3 Day Summer South Coast 8 people Chinese group

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Join us for a 3 days excursion to see the famous Golden Circle and the South Coast. Experience the beauty of our glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, hike on Europe’s largest glacier and powerful waterfalls.

Price from 161,637 ISK
Price from 1,164 EUR
Price from 1,228 USD
Price from 986 GBP
Price from 8,890 RMB
Duration

Duration

3 Day

Highlights

Highlights

✓ Thingvellir ✓ Gullfoss ✓ Geysir ✓ Skógafoss ✓ Seljalandsfoss ✓ Glacier Hike on Skaftafell ✓ Vatnajokull ✓ Jökulsárlón ✓ Diamond Beach ✓ Reynisfjara ✓ Boat Tour ✓ Fjaðrárgljúfur ✓ Dyrholaey

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation

Full refund 7days before departure time

Overview

In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous geothermal erupting Geysir, the powerful waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle.

You’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the famous Black Sand Beach. You’ll also visit the stunning Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll get the chance to explore Europe’s largest glacier (this is a special summer activity – included in the price).

Itinerary

Day 1 - The South Coast

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Upon arrival you will enjoy the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic photo blockbuster!

Skógafoss Waterfall

Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight: tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60 meters cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge, a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views.

Dyrholaey

Dyrh ó laey Peninsula, or dyrh ó laey headland, is located in the DYRHOLAEY black beach nature reserve on the west side of Vick town on the south coast of Iceland. It is a rock cliff extending into the sea. Basalt cliff, lava stone column in the sea and black beach are the three attractions here.

Dyrh ó laey means “the gate of the island” in Icelandic. Its south and west sides are cliffs, and there is a narrow stone with an arch in the middle. Small airplanes and ships can pass through the arch, which is why dyrh ó laey is named.

In summer, many birds inhabit here, including puffin, a sea parrot, who can watch birds. There is a small lighthouse on the top of the cliff. The 120 meter high cliff was formed in a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, surrounded by black sand beaches and green pastures.

plane wreck「DC-3」

In 1973, the U.S. Navy plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the black sand beach of s ó lheimasandur on the southern coast of Iceland due to failure. Since then, it has been abandoned here. On a desolate and vast black sand beach, the broken and rough metal body is even more beautiful, mysterious and shocking against the background of dark sandstone. A doomsday landscape perfectly interprets Iceland’s sense of isolation, attracting many photographers from Iceland and around the world. Today, it has become one of the most exciting destinations to punch in and take photos in Iceland.

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach

We visit the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt pillars in the cliffs above the sand. The cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins, razorbills and dozens of other species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime.

Day 2 - Glacier Lagoon & The Black Sand Beach

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a beautiful, dramatic canyon in South Iceland, close to the historic town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Fjaðrárgljúfur is little known and is thus far less crowded than other sites in the area, such as Skaftafell nature reserve, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Its beauty and isolation make it a dream location for photographers and hikers alike.

Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a 200m deep glacier water lagoon fed by the melting of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Enormous icebergs also fall from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice blocks that floats South.

Diamond Beach

On the other side of the road, the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice blocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts.

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell 

We will then continue our journey towards one of Iceland’s largest glaciers. 9% of Iceland is currently covered by ice. Once we get to the area, we will put crampons on, helmets, ice axes, and start hiking towards the glacier.

While on the glacier, we will visit crevasses, moulins, and many other great formations of the magnificent ice.

Day 3 - The Golden Circle

Geysir Geothermal Area

The Geysir geothermal area hosts many colorful hot springs. One called Strokkur is a geyser, which erupts every 5 minutes up to 35 meters. It was named after “Geysir” the original erupting hot spring, that gave all the geysers in the world their name, however extinct today.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The melting water from Iceland´s second biggest glacier, Langjökull, falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjökull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall, an photo blockbuster waiting to happen!

Photograph Icelandic Horses

You will have around 45 minutes to photograph these beautiful animals, so make sure you remember your camera, phone or selfie stick. The guide will find the perfect spot to create some memorable pictures of you and one of the horses, and there is even a private, black, sandy beach nearby which serves as an excellent photography location.

After the photography session, you and your guides will lead the horses back to the corral where you can reward these lovely models with a nice treat; your guide will give you a piece of bread (the horses’ favourite treat) which you can feed them.

Thingvellir National Park

We visit the place where the two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, are moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. The biggest natural lake in Iceland is also located at Thingvellir National Park and hosts a great variety of fish and bird life. Thingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history. as Icelanders founded here their parliament in 930 AD where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.

General Information

Available

September , Wednesday, Saturday

Pick up

09:00

Duration

3 day

Difficulty

Easy

Group size

8

Minimum age

None

Languages

chinese

Included

√ Chinese guide
√ Complimentary plane wreckage bus ticket
√ 2 nights accommodation, 3-star single bathroom, including breakfast

Not Included

× Lunch and dinner
× Guide tips

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing
Winter hiking shoes
Swimsuit and Towel
Camera

Good to know

• Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions and we may have to adjust timings to the short daylight of winter days.
• The limit is one suitcase of 24 inches per person, but you can store your extra luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra fee at the time of booking, and is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.
• Customers travelling on their own will receive a single room. Reservations for 2 people will be allocated a double room. For bookings of 3 or more, triple rooms will automatically be allocated. If these arrangements do not meet your requirements, please contact the provider.
• Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. Pick up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.

Hotel

Comfort

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

FAQ

How does pick up work?

We offer pick-up only from Reykjavik city greater area from designated locations found on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. We ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.

What are designated pick up locations?

Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city center to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher if we will pick you up directly from your hotel or from the designated bus stop locations.

Will I have a private bathroom?

All our partner hotels have private bathrooms.

Is breakfast included?

Yes, breakfast is included after each night of accommodation spent during the multiday tour.

I’m a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?

Yes, single fee supplement is mandatory for solo travelers on all multiday tours to ensure your private room in our accommodation. There is no way to opt out of single fee supplement if you are a solo traveler.

How much luggage can I bring?

The limit is one suitcase of 24 inches per person, but you can store your extra luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra fee at the time of booking, and is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.

What should I wear for glacier tours?

Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with high ankle protection, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket and pants is in most cases enough protection. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Jeans are not recommended for outdoor trips as they become very heavy and cold when they get wet.

How does weather affect my tour?

Wind and rain are common in Iceland, in addition to snow in the winter, but we do not let challenging weather stop us from going out and enjoy nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof jacket and pants as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority, in case of extreme weather or road conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule your booking at a further date or provide a full refund.

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