2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Glacier Hike, South Coast, Jokulsarlon & Northern Lights
Why we love this tour
Visiting the most worthy places along the south coast – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Black Sand Beach and Diamond beach! Glacier hiking is highlighted to experience the glacier in zero distance! Explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave Northern Light Hunting Small group experience – max. 21 per guide! An experienced English-speaking guide
You will be picked up from your accommodation, and from there, set out to explore the countryside, heading towards the South Coast of Iceland, famous for being home at Eyjafjallajökull, which made to the news around the world when its volcano last erupted in 2010.
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!
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 in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park
We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the 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!
Blue Ice Cave
The journey continues with the blue ice cave exploration. The exciting hike to reach the cave will take a few minutes – we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankles and have hard sole. Iceland’s nature is dominated by glaciers and it is only possible to explore them with a certified guide and safety equipment. Your guide will share with you his expertise about the ice caves, allowing you to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon – spoiler alert… it will be blue.
Northern Lights hunt
Arriving at our hotel in the Southeast, you will move into your room, have dinner and then meet your guide for further information about the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good your guide will find a good spot to hunt the famous Aurora Borealis.
Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
Heading off day 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. Try walking alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature.
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!
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.
So, what are you waiting for?
Come and join us to see the unique blue caves in southern region plus all Iceland’s favorite activities and attractions including glacier hiking! This is the ultimate Icelandic experience with a small group and experienced guide guaranteed.
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• Note that order of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
- Pick up: 8:00 from your hotel
Due to the regulations implemented regarding the shuttle traffic in the downtown Reykjavik, we have offered 13 pick up points instead of directly picking up guests from accommodations . Please click here for further information.
- 2 days
Please note that all accommodations are subject to change based on the availability.
Accommodations of similar quality would be offered in case of full booking.
- Free pickup and drop off in Rekjavik
- English-speaking tour guide
- Glacier gear
- Certified Glacier Guide
- Small Group (21 persons max)
- Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
- Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with breakfast
- Lunch and dinner
What you need to know
- Minimum age requirements: No minimum age. However, 8 year old is the age limit for glacier hike and ice caving. If children under those ages are on the tour then an adult needs to stay with them while others do these activities.
- Remember to bring:Warm outdoor clothing, hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
- Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
- The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed by the operator. The hotels are in prime locations to maximize the changes of seeing them.)
- The limit is one 24″ suitcase per person. You can store your luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra at the time of booking. If there is room on the bus, then we will bring the piece of luggage with us on the tour. The luggage fee however is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.
Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping. Crampons will be used during glacier hiking, please make sure you have good hiking shoes. We recommend hiking shoes that are thick, sturdy and waterproof.
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- All cancellations must be emailed to email@example.com. Cancellation by Whatsapp, Facebook or other channels will not be accepted. A cancellation fee of 100% is charged if the booking is canceled 2 working days (Except Saturday, Sunday & Public holiday in Hong Kong) or less before departure day (counted as day 0).