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2 Day South Coast - Ice Cave, Skaftafell & Jökulsárlón Lagoon

At A Glance

Details
Price: 

69,990 ISK

Departures: 

08:00 - 08:45

Season: 

November 1 - March 15

Departs From: 

Pick up from your hotel in Reykjavik

Duration: 

2 Days & 1 Night

Minimum Age: 

10

Difficulty: 

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

For single day Ice Cave tours please see Into the Glacier

  • Group Maximum: 16 people
  • 69.990 per person
  • 2-day duration
  • Minimum age 10

Day One - The Grand South Coast and Northern Lights

We drive along the south coast and admire all the spectacular scenes along the way. Our first stop will be at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, with the famous Eyjafjallajokull, home of the massive eruption that halted all European air travel in 2010, rising above. After that, we make our way to Skógafoss waterfall before we continue on to Reynisfjara black sand beach. Here the Reynisdrangar peaks emerge just off shore and a basalt column cave can be explored. Throughout the entire drive, passengers can expect breathtaking surroundings; lava fields, glaciers and jagged mountain ridges.

As we keep on heading east we get closer to our place of accommodation near Skaftafell. Once there, we can enjoy a nice meal at a local restaurant. We will go out to hunt for the northern lights if the conditions are in our favor - the Aurora Borealis is best spotted out of the lights of the city.

Day Two - Land of Ice

The second day is all about Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s biggest ice cap. We start at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where the floating icebergs are sure to take your breath away. The glacier lagoon has been used as a location for many big movies and tv shows over the years, e.g. Game of Thrones and Batman Begins. Next, we head to the Crystal Ice Cave where our certified guides will assure a safe and exciting adventure. Experience the magical blue light seeping through the Ice and get a once in a lifetime possibility to capture it with a photo. On our trip, we will visit one cave.

After the Crystal Ice Cave, we start heading back to Reykjavík. We will stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Driving back the same route gives us a possibility to make extra stops at some of the places visited on day one or explore different ones. We will make sure to look for the Northern Lights as the evening closes in.

Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off
8:00 to 8:45 and drop off 21:00 to 24:00 the following day

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOOD IS NOT INCLUDED ON THIS TOUR

*Euro price is for reference only and is subject to change based on the current exchange rate.

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)
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