Gullfoss waterfall landscape
icebergs arriving to diamond beach
blue crystal ice caves iceland
blue northern lights
skogafoss waterfall iceland
 ice blocks in diamond beach shore
geyser erupting in geysir geothermal area
reynisfjara black sand beach and basalt colums
interior of blue ice cave in vatnajökull
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3 Day Iceland Tour

A 3-day trip to explore the Golden Circle and the south coast of Iceland


3 days
Starts: From the pick-up point in Reykjavík at 8:00 am
Ends: To the same pick up point in Reykjavik
Flexible cancellation policy


Join us on this 3-Day Iceland Tour and discover that it is possible to explore the entire south coast of Iceland and the Golden Circle route in a short time. Although our destination list is not so short; the great Geysir, the Thingvellir National Park, a Skaftafell hike or the Diamond Beach are just some places you will visit. Do you want to know the rest of the list? Keep reading!

Tour details


  • Transport
  • Professional guide
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music during the trip
  • Two nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Glacier hike equipment

Not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Optional activities available as an extra
  • Lunches and dinners

Important information

The minimum age for the glacier hike or the ice cave activities is 8 years old. If there are children who do not meet this requirement, they must stay with an adult while the others do the activity.

Don't forget to provide us with your hotel during the booking process. This tour includes pick-up from your hotel, but due to traffic restrictions in the city of Reykjavík, the minibus cannot stop anywhere. Therefore, if it is not possible to pick you up at your hotel door, a nearby bus stop will be provided.

If you are a solo traveler, the price is higher, as you have a single room.

The Northern Lights are random phenomena that cannot be predicted, although the hotels are specially selected to maximize the chances of spotting them.

Ice caves are a natural and changing phenomenon, every year new caves are formed in the glacier and others disappear. The cave in the photos may not be the one you visit during your trip, or it could have changed.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation must be made 48 hours in advance and 85% of the total price of the tour will be refunded. Any request less than 48 hours before the tour will be non-refundable. 

In the event that due to extreme weather conditions, road conditions or other factors, the tour is cancelled, we will provide another date as an alternative or a full refund.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 The Golden Circle

Extra activity: Snorkeling in Silfra

Golden Circle

Our adventure begins by driving to the Geysir geothermal area in the Golden Circle as our first stop.  Although it no longer erupts, it is the geyser that gives its name to all the others. But don't worry, Strokkur erupts every 5 minutes and reaches heights of up to 35 meters. We continue with the Gullfoss falls of Iceland, which gives its name to this route, as its name translates as "Golden Waterfall". On a sunny day, you can enjoy the view offered by the Langjökull glacier.

Traveler in geysir geothermal area

Thingvellir National Park

And to close this circle, our last stop is Thingvellir National Park, home to the largest lake on the island, the Icelandic parliament and a unique geographical formation due to its location between two tectonic plates. This 3 day guided tour in Iceland has just started. As an extra activity, you can snorkel in the Silfra crevasse.

thingvellir national park lake

DAY 2 Seljalandsfoss - Skógafoss - Skaftafell Glacier

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - Skógafoss Waterfall

Grab your camera as a second day of stunning views awaits us.  Our first stop is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall with its 65 meters high and incredible views. If you bring a raincoat, you will be able to explore the cave that hides behind the waterfall.  Not far away, the Skógafoss waterfall falls from 60 meters high, breaking the path of the Skóga river on its way to the Atlantic. There are hidden stairs that allow you to climb to the top and enjoy its picturesque views.

seljalandsfoss waterfall lanscape from the interior


It is time to gear up because we continue to Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland. There we will complete the Skaftafell hike across the glacier. If you have seen Game of Thrones, get ready to travel beyond the wall because it was filmed in Skaftafell. But it doesn't end here, we will travel to our hotel in the southeast where our guide will take us to hunt for Northern Lights in Iceland. Get ready for a magical and unique experience.

group hiking in skaftafell

DAY 3 Jökulsárlón - Diamond Beach - Reynisfjara

Jökulsárlón lagoon - Diamonds Beach

On this last day, we will go deeper into Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, until we reach the Jökulsárlón lagoon. Icebergs and blocks of ice fall into the lagoon from the Vatnajökull glacier on its way to the Atlantic. We won't go far to reach our next stop, Diamonds Beach. And the wind and the tide bring the pieces of ice from the Jökulsárlón lagoon back to the black sand beach, forming a unique landscape.

jökulsárlón lagoon icebergs

Ice caves Vatnajökull glacier - Reynisfjara

This day is about ice, a 4x4 super jeep will pick us up and take us through the Icelandic wilderness until we reach the crystal ice caves under Vatnajökull glacier where we will explore and enjoy its unique features.

The last stop of this tour is the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. A paradise for bird lovers for its great diversity. You will also find formations of hexagonal black basalt columns under the cliffs.  Once back in Reykjavík, our 3-day south coast Iceland tour will have come to an end, but this is a trip you will never forget.

reynisfjara black sand beach

What to bring to 3 Day Iceland Tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots

Where does the tour 3 Day Iceland Tour start

At the time of booking, you will have to choose one of the many bus stops or even your own hotel in Reykjavík as a pick-up point for us to pick you up.

Questions & Answers

  • How does the pick-up work?

    Pick-up is available free of charge from any of the designated bus stops in the Reykjavík city area, from which you will have to choose one at the time of booking. If you let us know your hotel, we also offer a pick-up service from most hotels in the capital city, or if this is not possible due to traffic restrictions, we will tell you the nearest bus stop. If you still have any doubts about the pick-up, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • What should I wear during the tour?

    During the winter we recommend you wear: warm clothes as a first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and trousers, hiking boots with ankle protection, a hat and gloves. Make sure you don't wear jeans for the hike in the cave, once they get wet they will take a long time to dry and therefore leave you cold.
  • How difficult is the 3 day Iceland tour?

    The tour is of easy difficulty except for a few specific activities. Our glacier hikes are considered easy to moderate difficulty for anyone in good physical condition. If you can walk for approximately 1 hour up and 1 hour down on uneven surfaces, there should be no problem. In addition, you will walk with a professional guide who will assist you at all times. If you still have specific questions about this glacier hike or any of the activities, feel free to contact us.
  • What is the minimum age for hiking activities?

    The minimum age for the hike on the glacier or in the ice cave is 8 years old. If there are children who do not meet this requirement, they must stay with an adult while the others do the activity.
  • How does bad weather affect my trip?

    For many Icelanders, it is a fine day, when in other parts of the world it is considered bad weather. In most cases, suitable waterproof clothing and hiking boots should be enough to withstand the frequent Icelandic rain during this 3 day Iceland Tour. In the event of extreme weather conditions preventing the tour from taking place, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.
  • Is breakfast included?

    Yes, breakfast is included after both nights of accommodation. Lunch and dinner are left to you to try Icelandic food where you like it best.
  • What is the maximum group size?

    To enhance the experience, the maximum number of travelers in each group is 18.
  • Which hotels will we stay at?

    Accommodation changes with each tour depending on factors such as availability, season or price. But they all include breakfast and even the possibility to enjoy Northern Lights from the hotel. If you want additional information, please contact us.

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