfossar Falls Iceland

Day 4 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Ice Caving

We continue our journey through glacial desert scenery, the like of which you have probably never seen, as we head towards the first glacier adventure - exploring a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull glacier. Your certified glacier guide will issue your ice caving equipment and take you through the safety information before escorting you into the magic blue/white world of a natural ice cave. Every winter fresh ice caves are formed by the forces of nature, but this is an evolving world with new ice features appearing. Your guide will explain how the cave and its features were formed, and why blue ice is blue! Sometimes your guide will pick an ice cave that combines the glacier hiking and ice caving activities, depending

Day Highlights

  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Natural Ice Cave
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Northern Lights Hunt (if conditions are right)

Included

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Guided Ice Caving Tour
  • Specialized Ice Caving Gear
  • All tour highlights of the day
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Skaftafell area)

Accommodation

Adventure Hotel Hof
Charming Country Hotel on the South Coast - Near Skaftafell
Or similar
Free Parking
Free WiFi
Breakfast
Restaurant
Bar
Room Service
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The Icelandic weather is unpredictable and we want you to have the best possible experience traveling in Iceland. Therefore, your guide will decide the best way to organize the tour, so it is possible that you might visit an ice cave on day three if your guide feels conditions would be better then. We have a little leeway which allows us to make the best of things. You need to make sure you are dressed warmly for your ice cave visit, the temperature inside is always below freezing.

The final glacier highlight of the day is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. You will see incredibly shaped icebergs, some larger than houses, floating on the glacier lagoon, sometimes seals can also be seen. The icebergs calve off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, they then float slowly across the lagoon to the nearby ocean. Some come to rest on the black sands of the nearby Diamond Beach, where they glitter like diamonds, a stunning sight in the mystical late afternoon light.

Your hotel will be in the Skaftafell area, hopefully, the conditions will be good for a northern lights watch, we have to wait and see but fingers crossed!

Please note: ice caves are natural wonders which are constantly changing and are, thus, unpredictable. We will visit an ice cave on the tour and the choice of a cave is based purely on the conditions and safety considerations.

geysir erupts

The water usually reaches around 15-20 meters, but it can go up to 40 meters high.

Day 5 - Glacier Hike and South Shore

We enjoy breakfast at our hotel then get on our way to the glacier! The great ice-dome of Vatnajökull is the mightiest glacier in Europe. There are many glacier tongues or outlet glaciers which reach down from Vatnajökull, stretching out like the fingers of an icy hand. These outlet glaciers are fabulous for glacier hiking, our specialist glacier guides will choose the most suitable one for your hike. Your guide will issue you with all necessary equipment, including ice crampons, then you are off on an exciting walk across the ice! See and learn all about the wonderful ice features including the networks of crevasses which riddle their way through glaciers. Marvel at this white wonderland which is always evolving and moving - your time on the ice will pass very quickly!

Day Highlights

  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Glacier Hike on Falljökull Glacier
  • South Coast
  • Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Included

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Specialized Glacier Gear
  • All tour highlights of the day
  • Drop-off in Reykjavík
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Proper hiking boots are required, it is not possible to fit ice crampons to any other kind of footwear. You can hire sturdy hiking boots when you book your tour or on location on the day of the hike (although keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that your shoe size is available on location). The glacier hike is easy if you are capable of hiking at a slow pace for an hour you can do it.

At the end of your glacier hike, we need to think about heading back to Reykjavík. There is an opportunity to see more places as we journey back to the city, with the chance to make some additional stops – fitting around the weather and conditions, we know that during the winter, in Iceland, the forces of nature are somewhat in charge.

We will also stop at the amazing pearl of nature called Fjaðrárgljúfur, a gorgeous canyon with a river running through.

We get back to Reykjavík in the evening between 18:00 and 20:00, the timing depends upon the conditions on the day.

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5 Day South Coast Tour, Northern Lights & Snæfellsnes - Rated 4.8/5 based on 23 customer reviews


Adventurous activities in extreme weather

5 by Josi April 1, 2019
I had a very adventurous time during the 5 day tour because of the extreme weather changes. Really appreciated our guide Palme who was very flexible and changed up our itinerary a little depending on the weather so we could get the best experience possible.

5 Day Iceland Tour - Great Experience

5 by John Trainor March 17, 2019
"We had a great time on the 5 day tour. We had two different guides. For the 3 day leg of the trip, our guide was Biggi. He was amazing. He really cared a great deal about sharing the culture, nature, and history of Iceland. He constantly tweaked the itinerary so that we maximized what we were able to see while working around weather and other considerations. He was so accommodating for the needs of everyone in the group. We aren't normally ""guided tour"" people (we like to be in charge of our own time/travel), but if we had not been on this guided tour, we believe that we would have missed out on so much. We were so happy with the 5 day tour that we made our own ""6 day tour"" by booking snorkeling for our last day. We've already recommended to others who are planning on visiting Iceland that they book this specific tour (and, if possible, try to lock in Biggi)."

WOW!!!!

5 by Dee Dee March 13, 2019
"What an incredible trip! Beyond expectations! Our guide Ziggy made our experience a 10!!! He was so kind, knowledgeable, patient, professional and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide! He went out of his way to assure a top notch experience for all the travelers. Arctic Adventures/Extreme Iceland were great to deal with prior to our trip. They answered all of our questions promptly and thoroughly. Thank you all for the trip of a life time!!!"

Unique experience!!

5 by Anacris March 7, 2019
"Before our trip I was looking for information about Iceland, mostly photos of some places that we would visit, but being there exceeded all my expectations completly! Wonderful and unique landscapes, even when the weather was very cold, the whole trip was very pleasant. We believe we enjoyed the trip that much in large part to the excellent service of our guide Oliver. He cared about each of the passengers. One day I did not feel well for hiking and he suggested me to go to visit a museum, so I said yes and it was incredible. If we decide to return to Iceland someday (summer for sure!) we will get an Extreme Iceland Tour without thinking!"

Excellent

5 by Joan January 15, 2019
Great northern light, great ice cave, great glacier Hiking, great scenery, great tour guide and great everything. Thank you.

Great Trip

5 by Francine January 15, 2019
"Palli was a wonderful tour guide, and offered a wealth of information about the sites we saw. Even thru rainy days, the sites were varied and interesting. The hotels during the two-day and three-day trips were very nice, but the transit hotel (Cabin Hotel) in Reykjavik between the two pieces of the tour was less nice - tiny room, smelly hallway, very basic. The guides on the Vatnshiller cave, ice caves and glacier hike were excellent. The hosts at the horse farm were lovely (and the puppies made the trip even nicer!). We appreciated the stop at the grocery store before getting to the hotel on the 3-day tour; the ability to stock up on snacks for the next few days was great."

5-day trip in Iceland

4 by Sebplus January 13, 2019
This 5-day tour was very well organized, and targeted to see most attractions along the scheduled route. We couldn't do the hike on the glacier due to high wind (and were told we would get refunded for that, but haven't been contacted so far about this). The nature and sites were gorgeous. The guide for the first 2-day trip wasn't very talkative, which was disappointing. The second guide during the following 3-day trip was very knowledgeable, and eager to share experience and tradition, which was very enjoyable. Altogether a very good experience.

Incredible experience, exceptional guide

5 by Mark P January 7, 2019
My wife and I spent our Christmas vacation on your 5 day tour and were blown away by the experience. Hiking on a glacier, exploring a lava tube, climbing into an ice cave, walking along stretches of black sand beaches, seeing numerous waterfalls, hotsprings, a geyser...the list goes on and on. Through it all we were guided and driven safely by Ævar. He made the trip all the more exceptional. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history, geology and sociology of Iceland. He is kind and very protective of his “flock” of travelers. He also has a great sense of humor. We would definitely travel with him again! We also made lifelong friends with Ævar and a few of our fellow travelers along the way. Best vacay ever!

Amazing tour

5 by Erny To January 4, 2019
Ohdei became our guide. He showed great responsibilty and took great care of us. He drove safely and always came on time. Thank you so much

Viking tour

5 by FABIAN TEO KHING LIANG December 7, 2018
Great tour great tour guide. The crazy viking tour guide which he called himself have enlighten us the history of Iceland and formation of Volcanoes. Each scenery he will explained to us in details! Due to short day light, he arranged the best possible to see all the beautiful places. We will sure be back again!

Amazing

5 by Linda and Kelli December 6, 2018
The tour was amazing, we missed 2 of our excursions due to bad weather but Ragnar our guide was the highlight for sure. He clearly loves his country and was very informative on every aspect of it. He made our vacation with his enthusiasm and knowledge. I will be back and hopefully I can request him again.

Amazing tour

5 by Linda Alestra December 6, 2018
"The tour was amazing, we missed 2 of our excursions due to bad weather but Ragnar our guide was the highlight for sure. He clearly loves his country and was very informative on every aspect of it. He made our vacation with his enthusiasm and knowledge. I will be back and hopefully I can request him again. Tell him Kelli and Linda say hello please. Linda Alestra"

5 Day Snaefellnes Northern lights and South Coast

4 by Deon November 13, 2018
"Our tour was split into 2D Snaefellnes Northern Lights n 3D Southern Coast. We were lucky to be able to see Aurora in both Snaefellnes n South Coast. The accommodation in both places are ideal for viewing Aurora as you just need to come out of your room. Tours well paced, start at 9am n ends around 5-7pm. Unfortunately, we missed glacier hiking due to severe weather conditions."

Amazing trip

5 by Patty November 12, 2018
"Thank you so much for the experience! Wow what a amazing trip this have been. Yes it was cold - yes we had wind - snow - rain - rainbows - storms but without all of that this trip wouldnt been so great. The hotels outside of Reykjavík were cute. The night inside Reykjavik i would have past- wasnt a nice hotel. The guide Hilmar was nice - great chauffeur especially in the bad weather conditions. Very gentle in the way of explaining the things. Choosen were nice places to have lunch, also good suggestions for dinner, i was pleasantly surprised about the great food quality. I wanna come back, soon, to experience more from Iceland. Unfortunately the ice cave got cancelled, so this is still on “ the to do list” From the Northern lights one never can get enough! To conclude: One amazing trip"

Amazing trip

5 by Patty Patty November 12, 2018
"Thank you so much for the experience! Wow what a amazing trip this have been. Yes it was cold - yes we had wind - snow - rain - rainbows - storms but without all of that this trip wouldnt been so great. The hotels outside of Reykjavík were cute. The night inside Reykjavik i would have past- wasnt a nice hotel. The guide Hilmar was nice - great chauffeur especially in the bad weather conditions. Very gentle in the way of explaining the things. Choosen were nice places to have lunch, also good suggestions for dinner, i was pleasantly surprised about the great food quality. I wanna come back, soon, to experience more from Iceland. Unfortunately the ice cave got cancelled, so this is still on “ the to do list” From the Northern lights one never can get enough! To conclude: One amazing trip"

5 Day Snaefellsnes, South Coast & Northern Lights

5 by Fergal July 27, 2018
"We went for a combination of a two day tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula and 3 day tour of the Golden Circle, South Coast and Ice Caves. We have two guides both which were excellent, Siggi did the first few days and told us lots of interesting stories while giving us an introduction to the beauty of Iceland. For the second leg we had Didi as guide who told us all the history and also gave us a taste of Icelandic Music on the journey which was nice. We managed to see the elusive Northern lights twice on our trip and the second time we saw them for hours in Smyrlabjorg. The trip covered so many brilliant sights from waterfalls, black sand beaches, geysers, glaciers, iceberg lagoons and of course all the famous volcanos! All in all an excellent trip well worth the investment I'd highly recommend and hope you are lucky enough to get Siggi or Didi guiding you as they are both really cool guys!"

EPIC vacation...SUPERB tour company and Staff!

5 by Vince T May 9, 2018
"This was one of the best vacation experiences my family has ever had (and we have been all over the world)! From the pick up to the sights to the tour guides' (Ditti and Gisli) knowledge of the area, every aspect was truly memorable . We had three teens with us and they were extremely happy with the balance of hiking, touring, history, sight-seeing, and relaxing. We did the 5-day trip: 2-day combined with 3-day. The West and South of Iceland are the real jewels of this amazing island. Waterfalls, ice caves, glaciers, ice lagoons, huge ice boulders, volcanoes, caves, mountains, horses, great food, and mostly wonderful people! Spend at least 5-days on tours to get a feel for the ""real Iceland"" and avoid some of the more touristy areas where hordes of people congregate. Using Arctic eliminated that ""big bus"" feel and our group ("

Great Tour!

5 by Margie Nilson April 9, 2018
This basically two tours with a stop in between in Reykjavik. There are not quite as many sights on the Snaefellsnes part (the first tour) which is more that made up for on the second part. We actually had a different guide on the second tour and he was great about giving us lots of information and stories about the area and what we were seeing. We were in the tour bus for a bit in between stops so it really helped to pass the time plus I felt like I came away knowing so much more about the country. I do wish the walk on the glacier had been a lot longer...I felt like we had to turn around and go back early which kinda bummed me out. They recommend bringing your own YakTraks...would only do that if you are coming in the winter when the sidewalks in Reykjavik can be icy. They provide you with proper ice spikes for both the glacier walk and the ice cave. Rain pants are a really good idea...you get pretty up close and personal with several waterfalls which means you will get wet!!! That also means to make sure you have rain proof outerwear (coat and gloves especially). Overall, it was a great trip.

Great way to see the most important landmarks

4 by Alex Prunean April 7, 2018
This is actually a combined tour (2+3) which meant that some people left and others joined after the first 2 days. During the first tour we had Swen as our guide, who was funny, kind and informative. Not to mention crazy and very proud of his country and its beauty. Our second guide was Alvaro from Spain who was also very nice, calmer, good driver and knowledgeable. I had a great time doing the tour. As I don't drive this was the best way to see most of the west and south coast of the country and it did not disappoint. My only complaint is about the glacier walk. It took way too long to prepare and get there and then we just walked in circles. I thought we would do a short but proper hike on the glacier. At times I felt that the guide did not know what to do with us and how to kill time. Also the ice cave was rather small and we spent too much time there. The time allocated for this activity could be easily cut by half. Other than that, everything went smoothly! Thank you!

Unforgettable travel experience in Iceland

4 by Ming Hung March 20, 2018
We had a great time during the 2-day tour. Snaefellsness peninsula is definitely worth visiting. The guide is a Polish guy (sorry for forgetting his name). He is really friendly. He talked a lot about Iceland to make participants know more about this beautiful country. The volcano caving is amazing too. We even saw northern lights on the second day! Besides, the 3-day tour is wonderful. Our guide Olafsson is nice and helpful. It was great to travel with him. The glacier hiking is good, but we think the tour to Solheimajokull we joined the other day is better. This one is shorter. The weather was not that good, so we weren't able to see the aurora. And it seem that we didn't stop at Fjaðrárgljúfur. And we got back to Reykjavik at about 18:00. Overall, the 5-d tour is great.

If I could give 8 stars I would

5 by AnneK. March 16, 2018
Went on this tour with my 82 year old mom and 19 year old daughter. Awesome, amazing experience for both. Our tour guides Feeva and Siggi were organized, informed, funny, and personable. Accommodations were more than comfortable. And the small group size fostered an enhanced experience since our group really connected. Loved it and can't wait to come back and tour with Arctic Adventures.

Exploring Iceland in winter with Extreme Iceland

4 by Kiran Vairagkar March 11, 2018
Dynamic weather, dynamic tour operator. In spite we had very stormy , windy weather , tour was managed with best of possibilities. It was quite well informed to all via e mail for timing and revised agenda. Hilmer was our guide for the first two days , a gentle polite and very friendly person. If micro phone would have been working it would have been better. We were well taken at all places though first half day was cancelled he still could make it to all places. Snæfellsnes peninsula,Borgarfjörður, a scenic fjord on & Deildartunguhver hot spring. Stay at Reykjavik Lights was good and comfortable. Next three days tour was with Swene, ( crazy sewene as calling himself ) was thro' rough weather but sailed well. Due to wind we had to start early and and start at 7 am instead 9 am. Windy weather forced us to drop Golden circle. Which we made it separately. We would appreciate if it could be informed to guest by company well in advance the way inform on timing. While we would get cancellation charges but booking in advance would have helped us to plan better. Ice caves and Glacier walk with Micheal was some thing life time experience. He was a fabulous in entire four hour. We wish we could make Diamond beach in the evening. it was a sunny day it would have been great show. Instead we saw next day which was again windy and cloudy. We had good stay Katla and as well other places. While we missed Northern lights in this trip , sure we will visit again Iceland. This was our one of the great family trip.

5 Day tour

5 by Fion February 28, 2018
The tour guides are funny, and they explained a lot of history and myth of the tourist attractions.
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