Discount Tour Combo | Snaefellsnes, Golden Circle, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Glacier Hike
Embark on a journey to some of Iceland’s most unique attractions in this three-tour combo, showing you the best-loved locations in Iceland while offering a best price and discount to add.
See stunning waterfalls, otherworldly geothermal area, black sands and white glaciers on this tour combo. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a 7000-year-old stratovolcano, see a hot spring erupt, hike up a glacier, descend into a lava cave, and discover the hidden spots of the South Coast, all in the course of three days.
These tours are a selection of the most popular tours available from Reykjavík, so you’ll be able to keep base in the city and still see all these fantastic sights. You will be picked up in a small and comfortable minibus each morning and whisked away on different adventures before you are dropped off back in the city each night.
Your first adventure of three is a tour of the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula. This area has it all; sandy shores, jagged lava rock formations, stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs and, of course, a mighty glacier.
Next up is the famous Golden Circle; no trip to Iceland is complete without a tour of Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. You will have plenty of time to marvel at the stunning beauty of these memorable locations before returning to the city.
The last tour is action packed; you will travel along Iceland’s South Coast, famed for its wealth of landmarks and diverse scenery. You’ll visit unique waterfalls, hike up a glacier, descend into a lava cave, visit a genuine plane wreck, and unwind in Iceland’s oldest geothermal swimming pool.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see some of the country’s most beautiful attractions. Save a buck by booking these three tours in one go. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 3 days
- Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 12 years.
- Languages: English
- Highlights: Golden Circle,
The Golden Circle is a 300 km route to the 3 most popular natural attractions in Iceland. The Golden Circle consists of Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir.
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Geysir is a geyser that gives its name to hot springs all over the world. But although Geysir itself is not active anymore the area features spectacular hot springs such as the powerful Strokkur (spouting a vast amount of water every 10 minutes, regularly about 15-20 meters into the air), Smidur and Litli-Strokkur.
The 'Golden Waterfall', is the second part of the Golden Circle, and one of the most beautiful and powerful waterfalls in Iceland, plummeting 32 meters into the river gorge of the popular rafting river Hvita. It is Iocated about 10 km from Geysir.
Thingvellir national park
The largest attraction of the Golden Circle is Thingvellir National Park. The Icelandic parliament was founded there in 930 and remained until the year 1798.
Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important places to visit in Iceland, not just for its historical and cultural values, but for also its magnificent landscape.
Thingvellir is surrounded by a beautiful mountain and volcano range and is the site of a rift valley, where the tectonic plates meet, marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
Of particular note at Thingvellir are the magnificent Almannagja gorge, and the beautiful lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. The popular Gjabakkahellir lava cave is also in the area.
The fissure Silfra is located by Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, and is famous for its clear waters and popular for diving and snorkeling, as you can literally swim between continents.Snæfellsnes,
Snaefellsnes is a large peninsula extending to the west from West Iceland ending with a national park, Snaefellsjokull National Park, where the glacier towers over the scenery, as can sometimes be seen from Reykjavik, lending its beauty to the area.
The peninsula stretches over 100 km to the west as a mountain ridge that includes active volcanoes and is unique in the variety of mountains found.
A few small and beautiful villages are located on the south side and a few fishing villages are on the north side: Rif, Hellissandur, Olafsvik, Grundarfjordur and Stykkisholmur. The last one is highly popular for travelers, featuring a volcano museum and a ferry that takes you across the fascinating Breidafjordur bay to Brjanslaekur on the south border of the Westfjords.
Other museums you might want to check out are the Maritime Museum at Hellissandur, the regional museum Pakkhusid at Olafsvik, and, last but not least, the shark museum at Bjarnarhofn, indeed listed as the nr. 1 Snafellsnes attraction by Lonely Planet Travelers. Also, many of the Icelandic sagas take place at Snaefellsnes.
Snaefellsnes has an abundance of interesting sights. At the national park, you can witness the impressive lava formations of Djupalonssandur creek and test your strength on its four stones, see the two massive lava formations that compries Londrangar, explore the Saxholl volcanic crater and enjoy the echo of 'The Singing Cave', Songhellir. You may also hike on the majestic Snaefellsjokull glacier. The glacier has strong ties with folklore and was the setting for Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Other sights we can recommend at Snaefellsnes recommend include Raudfeldsgja canyon, east of the national park and the rugged and colourful Berserkjahraun lava field, near Bjarnarhofn, on the north side of the peninsula.
Last, but not least, Snaefellsnes is one of the main setting for Laxdaela saga. Chieftain Snorri godi, Gudrun Osvifursdottir, Bolli Thorlakssson all lived there as well as his namesake Bolli Bollason, the first West Norse member of the Varangian guard, an elite unit of the Byzantine army. Iceland's most famous mass murderer, Axlar-Bjorn, also lived at Snaefellsnes.South Coast
The South Coast of Iceland is the country's most visited sightseeing route, along with the Golden Circle.
The famed South Coast shoreline stretches from the greater Reykjavík area and is dotted with natural wonders such as cascading waterfalls, volcanoes both active and dormant, black sand beaches and glacier lagoons.
Geography, Nature & Wildlife
Iceland is divided into eight geographical regions. Out of these, the Southern Region is the largest, as it spans over 24.000 square kilometres with its administrative centre in the municipality of Selfoss.
What is known as the South Coast embodies the shoreline of this particular region. The area consists of a lowland that is mostly composed of marshlands, bays and cultivated pastures that are met by a series of black beaches where the estuaries to the east and west of the district close off the coastal body.
Underneath the soil rests a vast lava field, known as Þjórsárhraun. Its edges reach several hundred metres offshore where the ocean waves crash upon them, thereby protecting the lowland from the invasion of the sea. This results in the South Coast being unusually lacking in the deep fjords that so distinctly characterise the rest of Iceland's shore line.
The region boasts vibrant bird life during all seasons. It is not only rich with both marshland birds and seabirds but also migrating birds such as the North Atlantic puffin. Some species stay throughout the harsh Icelandic winter, including the northern diver, the loom and various species of gulls and ducks.
Highlights of the South Coast
The South Coast offers an unprecedented array of natural wonders that draw thousands of visitors each day. When driving the route from Reykjavík City, the highlights in their correct order are:
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Vestmannaeyjar; The Westman Islands
- Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull Glacier
- Dyrhólaey Peninsula
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
- Coastal Village Vík í Mýrdal
- Skeiðarársandur Glacial Sand Plain
- Vatnajökull National Park
- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
These attractions count for but a fraction of what the South Coast has to offer. The vast sand plains of Sólheimasandur are home to a crashed DC-3 Plane Wreck, and close to Seljavellir by the Skógar Village there's Seljavallalaug, one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland.
- Explore the many wonders of the area on these South Coast Tours
Pickup time : 08:00
Day tour to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in a minibus
Day tour to the Golden Circle in a minibus
Day tour of the south coast in a minibus
Pick-up & drop-off from Reykjavik city
English speaking guide
Glacier hiking, glacier gear is provided
WiFi in Mini-Bus
Meals and refreshments
What to bring:
Good to know:
You will have plenty of chances for bathroom breaks and to buy snacks. You can also bring some favourite snacks and beverages.
The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.
Day 1 - Snaefellsnes
On the first day, you will be picked up in Reykjavík by a small but comfortable minibus. The minibus will give you a personal and serene experience as you’ll travel in a small group without the rush and hassle of the big buses.
You will head out north to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, where you will see stretches of lava fields, amazing gorges and waterfalls, lovely villages and a majestic glacier. Snæfellsnes is a historical area, and your guide will fill you in on all of its Viking history and folklores of trolls and elves.
You’ll stop at the scenic Kirkjufell waterfall for a chance to take some amazing photos of this picturesque cascade which is situated next to the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. You’ll then head on further into the peninsula where you’ll stop at the pebble beach Djúpalónsandur.
On this beach, you can measure your strength using the four ancients lifting stones. These stones were used to measure whether or not young boys were strong enough to become fishermen.
You’ll then pass the small fishing village of Arnarstapi where you can admire the charming little houses that overlook the ocean. From there, you'll head on out to the stunning Lóndrangar basalt cliffs, two volcanic rock formations which are said to be a sanctuary for elves.
The crown of the peninsula is the 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacial cap, Snæfellsjökull glacier. This stunning glacier volcano served as the entrance to the subterranean excursion in Jules Verne’s classic science fiction novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.
You will be given plenty of time to walk around and soak in the beauty of the Snæfellsnes landscape before you head back to your accommodation in the city.
Day 2 - Golden Circle
This is a new day with new adventures. You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík for a full day minibus tour of the Golden Circle, where you can explore more of Iceland’s mesmerising landscapes.
The first stop on the route is the stunning Þingvellir National Park where Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, was founded over a thousand years ago. The beautiful site is located in a rift valley, between two continental plates. These plates are slowly drifting apart, tearing up the landscape around in the process, causing cracks and canyons that traverse the region.
You’ll head further south to the stunning Gullfoss waterfall located in the river Hvítá. Fed by Langjökull, Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Hvítá river rushes 40 kilometres southwards before making a dramatic, two-step plunge into a 32-metre gorge, creating this magnificent cascade.
Your last stop is Geysir geothermal area; the home of bubbling mud pools and erupting hot springs. Magma-heated water erupts in a 20-metre high column every 5-10 minutes at Strokkur hot spring, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take amazing selfies with this famous water feature.
If the weather is in your favour, you might make a couple of more pit stops before heading back to Reykjavík, visiting scenic a serene waterfall and a gorgeous river.
Day 3 - South Coast
Today you’ll be driven along Iceland’s south coast for a day filled with sightseeing and activities. You will be picked up in a minibus from your Reykjavík accommodation in the morning and begin your journey south-east.
The first stop of the day will be the unique Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This beautiful cascade is different from others as you will be able to view it from all angles. A pathway leads you behind the cascading water, so you’ll be able to marvel at the surrounding landscape through a veil of falling springwater.
Next up is another, equally beautiful waterfall; Skógafoss. This is one of Iceland’s biggest cascades with a width of 25 meters and a 60-metre drop. On sunny days, you might see a double rainbow forming in waterfall’s mist.
You will then reach the tongue of Sólheimajökull glacier, where you will partake in a glacier hike. Your expert guide will provide you with all the necessary equipment and knowledge for this incredible adventure.
Sólheimajökull is a rugged glacier, riddled with jagged ridges and ashy peaks from centuries of eruptions from nearby volcanoes. Your guide will lead you through this maze of ever-changing ice formations and blue crevasses to a spot where you can relax and enjoy the ethereal landscape of the glacier.
After you descend, you’ll board the minibus again and head on out to your next adventure. Depending on the season, you'll either stop at the wreckage of a crashed aircraft in the desolate landscape of Sólheimasandur or visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, often considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Iceland.
You will then travel to Seljalandslaug swimming pool, Iceland’s oldest geothermal swimming pool. There, you’ll get a chance to unwind after a day of sightseeing and glacier hiking. But before you head on back to Reykjavík, you’ll have one more stop to make.
You will get the chance to discover the fascinating world under the surface of Iceland’s lava fields on a cave excursion. All necessary equipment and knowledge will be provided before you’ll descend a cave formed by volcanic forces.