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BEST OF ICELAND! WINTER SPECIAL

Price from kr 23,790 approx € 148

DURATION

21 Hours

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This package includes the must-do Golden Circle with some the most famous sights of Iceland along with the South Coast including a visit to the black sand beach and some of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls.

3 BEST SELLERS, 2 DAYS

All in one! – Three must-do winter tours all perfectly packaged in one!

This easy travel package is for those wanting to explore the best of Iceland while staying in Reykjavík.
The package includes the must-do Golden Circle, which is comprised of three of Iceland´s most prized natural treasures.

First there's the powerful waters of a glacial river spectacularly cascading 32 meters into a steep canyon carved out millions of years ago in a massive glacial flood. Gullfoss Waterfall is so stunningly beautiful that Icelanders refer to it as the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls.

Next it´s on to Iceland´s only erupting hot spring or geyser, Strokkur, which spouts steam and hot water skywards every 7 minutes or so.

Finally, we visit Þingvellir National Park where the early Viking settlers established their national assembly in 930 AD. This would be the first major step towards defining a nation. Þingvellir is where the heart of the Icelandic nation beats. It´s where every major event in Icelandic history has taken place and where the country declared its independence on June 17, 1944.

When night falls we set off in search of the magical and mysterious Northern Lights.

On day two the South Coast awaits. Leaving Reykjavik we drive eastwards along the southern coastline and explore a volcanic and glacial wonderland.

You get to walk behind the thundering veil of spray at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, take in the incredible views from the top of Skógafoss Waterfall and explore the Black Sand Beach at Reynisfjara before reaching our easternmost stop, the picturesque town of Vík.

 

 

 

Highlights

Day 1 - Golden Circle Tour (7,5 hrs) and Northern Lights (2-3 hours)

Þingvellir: the rift valley and the site of the oldest modern parliament.

Geysir: hot spring & geothermal area and home to Strokkur, the erupting geyser.

Gullfoss Waterfall: the powerful glacial waterfall known as the 'Golden Waterfall' in English.

Northern Lights: On a successful night of northern lights hunting, we will be able to visibly see the northern lights and capture photos.

Day 2 - South Coast (10-11 hrs)

Sólheimajökull Glacier: a picturesque glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. 

Reynisfjara: the famous black sand beach with jagged lava rock columns, basalt columns and the massive cave below soaring sea birds. 

Vík: Iceland's southern most town with beautiful houses under the church upon a hill.

Skógafoss: The powerful glacial waterfall with stairs leading up to one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and possible sheep.

Seljalandsfoss: The 60 meter high waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway which leads next to and around to the other side. 

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Please note!  

The starting point for both the Golden Circle and the South Coast tours is at Reykjavík Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík.

Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher. 

If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

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Day 1 - Golden Circle

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DAY -1 ÞINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK

The first stop along the Gold Circle features a stunning views over the rift valley. A UNESCO heritage site with beautiful geographical features and a rich political history.

Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn (Iceland's largest lake), Þingvellir (anglicized as 'thingvellir') is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is, therefore, a protected national park due to its unique geology and natural features. From the viewing area, the Almannagjá canyon between two tectonic plates can be seen, a visual representation of continental drift.

As the first stop along the tour, you will have an opportunity to walk through the park and use the restroom if needed.

DAY 1 - GEYSIR HOT SPRINGS

The most iconic Iceland natural site, the Geysir hot springs are home to the original erupting geyser.

A favorite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters (100 ft) into the air every few minutes.The area became active more than 1000 years ago and comprises more than a dozen hot hot spring holes. Although one can only see steam emerging from the surface of Geysir these days, its name was adopted to represent spouting hot springs all over the world.

Along the tour, the newly opened Geysir Center offers guests and travelers a chance to use the restroom and to catch some refreshments as well as lunch.

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DAY 1 - GULLFOSS WATERFALL

A powerful and inspiring place. There the glacier water thunders down 32 meters in three steps and into a narrow canyon with an breathtaking roar and grandeur.

As one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in the southwest of the country. The beautiful Hvítá river rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breathtaking roar and grandeur. Furthermore, on clear days the magnificent Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier, can be seen in the distance.

Guests and Travelers may use the restroom and purchase food and refreshments at this location as well.

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Day 1 - Northern Lights

In the evening after returning to Reykjavik, you will head out into the night to look for the elusive aurora borealis

After a day of touring around Iceland's most popular sites, you will join us on a hunt for the northern lights. Our knowledgeable northern lights guides will be happy to share stories and information about this ever elusive phenomenon.

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Day 2 - SOUTH COAST CLASSIC

One the second day we head down the southwest coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of Skógafoss Waterfall.

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DAY 2 - REYNISFJARA BLACK SAND BEACH

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, another picturesque spot. There the waves crash on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt column cave are sight not soon forgotten.

This one of the most famous and most visited sites in all of Iceland. Marvel at the unique volcanic black sand beach of Reyisfjara with rising basalt columns, a large basalt stone cave which has been battered by heavy oceanic waves.

There is a cafe located at Reynisfjara where you can buy some snack or use the restrooms if needed.

DAY 2 - VÍK Í MÝRDAL

This is Iceland's southern most town with beautiful houses under the church upon a hill. There is a great view of the three trolls out in the ocean along with a second black sand beach.

The quaint town of Vík is Iceland's southernmost town with a traditional Icelandic church overlooking the ocean and the three trolls of the black sand beach. At this stop you will have a chance to grab some lunch & use the restroom, explore the town, spend time at the beach, or do some souvenir shopping at Icewear's outlet store. This is the farthest point along the south coast tour, from here we will head back in the direction of Reykjavik.

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DAY 2 - SKÓGAFOSS WATERFALL

The powerful Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches.

Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65 meter tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.

DAY 2 - SELJALANDSFOSS

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective; just be sure to bring a rain jacket! From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik. 

Important information

  • Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.
  • You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.
  • There will be stops along the way to use the restroom if needed as well as opportunities for lunch. 
  • Please note, it will not be possible to refund this tour in the event of an unsuccessful northern lights hunt. However, you may re-book the tour and continue coming back on subsequent tours until you have a night of successful northern lights.
  • Price: Teenagers 12-15 years 50% discount & children 0-11 years old free
  • Available From 15th August to 14 March
  • Departures are highly dependant on weather.
  • Min: No minimum number of participants.
  • Age limit: No age limit
  • Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
  • In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.

What’s included

  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Knowledgeable Northern Lights & Stars guide
  • Free use of camera tripod (please note, we only have a few and many people come on the tours, if you own one please bring it)
  • Free use of astronomical telescope, for moon and stargazing
  • Complimentary star map
  • Learn the basics of Northern Lights photography on our smart tablets
  • Instructions about how to set up your camera to capture northern lights and the night sky
  • Northern Lights Guarantee - see the lights or come again for free!
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB charger for each seat
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 1 day notice: 100% charge
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