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From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Along the way, discover a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers. Following a pickup from listed hotels or guesthouses by bus in central Reykjavík, travel to the gorgeous waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. At the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss, walk behind the cascades and feel the spray on your face. Continue to Skógafoss to marvel at the 60-meter drop. Pass the black sand beaches of the southern coast and enjoy the power of the sea. Visit the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull to see an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Admire the ever-changing feat of nature up-close. Then, look at the basalt sea stacks at Reynisfjara, Iceland’s southernmost village just south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, before returning to Reykjavik.

From Vik or Reykjavik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

From Vik or Reykjavik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

Discover southern Iceland’s unique ice caves on a guided tour from Vik or Reykavik. Experience breathtaking views as you drive along the country's spectacular south coast. Jump on a Super Jeep and head down a rural road. Approach incredible landscapes and jaw-dropping sights as you make your way to your first stop. Arrive at Myrdalsjokull Glacier and hike across it to reach Kötlujökull Glacier with provided crampons. Explore the frigid blue and black ice cave and admire its interior with your experienced guide. Head back to the minivan for the return drive to Vik or Reykavik.

Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Guided Trip

Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Guided Trip

Explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a full-day sightseeing tour by bus. Go to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon outlet of the largest glacier in Europe, leaning about its history and formation from your local guide. Following a pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to the southern coast and the dramatic Glacier Lagoon. Enjoy plenty of time to see the floating icebergs and enjoy the stunning scenery. During the season, make sure to reserve your ticket to the boat cruise on the Jökulsárlón and experience the unique Glacier Lagoon spectacle up close. When you prebook, your place is guaranteed. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is Iceland’s largest and deepest glacier lagoon. It branches from Breidamerkurjokull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Return to Reykjavik, stopping at the gorgeous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. You will visit the Diamond beach with black sand, and there will be an additional stop in Iceland's southernmost village at Vík for dinner.

Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Iceland: Full-Day South Coast, Black Beach & Waterfalls Tour

Travel through the farming regions of southern Iceland and experience the Land of Fire and Ice on this full-day bus tour from Reykjavík, with a tour guide and optional hotel transfers. Encounter the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, thundering waterfalls, and majestic glaciers. Choose from a private tour option with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, a group tour with hotel pickup and drop-off, or a group tour from a centrally-located meeting point. Relax on the drive through the rugged countryside of the south. Admire stunning natural landscapes that have been shaped over the centuries by the combined activity of glaciers and volcanoes. Marvel at the rainbows which hover over Skógafoss waterfall. Take a walk on the black sand Reynisfjara beach while observing its surrounding basalt columns. Learn about the Icelandic legend regarding the columns and let yourself wonder if they are actually mischievous trolls who were turned into rock by the rising sun. See dramatic cliffs and caves and walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Return to Reykjavík at the end of your tour. 

Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Explore breathtaking ice formations and glacier mills on this guided tour in Skaftafell. Marvel at a naturally-formed, blue ice cave and learn how glaciers are formed. A professional hiking guide will take you to the base of Falljökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap, and lead you up to the cave. On a clear day, be sure to look out for Hvannadalshnúkur in the distance.

From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

Embark on a guided tour from Reykjavik to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Witness the mighty Hvannadalshnjúkur mountain and black sand desert that sprawls between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon.  Stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascades to reach the other side. Continue to the majestic Skógafoss waterfall and admire the impressive 60-meter drop. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and stroll along the shores of the lake. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the area as 1,000- to 1,500-year-old ice breaks away from the Vatnajökull glacier and floats silently on the water. Recognize locations from some of the many movies that have been filmed in the area, such as Batman Begins and Tomb Raider. Stop at the spectacular Diamond Beach and admire the strand of black sand speckled with clumps of ice, giving an appearance of shimmering diamonds. In the warmer months, enjoy an added boat ride around the lagoon and witness the floating icebergs up-close.

From Vik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

From Vik: Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour

Explore a natural ice cave on this guided trip from Vik. Board a jeep in Vík and go off the beaten track into the Icelandic wilderness. Geared up in safety equipment, journey through a landscape of majestic mountains and glaciers toward the Katla Ice Cave. From Vík, jump into a jeep and step into the mighty glaciers and ice caves of South Iceland. Strap on your crampons and helmets to explore this natural phenomenon. Walk across the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, situated below the Katla volcano. Wander through the cave and marvel at spectacular color combinations of blue, gray and black, as your guide tells you about the Kötlujökull glacier and the Katla ice cave’s formation.

South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

On this full-day tour, you’ll follow the coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glaciated wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of the Skógafoss waterfall. Your tour begins with a drive through lava fields, passing by the active Hengill volcano, and then down to rich coastal farmlands. On clear days you’ll be able to see the Hekla volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises majestically above the coastal mountains. Just a few kilometers off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, only one of which is inhabited. Stop at the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is every photographer’s dream. Next on the itinerary is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. See the powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave. Next you’ll head to the coastal village of Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the island’s main ring road. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants), it is the largest settlement for 70 kilometers. On your way back to Reykjavík, you’ll stop by the powerful Skógafoss waterfall for a short walk up a flight of steps to admire one of Iceland´s most scenic views. The view takes in glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. The last stop is at the 60-meter-high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, best known for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

From Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

From Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

Your journey will begin by meeting your driver guide and the biggest custom-made super jeeps in Iceland! We depart from the Glacier Lagoon and drive for about thirty minutes or as close as possible to Breiðamerkurjökull, the glacial tongue that extends from southern Vatnajökull. During the journey, your guide will explain how ice caves form. They will also share information about the glaciers, volcanoes, and the culture of this area. After arriving, walk for about 15-20 minutes (1 km) until you reach the glacier and the cave’s entry. Before you enter the cave, your guide will go over some safety issues and provide you with helmets and crampons if conditions require them. We spend a minimum of 30 minutes inside the cave, up to 60 minutes. The time inside the cave varies depending on the conditions that day, the weather, the structure of each cave and the traffic (other groups). Please be aware that the ice caves are constantly changing due to natural processes. Old caves may disappear, and new ones form, even within the same season. As a result, the ice caves we visit may differ, and the photos on our website may feature caves that no longer exist. For the most up-to-date images, we recommend following us on Instagram, where we regularly share recent photos from our tours. Our Instagram: ice.explorers.is or see our website: https://explorers.is/gallery/

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Step into an adventure of a lifetime with our Glacier Experience Tour, starting at Sólheimajökull car park. Meet your certified glacier guides and gear up with crampons, helmets, and ice axes. As we begin our hike towards Sólheimajökull glacier, anticipation builds for the wonders that lie ahead. Led by expert guides, we traverse the icy expanse of Sólheimajökull, each step revealing breathtaking ice formations, massive moulins, and deep crevasses. The landscape is awe-inspiring, with stunning vistas of surrounding mountains and valleys that beg to be captured in photographs. Throughout the hike, our guides share fascinating insights into the glacier's formation, history, and cultural significance in Iceland. You'll be immersed in the rich narrative of this frozen world, feeling a deep connection to its ancient origins. Join us for a Glacier Experience Tour and create memories that will last a lifetime, as you explore the incredible frozen world of Sólheimajökull Glacier.

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4.4
(61 reviews)

The tour was an experience was amazing. I travelled with my partner and niece. I had never been hiking before, but it was fun. The ice caves were beautiful, as were the waterfalls. We had Mitch as our tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun all the way there and back. The trip was worth the money.

Driver from Reykyavik to Vik was excellent. The journey was comfortable. The ride from Vik to Katla was exciting and the guide was interesting. Value for money would be 5* if there was a little bit more hiking. 👋 from Serbia

The activity was amazing! Dominica was so sweet and really informative. Great views ! I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Even in a miserable weather the cave was impressive and it was nice to walk on the Glacier to get to it.

The trip was amazing. The guide are nice and helpful. I had such a good time there !!