Explore the land of ice and fire with this fantastic tour bundle visiting two of Iceland's bejeweled glaciers and a mighty volcano. Not only will you descend into a magma chamber of a volcano, located just outside of Reykjavík city, you'll also race across a glacier in the Highlands on a snowmobile and scale another one at Skaftafell Nature Reserve. You'll also save 10% by booking these best-selling tours in one go.
This is the ideal opportunity for those traveling around the country on a self-drive tour, as these exciting excursions can be scheduled to fit your travel itinerary best. You'll take three separate tours on three separate days, allowing you to explore the country on your own in between. All you have to do is get to the meeting point for each tour and enjoy your adventure.
Start your journey around Iceland with a visit to the vast and vibrant magma chamber of Þríhnúkagígur volcano, located just outside Reykjavík city. Then, after exploring the famed Golden Circle, you can hop aboard a truck that will take you into the Highlands to Langjökull glacier, where you'll zoom across the snowy expanse on a snowmobile.
Finally, after traveling the beautiful South Coast of Iceland, make your way to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajökull National Park where you'll strap on crampons and hike through the frosty wilderness on top of a glacier.
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Just south of Reykjavík city lies the volcano, Þríhnúkagígur, and today, you'll venture inside its empty magma chamber. You will meet your guide at a parking lot near the Bláfjöll mountains. Make sure you remember to put on your hiking boots because this tour will start with a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) hike across a vast lava field.
Once you reach the crater, you will be equipped with a helmet and a harness before you'll enter a giant elevator that will take you inside the volcano's chamber. The sheer size of the crater will surely leave you in awe, as well as the vibrant colors found within. The volcano's past eruptions created intense heat and pressure, which painted the crater's walls in incredible yellow, orange, blue, red, and purple shades.
The descent will take a few minutes. After all, you could easily fit massive monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Hallgrímskirkja church inside the caldera. Once you've reached the bottom, your guide will let you out of the elevator so you can explore the volcano's ground and its otherworldly volcanic sculptures.
Once you've reached the surface again, you'll hike back through the lava field towards the parking lot, where you can continue your journey around Iceland.
Today, you’ll feel the adrenaline surging through your veins as you speed across Langjökull glacier on a snowmobile. Start the day by making your way to one of the Golden Circle sightseeing trail sites, Gullfoss waterfall.
From the parking lot of the beautiful Gullfoss, you’ll board a massive vehicle that will take you into the Highlands to Langjökull glacier. Once there, you’ll be given overalls, a helmet, and a lesson on how to operate snowmobiles.
Then there is nothing left but to mount your ride and head out into the blinding whiteness of the glacier. You’ll zigzag through the powdery snow and ride up and down hills before you take a quick break to enjoy the magnificent view from the top of this country’s second-largest glacier.
After the break, you’ll ride back to the snowmobile basecamp and then jump back on board the monster truck that will take you back to Gullfoss waterfall. You can then spend the rest of the day exploring the other sights on the Golden Circle sightseeing trail.
At the southeast corner of the country, you’ll find the beautiful Skaftafell Nature Reserve, nestled under the great Vatnajökull glacier. Here, green flora grows between black volcanic sands and a pearly white glacier, creating a fairytale-like landscape. Today, you’ll get a fantastic view of this stunning scenery with a hike to the top of one of Vatnajökull’s outlet glaciers.
You’ll meet your guide at the Skaftafell parking lot, who will lead you on a short hike to the glacier’s tongue. There, you’ll receive all the equipment needed for an excursion like this, from crampons to an ice ax. The guide will show you how to use your new tools and tell you how to scale this massive ice cap.
Then you’ll head on to the ice, and through the dramatically carved landscape, past deep cracks, blue crevasses, and impressive ice formations. You’ll get a fantastic view of the mountains that encircle the glacier, which, on a bright day, include Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur.
After breathing in the fresh mountain air on top of the glacier and snapping a photo or two, you’ll start your descent down the glacier. Once back at the parking lot, you’ll bid farewell to your guides and continue on your journey around Iceland.
The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.
Please note that this combo requires you to meet on location, meaning you will have to make your own way to the meeting point for each tour.
Wearing cotton or jeans as the outer layer during your trip to the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour is not allowed. Please wear suitable waterproof clothes and sturdy hiking shoes for this trip. It's always the same temperature inside the crater – about 5–6°C (42–43°F). The Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour involves a hike of approximately 3 km (2 miles) each way. The walk usually takes around 45–50 minutes (depending on the condition of people in the group). A guide will be with you at all times during the walk.