2 Day South Coast Adventure | Ice Cave, Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Glacier 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!
Available: Nov - April
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 10
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up included
Price: ISK 64.900
Reviews: 1 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Guided Ice Cave tour
✅ Certified Glacier guide
✅ One night at Hotel room with bathroom with breakfast
✅ Seljandsfoss Waterfall
✅ Skogafoss Waterfall
✅ Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier
✅ Skaftafell Nature Reserve
✅ Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
✅ Vík – The Coastal Village
✅ Reynisfjara – Basalt Columns & Black Sand Beaches
✅ Northern lights
✅ Small group experience
✅ Free pick-up from Reykjavik accommodation
✅ Guided tour in a minibus
✅ Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano view*
✅ Hekla Volcano / Volcano view*

Tour Details

Rated: Easy.
Duration:  2 days.
Pick up time: 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.
Included: Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided tour in a minibus, a visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon Ice Glacier Lagoon, Crystal Ice Cave, a certified glacier guide. Hotel room with bathroom, and breakfast. Please note that if you do not choose the single supplement you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket, and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Minimum age: 10 years.
A maximum number of participants: 18 persons per guide.

  • 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.

Tour Description

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.

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 1 – Highlights

✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Skógafoss waterfall
✅ Reynisfjara Black Beach
✅ Villages of Vik
✅ Northern lights hunt (if conditions are right)

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. 

DAY 2 – HIGHLIGHTS

✅ Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
✅ Guided tour in Ice cave
✅ Vatnajökull Glacier
✅ Skaftafell Nature Reserve
✅ Northern Lights Hunt (if conditions are right)
✅ Necessary glacier equipment
✅ Drop off in Reykjavik

1 review

  1. Great way to see Iceland in 2 days!

    We had quite a memorable experience in Iceland! Thank you to Iceland advice, to Matthias, for his exceptional service and extreme patience answering all my queries! Our tour guide Maria was an ‘expert’ in spotting the northern lights; she was born in Iceland; hence, knew a great deal about the country. The tour was in a small group, so it was more fun and no stress at all. Traveling with my family with varied needs – my parents and relatives who are seniors were a bit slow during the icecave and glacierwalk, but our glacier guide Preckt was VERY patient with us. He took the easier route to the cave, stopped many times to tell us about the glacier, and even helped us gear up as we were quite ignorant with krampons! First time to do any ice activity. What I am also super grateful about is when they had arranged for us to be taken to the rest of the tour, as our flight got delayed. Norris, the driver, who took us to the rest of the group was also a superb guide! This tour is a great way to see the South Coast in a limited time! The hotel though was quite basic so don’t expect 5* amenities. Everything else was perfect, beautiful, comfortable, and well worth the money you pay for!

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