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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
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Skogafoss Falls
- Glacier hike
- Blue ice cave
- Northern Lights
- Hotel accomodation
- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- Double hotel room
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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- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ✨.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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What to bring to 2 Day South Coast Tour Iceland
- Warm clothing
- Waterproof clothing
- Hiking boots (rental available as an extra)