3-in-1 Summer Tours Discount | 4-Day Snaefellsnes, Jokulsarlon & Golden Circle

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Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík
Combination details
2 day tour, 1 multi-day tour
Available
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age
5 years old

Description

See as much of Iceland in summer as you can over four days with this combination of three discounted tours. Those with a sense of adventure who want to pack their time in Iceland with as much incredible nature as possible without breaking the bank should book this tour bundle now.

Of the three tours you'll take, the first and last will take a full day, and the other is an overnight tour.

Day one is a Snaefellsnes Peninsula day trip, often called 'Iceland in Miniature' due to its incredibly diverse sites and landmarks. It's home to the iconic Snaefellsjokull glacier, which inspired the classic novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth" by Jules Verne. You can find black sand beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, and picturesque fishing villages along its coast, offering a glimpse of Iceland's rich geological and cultural tapestry in just one region.

On days two and three, you'll enjoy a thorough exploration of the South Coast, staying overnight in a country hotel to make the most of it. Your South Coast accommodation is included in the tour price, and you'll stay in a private room with breakfast.

Packed with unique experiences, this South Coast tour allows you to take a glacier hike and a boat ride on the magnificent Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

You'll also be captivated by the cascading beauty of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, each with unique charm and allure. The dramatic black sand beach of Reynisfjara, with its towering basalt columns and roaring Atlantic waves, adds a rugged contrast to the tour's diverse landscapes.

Your final day will be spent exploring the famous sites of the Golden Circle. This iconic route showcases three primary attractions: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and the Gullfoss waterfall.

The North American and Eurasian tectonic plates drift apart in Thingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area is home to the active Strokkur geyser, which erupts every few minutes. Finally, Gullfoss is a majestic two-tiered waterfall that plunges into a deep canyon, offering a breathtaking display of nature's power.

Over these four days, you'll see much of Iceland's west and south and visit all three of the country's national parks.

All tours are conducted in spacious mini-buses and led by experienced guides. This combo promises to be as comfortable and personal as possible.

Make the most of your four days in Iceland, and save money by booking this 4-day summer tour bundle, including Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Golden Circle day tours and an overnight South Coast adventure. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

South Coast 2-day minibus tour
Snaefellsnes Peninsula 1-day minibus sightseeing tour
Golden Circle 1-day minibus sightseeing tour
1 night of accommodation in country hotel (private bathroom, with breakfast) during the 2-day South Coast tour
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Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Bird watching

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Gatklettur is but one of many amazing rock formations found on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.

Day 1 - The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

You'll take the first tour on day one. A driver will pick you up from Reykjavik in the morning and whisk you to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The landscapes and features of this 56-mile (90-kilometer) stretch of coast are very diverse. You'll see lava fields, beautiful waterfalls, quaint villages, and a majestic glacier.

One of the tour's highlights is visiting Mount Kirkjufell, a dramatic, unusual peak that's a favorite among photographers. Beside it sits a quaint waterfall called Kirkjufellsfoss.

The black sand beach of Djupalonssandur is also on your checklist, a beautiful place where you can see how you would have fared as a fisherman of old against the historic lifting stones.

You'll also visit the dramatic volcanic rock pinnacles of Londrangar. These ancient basalt formations, standing tall against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, are remnants of a larger crater that has mostly eroded. The area around Londrangar is rich in birdlife, making it a geological marvel and a haven for nature enthusiasts.

This Snaefellsnes day tour takes you to the fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where the coastal scenery is breathtaking. These quaint villages, nestled between rugged cliffs and the vast expanse of the ocean, offer a glimpse into Iceland's rich maritime heritage. As you wander through, seabirds and the crashing waves create a mesmerizing soundtrack to the panoramic vistas surrounding you.

You'll also discover the lonely hamlet of Budir on the Budahraun lava fields, another photography hotspot. The iconic black church of Budir stands as a stark contrast to the surrounding landscape, offering a unique and captivating sight that draws photographers and travelers from around the world.

These settlements and attractions are all within sight of Snaefellsjokull, the beautiful glacier-peaked volcano at the end of the peninsula.

Once you've fully explored the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, you'll return to Reykjavik for the night. Please note that accommodations in Reykjavik are not included in this tour combo. 

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Day 2
Seljalandsfoss waterfall cascades from a height of 197 feet (60 meters), over a concave cliff that once marked the edge of Iceland’s southern coast.

Day 2 - Waterfalls & Optional Glacier Hike

Today, you'll start your second tour, a 2-day South Coast adventure. A driver will pick you up early from Reykjavik as there are many features to see.

First, you'll visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which falls 197 feet (60 meters) from a concave cliff that once marked the edge of Iceland's coast. If the ground isn't too wet, the circular path means you can walk behind the water for beautiful views.

Following this, you'll visit the waterfall Skogafoss. This feature is much broader and more powerful than its neighbor, and there is a staircase beside it so that you can look at it from several different angles.

You'll also enjoy visiting three hidden gems near the two more immense cascades, the waterfalls Gljufrabui, Kvernufoss, and Irarfoss. Each of these lesser-known waterfalls has its unique charm. Gljufrabui is tucked away in a narrow canyon, Kvernufoss is surrounded by lush greenery and offers a serene ambiance, while Irarfoss cascades gracefully amidst the rugged terrain, creating picturesque scenes that captivate every visitor.

Next, you'll stop at the glacier tongue Solheimajokull, a part of the larger Myrdalsjokull ice cap. You'll take your glacier hike here if you add this activity when booking. This exciting excursion will introduce you to the ancient, colorful ice and give you incredible views. The raw beauty and vast expanse of this glacial wonder and its deep crevasses and icy formations promise an unforgettable experience.

After your hike, you'll stop at the Reynisfjara black sand beach. This stretch of coast has a strange, haunting beauty, as well as many fascinating geological features, such as the Reynisfjara sea stacks and basalt columns. Be careful as you admire, however, this beach is notorious for its sneaker waves.

You'll continue east and spend the night in a hotel in the Vatnajokull National Park region.

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Day 3
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is one of Iceland's most beautiful natural features.

Day 3 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

You'll start the day with the awe-inspiring Vatnajokull National Park. This area is renowned for its verdant beauty, glaciers, and today's highlight, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

Within the boundaries of this vast national park, you'll find dramatic contrasts, from icy expanses to thriving flora. Vatnajokull National Park also boasts some of Iceland's most iconic landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking nature's finest wonders.

Jokulsarlon is one of Iceland's most beautiful features. The vast and deep lake is filled with giant icebergs, which have separated from a glacier tongue and are slowly edging their way to the ocean.

Every iceberg at Jokulsarlon is uniquely shaped and colored, with brilliant blue, white, and black hues. The contrast of the ice against the surrounding dark waters, especially under the midnight sun or the Northern Lights, creates a surreal and picturesque landscape that feels straight out of a dream.

You can look closer at the icebergs by boarding a boat that will take you out on the lagoon. Cruise among the bergs as they slowly make their way towards the ocean, hear the crackling sounds as they bump up against each other, and perhaps spot a seal or two as they are often spied lounging on the ice or playing in the surf.

Diamond Beach is just a short walk away, where the icebergs wash up when they finally escape the lagoon. In the surf and against the black sands, they make for an incredibly unique and serene sight.

Their crystalline structures glisten like diamonds, lending the beach its apt name. As waves crash against them, they often sparkle in the sunlight, creating a dynamic and ever-changing landscape that's a feast for the eyes and a photographer's dream.

After an incredible day in Southeast Iceland, your driver will take you back to Reykjavik, where you have booked your own accommodation.

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Day 4
Every five to ten minutes, the geyser Strokkur blasts water to heights that can reach 130 feet (40 meters).

Day 4 - The Golden Circle

Your final day of this tour combo will be spent exploring the sites of the Golden Circle. This is Iceland's most popular sightseeing route and the essential Icelandic experience.

The Golden Circle perfectly encapsulates Iceland's natural wonders in a concise loop, making it ideal for discovering easily accessible breathtaking sights. The varied attractions each offer a unique slice of Icelandic beauty and history. This route showcases the country's geological marvels and provides insights into the rich tapestry of Iceland's cultural heritage.

The first destination is Thingvellir National Park. This park is located in the mid-Atlantic rift, and nowhere else can you see the Northern American and Eurasian tectonic plates so clearly. The plates are pulling apart, which allows for some fascinating geology. There are ravines torn throughout the lava fields, and the cliffs that mark the edge of the continents are incredibly dramatic.

You'll then continue to the Geysir geothermal area. Here, the geyser Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes, blasting water to heights exceeding 66 feet (20 meters). The surrounding area is very geothermally active. Fumaroles and hot springs are dotted around, and parts of the earth are dyed with the minerals rising from beneath your feet.

The third and final stop of the official circle is the Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland's most famous cascade and a mesmerizing feature. Gullfoss, often translated as "Golden Falls," plunges in two stages into a deep canyon, creating a powerful spectacle. The mist from its thundering waters often casts rainbows on sunny days, adding an ethereal beauty to its raw power.

This incredible day ends when your driver takes you back to Reykjavik. Once you return, this tour is complete, and what you do with the rest of your time in Iceland is up to you.

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What to bring

Camera
Warm, waterproof clothes
Good hiking shoes

Good to know

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is canceled. If your chosen activity is canceled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

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 more than a single carry-on case with you, you can add extra luggage to your booking for a small fee.

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