2 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | All National Parks & Ice Caving

2 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | All National Parks & Ice Caving
On this tour you will visit all the National Parks: Þingvellir, Snæfellsnes and Vatnajökull.
The ice caves dyed purple by the light of the setting sun in Iceland's dark winter.
The sun sets over a classic winter landscape in southeast Iceland.
Expert glacier guides will escort you through the ice caves of Vatnajökull to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment.
Perhaps the most iconic image of Iceland is the geyser Strokkur erupting, captured here blasting boiling water into the freezing winter air.
Kirkjufell is a standalone mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula that begs to be photograph; beneath the northern lights, it is even more spectacular.
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Join this fantastic winter tour combo where you'll be hunting down the Northern Lights across Iceland’s most spectacular regions; the national parks of Þingvellir, Vatnajökull and Snæfellsnes. Not only that, you will also get to hike one of the country's magnificent glaciers and explore inside another one on a dazzling ice cave trip.

This discount tour bundle is the perfect option for those travellers looking to see as many of the country’s winter highlights as possible, as well as for those who wish to partake in a number of exciting activities, all without the hassle of driving or organising each tour.

You will take in two separate tours over five days, thus ensuring that you maximise your precious time in the country. After first checking out the world-famous Golden Circle route, you will explore the many wonderful attractions along the South Coast, over a span of 3 days.

These include the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, black sand beach Reynisfjara and the crown jewel of Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You will also get to hike up Sólheimajökull glacier for a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, as well as visit a natural ice cave inside Vatnajökull glacier.

The second part of this tour bundle takes you by minibus to the sublime Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region forever overlooked by the mighty glacier and volcano Snæfellsjökull. During your excursion, you will see a multitude of waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and geothermal springs, as well as gorgeous stretches of coastline. 

The natural splendour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is untouched and lacking in light pollution, meaning that if the night sky is clear, you should be able to see the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. You will finish your tour with a return journey to Reykjavík.

Make the most out of your winter days in Iceland and save a buck while doing so. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Mar.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Hvítá River, Vatnajökull, Snæfellsjökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Þingvellir, Deildartunguhver, Strokkur, Snæfellsnes, Hvalfjörður, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Hellnar, Reykholt, Gerðuberg, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Vatnshellir Cave, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, South Coast, Diamond Beach, Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Included:
  • South Coast 3 day sightseeing minibus tour

  • Snæfellsnes 2 day sightseeing minibus tour

  • Glacier Hiking on Sólheimajökull Glacier

  • Visit to the Ice Cave of Vatnajökull Glacier

  • Visit to a lava cave & a canyon on Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  • 2 night of accommodation in country hotel (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability) during the 3-day South Coast tour

  • 1 night of accommodation in country hotel (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability) during the 2-day Snæfellsnes tour

  • Northern Lights hunting

  • English speaking guide

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík

  • Lunch

  • Dinner


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Winter hiking shoes

  • Camera


Good to know:

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. Please be advised that there is no specific Northern Lights hunt on this tour, but your guide will notify you if the conditions are favourable and advise you on how to best spot them

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is 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 - Golden Circle and Northern Lights


Gullfoss waterfall on the Golden Circle unleashes a spray of glacial water throughout the year.


Your first day will begin by exploring the world famous Golden Circle route, a tour that includes the mighty waterfall, Gullfoss, Haukadalur geothermal area and the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir National Park. You will be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning and driven to your first destination; Þingvellir.

The park is famous for a multitude of reasons. Most importantly, it is where the longest-running, ongoing parliament, the Alþingi, was formed in 930 AD. The site is also an important spot for geologists and nature enthusiasts; the park is set in the Mid-Atlantic Rift, between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

Your second stop along the Golden Circle will be at Haukadalur geothermal area, a region best known for the geyser, Strokkur. Strokkur is a hot spring that erupts on cue every five to ten minutes, presenting fantastic opportunities for photographers and a deeper understanding of the country’s geological makeup. The neighbouring hot spring, Geysir, lent its name to geysers worldwide, though it now lays dormant.

Your final stop will be at one of Iceland’s most popular waterfalls, Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”). Water cascades from the glacial river, Hvítá, pouring 32 metres over two tiers into the dramatic gorge below. It is truly one of the most mesmerising spots in Iceland. 

You will spend your first night of this tour in the Hvolsvöllur area, the perfect location to sit back and keep your eyes fixed on the skies for any sight of the Northern Lights.


Preferred accommodation by Hvolsvöllur

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 Hvolsvöllur

Standard bedrooms with private bathroom in 3 star hotel in Hvolsvöllur. Breakfast is included.

Hótel Eyjafjallajökull

Standard bedrooms with private bathroom in a country hotel on the south coast of Iceland. Breakfast is included.


Day 2 - Highlights of the South Coast


The South Coast in winter is an oasis of icy features and snowy plains.


Your first stop along the South Coast is Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a 60-metre high feature which, if conditions allow, can be walked all the way around, presenting an excellent opportunity to see the water and surrounding landscape up close.

You will next head a short distance to the second waterfall of the day, Skógafoss. Skógafoss is much wider than Seljalandsfoss, though the same height. Whilst driving between these two waterfalls, you will also likely spot the subglacial volcano, Eyjafjallajökull.

Next up, is a spot of adventure. You will pull up to the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue where your experienced guide will provide you with safety information and all of the necessary equipment for some ice hiking.

Following that, you will begin your hike, passing fantastic and intricate ice sculptures and the pale-blue crevasses of the ice cap. The higher you climb, the more beautiful the surrounding panoramas.

Next, you will visit the black sand beach Reynisfjara, famous for its fascinating basalt column cliffs, and strangely shaped rock formations that rise out of the ocean. You will make a passing visit to the small fishing village of Vík before continuing on to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, which is only a small section of the gorgeous Vatnajökull National Park.

Your final stop of the day will be the crown jewel of Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Here, visitors can watch as enormous icebergs drift peacefully on the lagoon’s surface, slowly making their way out toward the Atlantic Ocean. You can follow this journey yourself by strolling a short distance down from the lagoon to the Diamond Beach where the icebergs wash up on the black sand, creating fabulous photo opportunities.

 You will spend your second night in the Jökulsárlón area.


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 bedrooms with private bathroom in 3 star hotel in the largest town in southeast Iceland. Breakfast is included.

Hótel Vatnajökull

Standard bedrooms with private bathroom in 3 star hotel close to Höfn. Breakfast is included.


Day 3 - Ice Cave and Reykjavik


Visitors coming to the south-east of Iceland between November and March should not miss the awesome ice caves.


Your third day will see you exploring the inner depths of Vatnajökull glacier; today is your chance to visit one of Iceland’s famous ice caves.

Your guide for the day will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, including helmets and crampons, before leading you into the bejewelled and subterranean world of the Vatnajökull ice cap. Prepare to be amazed by the dazzling blues of the ice, as well as the naturally formed ice sculptures that decorate the glacier’s interior.

After visiting the ice cave, you will return to the minibus for your return journey back to Reykjavík. Your tour guide will eagerly point out any of the sights and attractions missed on the first day.

When you arrive back in Reykjavík, the evening is free to spend as you please; you could discover the city’s exciting nightlife, check out the cultural landmarks such as the church, Hallgrímskirkja, or Harpa Concert Hall, or even visit one of Reykjavik’s pools.

You will spend your night in accommodation in the city. Please note that accommodation is not included for this night.


Day 4 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Borgarfjordur


Buðir is one of the long abandoned settlements on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.


Day four is the beginning of your the second part of your journey. You'll visit the sublime Snæfellsnes Peninsula, one of the country’s most untouched and beloved regions. After being picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík, you will be driven by a minibus around the beautiful Hvalfjörður, a fjord known for its tall mountain peaks and dazzling waterfalls.

Your first stop of the day will be at the valley of Skorradalur where you can visit Europe’s highest flowing hot spring, Deildartunguhver. The spring pumps out over 180 gallons of boiling water per second, so make sure not to get too close.

You will make a short stop at the historical village of Reykholt, once home to the medieval writer Snorri Sturluson, most famous for his early writing, ‘Prose Edda’, the Bible of Old Norse mythology.

Close to Reykholt, you will make a visit to two starkly different waterfalls. Barnafoss is violent and narrow, cascading dramatically into a rocky gorge below whilst Hraunfossar is a far more peaceful series of smaller falls trickling gently over the rocks.

One of the most exciting stops of the day will be Gerðuberg, found just by Hnappadalur valley. The site is known for its large wall of peculiarly shaped basalt columns that form exquisite geometric patterns along the cliff face. After enjoying this area, you will be driven to the mineral spring of Rauðamelsölkelda. You will be spending your evening at the accommodation on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.


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 5 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Depth and Reykjavik


Kirkjufell in winter was used in Game of Thrones, as a location north of the Wall.


Your final day of this tour will be spent further exploring the many highlights of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Travelling up and down both sides of the peninsula, the Snæfellsjökull sub-glacial volcano will be omnipresent throughout your trip, towering over the surrounding lava plateaus and volcanic hills.

Your first stop of the day will be at the ravine, Rauðfeldsgjá, a dramatic cleft inside of a cliff face with a small stream trickling through it. It is possible to walk right inside the ravine, getting a unique perspective of Icelandic nature.

Following Rauðfeldsgjá, you will take a short stroll along the peninsula’s coastline where you’ll discover the many caves, basalt columns and geological formations that make the area so special. You will then see the picturesque villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar.

You will also have a chance to admire the black sand beach Djúpalónssandur where you can try your hand at ‘the lifting stones’, a centuries-old test of strength and suitability for a life at sea for the local fishermen.

After your time at Djúpalónssandur, you will next head to 7000-year-old Vatnshellir, one of the most accessible caves in Iceland. Once you have descended into this subterranean world, you will be dazzled by the strange rock formations and colourful lava features.

At the northern point of the peninsula, you will stop at the most photogenic mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell mountain. The mountain's nearby waterfall makes the entire surrounding area a truly scenic place to visit, and will likely be one of the highlights of your trip along the peninsula. After Kirkjufell, you will begin to make your return journey to Reykjavík, but not without first passing two more beautiful fjords, Hraunsfjörður and Kolgrafafjörður.

Spend the evening exploring Reykjavík! It is not recommended you plan to fly home on the last day of this bundle tour as bad weather or delays could affect your journey.


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My wife and I went with this Guide to Iceland 2-in-1 bundle on Feb-2109. We had a wonderful time on both legs of the tours. We really appreciate the professionalism of the tour guides (Stein Thor and Harp, sorry if I get the spelling off) and highly recommend the package. The scenery along the way was amazing, we saw almost every item: waterfalls, geysers, black beach, ice lagoon, ice cave, ice hiking, seals, deer, horses, sheep, lava field, lava cave, and aurora! except for puffins, and except for the smaller water volume on the waterfalls. The guides filled the long drives with minor scenery points, like horses or clouds for photos. Stein could always come up with cultural or historical story during the drive. On the second leg to Snaefellsnes, Harp really respected our napping time because we were lucky to have a private tour with just us two. We were good with timing, so we didn’t missing of item on the list. My top 3 sceneries were Blue Ice Cave, Jökulsárlón and Reynisfjara. The selection of dining place was a mix of low-end and medium quality restaurants or smaller shops. The Weather were nice at the beginning and raining at the end, and it is true that it can really change from minute to minute. We were really satisfied with the tour and it is an unforgettable trip for us.
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Although we couldn't experience the glacier hiking due to the extremely windy weather, the trip was still awesome and the views were definitely a feast for the eyes, especially for the Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Ice caving, Geysir, glacier lagoon, the diamond beach, etc. Those amazing sights really took us breath away. Most importantly, we really appreciate our two guiders' efforts for introducing our tours as well as driving us to the spots, we truly want to say thank you to Orri and Harpa. What makes it a regret was that we didn't hunt Aurora during our nine days trip. But anyway, we still spent a pretty enjoyable time in Iceland.
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The entire 5 day experience was wonderful. My friend and I joined the tour in early February this year. The first three day was spent with our guide Kris. He was very caring, thoughtful and extremely friendly. The glacier hike from my perspective was the highlight of the whole trip. We loved it and took a lot of the pictures. You really have to be there to see them with your own eyes. The second part of the trip was led by our guide Stefan. He was very knowledgeable and very sociable as well. He was talking and trying to share as much information as he could. The hotel we stayed in Snaefellness National Park was amazing. We could see the stars and the sea shores just by looking out through both of the windows. Have it not been cloudy, we would have been able to see the Northern lights! Overall, I would definitely recommend this tour if you are travelling in the winter time.
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This was an excellent tour! My travel partner and I did this tour in January, and as this is a combo tour, our experience was split into two parts: first, the 3-day South Coast tour (which included glacier hiking and ice caving), and second, the 2-day Snaefellsnes peninsula tour. Both were standout for their own reasons. Overall, I enjoyed the comfort of the minibuses - our guides were excellent drivers - and appreciated the pacing that both tour guides offered on each tour. On our first tour, our guide, Odin, was very knowledgeable, practical, and improvised well around the limitations of the short 4 hours of daylight we had in the winter season. I appreciated his approach - many times we would stop at different sites, and he would allot the appropriate amount of time for us to explore each place, leaving enough time to absorb the beauty of the terrain and take lots of photos! While he did not actually get out of the bus to guide us around, I appreciated these windows of opportunity to enjoy the scenery alone and not plastered to the group. Our glacier hike and ice caving experiences were also phenomenal, as our guides were amazing and super interactive. For our second part of the experience, we were picked up by a different guide, Ingo (Ingol?) to explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Unfortunately, on our first day, the weather was very rough - rainy and high winds - but did this not stop Ingo from being an amazing guide! He had excellent improvisation, and was highly charismatic and eager to show us the beauty of the Peninsula even in the harsh conditions - his energy and passion for Iceland made it so easy for us to trust him and follow his lead. He would get out of the bus and personally guide us through the terrain to find hidden treasures that I certainly would not have known to look for without him. Our hotel accomodations were perfect, the rooms were very clean and beds extremely comfortable, and the food at ALL of the hotels was excellent. Would highly recommend this tour and book again with Guide to Iceland in a heartbeat!
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The South Coast 3 day tour was very well organised by our guide Almar, despite the lack of day light (we started our tour right after winter solstice, the shortest day), he made every possible effort to arrange the itinerary the best he could so that we can see most of the sights in day light. Almar also made sure everyone understand what safety procedures we must observe at every stop, and kept us entertained by telling us a lot of Iceland wonders and history during the long drives. We saw all the attractions listed on the itinerary in great details, had superb ice hiking and ice caving experience (both were handled by specific professional guides on site as well). The two hotels we stayed in were great too. Meanwhile for the second part of the trip at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the experience was rather disappointing compared to the first part. Firstly, the guide was a nice guy but he definitely was either new, or he usually doesn't do this 2 day tour. It seemed that he has no real understanding of the itinerary, and for some attractions he actually said that there's nothing much to see and just skipped it! We did see around 2/3 of what's mentioned in the tour description, but some locations it was just get off the car, take pictures and off we go again. Most funny part is he didn't know the best location to stop for Kirkjufell and we had to tell him to drive back and let us get off at where Kirkjufellfoss (the waterfall) is. Rather ridiculous to have such an inexperienced guide for a tour costing this much! The 5 rating is for the first part but for the second, I probably have to believe it's our bad luck with this guide, as Snaefellsnes was indeed beautiful, if only we were better guided.
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Although there were some back and forth when we e-mail the agency about the storage of our check-in size luggages, the trip itself is amazing. It didn’t snow when we went to the Golden Circle, but the rain made the suitation more difficult. We were very fortunate that our guide, Ingunn, was very professional and she made an awesome trip for us. And for our Snaefellsnes trip, although our guide Bjoke just started his job, he tried his best and he was really helpful and humorous. The trip was chill and we saw many amazing views. I recommend this trip.
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It was an amazing trip, thanks to our South Coast guide Sjonni and Snaefellsnes guide Heimir! Both of Sjonni and Hermir are nice, funny and very responsible. It was becasuse them that we got to see all the expected and unexpected stunning landscapes. And also the ice cave guide Fanner who is very handsome hahah. Iceland is the most beautiful place I have ever been to! And luckily, we even got to see the northern lights, big thank you to Sjonni again! I want to go back to Iceland in the summertime and I'll definately choose Guide to Iceland again. Thank you for such beautiful and unforgetable memories.
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Loved the tour .. Wonderful journey from south to west ..The guides were really helpful and went out of their way to make our trip memorable one :)
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We had a wonderful 5-day tour which was exactly as described. We were exhausted at the end, but grateful that our guides worked the schedule precisely to allow us to see as much as possible during the precious few hours of daylight. They were dedicated to making sure we knew when and where to view the northern lights, and how to best avoid the crowds at popular sites. I would definitely recommend a tour in the winter, as nasty weather would have left us stranded if we were on our own.
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