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South Iceland and Golden Circle

Small Group Tour in Iceland - Example 3 Day Tour
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Embark on three days of adventure on this action-packed tour of Iceland's Golden Circle and South Coast. Experience wonders of the famed Golden Circle: stand in awe at the base of Gullfoss waterfall, admire the otherworldly landscape of Geyser, and visit the beautiful Thingvellir National Park. A trip to Iceland is not complete without a soak in a natural hotsprings, and this program offers the chance to relax in nature at the Secret Pools. Iceland Golden Circle is ideal for those short on time but wanting to experience Iceland's most famous sites! 
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  • Experience Iceland's famed Golden Circle
  • Visit the elegant Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls
  • Relax with a dip in a natural hot springs pool
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: South Coast of Iceland

Our adventure begins in Reykjavík, heading south toward some of Iceland's most famous and memorable sites. Enjoy scenic country landscapes with the chance to see two legendary volcanoes, Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla, along the way. First we stop at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where we have the unique opportunity to walk behind the fall's cascading water. Next, we pass by the Skógafoss waterfall, where beautiful rainbows and views are commonplace around the 60m fall. Wander the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara, exploring the magnificent basalt column cave and marveling at the Reynisdrangar basalt rising boldly from the waves. After a full morning of exploration we will stop for lunch in the coastal community of Vík before continuing onward toward our country hotel. If the forecast is suitable during the early and late season, this area is ideal to see the northern lights.  


Day 2: Glacier Day

Today we set out early for the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, known as one of nature's most surreal wonders. Here you will see icebergs broken free from the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, floating in a slow, methodical procession towards the Atlantic. In the summer you can take a boat trip between these blue and white ice giants (pre-booking for the boat tour is highly recommended). Head to the nearby Diamond Beach, where the icebergs come to rest, creating a dramatic image on this black-sand beach. This beach is no stranger to fame, and is the location for several James Bond and Game of Thrones scenes!
Our next adventure takes us into the magical world of a natural ice cave. This journey is a once in a lifetime experience, and we will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the mesmerizing blue light and glacial formations from an experienced guide. If the ice cave is inaccessible we will do a glacier hike instead. 

Tonight we return to the capital, Reykjavik. 

Day 3: Golden Circle and & Secret Lagoon

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Rise early for an exciting day of exploration and natural beauty. Today we visit the Golden Circle, widely known as Iceland's most popular sightseeing route. First, we arrive at the memorable Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its fascinating history and unique geological features. In 930AD the Icelandic Parliament first met within the boundaries of Þingvellir, and today this parliament holds the distinction of being the oldest continually operating government in the world. 
We soon arrive at the powerful Gullfoss waterfall. Located at the base of the thunderous Hvítá river, the waterfall drops 32m over two mighty stages. Enjoy this natural wonder before continuing on to the Geyser geothermal area. Explore the now inactive Great Geysir before standing in awe near Strokkur, which erupts every 5-10 minutes and reaches a height up to 40 m. 
After a full day of adventure we head for the tranquility of the Secret Lagoon. Resting on the edge of the geothermal village of Flúðir, this large lagoon is completely surrounded by nature. If you didn't get enough geyser action at the Great Geyser, there is a small geyser located beside the pool! 

After a full three days we return to Reykjavík at around 18:00 (6PM) and say our goodbyes. 


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