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  1. Iceland
  2. Reykjavik
  3. Golden Circle

Iceland 5-Day Snaefellsnes, South Coast, and Northern Lights

Product ID: 192435
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Explore the best of Snaefellsnes and the South of Iceland on this 5-day tour. See the famous Golden Circle, stunning waterfalls, hot springs, black sand beaches, and so much more on this small group tour.
About this activity
Duration 5 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

At selected locations in Reykjavik.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience this your with a small group of people
  • See the dramatic landscape of Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Discover the sightseeing paradise of the South Coast of Iceland
  • Visit a natural ice cave
  • Stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara
Full description
Day one: West Iceland
Your adventure begins with a pickup from Reykjavik then travel to the stunning peninsula of Snaefellsnes. This day is all about dramatic photogenic landscapes that will leave you breathless so make sure to bring your camera along. Today's highlights include the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring, the historic site of Reykholt, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, and the unique Gerduberg basalt columns. Leaving Borgarfjordur behind, make your way to your accommodation for the night. If the forecast is in your favor, you might be able to spot the magical show put on by the Northern Lights. 

Day two: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast at your hotel before heading out for today's adventures. The day will be characterized by fabulous coastal and mountain scenery with attractions including the charming village of Arnarstapi, the picturesque village of Hellnar, the spectacular pebble black beach of Djupalonssandur, and the iconic Mt. Kirkjufell Mountain. At Arnarstapi, you can join a lava caving exploration that will take you as close as you can get to Jules Verne's story, Journey to the Center of Earth. Your accommodation for the night will be in the capital area of Reykjavik. 

Day three: Golden Circle
Today, you will be traveling the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route where you will experience some of Iceland's top attractions including the Golden waterfalls of Gullfoss, the spouting geysers at Geysir, and the historic Thingvellir National Park. Drink in the geological and historic wonders of these attractions before starting to make your way to the South of Iceland. Before arriving to your accommodation for the night, you will stop by the popular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the unique black sand beach of Reynisfjara. 

Day four: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Ice Cave Adventure
Head towards the magical glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon to see the glistening floating ice bergs. Journey through enchanting lava fields and contrasting scenery. The main destination today is the glaciers where you will accompany your guide on an ice cave exploration to learn all there is to know about these natural icy phenomenons. Your last night will be spent at a countryside hotel in the Skaftafell area.

Day five: Vatnajokull to Reykjavik
From Skaftafell National Park, head on a glacier hiking adventure on Vatnajokull Glacier, which is Europe's biggest glacier. Equipped with all the necessary glacier gear, experience the magic of one of Vatnajokull's glacier tongues. Begin your return journey to Reykjavik to conclude your tour. En route to the capital, have a chance to visit more of the South Coast's fabulous attractions. You can expect to be back in Reykjavik between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation for four nights with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Guided tour in a minibus with an English-speaking guide
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula exploration
  • Ice cave and glacier hiking adventure
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the bus
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch or dinner

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The accommodation will be a shared double or twin room with a private bathroom
• Pick up and drop-off is offered from selected Reykjavik locations
• If you are a solo traveler and do not wish to share a room please contact us to upgrade to a single room
• Please note that ice caves are an ever-changing natural phenomenon and therefore unpredictable so the one cave that you will visit is based on the conditions and safety assessment
• Please note that the order of the itinerary may change due to weather and other related factors
• The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we cannot promise that you will see them because their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions
• Each participant can bring a day bag and one piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kilograms (44 pounds)