Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Private Day Tour

Shaped by the ocean, the glacier, and volcanic activity with fjords, waterfalls and quaint villages.

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Private Day Tour

Would you like to enjoy the breathtaking volcanoes, glaciers and unspoiled nature of Thorsmork, the hiker’s paradise?

Visit Snæfellsnes with one of our fun local guides

and discover the picturesque landscapes around the volcano Snæfellsjökull. This area is now a National Park, but it is the setting of the Jules Verne novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.

There are weird basalt rock formations along the trail between Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Blowholes, birds and sheer cliffs of lava. One of the nicest formations is an arch or gateway located at the trail’s head name Gatklettur.

Shaped by the ocean, the glacier, and centuries of volcanic activity with lava fields, fjords, waterfalls and cute fishing villages, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is certainly ‘Iceland in Miniature’. You can click on the map icons for pictures and details on the different locations we will visit.

Contact us if you can’t find availability for your traveling date. We may be able to arrange for an extra departure, if the minimum is met.

There will be a number of secret stops as well, but we can’t tell you about it. “Only Guide knows” …

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fishing village Arnarstapi
  • Hellnar short hike
  • Beach Djúpalónssandur
  • Rock Pillars Lóndrangar
  • Kirkjufell Mountain & Waterfall
  • Fjords
  • Secret stops

QUICK FACTS

  • Season: All year
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Pick up: 8:30 – 9:00

EXCLUDED

  • Food: (we’ll make a stop for lunch)

OPTIONAL:
Easy lava cave exploration, 45 min.

      Top tour for Glaciers, waterfalls, Golden circle, and volcanoes! Ask for BART! He is a local with all the experience you need to see all the secret spots! Very flexible... read more and accommodating!

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Diamond Beach | Jökulsárlón | Long Day Tour

Amphibian boat tour, or zodiac boat tour, are optional.

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Diamond Beach | Jökulsárlón | Long Day Tour

This trip is designed for the need of a one day tour to Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon. The price shown is for a SUV tour (not a super jeep) – see the booking system.

After a very early departure from Reykjavík, we head straight for the promontory of Dyrhólaey. 

Diamond Beach Iceland Tour is quite renowned for Dyrholaey Island, formed by the eruption of Volcanoes, Dyrholaey is a former island of volcanic origin, situated on the south bank of Iceland. While driving from Ring Road towards East from Reykjavik, Dyrholaey can be found easily while heading towards the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar Cliffs, near Vik Town. It takes approximately two hours (175 km) while driving straight from Reykjavik.

This tour is for people who have a lot of stamina.

Dyrholaey, which is a little landmass/peninsula on the south bank/coast of Iceland, is renowned for its a prominent and natural arch. It offers an incredible sight of the black sand shorelines/beaches around the town Vik, the black magma segments Reynisdrangar and to the north, where the compelling spring of gushing lava Katla rests under the glacier Myrdalsjokull. The entire coastline west of Dyrholaey is completely visible and you can easily see all the way towards Selfoss town but it’s possible only on a clear day.

Next, we move towards to the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara. This is one of the most popular beaches in the world and is known for its black sand. It is quite popular for its wild and mesmerising beauty where the roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean ashore with tremendous force. In 1991, Reynisfjara showed up among the top ten rundowns of the most beautiful non-tropical shorelines on the planet, and it is extremely simple to perceive any reason why it was picked in our Diamond Beach Iceland tour!
Depending on the velocity of your driving, it takes around 2.5 hours from Reykjavik to Reynisfjara Black Beach which is situated on the South Coast of Iceland. Planning a day trip from Reykjavik to Reynisfjara Black Beach in Iceland can be quite feasible and if you are also planning to visit its south coast, then there are many tours in Iceland which will fall in your way.
Not only this Reynisfjara is effectively perhaps the busiest shorelines of Iceland since it is so effectively available thus prominent! When looking south directly from there, the next land would be Antarctica.

 

Jökulsárlón and Diamond Beach are places of magic, maybe some of the most stunning places on the planet. The Diamond Beach of Iceland is located in the south-western part of Iceland. It is situated at a distance of six hours from the capital city of Iceland. Also, it is just next to the very famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, that means two beautiful places in Iceland can be covered in one go.

During the summer and the shoulder season, you can take an optional boat tour among the icebergs of the lagoon (not included in the tour price). You can either take a zodiac boat or the amphibian boat tour, and both are magical experiences. The freezing cold glacial water is a stunning blue. This is a place that really must be visited to be truly understood and appreciated!

Mother Nature has one more gift for us to enjoy here. The smaller icebergs break free from the lagoon and are pulled out to the Atlantic by the tide. There, these millennial bergs stay until they either melt or are pulled back out to sea.

The ice blocks sit on the most stunning jet black velvety fine volcanic beach sand. All these icebergs on the beach, on the black sand, combined with the power of the waves and the sunlight reflecting through and off the bergs create a place that is so magical it will literally leave you speechless. Just like diamonds on black velvet. Thus it is called “Diamond Beach”.

The beach is a black sand beach with chunks of white icebergs (that appear like diamonds) scattered all over the beach. The beach looks totally surreal with these ice crystals over the moist black sand. This could be an ideal place to spend the evening and play with the colourful ice chunks.

The local name for the diamond beach Iceland is Breiðamerkursandur as the glacier originates from the Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet of Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. There is also the facility of boating on the glacial river lagoon. The diamond beach Iceland tour and Jokulsarlon lagoon tour are the most favourites place of the tourists who come to visit Iceland throughout the year. The ice chunks that are found are of different colours, from blue to turquoise and white. They just look surreal, especially in the night time.

Another popular attraction of our Diamond Beach and Jokulsarlon Iceland tour is Ice lagoon due to its breathtaking view. This is an achingly beautiful spot that one simply must not miss. The views of the ice in the water with the glacier in the background are quite spectacular, especially if the sun is shining. You can also go to see the icebergs heading out to see at the nearby beach. This is certainly a must-do in Iceland. One must see this place to believe the beauty of nature.

During deep winter we will be travelling in the dark for the most part.

We will also see two more of the main highlights of the South Coast, such as the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Skogafoss is one of the beautiful and biggest waterfalls in the country. It is located near the village Skogar with a width of 25 meters. The waterfall consistently produces a single or double rainbow (which is a must-see) due to spray on a sunny day. The river below Skogafoss is a favourite place for many people during summers. Hiking is one of the major attraction of people to visit Skogafoss. Some people like to camp in the camping area of Skogafoss in their diamond beach Iceland tour, some rent a cabin and rest prefer hotels. There are many sightseeing places as well as adventurous activities that can be done around Skogafoss. It is an amazing place to stop and cherish the beauty of nature.

This is one of the most popular places to visit in our Diamond Beach Iceland Tour package. Iceland has more than a hundred waterfalls to offer, but this fall has a unique feature as it allows you to walk behind it. The water that flows down the fall comes from the melting water of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. As said above, this fall in the Diamond Beach Iceland Tour attracts a lot of tourists to take a careful walk behind the curtain of the fall. Do not forget to take your cameras to click some amazing pictures. The fall is about 20 miles distant from the Skogafoss.

Your guide will like to include some secret stops along the way, as time and weather conditions allow. We hope that at the end of the trip you’ll be as pleased as tired?

If you can’t find availability for your dates or don’t meet the minimum, please send us an email to info@discover.is and we’ll see what we can do.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Promontory Dyrhólaey
  • Black-sand Beach Reynisfjara
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Waterfall Skógafoss
  • Waterfall Seljalandsfoss
  • OPTIONAL: Amphibian Boat Tour, or Zodiac Boat Tour (season dependant)

QUICK FACTS

  • Operational minimum: 3 adults
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Hotel pick up: 7:30 – 8:00

EXCLUDED

  • Food
    lunch not included (you may bring lunch pack if you wish)

The BEST and only way to really see Iceland

During our cruise to Iceland my husband and I decided to book a private tour with a local company rather than relying on the cruise line during our time in Reykjavik. After a lot of researching we decided to book with Discover Iceland, which turned out to be a brilliant decision….

The ONLY way to see Iceland

I cannot say enough good things about Discover Iceland. The office was very responsive and informative while booking tours and the guides were all extremely nice, professional, and fearless when it came to the snow-covered roads in blizzard-like conditions. We had the fearless Orri and his amazing “super-jeep” Joy for two tours (Golden Circle with snowmobiles and Southern Coast) …

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Iceland Panorama | 8 Day Ring Road | Private Tour

This will be your personal and private tour, customized to your needs and wishes.

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Iceland Panorama | Custom 8 Day | Private Tour

This will be your personal and private tour which can be customized depending on your needs and wishes. We provide the expertise needed to arrange a truly legendary trip in Iceland.

You’ll be getting around in comfortable luxury cars and 4×4 super jeeps with huge tires, you’ll be escorted by our friendly local guides, visiting off-road locations that most travelers don’t get to see. You and your family or friends will have plenty of time for photography in this multi day tour! During the summer, we would gladly want to arrange a true highland route for you. During the winter, our selected accommodations will play a role in being able to see the northern lights.

We tailor this tour according to your wishes – contact us on info@discover.is for your quote.

PRICE: 399,000 ISK if 4 people share a private tour

There’re many interesting activities that you can do along the way, such as snowmobiling, ice caving, glacier hiking, horse riding, river rafting, geothermal bathing, and many more. For granted are volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls.

The highlights and the suggested itinerary below the map are just too basic!

GOLDEN CIRCLE & LANGJOKULL GLACIER

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • THINGVELLIR National Park
  • GULLFOSS waterfall
  • GEYSIR – STROKKUR hot springs
  • GLACIER LANGJOKULL

You will start your day by enjoying the hot spots of Iceland including THINGVELLIR National Park, where Iceland’s first parliament From there we will carry on and have admire Iceland ́s most famous waterfall, GULLFOSS where we do a lunch stop. Next, we will follow the mountain tracks to the LANGJOKULL Glacier. On the drive back we will discover the famous GEYSIR hot spring. You will see the geyser STROKKUR erupt regularly every 4-8 minutes.

Your driver/guide also has some special secret places that he will share with you.

 

Optional Activities: Snowmobiling, Snorkeling, ATV, Buggy, Horses, Nature Pools
Overnight Stay: Discover Luxury Lodge or Hotel

SOUTH COAST

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • URRIÐAFOSS
  • SELJALANDSFOSS WATERFALL
  • SKOGARFOSS WATERFALL
  • SOLHEIMARJOKULL GLACIER
  • DYRHOLEY
  • REYNISDRANGAR SEA STACKS
  • REYNISFJARA BLACK SAND BEACH
  • FJARDARARGLJUFUR
  • THE MOSSY LAVA ROCK

We stop at URRIÐAFOSS and SELJALANDSFOSS waterfall, the one you can walk behind. Stop at Þorvaldseyri Visitor Centre (optional) before heading to SKOGARFOSS waterfall.Then we continue the drive and have a look at spectacular views by the coastline. SOLHEIMARJOKULL glacier whitch is a part of Eyjafjallajokull. Then we head off to enjoy the great promontories of DYRHOLEY and REYNISDRANGAR rock which are located near the town of VIK í MYRDAL, REYNISFJARA– black sandy beach and surrounding area. Take a look at spectacular FJARDARARGLJUFUR canyon and “THE MOSSY LAVA ROCK” near KIRKJUBAEJARKLAUSTUR.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Horse riding, Walk on Ice, Ice Cave, ATV, Snowmobiling
OVERNIGHT STAY: Hotel near Skaftafell

JÖKULSÁRLÓN & EAST FJORDS

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK
  • SKAFTAFELL PARK
  • SVINFAFELLSJOKULL GLACIER
  • JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIAL LAGOON
  • BREIÐAMERKUSANDUR DIAMOND BEACH

Today we will explore the spectacular nature of VATNAJOKULL National Park, SKAFTAFELL, SVINAFELLSJOKULL glacier and the magnificent GLACIAL LAGOON which is the the largest glacial lake in Iceland. The stranded icebergs of DIAMOND BEACH look like diamonds on black velvet. You have a option to do sailing on the Jokulsarlon lake if conditions allow.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: boat tour, Glacier hiking, Ice Cave (winter),
OVERNIGHT STAY: Near Jokulsarlon

EAST FJORDS & THE NORTH

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • EASTFJORDS
  • REYÐARFJÖRÐUR
  • EGILSSTAÐIR
  • MÖÐRUDALSÖRÆFI
  • DETTIFOSS
  • ÁSBYRGI

Today we will enjoy some of the EASTFJORDS which offers amazing mountain views, we will drive through the town of REYÐARFJÖRÐUR. Next we head to the capital town of the East EGILSSTAÐIR. While enjoying the mountain road MÖÐRUDALSÖRÆFI we will then next stop at one of the biggest waterfalls of Iceland DETTIFOSS and SELFOSS. Next we will continue and visit the glacial canyon of ÁSBYRGI. We will end the day at MYVATN.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES snowmobiling, boat tour, kayaking, glacier hiking, ice caving. Some are season dependent.
OVERNIGHT STAY East Fjords

MÝVATN

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • LAKE OF MÝVATN
  • VÍTI CRATER
  • LEIRHNÚKUR
  • KRAFLA POWER STATION
  • HVERIR HOT SPRINGS
  • GRJÓTAGJÁ FISSURE
  • HVERAFJALL MOUNTAIN
  • DIMMUBORGIR LAVA FIELD
  • SKÚTUSTAÐIR CRATERS

Today we will enjoy MÝVATN which is amongst the top spots in Iceland a highly volcanic area with stunning craters, calderas, lava fields, and new volcanoes. We will start the day by visiting VÍTI the ochre explosion crater. Next we visit LEIRHNÚKUR crater and its solfataras we will also see the KRAFLA POWER STATION. Next we will walk around the HVERIR lunar-like landscape of mud cauldrons and steaming vents, we will be passing the pinky-orange ridge of NÁMAFJALL. Next we visit the gaping fissure GRJÓTAGJÁ one of the Game Of Thrones film sets, from here we have a good view to HVERAFJALL mountain. Next we will visit the giant jagged lava field of DIMMUBORGIR. Next we visit the lava field and Pseudo-Craters SKÚTUSTAÐIR.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Waterfall hike and more
OVERNIGHT STAY: Mývatn area

THE NORTH HUSAVIK & AKUREYRI

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • Town of Husavik
  • Goðafoss waterfall
  • Akureyri “city”

Do you see that ocean? It’s the Arctic Ocean! Probably a first time for most. Today we might visit Húsavík for whale watching, continue exploring volcanoes and craters, and the Goðafoss Falls, which has a very interesting history.  Next we head to the capital “city” of the North Akureyri where we have option to walk around town and try some of its restaurants.

Secret stops as usual :)

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Whale Watching, Beer SPA, Nature SPA
OVERNIGHT STAY: Near Siglufjörður

NORTH WEST SKAGAFJORDUR

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

    • HVÍTSERKUR
    • KOLUGLJÚFUR CANYON
    • KIRKJUFELL MOUNTAIN

Today we will see some of the highlights of North West of Iceland. After driving through the town of BLÖNDÓS we will head of to see HVÍTSERKUR sea stack which rises 15 m up from the sea. Next we head of to see KOLUGLJÚFUR CANYON and enjoy the great waterfalls. We then cross a mountain road called LAXÁRDALSHEIÐI if conditions allow. Now heading towards SNÆFELLSNES we will visit the towns of BÚÐADALUR and STYKKISÓLMUR. Last stop before we get to the hotel is the famous mountain KIRKJUFELL in GRUNDARFJÖRÐUR mountain and waterfall.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Whale Watching, pools, Horses, Beer Spa
OVERNIGHT STAY: Snæfellsnes area

SNÆFELLSNES PENINSUILA

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

  • BÚÐIR CHURCH
  • LÓNDRANGAR CLIFFS
  • DJÚPALÓNSSANDUR VILLAGE
  • HELLNAR VILLAGE
  • ARNARSTAPI VILLAGE
  • BORGARNES TOWN

We start the day at BÚÐIR to enjoy the sea views, here we have a option to hike next to the ocean cliffs to enjoy the sea cliffs lava formations. You will be amazed by the bauty of the rock pillars LÓNDRANGAR. Next we stop at the small fishing village ARNARSTAPI before we do hike at HELLNAR. We will stop at the beach DJÚPALÓNSSANDUR as well as do a short hike at HELLNAR to enjoy the sea views and lava rock formations. Next we head back to REYKJAVIK via optional stop in BORGARNES town.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Vatnshellir Cave, Kayaking
OVERNIGHT STAY: Reykjavik

EXTRA IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS

If you have an extended vacation and looking to spend more days in Iceland we have some great suggestions for extra sights. Email us now on info@discover.is to get your custom itinerary !

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS 

  • Spend 2 days touring around Strandir in the  West Fjords  
  • enjoy 2 days in Mývatn
  • Add Westfjords extra 4 days to see Ísafjordur town, Látrabjarg cliffs, Rauðisandur, Dynjandi waterfall and more
  • Winter or summer, it doesn´t matter as we have modified 4×4.

There will be a number of secret stops as well, but we can’t tell you about it. “Only Guide knows” …

ICELAND PANORAMA

  • Private Multi-Day Tour
  • Minimum 4 people
  • Accommodations included
  • Tour in a modified luxury 4×4
  • Optional activities on request
  • Secret stops

QUICK FACTS

  • Duration: 8 days with optional extension
  • Accommodations: hotels / cottages / good B&B – with private bathroom
  • Excluded: dinner / lunch (we make stops for meals)
  • The summer schedule may be spiced with highland routes if desired.

REVIEW: “Outstanding tour of a beautiful and amazing country”

We spent 8 days in Iceland with our driver / guide Orri Amin, an experienced and delightful person who’s been with Discover Iceland for many years. Orri and “his” modified 4-wheel drive Nissan, nicknamed “Joy”, took us around Iceland in 8 days. Orri made sure we got our money’s worth — from horseback riding, to whale watching, to snowmobiling on a beautiful glacier, to visiting a farm, to eating delicious lobster and other fish — and to being driven to so many waterfalls we lost count!

REVIEW: “Creative and Fun Tour Guides”

We went for a 7 day private tour of Iceland in late December thinking that time of year would give us the best chance to see the Northern Lights and the incredible Ice Caves we’d seen in various photos. We scoured Trip Advisor for the best tour guides and landed on Discover Iceland. Obviously, you’re always at the mercy of the weather that time of year, particularly in Iceland.

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South Coast Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon | 2 Day Tour | Private Tour

Visit the glacier near the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon and the other highlights of the South Coast.

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MISSION BLUE ICE

TAILOR MADE PRIVATE TOUR WTIH MORE FLEXIBILTY

On this Private Tour you will see the stunning landscapes of the South Coast, the ice cave under Glacier Vatnajökull, the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon, Diamond Beach and maybe the northern lights. Along the way we explore waterfalls, volcanoes, floating icebergs, cliffs, black sand beaches, and so much more.

PRICE from 150,000 ISK pr. day for 4 people with out Hotel.
This tour is tailored for your needs, interests and group size so please contact us on info@discover.is for your tailored itinerary.

MISSION BLUE ICE

  • Private Tour – 2 days
  • Modified 4×4 Super Jeep or luxury SUV
  • Group sizes from 2 to 20 people
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation recommendations for low or high budget
  • Activity: Ice Caving from Nov to Mar
  • Activity: Walk on Ice from Apr to Oct
  • Secret stops :)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Seljarlandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógarfoss Waterfall
  • Skaftafell – Vatnajökull National Park
  • Jökulsárlón glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Ice Cave visit with certified guide
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Columns
  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano glacier view
  • Mýrdalsjökull Katla glacier view

QUICK FACTS

  • Season: All year
  • Duration: 2 days / 1  night
  • Accommodation: lower budget or higher budget recommendations
  • Excluded: dinner / lunch (we make stops for meals)

EXCLUDED

  • Food
    We will stop for refreshments on the way and for lunch

REVIEW: “Mission Blue Ice was the highlight of our trip”

Even though we had so many things planned, never once did we feel rushed. This was very important to us, since my boyfriend’s a photographer and takes his time taking in the sights!

REVIEW: “Mission Blue Great Adventure”

Our guide Gummi and trip mates made this vacation one of my all time favorites. The country of Iceland has a magical allure and pristine beauty unto it self and we got to experience it to the fullest with this very personal and fantastic tour.

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula | 2 Day Private Tour

We customize overnight private tours for family or friends traveling together.

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula | 2 Day Private Tour

Discover Iceland offers overnight customized private tours. You only need to contact us for a price quote. Let us know what you have in mind concerning the type of accommodations, how many people you are, and what you would like to see or do, mainly.

We visit the stunning and isolated landscapes of the National Park in Snæfellsnes in a luxury car, with some optional easy lava tube caving, and maybe the northern lights (in winter). Along the way we explore waterfalls, volcanoes, a glacier, fjords, dramatic cliffs, black sand beaches, the ship wreck of 1948, and so much more. The wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula are so many, that 2 days is really just the minimum time!

Price is 83.900 ISK if 4 people share private tour

We tailor this tour according to your wishes.
Contact us on info@discover.is for your quote.

* Please remember that good hiking shoes will help you enjoy the short hikes and caving experience. Bring waterproof warm clothing (jeans are not good when it’s cold and wet).

National Park and Lava Caves

We pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavík and take the super jeep directly to the beauties of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, which we will explore at length. We’ll see the small black church at Búðir with its magnificent backdrop, the volcano and glacier Snæfellsjökull.

We’ll visit the off-road destination of Cave Sönghellir, the fishing village of Arnarstapi with its weird basalt rock formations, and Hellnar. Once in the National Park, we explore Cave Vatnshellir (optional) a lava tube cave that’s very easy to explore, with an expert guide. This is suitable for all, and the tour takes only 45 min. Then we enjoy the amazing beach of Djúpalónssandur, where we find the remains of shipwrecks all over the beach.

Another of our off-road destinations today will be the dramatic cliffs Svörtuloft and its lighthouse. We’ll spend the night in Grundarfjörður, or near.

Fjords and Highland Pass

We’ll see very different landscapes today. We might begin exploring the famous Kirkjufell and its scenic waterfall. On our way along the north coast of the peninsula we’ll see two fjords, and then the cozy fishing town of Stykkishólmur. The town is known for its renovated period houses and stunning views, and because the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was recorded here, among other locations in Iceland.

We’re going to show you another beautiful and not often visited off-road location, the Highland Pass of Heydalur, with beautiful scenery and lakes. Then we travel inland to see the cascades of Hraunfossar. You don’t see any river above the falls, because the water comes through the lava rock. If it’s possible, then we drive Hvalfjörður Fjord before we reach the capital, hoping that you’ve enjoyed the tour.

PRIVATE MULTI-DAY

  • Private 2 Day Tour
  • Accommodations included
  • Tour in a luxury 4×4 SUV
  • Optional activities
  • Secret stops 🙂

QUICK FACTS

  • Season: All year
  • Minimum: 4 people
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Accommodations: hotels / cottages / good B&B – with private bathroom

EXCLUDED

  • Food
    dinner / lunch (we make stops for meals)

The BEST and only way to really see Iceland

During our cruise to Iceland my husband and I decided to book a private tour with a local company rather than relying on the cruise line during our time in Reykjavik. After a lot of researching we decided to book with Discover Iceland, which turned out to be a brilliant decision….

The ONLY way to see Iceland

I cannot say enough good things about Discover Iceland. The office was very responsive and informative while booking tours and the guides were all extremely nice, professional, and fearless when it came to the snow-covered roads in blizzard-like conditions. We had the fearless Orri and his amazing “super-jeep” Joy for two tours (Golden Circle with snowmobiles and Southern Coast) …

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Mission Blue Ice | South Coast Ice Cave & Jökulsárlón | 3 Day Tour

Visit the glacier near the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon and the other highlights of the South Coast.

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MISSION BLUE ICE

TAILOR MADE PRIVATE TOUR WITH MORE FLEXIBILTY

This tour can be delivered either in modified 4×4 Super Jeep, luxury Mercedes SUV or Mercedes Minibus for group sizes up to 16 people.

On this Private Tour you will see the stunning landscapes of the South Coast, the ice cave under Glacier Vatnajökull, the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon, Diamond Beach and maybe the northern lights. Along the way we explore waterfalls, volcanoes, floating icebergs, cliffs, black sand beaches, and so much more.

This tour can be delivered either in modified 4×4 Super Jeep, luxury Mercedes SUV or Mercedes Minibus for group sizes up to 16 people.

Great option for families and friends travelling together

Price is from 450,000 ISK total for up to 4 people travel together excluting Hotel and food.  Contact us on info@discover.is for your tailor made itinerary and private tour booking.

 

  • Contact info@discover.is for pricing
  • Private Tour – 3 days
  • Hotel Accommodation recomendations
  • Activity: Ice Caving from Nov to Mar
  • Activity: Walk on Ice from Apr to Oct
  • Secret stops 🙂

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Geysir famous hot springs
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljarlandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógarfoss Waterfall
  • Skaftafell – Vatnajökull National Park
  • Jökulsárlón glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Ice Cave visit with certified guide
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar Basalt Columns
  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano glacier view
  • Mýrdalsjökull Katla glacier view

QUICK FACTS

  • Season: All year
  • Duration: 3 days / 2  nights
  • Accommodation: lower budget or higher budget recommendations
  • Excluded: dinner / lunch (we make stops for meals)

EXCLUDED

  • Food
    We will stop for refreshments on the way and for meals

REVIEW: “Mission Blue Ice was the highlight of our trip”

Even though we had so many things planned, never once did we feel rushed. This was very important to us, since my boyfriend’s a photographer and takes his time taking in the sights!

REVIEW: “Mission Blue Great Adventure”

Our guide Gummi and trip mates made this vacation one of my all time favorites. The country of Iceland has a magical allure and pristine beauty unto it self and we got to experience it to the fullest with this very personal and fantastic tour.

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Borgarfjordur | The West | Private Day Tour

One of the less visited areas, the Borgarfjörður region, will surprise you with its scenery and activities.

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Borgarfjordur, Hraunfossar Waterfall & Glacier Ice Cave | Super Jeep winter Tour

On this day tour you get to discover all the best of what West Iceland has to offer.   On this tour we will show you some of the best places we find in Borgarfjordur.  The first stop will include DEILDARTUNGUHVER the hot spring that supplies nearby towns for their hot water.  You will have a option to soak into the hot SPA of Krauma.  Next we go to enjoy the picture square waterfalls of HRAUNFOSSAR and BARNAFOSSAR as the blue water pour down from under the lava field with.  Next we have few optional options of going into the man made Into The Glacier ice tunnel and onto the glacier LANGJOKULL.  Other optional stop is to visit one of the longest cave in Iceland called Víðgelmir Cave, see The Cave.  If no optional activities are booked we will visit SURTSHELLIR cave which is the longest and most renowned cave in Iceland.

You should bring warm clothes, hiking shoes and can bring lunch too. You also need walking boots or waterproof shoes which they provide.

Cave Víðgelmir

You have the option to pay extra to visit the ice tunnel in Langjökull glacier. If not, we also have the option of visiting Cave Víðgelmir “The Cave”, which is the largest of Icelandic lava tube caves, by volume. It has amazing colors and lava formations that are just waiting to be discovered in the depths of the earth. The gear is provided by the caving guide, and you would spend about 1 hour exploring the cave. Before we move towards the Hraunfossar waterfall, basically mean lava waterfalls. This waterfall is exceptionally delightful to watch. There are downstream series of the waterfalls which flows under the lava from a distance of about 900 meters. The last meters give more charm to the waterfall as they are visible. It is one of the best places for chilling, and for photography. It is a treasure to watch.

we will visit the lave cave.

The lava cave and Ice cave is a dynamic duo. Víðgelmir is Iceland’s largest lava tube cave. You have to see both the glacier ice cave and lave cave if you go to Iceland. First, you will get to the glacier ice cave site. The warm clothing and boots were provided. Don’t forget to wear waterproof clothes and protect your camera from melting water in the ice cave. Then bused to the lava cave. You will see unusual lava formations in Víðgelmir. In the highlands of Iceland Ice cave is a man-made glacier. The formations and movements of glaciers are constantly changing. The temperature inside the glacier is around zero degrees Celsius. This tour does not have a scheduled lunchtime so either take your lunch packed or order your package from us. No one should visit Iceland without exploring its amazing ice caves, lava tubes, and mighty glaciers.

Extras: Ice Tunnel – or – The Cave (Lava Cave Víðgelmir)

Next we drive through Húsafell and stop to see the wonderful Hraunfossar waterfall and Barnafoss waterfall, fed from beneath an ancient lava flow. Finally we will feel the warm steam from the hot springs of Deildartunguhver. On our way back you will have spectacular views driving through the Fjord of Hvalfjörður.

Cascades of Hraunfossar and Barnafossar- They both are neighbouring waterfalls. These waterfalls are located in the Golden circle route. They are not far from the city and the natural beauty of these falls makes the golden circle more attractive. Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls are located in Borgarfjordur in western Iceland in the capital city of Reykjavík.

Hraunfossar waterfall

Barnafossar waterfalls

Barnafoss waterfall also called children’s fall. Barnafossar waterfall is near the Hraunfossar waterfall, another dramatic waterfall. They are located to each other with a few kilometres from Reykholt. Under the national stone bridge, Barnafossar is a mesmerizing light blue waterfall. The scenery around the waterfall is just breathtaking, as the lava flows out from the narrow path. There is a short walk from the car parking to the waterfall and around 300 meters hike to the Hraunfossar waterfall from Barnafossar. It is also an ideal location for photo sessions. These waterfalls are considered as picturesque waterfalls in Iceland and obviously a must-visit if in the country.

Note: the exact route of this tour may need to be altered depending on conditions.

– Contact us if you can’t find availability for your traveling date. We may be able to arrange for an extra departure, if the minimum is met. Also available as a private tour – book here.

HIGHLIGHTS

    • Thingvellir National Park – Highlands of Kaldidalur
    • Cascades of Hraunfossar and Barnafossar
    • Off-road drive on Glacier Langjökull
    • EXTRAS: Into the Glacier – or – The Cave (Lava Cave Víðgelmir)
    • Secret stops

QUICK FACTS

  • Season: All year
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Reykjavik pick up: 8:30 – 9:00

EXCLUDED

  • Food
    We will stop for refreshments on the way and for lunch

REVIEW: “Book with this company, it's terrific!”

“This was unparalleled service and really sealed the deal. We’d book Discover Iceland again in a second, so happy we were with the experiences and memories they helped us make.”

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I cannot say enough good things about Discover Iceland. The office was very responsive and informative while booking tours and the guides were all extremely nice, professional, and fearless when it came to the snow-covered roads in blizzard-like conditions. We had the fearless Orri and his amazing “super-jeep” Joy for two tours (Golden Circle with snowmobiles and Southern Coast) …

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