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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Tour the South Coast and trek on the glacier

2 days

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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon tour information

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Pick up from your accommodation located in the Reykjavik metropolitan area at 8:00 a.m.


At the same pick up point around 8:00 p.m.

Get to know the most famous places of the Icelandic South Coast with this 2-day tour. Departing from Reykjavik, you will discover the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the blue ice cave on the Vatnajökull glacier, the northern lights, the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón and the beaches Fellsfjara and Reynisfjara.

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Tour itinerary

todayDay 1 - Reykjavík - Seljalandsfoss - Skógafoss - Vatnajökull

Difficulty: easy to moderate
Pick up in Reykjavik. Our two-day adventure along the south coast of Iceland begins with pick-up in Reykjavik at our hotel or nearest bus stop. Once the group is gathered, we will head south to our first stop.
departure south coast and ice cave tour
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. After a little less than two hours in the minibus, we will arrive at our first stop, the Seljalandsfoos waterfall, with a drop of about 60 meters. If you want to walk behind the waterfall, don't forget your raincoat and enjoy the view behind the water. During this stop, we can also see Gljufrafoss, a small waterfall north of Seljalandsfoss, a natural wonder. After about thirty minutes in this area, we will board the minibus to head to our next destination, Skogafoss Falls.
seljalandsfoss waterfall
Skogafoss Falls. In just 25 minutes, we will already be admiring the Skogafoss waterfalls. This waterfall is hidden in a cliff and is a product of the Skógá river. Not only will you be able to observe this incredible waterfall from below, there are stairs that take you to the ledge above the waterfall, these views will take your breath away. After 30 minutes touring this waterfall, it is time to return to the minibus, our next stop awaits us.
skogafoss waterfall
Blue ice cave in the Vatnajökull Glacier. We are located in one of the areas of Skaftafell National Park. The guides will provide us with the necessary material to walk on the ice and we will start our trekking of about 1 hour. Haven't had enough ice? Don't worry, we will continue into the Blue Ice Cave, a completely natural phenomenon that we will explore for 30 minutes.
blue ice cave
Hotel in Höfn and Northern Lights. We will arrive at our hotel between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., we will have some time to rest and have dinner (dinner not included). The hotel depends on availability, but we usually stay at Gerdi Guesthouse. After dinner time, we will meet with our guide to give us all the information about the northern lights, the weather forecast and tips to see it better. Now we just have to wait outside our hotel for this magnificent phenomenon to happen.
northern light

todayDay 2 - Jökulsárlón - Reynisfjara - Reykjavík

Difficulty: easy to moderate
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Our second day of adventure starts early and after a buffet breakfast, we will depart from the hotel around 8:00 am. We will start with a visit to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This is a glacial lagoon fed by the melting of Breiðamerkurjökull, which belongs to the Vatnajökull glacier. We’ll skirt the glacier lagoon enjoying the beautiful views.
Fellsfjara, the diamond beach. Very close to the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón, on the other side of the road, the lagoon's icebergs float in the Atlantic Ocean. This black sand beach is littered with ice chunks and its resemblance to gemstones gives it the name 'diamond beach'. After about 20 minutes on this magnificent beach, we will set course for our last stop of this 2-day adventure.
diamond beach
Reynisfjara, the black sand beach. For 40 minutes, we will visit Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach, and our last stop on this adventure. From here we can see the cliffs of Dýrhólaey in the distance and a multitude of birds such as the characteristic puffins.
black sand beach iceland
Return to Reykjavik. Our adventure comes to an end, relax in the minibus as we head back to Reykjavik. In about 2.5 hours, we will arrive in the Icelandic capital where we will be dropped off at the same point where we were picked up on the first day.

Tour details


  • English speaking guide
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Glacier equipment: helmet + harness + crampons + ice axe
  • Overnight hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast
  • Transportation in minibus with Wi-Fi

Not included

  • Food

error_outlineImportant information

The luggage limit is one 61 centimeters (24 inches) suitcase per person.

The minimum age for the glacier hike is 8 years old. If there are travelers under this age on the tour, an adult must stay with them while the rest of the group does the activity.

Due to Reykjavik city regulations, travelers can only be picked up at certain locations. There are different pick-up points set up, many are hotels, if your hotel is not among these pick-up points, a nearby meeting point will be provided.

This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 85% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

What to bring to South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots (rental available as an extra)

Questions & Answers

Do I have baggage limitations?
The limit is one 24 inches suitcase (a carry-on suitcase) per person. In case you want to store luggage at the Reykjavik office you can do so by selecting the extra for $8 USD (non-refundable).

How are the rooms distributed?
Single travelers will be assigned a single room. Travelers in groups of 2 will be assigned a double room. For 3 or more travelers, triple rooms are assigned.

What will my hotel room be like?
Rooms are private and have en-suite bathrooms.

Are you sure I will see the Northern Lights?
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon so there is no guarantee that you will see them. The hotels are in prime locations to maximize the chances of seeing them.

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