Discount Combo 2: Snaefellsnes, Golden Circle, and South Coast & Glacier Hike

A Combo Tour that includes the best of the West, the South, and the Golden Circle? How does it sound? How do you feel about joining for these adventures? Let’s do it! This is our favorite combo tour! You will be joining for 3 of our favorite tours departing from Reykjavík.

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Highlights

✓ Day 1: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Hidden Treasure of the West
✓ Day 2: Golden Circle, Kerið Crater, and Farm Visit
✓ Day 3: South Coast & Glacier Hike

Included

Minibus, Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board, Icelandic delicatessen, free ice cream, lava cave equipment, glacier hike equipment
And more…

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Duration

3 days
(Drop off in Reykjavík after each day)

This is a Discount Combo of Tours. It includes 3 day tours with pick up and drop off from Reykjavík at an excellent price if you book of all them at once.

Departures
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08:00 & 9:00

Duration
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Day 1: 12 hours
✓  Day 2: 8 hours
✓  Day 3: 12 hours

Difficulty:
✓  Moderate

Included:
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English Speaking Guide
✓  Certified Glacier Guide
✓  Minibus
✓  Small Group (19 persons max)
✓  WiFi and Icelandic music on board
✓  and more!

What you need to bring: 
• Hiking boots (available when booking)
• Warm clothing (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)

Minimum age:
✓  8 years

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Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 1: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Hidden Treasure of the West

Day 2: Golden Circle, Kerið Crater, and Farm Visit

Day 3: South Coast and Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull

Arnarstapi fishing village

This tiny fishing village has picturesque coastal cliffs which derived from glowing magma hitting the wild waves of the Atlantic. Known in Iceland as the most beautiful harbor of the country. Thousands of years later erosion has formed beautiful stone arcs and remarkable marine geyser. Enjoy a walk along the coastline while your guide tells you all about Bárður, half-man half-troll, and his misdeeds in the area.

Ytri Tunga beach and seal colony

Ytri-Tunga is a sandy beach that has a little secret hidden away down by the sea behind the farmhouses… a seal colony! Seals love to spend their time on the rocks of this beautiful beach. They are friendly and curious and will climb up on the rocks for you to spot them from a distance.

Lóndrangar and basalt cliffs

Looming over the entire southern coastline, Lóndrangar, a set of 75-meter high basalt pinnacles set the tone for what’s to come. They host a variety of seabirds, northern fulmars and puffins, and others. Locals believe that these rock formations are a sacred place for the hidden people and were formally trolls – so they hold a special place in the hearts of us at Troll Expeditions.

Djúpalónssandur beach of black volcanic sand

A beach of black volcanic sand and stones where for centuries Icelandic fishermen rowed out to the fertile fishing grounds of the Atlantic ocean. Still today we find the so-called “lifting stones” which fishermen of yore used to test out their strength and prove themselves worthy of the physically straining life of Atlantic rowboat fishing. You can try to lift them yourself! In 1948 a British fishing trawler stranded on the sand reefs of Djúpalónssandur. Five men perished while 14 were rescued by local rescue squads. The remains of the ship are still there, strewn across the beach as an eerie reminder of the awesome power of nature.

Saxhóll crater

Formed over 4,000 years ago, this Volcanic crater has now been made accessible via an iron staircase giving you the option of hiking it. The hike is not too challenging and gives you a 360° view of the lava fields with Snæfellsjökull glacier looming over.

Kirkjufell, “The Church Mountain” and Kirkjufellfoss waterfall

This iconic narrow mountain has become the landmark of Snæfellsnes in recent years. The erosive powers of the glaciers during the last ice age about 12,000 years ago gave this mountain its shape. Due to this unique look, it is one of the most photographed sights in Iceland and just across you will see the beautiful waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss which completes your perfect shot of the mountain. There are numerous vantage points for the perfect photograph and our guides know them all!

Búðakirkja, the Black Church of Búðir

On the south coast of the peninsula, there’s a village with only a hotel and a tiny black church called the Búðakirkja that sits alone among a field of lava rocks. Búðakirkja was built on the spot in 1703 and reconstructed in 1987 after a claim by a single member that lobbied to have it back. It has a historic graveyard, a bell and chalice from the time it was erected. It is a listed building owned by the National Museum of Iceland, but it is in the care of the Búðir parish. Without a doubt, this pistoresque chapel has a romantic air about it and is a real attraction to the site.

Are you ready to explore the most sci-fi-esque area of the country? Would you like to see black churches, volcanic beaches, and the most photographed sight of Iceland, Kirkjufell, the “Church mountain”? If any of the above ticks your box, then there’s nothing to wait for!

Join our experienced and professional guides now and explore with us the wonders of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Book by selecting the date.

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. At Thingvellir Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 a.d. where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.

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 Instagram blockbuster waiting to happen!

Geysir geothermal area

The Geysir geothermal area hosts hundreds of colorful hot springs and two geysers, erupting hot springs. One is called “Geysir” and name giving for all the geysers in the world. Today, however, it erupts very seldom. The other geyser is called “Strokkur” and erupts every 5 minutes up to 40 meters.

Traditional Dairy Farm

We visit Efstidalur farm owned by the same family since 1850. This Icelandic family-run business sticks to traditional Icelandic farming culture and focuses on cows and cattle breeding. You will be able to enjoy their tasty farm-to-table dairy products, see the stunning mountain view and pet the friendly animals. Tröll Expeditions will invite you to taste the ice cream yourself and meanwhile watch the animals relaxing in the stable.

Faxi waterfall

Faxi waterfall is smaller than the other ones, yet just as stunning. It is situated in the Tungufljót river, a famous salmon river. Alongside the river, there is a salmon staircase built to extend the salmon areas of the river. During the summer months, fishermen are often seen trying their luck at the waterfall and salmon seen jumping up the staircase.

Kerið volcanic crater

A  stunning volcanic crater with a lake in the middle which formed in an eruption 3,000 years ago. Some believe that it was formed in a vast explosion. The more likely theory is that the volcanic cone collapsed into its own magma chamber after the eruption finished. Kerið is the perfect location to learn more about Icelandic geological history and observe a mind-blowing natural wonder.

How does that sound?

We avoid the big-bus crowds, which makes this tour so popular. Make sure you book soon for the best Golden Circle tour following the famous path and including our local favorites!

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss waterfall

The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Along side the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!

Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull glacier

Here the adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. We will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes before hiking on the ice for 1 to 1,5 hours. Our glacier guides are all trained and licensed and provide a safe, entertaining and informative hike. A spectacular experience to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach

Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.

What are you waiting for?

Are you ready to join us for this incredible adventure? We are steering clear of the crowds while packing a full day of incredible experiences in this once in a lifetime opportunity to see all the powerful southern waterfalls, hike on top of a glacier, and see beaches with black sand – all in one day! Book the tour by selecting a day.

Do you want to add a lava cave and a geothermal pool to your experience in the South of Iceland? Then you should check out our tour “South Coast Elements”, click here. 

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