Included
Departure
November 1 - March 31
Accommodations
Budget / Comfort / Quality for 3 nights with Continental breakfast
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Northern Lights Tour
Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour
Special offer
Free entrance to 360° Reykjavik Observation Deck at Perlan
Airport Transfers
Airport transfers to and from hotel in Reykjavík
Tour ID
CB04
Golden Circle Tour
Golden Circle guided bus tour
Ice Cave Tour
Katla Ice Cave - Under the Volcano Tour
Not included
Travel
Flights to Iceland
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Insurance
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Transport
Duration
4 days / 3 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland!

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Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík (included).

It’s the first day of your adventure trip, and time to get acquainted with Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital! Stroll around the center and snap the cute streets lined with colorful houses. Or soak up some culture at one (or more) of the city’s galleries and museums.

Depending on what time you arrive in Iceland, you may be able to fit in a stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way to Reykjavík. What better way to relax and recharge after your flight?

Good to know: Pre-booking is required for the Blue Lagoon stop.

Reykjavík

Day 2 - Golden Circle tour and Northern Lights hunt

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Wake up in Reykjavík and enjoy your included breakfast, before getting stuck right into Icelandic nature. Today you’ll travel the Golden Circle: Iceland’s most famous touring route (and for good reason). See the Strokkur geyser blow steam 25 meters (80 feet) into the air every 4–8 minutes.

Then continue to the Gullfoss waterfall, where the Hvítá river rolls over a sheer rock face some 32 meters (105 feet) high. At this time of year, parts of it may even be frozen!

Next is Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. It was here that Viking-age settlers, Iceland’s first inhabitants, would hold parliament. It’s also the best place to see the gorge between the North American and Eurasian plates, which are slowly drifting apart.

Included with this tour is a stop at the Friðheimar greenhouse. Here you’ll learn how Icelanders use their country’s geothermal resources to grow tomatoes and cucumbers all year round.

Tour: Golden Circle & Friðheimar (included)
Duration: 8 hours
Departure: 09:00
Complimentary pick-up: 08:30

Guidance available all year in: English every day
Included: Guided bus tour, admission to Friðheimar greenhouse
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

In the evening

Spend the night on a magical Northern Lights hunt! Your guide will take you away from the urban glow of Reykjavík into the Icelandic countryside.
The extra darkness boosts your chances of spotting this amazing natural wonder. So if the skies are clear, you might just be lucky enough to see these colorful ribbons dance above you.

Good to know: The Northern Lights (also called the Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed, even with clear skies. The tour may be canceled if weather conditions are unfavorable, but you’ll receive a full refund.

Tour: Northern Lights guided bus tour (included)
Duration: Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes
Departures:
22:00 (25 August – 30 September & 15 March – 15 April)
21:00 (1 October – 14 March)
20:00 (15 October – 28 February)

Included: Bus with guidance in English, free Wi-Fi
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Reykjavík

Day 3 - Ice caving at Katla

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Today you’re in for a real adventure. Step into a specially adapted super jeep, throw on your glacier gear, and brace yourself for your glacier expedition!

Your guide will drive you up onto the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland’s fourth largest. Once you’re there, you’ll set out on a hike across the glacier’s surface. As you walk over the thick ice sheet, you’ll pass by cavernous crevasses and mind-bending ice formations.

Then you’ll arrive at Kötlujökull, where you’ll step into a jaw-dropping black and blue ice cave. This glacier sits on Katla, one of Iceland’s dormant volcanoes. Here you’ll see how the volcano and ice have interacted over centuries.

Tour: Katla Ice Cave (Under the Volcano) (included)
Duration: 11 hours
Departure: 10:00
Complimentary pick-up: 09:30

Guidance available all year in: English every day
Included: Pickup from Reykjavík, super jeep ride, ice cave visit, crampons and other safety equipment
Not included: Meals and refreshments

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Reykjavík

Day 4 - Return home

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Transfer to Keflavík Airport with the Flybus for your return flight (included).

If you didn’t stop at the Blue Lagoon after arriving in Iceland, you might be able to fit it in before you leave. Whether you have the time depends on when your flight departs.

Relax in the spa’s naturally heated waters, rich in nourishing silica, and get ready for your flight. If you add this stop, you’ll be picked up at your hotel and dropped off at the Blue Lagoon, where there are luggage storage facilities for a fee.

Good to know: Most airlines require you to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure, so bear this in mind when booking. The drive to the airport takes around 20 minutes. Pre-booking is required for the Blue Lagoon stop.

Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.
The tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.

Quality accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Quality accommodation may be in country hotels (3- or 4-star) or the best accommodation available in each area at the time of booking. Breakfast is included.

Comfort accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels (mostly 3-star range) , farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

Budget accommodation:

Rooms without private facilities. Budget accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses and/ or guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds; some of these rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water. Showers and WC in shared facilities. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.