This exciting 4-day tour will take you through some of the most renowned attractions in Iceland, which will leave you breathless and wanting to see more!
This fascinating 4-day tour will take you through the most famous attractions in Iceland.
The tour will begin with Golden Circle, where we'll visit Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir Geothermal Area.
The second day is dedicated to visiting the magical Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach, Skaftafell Nature Reserve with the magical Svartifoss waterfall.
On our third day, we'll visit the most famous highlights of the South Coast, including Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and Skógafoss Waterfall.
We'll finish our 4-day adventure with an amazing hike through the Landmannalaugar. During this hike, you'll see the sites that will seem so surreal and keep you wanting to come back.
On the first day of our 4-day tour, we'll visit the famous Golden Circle and its attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir Geothermal Area.
Most people say that if you genuinely want to understand Iceland and its way of life, you have to visit Thingvellir. The place, nestled between the two tectonic plates, is considered the nation's birthplace. It is where the early laws were made, and all the important gatherings happened in the old days bc to the Viking Age. It is also a unique geological place where you can witness North American and Eurasian tectonic plates drifting apart!
Next on our route is Gullfoss, or Golden Falls in English. This is probably the most iconic and most visited waterfall in Iceland. The water from the Hvita river falls in two stages, creating a beautiful and mighty cascade.
Geysir Geothermal Area is home to Strokkur, Iceland's most active hot spring. This hot spring, called the famous Geysir's "little brother," erupts the boiling water every 5 to 10 minutes!
After this eventful day, we'll spend our first night at Adventure Hotel Geirland, located near the small town called Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
We'll start our day with a nutritious breakfast and then head towards the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach nearby. The lagoon is full of floating icebergs of various sizes and shapes. The icebergs are drifting toward the Atlantic ocean. Some ice crystals are washed into the Diamond Beach, creating a beautiful contrast with the black sand.
After visiting Jokulsarlon, we'll head to the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, where we will visit the visitor’s center and learn more about the national park and the glaciers.
During our visit to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, we'll also hike to the nearby Svartifoss waterfall. The waterfall is famous for its surrounding basalt columns.
After an amazing glacier hike, we'll visit Katla Ice Cave, the only ice cave in Iceland that can be visited year-round. So, even if you come during the summer season, you have a chance to experience an ice cave. Since the temperature in the ice cave is always below zero, we advise you to dress warmly.
Our accommodation for the night will be at the Adventure Hotel Geirland.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we'll take a tour of the magnificent South Coast. If the road conditions allow it, the day's first stop will be at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon.
Our next stop will be at the iconic Eldhraun lava field, which appeared after the powerful volcanic eruption
Then, our South Coast tour will continue at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, a place where you'll be able to see the force of the Atlantic Ocean. The waves can be very unpredictable here, so you'll have to be cautious and follow your guide's instructions at all times.
After visiting Reynisfjara, we'll take our tour to the impressive 60-meter Skógafoss waterfall. There are 527 steps next to the fall, leading to a fantastic panoramic view from the top.
After enjoying the day visiting South Coast, we'll get to the Hotel Hella for the night's rest.
We'll start our day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before beginning our hiking adventure in Landmannalaugar. The trail we will take is approximately 8-10 km, so the hike should take around 4 hours to finish. The trail goes by the most beautiful places in Landmannalaugar, from the colored peak of Mt. Brennisteinsalda to the Laugahraun lava field and Vondugil canyon.
Heading back, we will pass through the Graenagil gorge, called "the Green Gorge," in Icelandic for its dominant green color. If we have enough time, we'll climb to Blahnukur Volcano right before soaking in the hot springs and taking in the surroundings of Landmannalaugar.
We will arrive back in Reykjavik at around 9:00 pm.
Pick up is at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes. Your patience is much appreciated. Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures's pick-up list.
Remember to bring:
Warm outdoor clothing includes layers, thermal underwear (top and bottom), a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, scarves, and gloves. Sturdy hiking boots are essential for glacier hiking since they are the only kind of footwear that fit ice crampons. Hiking boots for the glacier hike can be rented in the booking process, we recommend renting in advance.
What if I don't own all of these clothing items?
Don't worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process. However, if you wish to rent extras for the whole duration of the tour then this must be added to your booking at least 48 hours before your tour starts.
Our multi-day tours will give you a small group experience as they are operated in a mini-bus and you get a better connection with the guide.
By booking a multi-day tour with us, you don’t need to have to worry about finding accommodation during the time of the tour as our multi-day tour includes accommodation which is often booked far in advance. You will get more opportunity to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to see on a one day tour. Please be noted that packages do not include accommodation.
All of our tours are English guided so you will have English speaking licensed guide throughout the tour that will tell you everything about what you see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by at to get the absolute best experience.
When booking you are guaranteed accommodation at a friendly country hotel and/or guesthouse. All of the hotels we have partnered up with are all with the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The standard room is a twin room but it is possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking.
Free Wi-Fi, towels, a hairdryer, and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels.
If you want to have your own room than a single supplement is available but you are not required to pay a single supplement. If you do not wish to book a single room then you will be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.
Breakfast is included at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant during the tour. Meals and beverages are not included on your tour. However, we will make stops at restaurants and conveniences stores where you are able to purchase all necessities.
The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt though.
Breakfast is included at all the hotels/guesthouses we stay during the tour. The breakfast will be a typical breakfast buffet, offering bread, toppings, cereal, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and tea etc.
Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch, where you can find a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels/guesthouses we stay at for the night.
For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs). If you have more or heavier luggage with you, you will need to book storage for the surplus luggage before you arrive, there is a small fee for using this facility. Luggage storage in Reykjavík can be added during the booking process of your order in the extras section.
* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).
We welcome all participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. Our average group usually consist of participants between the age of 22-55 years. Although we have people of all ages ranging from 8-99 years joining our multi-day tours. We get a lot of solo travelers joining us as well as families and friends.
If you find yourself having difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, then you are more than welcome to skip it. Iceland is surrounded by beautiful scenery so you can explore your surroundings in the meantime r wait elsewhere while others do the activity. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available if requested.
The average is around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You’ll spend approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. Stops are of course made on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks, lunch stops and etc.
We do offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking shoes. These items are available to book under the selection ‘’Extras’’ in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.
If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do that at least 24 hours prior to your tour starts, via our Customer Portal.
We always highly recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30) you should be able to join the tour, but be aware that some risks could follow such as flight gets delayed and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.