This is a summer tour only! A guided two day tour along the south shore of the island available directly from Reykjavik is the perfect way to explore this magnificently diverse area. On this tour, you will travel to black sand beaches and through moss-covered lava fields, hike on Europe's largest glacier and visit the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Experience all of this in just 2 days!
- Glacier hike in Skaftafell
- South Coast highlights
- Vatnajokull National Park
- Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Diamond Beach
Reyjavik pickup: Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Included: Two day guided tour of the South Coast including pick up & drop off, glacier hike with a certified glacier guide, glacier gear, one night in a hotel room and breakfast at the hotel.
Not included: Meals, other than breakfast on day two, are not included in the tour price. Participants can purchase meals at restaurants and shops/cafés on the way.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, sturdy hiking boots, headwear and gloves.
Note that you can rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and waterproof pants in the booking process.
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.
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 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.
Disclaimer: This tour is operated by Arctic Adventures and Glacier Guides. All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. We do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.