- Trees planted 3
- Available jan, feb, mar, oct, nov, dec
- Duration 2 days / 1 night
- Location South coast Iceland
- Number of participants Min. 1, max. 16
- Age limit Minimum age 13 years
What you'll experience.
The Northern lights & ice cave adventure is a combination of two winter highlights that make a perfect 2 day trip to South Iceland. Glacer hike, Crystal Ice Cave, Glacier Lagoon, The Diamond Beach and a chance to see the northern lights!
You do not need to spend a long time in Iceland to discover the great diversity of its natural wonders. In only two days this tour takes you to many of the country’s highlights including the renowned Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, the majestic glaciers of the South Coast, and the beautiful Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls.
In addition to the stunning scenery you will experience the exciting activities of glacier walking and a tour into the blue Ice Caves of Europe’s largest glacier. We spend the night at a brand new 4 star hotel in the country side, the perfect spot to experience the northern lights When conditions are favorable
Single supplement for an extra fee of 9.200 ISK.
Please note that the Northern Lights are a Natural Phenomenon, therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that due to unpredictable weather and conditions during winter, the itinerary of this tour is subject to change. While it is our goal to deliver the best tour experience possible, the safety of our passengers is always our first priority.
Included in final tour price.
- Glacier walk tour
- Ice cave tour
- Lunch & snacks
What to bring.
- Light hiking boots
- Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic.
- Wind and waterproof jacket and pants
- Hiking pants
- Warm socks
- Warm hat
- Extra warm jacket / parka for cold days (winter)
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Skógafoss waterfall
- Ice cave
- Glacier walk
- Jökuslárlón glacier lagoon
- Diamond beach
- Reynisfjara black beach
- Norhern lights (if conditions are favorable)
- Reynisfjara black sand beach
Reykjavik – Glacier walk - Skaftafell
Early morning pick up by your guide and driver at your accommodation. You'll leave the capital heading east towards the picturesque south coast. The further you get the more stunning the scenery becomes, numerous waterfalls that tumble down from steep cliffs, giant glaciers and vast black deserts form sharp contrast. On the way you will stop for an exciting glacier walk on either Sólheimajökull or Svínafellsjökull glaciers. When you'll arrive in Vatnajökull National park you will take a walk up to the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss enclosed by basalt columns before reaching your comfortable hotel in time for dinner (not included). In the evening your guide will be on the lookout for the magical lights of the winter sky, the Aurora Borealis, hoping they will make an appearance for you.
Icebergs and Ice Caves
After breakfast you'll continue further East to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon filled with huge floating icebergs that have crumbled from the glacier. After having admired this spectacle of ice and water you will have an adventurous trip into a one of the ice caves of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon you'll start your journey back to Reykjavik. On the way your guide will make a stop to take some time to ramble along the black beach of Reynisfjara. Please be aware of the huge and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean as they can prove very sneaky and dangerous. You will also get to take a close look at the beautiful Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls before returning to Reykjavik in late afternoon/early evening.
This tour is operated by our friends at Icelandic Mountain Guides. IMG manages an environmental fund that aims to preserve and restore the Laugavegur hiking trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. They are also powerful advocates for environmental awareness on various platforms.
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