Secure your place on this fantastic combo of the three of the most sought-after outdoor and nature adventures in Iceland to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Guests looking to truly understand why Iceland is called the land of fire and ice need to look no further than this discount tour combo.
By booking this tour bundle, you'll get to try out three of the most popular activities in Iceland; visiting a volcano just outside of Reykjavík city, snorkeling in Silfra Fissure, and hiking the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier, and you'll get a 10% discount to boot. Therefore, this combination of three separate tours is the perfect choice for those going on a self-drive trip to the Golden Circle area and the South Coast.
Because this is a tour bundle, you will be staying at your own accommodation each night and making your own way to the tour's designated meeting point. This means that you can enjoy and discover Iceland at your own pace.
Due to the adventure, thrills, and extremes of these tours, you will soon have a clear picture of both Iceland's impressive nature and its potential for action!
So don't delay any more! Bag this opportunity today, and you too can experience the very best of Iceland's nature and tour activities with this discount tour bundle. Check availability by choosing a date.
The very first tour of this combo is one of the most authentic Icelandic experiences available - entering the vast and dramatic caldera of the dormant volcano, Þríhnúkagígur. Iceland is the only location on the planet where it is possible to gain this unique perspective and stand where the boiling lava once bubbled.
You will set out from the capital city towards the Blue Mountains, Bláfjöll, the tour’s meeting point. After friendly introductions to your guide and the rest of the group, you will begin a 2-mile (3.2km) hike to the volcano, passing a wealth of beautiful scenery as you do.
Upon arrival at the crater, you will be fitted with all necessary safety equipment for your descent into the crater. Equipped with your harness and a helmet, you will enter the volcano’s ready-made lift, then drop gently into a glittering, subterranean world. Almost immediately, you will be in awe of the kaleidoscopic colors that are left imprinted into the chamber walls.
The lift journey to the bottom will take approximately 6 minutes, covering a 394-feet (120-meter) descent. Once at the base, you will fully appreciate the scale of the caldera and witness the impressive volcanic sculptures on display. This is one place that you won’t want to forget your camera!
After your exploration has come to an end, you will ride the crater lift back to the volcano summit. Before hiking back down to your own vehicle, you will be invited to indulge in some fresh Icelandic soup, as well as other refreshments and snacks. Once your time at the volcano is over, you can continue on your journey around the country.
On your second day, you will make your way to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the birthplace of Iceland's parliament. Once there, you will pull up in the car park of Silfra Fissure and meet your friendly and experienced snorkeling guides, as well as other excited members of your group.
Your guide will offer a ten-minute safety and educational briefing on the task at hand, taking you through each piece of equipment before further detailing why this snorkeling spot is one of the most unique in the world. When the briefing is over, you will be helped into all of the kits you need for thermal protection in the water; drysuit, neoprene hoods and gloves, fins, and of course, your mask and snorkel.
You will be taken down to the entrance point, where you will descend a steel staircase into the glistening glacier water below. Upon taking your first look beneath the surface, you will quickly realize just why this site is so popular; the visibility of Silfra's glacial water often exceeds 100m, meaning you will have a full, panoramic view over this mighty blue canyon.
At the end of your tour, you will dress out of your kit and help yourself to some soothing hot chocolate. Afterward, you are free to explore Þingvellir National Park further, head back to Reykjavík, or venture further east on your exploration of Iceland.
Day 3 and, arguably, your most exciting day in Iceland yet! Today, you will head out along the picturesque South Coast, one of the most popular sightseeing stretches in the country, to take part in glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull ice cap.
You will arrive at Sólheimajökull car park, where you will quickly meet the rest of your hiking party, as well as your experienced glacier guide. Without further ado, together, you will make the short, fifteen-minute walk to the base of the ice cap.
Once there, your guide will offer a short lesson on walking on the ice and hand out all of the equipment you'll need for a comfortable trek. When everyone is kitted up with helmets and crampons, you will begin your ascent up this glittering Icelandic giant.
Throughout the hike, you will be privy to stunning glacial features - deep blue moulins, staggering white crevasses, and a wealth of naturally formed ice sculptures. Looking up close, you will even be able to detect the pockets of oxygen that are still trapped from thousands of years ago beneath the ice's cool surface.
At the height of the glacier, you will be welcomed by stunning, 360-degree views over the South Coast region. On bright days, you will even have a clear look at the mighty stratovolcano and glacier Eyjafjallajökull, famous for the 2010 eruption that shut down air traffic over mainland Europe that year.
At the end of your hike, you will descend the glacier back to its base, then make the short return journey back to Sólheimajökull glacier car park. From there, you are free to continue back to Reykjavik, check out other attractions on the South Coast, or continue east to see what else Iceland has on offer.
This is a tour bundle, meaning that those who book this package with three unique tours are liable for a 10% discount. Also, be aware that the Icelandic weather is notoriously unpredictable, so make sure to dress up appropriately. Please try to be at the designated meeting point for each tour at least ten minutes before you are due to begin to avoid any unnecessary delays.
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.