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South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

4.9 / 5

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South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

From $485.45 per person

An extensive 2-day eco-tourism tour of Iceland in which you will enter a blue ice cave, see the world's rarest waterfalls, witness black sand beaches, and walk on a glacier in Skaftafell.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up will be at selected locations in central Reykjavik. Please provide the complete address of your accommodation and the local tour provider will inform you of the closest pick-up location. Please be ready at 8:00 AM at your designated pick up location. The pick up process usually takes around 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through a blue ice cave
  • Visit the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Experience the Skaftafell Natural Reserve
  • Stand under the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Full description
You adventure begins with you being picked up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the south. Your first stop will be the almighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall, bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. Following this, you will progress onward to the Skógafoss waterfall. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. You will then reach a blue ice cave, where you will have the opportunity to hike through this natural phenomenon Following the ice cave, you will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting your highly trained glacier guides you will hike on the ice for 1.5 hours, a truly spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena. In the evening you will arrive at your hotel in the southeast, where you will have dinner before meeting your guide for further information about the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good your guide will find a good spot to hunt the famous Aurora Borealis. You will then visit a black sand beach, home to many types of Iceland birds and other wildlife, before retiring back to your accommodation for the night. Day 2 will begin with a venture to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. You will be able to witness icebergs floating from this glacier lagoon out into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts. Your day will conclude with your return to Reykjavík.
Includes
  • Minibus
  • Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Glacier gear
  • Ice cave equipment
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Know before you go

  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, the hotels are located in prime locations to go hunting for them with your guide
  • In the case of extreme weather an activity might be cancelled, we will assist you with booking other activities when possible and a potential price difference might be refunded to you
  • It is recommended that you pack lightly for this tour, with luggage storage in Reykjavík being available for your larger items if you need to repack to a smaller suitcase
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Hawk was a fabulous guide; super knowledgeable and interesting. Sights were amazing and plenty of time at each, we did not feel rushed. A few spaces on the bus so we could spread out which made the journey very comfortable. We were very lucky with the weather. Overnight accommodation and food were lovely. Highly recommend.

February 20, 2020

Really enjoyable tour with lots of beautiful stops, well timed by the guide so we never felt rushed nor bored. The glacier hike was especially beautiful and our guide was very knowledge! It was too cloudy to see the northern lights unfortunately but if you go with that expectation you won’t be disappointed.

February 4, 2020

Two incredible days, a very well put together organization with magnificent landscapes. The break time at each site is sufficient to enjoy, watch and take photos. I was lucky enough to meet Stéphane, a passionate French guide, living in Iceland for twenty years who knows this country very well! If you only stay a few days I think the south coast is really to do, Reynisfjara the black sand beach, Diamond beach with its blocks of ice without forgetting the must of these 2 days hiking on the glacier!

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January 29, 2020

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