3-Day Iceland Private Tour | Iceland Express

Duration: 3 Days

All Year

Private Tour

Start in Reykjavík

Do you want to see as much of Iceland as you can, but only have a short time to do it? Not a problem. This 3-day privately guided tour is just the ticket – covering the must-see locations in South Iceland, such as the Golden Circle and South Coast, including the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

 

Accompanied by a knowledgeable and local guide and your fellow adventurers, we will make sure that you take in as many experiences as possible in just 3 days. We will take you on an unforgettable journey that begins in the capital city of Reykjavík and continues along the famous South Coast, and you will travel in the comfort of your own private group.

 

We’ve carefully selected accommodations that will make you feel right at home and allow you to relax in the evenings. Better yet, you can easily add additional activities to each day to keep piling on the fun.

 

Sounds good? It does? Great, then let’s have a little look, shall we?

 

3-Day Iceland Private Tour | Iceland Express

Included:

  • Accommodation for 2 nights (private bathroom, more info below)  
  • Professional guide
  • Transfer in a comfortable vehicle (depending on your group size)
  • Shuttle transfer to the DC-3 plane wreck
  • Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull (Oct. – Apr.)
  • Detailed travel information
  • Personal travel advisor
  • Icelandic taxes

 

Good to know: This is a private tour with a maximum of 8 travelers. The price per person depends on your group size.

Itinerary

Day 1

Highlights:

Þingvellir National Park
Geysir & Strokkur
Gullfoss Waterfall

Summary:

Accommodation: Hvolsvöllur

You will have already experienced the lively and vibrant city of Reykjavík, but today you will head out into the stunning Icelandic countryside, and the most famous day tour: The Golden Circle. Starting in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, where you will learn about the geological and political significance of this incredible area.

 

From here, you will continue on to visit Haukadalur geothermal valley and its busiest resident, Strokkur. Geysir is the name of this area’s former most active geyser, but Strokkur has long since assumed entertainment duties. Erupting every 5-10 minutes and expelling boiling water up to 40 meters into the air, you are guaranteed to witness this marvel of nature.

 

After your visit to Strokkur, it is only a short drive to visit one of Iceland’s most prominent and powerful waterfalls, Gullfoss. Glacial water thunders and tumbles over two platforms into the canyon below. Finally, it is time to unwind at a cozy country hotel and take a dip in the hot tub.

Double room in Hotel Hvolsvöllur
Bar at Hotel Hvolsvöllur
Hotel Hvolsvöllur (or similar)

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Bonus: Restaurant & hot tub

Day 2

Highlights:

Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls
Shuttle Transfer to the DC-3 Plane Wreck
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Vík Village

Summary:

Accommodation: Skaftafell

Optional Activities: Glacier Hiking, ATV Tour 

After a hearty buffet breakfast, it is time to hop on board for another action-packed day. We begin by taking you to visit the waterfalls, and jewels of the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss. Seljalandsfoss features a cave that allows you to venture behind the waterfall itself, whilst Skógafoss is situated in a beautiful canyon where the birds circle and soar above you.

 

Then it is time for a journey across the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur to visit one of Iceland’s most Instagrammed locations: the downed Douglas DC-3 plane wreck. This is only a short bus ride over the sand. If you want to, you can upgrade this experience to an ATV ride to the plane wreck, or do something entirely different and ascend the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier.

 

You can also see the glacier of Sólheimajökull in the distance as you journey towards another black sand beach: Reynisfjara. This dramatic coastline, with its impressive sea stacks, shows the real power of the Atlantic Ocean as the swells pound and crash upon the beach. Finally, we head towards your hotel, where you can relax and do as you please before heading to bed, as one last day of adventure awaits.

Hotel Skaftafell double room
View at Hotel Skaftafell
Hotel Skaftafell (or similar)

Double room with private bathroom, breakfast included. Single room available for a surcharge.

Bonus: Amazing views & restaurant

Day 3

Highlights:

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach
Ice Caving (Oct. - Apr.)

Summary:

Optional Activities: Jökulsárlón Boat Tour (May - Sept.)

After breakfast, we head farther east towards Skaftafell nature reserve, part of Vatnajökull National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest national park in Europe. This is where you will find the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón.

 

This stunning lagoon has been featured in movies and TV shows, because of its obvious beauty. Icebergs that have broken off the Vatnajökull glacier slowly travel out to sea via this lagoon, and so it always looks different, as no two icebergs look the same. Some even serve as a bed for the local seals who seem to enjoy this area. Once the icebergs reach the ocean, the current breaks them down into far smaller pieces that lie scattered across the beach. Glistening and sparkling in the sun, it is no surprise that this place is referred to as “Diamond Beach”. In the summer, you can opt for a boat tour on Jökulsárlón, whereas in the winter, you will discover a natural ice cave.

 

Then, it is time to head on back to Reykjavík, where you can use the evening to take a last stroll through the streets or simply enjoy the big atmosphere in this little town.

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