2 Day South Coast Tour - Winter | Tröll Expeditions

2 Day South Coast

Explore Iceland's South Coast on a guided tour. Ice Cave & Northern Lights exploration.

LocationFrom Reykjavík
Duration2 Days
TransportationMinibus tour: Pick up & Drop off included
AvailabilityOctober - April
Food & DrinksBreakfast Included


October - April


Explore Iceland's South Coast on a guided tour. Breakfast and Accommodation included


Easy to Moderate


You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides


Not only will your guide tell you all about the places you will visit, but he might play you some famous Icelandic songs


2 Days


From Reykjavík


Join #TeamTroll to the most popular locations along Iceland's South Coast and experience a rare natural phenomenon: A blue ice cave and hiking on a glacier.

About the Tour

This shows our tour during summer season

Tour Description

On this tour, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the famous Black Sand Beach. You’ll also visit the stunning Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the chance to explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave. And if nature allows, you’ll get a view of the magnificent Northern Lights at night. When the Ice Cave is inaccessible, we will do a glacier hike.

Day 1

We will start our adventure at 8 am in Reykjavík on the morning of the tour. Once everyone boards the minibus, we will start our adventure to the beautiful South Coast. We will stop near some of the most beautiful places on the way, have lunch, and dinner, and will check in for a good night's sleep at a hotel (included in the price).

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Upon arrival, you will enjoy the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water make for an automatic photo blockbuster!

Skógafoss Waterfall

Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight: tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge, a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views.

Northern Lights Discovery

Before arriving at our hotel, your guide will let you know the chances of seeing the Northern Lights tonight. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good, we can hope for the magic to begin. It is most likely to see them from September - March.
Please be aware that the Northern Lights are a natural occurrence; therefore, we cannot guarantee their appearance. Nevertheless, we will make every effort to guide you to the most suitable locations where the likelihood of witnessing them is high.

A person using a blue jacket and an orange backpack with a waterfall in the background.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Day 2

Expect a lot of adventures on the second day! We will go on a Glacier Hike and visit an Ice Cave! We will also see the beautiful Glacier Lagoon.

Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave & Glacier Hike

Start preparing for the most exciting activity of this 2-Day Tour – Ice Cave & Glacier Hike adventure!

This area has been a filming location for many famous TV shows and films, such as Game of Thrones.

Upon arrival, we will meet a professional glacier guide, who will give us all the essential safety equipment (such as ice axes, crampons, harnesses, etc) and will take us on the glacier. After gearing up, we will start hiking on 2000-3000 year old ice. 

This Icelandic glacier hike experience is filled with a variety of ice-world natural phenomenons – an unforgettable experience in a vibrant, moving, and living ice world. We will find deep cracks called crevasses, astonishing moulins that look like tunnels under ice, and stunning icefalls that constantly break a hundred meters above us from the top of the glacier.

Be ready to get the feeling of how the world used to look like millions of years ago!

  • Ensure you have proper clothing for this activity and hiking shoes (information can be found at the bottom of this page). 
  • Please note that if the weather forecast is unfavorable, or there are no available glacier guides, we might go on another equally beautiful glacier – Sólheimajökull.
  • From October to March, you will have the opportunity to explore the newly formed ice cave. Your adventure begins at the Skaftafell terminal, where you will be equipped with glacier gear. Following that, you will embark on an exhilarating hike on the Falljökull glacier, where you will encounter stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and other natural features. After a brief hike, you will discover the naturally formed Blue Ice Cave. During the months the ice cave is not accessible due to natural causes, we will head out on a glacier hike adventure.

Jökulsárlón: the Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a 200m deep glacier water lagoon fed by the melting of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Enormous icebergs also fall from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice blocks that floats South.

Diamond Beach

On the other side of the road, the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float 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 blocks 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.

Reynisfjara: the Black Sand Beach

We visit the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt pillars in the cliffs above the sand. The cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins, razorbills and dozens of other species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime.

We will then start heading back to Reykjavik and are expected to arrive around 8pm, though this may be subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.

Back to Reykjavík

We will then start heading back to Reykjavik and are expected to arrive around 8pm, though this may be subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.

A couple holds each other while they are getting photographed inside an ice cave.
Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave

Included (in the price)

Transport from Reykjavík

Adventure on our minibus


Internet access on board our minibus

Glacier Hike & Ice Cave

Discover an Ice Cave on your Glacier Hike

Glacier Equipment

All glacier equipment included

1 Night Accommodation

Including Breakfast & Private Bathrooms

Small Group

Few people on every tour for maximum comfort


Extras (optional)

*Select the Extras during the checkout
Support Shoes

Rent shoes for keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Waterproof Pants

Rent pants to keep you dry

Waterproof Jacket

Rent a jacket to keep you dry

Beanie and Gloves

Buy our Troll Beanie and Gloves to feel part of our winter Trolls and keep you warm in the Icelandic cold


Buy our Troll Neck-warmer to feel part of our winter Trolls and and protect your face from cold wind

Summer Cap

Buy our Troll Summer-Cap to feel part of our summer Trolls and protect yourself from the sun

Accommodation we use (depending on availability)



✓ Small Group Experience

✓ English Speaking Guide

✓ Certified Glacier Guide

✓ One night accommodation in a hotel with breakfast and private bathroom

✓ Wi-Fi on board

✓ Ice Cave available from October to April

✓ Northern Lights visible from September to April, depending on weather

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