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5-Day West Iceland, Ice Cave and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik

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Take this 5 Day South Coast and West Iceland Adventure with an experienced guide. Your guide will take you to all of the major highlights of the south and west coast of the island including the popular Golden Circle, stunning Snaefellsnes area, fascinating waterfalls, Fjadrargljufur Canyon and the magnificent Glacier Lagoon as well as a visit to a natural ice cave. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included, as well as a 4 night accommodation. If the conditions are right you might also be able to spot the dancing Northern Lights!
  • Visit both the South Coast and West Iceland
  • Spend five days for unrushed exploration of the two regions
  • Don’t stress about accommodations and breakfast—they’re both included
  • Hassle-free transportation all around West and South Iceland and Reykjavik
What to Expect
After a Reykjavik hotel pickup, head to many of the major destinations around the Snaefellsnes peninsula, including Deildartunguhver hot spring, Hraunfossar waterfall, and Gerduberg basalt columns. During the evening, hunt for the northern lights—as you will on several nights of the tour—if weather permits. After breakfast on the second morning, head toward the Arnarstapi fishing village and then stop at Vatnshellir Cave and Hellnar before continuing to Djupalonssandur beach. Before heading back to Reykjavik for the night, snap pictures of photographer-favorite Kirkjufell mountain. The third day brings you to the Golden Circle. See three of the region’s most popular attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss waterfall. Spend the rest of the day visiting Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and Reynisfjara black-sand beach. Spend the night in Vik. The fourth day is spent on a glacier adventure. Visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and an ice cave in Vatnajökull, one of the largest ice caps in Europe. Spend the night in the Skaftafell area. On the last day, visit Vatnajokull for a glacier hike. Make a second visit to some of the sights from Day Three, and stop at Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Conclude your tour with a drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pickup from Reykjavik hotels.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Reykjavik pickup and drop-off
  • A guided tour in a minibus
  • A guided glacier hiking and ice cave adventure
  • The popular Golden Circle sightseeing
  • Fjadrargljufur Canyon
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Breakfast at the hotels
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Reynisfjara, the black sand beach
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Small group experience
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring
  • Entry/Admission - Snorralaug
  • Entry/Admission - Hraunfossar
  • Entry/Admission - Barnafoss
  • Entry/Admission - Gerduberg basalt columns
  • Entry/Admission - Hellnar Church
  • Entry/Admission - Djupalonssandur Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Kirkjufell Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Strokkur
  • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss
  • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
  • Entry/Admission - Skogafoss
  • Entry/Admission - Reynisfjara Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Lagoon
  • Entry/Admission - Diamond Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull
  • Food and drinks, other than breakfast
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Vatnshellir
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Please note that the order of the itinerary might change due to conditions in the areas
  • The success of the Northern Lights is very weather dependent
  • Ice caves are an ever-changing natural phenomena, the choice of which ice cave visited is made with your safety in mind
  • What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headgear and gloves
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended
  • This is a small group tour ensuring a more personal experience
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that if you are a solo traveler and would like to have your own room then please choose the "Single room option". Otherwise you will be paired up in a shared twin room with another person of the same gender.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is to provide awareness to potential Iceland tourists of the safety hazards experienced on my recent tour with Arctic Adventures via its partner, TourRadar: My first time with Arctic Adventures (and TourRadar), and overall a nice adventure if it wasn't for the Ice...More

Date of experience: October 2019
3  Thank Jenny L
Reviewed April 1, 2019

I had a very adventurous time during the 5 day tour because of the extreme weather changes. Really appreciated our guide Palme who was very flexible and changed up our itinerary a little depending on the weather so we could get the best experience possible....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kimichow
Erika A, Marketing assistant at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello kimichow, Thanks a lot for taking your time and writing us a review. We are very sad to hear that you wasn't able to see the Auroras, because of the weather. But we are glad to know that you still enjoyed your stay in...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019

Our guide Trygve "Trigger" was courteous, professional and well spoken. He was very approachable and had interesting and entertaining things to say. It was very cool to see the black sand, the lava cave, Kirkjufell mountain. We stayed at quality hotels during our tour, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Klair F
Gintare B, Customer Support at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Dear klairelise, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is always nice to hear that our efforts to provide you with the best experience are being realized. Our guides play a very important part here and we are happy to hear they are...More

Reviewed March 4, 2019

We had a great time on this tour... Arnie, our guide was truly amazing and did his best to please everyone in the group while keeping us safe in the ever changing weather. I would recommend this if you want to avoid driving in iceland...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Lynn C
Gintare B, Customer Support at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Dear Lynn C, Thank you for choosing us and sharing your experience here. We know that Icelandic nature is breathtaking and we do our best to show it all to adventurers like you :) The weather and road conditions here might be overwhelming sometimes and...More

Reviewed February 28, 2019

This tour is a combination of the 2-day Snæfellsnes peninsula tour and the 3-day South Coast tour, overnight in Reykjavik in between. Day 1: Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers, lava cave. Overnight at Langaholt Day 2: Western highlands, horse farm, hot springs. Overnight in Reykjavik Day 3:...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ledhead24
Gintare B, Customer Support at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Dear ledhead24, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. We are glad we can offer small group tours guided by people like Arni. Your comments on him will definitely reach his colleagues as well :) We always hope that the whole...More

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Penny H
April 6, 2019|
Response from ledhead24 | Reviewed this property |
Website says one bag-20 kg, plus a backpack. We brought a large bag for the two of us, and we each brought a backpack. Plenty of room for everything.
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