2 Day South Coast & Glacier Hike | Glacier Lagoon, Waterfalls, DC-3 Plane Wreck & More

Join us on an unforgettable two-day excursion of the Icelandic south coast; including Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon), Skógarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara (Black Sand Beach) and many others.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 8 years
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up included
Price From: ISK 49.900

Tour Highlights

✅ Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
✅ Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach
✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Skogafoss waterfall
✅ The famous DC-3 Airplane Wreck
✅ Bike ride in Solheimasandur
✅ Glacier hiking on Solheimajokull
✅ One night of accommodation in a Hotel (breakfast included)
✅ Professional and fun English speaking guide
✅ Small groups & personal service

Tour Details

Duration: 2 days
Departures: Daily
Available: All year
Departure: 08:00
Max group size: 16-18 persons
Price: Adults: ISK 49.900 / Children: 50% off
Bring with you: Outdoor clothing & hiking shoes

Operated in a minibus.

Tour Description

Join us on an unforgettable two-day excursion of the Icelandic south coast; including Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon), Skógarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara (Black Sand Beach) and many others. Travel like true Vikings through lunar landscapes where rivers roar through black deserts sands and experience the countless natural splendors the coastline has to offer.

Seljalandsfoss
The adventure begins when we pick you up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the South. Our arrival is announced by the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic Instagram blockbuster!

Skógafoss
Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge, a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views. See if you can count your steps on your way up.

Glacier Hike
We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on our safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes we hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena.

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.

Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
Heading off day nr. 2 is Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats south. Tröll Expeditions will give you the opportunity to book a boat ride between the icebergs during summer time and get a closer look of the millenary ice. If boating is not your thing, then we walk alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature.

Diamond Beach
On the other side of the road, the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts, guaranteed to make your Instagram account pop!

DC-3 Plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur
Next up, we head out to Sólheimasandur desert where a US Nacy DC3 crash landed in 1973 after running out of fuel in midair. The wreck has since then been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. The plane itself is 4 km from the nearest road so we provide the coolest transportation method available, fat bikes. We only travel in style. In essence, we’ll be riding a fat bike over volcanic sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing a crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage. If you are not so fond of biking, you’ll get the chance to hike up there. Either way, enjoy!

This is a mini-bus trip that exposes you to experiences that are simply unparalleled by anything you will see on a large coach bus. To provide intimate and personal services, we only travel in small groups composed of adventure-seeking travelers and have organized the itinerary in a sequence that ensures that you avoid the main crowds. Feel free to ask our experienced guides as many questions as you like, and you’ll be rewarded with fascinating, and often fantastic, knowledge about this Nordic island and the strange people who call it home.

This is a tour for those seeking to have a unique adventure, without missing out on the iconic attractions that have made Iceland one of the world’s most treasured travel destinations.

Check booking availability now by choosing a date, and remember that during the peak of summer, you will experience the midnight sun, whose soft light casts a natural filter no Instagram or photo app can replicate.

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