South Iceland Winter Delights - Small Group Adventure

5 days / 4 nights
The Strokkur geyser erupting against the winter sun
Skogafoss northern lights in winter
A man looking up inside an ice cave on the Crystal Ice Cave Tour
Aerial view of Gullfoss Waterfall in Winter
Þingvellir National Park covered in snow

Embark on an epic journey through wintry South Iceland on this 5-day small group tour. Hop on a minibus and let your driver-guide take you to the famous Golden Circle and beyond.

Kick things off in Reykjavík, soaking in the city's vibrant atmosphere before diving into the wonders of the Golden Circle. Get ready for gushing geysers, plunging waterfalls, and the historic Þingvellir National Park. 

Then, follow Iceland’s jaw-dropping south coast, where pristine black sand beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, and shimmering glacial lagoons await. 

Also included in this tour is an exhilarating ice cave adventure, where you’ll explore the frozen heart of a glacier. Expect a trip packed with unforgettable experiences and stunning sights in the winter wonderland of South Iceland. 

For glacier activities, hiking boots are mandatory.

This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

Travel styleGuided small group
(up to 19 people)
Trip length5 days / 4 nights
VibeDream trip
SeasonWinter
1 Nov –31 Mar
TransportMini-bus
Starts fromReykjavík
Minimum age8 years
Tour codeGT14

On this tour you will...

  • Take in the local culture of colorful Reykjavík 

  • Complete the classic Golden Circle route

  • Walk along the dramatic Reynisfjara black sand beach 

  • Witness dazzling icebergs at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

  • Get up close to tumbling waterfalls on the south coast 

  • Explore deep inside a natural blue ice cave 

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Strokkur erupting on a sunny summer day

Golden Circle

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, in autumn colors

Þingvellir National Park

The Strokkur geyser erupting in winter against a sunset

Geysir and Strokkur

The Gullfoss waterfall in summertime

Gullfoss

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall covered in icicles

Seljalandsfoss

A rainbow over the Skógafoss waterfall on a sunny day

Skógafoss

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon at sunrise with a pink sky

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Vik Church with Reynisdrangar sea stacks in the distance

Vík í Mýrdal

Why book a guided group trip with Iceland Tours?

  • Pick from wide range of departure dates

  • Expert local guidance in English

  • Small and big group options available

  • 24/7 emergency helpline in Iceland

  • Secure your booking with just a 5% deposit

  • Handpicked local accommodation options

Your 5-day guided group itinerary

Your 5-day guided group itinerary
Staying inReykjavík
Driving distance50 km (31 mi)

Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík (included).

Welcome to Iceland! On arrival at Keflavík airport, enjoy a complimentary shuttle transfer to your hotel in the heart of Reykjavík. Once you’ve settled in, the vibrant capital is yours to explore. 

You could visit iconic landmarks like the Hallgrímskirkja church and the Harpa concert hall by the Old Harbor. Or pop into trendy cafés and shop for Icelandic crafts and clothing on the city’s main street, Laugavegur. 

In the evening, tuck into a mouth-watering meal at one of the trendy food halls or restaurants across town.

Highlights

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Extra activities

Riders on FlyOver Iceland above a virtual waterfallExtra

FlyOver Iceland

The Sky Lagoon at sunsetExtra

Sky Lagoon Pure Pass

Staying inHveragerði area
Driving distance210 km (130 mi)

Please be ready for pick-up from your hotel by 8:30 am.

Today your driver-guide will  take you on a tour of the iconic Golden Circle. Your first stop is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your visit, you’ll see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly pulling apart. 

Next, witness the active Stokkur geyser erupt into the air at the Geysir geothermal area. Then, continue to the legendary Gullfoss waterfall, which makes up the trio of natural attractions on this tour.

Afterward, visit the striking Kerið crater, known for its vibrant shades of red earth, green moss, and blue-water caldera lake. You can even walk down to the crater's bottom for a closer view. 

At the end of your trip, you have the option to add a visit to Hveragerði, known for its abundant geothermal activity. Here, you could experience a smaller version of Geysir and enjoy a relaxing dip in naturally heated waters

Staying inVík area
Driving distance145 km (90 mi)

Get ready to explore South Iceland’s breathtaking coast, a region full of natural wonders. Your journey includes stops at 3 jaw-dropping waterfalls – Gljúfrabúi, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. At Seljalandsfoss, you can walk behind the curtain of water and see the surrounding landscapes from a different perspective. 

Visiting Iceland’s south coast isn’t complete without a stop to admire Reynisfjara, the country’s most famous black sand beach. Witness the dramatic clash of waves against volcanic formations like the Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

Staying inReykjavík
Driving distance570 km (354 mi)

Continue your adventure as you venture further east into Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest national park. 

First, wander along Diamond Beach, where shards of sparkling ice are scattered across the dark sand. Afterward, explore the awe-inspiring Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, home to huge icebergs. 

The highlight of your day is a thrilling 3–hour expedition into a natural blue ice cave deep within a glacier (included). It’s a mesmerizing sight to see, with fantastic shapes in a range of colors.

After a quick stop at Hofskirkja church, you’ll head back to Reykjavík. On the way, admire the striking Eldhraun lava field before reaching Vík village, where you can snap pictures of stunning coastal views.

Driving distance50 km (31 mi)

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport (included).

When it’s time for your Iceland adventure to end, you’ll be picked up from your hotel by a shuttle bus in time for your flight. 

If you’re flying later in the day, you could add a visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on your way to the airport (optional, not included). What better way to end your trip than by soaking in the lagoon’s famous milky-blue waters?

What’s included?

Comfort accommodation every night

Continental breakfast every day

Airport transfer

Local transport with guidance in English

Free on-board wi-fi

Guided ice cave tour

24/7 emergency helpline when you’re in Iceland

VAT, taxes & service fees

Flights to Iceland

Food & drink, unless otherwise stated

Attraction entrance fees, unless otherwise stated

Personal travel insurance

Adults

Ages 12+

2

Children

Ages 2-11

0

Infants

Ages 0-1

0

FAQs about our guided group trips

On this type of tour, you’ll travel around Iceland by bus with the same driver-guide for the length of your trip. Guided group tours are a great way to make like-minded friends, as you’ll spend time with the same travelers for your whole vacation.

You’ll get to stay in accommodation around the country, and some tours include a few evening meals too. After a day’s exploring, you’ll go back to your private room and meet your guide and group the next morning to continue your trip.

All of our guided group tours start and finish in Reykjavík.

There are 2 group sizes available:

  • Small group: Up to 16 people
  • Big group: Up to 36 people

Small groups offer a more intimate travel experience, whereas big groups are more wallet-friendly.

You’ll likely be with people from a whole mix of backgrounds, from different countries and of different ages. Your guide will entertain you with fun facts and jokes as you journey around Iceland. It’s almost guaranteed you’ll be laughing along with your group!

There will most probably be a mix of solo travelers, couples, and small groups of friends and family.

The luggage restrictions on guided group tours 3 days and longer are as follows:

  • 1 suitcase or large bag per person for clothes and overnight items
  • 1 day bag for essential items, like a camera, extra clothes, and valuables

The luggage restrictions on guided group tours up to 3 days are as follows:

  • 1 small carry-on luggage, bag size: 50 x 30 x 60 cm (19.9 x 11.8 x 23.6 inches)
  • If you have large luggage with you, please check with your accommodation if they offer luggage storage while on this tour. If that is not a possibility, you can pay an extra fee per luggage (2000 ISK) with 72 hours notice.

Each day your luggage will be loaded onto the bus. In the evening, you’ll take all your bags with you to your room.

Our guided group tours have fixed start dates and itineraries. While it’s not possible to customize the actual tour, you can tailor your trip with extra days and activities before or afterwards.

For example, you could add a couple more days in Reykjavík at the end of your trip. Fill these with day tours or exciting activities like ice caving and snowmobiling.

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