skogafoss waterfall with frozen landscape
kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and kirkjufell mountain
white house over arnarstapi cliffs
geyser erupting in geysir geothermal area
blue northern lights in iceland
travelers inside blue ice cave
saxholl volcanic crater stairs
seal in the surface of snaefellsnes sea
londrangar cliffs over the sea
diamond beach shore with ice blocks
thingvellir national park lake
reynisfjara black sand beach and cliffs
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4 Day Iceland Tour

Snaefellsnes peninsula and the south coast of Iceland in 4 days


4 days
Starts: From the pick-up point in Reykjavík at 8:00 a.m.
Ends: To the same pick-up point in Reykjavík
Flexible cancellation policy


You have the opportunity to get to know the best of the south shore of Iceland with this 4-Day Iceland Tour. We will travel through the frozen landscapes that the island offers us. Get ready to visit the Snaefellsnes peninsula or the Diamond Beach, Skógafoss, and the Golden Circle. Here we tell you all the places you can visit and never forget. Ready to discover Iceland in 4 days in winter? Grab your coat and let's get started

Tour details


  • Professional guide
  • Transfer with Wi-Fi
  • Ice cave hike equipment
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast

Not included

  • Lunch and dinner

Important information

The luggage limit is one 61 centimeters (24 inches) suitcase per person.

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.

Ice caves are a natural and changing phenomena, each 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 may have changed.

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

Cancellation policy

Cancellation must be made 48 hours in advance and 85% of the total trip price will be refunded. Any request less than 48 hours prior to 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 Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsnes peninsula

We start our south coast Iceland tour in Reykjavík, where our guide and the rest of the group will be waiting for us in the minibus. We follow the road until we arrive at the Snaefellsnes peninsula and our first stop, Ytri Tunga, where a colony of seals hidden behind the fishermen's cottages awaits us on the beach. Our second stop has a more mysterious air, Búdakirkja, the black church of Búdir, stands alone in the empty wastelands of Iceland.

budakirkja black curch

Arnarstapi cliffs

Along the coast of Snaefellsnes, we stop at the Arnarstapi cliffs, where the clash of the waves has eroded the volcanic rock, leaving a spectacular landscape. Nearby stands Lóndrangar, even higher basalt cliffs of up to 75 meters. Then we will go down to the black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. We do not recommend you to enter the sea in winter, but you can see huge stones and the remains of a shipwrecked fishing boat.

Our next stop will give us the opportunity to better observe the entire landscape of the peninsula. There is no better way to do it than going up the Saxhóll volcanic crater. To finish the day, we will visit the Kirkjufell mountain and the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. Take the opportunity to take pictures of its icy landscape 😉.

djupalonssandur black beach and cliffs

Day 2 - The Golden Circle

Extra activity: Snorkeling in Silfra

Golden Circle

Surely you've heard of the Golden Circle tour, the most famous tour in Iceland that you're about to walk. The first of the three stops on this circuit is the geothermal area of Geysir and as you may have guessed, it's time to see geysers. Strokkur erupts up to 35 meters high and only every 5 minutes.

The second stop is Gullfoss, known as the "Golden Waterfall" because of the color of its waters as they fall and stir the soil. When traveling Iceland's Golden Circle tour in winter, you will have the opportunity to see the three levels of this waterfall's fall fighting against the ice. 

Our last stop is Thingvellir National Park, situated between two tectonic plates and with unique geographical features. Also, for an additional cost, you will have the opportunity to snorkel between two tectonic plates in Silfra.

gullfoss waterfall with frozen landscape

Day 3 - South Iceland coast & Skógafoss waterfall tour


A magical third day awaits us with a South coast and waterfalls tour in Iceland. With a fall of 60 meters and a hidden cave when crossing the water, Seljalandsfoss in winter offers unique photographs.  We follow the road until we reach the Skógafoss waterfall, which breaks the Skóga River on its way to the Atlantic.

In winter, conditions are optimal for a blue ice cave and northern lights tour in Iceland. Prepare the equipment and follow the guide's directions through the ice cave under the Vatnajökull glacier, with color combinations hard to believe. The light piercing through the blue ice offers you photographs that you will not be able to take anywhere else. During our route through southern Iceland in winter, we will stay in specially selected hotels to be able to hunt Northern Lights at night.

traveler inside the blue ice cave

Day 4 - Jökulsárlón - Diamond Beach - Reynisfjara

Jökulsárlón lagoon

On the last of the 4 days in Iceland during winter, we will reach the edge of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Large icebergs and water from the glacier heading towards the Atlantic Ocean feed the Jökulsárlón lagoon, more than 200 meters deep. Due to wind and tide, the ice blocks that pass through the lagoon, return to the shore to end up on Diamond Beach. The black sand of the beach, covered with ice blocks of different shapes and sizes, sparkles in the daylight, offering an incredible blue, black and white color contrast. 

Our last stop is the black beach of Reynisfjara. Sets of hexagonal basalt columns form cliffs above the black sand beach. To finish our south shore of Iceland in winter adventure, we return to Reykjavík. Although, the photos and memories of this trip will remain with us forever.

icebergs over jokulsarlon lagoon

What to bring to 4 Day Iceland Tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots

Where does the tour 4 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 South Shore Iceland winter tour?

    The tour is of easy difficulty except for a few specific activities. Our ice cave 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 blue ice cave hike. 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. 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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