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2 Day South Coast Tour Iceland

2-day trip to the South Coast of Iceland and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon departing all year round

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2 days
Starts: From your accommodation located in the Reykjavik metropolitan area at 8:00 a.m.
Ends: At the same point at around 8:00 p.m.
Flexible cancellation policy


See all the nooks and crannies of Iceland's South Coast with the 2-Day South Coast Tour Iceland. Departing from Reykjavík, and accompanied by a local guide, you will tour Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón, the Diamond Beach and the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara among other surprises. The tour itinerary will vary slightly depending on the season in which you travel.

If you take the two-day Iceland tour in winter (between October and April), you will go hunting for northern lights and enter the blue ice cave of Skaftafell. If, on the other hand, you travel in summer (between May and September), adrenaline awaits you in the form of trekking on the ice of the Skaftafell glacier with crampons and an ice axe.

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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

Important 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.

Cancellation 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.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 Reykjavík - Seljalandsfoss - Skógafoss

⛄ Winter: Northern Lights Hunting (Northern Lights Hunting)
🌞 Summer: Skaftafell Glacier Trekking

Pick up in Reykjavík

The two-day adventure along the south coast of Iceland begins with pick-up in Reykjavik from your hotel or nearest bus stop. Once gathered you will head south in search of the first stop.

departure south coast and ice cave tour

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

After a little less than two hours in the minibus, you will arrive at your first stop: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, with a drop of about 60 meters.

If you want to walk behind the waterfall, don't forget to pack your raincoat and enjoy the view behind the water. During this stop, you can also see Gljufrafoss, a small waterfall north of Seljalandsfoss. After about thirty minutes in this area, you will board the minibus to head to the next destination, Skogafoss Falls.

seljalandsfoss waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall - Skógafoss Waterfall

In just 25 minutes you will be admiring the Skogafoss waterfall. This waterfall is hidden in a cliff and is a product of the Skógá river. Not only can you observe it from below, as there are stairs that take you to the ledge above the waterfall, with a view that will take your breath away.

After 30 minutes touring this waterfall, it is time for lunch. The place and time for lunch may vary. The guide will recommend you to go to traditional Icelandic restaurants but if you prefer, you can bring your own food as it is not included in the tour.

skogafoss waterfall


Skaftafell Glacier Trek

If you are traveling in summer, get ready to start the most exciting activity of this 2-day trip: a guided trek on Europe's largest glacier.

Upon arrival, you will meet a professional glacier guide, who will give you all the essential safety equipment (such as ice axes, crampons, harnesses, etc.) and take you to the glacier. After getting equipped, you will start walking on 2000-3000 years old ice. Be sure to bring suitable clothing for this activity and appropriate hiking shoes in your suitcase.

After the glacier walk, you will make your way to the hotel in the southeast of Iceland. There you will have a delicious dinner and spend the night in pleasant surroundings.

💬 If the weather forecast is unfavorable, or there are no guides available, the trekking will take place on the Sólheimajökull glacier.

Skaftafell Glacier Trek


Northern Lights Hunting

If you are traveling in winter, you will head to the hotel where you will arrive between 19:00 and 20:00. You will have some time to rest and have dinner. After dinner, you will meet your guide who will give you all the information about the Northern Lights, the weather forecast, and tips to see them better. It's time to go on the hunt for the northern lights.

Now all you have to do is wait outside the hotel for this magnificent phenomenon to happen ✨.

northern light

DAY 2 Jökulsárlón - Fellsfjara - Reynisfjara - Reykjavík

⛄ Winter: Blue Ice Cave Skaftafell


Blue Ice Cave Skaftafell

If you travel to Iceland in winter, your second day will start early to discover the blue ice caves that form in one of the areas of Skaftafell National Park.

The guides will provide you with the necessary equipment to walk on the ice and you will start trekking for about 1 hour. Haven't had enough ice? Don't worry, you will continue on into the Blue Ice Cave, a completely natural phenomenon that you will explore for 30 minutes.

Blue Ice Cave Skaftafell

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The second day of the tour will continue 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. You will 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 icebergs of the lagoon 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 stop to eat delicious typical Icelandic food.

diamond beach

Reynisfjara, the black sand beach

For 40 minutes, you will visit Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach, and our last stop on this adventure. From here you will be able to see the cliffs of Dýrhólaey in the distance and a multitude of birds such as the characteristic puffins.

black sand beach iceland

Return to Reykjavík

Your adventure comes to an end, relax in the minibus as you make your way back to Reykjavík. In about 2.5 hours, you will arrive in the Icelandic capital where you will be dropped off at the same point where you were picked up on the first day.

See you on your next adventure!


What to bring to 2 Day South Coast Tour Iceland

  • 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.
  • How many travelers are on this tour?

    This tour has a maximum capacity of 18 travelers.

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