4-Day Package to the Ice Cave | Jokulsarlon, Northern Lights and the South Coast

4-Day Package to the Ice Cave | Jokulsarlon, Northern Lights and the South Coast
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Northern Lights and Iceland's South Coast in only four days!
Explore Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon under the northern lights and make winter memories to last a lifetime.
Be sure to visit the Diamond Beach after you explore Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
The 4-Day Package to the Ice Cave also takes you to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
The Diamond Beach, where icebergs slowly disappear, is one of Iceland's most astonishing beaches.
Be sure not to attempt to walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall during winter time as the path can be extremely slippery and dangerous.
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Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter with this four-day package to the Vatnajökull ice-caves, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and South Coast; you will even have opportunities to behold the Northern Lights and visit the Blue Lagoon. This trip should not be missed by any who want to pack their time in Iceland with beautiful sightseeing and thrilling adventure.

The diverse, beautiful landscapes and features of Iceland are what draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and you will get to see a wealth of them. Visits to beautiful waterfalls, dramatic glaciers, black-sand beaches, lava fields and hot springs will all be included in this itinerary. You will also have the chance to visit incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the ‘crown jewel of Iceland’s nature’.

Other than a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave, an opportunity that exists in very few places, this package comes with two added bonuses. Immediately after arrival, you will be able to wash away any stresses of your journey in the famous healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. The price of this packages includes standard entrance, but you can upgrade this for more luxury if you want. That night, you will also take a complimentary Northern Lights tour, by boat or by bus.

The Northern Lights, however, could show on any of the three nights you are staying in Iceland, so keep a constant eye out whenever it is dark.

Do not miss these incredible four-days; book now for your opportunity to see the ice cave, Northern Lights, and more. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Mar.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Sólheimasandur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Hallgrímskirkja, Vík í Mýrdal, Keflavik International Airport, Reynisdrangar, Skaftafellsjökull, Breiðamerkurjökull, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Please consult your itinerary.
Included:
  • Airport transfer on arrival/departure

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (Different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed information below)

  • Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available) and return transfer

  • South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour with ice caving

  • 1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)

  • Northern Lights hunting

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Flights

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Swimsuit

  • Warm Clothes

  • Winter hiking shoes

  • Good waterproof outer layers


Good to know:

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows.

Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival


Walk Reykjavík's mesmerising shoreline for stunning evening and morning views.


On your first day, you will arrive at Keflavík International Airport, from where you will start your adventure. The fun starts immediately when you are whisked straight over to the Blue Lagoon Spa. The healing, azure waters that fill these pools, as well as the Silica masks, saunas and steam-rooms, will ease away the tensions of your journey and revitalise you for your adventures ahead.

Once you are fully recharged, you will continue to the capital city of Reykjavík. After settling into your hotel, you face a choice for your evening plan: to take a Northern Lights tour by bus, or by boat.

By bus, you can more easily escape cloud cover and have a chance to perhaps see some locations you may otherwise miss out on, such as Þingvellir National Park, if the forecast is good there. By boat, however, you are sure to be immersed in darkness with an enormous open sky for optimal viewing conditions.

You will spend the night in Reykjavík.


Day 2 - The South Coast


Jökulsárlón is without a doubt one of Iceland’s crowning natural features.


On day two, you will travel across the length of the South Coast, taking in its diverse sites and landscapes and making many stops. The first of these will be at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss; this beautiful fall tumbles in a thin stream from a cliff over sixty metres tall, which arches inward for some unusual and unique perspectives. 

Next along the route is Skógafoss waterfall; you pass the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier en route, which your guide will point out. Skógafoss is a similar height to Seljalandsfoss, but with a much wider, more powerful flow; if it is sunny when you visit, you will see many rainbows springing from its spray.

The next stop will be at Reynisfjara black sand beach. This is an incredible stretch of coastline, with some fascinating geology. The Dyrhólaey rock arch curves out into the ocean here; it is incredibly dramatic from a distance, but even more interesting up close, where you can see its hexagonal basalt columns. Rising from the tumultuous waters, you will also see the impressive Reynisdrangar sea-stacks.

After stopping for refreshments in the nearby Vík, you will continue to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is without a doubt one of Iceland’s crowning features; it is an enormous lake, littered with great icebergs that break off a nearby glacier tongue and slowly edge towards the sea. Watching them is a mesmerising experience, made all the more charming by the seals which call the lagoon home.

Before heading to your accommodation, you will visit the Diamond Beach, where these bergs wash up when they finally do escape to the ocean. The way they glitter against the black sands in the evening light will leave you in little wonder how the shoreline got its name.

You will spend the night in a country hotel nearby.


Day 3 - The Ice Cave


The chance to explore an ice cave in Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, is truly once-in-a-lifetime.


On day three, you will reach the highlight of your trip: the famous Ice Cave of Vatnajökull. You will head over to the edge of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, to wherever they have opened. Ice caves only occur under certain conditions in specific places and are not always reliable, so the chance to explore one is truly once-in-a-lifetime.

Once on site, you will board a super jeep which will take you high onto the glacier to where the caves are hidden. There you will strap on crampons and helmets for safety, and receive a briefing about how to conduct yourself when you are in the cave. With that complete, you will head inside this otherworldly place and begin your exploration.

The spectacular formations and vibrant colours of the ice will take your breath away. As you stroll through the halls and corridors, wondering how nature could create such a marvel, your guide will tell you all about how these caves form. You will have at least forty-five minutes inside to appreciate and photograph this incredible location.

Once you have enjoyed the Ice Cave, you will return to your van and begin the long but beautiful drive back to Reykjavík, where you will spend another night.


Day 4 - Departure


Reykjavík is home to a number of scenic areas, including Grótta on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula.


Day four is your departure day, so you can fill it doing what you like until it is time for you to return to the airport. If you have a late flight, then this is a great opportunity to explore the capital’s diverse sites, visiting the museums or heading up Hallgrímskirkja church for some great views.

You will return to Keflavík airport with a bus ticket provided when you are ready. You can head home marvelling over the fact that you have seen some of nature’s most rare and incredible wonders.


Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.

The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation.

Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.


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Iceland was the best trip of my life! And this tour really helped me be at ease and relax and enjoy the beautiful country. We had to change the schedule due to the weather, but our tour guide showed us everything on the schedule and even more gems that we wouldn't have seen otherwise. I highly guide to Iceland. Sit back and relax and enjoy!
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The trip was amazing! We chose the 4days-3 nights but stayed for another day and managed to buy an extra package! Our guides and drivers were different each day but they were all great and very polite. The price may seem high but it's worth it! The comfort hotels were not the best but they are OK for a sleep. The drivers weren't always punctual as they had to pick up people from many hotels but we were always back on time. The team from Guide to Island was helpful but slow in their replies. They only sent us our schedule a few days before the trip and there were a few mistakes so we had to do last minute arrangments which was quite stressful but everything went well and the trip was EXCELLENT! Thank you so much for this experience! Iceland is BEAUTIFUL and I 100% recommend visiting it with the Guide to Iceland!
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We had a great time on this trip. After our red eye, we arrived at the Blue Lagoon. It was early enough that there weren’t many others there and it was a great way to relax after the flight and a great welcome to Iceland. Our guide, Ingood (not sure of the spelling!) was great, we got lessons in Earth science and cultural stories throughout our drive through the coast. Everything was well organized and efficient, which we appreciated since there were only 4-5 hours of daylight while we were there. The Ice Cave and Diamond Beach are a must see! I thought this was a great way to see the South Coast in a short amount of time and would recommend this trip to others!
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Our trip was very well organized. The Hotel Alda was a great location but due to the restrictions on traffic, we had to trudge back and forth to the bus stop and wait in the cold - sometimes up to an hour. I'm not sure if the great location was worth the hassle especially when we stopped at others' hotels and they were waiting in comfort in the lobby. But the hotel was very nice, the restaurant was excellent and the location for shopping and wandering downtown couldn't be beat. We had to wait the longest at the bus stop for the Northern Lights Mini Bus tour which was not luxurious as claimed and the cookies were store bought and disappointing. Everything else was top notch - great drivers and guides. Mother Duck at the Ice Caves was the best!
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Our flight was canceled so we arrived one day late. Very disappointed that we couldn't go on the 2 days south coast tour. The company wouldn't send a driver to pick us up and bring us to the rest of the group. We were determined to go anyway so we booked a 14 hr. with Greyline and found that they sent a driver with a passenger to join us. I knew that Guide to Tour could have offered us the same and didn't. We were still charged the cost of the original tour. They did offer us the Golden Circle( beautiful) to replace what we missed and changed our Blue Lagoon( beautiful) to the last day of travel but it still didn't replace what we signed up for....No Northern Lights and that was because of the weather. Overall I love Iceland and the beautiful sights but I wouldn't book a full tour until you get there....things change, flights canceled etc
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Harpa was our guide and driver. Caring and punctual! The ice caves were awesome n the glaciers unforgettable. Two thumbs up
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The tour was well organized from our airport pick up to departure. It was unfortunate for us that we were unable to find the Northern Light and missed the Ice Cave due to flooding. Overall, it was a good trip visiting the glaciers and beaches along the coast, excellent places to visit. I am sure we will come back aagin to explore more. No doubt you will be our first choice.
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Iceland’s #1 industry is tourism and Guide To Iceland exemplifies getting tourism right. We just did the 4 day, 3 night ice caves tour and it was amazing from start to finish. They thought of everything, meticulously planned the itinerary, booked all domestic transportation and lodging, and explained everything in detail. The booking reps made everything easy when they sent me the whole package in one pdf. The booking reps answered my emails within 30 minutes the two times I had questions. They are all so professional and friendly. Our driver, Gustav, was easily the best driver in Iceland. Our guide, Rognvaldur (Rocky) exceeded the best expectations. Rocky expertly communicated Iceland’s geologic history interspersed with humor, kindness, and a sincere passion for sharing his love of Iceland’s natural beauty with interested travelers. Rocky and Gustav made the excursion memorable and enjoyable with their delightful personalities, attention to detail, and responsible professionalism knowing we didn’t have to worry about anything. Thank you, Guide To Iceland. I would definitely book with you again.
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Amazing Tour! With just 4 days we have experienced the Best of ICELAND. Totally recommend this Tour!
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