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
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund

Tour Highlights

✅ Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
✅ Diamond Beach
✅ Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach
✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Skogafoss waterfall
✅ The famous DC-3 Airplane Wreck
✅ Bike ride in Solheimasandur
✅ Glacier hiking in Skaftafell
✅ 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: 21 persons
Price: Adults: ISK 49.900 / Children: 50% off
Bring with you: Outdoor clothing & hiking shoes

Operated in a minibus.

  • English speaking guide
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Small Group (21 persons max)
  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • Glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
  • Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom

• Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
• The glacier hike might include a visit to an ice cave in the wintertime.
• We recommended that you pack a small suitcase for this tour. Luggage storage is available for free if you bring it to the pickup location.
• We have to adjust timings to the short daylight and we always try to avoid big crowds.
• Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
• You will see the designated pick up locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking.
• You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like.
• We recommend you bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles if you are visiting in the winter. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.

Tour Description

Join us on an unforgettable two-day excursion along the Icelandic south coast to the breathtaking glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, where seals are swimming between the icebergs and the white of the ice mixes up with the blue of the sky. Your eyes will also meet with powerful waterfalls, volcanic sand beaches and the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, where you will have the chance to explore while hiking. On top of all of that, you will get the option to ride a fat bike on Solheimasandur where you will reach the DC-3 Plane Wreck, considered to be the symbol of the golden age of air travel.

Day 1

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

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 waterfall

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.

DC-3 Plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur

After that, we head out to Sólheimasandur desert where a US Navy 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. Hike 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!

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.

Day 2

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell

We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country, Vatnajökull. 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. Skaftafell area has been used as a filming location for many famous TV shows and films, such as Game of Thrones, Interstellar, James Bond, and others… Follow the steps of your favorite characters into the glacier!

Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon

Heading off on the second day, you’ll head to 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!

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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