Amazing 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & South Coast Tour | Glacier Hike & Northern Lights

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Reykjavík, Iceland
2 days
Oct. - Mar.
Minimum age:
8 years old


Embark on an unforgettable two-day adventure exploring Iceland's South Coast, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the blue ice cave, hike on a glacier, visit the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, and even hunt for the mesmerizing northern lights. This incredible journey is ideal for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

On the first day of the tour, the adventure begins in the morning in Reykjavik. A comfortable minibus will transport you to the South Coast, with stops at breathtaking locations along the way. 

You'll be captivated by the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can take a short hike behind the falls for a unique perspective. Feel the mist on your skin as you stand behind the curtain of water, experiencing the power of nature up close. 

Next, visit the picturesque Skogafoss waterfall, nestled in a beautiful gorge, offering stunning views from the adjacent cliff. The thundering sound of the water hitting the pool below creates an immersive ambiance. 

Then, your experienced guide will assess the conditions and provide insights into the chances of witnessing the mesmerizing northern lights. If the forecast is favorable and the sky is clear, you'll have the opportunity to witness this natural spectacle, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Day two holds even more excitement as you embark on a glacier hike in Skaftafell. Equipped with safety gear and accompanied by a professional glacier guide, explore the largest glacier in Europe, encountering crevasses, moulins, and majestic icefalls. This thrilling experience will transport you to a vibrant, living ice world reminiscent of the Earth's distant past.

In addition to the glacier hike, visit the renowned Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, where massive icebergs glisten in the water, creating a surreal and breathtaking sight. Adjacent to the lagoon is Diamond Beach, adorned with smaller ice blocks that glimmer like diamonds under the sunlight. Lastly, explore the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, featuring unique basalt pillars and providing a habitat for various bird species.

As the adventure ends, the tour will head back to Reykjavik. Throughout the tour, you'll benefit from the expertise of an English-speaking guide and certified glacier guide, ensuring a safe and informative experience.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of Iceland's South Coast, witness the blue ice cave, hike on a glacier, and chase the enchanting northern lights. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Professional and fun English speaking guide
Glacier hiking with a certified guide
Mini-bus with Wi-Fi on board
One night of accommodation with breakfast
Ice axe
Climbing harness


Sight Seeing
Northern Lights

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Dancing curtains of vibrant Northern Lights illuminate the night sky in a mesmerizing celestial display.

Day 1 - South Coast Delights and Northern Lights Excursion

Get ready for an exhilarating start! Your journey kicks off bright and early in Reykjavik. The adventure begins as you step aboard the comfortable minibus that will take you on an exciting ride along the stunning South Coast. 

Throughout the day, a series of noteworthy stops are in store, offering you the chance to soak in the sights, savor delicious meals, and ultimately unwind at a cozy hotel, a sweet deal already covered in the tour package.

First up on the agenda is the remarkable Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Brace yourself for a captivating show as the cascading water takes center stage. Don't forget to pack your raincoat – it's your ticket to experiencing the marvel up close. 

Venture on a brief trek that leads behind the falls capturing a unique perspective that will make for an unforgettable photo op. The sheer power of the water is awe-inspiring, and the landscape will leave you in awe.

Moving on, the enchanting Skogafoss waterfall awaits further down the coastline. Nestled within a charming gorge, the river Skoga gracefully plummets an impressive 197 feet (60 meters) down the cliff's edge before gracefully continuing its journey toward the Atlantic. 

Ascend a staircase beside the gorge to reach a vantage point that boasts breathtaking views of the waterfall and its surroundings.

As the day gradually winds down, your guide will provide insights into the possibility of catching a glimpse of the northern lights. Clear skies and favorable forecasts might just create the perfect conditions for this enchanting display of natural wonder. 

While encountering the northern lights can't be guaranteed, your guide will pull out all the stops to lead you to the prime spots where your chances of witnessing this spectacle are higher.

Anticipation builds as you head to your hotel for the night, a well-deserved rest after a day packed with discoveries and marvels. Get ready for more captivating moments as your Icelandic adventure continues!

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Day 2
Discover the mesmerizing wonders inside the breathtaking blue ice cave.

Day 2 - Glacier Hike, Ice Cave, and Lagoon Adventure

Day two of your adventure promises a day filled with thrilling escapades! Get ready to embark on an exhilarating glacier hike and a visit to an ice cave, all while being awed by the beauty of the glacier lagoon.

First up is the glacier hike in Skaftafell, a highlight of this tour. Brace yourself for an exciting trek on Europe's largest glacier. This very location has served as a backdrop for famous TV shows and films, including Game of Thrones. 

As you arrive, a skilled glacier guide will equip you with essential safety gear – think ice axes, crampons, and harnesses – before guiding you onto the glacier itself. On the hike, you'll tread upon ice that's thousands of years old, exploring a world of natural wonders. Gaze upon deep crevasses, fascinating moulins resembling ice tunnels, and breathtaking icefalls that dramatically cascade from the glacier's peak.

Ensuring you're properly dressed for the occasion, including the right hiking footwear, is crucial. Keep in mind that should the weather turn unfavorable or glacier guides be unavailable, the equally stunning Solheimajokull glacier might become your destination.

Between October and March, a chance awaits to explore a newly formed ice cave. Starting at the Skaftafell terminal, you'll be geared up for glacier exploration before embarking on a hike across the Falljokull glacier. 

This journey brings you face-to-face with dazzling ice formations, enchanting moulins, and mesmerizing crevasses. After a short hike, you will encounter the naturally formed Blue Ice Cave. And even when nature prevents access to the ice cave in certain months, you won't be disappointed – a glacier hike experience awaits.

Next on the agenda is the breathtaking Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, a 200-meter-deep body of glacier water fed by the melting Breidamerkurjokull, a Vatnajokull glacier outlet. This lagoon is often adorned with floating icebergs, remnants of Breidamerkurjokull's constant ice loss. 

Then, you’ll be at Diamond Beach, where these icebergs journey into the Atlantic Ocean, only to be returned to the shore by waves and currents. The contrast between the black sand beach and the glistening ice is a sight to behold, reminiscent of countless diamonds sparkling in daylight.

Last but not least, a visit to Reynisfjara's black sand beach unveils an extraordinary scene. Massive waves crash against unique basalt pillars towering above the dark sand. While enjoying this mesmerizing beach, keep an eye out for puffins, razorbills, and various bird species nesting on the cliffs, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts.

As the day concludes, you'll make your way back to Reykjavik.

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What to bring

Hiking boots (available for rent)Outdoor clothes

Good to know

•Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions, and timings may have to be adjusted to the short daylight of winter days.

•The northern lights are a natural random phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed by the operator. The hotels are in prime locations to maximize the chances of seeing them. Keep in mind that the best time to see them is from September to April, depending on the weather conditions.

•Ice caves are a dynamic, ever-changing natural phenomenon only accessible during wintertime when temperatures drop below zero. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier.

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