4 Day South Coast and West Iceland Small Group Tour with Blue Ice Cave

Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Duration
4 days
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English
Free pickup
Reykjavík
8
Minimum age
8 years
Available
Nov. - Feb.

Join this four-day tour where you will visit all the most famous and exciting sights in the South and West of Iceland.  Included is accommodation for three nights with breakfast.  

Your first day takes you to the South Coast of Iceland where you will visit the majestic waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of the kings of the Icelandic waterfalls.  Adding in even more excitement, you will also visit two less-known but equally beautiful waterfalls called Gljufrabui and Irafoss.  Your day ends with a visit to the famous Black Beach of Reynisfjara where the mighty Atlantic ocean plays a symphony on the black sand beneath incredible cliff formations. 

On the second day, you will visit the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and walk on the Diamond Beach, where icebergs rest like satin diamonds on the black sand beach.  From there you will set off in a "monster truck" which will transport you through the rough highlands towards a unique Blue Ice cave.  The Ice caves in Vatnajokull glacier are formed each winter naturally and are a spectacular sight to see.  On your way back towards Reykjavik, you will also visit the beautiful Skaftafell National Park and stop in the lovely village of Vik.

The third day of this adventure will take you to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This amazing part of Iceland is crowned by the Snæfellsjokull glacier, made famous by Jules Verne in his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.  You will visit the seal colony of Ytri Tunga, hike around two small fishing villages Arnarstapi and Hellnar and explore the fantastic rock formations on Djupalonssandur, including Londrangar.  After a stop in the village of Olafsvik, you will drive to the Kirkjufell mountain. This iconic peak mountain is the most photographed one in Iceland - and for a great reason!

The historic and beautiful area of Borgarfjordur is the venue for the last day of your tour.  You will start the day by visiting Grabrok, a volcanic crater which you can walk to the top of and take in a fantastic view of the area.  Next, you will head to the magnificent Hraunfossar waterfall, a visual feast of water streaming through a lava field. Next to Hraunfossar is another waterfall called Barnafoss - the waterfall of the children. Even more, adventure awaits you in visiting Vidgelmir, a vast lava cave underneath the ground, featuring amazing colours and lava formations lurking in the depth of the Earth. Finally, to end a great tour in a relaxing manner, you will visit the Krauma Spa, a geothermal natural bath & spa located next to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.   

Book this tour now and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Join this four-day tour where you will visit all the most famous and exciting sights in the South and West of Iceland.  Included is accommodation for three nights with breakfast.  

Your first day takes you to the South Coast of Iceland where you will visit the majestic waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of the kings of the Icelandic waterfalls.  Adding in even more excitement, you will also visit two less-known but equally beautiful waterfalls called Gljufrabui and Irafoss.  Your day ends with a visit to the famous Black Beach of Reynisfjara where the mighty Atlantic ocean plays a symphony on the black sand beneath incredible cliff formations. 

On the second day, you will visit the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and walk on the Diamond Beach, where icebergs rest like satin diamonds on the black sand beach.  From there you will set off in a "monster truck" which will transport you through the rough highlands towards a unique Blue Ice cave.  The Ice caves in Vatnajokull glacier are formed each winter naturally and are a spectacular sight to see.  On your way back towards Reykjavik, you will also visit the beautiful Skaftafell National Park and stop in the lovely village of Vik.

The third day of this adventure will take you to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This amazing part of Iceland is crowned by the Snæfellsjokull glacier, made famous by Jules Verne in his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.  You will visit the seal colony of Ytri Tunga, hike around two small fishing villages Arnarstapi and Hellnar and explore the fantastic rock formations on Djupalonssandur, including Londrangar.  After a stop in the village of Olafsvik, you will drive to the Kirkjufell mountain. This iconic peak mountain is the most photographed one in Iceland - and for a great reason!

The historic and beautiful area of Borgarfjordur is the venue for the last day of your tour.  You will start the day by visiting Grabrok, a volcanic crater which you can walk to the top of and take in a fantastic view of the area.  Next, you will head to the magnificent Hraunfossar waterfall, a visual feast of water streaming through a lava field. Next to Hraunfossar is another waterfall called Barnafoss - the waterfall of the children. Even more, adventure awaits you in visiting Vidgelmir, a vast lava cave underneath the ground, featuring amazing colours and lava formations lurking in the depth of the Earth. Finally, to end a great tour in a relaxing manner, you will visit the Krauma Spa, a geothermal natural bath & spa located next to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.   

Book this tour now and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Included

Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
English-speaking Guide
Accommodation for 3 night in a double or a twin room with shared bathroom (you can upgrade to a hotel stay for 15.000 ISK)
Breakfast
Blue Ice Cave visit with all safety gear provided
Entry to Vidgelmir Lava Cave with all safety gear provided
Admission fee to Krauma Geothermal SPA
Free Wi-Fi on bus

Activities

Caving
Hiking
Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Jökulsárlón
Snæfellsjökull
Skógafoss
Seljalandsfoss
Eyjafjallajökull
Hraunfossar
Deildartunguhver
Snæfellsnes
Skaftafell
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Hellnar
Barnafoss
Arnarstapi
Vík í Mýrdal
Gljufrabui
Kirkjufell
Reynisdrangar
Lóndrangar
Djúpalónssandur
Grábrók
Ytri Tunga Beach
Víðgelmir
South Coast
Diamond Beach
Glacier Lagoon
Krauma Spa

Daily itinerary

Day 1
4 Day South Coast and West Iceland Small Group Tour with Blue Ice Cave - day 1

South Coast with amazing Waterfalls and the Black Beach of Reynisfjara

After departing from Reykjavik, you will drive through some lovely small villages on your way to your first stop of

the day, the beautiful and very photogenic Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

When you are done enjoying this visual feast, you will visit another less known but equally beautiful waterfall, Gljufrabui.

It is located within easy walking distance from Seljalandsfoss and offers a different view of the fantastic creations of the

Icelandic nature.

Another hidden gem is next on the agenda, Irafoss waterfall. Despite being located close to the Ring Road, this

"secret" waterfall is a lot less visited than its more famous neighbours. Your journey will then continue to another of the breath-taking

Waterfalls of the South, the spectacular Skogafoss. This 60-meter high majestic waterfall hurls downwards with great power into the river Skogá.

Here you will also be able to buy lunch and relax before continuing onwards to the next sight, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara. At this famous beach, you can admire the rocky sea stacks called Reynisdrangar, a row of large basalt columns rising from the mighty Atlantic ocean. Reynisfjara is a stretch of black sand beach, surrounded by towering cliffs where seabirds can often be seen nesting and flying overhead.

Day 2
4 Day South Coast and West Iceland Small Group Tour with Blue Ice Cave - day 2

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the incredible Blue Ice Cave

You start by driving to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This famous lagoon is filled with huge chunks of ice that have cracked off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin.

After admiring the beauty and grace of the glacier lagoon, you will board a Super Jeep which will transport you towards your Ice cave adventure enjoyably and safely. Driving through the rough highlands with everchanging views is an adventure in itself, but seeing the Blue Ice Cave is truly a unique experience.

There you will have about an hour to explore and enjoy this magical formation of nature. Make sure you have your camera ready as this

is one for the photo album.

After returning to the tour bus, your journey will continue with stops in the Skaftafell National Park and in the village of Vik as you travel back through the beauty of the South of Iceland towards Reykjavik, where you will stay overnight before embarking on the next phase of your adventure.

Day 3
4 Day South Coast and West Iceland Small Group Tour with Blue Ice Cave - day 3

The Magic of Snæfellsjokull National Park: Seals, Black Beach, Kirkjufell Mountain and more!

The day begins with a drive along the west coast through the town of Borgarnes to the beach in Ytri Tunga, which is a well-known seal colony. The seals are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks near the sandy beach.

The next stops are the fishing hamlet Arnarstapi and then Hellnar where you can walk along the cliffs and admire the view to the sea which from this hike is breathtaking.

In Djúpalónssandur you will discover incredible rock formations. The beaches are covered with small black stone pebbles which are unique. You will walk to one of the most impressive creations called Lóndrangar, which are a pair of rock pinnacles made of basalt approximately 70 m high.

Saving the best for last, you will also stop next to the majestic Kirkjufell mountain, which is one of the most popular photos stops in Iceland. If you have not used your camera before on tour then this one is a must!

After an exciting day, you will head towards your accommodation for the night in Borgarnes, a beautiful village in the West of Iceland.

Day 4
4 Day South Coast and West Iceland Small Group Tour with Blue Ice Cave - day 4

Borgarfjordur, Lava Cave, Volcanic Craters, Hot spring, Krauma SPA & Waterfalls

The historic and beautiful area of Borgarfjordur is the venue for the last day of your tour.

First, you will stop at Grabrok Volcanic Craters located in Bifröst. There you will have an opportunity to admire three craters – Stora (Big) Grabrok, Grabrokarfell and Litla (Small) Grabrok that formed approximately 3.400 years ago during massive eruption shaping the landscape around. Solid, wooden stairs lead up to the top of Stora Grabrok from where you can admire other colourful craters, lava fields and lake Hredavatn.

Next, you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flow from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by the less porous rock in the lava. A stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, you will visit another amazing waterfall called Barnafoss.

After enjoying the many amazing sites above ground level, it is now time to journey towards the Center of the Earth!

You will go caving in the Vidgelmir lava cave where you can see the tumult of the volcanic landscape up close. During this 1,5 hour long expedition you will have a chance to see one of the largest lava caves in Iceland with its stunning lava stalactites and stalagmites. The area surrounding the entrance to the cave will allow you to realise how powerful eruptions of the volcano can be.

Take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest flow hot spring in Europe, providing 180 litres pr second of 100 C hot water!

Last but not least, on the agenda for you is a visit to Krauma, the new natural geothermal baths & spa next to Deildartunguhver with admission fee included. There you can enjoy excellent facilities, including five relaxing geothermal baths, a cold tub, and two saunas — a perfect way to end a great tour.

What to bring

Warm wind- and weather proof clothes
Good hiking shoes are recommended
Camera
Swim suit for the Krauma Spa (towels can be rented there)

Good to know

Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.

This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 4 around 07:30pm

If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 25.000 ISK is mandatory.

Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible. Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík. Here is a link to their website where you can find all details. http://www.luggagelockers.is/ We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M. To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time

IMPORTANT: It can happen that the ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference.

We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary in order to deliver the best service possible

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