This minibus tour is a combination of our 2 Day Snaefellsnes & Northern Lights and 2 Day South Coast, Ice Cave, Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon tours. Friendly small group experience. Experience all the main highlights in just four days on this sightseeing and activity excursion.
- 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
- Northern Lights
Transport: This tour is operated in a minibus, small groups for a better experience.
Included: Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, Guided tour in a minibus, Hotel room with bathroom for 3 nights, Hotel breakfast on 3 mornings
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy hiking boots and waterproof clothing. We provide the ice crampons for the ice caving tour and they cannot be attached to normal shoes so please make sure that you bring sturdy boots. To be sure you have shoes that suffice, we recommend renting shoes when you book the tour.
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Note: 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.
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.
Included: Minibus tour with professional driver/guide, visits to all highlights, ice caving tour and all equipment, 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast. A lava caving tour is an optional EXTRA, this can be arranged when you book your tour.
Please note: With the exception of 3 hotel breakfasts meals are NOT included. A single room will cost extra. We cannot promise the northern lights will show, this depends upon atmospheric and cloud conditions. We visit a totally natural ice cave, which ice cave is visited will depend upon the conditions, safety considerations will always come first. We sometimes alter the itinerary, beginning with the south coast and ending with the west Iceland tour. Weather conditions and safety considerations can also change the itinerary.
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 South Coast and end with the West Iceland part.
Day 1 - West Iceland Jewels
We pick you up between 09:00 and 09:30 and drive towards the Borgarfjörður Fjord, passing scenic countryside and mountains. The magnificent Deildartunguhver hot spring, pouring out 180 l/sec 100°C hot water, is the first attraction. That water is used for bathing, to fill geothermal swimming pools and to heat up houses and buildings around the area. A short drive will bring you to the historical site of Reykholt. You will see, Snorralaug, the hot spring pool where Snorri Sturluson is reputed to have bathed. Snorri was a great historian and saga writer, born in the 12th century, who lived at Reykholt.
Day 2 - Snæfellsnes Wonders
We enjoy breakfast then get on our way, traveling through magnificent mountain scenery, along picturesque coastlines and through fishing villages and quaint towns. We give you enough time to enjoy a walk around at Arnarstapi, a charming fishing village where the wild coastal scenery is very special. We offer the option of a lava cave tour to explore (extra cost) the stunning world within the Vatnshellir Cave in Snæfellsnes National Park. All caving equipment is provided, your qualified caving guide will tell you all about the lava tube cave, its unusual features and colors, and how it was formed around 8000 years ago. Jules Verne, in his novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, said the entrance to a subterranean world could be found in Snæfellsnes, the glacier which dominates this peninsula. Exploring a lava cave will take you a little closer to the core of the earth! The caving tour can be booked when you arrange this tour.
Day 3 - South Coast Sights and Waterfalls
We whisk you away from Reykjavík through fertile farmlands, towns and villages along the south coast tour to famous waterfalls, then head east towards Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. We have an ocean of delights to tantalize you over the next couple of days!
Day 4 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Ice Caving
We visit a shimmering crystal ice cave and the iceberg filled Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach… two totally entrancing experiences, and the delights of Skaftafell!
You will know you are getting close to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon when you see a procession of icebergs, of all shapes and sizes, mystically gliding on their way across the lagoon to the Atlantic. The scenes here really will leave you totally spellbound and staring in wordless wonder at the majesty of your surroundings. The retreat of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull glacier created these astonishing landscapes, the lagoon did not exist at all until around 1934. Many icebergs head straight for the salty ocean waves, a few are washed ashore, where they sit like stunning giant diamonds on the black sands of the Diamond Beach. Not surprisingly, footage of a few Hollywood movies has been shot here, including James Bond, so if you have a deja vu moment you will know the reason why!