2. Reykjavik: 2/3-Day South Coast River Rafting & Glacier Tour
Discover the best of the south coast of Iceland on a guided multi-day tour from Reykjavik. See spectacular natural landmarks including the wonders such as Thingvellir National Park, Sólheimajökull Glacier, and the black beach of Reynisfjara, with overnight accommodation and breakfast included.
Day 1: Golden Circle and River Rafting
Start with pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik. Relax on the scenic drive to the Golden Circle. Discover the wonders of continental drift at Thingvellir National Park, feel the power of nature at the fizzing geothermal area of Geysir, and be dazzled by the roaring waterfall at Gullfoss.
After seeing the thundering waters of Gullfoss drop into the White River, enjoy an exhilarating river rafting experience, starting downriver at Brúarhlöður Canyon. This will give you a fantastic view of Iceland’s spectacular scenery from another perspective.
Stay overnight in Hveragerði, a pretty coastal village surrounded by superheated steam vents and geothermal areas.
Day 2: The South Coast and Glacier Hiking
On the second day, drive along the coastal road to Iceland’s sensational south coast, where you’ll enjoy a non-stop series of stunning sights.
Travel along the Ring Road that runs right next to the towering waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, and Skógafoss, all fed by glaciers inland.
See one of these incredible marvels of nature with a hike on top of the Sólheimajökull glacier, accompanied by expert guides.
Head next to Reynisfjara, Iceland’s most famous black sand beach. Watch the powerful Atlantic waves crash against beautiful basalt columns and towering sea stacks.
Depending on the option booked, you will then head back toReykjavik or settle in for the following day’s adventure into the East.
(Optional) Day 3: Glacier Lagoon and Fjaðrárgljúfur River Canyon
Travel to the glittering Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsárlón, where gigantic icebergs float serenely around a glacial lake. Nearby, walk amongst the icy fragments at Diamond Beach.
You can get closer to the icebergs with an optional amphibious boat journey around the lagoon.
On the return journey to Reykjavik, enjoy photo stops at the turf-roofed church at Hofskirkja and the gorgeous winding river canyon at Fjaðrárgljúfur, as well as refreshments at Vík.