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3 day DC-3 Plane Wreck, South Coast, Golden Circle and Jokulsarlon

3 day DC-3 Plane Wreck, South Coast, Golden Circle and Jokulsarlon

Thailand, Bangkok
Based on 115 traveller reviews
Duration:    3 Days
Highlights
•    Thingvellir National Park
•    Gullfoss waterfall
•    Geysir geothermal area
•    Efstidalur II Farm
•    Faxi waterfall
•    Kerið volcanic crater
•    Skógafoss waterfall
•    Seljalandsfoss waterfall
•    Glacier Hike on Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park
•    Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
•    Diamond Beach    
•    Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
Included
•    Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board,
•    Accommodation with breakfast,
•    Small Group Experience,
•    Glacier Equipment
•    And more

Overview

Get on to the comfy minibus with trained and friendly guide and a group of small people on 3 day tour with us to discover and explore the most popular places in the South Coasts and the famous Golden circle route. 

In this 3 day trip, you will be able to witness the geothermal area and Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You will also get chance to go with our local favorite to visit the Kerið crater and to see the traditional diary farm where you will get ice cream totally free. 

On other 2 days, we will take you to the popular South coast. Along the coast of you will be able to see the popular Reynisfjara, the black sand beach, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in Vatnajökull National Park. In the park you will get the chance to discover the largest glacier of Europe and move into the blue ice cave in it. Even the wonderful Northern Lights if the nature allows.

Day 1

We will pick you up from your residential apartment and move out to the countryside to visit the most popular route of Iceland – The Golden Circle. You will be able to experience all the wonderful things on the famous route which includes waterfalls, geothermal areas and our loveable locals. 

Thingvellir National Park

At first we will explore the spot where you will see two tectonic plates, the Eurasian plate and the North American plates and they are continuously moving apart from each other. There are some of the places across the world that provides much better and clear view of such huge geographic phenomenon. In Thingvellir National Park you will also find the greatest natural lake in whole Iceland. There is a huge diversity of bird and fish in the park. In the history of Iceland the Thingvellir has great importance. Back in 930 AD, Icelanders established their parliament at Thingvellir. The meaning of Thingvellir is “Parliament plains”.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The “Golden Falls” – formed by the melting of the second largest glacier of Iceland i.e. Langjökull and falling of water to the intense canyons. If the weather is sunny on the particular day, you would be able to witness the Langjökull glacier from a distance and also see a beautiful rainbow in the water droplets coming off the waterfall.

Geysir Geothermal Area

This area has over hundreds of colorful and exciting hot springs that erupts and two geysers. One of those geysers is known as “Geysir” and gave name to all of the geysers throughout the world. Well, it erupts very less frequently these days. The second one geyser is known as “Strokkur” and used to erupt up to the height of 40 meters after every 5 minutes. 

Faxi Waterfall

This waterfall has small size as compared to other waterfalls in Iceland but it is equally gorgeous and spectacular. It is located in the river Tungufljót – a river popular for salmon. A salmon staircase is built along the sides of the river to increase the area of the river for salmon. In summer days, the fishermen try to find the salmon at the waterfall and the salmon are seen hopping up to the staircase. 

Traditional Dairy Farm and Free Ice Cream

We explore the Efstidalur farm whose owner is the same family since the year 1850. The family run business of this particular family in Iceland is basically related to traditional farming in Iceland and they emphasize on cattle and cow breeding. On our visit to the farm, you can taste the delicious and yummy farm to table dairy products. You will also be able to see outstanding mountain views and also pet the animals. Tröll Expeditions will offer you to check and taste the ice cream yourself while watching the animals comforting in the stable.

Kerið Volcanic Crater

The eruption happened 3,000 yeas ago results in the formation of an amazing volcanic crater having a lake in the center. Some people consider it as a product of huge explosion. The most believable assumption is that the volcanic crater is formed due to the distortion of volcanic cone into magma chamber when the eruption stopped. Kerið is the best place to get information related to geological background of Iceland and explore the astonishing natural wonder. 

When you are done with seeing all of these wonderful places, we will get you back on the bus and taken to the hotel to relax and to get ready for 2nd day tour. 

Day 2

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

We start the adventure at the time when we pick you from the Reykjavík in a comfy and relaxing minibus prior to moving directly to the south. Our arrival is declared by the prevailing dramatic performance of Seljalandsfoss. You are advised to bring a raincoat with you if you want to have a hike behind the waterfalls. 

Skógafoss waterfall

Moving further towards the east along with the cost is Skógafoss waterfall. This waterfall is amazingly beautiful and best for photography. Securing in between the little narrow valley, the Skógá river falls down the 60 meters high ridge before going downwards towards the landscape and falls in Atlantic ocean. You will see the staircase along the gorge where you can move up for an adorable view of the waterfall. 

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park

We will take you to hike on a glacier originating from one of the biggest glaciers in Iceland know as Vatnajökull. Before moving to hike we fulfill all of the requirements from our trained glacier guides and wear all the safety equipment including crampons, harnesses, ice ax, and helmets. Then we hike there for one and half hour. It is definitely a great experience of glacier hiking Iceland to learn more about the rare natural process and incredible views. 

Day 3

Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon

Moving forward on day 2, we will move to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon which is a glacial lagoon with a depth of 200 meters. It is fed by the outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier i.e. Breiðamerkurjökull. Huge icebergs used to originate from Breiðamerkurjökull throughout the year, so the lagoon usually stays full of ice floating towards the south. You can also book the boat ride through the icebergs in summer days using troll expeditions to witness the ice from close. If you don’t like boating, you can simply walk along the glacier lagoon and enjoy the wonderful view and silence of nature in Iceland. 

The Diamond Beach

You will see the icebergs floating on the Atlantic Ocean from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the other side of the road where they are rapidly moving back towards the shore by the winds and tide forces. This Diamond black sand beach is filled with little ice rocks in different size and shapes and sparks just like a diamond when the daylight falls on them. 

DC-3 Plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur

After Skógafoss waterfall, we move towards the Sólheimasandur desert where you will witness a crashed plane. The US Navy DC-3 Plane happened to crash landed in 1973 when the fuel ran out in the midair. Since that time, the wreck has been memorialized in various viral photographs and music videos.  

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach

Moving even further towards the east, we go to see the sandy black beach of Reynisfjara where you will see huge waves at the Atlantic coastline striking the exclusive basalt geometric columns in the cliff above the sand. You will also be able to see from the distance, the rock pillars submerged in water and cliffs of Dýrhólaey. The bird lover will definitely love this area as this area is full of puffins and lots of other unique bird species in summer months i.e. from June to August.  

Let’s go together to experience the beautiful places to visit in Iceland including blue caves in south, glacier hiking Iceland and Golden Circle tour Iceland. It is the ultimate Iceland tour on a minibus along with a small group of people and very friendly trained guide guaranteed. You will have lots of wonderful things to do in Iceland.