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

Join us for this great two-day tour along the south coast and enjoy all the best sites the south has to offer. This tour provides a great chance of catching the northern lights!

Ice-Caving Northern-Lights Sightseeing Tours waterfall

During the winter, a 2-day tour is the best option to explore the south coast. This tour gives you the option of exploring all the highlights of the Icelandic south coast and visit an ice cave in Vatnajökull glacier.

  • Availability
    November 15th - April 20th
  • Duration
    2 days
  • Level
  • Pickup
  • Meet on location
  • Min. Age
    10 years
  • Ratio
  • Price from
    69.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Natural Ice Cave
Seljandsfoss waterfall
Skogafoss waterfall
Vatnajökull - Europe's biggest glacier
Skaftafell nature reserve
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Vík - a coastal village
Reynisfjara - basalt columns & black sand beaches
Northern lights
Small group experience
Eyjafjallajökull glacier / volcano view*
Hekla volcano / volcano view*
Pick up from Reykjavik accommodation
Guided tour in a minibuss
Visit to all main highlights of the south coast
Guided Ice Cave tour
Certified Glacier guide
One night at Hotel room with bathroom
Breakfast at hotel

Reykjavík pick up starts at 8 am. Please be ready at your pick up location and be aware that the pick up process can take up to 30 min.

For more detailed information please see the itinerary for this tour!

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

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.

Please note

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

Ice caves are an ever changing natural phenomenon and, therefore, unpredictable. We will visit one ice cave during the tour and the choice of a cave is based on conditions and safety.

*Views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, Hekla volcano and entrance to the crystal cave are subjected to weather conditions.

Food is NOT included on this tour, except breakfast on day two.

Please note that if you are traveling alone and do not choose the single supplement you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.

DAY 1: The Grand South Coast and Northern Lights

We take off from Reykjavík on a dark winter morning and drive towards the slowly rising sun. Our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall located at the feet of the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Here you will have the chance to explore this beautiful waterfall from both sides, as this in the fall that you are able to walk behind. A little further to the east we come to our next highlight; Skógafoss waterfall. On a clear day, you will have the opportunity to see the two surrounding glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjokull. As we continue on, we come to Reynisfjara black sand beach where some fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar peaks greet us. We will drive through the charming small villages of Vik and Kirkjubæjarklaustur on our way to our accommodation place. Throughout the entire day, you can expect to see breathtaking landscape consisting of vast lava fields, waterfalls, black sands and glacier tongues. We will enjoy a relaxing evening and recharge for the upcoming day. When the conditions are right, you might have the opportunity to see the northern lights. The countryside, away from the city lights, is perfect for spotting this natural phenomenon. The hotel that we usually stay at is Hotel Skaftafell, surrounded by Vatnajökull glacier.

Day Highlights
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Skógafoss waterfall
Reynisfjara Black Beach
Villages of Vik
Northern lights hunt (if conditions are right)
Pick up in Reykjavik
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to highlights of the South coast
One night in Hotel room

Day 2: Land of Ice

This day is devoted to the glacier. We start the day at the renown Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon home of the massive floating icebergs and the location for several blockbuster movies like Batman Begins and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to name a few. From the lagoon, we go to the glacier edge where our certified guides will assure a safe and exciting experience that awaits. Ice caves are only found during the wintertime when the glacial rivers retract and the water freezes. New ice caves are formed in different locations each year. Ice caves give you an unparalleled photographic opportunity where you can capture the blue light passing through the glacier ice. After visiting the ice cave, we start making our way back to Reykjavik. Before we leave this magnificent area behind we will stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a part of Vatnajokull National Park. Surrounded by amazing jagged mountains and glacier-topped peaks, the scenery consists of indistinguishable features making it a definite highlight of the tour. On the drive back, after the night falls, we will make sure to look for the northern lights. 

We will be returning to Reykjavík around 9-11 PM.

Day Highlights
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Natural Ice Cave
Vatnajökull Glacier
Skaftafell Nature Reserve
Northern Lights Hunt (if conditions are right)
Breakfast at hotel in Skaftafell
Visit to Jokulsarlon
Guided tour in Ice cave
Certified Glacier Guide
Necessary glacier equipment
Drop off in Reykjavik
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.

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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