South Coast and Jokulsarlon | Overnight Summer Tour

This is an overnight tour along the South Coast, all the way to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. A glacier hike is included, and you get the chance to sail on the glacier lagoon. See glaciers, black sand beaches and see the icebergs up close.
Available: Apr. - Sept
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 10
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up included
Price: ISK 49.900
Reviews: 2 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ South Coast
✅ Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
✅ Skogafoss Waterfall
✅ Village of Vik
✅ Black Sand Beach
✅ Reynisdrangar sea stacks
✅ Skaftafell Nature Reserve
✅ Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
✅ Accommodation included at Country Hotel Gerði
✅ Glaciers & Icebergs

Tour Details

Price: ISK 49.900 – 54.900 per adult
Minimum age: 10 years old
Duration: 2 days
Pick-up: Free pick-up from Reykjavik / 09:00 – 09:30
Drop-off: Around 19:00 – 21:00 the next day
Maximum pax: 18 persons
Available: April 16 – Sept 15, Daily – Click here for the winter version of this tour (Sept- Apr)
Included: Hotel pickup, transportation in a mini-bus, English speaking guide, room with bathroom, breakfast, glacier hiking for 1 hour (crampons included).
Optional Extras: You can buy a boat ride on the glacier lagoon from May – Sept (summer). See extras in booking engine for prices.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes. You need real hiking shoes for the glacier hike, which have a thick sole and cover your ankle. We provide the ice crampons, and they cannot be attached to normal shoes.
Note: Meals are not included except breakfast
Sailing on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon: On this tour, you can buy a boat ride on the glacier lagoon (fee not included). You will sail among the icebergs, and if you are lucky, you will see some seals swimming in the water. Truly amazing experience.

Clothing to wear

The weather in Iceland is ever changing, and it is important to be prepared. We recommend the following clothing:

• hiking boots (over ankle)
• waterproof parka • warm hat & warm gloves
• wool or fleece sweater/jacket
NO jeans or trainers

Good hiking shoes & warm socks are an essential part of the tour.

*** To be able to participate in the glacier hike you will need hiking shoes of a similar type as shown in the picture at the top. If you don’t have good hiking shoes, you can rent them from us when you book the tour online.

It varies from one trip to another where we stop and for how long. It depends on the weather, the group, how much daylight we have, etc. During summer months we usually have the boat tour on Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in the morning of the second day. And we usually have the glacier hike on Svinafellsjokull glacier on the second day as well. If the weather is good on the first day, and the weather forecast is not good for the second day, then the guides often put the glacier hike on day 1. During winter (15th September to 15th April) we hunt for the northern lights in the evening of the first day (if the sky is clear). In the tour description here below you can read about the areas and places we see during this trip, but it does not mean that we stop at all those places.

Tour Description

This is an overnight tour along the South Coast, all the way to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. A glacier hike is included, and you get the chance to sail on the glacier lagoon. See glaciers, black sand beaches and see the icebergs up close. One of our bestsellers. Operated in a minibus.

An optional boat tour on the glacier lagoon is available during summer, from May – Sept.

Day 1 – The south coast & black sand

Our two-day tour takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland. Our tour brings us over the river Thjorsa which is the longest river in Iceland, around 230 kilometers long, where around 370 cubic meters of water flows per second. Several large hydroelectric plants are located around Thjorsa River. In good weather, we can see the central volcanoes Hekla and Tindfjoll.But our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss, a very photogenic waterfall that plunges from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 m to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. The water comes from the infamous volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

Our next stop will be at Skogar where we will see the Skogafoss Waterfall. It’s also 60 m in height and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Make a note of another secret keeper: Myrdalsjokull Glacier is hiding Katla. She’s a very explosive and active volcano.

Our next stop will be the village of Vik where you will find a black sand beach with some fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the magnificent Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

The longest bridge in Iceland (900 m) is over one of those areas of glacial floods. After that, we go to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the Vatnajokull National Park, where we’ll have a shortstop. The glacier tongues there give the national park a majestic fairytale scenery.

Jokulsarlon has been the film location for many Hollywood movies. It is located at the end of an outlet glacier of the great Vatnajokull Glacier. Huge pieces of ice calve from the glacier and end up floating in the lagoon and out to sea.

After we have enjoyed the lagoon with its icebergs, we will drive to our accommodation at Country Hotel Gerði. The rooms all have a bathroom. Free WiFi is available in the dining room, and the restaurant uses mainly local products on the menu. Breakfast is included in the price.

We enjoy dinner upon arrival (not included in tour price).

Day 2 – Glaciers & Icebergs

After breakfast, we spend more time at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where it is possible to buy a 40-minute boat ride among icebergs of all shapes. We also take a walk alongside the lake and on the black sand shores and look for seals which may be spotted in the lagoon.

The estimated arrival time back to Reykjavik is between 19:00 and 21:00. We usually stop for a quick late afternoon or early evening snack on the way.

We hope you have had the time of your life with us! The magnificence of Iceland’s nature is more than likely to stir your sense of wonder 🙂

Disclaimer: glacier trips are undertaken at the responsibility of the participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers.

It can happen that the glacier hike is canceled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the cost of the glacier hike.[/vc_column_text]

2 reviews

  1. Highlights of South Coast - beautiful

    We experienced everything the South coast of Iceland has to offer, beautiful waterfalls, the black beach was amazing and don’t get me started on the jokularlon OMG it was soo beautiful!
    Accommodation was really clean and cozy.
    Guide was really fun and taught us everything there is to know about the places we visited.

    This tour package was well worth it. I highly recommend it!

  2. Overnight south shore package

    We are a family of 4 and we all had a wonderful time. Thank you Iceland Advice 🙂

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