2 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Ice Cave, South Coast and Snaefellsnes

2 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Ice Cave, South Coast and Snaefellsnes
This map shows your journey along the South Coast where you'll get to see an ice cave before driving back west to the Snæfellsnes peninsula where you will spend a night before returning to Reykjavik.
Radiant green Northern Lights dance above the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in South Iceland.
A cracked and split glacier in it's winter suit in South Iceland.
Skógafoss falls, South Iceland, tumbles off its high cliff to the black lands below, with a thundering roar.
The Blue Ice Caves of Vatnajökull glacier, South Iceland, get their colours from oxygen trapped in the ice.
Snæfellsnes peninsula, in West Iceland, sports some of the  most diverse landscapes in the country.
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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 these wallet-friendly bundle tours 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: Caving, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Snæfellsjökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Dyrhólaey, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Snæfellsnes, Hvalfjörður, Sólheimajökull, Skaftafell, Sólheimasandur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Hellnar, Reykholt, Barnafoss, Gerðuberg, Arnarstapi, Vík í Mýrdal, Gljufrabui, Kirkjufell, Reynisdrangar, Vatnshellir Cave, Djúpalónssandur, South Coast, Diamond Beach, Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge
Pickup information:
  • Pickup 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

  • Winter 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.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.

For your convenience, it is recommended that you pack lightly for the overnight tours and repack to a smaller suitcase or backpack before your journey. If you need to have more than a single carry on case with you, you can add additional luggage to your booking for a small fee.

It is highly recommended that you do not book your flight home on the final day of the tour as bad weather or delays could affect your journey. Please be sure to arrange accommodation for this evening and an airport transfer the next day to take you to Keflavík International Airport for your departure.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - South Coast with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon


Due to its immense beauty, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most popular travel destinations in Iceland.


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.


Accommodation

Due to increased demand for travel services in Iceland and low availability, travel companies in Iceland can not guarantee specific accommodations. However, we can always provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking. Below you can see our preferred partners for accommodation, Hótel Edda Höfn and Hótel Höfn. In the case of these hotels not being an option, an alternative of the same standard will be arranged.

Hotel Edda Höfn

Hotel Edda Höfn is located close to a harbour in a town called Höfn. Guests can enjoy a great view of the ocean in rooms with modern decor. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Hótel Höfn

Hotel Höfn is a 3+ star hotel located in Höfn town central. Guests can enjoy a great view of the glacier or the ocean from most rooms. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - The South Coast


Ice caves are formed when underground rivers cut through the ice caps that make up Iceland's glaciers.


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 - En Route to Snaefellsnes - Borgarfjordur and Reykholt


The Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is dotted with magnificent rock formations.


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.


Accommodation

Below you can see our preferred partners for accommodation, Langaholt Guesthouse or Icelandair Hotel Hamar. If not available, an alternative of the same standard will be arranged.

Langaholt Guesthouse

Langaholt Guesthouse is a family run guesthouse on the Snæfellsnes peninsula with a spectacular view of surrounding mountains and farmlands. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.

Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Icelandair Hotel Hamar is a hotel just outside of Borgarnes. The hotel has great outdoor actives on site including an 18-hole golf course, outdoor hot tubs and a great view. There is a restaurant on site. Private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula


Because the Snæfellsnes peninsula is very sparsely populated and, therefore, has little light-pollution, it is the ideal place for spotting the northern lights.


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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Fantastic tour. We especially enjoyed the sunrise at Diamond beach and the amazing ice cave experience. We got some breathtaking pictures. The scenery in Iceland is incredible and we were lucky to see the Northern lights on our 3rd night. We had great guides who were very friendly and knowledgeable including Harpa and Steinthor. We would highly recommend this tour and the company overall.
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Out of this world! This 2 in 1 bundled trip was incredible. Everything went smoothly from pick up to drop off. The guides were absolute experts. Although we could have spent a day (or more at each location) the guides knew exactly how to pace the trip and the stops to maximize the December daylight and to give us a taste of so many different and incredible places. The first tour took us to the South Coast where we saw all the the highlights listed in the description. Seeing reindeer was an extra treat. The hotel in Hofn was a treat, clean and nice with a very good restaurant and a terrific breakfast buffet. The ice cave/glacier walk was truly incredible and an experience I will never forget. Thor our guide drove back to Reykjavik during a sudden rain storm with ease. The second part of the trip to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with Carl was unbelievably beautiful. We started out early each day with daybreak stops at places that are too beautiful to describe. He took us to a few secret locations too that not many know about. Each stop was more beautiful than the last. Carl entertained us with stories about Iceland and talked about his lovely hometown which we visited on the second day. Our hotel for the night was a lovely family-run guesthouse on the water, a perfect spot for northern lights viewing which we did for 2 hours plus while sipping hotel chocolate courtesy of the guesthouse. Snæfellsnes Peninsula with Carl is a must see.
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I don't know how can i write it down how amazing this tour was. The first 2 days were the best. I am sorry but our tourguide Rocky, our ice cave tourguide Oli and our driver Beni were the best, and they made this tour so amazing for us. They told us about history, about some folks story, about the life on rhis Iseland what was in the past and what is it in the present. :))). We saw a lot of beautiful and wonderful and awesome place that i can not tell....everybody have to see it. :) The hotels were good and clean where we slept. We could saw 3 times the Northern Light... i think we were lucky. Our tourguide Rocky show us the place near to the hotel where we can see it. And he show us what we can look. :)) And when we went back our room.. later about at midnight we got a call that Northern light again, and it was stronger. The blue ice cave tour was the next day. We left the hotel early morning. Toward to the Glacier the driver Beni sometimes slow down and showed us the raindeers. Finally we stopped and we went further with jeep and with our temporary tourguide Oli. :) it was incredible, amazing and everything. We could taste that old ice, walked there and enjoyed the sun and that nice cold wind and Oli talked about his father's life:)) After we went to Jökulsarlon, Diamond beach. We stopped still some... at the ruins of the Bridge, lava fields. The 3. and the 4. day were a little bit different. Our discription -that you can read here- was different that we got. First here was written that we have to be at the pick up point at 8am. When we called the office that not bus showed they said us, yes because the bus will go at 8:30am. Second in the description the tour is with the Guide to Iceland as the first 2 days were, but no... the Nice travel came to us. Our tourguide Andrea was a really kind and friendly person. And he tried the best despite the wheather was terrible so he should changed the schedule. So he swapped the days. And here came the next surprise for us that we go to the hot tub. But it was not in our description and either that we have to put swimsuit in our bag. So we had to rent it and towel there..it was not a mad price (1000ISK together). And... that experience compansated us. Ooo.. it was wonderful. :))) And on the 2nd day we could see again amazing things, places. So we can not complain because we got that, why we went to Iceland. So i just can offer this tour for everybody! Just put swimsuit and towel always into your bag. :)))) Thank you for this wonderful tour!
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This was an incredible experience in many ways. First off, both parts of the tour was canceled due to bad weather, since this was initially scheduled for the latter part of January 2018. What happened instead was being able to opt out the first part (South Coast) with two different day tours, and then postpone the second part by a day. I'm really glad I worked with this agency because they were able to re-book certain parts of this tour automatically and without hardly a worry! And, I was promptly given a refund as well. All agents that I worked with were respectful and easy to work with. Instead of doing the first part, 2 day South Coast tour, I ended up doing the Golden Circle/Secret Lagoon one day, and the next was a day tour of the South Coast which ended up as far as Vik. Both tours were lovely and felt quite safe in the hands of the guides I was with. Both day tours proved equally as worth my time as I'm sure the two day South Coast tour would have been. Next, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula was an absolute treat. The tour guide went well out of his way to make everyone comfortable and to show us some pretty incredible sites that was amongst the magical winter wonderland. All tours were wonderful for several reasons. We kept to a reasonable time schedule for all the sites included, we were told stories from Icelandic Lore that really helped bring us more into the Icelandic culture, and were also told a good bit about Iceland and current affairs. This was not just a beautiful excursion, but an educational one. I'm glad I chose to spend my birthday here and booked my travels with this agency. It was worth every bit of money I spent and can't wait to (hopefully) plan another trip for the future. Too incredible for words. Thank you. :)
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Every things good except did not know the travel agents. Waiting at the pick up point and need to check with all the tour buses pull in! Hundreds of people walking up and down the road looking for their buses. Second trip saw the driver standing by the van. We both waiting for each other for over 10 mins. He than pull out to another locations to pick up other passengers first then come back. Finally got on the van after 20 mins waiting!
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