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.
The many highlights of this tour along the South Coast of Iceland include visiting some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland; Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrabui, Skogafoss and the secret waterfall Kvernufoss 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 Quick facts.
Available: Feb. – Oct.
Duration: 2 days
Activities: Glacier hiking, Sightseeing
Minimum age: 12 years old
Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Glacier Hiking, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Kvernufoss, Gljufrabui, Black Beach – Reynisfjara, Vík i Mýrdal, Foss a Sidu, Solheimajokull, Skaftafell, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, South Coast
Tour starting time : 09:00
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
Pick-up and drop-off
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)
Glacier Hike 1,5 hours (Necessary safety equipment are supplied free of charge)
Free Wi-Fi on bus
Lunch and Dinner – we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
What to bring:
Good hiking shoes are necessary for the glacier hiking
Good to know:
This tour typically returns to Reykjavik on Day 2 around 09:30pm
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.
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.
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).
- Glacier Hiking
- Black Beach – Reynisfjara
- Vík i Mýrdal
- Foss a Sidu
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- South Coast
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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 😛 (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 🙂
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.
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.
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.