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2 Day South Coast, Ice Cave, Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon

2 Day South Coast, Ice Cave, Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon

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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland at 09:00
Duration
2 days
Languages
English
Difficulty
Easy
Available
All year
Minimum age:
8 years old

Our 2-day tour will show you the very best Iceland has to offer in a safe and friendly manner. Our expert driver-guides will show you around the sights of the South Coast and show you the unforgettable sights that made Iceland such a sought-after travel destination. You will see Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara black sand beach, the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, the Diamond Beach and the cherry on top of the cake will be our ice cave tour. This tour truly combines all the must-do attractions on the South Coast of Iceland and is available all year round, giving you a chance to travel in a small group in a comfortable bus with free WiFi. 

On the first day, we will visit both Skógafoss, and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, both stunning to look at and located close to one another. You can even take a walk behind the cascade of Seljalandsfoss if you dare! Next on our list will be Skógafoss waterfall where you can climb some 500 steps to the top for a great view.

Soon we will reach Reynisfjara black sand beach where you can experience the stunning power of the waves of the North Atlantic ocean crashing ashore the black sand beach. Just off-shore you can spot Reynisdrangar rock pillars and the towering Dýrhólaey-arch.

Next, we will continue through moss-covered lava fields and sheer endless sand plains to Kirkjubæjarklaustur village where our night's accommodation is going to be. Our guide will study the Northern Lights forecast with you (mid-September to mid-April) and show you spots outside the hotel where viewing them can be possible. Keep your thumbs crossed that conditions are favourable!

Our next day is dedicated to icy worlds, as we continue towards Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, rightly considered one of the highlights in Iceland. Majestic icebergs break off a glacier tongue from the mighty Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest glacier. They float through the mirrored deep blue waters of Iceland's deepest lake until they get washed out into the ocean. Some of them will end up on the Diamond Beach, where the crystal clear ice juxtaposes against the pitch-black sand. The area has been extensively used in Hollywood blockbusters, and we can't wait to show it to you.

Next up is an ice cave exploration in Vatnajökull glacier, led by one of our experienced and qualified guides. Be prepared to be amazed by the irresistible blue colours inside the ice, for a once in a lifetime experience. Next up is the National Park around Skaftafell, famous for combining rugged mountains with lush vegetation. We will continue our way to Reykjavík and keep looking for Northern Lights; perhaps we will strike some luck and see them.

We will arrive in Reykjavík around 21:00 (9 PM) after a fantastic exploration. Please note that the itinerary might change or get re-arranged depending on the ever-changing weather conditions in Iceland. Our team is used to the challenges Icelandic weather can place, and you are in safe hands.

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Included

Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík, 
Guided tour in a minibus with WiFi 
Visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon Ice Glacier Lagoon, Ice Cave (or glacier hike). 
Hotel room with private bathroom, and breakfast.

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Hiking
Sightseeing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Skógafoss
Seljalandsfoss
Skaftafell
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Vík í Mýrdal
Diamond Beach

Daily itinerary

Day 1
The waterfalls of the South Coast of Iceland

DAY 1: The South Coast sights

Our guide will pick you up at your selected pick up location to kick off this sightseeing tour along the South Coast of Iceland. Please see your pick up time and location on your ticket. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a highly unusual waterfall, as you can actually walk behind the cascade if you dare to get a little wet.

You can bring a packed lunch along for this tour; however we will also make plenty of stops where you can purchase snacks.

Up next is Skógafoss waterfall, an impressive 60m high waterfall. On a clear day, you will have views of the majestic volcanoes and glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. At Skógafoss falls we invite you to take the 500 steps to the top of the waterfall for breathtaking views of the thundering water masses and surrounding coastline. Reynisfjara black sand beach will truly take your breath away as you step onto the sheer endless black sands and see the waves of the Atlantic Ocean wash ashore. This place can be as dangerous as it is beautiful, so listen well to the instructions of your guide. You can see Reynisdrangar rock pillars in the vicinity, said to be two trolls who turned to stone after being surprised by an early sunrise.

Our minibus is equipped with free WiFi so you can share your travel memories with family and friends. We will continue through sand plains, and moss-covered lava fields before reaching our accommodation for the night near Skaftafell. Our countryside hotel is called Adventure Hotel Hof and is far away from the city lights, thus giving you a great chance to see the Northern Lights (between September and April) when conditions allow.

Day 2
Jokulsarlon Ice Glacier Lagoon

Day 2: Land of Ice

Today will be a day of icy exploration, as you will see blue and white colours and shapes of ice throughout the day.

We start off with a visit to the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, featured in Hollywood blockbusters including Batman Begins and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, to name just a few. The ice lagoon is rightly considered one of the main highlights of every visit to Iceland. We will invite you to admire the other-worldly and breathtaking beauty of the area.

Towering high above the glacier lagoon is the mountain range under Öræfajökull glacier including Iceland´s highest peak Mt. Hvannadalshnúkur. Vatnajökull glacier is Europe´s largest glacier and the icebergs floating majestically in the clear waters of the ice lagoon calve off one of the outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull. They float through the lagoon until they wash out into the Atlantic ocean. Some will get washed back ashore onto a pitch-black beach where the juxtaposition of the clear ice jewels and black sands will leave you in awe.

Next up is what you will be undoubtedly described as the highlight of your tour: an ice cave tour. Our experienced guides will take you through an unforgettable adventure into ancient blue glacial ice. The mesmerizing clear colours of the blue ice are due to the fact that red and all other wavelengths of the colour spectrum are absorbed through the ice so that we can enjoy the other-worldly blue colours from inside a glacier.

Take your camera along for this tour to make sure you capture the beauty of the moment.

We will return to Reykjavík with a stop at Skaftafell national park where lush green vegetation meets with rugged mountainous landscapes. On the way back to Reykjavík we will watch out for the Northern Lights, perhaps we are lucky and can stop them during our drive to the city.

We return to Reykjavík around 21:00.

What to bring

Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

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