Iceland 3-Day Tour Golden Circle, Glacier Lagoon, & Ice Cave

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Iceland 3-Day Tour Golden Circle, Glacier Lagoon, & Ice Cave

From US$ 679.22 per person

Take a three-day adventure from Reykjavik along the famous Golden Circle route and the stunning South Coast. Visit the breathtaking Jokularslon Glacier Lagoon and a natural ice cave.

About this activity

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Limited to 18 participants
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Duration 3 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At selected locations in Reykjavik.


  • Choose a small group tour for a richer experience
  • Experience the wonders of the South Coast of Iceland
  • Travel the popular Golden Circle route
  • Explore the magical frozen world of a natural ice cave
  • Visit the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Full description
Day one: the famous Golden Circle with Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Your adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavik then travel along the famous Golden Circle route. The first stop will be at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. Rich with history and geology, Thingvellir is a must visit destination when in Iceland. This is where two tectonic plates are moving apart and home to the world's oldest continuously operating parliament, Althingi. From Thingvellir, make your way to the spouting geysers at Geysir Hot Spring area. Here, see Strokkur Geysir spout water up to 25 meters in the air. The last but certainly not least attraction of the Golden Circle is the powerful waterfall of Gullfoss, better known as the Golden Falls. See the fall roaring through the rugged canyon and dropping a whopping 32 meters. Heading south towards your accommodation for the night, make a stop at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, which are both very impressive and picturesque falls. Day two: South Coast with Reynisfjara, Glacier Lagoon, and Ice Cave visit. After a good breakfast at your hotel, travel towards the unique black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Here, see an incredible basalt column cave and the black basalt pillars of Reynisdragar rising from the sea. Continue further east and drive through the charming village of Vik and towards Vatnajokull National Park. Upon arrival to the magical Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, see that the lagoon is filled with uniquely shaped icebergs floating around in a dreamlike procession. Make sure to snap a few photos of the stunning area before visiting the nearby Diamond Beach. Your day will end with an ice cave exploration where you will visit a natural ice cave and explore its heavenly icy dome. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Skaftafell area. During the winter months, when conditions are in your favor, this area is a great place to go hunting for the magical Northern Lights.  Day three: all about glaciers.  Your last day will include a different kind of experience, a glacier hiking adventure. Accompanied by a certified glacier guide, explore one of Vatnajokull's outlet glaciers and get to know all there is to know about Icelandic glaciers. Glaciers are always moving and changing, creating unique ice formations as they go including crevasses and ice falls. Your knowledgeable guide will teach you about these formations before you jump back on the bus for a scenic return journey to the capital where your adventure concludes. You can expect to be back in Reykjavik between 8:00 and 11:00 PM. 
  • Pick up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation for two nights in a double or twin room with private bathroom and breakfast
  • Guided mini-bus tour along the Golden Circle and South Coast with free Wi-Fi on board
  • Guided glacier hiking tour
  • Lunch or dinner

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What to bring

  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • 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 accommodation will be a shared double or twin room with a private bathroom
  • If you are a solo traveler and do not wish to share a room please contact us to upgrade to a single room
  • Each participant can bring a day bag and one piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kilograms (44 pounds)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7 / 5
  • Transportation
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Incredible experience!! Everything perfectly organized. My partner and I went on Christmas and our guide Olaf adapted very well to the weather so that we could enjoy the most and see everything with light. Perfect, safe and entertaining driving (we were describing what we saw and telling interesting curiosities, traditions and stories). We spent both nights in a bungalow in a secluded area that left a beautiful night to see the dawn. It had a restaurant-bar area where the staff was very pleasant at all times. Without a doubt, one of the best experiences of my life. Worth every penny of this tour.

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January 2, 2020

Ice cave is not what and where you go see. This is just marketing. Otherwise all was great.

January 6, 2020

Perfect program for a limited time

We had a great 3 day tour with our guide from arctic adventures! He has brought us well and safely to all stations. The weather played into the maps, so we were able to snap many beautiful pictures.

April 4, 2019

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