Why we love this tour
Skógafoss waterfall Seljalandsfoss waterfall Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon Diamond Beach Glacier walk Skaftafell National Park Blue Ice Cave
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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 t 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.
The night is spent in Guesthouse Gerði or similar
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. 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.
Book this tour by selecting a date
• Note that order of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
- Pick up: 8:00am at your accommodation
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.
- Free pickup and drop off in Rekjavik
- English-speaking tour guide
- A certified glacier guide
- Small Group (19 persons max)
- Hotel room with bathroom, and breakfast.
- Lunch and dinner
Minimum requirements: 8 years old
Remember to bring:
- Warm clothes (first layer)
- Waterproof clothing (second layer)
- Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
- Joy and happiness
Departure Date : 01.11.2018-31.01.2019 (Daily Departure)
(Except 23Dec, 24Dec , 25Dec, 31Dec , 01Jan)
What You Need To Know
• There will the plenty of stops to buy snacks and also a lunch stop.
• 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.
• Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
• We recommended that you pack a small suitcase for this tour. Luggage storage is available for free if you bring it to the pick up location.
• Bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles and ankle protection. Hiking boots are available as an extra when booking.
- The night is spent in Guesthouse Gerði or similar