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3-Day Tour: Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, and Waterfalls

By NiceTravel
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Skip short Iceland tourist circuits in favor of this comprehensive 3-day guided trip to the Golden Circle and South Coast. Spend a full day exploring the Golden Circle—with its national park, geysers, and waterfalls—and another two to visit the South Coast and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. See a ton in a few days and finish with an ice cave exploring adventure.
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$719.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$719.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 8-99, max of 19 per group
Duration:3 days
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • See many of Iceland’s most beautiful sights without feeling rushed
  • Two night’s accommodation and breakfast are included
  • Your guide and driver know the best way to get around a large part of Iceland
  • Mix sightseeing with a glacier hike and ice cave exploration

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a double or a twin room with shared bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Necessary safety equipment for the Ice Cave
  • Professional tour guide that speaks English
  • Transfer in a minibus with free Wi-Fi
  • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
What's not included
  • Lunch and Dinner (available for purchase)

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel or a designated bus stop in Reykjavik. From there, set out toward Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Then, see some of the area’s largest geysers: Strokkur and Geysir. Gullfoss—the Golden Waterfall—and the Kerid crater are next. Spend the night in a country guesthouse in Seljaland. The second day is spent visiting the coast, multiple waterfalls, and a black-sand beach. After breakfast, make the journey to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall located beneath the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Stop at the less-known Gljufrabui waterfall nearby. Visit three more waterfalls: the 200-foot-tall (60 meters) Skogafoss, secret Kvernufoss, and Írafoss. The final stop of the day is Reynisfjara beach, with its black-sand and basalt formations. On day three, drive through the village of Vik and stop at Skaftafell National Park on the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Hop in a “Super” Jeep with a guide and find a suitable blue ice cave to explore. Then, make the journey back to Reykjavik and get dropped off at your original departure point.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20. Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with red NICE Travel logos.
  • Ports:
  • Reykjavik Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Reykjavik Midbakki cruise port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42839P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes and a camera
  • Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Ice Cave. If you do not have appropriate footwear, rentals are available
  • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible. Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center of Reykjavík.
  • Ice Caving tour may be cancelled due to weather and/or safety reasons. If cancelled, other activities may be offered as alternative and you will receive a refund of the price difference.
  • The order of activities and sightseeing on the itinerary is subject to change.
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Reykjavik City has issued a regulation preventing buses from driving in certain areas in the City center. This means that all tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the centre of Reykjavík to pick up the guests from hotels or other accommodations in this restricted area. Customer will be contacted directly after booking if they list an address/hotel within the restricted area and direct them to the nearest bus stop.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42839P7

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
18 stops
Day 1
The Famous Golden Circle & Kerið...
Day 2
South Coast Waterfalls & Black...
Day 3
Glacier Lagoon & Blue Ice Cave
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Mike B
Mike B
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Great tour and guide, highly recommended
Highly recommend the tour and guide. No issues at all during the tour. All of the places were great, the guide wa
taniaw801
taniaw801
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An Amazing Experience
A great day thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our guide Elias, for the day was very friendly and informative, givi
Hynesie87
Hynesie87
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Brilliant
Brilliant tour from start to finish we really enjoyed it. Omar the driver and guide was brilliant and very informat
MalcolmB1123
MalcolmB1123
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A lovely day travelling the Golden Circle
Johannes was a great driver and even managed to fit in a few extras along the way. The waterfalls, geyser and old p
5goadventuring
5goadventuring
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Great day out!
The tour despite the rain was excellent. Each stop was stunning and finishing off at the Blue Lagoon was perfect. W
LeannieUK
LeannieUK
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Warp speed 9…. Zoom zoom!
Fast and scary bus ride and it was really cramped. The bus was at capacity but the seats seemed very small, if you
masa64
masa64
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A very unique experience
Our small group were taken to some wonderful waterfalls and to the thermal spring which was fascinating to see. We
Danny B
Danny B
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Highly Recommended
Fabulous sights and a fabulous guide. Iceland is a land of magical sights and Ranier our guide was polite, expert a
Keith P
Keith P
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Fantastic day out.
Absolutely a fantastic tour that took the entire day. The weather was kind to us with clear blue skies, no wind and
bobbysF477GE
bobbysF477GE
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Great
Absolutely fantastic tour and a great guide. You get plenty of time at every stop and some extra stops added that a
ht2233
ht2233
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Amazing day out!
We spent our first day in Iceland on this Golden Circle Tour and admission to Blue Lagoon. Our tour guide was Magnu
Caroline B
Caroline B
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A fabulous day
This was a fantastic day trip taking in all of the sights outside of Reykjavik. We were picked up at 8.30 from our
andrea16703
andrea16703
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Highly recommended
Lovely trip. Great tour guide. Very informative and funny. Thanks Magnews for being so accommodating and helpful. A
yollam60
yollam60
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Nice Travel Reykjavík BRILLIANT
What a fantastic day. Nice travel have been excellent the whole time we were in Iceland. Even down to directing us
M3725XIroberte
M3725XIroberte
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Great tour and amazing guide
Our guide/driver Jonas was absolutely amazing, made some perfect tweaks of the order of the tour that saved us from
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G L
Australia97 contributions
Feb 2020
This 3-day tour has a very full itinerary covering the highlights of southern Iceland.
Our driver/guide David was knowledgable, efficient, energetic, humorous and always considerate.
I highly recommend Nicetravel. They were very responsive when forecast extreme weather required a second tour we had booked was threatened. Nicetravel took the initative and contacted us with all options that were available to us.
Written March 14, 2020
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guests, great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us despite the challenge posed by the weather. Thank you very much for choosing our services and for recommending them to other travellers.
Written April 21, 2020
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Ellen
Weert, The Netherlands2 contributions
Beyond “Nice”!
My sister and I did the 4 day tour (west and south), with the highlight being the blue ice cave… and our guides of course! Thor and Jonas were amazing, the amount of knowledge and stories they told us about the country, people and culture were really nice.

It was my second time iceland, but it was really cool to hear about the vulcano’s, landscape etc., something you can only experience with a tour guide. 🤩

We’ve had plenty of time at all the stops, we were with small groups and they made sure we were able to get the most out of the daylight. I would DEFINITELY recommend NiceTravel!
Written December 30, 2021
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Helencui
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
It’s been a so wonderful trip! We saw amazing landscape with the help of our handsome guide David!! And we also loved the accomadation the nice travel offers as well . And thank David for guiding us and showing us a different iceland. He is very humorous and energetic and brings much fun to us . Besides the sightseeings , we also went to many other interesting places. A wonderful trip ! Hope to see a summer Iceland ! Why not !
Written February 19, 2020
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guests, great to hear you enjoyed your 3 day adventure in Iceland with us. Thank you very much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you next in the summer!
Written February 22, 2020
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Finelli-Family
Michigan2 contributions
Jul 2022
What an incredible trip! We did a both a 2-Day West Coast Tour (Snæfellsnes, Silver Circle with Canyon Baths) and a Golden Circle (Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater) - and everything was spectacular. Our guides were Eythor and Magnus, and they were the best! They were knowledgeable and fun, and they helped us get the most out of our tours. Thanks to both of them!
Written July 18, 2022
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Jet272276
Eugene, OR21 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Wow! What a great tour this is! Mike, our guide, went above and beyond to rearrange the schedule to take advantage of the second sunny day. Our hotels and van were clean and comfortable. The South Coast is incredible - highly recommend!
Written March 27, 2022
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guests - wow! Thank you very much for your kind words, great to hear you enjoyed your 3 days with us exploring the Golden Circle and the wonders of the South Coast. Thank you also for recommending our tour.
Written March 28, 2022
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barbara n
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Solo
Had an Amazing time with you guys!!!! Explored the South with your Guide Christina. Made the journey more exciting with good vibes and energy. Very infectious among the few people we were at the bus I’m this crazy times. Can’t wait to come back to Iceland again and explore the glacier with you. 🤩
Written September 23, 2020
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day in the South of Iceland with us and look forward to seeing you soon on another of our tours.
Written October 20, 2020
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Martin C
1 contribution
Dec 2017 • Couples
Its really amazing, Nice travel staffs are very accomodating and they have a good knowledge of the tour. Special thanks to Mr.david/Thor our tour guide and driver. Gave us a great time during the tour specially those secret places shhhh.... a good driving skills specially on extreme snowfall/rain and brought us back safely back to town.
Written December 19, 2017
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Tiffany C
Hong Kong, China18 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
My parents and I just completed a 3 day tour with David.

Here are the highlights:
+ David was a great tour guide - informative but did not overload us with information, clearly passionate about Iceland and sharing his experiences with us.
+ He was a really safe driver - extremely important during the winter with sleet, wind, ice and rain during the winter
+ Got to see all the attractions during a short period of time - winter time has only 5-6 hours of daylight and he was very mindful that we got to all of the places to make sure we had ample time at each place
+ My parents are a bit older and he gave us special attention to make sure they did not trip and fall when doing the small hikes. This was great!
+ My parents were nervous by the hostel but it was super clean, comfortable and lovely with a kitchen.

Improvements
+ The tour bus is very clean and had stable wifi. The only thing was that it was just really really small so the seats were tiny. I think for 3 days, it should have more spacious seating. I think for any one who is on the larger side, this actually would be a strong consideration.
+ Ice cave tour was a great experience but some of the caves were not yet drained of water and thus couldnt see the beautiful ice caves that are often advertised. I think expectations should be managed up front that the ice caves are not yet ready
Written January 2, 2019
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Katrina D
Cebu City, Philippines11 contributions
If you’re looking for a tour that will give you not only great photos, but full of great experiences, inputs and a great accommodation this one is for you!

To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of booking this package because it seemed to good to be true. Nice Travel had the most well priced and well thought of combo that any traveler would want to experience in Iceland.

David, our tour guide arrived on the time allotted for pick up at the BSI Terminal Reykjavík and was welcoming. We rode the Nice Travel bus with two other families.

I will breakdown each part of the tour as everything came in perfectly and smoothly.

Bus:
-comfortable
-had fast WiFi
-USB plugs both sides of the rows
-AC kept us warm
-speaker used by David (the tour guide) which made it easy to hear his inputs all the way to the back

Tour: 3 Day Tour: Golden Circle, Ice Cave and Waterfalls (accommodation included, a PLUS!)

Hard to choose which one was the best part of the tour because Iceland is made up of all these beautiful natural wonders that one cannot compare to the other. Highly highly recommended. It is open to everyone. Adventurous or not, it is a tour for all.

1st day: we visited the Golden Circle, checked in Nice Hostel
2nd day: Glaciers, Diamond Beach and Ice Cave
Last day: waterfalls, black beach where you can see the North Atlantic Ocean

The hostel didn’t feel like a hostel. It felt like a hotel with great rooms, amenities and great staff. Loren and her husband manages the hostel and are both amazing and very friendly people.

David:
-the important man, the man of the house/tour; passionate about his job
-has a great playlist
-responsible and safe driver
-a knowledgeable guide and overall well learned man. Made sure that we why things were; he knew a lot about glaciers, lavas, waterfalls, hike spots, (good food), etc.
-takes good photos (very important haha)
-made sure to let us know which areas to be careful ; too slippery/ too risky for the winds; or to stay not too close to the water as it rises up quickly
-took extra care of the moms who had a fear of adventure but assured them things will be okay (and guys, trust me. It’s only my dad who can do this, and now, David was able to do it. Shows how reliable and trustworthy he is)

Overall, great company, tour combo, tour guide and would love to do if all over again.

Katrina
Philippines
Written December 13, 2018
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brettoly
Fort Thomas, KY64 contributions
This was an amazing three days. It’s well worth the price. All of the sights were fantastic. My only wish was that we had more time at Gullfoss. I felt a little rushed there. The guides were great. Would definitely go back and would definitely book another tour with Nice.
Written November 20, 2018
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