2 Day Tour to Jökulsárlón with Glacier Hike and South Coast Attractions
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.
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).
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
Not included: Lunch and Dinner - we make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
What do I need to bring?
Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Glacier Hike