2 Day South Coast Tour, Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon with Optional Ice Cave

Join this unforgettable two-day excursion along the south coast to the breathtaking glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, where seals are swimming between the icebergs and the white of the ice blends with the blue of the sky. Feast your eyes on powerful waterfalls, volcanic sand beaches and the chance to explore while hiking. Add the Dragon Glass Ice Cave as an extra and enjoy our Super Jeep experience to the cave.
Available: April to Sep
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 8 years
Pick Up: Not Available
Price From: ISK 54.900
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund

Tour Highlights

✅ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Skógafoss waterfall
✅ Reynisfjara, “the Black Sand Beach”
✅ Jökulsárlón, “the Glacier Lagoon”
✅ Diamond Beach
✅ Skaftafell National Park
✅ Sólheimasandur

Tour Details

Duration: 2 days
Departure: 08:00
Available: April to Sep
Max group size: 21 persons
Price: Adults: ISK 54.900
Bring with you:  Warm clothes (first layer), Waterproof clothing (second layer), Hiking boots (available for rent when booking), Joy and happiness!

  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • English speaking guide
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
  • Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom
  • Small Group (21 persons max)

• Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
• The limit is one 24″ suitcase per person. You can store your luggage in our office for 1,000 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.
• We have to adjust timings to 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. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.

Tour Description

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

During this tour you’ll travel the popular South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara and our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park. You also have the chance to add an optional tour to explore the mighty Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave.

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.

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

We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the largest glacier in the country, Vatnajökull. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on your 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 onto the glacier!

Day 2


Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon

Starting the second day, you’ll head to 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. Tröll Expeditions will give you the opportunity to book a boat ride between the icebergs during summer time and get a closer look at the millenary ice. If boating is not your thing, then we walk 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.

Optional Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave

You also have the option to add Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave as an extra for this tour. If you chose to do so, you’ll hop on our Super Jeep, put on your crampons and explore the stunning South Coast and Myrdalsjokull glacier. In this off-the-beaten-path tour to a natural ice cave underneath Katla volcano, you’ll admire the lunar landscapes, moss covered mountains and glaciers the South Coast of Iceland is so well known for, culminating in the mighty Dragon Glass Ice Cave, formed by the combination of fire and ice.

 

 

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