2 Day South Coast to Jokulsarlon Lagoon with Glacier Hiking

2 Day South Coast to Jokulsarlon Lagoon with Glacier Hiking
Glacier hiking is an incredibly popular past time in Iceland, with guests from around the world travelling here to explore the ice caps.
Icebergs floating in the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall is instantly recognisable in Iceland for its lush surroundings and cascading display.
Coastlines along the South of Iceland are famous for their incredible natural beauty.
Hikers on the glacier will need to wear helmets, wind/rainproof overalls and crampons on their boots.
Glacier Hiking is an activity for those explorers brave enough to tackle the ice cap.
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Experience the exquisite beauty of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic two-day tour exploring the many highlights of Iceland's south coast. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those visitors looking for a fun and accessible guided experience; just the right mix of adventure, stunning scenery and education.

Thanks to the tour’s duration, it leaves you plenty of time to take in the many wonderful features that make Iceland unique, be it the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black sand beach Reynisfjara, or the forever sublime Skaftafell Nature Reserve.

On this tour, you will also take the time to stop at the mighty Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that shut down European air traffic back in 2010. Thankfully, the volcano is now quiet, making it an intriguing point of interest at the beginning of the tour.

After a number of stops, you will arrive at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most beautiful places in the whole country. Here, the icebergs heave and float on the sky-blue surface whilst seals play happily beside them. Just a short walk away is the Diamond Beach, a black stretch of sand dotted with melting icebergs.

Overnight, you will be staying in accommodation at either Country Hotel Gerði or Hali; both are cosy lodgings with an included breakfast, the only way to build up your strength for the coming day’s misadventures!

Your second day is all about the glacier hike! You will travel to Skaftafell National Park to walk the ice-wreathed glacier tongue, equipped with your trusty hiking boots, poles and crampons. You will discover the sheer and dramatic crevasses, carved deep into the ice-cap, as well as natural sculptures that defy the imagination. Upon finishing your hike, you will return by Minibus to Reykjavík.

So don’t delay! Charge ahead with this brilliant two-day package tour exploring the best lagoons, waterfalls and glaciers the South Coast has to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Sep.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skaftafell, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, South Coast
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.
  • Hotel Pick Up

  • Transportation (Minibus)

  • English speaking guide

  • Accommodation with breakfast.

  • Glacier hiking (1 hour), plus all hiking equipment.

  • Lunch and Dinner

  • Hiking Shoes

What to bring:
  • Good, warm and waterproof clothing

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Your camera

  • A sense of adventure.

Good to know:

If you are travelling alone please choose a single room to add on in the booking process.

This is mandatory for those who are travelling alone.

You will have the option to buy dinners while travelling.

Please also be aware that glacier hiking may be cancelled due to weather/safety conditions.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - The South Coast of Iceland

An observer walking right up to the cascading water at Skogafoss.

You will drive through South Iceland to Jökulsárlón, the most famous glacier lagoon in Iceland. The lagoon itself can be located at the end of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull.

Before that, however, you will be making a number of stops. First, you will visit two cascading waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before travelling to the small coastal village of Vik. Thankfully, Vik is within easy access to the black sand back Reynsifjara, a truly great spot for sightseeing and checking out the strange, basalt stacks built naturally into the rock face.

From there, it's all the way to Jökulsárlón, one of the most incredible spots in the whole country. Here, icebergs break away from Breiðamerkurjökull, falling into the lagoon and creating a stunning vista. There can be no better way to relax than sitting yourself beside the lagoon and listening to the satisfying, heaving groans of the icebergs rocking against one another. You might even witness the resident seals playing in the water.

After we have enjoyed the lagoon with its icebergs we will drive to our accommodation at a nearby place where we will enjoy dinner and relax in the evening.

Day 2 - Jökulsárlón Lagoon & Glacier Hiking

Sundown over the crown jewel of the Iceland.

After breakfast and a good's night sleep, we spend more time at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. As an added bonus to this trip, why not enjoy an optional 40-minute boat ride, sailing amongst the icebergs for a closer and more intimate look. You can also walk five minutes from the lagoon to the black shores of Diamond Beach. Here, the icebergs float out of the lagoon to the sea, creating a truly majestic atmosphere.

You will then head west back to the capital, Reykjavík. The trip's not over yet, however. Next up is a one hour's glacier hike, the perfect opportunity for a little adventure and sightseeing. You will be transfixed by this icy, nordic paradise; enthralled by the deep glacier moulins, ice sculptures and sweeping panoramas.

After your hike, you will make the return journey to Reykjavík to enjoy the rest of your holiday stay.


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