2 Day South Coast Tour | Glacier Lagoon, Blue Ice Cave, Waterfalls & More

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the stunning unique natural Blue Ice cave, glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers and magic waterfalls.
Available: Nov - March
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 8 years
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up included
Price From: ISK 61.900
Reviews: 8 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
✅ Magnificent Vatnajokull Glacier (Europe’s largest glacier)
✅ Skogafoss waterfall
✅ Black Sand Beach (Reynisfjara)
✅ Öræfajökull Glacier
✅ Vík Village (Vík í Mýrdal)
✅ Kirkjubæjarklaustur
✅ Svínafellsjökull Glacier
✅ Walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ South Coast
✅ Visit an Ice Cave
✅ Northern Lights Hunt (When conditions allow)
✅ Necessary safety equipment for the Ice Cave
✅ Professional tour guide in English in a minibus
✅ Accommodation in a double or a twin room with private bathroom and breakfast
✅ Pick up and drop off at Reykjavik
✅ Free Wi-Fi on bus

Tour Details

Available: Nov – Mar.
Duration: 2 days
Difficulty: Easy
Minimum age: 8 years.
Guided Language: English
Pick-up information: Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
Included: Accommodation in a double or a twin room with private bathroom, breakfast, necessary safety equipment for the Ice Cave, professional tour guide in English in a minibus, pick up and drop off within Reykjavik & free Wi-Fi on bus
Not included: Lunch and Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
What to bring: Warm, wind & waterproof clothes, good hiking shoes are necessary for the Ice Cave. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent & a camera
Return time: This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 2 around 08:30 pm

  • If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 7.500 ISK is mandatory.
  • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks is possible.
    Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise, you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
    Here is a link to their website where you can find all details. http://www.luggagelockers.is/
    We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M. To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time.

Tour Description

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the stunning unique natural Blue Ice cave, glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers and magic waterfalls.

After being picked up in Reykjavik in the morning, your next two days will be an unforgettable adventure exploring the many amazing natural wonders of the South Coast of Iceland.

On the first day, visits to the famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss are amongst the highlights but you also visit the less known but no less beautiful waterfalls of Gljufrabui, Kvernufoss, and Irafoss. The black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its amazing surrounding area completes this exciting day.

After a good rest, your adventure continues the second day where you will visit the beautiful Skaftafell and walk on the Diamond Beach, an amazing black beach scattered with icebergs, next to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is where huge icebergs float in ice-cold water and seals swim around them.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. The ice in the cave is spectacularly blue and is a very popular attraction.

If you want to enjoy the Icelandic nature to the fullest and to witness one of Iceland’s most incredible natural phenomenon, then you should book this tour now as availability is very limited.

Please note: it is only possible to bring a small carry on luggage such as backpacks for the tour.

DAY 1: South coast, waterfalls & Reynisfjara black beach

Setting out from Reykjavík, you will drive along route 1 passing through small towns and enjoying the beauty of the Icelandic countryside. Your first stop will be at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located beneath the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Remember to ask your tour guide all about the colossal eruption back in 2010. Close by is the beautiful but less known waterfall Gljufrabui.

Next up is the stunning Skogafoss, a drop of 60 m (200ft) of natural raw power that must be seen to be believed. You will then have the additional pleasure of visiting the secret waterfalls of Kvernufoss and Írafoss.

Then it is on to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach nestling under Mt. Reynisfjall – seasonal home to numerous puffins that dive from its cliffs out to sea. Black basalt has been shaped into amazing different formations, most notably the famous Reynisdrangar. Beware the might of the Atlantic Ocean which looms with its powerful waves.

At the end of the day, your accommodation awaits in hotel Geirland, a lovely country hotel located next to the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur. On the way there and during the night, we will look out for the Northern Lights if conditions are favorable to see them.

Day 2: glacier lagoon and ice cave

Today, you set off in the morning for a totally unique experience. A visit to a natural stunning Blue Ice cave will be the highlight of the day.

You start by driving to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This famous lagoon is filled with huge chunks of ice that have cracked off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin and from there, your Ice cave adventure will begin.

The ice caves only form in the winter when glacial water freezes to create this unique natural phenomenon. Each season, the local glacier experts find the best caves to visit in an enjoyable and safe way. From the glacier lagoon, they drive you through the best of Icelandic highlands in a special Super Jeep to the ice cave. There you will have about an hour to explore and enjoy the magical blue caves. Please do not forget to bring your camera!

After this unforgettable adventure, you drive back to the Jokulsarlon where you join the bus again. From there, you drive to the Skaftafell national park where the amazing views will take your breath away!

On the way back, you will, of course, be able to enjoy the beautiful nature of the South Coast and to make a quick stop in Vik village for some refreshments, while keeping an eye out for the Northern lights if conditions are right.

8 reviews

  1. Thank You

    Nature in Iceland is so beautiful and this tour allowed us to see it under the best possible conditions. David, our guide, was knowledgeable and fun. He helped me to keep up and enjoy the trip in a thoughtful and enjoyable way. Hooray!

  2. Great Value, Outstanding Experience!

    I was on the fence about booking an excursion because I usually prefer to explore on my own. But in Nov, with limited daylight and unpredictable weather conditions, this two-day excursion will ensure that you experience the absolute best from this gorgeous region. Our guide Johannes was helpful, warm, and knowlegable from beginning to end. Our group really bonded, and that can be attributed to the small group size, the comfortable riding conditions, and Johannes’s boundless positive energy. I highly recommend this option for solo travelers. It’s a great way to meet people while still having your own space. Based on this experience and another excursion I took to Sneafellnes, I sense that Nice is a company with a genuine love of Iceland, a commitment to sharing that enthusiasm with others, and a knack for satisfying the restless, poetic souls of fellow travelers.

  3. 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!

  4. Excellent Experience.

    I have to say this is even better than I ever imagined. Adorable people, wonderful waterfalls, black beach and specially, the glacier and ice cave! Our driver and tour guide, David, took great care of us all in a bad weather, making it feel not so unbearable and this land so unforgetable. He showed perfect calmness and patience when my husband found he carelessly lost a bag, and helped us all the way around finding it back, can’t thak enough for this.

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