4-Day Discount Tour Combo | Ice Cave, South Coast and Snaefellsnes

Experience a wide array of unmatched natural attractions on this two-tour combo excursion of Iceland's South Coast and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Visit iconic waterfalls, venture into an Ice-Cave, brave through a lava tube and hunt for the Northern Lights.

This 4-day adventure is perfectly tailored to those seeking to get the most out of both their time and budget while travelling in Iceland. 

During the first two days of your journey, you will explore Iceland's South Coast where you will visit many of the country's most Iconic natural attractions, including an Ice-Cave, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the raven black Reynisfjara Beach, mighty waterfalls and the Skaftafell National Park.  

The second part of your adventure takes you to the otherworldly Snæfellsnes Peninsula, an area that is home to such a wide array of natural attractions that it is often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature.' Not only is Snæfellsnes one of Iceland's most geologically diverse destinations but also the perfect place to spot the Northern Lights dancing in the black winter sky.  

Book this wallet friendly tour combo for a chance to behold the best Iceland has to offer. Check booking availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Mar.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Snæfellsjökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Dyrhólaey, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Snæfellsnes, Sólheimajökull, Sólheimasandur, Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara, Hellnar, Reykholt, Barnafoss, Gerðuberg, Arnarstapi, Gljufrabui, Kirkjufell, Reynisdrangar, Vatnshellir Cave, Djúpalónssandur, Vík, Kolgrafarfjördur, Dyrhólaeyjarviti, Skaftafell | Vatnajökull National Park, Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

Included:
  • 2-Day Excursion of the South Coast w. Accommodation and Breakfast

  • 2-Day Excursion of Snæfellsnes and West Iceland w. Accommodation and Breakfast

  • Visit to the Ice Cave of Vatnajökull Glacier in a Super Jeep

  • Lunch and Dinner on tours

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík


What to bring:
  • Warm and Waterproof clothing

  • Proper hiking shoes

  • Warm inner layers

  • Overnight bag


Good to know:

In the case of extreme weather, individual activities may be cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - South Coast with Jökulsárlón


4-Day Discount Tour Combo | Ice Cave, South Coast and Snaefellsnes


After being picked up in Reykjavík City, you will head towards Iceland's South Coast where you will visit some of the country's most beautiful waterfalls. 

The first is Seljalandsfoss, over 60 metres tall and accessible from all sides as you can enter a cave behind the falling water. Next up is Gljúfrabúi, an often overlooked natural wonder and a true hidden gem. Last but not least is Skógafoss, one of the country's largest cascades, tumbling down the cliffs that separate Iceland's highlands from the lowlands.

After passing the black and desolate sands of Sólheimasandur, you will arrive on the Dyrhólaey Peninsula, an enormous lava arch that stretches far out to sea. From there, you will head to the black sand beach Reynisfjara, frequently lauded as being one of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. The currents here are strong, and the scenery is rugged, consisting of steep cliffs and volcanic rocks smoothed by erosion. 

After a stop in the nearby village of Vík, you'll journey through the black desert expanses of Skeiðarársandur, past the Skaftafell Nature Reserve and to the one and only Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Countless icebergs float on the Lagoon, making their way from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, to the Atlantic Ocean. 

You will overnight by Jökulsárlón, in the presence of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier.


Preferred accommodation by Jökulsárlón and Höfn

Below you can see our preferred partners for this night. In the case of these hotels not being an option, an alternative of the same standard will be arranged.

Hótel Höfn

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel in the largest town in south-east Iceland. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Vatnajökull

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel close to Höfn. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - The South Coast


4-Day Discount Tour Combo | Ice Cave, South Coast and Snaefellsnes


On your second day, it is time to zip up your warmest jacket and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of a Vatnajökull ice cave. 

You will meet your guide by the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, before boarding a super jeep and heading onto the glacier towards the cave. Your expert guide will accompany you the whole time, assisting you during your explorations.

Ice caves are formed when subterranean rivers of summer meltwater cut through glacier ice caps. The caves, therefore, are only accessible in winter when the water has run its course. New caves form each year, and in autumn, trained mountaineers head out to locate them.

It is crucial that you wear good hiking shoes and warm clothing with waterproof outer layers, for even though the ice caves are gorgeous, they are mighty cold. The age-old ice is the colour of electric blue and white, and smooth to the touch where the summer rivers have melted and sculpted it to perfection.

You will spend between 45 minutes to an hour in and by the cave, depending on weather and glacier conditions. After your exploration, you will head back to Jökuslárlón where you'll have time to explore the lagoon and its surroundings before heading back to the city.

You will arrive in Reykjavík in the evening, after dinner time. Please note that accommodation is not included for this night.


Day 3 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula


4-Day Discount Tour Combo | Ice Cave, South Coast and Snaefellsnes


On this morning you will be picked up in Reykjavík, and head north to begin the second half of your adventure. Before reaching the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the route takes you around Fjord Hvalfjörður, 'The Fjord of Whales', named after its marine residents.

You will stop in the valley of Skorradalur, where a peaceful lake is said to host a dangerous monster, and by Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.

Next up is the village of Reykholt, a historic site that used to be the home of the renowned medieval chieftain and Saga author, Snorri Sturluson. From there you will head to two dramatically different waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.

Upon reaching the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, your first stop is at Gerðuberg, a gigantic wall of basalt columns that produce unique and unusual rock formations and geometric patterns. Next, you'll visit the natural mineral spring Rauðamelsölkelda, where the bubbling water, pure enough to drink, has long been believed to have healing properties.

You will reach your accommodation on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula come evening, but before turning in, with a little bit of luck and the right conditions, you might be treated to a display of the Northern Lights above the Snæfellsjökull glacier.


Preferred accommodation by Snæfellsnes

Fosshotel Stykkishólmur

Fosshotel Stykkishólmur is a 3 star hotel centrally located within the town Stykkishólmur. Spacious hotel with a view towards the bay. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Fransiskus

Fransiskus hotel in Stykkisholmur has beautifully designed rooms with soft colours and a cosy atmosphere. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula


4-Day Discount Tour Combo | Ice Cave, South Coast and Snaefellsnes


The final day of your excursion will see you thoroughly exploring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula; you will first see Rauðfeldsgjá, a large and dramatic crevice cutting into the mountain. In suitable conditions, it is often possible to take a short hike through this area. 

You will next make your way to the peninsula's coastline, arriving at the fishing villages Arnarstapi and Hellnar. From there, you will head to the black sand beach, Djúpalónssandur, home to four ancient lifting stones which for centuries were used to test the strength of the region's fishermen. 

You will then head on to Vatnshellir, a 7000-year-old lava cave with a depth of 200 metres. Here, you have the option to partake in a caving tour, in which you will descend into the depths to see the fascinating geology up close. If you decide against the caving tour, your guide will be eager to take you on a leisurely walk around the surrounding area. 

Next, you will travel onwards to Kirkjufell mountain, one of the most widely photographed natural features in the whole of Iceland. It's easy to see why; the mountain's unique shape and charming surrounding scenery make this any photographer's paradise. Make sure not to forget your camera!

You will begin your return journey to Reykjavík, stopping at the fjords Hraunsfjörður and Kolgrafafjörður. You will arrive back in the city in the evening, from where you're free to explore Reykjavik's colourful nightlife. 


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