4 Day Escorted South Coast, Snæfellsnes, Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour – 5 Nights
- Return Flights
- 4 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik
- 1 Night 3* Bed & Breakfast in a Countryside Hotel
- Return Airport Transfers
- 4 Day South Coast, Snæfellsnes, Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Small Group Tour
- Ice Cave Tour
- Admission to the Secret Lagoon
- See Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík Village, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull Europe’s largest glacier, Naturally Formed Ice Cave, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, The Diamond Beach, The Golden Circle; Þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss, The Secret Lagoon, Djúpalónssandur Beach, Arnarstapi and Hellnar, Mt. Kirkjufell, Vatnshellir Lava Cave and Ytri-Tunga Seal Paradise
On arrival at Keflavik International airport, you will meet our representatives and they will transfer you to your hotel in the Capital Reykjavik. Your 3* Hotel will be within easy reach of the cities attractions and have facilities like Satellite TV. All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom and breakfast is served each morning.
The following morning you will join your small group guided tour and head out of the capital Reykjavik and we will head along the spectacular South Coast.
The following morning, after breakfast our tour guides will pick you up from your hotel or designated bus stop and we will head out of Reykjavik and make our way eastwards along the south coast. Our first stop will be the Seljalandsfoss waterfall where can actually walk behind the falls but remember your rain coat as you may get a little damp.
We then head on to another of Iceland’s famous waterfalls, Skógafoss that is located at the foot of the infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. If it’s a clear day, you will also get a great view of another volcano mountain glacier, Mýrdalsjokull. We then continue on to Reynisfjara, a black sandy volcanic beach where you will see the picturesque basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar peaks.
We will drive through the charming picture postcard town of Vík on our way to our hotel for the night. Throughout the day, you will get to see some breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of vast lava fields, volcanos, black sandy beaches and glacier tongues.
You will spend the night in the Adventure Hotel Hof which is located close to the Vatnajökull National Park in Öræfi, one of the most beautiful and extraordinary regions in Iceland, often referred to as “Sveitin milli sanda“ which loosely translates as “The Land Between the Sands“.
The Reception house has a cosy lounge and spacious restaurant. These spaces are communal and have free Wi-Fi internet access. Parts of the hotel are in buildings that were originally used as stables and barns for sheep but have been transformed into a comfortable country hotel with modern touches that provides personal service to its visitors.
In the bistro, you can enjoy breakfast and evening meals made from pure and fresh locally sourced ingredients. They offer both fish and meat courses and a vegetarian/vegan option for guests. There is also a choice of wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks on offer.
The rooms include made-up beds, towels and complimentary tea/coffee plus an en-suite bathroom and breakfast is served from 8:00-9.30am.
The following morning after breakfast, we head out to the renowned Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, made famous by several blockbuster movies including Batman Begins and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, to name just a couple. You will see beautiful Icebergs, some incredibly large which have broken off the receding Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. They float serenely in the huge lagoon before gliding off into the Atlantic Ocean. Many of these icebergs are washed onto the nearby Diamond Beach, you will see them glittering like diamonds, as they rest on the black volcanic sands of the beach.
We then head into the glacier with a qualified guide! Ice caves are amazing and new caves are formed each winter by the melting and freeze cycle of the glacier. They are always changing, both from year to year and within each winter and our journey into an ice cave will give photographers the most amazing opportunity to capture the shimmering blue light which passes through the glacial ice.
We will then start to head towards Reykjavík. We stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajokull National Park, a green area in the midst of amazingly jagged mountains and glacier-topped peaks, the splendid scenery of Skaftafell is certain to be a highlight of your tour. We will of course keep an eye out for the Northern Lights in the winter months on our way back to the city and will make a short stop if conditions allow for it before arriving back into Reykjavík where you will check into your hotel.
The following morning, after breakfast we head out on the famous Golden Circle where our first stop is the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was the historic location of the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi. Established in 930ce., this is the oldest continuously operated Parliament in the world, situated in one of the most geologically fascinating places as Thingvellir is home to a rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates and an incredible landscape.
Next, you’ll visit the geothermal Geysir Geothermal Area. Geysir was once a magnificent geyser that lent its name to the English word geyser. Though now dormant, its neighbour Strokkur bursts with scalding water up to 25 meters high every few minutes.
Our final stop is Gullfoss or the Golden Falls, which is the most-visited waterfall in Iceland. The powerful Hvita River roar down the two-tiered cliffs into the canyon below. We will top the day off with a relaxing visit to the Secret Lagoon, where you will be able to soak in the oldest pool in Iceland before we head back to Reykjavik.
The following morning after breakfast your guided tour takes you into West Iceland towards one of Iceland’s greatest hidden gems, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
We make our first stop in the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, which is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and lava fields, you’ll have chance to explore this wonderful village before we head to the Snaefellsjokull National Park. Here you’ll have an option, at extra cost to step into Vatnshellir Cave. The cave is a 8,000-years-old lava tube tunnel that burrows 115 feet underground. This experience is as close as you’ll get to the Jules Verne novel, A Journey to the Centre of Earth. If you are not joining the caving part, your guide will walk you through some of the most intriguing landscapes in the area.
Then it is on to the ancient fishing village of Hellnar where you will have the chance to grab a spot of lunch before we head onwards to the stunning Djúpalónssandur Beach. Djúpalónssandur is full of black pebbles, also known as Djúpalóns Perlan, meaning “Deep Pool Pearls.” Here we will take a short hike and explore the spooky remains of a shipwreck, that dates back to 1948. You will also find four lifting stones to test your strength like the fishermen used to do back in the day.
Our next stop is Iceland’s most photographed peak, Mt. Kirkjufell. The cone-shaped mountain with the series of waterfalls in the background has been ranked as one of the most majestic mountains in the world and featured the fantasy series Game of Thrones!
We then head back to the capital for your final night. The following day depending on your flight time, you can make the most of what the capital has to offer before being transferred back to the airport and your flight back to the UK.
Prices are based on 2 sharing and are based on London departures but we can offer this tour from the regional airports that serve Iceland. We can also offer this deal staying in your hotel of choice and upgrade to a 4* or we can offer apartments if you prefer. Please enquire.