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Skaftafell National Park, which sprawls across the southern tip of the Vatnajokull glacier, is one of the most popular corners of the larger Vatnajokull National Park. Dominated by the Skaftafellsjökull glacier, Skaftafell offers 1,930 square miles (5,000 square kilometers) of rugged mountainous terrain and glacial tongues.

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Skaftafell Visitor Centre, Öræfi 785, Iceland
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Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

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Discover one of the gems of southern Iceland on this glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park. Head from Skaftafell to the edge of the spectacular Vatnajokull glacier. Learn how to use your climbing equipment, then hike out through the glacier valley and up onto the ice. Follow your guide on a route past open crevasses and frozen ice-caves, and admire breathtaking views over the landscape beyond. During your family-friendly trip, learn how glaciers are formed and marvel at the scale of the mighty glacier.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.66
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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The Vatnajökull glacier ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions, but exploring the icy terrain without a guide is dangerous. On this half-day tour, delve into the Skaftafell National Park with a certified guide and discover a world of ice formations and deep crevasses. With all the necessary safety equipment included, enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.83
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5-hour Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell
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5-hour Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell

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The Svínafellsjökull glacier is part of Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This morning or afternoon guided glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to eight participants, and full instruction provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.00
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$156.00
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2 Day South Coast waterfalls, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Glacier Hike

2 Day South Coast waterfalls, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Glacier Hike

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Explore Iceland’s spectacular south coast on a 2-day tour with overnight accommodation that takes in the beaches, mountains, and wildlife of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. You’ll hike on a glacier, check out a plane wreck on a striking black sand beach, and visit the Jökulsárlón Lagoon, where icebergs and seals bob in clear glacier water. Along the way, you’ll travel with a small group of like-minded travelers and a guide for an intimate and personalized tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$457.95
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Ice Cave Tour in the National Park of Vatnajökull

Ice Cave Tour in the National Park of Vatnajökull

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Experience the dazzling natural landscapes of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, on this 3-hour ice caving adventure from Reykjavik. Venture off the beaten track in the Vatnajökull National Park and enjoy the rare opportunity to explore inside a naturally formed ice cave. With new caves forming each year, your experience is guaranteed to be unique, so be sure to bring your camera!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.55
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$180.55

Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

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The Vatnajökull glacier is widely considered the jewel in Skaftafell National Park’s crown, but the icy terrain holds hidden dangers. On this ice-caving tour, hike around and beneath the Vatnajökull glacier with your certified guide, and explore millions of years of natural geology. With crampons and safety equipment included, enjoy uninterrupted views over the icy landscapes for which Iceland is famous.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.87
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover southern Iceland and take a cruise on the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Lagoon on this scenic day trip from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, trace Iceland’s spectacular south coast, a canvas of towering mountains, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. Visit the Skogafoss waterfall, view the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell, and learn about the area's geology and then go behind the cascading water at Seljalandfoss waterfall.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.95
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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik
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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik

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Take the full circle road around Iceland to see its top attractions on this 6-day tour from Reykjavik. Check out the Golden Circle, view the south coast’s black sands and basalt cliffs; explore the eastern fjords, Akureyri, and Lake Myvatn; and enjoy adventures including a glacier walk at Skaftafell, hiking, and a whale watching cruise. Limited to a maximum of 15 people, the tour includes five nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, air-conditioned transport, and more.
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  • 6 days
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$1,796.76
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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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Hike along the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb a blue ice wall on this half-day experience from Skaftafell. Suitable for beginners, the hike combines expert tuition and safety briefings with spectacular mountain scenery. Take in the glacial sights as you climb and hike, and learn about the ice formations as you go. Even better, all equipment is included, so you don't need to bring a thing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.95
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2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

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Get out of Reykjavik for an exciting 2-day excursion to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions due to its stunning beauty. Explore the south coast of Iceland with a professional guide. Hike among waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, experience the mysterious blue caves, learn to cross Iceland’s largest glacier, and even get a chance to hunt the elusive Northern Lights. This adventure will not soon be forgotten.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$463.99
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3-Day Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights from Reykjavik

3-Day Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights from Reykjavik

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In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous Geysir and the geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall, Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You’ll also be taken to with our local favorites to visit a traditional diary farm where you’ll try ice cream, free of charge. On the second and third day, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave in it. If nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$711.69
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3-Day Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Fjadrargljufur Canyon

3-Day Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon & Fjadrargljufur Canyon

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Save money and fully immerse yourself into the region on this 3-day guided tour that takes in all the highlights of Iceland's Golden Circle route in a single trip. This un-rushed tour takes you to such attractions as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the spouting Geysir, Reynisfjara black-sand beach, and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you go on an ice cave and glacier hiking adventure
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$802.32
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8-Day Small Group Winter Tour Around Iceland in Minibus from Reykjavik

8-Day Small Group Winter Tour Around Iceland in Minibus from Reykjavik

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This 8-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head to West Iceland and Snæfellsnes Peninsula and find some hidden gems and locations to experience, such as Kirkjufell mountain, lava pillars, a white beach and waterfalls. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, hiking, and exploring ice caves.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,760.51
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Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell
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Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell

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Trek deep into the Skaftafell National Park and marvel at Iceland’s beauty on this adventurous 5-hour glacier hike. Travel by bus into the Skaftafell National Park as a guide sheds light on the region’s geology. Pull on your hiking gear and head along rugged trails to the tongue of the Virkisjökull Glacier — widely considered the park’s most impressive feature. Along the way, discover the crevasses, ice caves and waterfalls for which the region is famous and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.96
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6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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This 6-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head down south to the capital. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, hiking, and exploring ice caves. The nights are a perfect opportunity to search for the breathtaking aurora, in the starry night sky.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,373.85
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2 Days Glacier Lagoon and Ice Cave with Northern Lights

2 Days Glacier Lagoon and Ice Cave with Northern Lights

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Travel the entire south coast of Iceland with Hidden Iceland over two adventure filled days! Take in the impressive Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, as well as the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. Hike along the ridges of Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon before coming to our accommodation for the night. There’s a chance you’ll see the northern lights dancing across the sky. We start the next day at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where the giant ice bergs float around and wash up on Diamond Beach. From here we meet up with our friends from Local Guide to embark on our Ice Cave Discovery adventure. We travel in their specialised super jeeps to get closer to the glacier. You'll get up close and personal to the astonishingly beautiful ice formations of an outlet glacier of the enormous Vatnajökull Icecap. The textures, light and colours will leave you in awe!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$546.00
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$546.00
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 4 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes & Northern Lights

4 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes & Northern Lights

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Discover the natural wonders of Iceland on this epic tour, taking in all the highlights of southern Iceland. Explore the wild landscapes and fishing villages of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula; take in the highlights of the Golden Circle route; and stop at South Coast sites including Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Diamond Beach. Along the way, enjoy a glacier hike in the Skaftafell National Park and visit an ice cave.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$905.02
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Iceland Complete: Around Iceland in 10 Days

Iceland Complete: Around Iceland in 10 Days

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Get a comprehensive overview of Iceland on this 10-day tour on the famous ring road. Discover the rugged terrain of Iceland as you explore the volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and mountains that dot the landscape. See famous landmarks like the Golden Circle, the Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss waterfalls, the East Fjords and much more as you interact with locals during your farm stays in the countryside.
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  • 10 days
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$3,939.09
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3 Day South Coast, Golden Circle and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

3 Day South Coast, Golden Circle and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

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Come on a 3-day excursion with us to see the famous Golden Circle and the South Coast. Experience the beauty of our glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, hike on Europe's largest glacier and have your eyes meet with powerful waterfalls and stunning nature.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$663.36
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Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

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Explore Iceland’s ring road on an intimate small group tour. Maximize your chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, and experience Icelandic winter landscapes. Join a 9-night journey through the countryside, from the South Coast to Goðafoss waterfall in the North and around the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Explore villages, glaciers, lava formations, and waterfalls for full immersion in this mysterious landscape. Enjoy 9 nights’ accommodation at local farms, ensuring you meet local people and animals and eat authentic cuisine.
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,262.43
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Take in the incredible natural scenery at Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacial lake, on this 14-hour private eco-tour from Reykjavik. With your guide, pass Skaftafell National Park, then visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Þorvaldseyri Volcano Museum. Once at Jökulsárlón, watch huge icebergs calve off Vatnajokull and opt to book a boat ride on the lake. During the return trip to Reykjavik, visit Skógafoss waterfall and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this private tour that includes round-trip transportation from Reykjavik.
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  • 13 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$685.79
$857.23
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5 Day Blue Ice Cave, Snæfellsnes, Golden Circle & South Coast Tour

5 Day Blue Ice Cave, Snæfellsnes, Golden Circle & South Coast Tour

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Come on a 5-day excursion with us to explore the most famous locations in the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes, Borgarfjörður and the South Coast. See our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacier and travel in a super jeep to a blue ice cave in it, and if nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,255.43
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4 Day South Coast, Jokulsarlon, Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes

4 Day South Coast, Jokulsarlon, Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes

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Take your time exploring the South Coast of Iceland and the Golden Circle on this 4-day tour. A road trip around Iceland is one of the best ways to see the out-of-the-way sights, but renting a car forces the driver to focus on driving and directions. With all transportation provided, you can sit back and enjoy the landscape that Iceland is so well-known for, including the Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$905.02
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6 Day Summer Circle Tour, Ring Route Tour with a Small Group
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6 Day Summer Circle Tour, Ring Route Tour with a Small Group

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This 6-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head down south to the capital. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, snorkeling, and exploring ice caves to mention a few options.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,726.67
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Skaftafell National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 35 Skaftafell National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Skaftafell National Park 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Skaftafell National Park costs USD 91.83. Guided Skaftafell National Park tours start around USD 91.83 per person. See all 35 Skaftafell National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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