2 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Skaftafell & Northern Lights

Join #TeamTroll to the most popular and unique locations in Iceland's South Coast and experience the world's rarest natural phenomenon: a blue ice cave while hiking on Vatnajökull - Europe's largest glacier.
Available: Nov - Mar
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 8 years
Pick Up: Pick-up included from Reykjavik
Price From: ISK 54.900
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund

Tour Highlights

✅ Skógafoss waterfall
✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajökull National Park
✅ Glacier hiking and ice cave tour
✅ Glacier walk
✅ Blue Ice Cave
✅ Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
✅ Diamond Beach
✅ Reynisfjara – The Black Sand Beach

Tour Details

Departure: 08:00 am
Difficulty: Moderate
Minimum age: 8 years
Included: English speaking guide, certified glacier guide, small groups (21 person max), WiFi and Icelandic music on board, glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe) & Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with private bathroom and breakfast included
What to bring: Warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), hiking boots (available for rent when booking), Joy and happiness!

• 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 chances of seeing them.
• The limit is 24″ suitcase per person, and no multiple luggage allowed. If there is limited space in the car you might need to leave part of your luggage in our luggage storage, free of charge.
• 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.
• Ice caves are dynamic natural phenomena only accessible during wintertime when temperatures drop. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. We visit a naturally formed ice cave during this tour. The photos are from this winter season, but the cave and other formations we visit might have changed due to the nature of formations.


Tour Description

Hop on a comfortable minibus with a friendly and experienced guide and a small group on a 2-day excursion with us to explore the most famous locations in South Coast.

In this tour, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave in it. If nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.

Day 1

You will be picked up from Reykjavík, 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.

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.

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park

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

Blue Ice Cave

The glacier hike continues with the blue ice cave exploration. we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankles and have a 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 Discovery

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.

Day 2

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.

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!

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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