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3 Days | Highlights of Iceland - Golden Circle, South Coast and Landmannalaugar

This tour offers everything you can ask for! Thundering waterfalls, huge lava fields, a trip into the Icelandic highlights, a swim in a natural hot spring, and we and the journey with dinner in a traditional Viking longhouse.

Reykjavík
All Year Around
3 days
Easy

Starting at 79.990 ISK

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You only have three days, feel adventurous, interested in hiking, and wish to see the most of the Southern Coast?

Look no further, your perfect tour is here. 

We will be starting this tour by visiting the beloved Golden Circle which is an essential part of every Icelandic holiday. The Golden Circle leg of the tour starts at the Þingvellir National Park, where the first parliament in Iceland took place in the year 930. We will also show you the mother of all geysers, Geysir, and the wonderful Gullfoss waterfall as well. If the weather conditions are ideal, we will be able to see the Langjökull glacier, on our way to the Kerið volcanic crater. The caldera of the crater is well intact and about 55m deep and 270m wide. Another remarkable feature is the aquamarine blue water of the lake that can be found in the crater.

The following day, we will be heading to the hiking paradise of the Southern Highlands. Our first stop here is the Háifoss waterfall, which is the third highest waterfall in the country. Next, we are hiking to the Hnausapollur Crater Lake, which will serve as an excellent model for your camera. Once you arrive in Landmannalaugar, you have the option for a 2 hour long guided hike through the area. The day is concluded with a relaxing time at the local hot springs.

On the final day, we will stop at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is close to Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which erupted back in 2010. Next, we wish to show you the idyllic Reynisfjara black sand beach, the surrounding cliffs are the home to hundreds of puffins during the summer season. We are having a short stop at the picturesque village of Vik and at Fjaðrárgljúfur, a local canyon. Before returning to Reykjavik, we visit a local film star, the Skogafoss waterfall (Game of Thrones). After all the adventures, you will be most likely hungry, so our last stop will be perfect, a dinner at Ingolfsskáli Viking House.

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What's included?

  • Professional tour guided in English in a minibus
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner at the Viking House

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner

What do I need to bring?

  • Please dress according to the weather
  • Bring your camera

Itinerary

Day 1: Golden Circle

It's time to head on the road. Today we explore the Golden Circle. Our first stop is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America. After that, we stop at Geysir. This "water puddle" gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. It erupts every 5-8 minutes and it is truly a big spectacle. After a short ride, we arrive at Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. In the summertime, up to 130 000 liters per second are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier. Last but not least is Kerið. Kerið is a volcanic crater that is located in the Grímsnes area. It is part of the Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. The caldera of the crater is well intact and about 55 meters deep and 270 meters wide. Another remarkable feature is the aquamarine blue water of the lake that can be found in the crater.

Day 2: Landmannalaugar - The Icelandic Highlands

Landmannalaugar is a geothermal and hiking paradise in the southern highlands. On our way, our first stop will be the stunning Háifoss waterfall. Háifoss is 122 meters high and therefore the third highest waterfall in the country. We travel through a volcanic landscape of incredible colours. The next stop will be Hnausapollur Crater Lake. Red and black volcanic rocks and unreal turquoise blue water are waiting for you and your camera. Arriving in Landmannalaugar, you can opt for a 2 hour-long guided hike through the colourful rock formations. Afterwards, you can relax in the warm natural hot springs.

Day 3: Waterfalls, black sand beaches, and Viking Sagas

After breakfast, we go back on the road and our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The waterfall lays underneath the well-known Eyfjallajökull, the volcano that erupted in 2010. If conditions allow, we take a walk behind the waterfall’s curtain before paying a visit to its nearby cousin Gljúfrabúi, found hidden from view in the mountainside. Next up is Reynisfjara black sand beach. The beach was once rated as one of the ten most beautiful places worldwide. In the summertime, hundreds of Puffins are nesting here and the rock stacks called Reynisdrangar are standing picturesque in the ocean next to the beach. Reynisfjara is also the perfect place to grab something to eat. After Lunch, we are heading further east. After a short stop in a charming village called Vik, the well-known canyon Fjaðrárgljúfur is next on our list. The canyon is about 2 kilometers long and the cliffs can be high as 100 meters. Definitely, the perfect place to witness the power of mother nature. Now it is time to head back to Reykjavik. On the way back, your guide will make a stop at Skogafoss waterfall. Skogafoss was featured in "Game of Thrones" and it is said that one of the first settlers has buried a treasure chest behind it. On our way home we will make stops for dinner at Ingolfsskáli Viking House. Dinner is included in the price and it will be a perfect ending to our journey through Iceland's highlights.

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