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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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Reviewed 1 April 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
Reviewed 11 March 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 13 March 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 4 March 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 7 March 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 28 February 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
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Gintare B, Customer Support at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 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

Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

My experience in this 5-day trip is quite good. Our guide Hjalti is very knowledgable and tell us everything about Iceland and the attractions. His driving is safe, nice and efficient too. Yet, there maybe some improvement for the company on the itinerary and arrangement:...More

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Penny H
6 April 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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