Three Day: Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula and South Iceland
- • Explore South Shore
- • Marvel at the Golden Circle
- • Discover the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Day 1 Golden Circle
On our Premium Golden Circle Tour you will experience a series of remarkable and diverse sites in the Southwest of Iceland with a real local touch. Start the day with a visit to Kerid a striking crater-lake filled with milky blue-green water amid stark black and deep red slopes. Geologists now believe it to be a collapsed magma chamber at the end of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 6,000 years ago. we embark upon the quintessential Icelandic tour to the Geysir geothermal area in the Haukadalur valley, where the Strokkur fountain geyser spouts water high into the air every few minutes, before visiting the majestic “Golden Waterfall” of Gullfoss, considered by many to be Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall. Then onward to the historic geological wonder Þingvellir National Park, which is not only the seat of the world’s oldest still-functioning parliament (where the Icelandic Alþingi first convened in 930 AD) but is considered the best place on earth to view the geologic meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, pulling apart year by year. Kerið is a striking crater-lake filled with milky blue-green water amid stark black and deep red slopes. Geologists now believe it to be a collapsed magma chamber at the end of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 6,000 years ago. Pick up starts at 9:00 am and tour departs at 9:30 am.
Day 2 Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Travel west to Snæfellsness on this remote journey, to the centre of the Earth, the grandiose, epic stage for Jules Verne’s timeless novel. Journey back to the land of myriad secrets waiting for your discovery. Ancient, mangled lava fields give rise to the stresses and destruction these lands once endured. Twisted, crippled and bowed volcanic rock, unimaginable shapes and forms flaring up from the earth, create an impressive sight to behold. Wander beside jagged cliffs of Arnarstapi to the beautiful arcs of Hellnar. Creeping pillars of basalt slowly ascend from the unforgiving sea. A stunning backdrop to the summit of Snæfellsjökull will impress and leave you with peace. This road less traveled continues to the lava pearl beaches of Djupalónssandur, peppered with smooth volcanic rock. Finishing on the north side of this breathtaking peninsula at Kirkjufell, before your return to Reykjavik, imparts calm and invigorating positive energy from this mystical land. Pick up starts at 9:00 am and tour departs at 9:30 am.
Day 3 South Iceland
This tour takes you to diverse natural pearls along the enchanting south coast of Iceland. The landscape is characterised by strong contrasts, where grown plains meet coarse mountains and fire meets ice. You will visit the waterfalls of Skógafoss, with its breathtaking 60m drop, and Seljalandsfoss, which you can walk behind and through to the other side. In Reynisfjara, or Black Sand Beach, you get to experience the raw and alluring force of the North Atlantic and its masterfully shaped basalt column cliffs. The site is equally beautiful as it is dangerous, and should be approached with a healthy level of awe and respect. Then we take a short walk up to the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull, a sublet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, where you can witness the dynamics of Icelandic glaciers, their formation, behavior and rapid melting.Pick up starts at 9:00 am and tour departs at 9:30 am.
- Local product tasting on day 1
- Homemade Fish soup with the catch of the day on day 2
- A visit to a local farm with freshly made pastries and hot drinks on day 3.
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Make sure to note down your pickup times and Departure Times. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes starting with the time on your ticket. Please wait at your hotel / guest house in this time span. Reykjavik is wide spread. We collect our guests with several mini buses, so please don't be surprised being united to one bus before joining your Bus at a central bus station.
Feel free to change the order of the tours.