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2 Day South Coast & Ice Cave

2 Day South Coast & Ice Cave

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Duration
2 days
Starts in
Reykjavik
Ends in
Reykjavik
Group size
18 participants per guide
Join us for this great two-day tour along the south coast and enjoy all the best sites the south has to offer. This tour provides a great chance of catching the northern lights!
On this two-day winter tour in Iceland, you have the best option to explore the South Coast, a natural ice cave and Jokulsarlon Lagoon. It’s a group tour where you explore all the highlights of the Icelandic South Coast and visit a magical ice cave in Vatnajökull Glacier, making the most of your short holiday in Iceland.
Itinerary

2 Day South Coast & Ice Cave

Day 1: The Grand South Coast & Northern Lights

Pick up is at 09:00 from your hotel or the Reykjavík meeting point you have chosen. Please note: picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do have to be ready and waiting at 09:00.

This jewel of Iceland tour packages will take you south before continuing to the east as we whisk you away for two days of amazing adventure sightseeing. We drive towards the slowly rising sun on the way to our first stop, the very unusual Seljalandsfoss waterfall, you can actually walk behind the gracefully falling cascade. It is well worth getting a little damp for such an exciting experience!

Our next highlight is another waterfall, Skógafoss, located at the foot of a very famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. On a clear day, you will also get a great view of another volcano mountain glacier, Mýrdalsjokull. As we continue on, we come to Reynisfjara, a black beach where some fantastic sights, such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar peaks, will greet us. We will drive through the charming small town of Vík on our way to our accommodation. Throughout the entire day, you can expect to see breathtaking landscapes consisting of vast lava fields, waterfalls, black sands and glacier tongues. We will enjoy a relaxing evening, if the conditions are right we will hunt for those northern lights! The countryside close to Vatnajökull glacier, away from the city lights, is perfect for spotting this natural phenomenon. Your hotel will be in the Skaftafell area.

Day Highlights
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Villages of Vik
- Northern lights search

Included
- Pick-up in Reykjavik
- Guided Tour in Minibus
- Visit to Highlights of the South Coast
- One night in a country hotel in the Skaftafell area
- Private or Shared Bathroom

Day 2: Land of Ice

Today you will really get to know the glacier, venturing into the sparkling, blue/white world of an ice cave with a qualified guide, and visiting the extraordinary glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Getting up close and personal with a vast glacial tongue of the great Vatnajökull glacier does not get any better than this!

The renowned Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon, made famous by several blockbuster movies including Batman Begins and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, to name just a couple, is a totally mind-blowing place. Splendid icebergs of amazing shapes, some incredibly large, have calved off the receding Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. They jostle one another in the huge lagoon before gliding on their surreal and stately journeys to the Atlantic ocean. Many of these natural ice sculptures are washed onto the nearby Diamond Beach, you will see them glittering like diamonds, as they rest on the dramatic coal blackness of the beach.

Next, you go into the glacier with a qualified guide! Ice caves are fascinating. New caves are formed each winter by the melt/freeze cycle of the glacier, they are always changing, both from year to year and within each winter. The journey into an ice cave will give photographers the most amazing opportunity to capture the shimmering blue light which passes through the glacial ice. Surprisingly deep shades of jewel blue will surround you, these tones are caused by ice compression, the way we perceive light and color, and the blueness can sometimes be intensified by algae.

After visiting the ice cave we head towards Reykjavík. We stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajokull National Park, a green area in the midst of amazingly jagged mountains and glacier-topped peaks, the splendid scenery of Skaftafell is certain to be a highlight of your tour. We will keep an eye out for the Northern Lights on our way back to the city and will make a short stop if conditions allow for it.

We return to Reykjavík around 21:00.

Day Highlights
- Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Natural Ice Cave
- Vatnajökull Glacier
- Diamond Beach
- Skaftafell Nature Reserve
- Northern Lights search

Included
- Hotel breakfast
- Visit to Jokulsarlon Lagoon
- Safely guided tour in a natural ice cave
- Certified Glacier Guide
- Necessary glacier equipment
- Drop off in Reykjavik

Please note:

If you do not choose the single supplement you will be paired in a twin room with another participant of the same gender.

Our main ice cave to visit is the Crystal Ice Cave. At times it is inaccessible however and in that case we will visit another ice cave. During the summer months (April-October), we will go to The Ice Cave Under the Volcano ice cave. If it is inaccessible, we will do a glacier hike instead.
Summary

What’s included?

Activities

Multi-day sightseeing & glacier hiking

Accommodation

1 night at hotel

Local transport

Mini-bus

Meals

According to itinerary

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What to bring: Warm outdoor layers (wool, fleece or synthetic are best, not cotton), a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

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