- 3-day outdoor adventure experience in Iceland
- Hike Sólheimjökull Glacier and try ice climbing if you dare!
- Visit Iceland’s two most famous waterfalls: Skógafoss and Gullfoss
- Explore the best of the Golden Circle and raft down the Hvítá River
What You Can Expect
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.
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 before you head up for an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting experience down the Hvítá River. After relaxing in the showers and sauna at the basecamp, return to Reykjavik.
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.
Absolutely phenomenal experience. Everything was so much fun. The tour guides were excellent! The whale watching and blue lagoon was run by a different tour company than the glacier hike and golden circle tour so we didn't really know what bus to be on the look out for. All the activities had appropriate cold weather gear as part of the package or available to rent.
The glacier hiking, ice climbing and rafting were absolutely awesome as were the visits to the waterfalls and other sites. The guides are the best I have encountered.
Our whale watching and Blue Lagoon experience wasn't as good, however. We weren't aware that we had to find our own transportation to the Whale Watching experience and the transportation company didn't pick us up at the scheduled time at our hotel for the Blue Lagoon. So, we didn't get to go on the Whale Watching tour but we did reschedule our Blue Lagoon trip to the next day.
The tour directions need to be more clear so that travelers know which company is picking them up or not for the various activities.