2 Day South Coast, Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Lagoon

All year Daily 2 days Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Easy Min 10 years old

This 2 Day South Coast, Ice Cave, Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Lagoon Tour really offers you the chance to experience many of the main nature attractions in Iceland. Nature elements on the south coast include waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers, ice caves, great rock formations, beautiful villages and glacier lagoons to name a few.

During the winter the south coast is one of the best places in Iceland to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). You will go as far as Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon and spend the night at a hotel in the Skaftafell regions before heading back the following day.

If you want to experience the best Iceland has to offer in only 2 days then we highly recommend this Iceland South Coast Tour.

If you want more info on the Iceland south coast in winter please click here to read our travel blog.

Itinerary

Day 1

South Coast and Northern Lights

You will be picked up from Reykjavik 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 the journey continues on, next destination is 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 the accommodation. 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, we will hunt for the northern lights. The countryside is perfect for spotting this natural phenomenon as it is away from the city lights.

Overnight: hotel in the Skaftafell area

Day 2

This day is devoted to the glacier. We start the day at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, home of the massive floating icebergs. From the Glacier lagoon, we go to the glacier edge for some ice caving where 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 caves are formed in different locations each year. Ice caves give you 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.

Expected time of arrival in Reykjavik is around 21:00-23:00

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Tour highlights

  • Ice Cave
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
  • Vatnajokull – Europe´s biggest glacier
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Reynisfjara – basalt colums & black beaches
  • Northern Lights in winter
  • Eyjafjallajokull Glacier view
  • Hekla Volcano view

Included

  • Hotel room with breakfast.
  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Comfortable Minibus.
  • Sightseeing the main attractions on the South Coast

Not included

  • Meals other than breakfast on day 2

Good to know

Pick up time is 8:00-8:45 and drop off 21:00 to 24:00 the following day.

Please note that food is not included in this tour, except breakfast on day two.

Please note that if do not choose the single supplement you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.

All departures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate; 4 persons but never exceed 18 participants.

The minimum age for this tour is 10 years because of age restrictions in ice caves.

Please bring warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

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