Icelandic Tourist Board
Here is your chance to explore the highlights of the South Coast in Iceland. It's an opportunity to walk on a glacier, enter glacier caves, experience powerful waterfalls, stand on black sand beaches, see icebergs floating in a glacier lagoon, see volcanoes and so much more.
- Ice Cave
- Seljandsfoss Waterfall
- Skógafoss (e. Skogafoss Waterfall)
- Skaftafell - Vatnajokull National Park
- Jökulsárlón (e. Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon & Icebergs)
- Vik - The Coastal Village
- Reynisfjara - Basalt Columns & Black Sand Beaches
- We will pick you up at your accommodation between 10:00 and 10:30. Please be ready and waiting by the entrance of your hotel at 10:00 a.m
- Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík
- A guided tour in a minibus
- A visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon Ice Glacier Lagoon, Ice Cave
- A certified glacier guide.
- Hotel room with bathroom
Join us for a great two day South Coast tour where we visit the beautiful Skaftafell Ice Cave, the picturesque glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon and hike on Vatnajokull glacier. We will enjoy the experience of huge thundering waterfalls, endless rolling valleys, beautiful black beaches, extraordinary glaciers and small coastal villages with unique landscapes in between, all while enjoying the company of our small group. During the evenings we will have a chance of a glance of the Northern Lights since this tour offers a grand opportunity to see them.
Day 1 - THE GRAND SOUTH COAST AND NORTHERN LIGHTS
The day starts with us picking you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik where we begin our sightseeing and hiking journey along Route 1. We will explore two of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Iceland beginning at Seljalandsfoss which cascades from ancient sea cliff down over 60 meters to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from a whole new perspective. We then continue on to Skógafoss which is not only one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland but also marks the beginning of one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland - the Trek from Skógar to Thorsmork over Fimmvorduhals mountain pass. On a clear day, you will have the opportunity to see the two surrounding glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Continuing on, the drive leads us to the beautiful coastal village of Vik where you will find Reynisfjara, the black sand beach, with fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar peaks. Throughout the entire drive, guests can expect to see breathtaking landscapes consisting of vast lava fields covered by soft moss and endless mountain range. After enjoying the beauty of the South coast we will head deeper into the countryside to our accommodation. Here we will enjoy a relaxing evening and recharge for the coming day. During the night, we will hunt for the bright beautiful Northern Lights. The countryside, away from the city lights, is perfect for spotting this natural phenomenon.
Day 2 - LAND OF ICE
Between stunning ice caves and widespread glaciers, day two is sure to unravel the excitement of glacier exploration. We will head off early in the morning to the famous Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon, home of massive floating icebergs. Jokulsarlon is also where two James Bond movies have been filmed; A View To a Kill and Die Another Day, as well as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, some Game of Thrones episodes and much more. During the drive the land of ice and fire will be before you creating a beautiful dramatic environment, giving you the opportunity to view the numerous glacier outlets displayed by Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajokull. Next, we head to an ice cave where our certified guides will assure a safe and exciting experience. Ice caves are only found during the wintertime when the glacial rivers retract and the water freezes. New caves are formed in different locations every year. The ice caves give you unparalleled photographic opportunity where you can capture the blue light passing through the glacier ice. After visiting the ice cave we will start to head back. On the way back we will stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a part of Vatnajokull National Park. Surrounded by amazing jagged mountains and glacier-topped peaks, the scenery consists of indistinguishable features making it a definite highlight of the tour. Our guides are very experienced and knowledgeable of the landscape, putting our guests in the best possible position to get the most out of their trip. At the end of our Skaftafell exploration, we will make our way back to Reykjavik. On the way, we will make sure to look out for Northern Lights and make quick stops to enjoy the various landscapes. Our return time to Reykjavik depends on the Northern Lights but we usually return back to Reykjavik between 21:00 and 24:00.
- Warm outdoor clothing
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Head-wear and gloves
- Good hiking shoes are recommended
*Please note that the tour does not include meals (except breakfast on day 2).