2 Day South Coast Tour | Glacier Hike in Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

In this 2 day tour, you'll have the perfect opportunity to travel through the South Coast of Iceland and see it's wonders. You'll experience amazing waterfalls, unique black sand beaches and lava fields covered in moss.

You'll spend the night in a cosy country side hotel underneath Europe's largest glacier, which you'll be exploring the following day.

In months April-May and September-October, you'll even have the opportunity to go Northern Lights hunting.

In the summer you'll be able to witness the Arctic Midnight Sun. Last but not least we stop by the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, filled with ice bergs, you'll have the opportunity to go for a boat ride or just walk along its shore, and maybe even seeing a seal.

Reserve this tour for an amazing experience to the most popular part of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Sep.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Skaftafell, Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara, Vík i Mýrdal, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Reynisdrangar, Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:00

Please be at your pickup location at 09:00am. 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.
Included:
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík.

  • A guided tour in a minibus.

  • Visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon Ice Glacier Lagoon.

  • A certified glacier guide, glacier equipment and 3 hour glacier hike

  • Hotel room with bathroom, and breakfast.

  • Boat tour

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • A waterproof jacket

  • Waterproof pants

  • Headwear

  • Gloves

  • Good hiking shoes are recommended

  • Please note that the tour does not include meals (except breakfast)



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Day 1


2 Day South Coast Tour | Glacier Hike in Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon


We depart Reykjavík early in the morning and we head east along the South Coast of Iceland. After about couple of hours drive through Icelandic farm land we make our first sightseeing stops at the scenic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, you'll get a chance to walk behind the first one. Our next stop will be at the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara with it's basalt columns cave and impressive rock formation, Reynisdrangar peaks.

Around noon we will find a good place for lunch at the coastal village of Vík, before we head further east. The drive from Vík to Skaftafell has amazing landscape, with many glacier rivers, lava fields, black sands and Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull on your left side. After dinner you'll have the opportunity to look for the northern lights (April-May, Sept-Oct) or enjoy the Arctic Midnight Sun (June-July).


Day 2 - Day 2


2 Day South Coast Tour | Glacier Hike in Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon


We start the day at the picturesque Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. During the summer, you have the opportunity to take an amphibian boat ride between the icebergs but in other seasons you can use your time here to take in the scenery and get the greatest photos of your life. From the glacier lagoon, we make our way to Vatnajökull glacier where we prepare for the glacier hike. Our skilled guides will go over all safety features and equipment before we set foot on the glacier. On our journey, we will come across incredible ice formations, crevasses and the impressive ice fall, where we will see up close how the ancient ice stoically falls hundreds of meters off the mountain top. The Skaftafell area is one of Iceland's biggest movie star known from Batman Begins, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and, of course, The Game of Thrones.

After the glacier hike, we start making our way back to Reykjavik. We will travel the same route as the day before, but don't worry there will still be a lot of things to see and enjoy on the way. We will drop you up at your accommodation place in Reykjavik after these two days of delight.


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Guests/Clients are advised that all outdoor activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and activities carry an inherent risk and Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your tour. Depending on your chosen trip you may be requested by Arctic Adventures or its partners to sign an additional liability release on location prior to certain excursions. 

Cancellation policy:
You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 


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Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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