3 Day Golden Circle and South Coast Tour: Glaciers, Waterfalls, Ice Caves and the Northern Lights


The ultimate winter adventure in South Iceland. Plus ice caves (eeek).

Driving in Iceland in winter can be difficult and sometimes even dangerous. If you want to avoid all that but still cover a lot of ground this overnight tour is a great option.

The small groups make this tour a great option for solo travelers and just about anyone looking to making some new friends. .



About this tour

On this tour you will explore the Golden Circle and the South Coast, all the way to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

Day one will start with a pickup at your hotel, hostel or guesthouse and then you will head off to explore the world famous Golden Circle. You will visit Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. After the Golden Circle you will continue on towards Vík village but you’ll spend the night just outside of it. On the way you will stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss and Reynisfjara beach. If the conditions allow for it, you will get a chance to go out and hunt for the northern lights in the evening.

Day two will take you further east and after breakfast at the hotel you will visit the dramatic black sand beach at Reynisfjara. After the beach you will travel through lava fields and desert sands to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and floating icebergs. Finally, you’ll gear up for a visit to the amazing blue crystal caves of Vatnajökull glacier. Because this is a three-day tour the schedule is quite flexible so if the guide decides that it’s better to wait with the ice cave tour you can also do it on day three. Night 2 you will spend at a hotel near Skaftafell and, of course, if conditions allow for it you can make another attempt at seeing the northern lights.

Day three starts with breakfast, like the day before, and then will do a glacier hike with a certified glacier guide who will provide all the safety equipment needed and the necessary briefing. After the glacier hike you will head back toward Reykjavík but if your group missed something on the way east you can use this time to catch up. The exact plan for the day depends on the days before andt the weather conditions during the whole trip.

You will be back at your accommodation in Reykjavík between 20:00 and 23:00.

Single room supplement

If you are traveling solo and you want to have a single room you have to pay the single room supplement. If you don’t pay the supplement, you will be sharing a room with a member of the same gender

Free pickup is offered from all major hotels, hostels and guesthouses in downtown Reykjavík

If you are staying in an AirBnB apartment or a hotel that is not included in the pickup list, it’s best if you find the next approved hotel and book your pickup from there.

If you are not sure what is the nearest pickup place, just be in touch and we’ll help you choose.



Guests are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with the partners’ guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and the partner does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your trip. Depending on the excursion, you may be requested to sign an additional liability release.


Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn. This partner reserves the right to refuse participation to guests who are dressed inappropriately or with inappropriate footwear since this will put the guest’s well-being at risk.

Alcohol and drugs

The partner reserves the right to refuse participation to guests they believe are under the influence of alcohol or drugs and in such circumstances no refund will be given. The guides reserve the right to refuse participation to any guest whose conduct or manner is likely to cause offense, upset or put other passengers in danger.

The Fine Print


Cancellations with more than 28 days’ notice before trip departure:

You will be refunded 90% of the total tour price. 10% is non-refundable, as this represents the partner’s direct cost of booking and preparing your tour.

Cancellations with less than 28 days’ notice before trip departure:

You will be refunded 50% of your total tour price. 50% is non-refundable, as this represents the partner’s direct cost of canceling any arrangements made for your tour.

Cancellations with less than 48-hours’ notice before trip departure:

No refund will be given

No refund is given for rental gear, this includes shoes, jackets, and pants. Safety equipment needed for each tour is provided by the partner and is not classified as rental gear

Please visit this page for our full terms and conditions

Partner Tours

This tour is a Partner Tour

What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.

We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.

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