Volcanoes, Snorkelling and Glacier Hiking | Discount Tour Combo

Volcanoes, Snorkelling and Glacier Hiking | Discount Tour Combo
You will be staggered by the sheer scale of the volcano's caldera on a Into the Volcano tour.
Looking up from the depths of Silfra at two snorkellers swimming past.
A group of hikers take to Iceland's most staggering natural features, Sólheimajökull glacier on the South  Coast.
Glacier hiking is a fantastic activity for all of the family.
The latest explosions, many thousands of year ago, still leave their colourful imprints in the rock inside Þríhnúkagígur volcano.
The volcano crane descends into the well lit caldera of Þríhnúkagígur volcano.

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. For those guests looking to truly understand why Iceland is called the land of fire and ice, you need to look no further than this discount tour combo. 

By booking this combo, you'll get to try out three of the most popular activities in Iceland; visiting a volcano just outside of Reykjavík city, snorkelling in Silfra Fissure and hiking the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier, and you'll get a 10% discount to boot. This combination of three separate tours is, therefore, 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 combo, you will be staying at your own accommodation each night, and making your own way to the tour’s designated meeting point in the morning. This means that any time around your designated tours is entirely free for you to enjoy and discover Iceland at your own pace. Due to the adventure, thrills and extremes of this tour combo, 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 combo. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Hiking, Ice Climbing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Bláfjöll, Silfra, Þingvallavatn, Þríhnúkagígur, South Coast
Pickup information:
    You meet us at the departure location.
    Included:
    • Inside the Volcano tour

    • Snorkelling tour in Silfra Fissure

    • Glacier hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier

    • All necessary equipment needed on tours

    • English speaking guides on tours

    • Meals and refreshments

    • Accommodation

    • Pickup and drop off


    What to bring:
    • Snacks/Drinks

    • Warm, outdoor clothing

    • Sturdy hiking boots

    • Your camera


    Good to know:

    This is a combo package, 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 so as 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.



    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Inside the Volcano


    Perhaps the most unique perspective in Iceland, looking up from the base of a volcano's crater.


    The very first tour of this tour combo is one of the most authentically Icelandic experiences available; entering the wide 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, actually standing where the boiling lava once bubbled.

    You will set out from the capital city towards the Blue Mountains, Bláfjöll, from where you will finally arrive at the tour’s meeting point. After friendly introductions to your guide and the rest of the group, you will begin a 3.2km hike to the volcano itself, 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 colours that are left imprinted into the chamber walls.

    The lift journey to the bottom will take approximately 6 minutes, covering a full 1978 metres descent. Once at the base, you are bound to be overcome with the sheer scale of the caldera, as well as at the abundance of impressive volcanic sculptures so naturally 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.


    Day 2 - Snorkelling in Silfra Fissure


    Snorkelling in Silfra is one of Iceland's most popular activities.


    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 snorkelling guides, as well as other excited members of your group.

    To begin, 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 snorkelling 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 realise 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. Afterwards, you are free to further explore Þingvellir National Park, head back to Reykjavík or venture further east on your exploration of Iceland.


    Day 3 - Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull


    Your glacier hike might also include a spot of climbing with ice axes.


    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, in order 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 proceed to offer up a short lesson on walking on the ice, as well as 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 a number of 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 also be welcomed by stunning, 360-degree views over the South Coast region and, on bright days, 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 further attractions on the South Coast or continue east to see what else Iceland has on offer.


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