3 Day South Coast - Winter Tour | Tröll Expeditions

3 Day South Coast

See Hidden Gems of Iceland's South Coast. Glacier Hike, Ice Cave. 2 Nights Hotel & Breakfast included

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LocationFrom Reykjavík
Duration3 Days
TransportationMinibus tour: Pick up & Drop off included
DifficultyEasy to moderate
AvailabilityOctober - April
HotelIncluded
Food & DrinksBreakfast Included

Availability

October - April

Activity

You will see awesome waterfalls, go to a Glacier hike where during winter months you can visit an Ice Cave. You will see all of the best places on the South Coast!

Difficulty

Easy

Safety

You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides

Information

Sightseeing, fun activities, accommodation included on this unforgettable guided tour

Duration

3 Days

Location

From Reykjavík

Overview

Join us for a three-day adventure, with accommodation included, to discover the most renowned destinations on the Golden Circle and the South Coast. During this tour, you will witness the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and explore Europe's largest glacier. You will go glacier hiking and visit an Ice Cave!
From September to March, if the weather conditions allow, you may even catch a glimpse of the magnificent Northern Lights.

About the Tour

Watch the video to learn more about 3 Day Winter Tour with Tröll Expeditions

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 see the two waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the famous Black Sand Beach, Reynisfjara. 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.
At night, our guide will provide you with the forecast of the Northern Lights, and if the conditions are favorable, he will suggest places near the hotel to view the magnificent Northern Lights.

Day 1

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

Northern Lights Discovery

Arriving at our hotel, your guide will let you know what the chances are of seeing Northern Lights tonight and if the conditions are favorable. He will suggest places near the hotel, and if the sky is clear and the forecast is good, we can hope for the magic to begin.
Please be aware that the Northern Lights are a natural occurrence, and therefore, we cannot provide a guarantee of their appearance. Nevertheless, we will make every effort to guide you to the most suitable locations where the likelihood of witnessing them is high.
Just know it is most likely to see them from September - March.

Geysir spewing boiling water into the air during sunset, all surroundings are frozen due to low temperatures in winter.
Geysir

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 is 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-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.

Glacier Hike in Skaftafell or Sólheimajökull

We will then continue our journey toward 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, and ice axes - and start our hike 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, however, it can never be guaranteed, as it depends on weather conditions and the glacier itself.

Northern Lights Discovery

Arriving at our hotel, your guide will let you know what the chances are of seeing Northern Lights tonight and if the conditions are favorable. He will suggest places near the hotel, and if the sky is clear and the forecast is good, we can hope for the magic to begin.
Please be aware that the Northern Lights are a natural occurrence, and therefore, we cannot provide a guarantee of their appearance. Nevertheless, we will make every effort to guide you to the most suitable locations where the likelihood of witnessing them is high.
Just know it is most likely to see them from September - March.

Photo of a waterfall during a sunset in winter time.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfoll

Day 3

The best for the last! Explore a natural Ice Cave 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 float South.
During this tour, we will embark on an unforgettable adventure exploring the floating icebergs. It is possible to spot seals swimming in the lagoon or lounging on top of icebergs during the summer months.

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.

Visit an Ice Cave

Included from October to March is a visit to an Ice Cave. Your guide will offer their extensive knowledge of ice caves, allowing you to comprehend and appreciate this extraordinary natural phenomenon fully - and you may even have the privilege of witnessing its magnificent blue hue!

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.

Back to Reykjavík

We will then start heading back to Reykjavik and are expected to arrive around 8 pm, depending on weather and road conditions.

Glacial lagoon with floating icebergs creating a reflex in the calm water.
Jokulsárlón: Glacier Lagoon

Included (in the price)

Transport from Reykjavík

Adventure on our minibus

FREE
Wi-Fi

Internet access on board our minibus

FREE
Guide

English Speaking Guide

FREE
Glacier Hike

We will explore a Glacier

FREE
Glacier Equipment

All glacier equipment included

FREE
Ice Cave

Ride on our Super jeep to the Ice Cave

FREE
2 Night Accommodation

FREE Breakfast & Private Bathrooms

FREE
Small Group

Few people on every tour for maximum comfort

FREE

Extras (optional)

*Select the Extras during the checkout
Support Shoes

Rent shoes for keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Waterproof Jacket

Rent a jacket to keep you dry

Waterproof Pants

Rent pants to keep you dry

Luggage Storage

Store your extra luggage.

Beanie and Gloves

Buy our Troll Beanie and Gloves to keep you warm

Neck-warmer

Buy our Troll Neck-warmer to keep you warm

Hotel Drangshlíð

Highlights...

✓ Small group experience

✓ Professional Glacier Guide

✓ Accommodation and Breakfast Included

✓ Glacier Hike

✓ Visit an Ice Cave (from October to April)

✓ Northern Lights visible from September to March

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