2 Day Tour to Jökulsárlón with Glacier Hike and South Coast Attractions

Take this tour along Iceland's south coast to discover its stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers and waterfalls. Join a glacier hike, visit the Black Beach of Reynisfjara and the amazing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on a 2 day adventure

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Availability: Apr-Oct
  • Maximum: 19 Guests
  • Free: WiFi
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The many highlights of this tour along the South Coast of Iceland include visiting some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland; Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrabui and Skogafoss as well as the Black Beach of Reynisfjara and the amazing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Also included is a 1,5 hour long glacier walk on blue ice on the glacier Solheimajokull. Our glacier guides are professionals and they will provide you with all the necessary safety gear needed (crampons, ice axes, etc) and teach you how to use them in a correct way. The tour includes accommodation for one night in a private room with shared bathrooms in a cosy guesthouse near the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall and breakfast.

The scenery and views from the Glacier is stunning and you see ice sculptures and the deep crevasses of the glacier in a very clear way.

If you want to witness one of Iceland’s most incredible natural phenomenon, then you should book this tour now as availability is limited.

Please note: it is only possible to bring small carry on luggage such as backpacks for the tour. See further details under Good to know

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Agenda

Day 1 - South Coast, Waterfalls and Glacier Hike

After driving from Reykjavik towards the South Coast we make our first stop at one of the four beautiful waterfalls that we will discover today.

The waterfalls are called Gljufrabui, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and the secret waterfall Kvernufoss. After making a stop where guests can buy lunch we drive up to the Solheimajokull glacier where we will go for a unique glacier walk in Solheimajokull which takes around 1,5 hours. Then we visit the black beach Reynisfjara where we will walk for a while along black beach under basalt clifs. The cliffs are home to countless puffins, kittiwake and fulmar, you can see them hunting for fishes taking off from nests. At the end of the day we drive to our accommodation for the night, a very nice country guesthouse near Seljalandsfoss.

Day 2 – The amazing Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National park

Today, you will take a close look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. In the morning, we drive to the lovely village of Vik where we make a stop before heading on towards the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. On the way we make a short stop at the waterfall Foss a Sidu and stop in the National Park of Skaftafell where it is possible to buy lunch. The Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is filled with huge chunks of ice which crack off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin around with the possibility of seeing seals swimming around and huge icebergs. After exploring the lagoon we head back to Reykjavik where we arrive around 21:30 (09:30pm).

Included

  • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Accommodation for 1 night in a double or a twin room with shared bathroom (you can upgrade to a single room for 7.500 ISK)
  • Breakfast
  • Glacier Hike 1,5 hours (Necessary safety equipment are supplied free of charge)
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus

Excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour

What do I need to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Glacier Hike
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
  • This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 2 around 09:30 pm
  • If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 7.500 ISK is mandatory.
  • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible. Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík. Here is a link to their website where you can find all details. http://www.luggagelockers.is/ We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M. To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time.
  • IMPORTANT: It can happen that the glacier hike is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference.

Tour information:

Available: Apr. – Oct.

Duration: 2 days - 1 night

Activities: Glacier hiking, Sightseeing

Difficulty: Easy

Minimum age: 12 years old

Guided Language

  • English

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 7 days notice: 100% charge

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The best tour in Iceland

   

I have to thanks to our best guide Michaël :)!! This is my 3rd time Icelandic trip, and this tour is the best one in my opinion;)!! I took my parents to visit Iceland with me this time, they were really enjoyed it too!! Michaël tried his best to let us feel more about Iceland. Not only the waterfalls, glaciers, glaciers’ lake, black sand beach, canyon, but also took us to see puffins!! He helped us a lot during the tour, because we got some trouble. But he has tried his best to solved it and everything was perfect then :). Thank you so much!! The hotel we stayed is really nice too! Two hosts are very hospitality, the breakfast is tasty, the room is clean and cute, and the bed is very soft. They also helped us a lot!! Thank you so much:)!!! By the way, we also enjoyed the Icelandic music during the road trips! I will definitely recommend you to choose this tour to visit the amazing southern Iceland!!!

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19 August, 2019 by Xueying

Great travel

   

David was excellent guide. He was kind and friendly.I had a special time in this tour. it was my first time to see huge glaciers.

18 August, 2019 by Ritsuko.Borie

What a great way to see Iceland

   

Just finished an awesome 2 day tour. Our guide Cristina was terrific. She made us feel comfortable immediately and made our time in Iceland memorable. She even ordered perfect weather! I would highly recommend Nice Travel

15 August, 2019 by Jeffrey

Best tour in Iceland

   

Great experience and the tour guides are very professional and friendly. Mika was very helpful when I realised that Glacier lagoon ferry wasn’t included in the tour I originally booked. I was able to buy the ticket at the last minute without any trouble. Thank you :) Highly recommend this tour!

06 August, 2019 by C. Yu

Great experience

   

Great guide Christina has good personalities and made lots of fun.

28 July, 2019 by Derek

Good experience

   

Good experience and excellent Guide especially YAKA who had way with words in make all history and geography interesting during his commentary. Other guide ( dont remember the name) was patient and understanding but need to work on his skill as a guide and to make things sound interesting; he was only with us on 2nd day unlike 1st day when YAKA was also there. Stay was ok, with really tiny room and too over prices limited meal which we also ended up not eating because it was tasteless. Should have other options to stay and choice should be given at the time of booking

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05 July, 2019 by S K

Would do it again!

   

This is definitely the highlight of my week long solo trip to Iceland! I had high expectations but it turned out to go far beyond what I could have imagined. Our tour guide David is the most funny, easy-going, passionate and energetic person I've met in Iceland. He always has our best interests in his mind - he's know-it-all expert when it comes to travelling; he made extra stops along the way just for us to enjoy Iceland in authentic way, he knows when to do what depending on lighting and weather conditions. If you are coming to Iceland, it's a no brainer to go on this 2-day adventure!

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07 June, 2019 by Zoe W

A great experience!

   

I booked the 2-day tour for myself and two other friends. Arni was our guide, and he made the experience a ton of fun. The landscape was breathtaking, and the glacier hike was great. I wish we could have spent a bit more time on the glacier. Arni was great, he was knowledgeable and really funny. He even took us to see a cave he called the Yoda cave, that he hadn't been to in a long time. Would definitely recommend the tour. I didn't realize there was a 1-day option, which might have been a good option as well.

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06 June, 2019 by Nikunj

Wonderful experience!

   

We are a group of 4 people. Our tour guide was Arni. He was able to adjust the itinerary so that we could do our glacier hike in perfect weather. He is knowledgeable. Knows a lot about the nature. Because of the small group size of the tour (6 only in total), we needed not rush and could spend plenty of time at every attraction.

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26 April, 2019 by Davis

Nice trip

   

We went through a lot of places and had sufficient time to visit and take photos. And the hostel we stayed is really great as well.

26 April, 2019 by Jouchun Ting

   

We had an incredible two day tour with our guide named Valdí! We traveled as a group of 3 girls in college and were incredibly impressed with the tour itinerary, accommodations, and specifically our guide. The first day, we traveled with one other couple, and the second day we were lucky enough to have our own private tour. Because of our small group size, Valdí not only gave us extensive information and history about each place we visited on the itinerary, but he also took us to many lesser known places not listed on the agenda that he thought would enrich our experience on the South Coast. He was extremely knowledgeable and made our two-day tour absolutely unforgettable and better than we could have ever expected! Would highly recommend.

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08 April, 2019 by Jillian, Hannah & Bari

Nice Trip

   

Nice trip, but the mini-bus is quite small for full house. The most delightful part is the supper in the Nice Hostel, particularly the cheese cake is professional level. We are too old to fit the glacier walk and would be helpful if the duration for the glacier walk is shorter. The guides are helpful and friendly.

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09 October, 2018 by Wong

   

Unforgettable trip for me and my fiancee! Their guides are always willing to share their knowledge and take care everyone. Their own hotel is tidy and warm. I need to thank them indeed for their assistant on my propose during the trip.

11 April, 2018 by Evan Ip

   

導遊非常棒,親切且幽默。我們到的時間是淡季(4月初),團非常的小導遊很仔細照顧到所有的人。冰川健行合作的公司也很專業友好,領隊非常幽默且專業。住宿地點在沒有光害的地方,是追極光的好地點。住宿房間品質良好,不過晚餐選項只有羊肉湯和冷凍pizza,pizza的價錢比較高,如果不是自駕依然建議出發前採買一些不需要冷藏的食材,到住宿點有廚房能自己下廚或加熱食物。

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08 April, 2018 by Andih Liu

Great Trip!

   

Really fantastic trip with our tour guide David! We saw a lot of waterfalls (including secret waterfallsssssss). The glacier hike was tired but really really great and wonderful. Thank you David for taking care of us and pay really special attention to me since I am a really bad hiker :P (walking like a penguin ...) It is important to have a well-trained and experienced tour guide and I believe we found the best one in this trip! I will definitely choose Nice Travel again in my next Iceland Trip :)

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22 July, 2017 by Alicia

   

i hv joined the two days tour on 12-13/5 in nice travel! NICE TRAVEL is reli nice! the driver, Robert (as well as the tour guide) was very nice and gentleman! he had done a gd job that i reli appreciated his work. He was much more better than other drivers that i met in other day tours in other larger companies.

13 June, 2017 by peggy

Fantastic Tour!

   

Just finished an 8 day trip to Iceland and this 2 day tour was the highlight. The sites were incredibly breathtaking, but on top of that our tour guide Antonio and driver David did a fantastic job of making sure that we had the best time possible through their care and attention to our needs throughout the trip. Antonio clearly has a passion for leading these tours as he wove together lessons in geology and Icelandic history throughout the entire trip, and he managed to do it in a way that was informative, interesting, and entertaining at the same time. The restaurant we were taken to for lunch on the first day and dinner on the second day served the best meals that we had our entire time in Iceland. I would whole heartily recommend this tour and the team of Antonio and David for your next visit to this area. You will not be disappointed.

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13 June, 2017 by Charlton

   

Michael, driver@6-7/5, 2~day trip of Southern Iceland is a nice, friendly, helpful & caring guider who made my 1st visit in Iceland an awesome & incredible experience encouraging my next visit. He is not just professional in his safe driving service along the trip, but also in introducing either the historic or scenic places of Southern Iceland in an interesting & humorous way, which is entertaining & enjoying. His sincere smiles give me an impact & I appreciate his heartfelt gratitude & caring service along the trip. I do highly recommend Nicetravel & Michael himself to my friends & family when they are planning to visit Iceland.

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17 May, 2017 by Angel

   

这个旅行团真的很完美,导游特别热心,但我们去了很多很不错的景点,还带我们吃了很多好吃的食物,整个相处的过程都非常的愉快,并且还给我们安排了特别好的酒店。这个旅途真的是很完美!很喜欢两个导游!

17 May, 2017 by Quanbao Wu

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Highlights

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Vatnajökull
  • Skógafoss
  • Kvernufoss
  • Gljufrabui
  • Black Beach - Reynisfjara
  • Vík i Mýrdal
  • Foss a Sidu
  • Solheimajokull
  • Skaftafell
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • South Coast