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2 Day South Coast - Glacier hike, Northern Lights & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

This two-day tour along the beautiful south coast of Iceland offers you the ultimate highlights in a small and friendly group.

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Don’t let winter stop you from traveling further. Our 2 Day South Coast – Glacier hike, Northern Lights & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is the perfect way to capture the essence of Iceland’s natural beauty and diversity of the landscape. Get up close and personal with powerful waterfalls, visit volcanic beaches, stand in a lava field and see the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon. Travel with like minded travelers to some of the most beautiful locations Iceland has to offer.

Click here for the summer version of this tour, with an optional boat ride on the glacier lagoon.

  • Availability
    September 15th - April 15th
  • Duration
    2 days
  • Level
    Easy
  • Pickup
    Yes
  • Meet on location
    No
  • Min. Age
    10 years
  • Ratio
    1:18
  • Price from
    49.900 ISK
Tour highlights
Sejalandsfoss waterfall
Skógafoss waterfall
Reynisfjara beach
Vík village
Northern Lights (hopefully)
Glacier Hiking
Vatnajökull glacier
Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon
Small Group Experience
Included
Pick up from Reykjavík accommodation
Beautiful Sights
Glacier hike with certified glacier guide
Specialized glacier gear
Knowledgeable guide and driver
One night in hotel
Breakfast at hotel

Please read your voucher carefully.
Please be ready at your pick up location and be aware that the pick up process can take up to 30 min.

For full details please see the tour itinerary!

What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are required for the glacier hike.

Pick up will start at 8:00 am. Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. Please note, we do not rent gear from locations, this must be booked in advance.

 

Please note

Food is NOT included in the tour, except breakfast on the second day

If you do not choose the single supplement you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.

Views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Hekla volcano are subjected to weather conditions.

Day One - South Coast of Iceland

Day One – South Coast of Iceland
We head out of the city and drive through the fertile farming grounds of the south, passing through small villages before we come to the first highlight of the day; Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Here you will have an opportunity to walk behind this spectacular cascade and really experience the force of the water at first hand. Close by we find Skógafoss waterfall where we also stop for a while to take in the scenery. After the waterfalls, we go down to Reynisfjara black sand beach. With its basalt columns and the impressive rock formations, Reynisdrangar, rising from the ocean just off the coast, it is truly a magical place to visit. We stop for lunch at the coastal village of Vík, before we start making our way further east. Before we reach our accommodation place we will travel through a landscape like you have never seen before. After dinner, we will enjoy the evening and go out to test our chances of seeing the magical Northern Lights.

Day Highlights
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Skógafoss waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Vík
Northern Lights (Hopefully)
Included
Pick up
Amazing Sights
Knowledgeable guide
Accommodation

Day Two - Glacier day

We start the day at the picturesque Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. We spend time exploring this magical place, the lagoon and ice bergs washed beach before 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, Virkisjökull an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull Europes biggest ice cap. On our journey, we will come across incredible ice formations, crevasses and the impressive icefall, where we will see up close how the ancient ice stoically falls hundreds of meters from the mountain top. The Vatnajökull national park 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 off at your accommodation place in Reykjavik after these two days of adventures.

Day Highlights
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Vatnajökull glacier
Glacier hiking
Scenic drive to Reykjavík
Included
Fantastic Sights
Knowledgeable guide
Drop off in Reykjavík
What should we wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers. Dress is 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof wind-breaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection off of the glacier.
We can rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers for all of our trips.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch or some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.

Should I bring mosquito repellant when traveling to Iceland?

Here is the plus-side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement here in Iceland although it is permitted and does make the most people very happy.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How is the weather/climate in Iceland?

There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sounds like a joke but is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around.

How is internet access like in Iceland?

Iceland is a very high tech country. We actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wifi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere.

Useful numbers and services

Emergency number 112

Police 444-1000

Medical assistance 1770

Dental Emergency 575-0505

General Information 1819

Weather forecast www.en.vedur.is

Road conditions www.road.is

What are the main advantages of booking a multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multiday tour include accommodation during you tour which is often booked far in advance and expensive so by booking with us you don’t have to worry about that.

The tours take you further away from the capital to explore some of the most beautiful highlands Iceland has to offer.

You will have a guide for the whole time who will tell you about everything you will see along the way and know where to stop to get the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

Nice hotel rooms with private bathrooms which includes breakfast. For the south coast we usually go for Hotel Dyrhólaey and Hotel Skaftafell, on Snæfellsnes peninsula we usually book Hotel Rjúkandi. If they aren’t available we book very similar ones.

Does the 3 Day South Coast – Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave tour include glacier hiking?

Yes, the tour includes a glacier hike on Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell – Vatnajökull national park.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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