Two-Day South Coast Adventure | Sightseeing and Glacier Hiking

Two-Day South Coast Adventure | Sightseeing and Glacier Hiking
Skógafoss is on of the most magnificent waterfalls on Iceland's South Coast.
It is possible to walk around the waterfall Seljalandsfoss in clear weather.
Much of Iceland is covered in wildflowers.
Glacier hikers should stay behind their guide, who will be checking for crevasses.
The beaches of the South Coast of Iceland can be quite ominous.
Icebergs and seals call the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon home.

Experience two days of amazement and explore the many sites of Iceland's South Coast, both famous and little known.

This tour is conducted under the eye of an experienced, friendly guide, in a comfortable minibus, meaning that you will have a semi-private and very personal experience.

The sites of South Iceland are diverse and many. You can expect to see waterfalls, volcanoes, and otherworldly black sand beaches—and you will hike across the surface of one of Iceland's most beautiful glaciers.  

Some of the more famous places you will head to include Skaftafell Nature Reserve and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, both within the Vatnajökull National Park. Your guide, however, knows all of the nooks and crannies of the South Coast and will make sure you visit some spots without the crowds.

Don't worry about any specialist equipment, the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Just make sure you have sturdy boots and warm clothing.

Don't miss this awesome exploration of Iceland's south. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Dec.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, Skaftafell, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, Svartifoss, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Svínafellsjökull, Breiðamerkurjökull, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pickup & Drop-off at accommodation in Reykjavík

  • Private guide for the duration of the tour

  • Private Glacier walk & equipment

  • Accommodation (Double room) on day 1 & Breakfast on day 2

  • Mountaineering boots for the glacier walk

  • Rainwear for the glacier walk

  • Lunch & dinner on day 2

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner on day 1

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík city

What to bring:
  • Personal outdoor clothing

Good to know:

Bring warm clothing with you on the tour, as well as hats and gloves.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Waterfalls, Beaches and Glaciers

Visit the waterfalls of South Iceland on this Two-Day South Coast Adventure

Early on day one, your guide will pick you up at your accommodation, and your group will depart from Reykjavík. Driving along the South Coast of Iceland is a wonderful experience in itself, with its small fishing villages, beautiful seascapes, rolling fields and wealth of history.

The first stop will be at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most popular sights. It is possible to walk in a circle around the falling water in clear weather. The next stop is Skógafoss, another falls with a much heavier flow and greater spray.

You will have lunch at a bistro at near the charming village of Vík, before walking down a haunting black sand beach called Reynisfjara. Here, you can admire the sea-stacks of Reynisdrangar, and watch the notoriously powerful waves of Atlantic Ocean breaking on the beach (from a safe distance of course).

In the afternoon, the group will head to the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a hiker's and photographer's paradise. This beautiful oasis is home to glacier tongues, lagoons, waterfalls, lava fields and river systems, and is a joy to explore. 

You will retire in a hotel organised for you for the night.

Day 2 - Jökulsárlón

See the towering icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on this Two-Day South Coast Adventure.

After an included breakfast, your group will depart the hotel and drive further east, to the popular and spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Here, the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier calves mighty icebergs into a vast, azure lake. While marvelling at such a beautiful site, don't forget to keep an eye out for seals, which call the lagoon home.

You will head to the Diamond Beach during your stay here, which is adjacent to Jökulsárlón; the icebergs, after finally drifting out to the ocean, wash on the shore here.

In the afternoon, you will return to Skaftafell, and go for a glacier walk on the Svínafellsjökull  with your certified glacier guide. All technical equipment is introduced in detail before you explore, allowing you to have an adventure that is as safe and educational as it is beautiful and awe-inspiring. 

After this excursion, you will take a scenic ride back to Reykjavík. 

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