- Trees planted 3
- Available jan, feb, nov, dec
- Duration 2 days / 1 night
- Location South Coast Iceland
- Number of participants Min. 1, max. 19
- Age limit Minimum age 8 years
What you'll experience.
Join this South Coast & Blue Ice Cave Tour, one of the most popular multi day tours along Iceland’s south coast. Discover the stunning unique natural Blue Ice cave, glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, powerful rivers and magic waterfalls.
After being picked up in Reykjavik in the morning, you will spend the next two days in an unforgettable adventure exploring the many amazing natural wonders of the South Coast of Iceland.
On the first day, visits to the famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss are amongst the highlights but you’ll also visit the lesser known but increcibly beautiful Gljúfrabúi and Írafoss waterfalls. The black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its amazing surrounding area completes this exiting day.
After a good nights rest in a hotel with private bathrooms, your adventure continues. On this day you will visit the beautiful Skaftafell National Park and walk on the Diamond Beach, an amazing black beach scattered with icebergs next to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. At the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you will see huge icebergs float in the ice cold water and if you are lucky you will catch a glimpse of seals swimming around them.
The highlight of the tour is a visit to a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. The ice in the cave is spectacularly blue and is a very popular attraction.
If you want to enjoy the Icelandic nature to the fullest and to witness one of Iceland’s most incredible natural phenomenon, then you should book this tour now as availability is very limited.
It is only possible to bring small carry on luggage such as backpacks for the tour.
Lunch and Dinner not included. During the tour we make stops where guests can buy lunch/dinner.
If you are a single traveler then a Single Room Supplement of 7.500 ISK is mandatory.
Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible. Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour.
IMPORTANT: It can happen that the ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference.
We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.
Included in final tour price.
- Accommodation in a double or a twin room with private bathroom
- Necessary safety equipment for the Ice Cave
- Professional tour guide in English in a minibus
- Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
- Entry to Kerið Volcanic Crater
- Free Wi-Fi on bus
- Lunch and Dinner not included. During the tour your guide will make stops where guests can buy lunch/dinner.
What to bring.
- Warm, wind & waterproof clothes
- Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Ice Cave. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent.
- Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
- Vatnajökull glacier
- Skógafoss waterfall
- Black Sand Beach – Reynisfjara
- Öræfajökull glacier
- Vík i Mýrdal
- Svínafellsjökull glacier
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Blue Ice Cave
- Diamond beach
Setting out from Reykjavík, you will drive along route 1 passing through small towns and enjoying the beauty of the Icelandic countryside. Your first stop will be at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Remember to ask your tour guide all about the colossal eruption back in 2010. Close by is the beautiful but less known waterfall Gljúfrabúi.
Next up is the stunning Skógafoss, a drop of 60 m (200ft) of natural raw power that must be seen to be believed. You will then have the additional pleasure of visiting the secret waterfalls of Kvernufoss and Írafoss.
Then it is on to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach nestling under Mt. Reynisfjall – seasonal home to numerous puffins that dive from its cliffs out to sea. Black basalt has been shaped into amazing different formations, most notably the famous Reynisdrangar. Beware the might of the Atlantic Ocean which looms with its powerful waves.
At the end of the day, your accommodation awaits in a cozy country hotel. On the way there and during the night, we will look out for the Northern Lights if conditions are favorable to see them.
Today, you set off in the morning for a totally unique experience. A visit to a natural stunning Blue Ice cave will be the highlight of the day.
You start by driving to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This famous lagoon is filled with huge chunks of ice that have cracked off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash ashore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. Your Blue Ice cave adventure will begin from there.
The ice caves only form in the winter when glacial water freezes to create this unique natural phenomenon. Each season, the local glacier experts find the best caves to visit in an enjoyable and safe way. From the glacier lagoon, they drive you through the best of Icelandic highlands in a special Super Jeep to the ice cave. There you will have about an hour to explore and enjoy the magical blue caves. Please do not forget to bring your camera!
After this unforgettable adventure, you drive back to the Jokulsarlon where you join the bus again. From there, you drive to the Skaftafell national park where the amazing views will take your breath away!
On the way back, you will of course be able to enjoy the beautiful nature of the South Coast and to make a quick stop in Vik village for some refreshments, while keeping an eye out for the Northern lights if conditions are right.
This tour is operated by our friends at Nicetravel. A family run tour operator that aims to offer personal service and creating memorable experiences for their guests. Their motto is simply: “be Nice”.