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2 Day South Coast Summer Experience

At A Glance


54.990 ISK




April 1st - October 31st

Departs From: 

Pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik


Two days

Minimum Age: 

10 years


This tour offers a small group experience, giving you a very comfortable and personal experience. Your sightseeing and hiking journey begins down the scenic route 1. Your guide will pick you up from your desired accommodation in Reykjavik before the morning departure and return you there safely after the tour. Included: hotel room with a private bathroom and a breakfast, guided tour in a mini bus, glacier equipment.

If you are looking for a day tour along the south coast please see Vatnajökull & Jökulsárlón day tour.

Tour Details

  • Group Maximum: 16 people.
  • 54,990 ISK per person.
  • 2-day duration.
  • Minimum age 10.

Day 1

Departing from Reykjavík we drive over Hellisheiði mountain pass, past Hengill volcano and down to the southern lowlands. Your first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the roaring cascade that you can walk behind and enjoy from both sides. As you continue you have the infamous Eyjafjallajökull on our left-hand side and Vestmannaeyjar islands to the right. Before you visit Reynisfjara black sand beach you stop to admire Skógafoss waterfall which falls some 60 meters into the calm river, Skógá. After spending some time at the beach taking in the stunning Reynisdrangar peaks and the basalt column cave as well as the view off Dyrhólaey you have lunch and keep moving in an easterly direction towards your accommodation place. Rugged mountain ridges covered with the ice of Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull, green mossy lava fields will make up the scenery of the rest of the day with lots of great photo opportunities.

Day 2

Day two will be spent in the Vatnajökull National park region. You start at the scenic glacier lagoon - Jökulsárlón. Here you have the chance to explore the magnificent glacier wonder, full of floating icebergs. After spending some time at the lagoon we make our way to Virkisjökull glacier where you will be going for a glacier hike. Virkisjökull is an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier. Our qualified glacier guides will help you with the special glacier equipment needed for the tour as well as giving thorough safety rules that apply on the glacier.

After your time at the glacier, it is time to start heading back to the city where we will be between 9 & 12 PM after a great two-day adventure.

Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off

8:00 to 8:45 and drop off 21:00 to 24:00 the following day.


What to Bring

For all of our glacier tours Glacier Guides will provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes.  Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent. In Skaftafell we do have many of the items below for sale in our booking center.

Equipment List for Glacier Day Tours

Please note that the glacier hikes range from 3 hours to 7 hours so depending on the length of your tour you may be able to get away without some of the things on this list. 

  • Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rental clothing available)
  • Hiking boots (Available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)(Climbing boots are included on the ice climbing tour)
  • Light sweater, wool or fleece
  • Light synthetic or quick dry pants (Try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
  • Thin Gloves
  • Hat
  • Small Backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (It can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
  • Food and drinks (Lunch is not provided on any of our trips. June - September there is plenty of fresh water on the glacier so bring a bottle)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)