SPECIAL PRICE 46,990 ISK
FROM 69,990 SK
Do you want to explore the entire south coast of Iceland, witness Iceland’s largest glacier and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, whilst still having time to explore the stunning beauty of one of Iceland’s most spectacular blue ice caves? Then our Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave Discovery two day tour is the perfect tour for you.
Within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vatnajökull National Park, you will experience Iceland’s largest glaciers, highest mountains, and of course the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where massive icebergs float around this stunning lagoon and wash up on the black sand shores of Diamond Beach. You will explore the depths of one of Iceland’s biggest glaciers, and give you time to really take in the blues and textures of the ice cave. On the first day of the tour as you travel east you’ll explore the waterfalls, black sand beaches and canyons of the South Coast. In the evening you’ll search the night skies for the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from our comfortable accommodation. The second day is all about exploring the Vatnajökull National Park; its glaciers, ice caves and iceberg filled glacier lagoons.
Our wonderful guides will ensure that you have two days that you will never forget!
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Ice Cave Tour with all safety equipment (crampons, helmet and harness) and Super Jeep transfer. Accommodation at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon in standard twin rooms, with private bathrooms and including breakfast. Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik in comfortable mini bus with WiFi, all with a wonderful Hidden Iceland glacier and driver guide.
Included in the standard price is shared accommodation in a twin room. Single rooms can be booked if you do not have someone prearranged to share with. To have a single room is an extra 7,500 ISK. The single room is the same as the double room, just occupied by one person. We will not arrange sharing of any rooms, you must already have someone agreed to share with if booking a double room.
Lunches and dinner
Single room at Fosshotel can be booked, please choose single rate in booking process. This is an extra 7,500 ISK per person.
Hiking boots or waterproof jackets and pants can be ordered as extras at booking
*Please note: All prices are based on ISK prices, and are per person. Foreign currency prices are only indicative and subject to fluctuation.
For booking button below: please choose the number of people you are booking for, then choose the date in the calendar, followed by the rate (room type). Please only choose a double room if you have already agreed to share a room with somebody. If you do not have somebody to share with then please choose a single room. Then proceed to checkout to book and pay.
DAY 1: South Coast Sights
After leaving Reykjavik we head to the south coast and visit a little hidden gem located not far from the powerful Skógafoss waterfall. From the car park there is a short walk to the bottom of a canyon where we’ll see the wonderful Kvernufoss waterfall, the water rushes over sheer, moss-covered cliffs some 30 m below. This one is always a lot of fun to visit, as it is possible to walk behind the waterfall.
Next stop is the famed Dyrhólaey cliffs where we will look over the amazing black sand beach over to Reynisfjara and far beyond. These cliffs with the massive arch and lighthouse, tower over the south coast, providing the perfect vantage point.
After lunch we pass through the seaside village of Vík, with its iconic church up on the hill, before we continue east to explore Fjaðrárgljúfur*, where you can see the impressive forces of nature that have eroded this spectacular gorge. We’ll hike along the edges of the gorge to multiple viewpoints of this stunning location. Further east, we will drive past the mighty Vatnajökull icecap, where we will be dwarfed by Iceland’s highest mountains, as we pass by the spectacular Skaftafell National Park.
We spend the night at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, resting up for another action packed day. We stay in their deluxe rooms, all the rooms are recently finished with modern fittings and private bathrooms. Dinner at the hotel is always delicious, with the kitchen taking advantage of the fresh, local Icelandic produce. The remote location of Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is the perfect spot to search the skies for the Northern Lights.
DAY 2: Glacier & Ice Cave Adventure
Our second day starts with the delicious buffet breakfast (included) from Lilja Guesthouse. After breakfast we then go to one of our all time favourite locations in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. It is often possible to spot seals swimming between and lazing on the icebergs in this enormous lagoon. We are always mesmerised by the giant icebergs that float around this incredible lagoon and get washed up to glisten like crystals on the black sand shores of ‘Diamond Beach’. This is one beach trip that you definitely will not forget.
At Jökulsárlón we meet with our partners from Local Guide of Vatnajökull who take us on our ice cave adventure. This is the real highlight of the trip! Local Guide of Vatnajökull get us to a remote part of the glacier in their amazing super jeeps, so we can access one of the blue ice caves in the region. From where their rugged super jeeps take us it is only a short walk to witness the blues and textures of these natural works of art. Please note, we cannot guarantee to be the only group in the ice cave. The ice caves are popular for great reason, though we always do our best to time the tour to be there at the quietest time to give you the best experience.
Once we are back at Jökulsárlón, we say goodbye to our guide from Local Guide of Vatnajokull and take some more time to explore this enormous glacier lagoon. From here we start making our way back west toward Reykjavík. We will make a stop at one of our favourite local restaurants on the way for a late lunch. We will have you back in Reykjavík in time for a late dinner in the city.
Ice Cave Tour Details
This tour does involve walking on uneven terrain and some walking to reach the ice cave, and requires a moderate fitness when compared to shorter ice cave tours, which typically have minimal or no hiking involved. The ice cave tour lasts for 3.5 hours, with around 1 hour spent in the cave. The wind in Iceland on the glaciers can be cold and fierce so please be prepared with appropriate clothing.
All ice cave and glacier tours are completely dependent on weather. Sometimes ice cave tours have to be cancelled at short notice due to strong winds or warm, wet weather which can force the ice caves to fill with water. We do have other ice cave options which are still fantastic and do not have issues with water. If we are unable to visit one ice cave we will attempt to visit another if conditions there are better. If ice caves are unavailable then we will attempt to go on a glacier hike if weather conditions allow that. We will offer partial refund of the full tour cost, if we cannot visit an ice cave. Yours and our safety is our top priority. We will only go on a glacier hike or ice cave tour if conditions allow us to do so safely.
Good to know
We will stop in the south coast town of Hvolsvöllur on the first morning to load up on snacks for the first day. You can shop here or bring food for the day to spend more time at the sights during lunch. Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. There will be a chance to buy snacks ahead of the ice cave tour, as well as get a late lunch afterwards.