3-Day Iceland Adventure Tour: Golden Circle, Glacier Hike and Whale Watching

3-Day Iceland Adventure Tour: Golden Circle, Glacier Hike and Whale Watching information and booking

3 days
Departs from
Laugavegur, Reykjavik or your centrally located Reykjavik hotel
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience Iceland’s great outdoors on an action-packed, 3-day adventure trip from Reykjavik! Known for its tantalizing scenery of frosty peaks, waterfalls and glaciers galore, Iceland truly is the adventure traveler’s dream. Hike Sólheimjökull Glacier, try ice climbing and go white-water rafting. Explore the Golden Circle, take a whale-watching cruise and enjoy time to chill at the famous Blue Lagoon spa. Ensuring you still get a little bit of luxury after your outdoor escapades, your package includes two nights of accommodation in a 4-star Reykjavik hotel. Experience all this and more on your unforgettable Iceland adventure!

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Ice climbing and safety equipment
  • Rafting session and safety equipment
  • Glacier hike
  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Entrance fees to the blue lagoon

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


Day 1: Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike, Optional Ice Climbing and Skógafoss Waterfall
Meet your expert guide in Reykjavik and depart by comfortable coach to Iceland’s south coast. Hike up Sólheimjökull, on the southwestern tip of Mýrdalsjökull Mountain, and after roughly an hour, arrive at the glacier’s famous ice walls. Under expert supervision, try your hand at ice climbing if you wish. On route back to Reykjavik, stop at the Skógafoss Waterfall to gaze in awe at the beautiful cascades that allow Skógafoss to rival Gullfoss as the country’s most famous waterfall. Your day ends back at your central Reykjavik hotel. Overnight: 4-star Reykjavik Centrum Hotel
Day 2: Golden Circle and Hvítá River Rafting (B, L)
Set off early for your day of exploring the Golden Circle, the popular Icelandic tour route home to three natural sights that you’ll see with your guide: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir hot springs. Enjoy a traditional Icelandic lunch at an arctic rafting center -- Drumbo Basecamp -- before an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting experience down the Hvítá River. After relaxing in the showers and sauna at the basecamp, return to Reykjavik. Overnight: 4-star Reykjavik Centrum Hotel
Day 3: Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon (B)
Meet your guide and cruise into the open sea from Reykjavik harbour on a whale-watching adventure. Your guide will tell you how to spot different species, including minkes and humpbacks; keep your eyes open for the dolphins and porpoises, too! After lunch at leisure in Reykjavik, visit the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Relax in the steamy waters with roughly two hours to spend at your leisure before returning to Reykjavik.