Embark on the ultimate Icelandic excursion with this three-day tour combo of all the main sights, as well as the hidden treasures of the island of ice and fire. This tour bundle is the ideal choice for any travellers staying in the city, who would like to fit in different trips to their program while saving a buck and allowing the professionals to drive.
This combination of three tours is our selection of all the top bus tours available from Reykjavík. This allows you to see the most of the country’s sites in any direction without disrupting your plans of staying in the city.
The sites included are a full day’s exploration of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west, a Golden Circle excursion with a visit to the Secret Lagoon geothermal hot springs, and a South Coast adventure including (from July to October only) a boat trip in the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.
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On day one of your exploration combo, get ready to behold the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This beautiful area of diverse terrains is often dubbed ‘Iceland in miniature’ and is the perfect start to your tour. The multi-coloured display of mountains, coastlines, beaches, craters and glaciers is sure to make you fall in love with Iceland indefinitely.
On this day, you will visit the charming and idyllic fishing villages of Grundarfjörður, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, all important historical ports of call steeped in ancient customs and folklore, surrounded by mountain ranges and towering coastal cliffs.
You will also behold the splendour of Mt. Kirkjufell, the volcanic craters at Ljósufjöll and the black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur. The crowning jewel of the peninsula is the one, and only Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000-year-old glacier volcano made legendary in Jules Verne’s novel 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'.
After your full day adventure of these incredible sites, you will get shipped back to Reykjavík City, where you can gather your strength and excitement for your next adventure.
On your second day, you will again head out from the capital, this time around to witness the number one attraction in Iceland, the Golden Circle. Upon visiting the sites of this route, you will immediately understand their acclaim, as you behold the power of the earth itself beneath your feet.
But before your exploration, get ready for some relaxation; treat your body, mind and soul with a soak in the geothermal and mineral-rich waters of the Secret Lagoon in the municipality of Flúðir. This lagoon is the lesser-known counterpart to the Blue Lagoon, an entirely different experience but just as rewarding.
After emerging from the healing waters of the hot springs, get ready to head to the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley, where the fountain geyser Strokkur actively spouts boiling water into the sky every few minutes.
Afterwards, you will witness the unharnessed power of Gullfoss Falls, a majestic waterfall that leaves everybody in awe of its splendour. The falls are protected by Icelandic law as the natural gem that they are - keep an eye out for the stone mural of the woman who threatened to throw herself down them for their protection.
Your day will conclude with an exploration of Þingvellir National Park, a site both geologically and historically fascinating. The park is located in the continental rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates and was furthermore the location of Iceland’s very first parliament.
At the end of your day, you will get shipped back to Reykjavík City for the night. Don’t forget to explore the urban life of the small but bustling capital before retreating to your accommodation.
On the last day of your all-around excursion combo, you will explore the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast, where fire meets ice and natural pearls are plentiful. Heading out from Reykjavík, you will drive along the coastline until reaching the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón.
The lagoon offers a unique scenery of serenity, as large icebergs travelling from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, gather to float in the ice-cold waters in an ever-changing display. The tour includes the additional delight of a boat ride amongst the glaciers, bringing you closer to their allure, and to the resident seals that call the lagoon home.
In fair weather, you will also get a splendid view of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull en route, the glacier volcano that so memorably erupted back in 2010. As you get back on the bus to head back, you will be stopping to visit the gorgeous waterfall Seljalandsfoss.
This stunning natural feature cascades in front of a large cavern, providing excellent photo opportunities as well as the added bonus of having a path that lets you walk behind it, to look out through the tapestry of water from the inside of the mountain.
At the end of the day, you will be shipped back to Reykjavík one last time, knowing that you just explored the most diverse sights of the country in just three days.