Discount Combo 3: Golden Circle and 2 Day South Coast: Jökulsárlón, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck

A Combo Tour that includes the Golden Circle and a comprehensive 2-day tour to the South Coast with accommodation? 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 2 of our favorite tours departing from Reykjavík.

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Highlights

✓ Day 1:
Golden Circle, Kerið Crater, and Farm Visit

✓ Day 2 & Day 3:
2 Day South Coast: Jökulsárlón, Glacier Hike & DC-3 Plane Wreck (accommodation and breakfast included)

Included

Minibus, Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board, Icelandic delicatessen, free ice cream, glacier hike equipment, accommodation and breakfast for the “2 day tour”,
And more…

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Duration

3 days (drop-off in Reykjavík after Day 1 and Day 3. Accommodation included after Day 2)

This is a Discount Combo Tour. It includes one day tour and one multiday tour departing from Reykjavík at an excellent price if you book of all them at once. After Day 1, “Golden Circle”, you will come back to your accommodation in Reykjavík. On day 2, you’ll be be picked up from Reykjavík and go on a “2 day tour” with accommodation & breakfast included.

Departures
✓  
08:00 & 9:00

Duration
✓ 
Day 1: 12 hours
✓  Day 2: Around 12 hours (accommodation & breakfast included)
✓  Day 3: Around 12 hours

Difficulty:
✓  Moderate

Included:
✓  
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

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.

Fat bike ride to the DC-3 Plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur

After the glacier hike we head out to Sólheimasandur desert where a US Nacy DC3 crash landed in 1973 after running out of fuel in midair. The wreck has since then been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. The plane itself is 4 km from the nearest road so we provide the coolest transportation method available, fat bikes. We only travel in style. In essence, we’ll be riding a fat bike over volcanic sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing a crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage. Enjoy!

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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