3 Day South Coast - Winter Tour | Tröll Expeditions

3 Day South Coast

See Hidden Gems of Iceland's South Coast. Glacier Hike, Ice Cave. B&B Included.

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LocationFrom Reykjavík
Duration3 Days
TransportationIncluded
DifficultyEasy to moderate
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelIncluded
BreakfastIncluded

Availability

Winter

Activity

You will see awesome waterfalls, go to a glacier hike, visit a Ice Cave and see all of the best places on the South coast!

Difficulty

Easy

Safety

Our guides will take care of everything that you will need during your 3-Day Trip

Information

Your Guide will share all the information about Iceland, its' history, and why Iceland is considered to be ''one giant volcano''.

Duration

3 Days

Location

From Reykjavík

Overview

Come on a three-day excursion to explore the most famous locations in the Golden Circle and the South Coast. See our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacier within an ice cave, and, if nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.

About the Tour

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Tour Description

In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous geothermal erupting Geysir, the powerful waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle.

You’ll also 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.

Day 1

On the morning of the tour, we will start our adventure at 8am in Reykjavík. Once everyone boards the minibus, we will start our adventure to the beautiful Iceland's South Coast.

Geysir Geothermal Area

The Geysir geothermal area hosts many colorful hot springs. One called Strokkur is a geyser, which erupts every 5 minutes up to 35 meters. It was named after “Geysir” the original erupting hot spring, that gave all the geysers in the world their name, however extinct today.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The melting water from Iceland's second biggest glacier, Langjökull, falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjökull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall, a photo blockbuster waiting to happen!

Thingvellir National Park

We visit the place where the two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, are moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. The biggest natural lake in Iceland is also located at Thingvellir National Park and hosts a great variety of fish and bird life. Thingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history. as Icelanders founded here their parliament in 930 AD where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.

Strokkur

Day 2

A day full of adventures. Step on a glacier with a professional glacier guide! Explore the most beautiful places Iceland can offer. All glacial safety equipment included.

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 makes 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 meters 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.

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell or Sólheimajökull

We will then continue our journey towards one of Iceland’s largest glaciers. 9% of Iceland is currently covered by ice. Once we get to the area, we will put crampons on, helmets, ice axes, and start hiking towards the glacier.

While on the glacier, we will visit crevasses, moulins, and many other great formations of the magnificent ice. It might also be possible to visit an ice cave during winter time, however it can never be guaranteed, as it depends on weather conditions and and a glacier itself.

Northern Lights Discovery

Arriving at our hotel in the Southeast, you will then meet your guide after dinner for further information about the Northern Lights, weather and Aurora forecast and a good spot to look at them. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good, we can hope for the magic to begin.

Day 3

The best for the last! Explore a natural Blue Ice Cave, take a Boat Tour in a Glacier Lagoon, and more.

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.

Blue Ice Cave

The journey continues with a Super Jeep ride to explore the ice cave. Your guide will share with you his expertise about the ice caves, allowing you to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon – spoiler alert… it will be blue.

Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach

Further West, 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.

Jokulsárlón: Glacier Lagoon

Included (in the price)

Glacier Hike

We will go to Explore a GLACIER in South of Iceland

FREE
Glacier Equipment

ALL necessary Glacier Equipment will be provided

FREE
Accommodation

FREE Breakfast & Private Bathrooms

FREE
Wi-Fi On Board

No Internet? No worries! Free & Secure WI-FI

FREE

Extras (optional)

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Support Shoes

For keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Waterproof Jacket

For keeping your upper body warm and dry

Waterproof Pants

For keeping your lower body warm and dry

Highlights...

✓ Small group experience

✓ Professional Glacier Guide

✓ Super Jeep tour to a Blue Ice Cave

✓ Boat Ride to a Glacier Lagoon

✓ Accommodation and Breakfast Included

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