2 Day South Coast
Join this unforgettable two-day excursion along the south coast to the breathtaking glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, where seals are swimming between the icebergs and the white of the ice blends with the blue of the sky. Feast your eyes on powerful waterfalls, volcanic sand beaches and the chance to explore while hiking.
✓ Seljalandsfoss ✓ Skógafoss ✓ Reynisfjara ✓ Boat Tour in Jökulsárlón ✓ Diamond Beach ✓ Skaftafell
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board ✓ Accommodation with breakfast ✓ Small group experience ✓ Glacier equipment ✓ Boat tour at Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon
Are you ready for the adventure?
During this unforgettable 2-day tour, we will take you to the hidden gems of the most visited place in Iceland – the South Coast. Get ready to climb on one of Europe’s largest glaciers, catch a boat to gigantic icebergs, and explore the most beautiful places in the South of Iceland. Along the shore, you’ll also get the chance to stop by some majestic waterfalls, the beautiful Black Sand Beach, and learn everything you need to know about Iceland.
What to Expect:
- Hike on the largest glacier in Europe (necessary equipment are included in the price)
- Walk on a Black Sand Beach
- Visit the most famous waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss
- Get on a Boat & get close to gigantic icebergs
- Explore the Diamond Beach
- And so much more
— Day 1 —
On the morning of your tour, we will come and pick you up from your chosen bus stop or hotel in Reykjavík. We will then start the unforgettable adventure to the south of Iceland. On the way to our first location, we will pass by some beautiful surrounding areas outside of Reykjavík, some magnificent mountains, and experience the never ending midnight sun during the magical summer months.
Our first stop will be the spectacular, and one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland – Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.
This beautiful waterfall has a mesmerizing 60 meter drop, and an extremely unique feature – it is one of the very few waterfalls in the world which you can view from behind!
The waterfall has a cave-shaped cliff behind it, making it possible to walk behind the waterfall. The scene behind the falls and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water will leave you an unforgettable feeling.
This beautiful short hike behind the falls is easy, and guarantees to leave an unforgettable experience.
Make sure to bring a raincoat with you if you decide to go behind the waterfall, as the surrounding areas get wet from the force of the waterfall. The hiking path is also slippery.
A few hundred meters away from the waterfall, and you will be able to see another delightful waterfall.
Gljúfrabúi waterfall – just a few years ago nobody knew about the hidden waterfall, therefore it was only used by the locals. In the years to go, tourists have been slowly finding their way to it. This extremely cozy and absolutely stunning waterfall is quietly hiding behind huge rocks, with a narrow opening which lets you inside a small magical canyon surrounded by rocks inside the mountain.
30km to the east, and we will arrive at an extremely unique waterfall – Skógafoss – with an unbelievable width of 25 meters (82 feet) and more than 60(180 feet) meter high.
This waterfall offers a unique opportunity to view the waterfall from above!
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, you will find a staircase which will take you up the mountain (above the waterfall) for stunning views. From there, you will get the chance to see with your own eyes how some of Iceland’s most incredible waterfalls form.
Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
Start preparing for the most exciting activity of this 2-Day Tour – a Glacier Hike on the largest glacier in Europe.
To end the day in the most exciting way, we will take you to one of the rarest and special places in the world – the mighty glacier. We are one of the last generations who can set our feet onto a glacier.
This area has been used as 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 which look like tunnels under ice, and stunning icefalls which 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!
- Make sure you have proper clothing for this activity, and proper 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.
After the glacier hike, we will drive to our hotel, in the southeastern part of Iceland. Over there we will have some delicious dinner and spend the night in a nice surroundings.
— Day 2 —
This day will be filled with loads of exciting activities by the Atlantic Ocean’s beautiful, mystical coast. On Day 2 we will pass by some extraordinarily beautiful & unique places, and will go searching for the deepest perks hidden in the south of Iceland.
After breakfast (which is included in the price) and a good night’s rest, we will start heading towards our next destination…
Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
We will start the morning with the most exciting activity of the day – a boat tour to enormous floating icebergs in the Glacier Lagoon – also known as Jökulsárlón.
Jökulsárlón has long been named as one of Iceland’s greatest wonders of nature, yet one of the most dramatic examples of side effects from global warming.
Since glaciers are constantly melting, huge chunks of ice detach from the mighty glaciers. Enormous icebergs melt into the 3-400 meter-deep glacier lagoon – formed naturally from melted glacial water – eventually reaching the North Atlantic Ocean.
To explore Iceland and the Arctic to the fullest, we will take an unforgettable Boat Ride at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where we will go to explore the floating icebergs!
Seals can sometimes be seen swimming in the lagoon during summer months, or relaxing on top of icebergs.
On the other side of the road, we will find a beautiful volcanic black sand beach, covered in large and shiny diamonds. The diamond-looking icebergs are the same gigantic icebergs from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, which had already already floated into the Atlantic Ocean. The waves throw back the icebergs from the ocean back to the shore by the tide and winds.
The icebergs – which come in all shades of white and blue reside on a black sand beach, sparkling like diamonds in the daylights. This is how Diamond Beach got its name.
This breathtaking place is one of the most beloved places in Iceland, attracting both tourists and locals. There is no other place in the world where a scenery like this exists.
Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
On the way back to the west, we will visit the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline frequently presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt pillars in the cliffs above the sand.
The beautiful cliffs of Dýrhólaey can be seen in the distance. The surrounding area is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins, razorbills and dozens of other species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime.
Black sand beaches form due to previous volcanic eruptions. Lava continuously keeps eroding over millions of years, forming small black particles which make up the black sand beaches. The area near Reynisfjara is highly volcanic, with large volcanoes nearby – such as Katla, Hekla, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull – a volcano which caused chaos to air travel over Europe in 2010.
Our beautiful 2-Day tour will soon be coming to an end, which means we will need to start heading back to Reykjavik. We might make some extra stops on the way near some beautiful places if we have some time left. We will be back in Reykjavik around 7.30pm & 9pm (depending on weather and road conditions).
It is important to know that this itinerary might change due to weather or availability of your glacier guide. You will be given a full itinerary in the morning, once everyone gets on the minibus in Reykjavik.
If the weather is good and we’re ahead of schedule, it is very likely that we will make a few more stops on the way.
We will make a couple of stops on the way for snacks, groceries & toiletries.
We wish you a beautiful journey, filled with tons of unforgettable memories!
April to September
Easy to moderate
Minimum age is 8 years old for glacier hike. If children under those ages are on the tour, then an adult needs to stay with them while others do these activities.
✓ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓ Skógafoss waterfall
✓ Reynisfjara – The Black Sand Beach
✓ Boat tour at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon
✓ Diamond Beach
✓ Glacier Hike Tour in Vatnajökull National Park
✓ English speaking guide
✓ Certified glacier guide
✓ Small group
✓ Boat tour at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board
✓ Glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
✓ One night accommodation in a hotel with breakfast and private bathroom
• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
• Joy and happiness!
• Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions and we may have to adjust timings to the short daylight of winter days.
• The limit is one suitcase of 24 inches per person, but you can store your extra luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra fee at the time of booking, and is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.
• Customers travelling on their own will receive a single room. Reservations for 2 people will be allocated a double room. For bookings of 3 or more, triple rooms will automatically be allocated. If these arrangements do not meet your requirements, please contact the provider.
• Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. Pick up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.
✓ All-day tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours from the departure time with the full price refunded by sending an email to [email protected] All cancellations requested less than 24 hours from the departure time are non-refundable.
✓ In the case of cancellation of the tour by the operator because of extreme weather, road conditions, or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date or booking other activities when possible or provide a full refund.
✓ The 24 hour policy “applies to extras as well (rental Hiking Boots, Waterproof Jacket & Waterproof Pants).
How does pick up work?
We offer pick-up only from Reykjavik city greater area from designated locations found on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. We ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.
What are designated pick up locations?
Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city center to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher if we will pick you up directly from your hotel or from the designated bus stop locations. Find the closest designated pick up location using the map on www.busstop.is.
What is a multiday tour?
A multiday tour is a tour that includes guided sightseeing and activities for more than one day and accommodation.
Why should I book a multiday tour?
All our multiday tours are in a minibus and offer small group experience. You don’t have to worry about accommodation during the time of the tour. These tours also drive further into in the countryside and give you the opportunity to explore Iceland in-depth and experience places that you would normally not be able to on a one day tour from Reykjavik.
Will I have a private bathroom?
All our partner hotels have private bathrooms.
Is breakfast included?
Yes, breakfast is included after each night of accommodation spent during the multiday tour.
I’m a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?
Yes, single fee supplement is mandatory for solo travelers on all multiday tours to ensure your private room in our accommodation. There is no way to opt out of single fee supplement if you are a solo traveler.
How much luggage can I bring?
The limit is one suitcase of 24 inches per person, but you can store your extra luggage in our office for 1,500 ISK. It can be added as an extra fee at the time of booking, and is non-refundable upon payment in all cases.
What should I wear for glacier tours?
Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with high ankle protection, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket and pants is in most cases enough protection. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Jeans are not recommended for outdoor trips as they become very heavy and cold when they get wet.
Do I need hiking boots?
We encourage bringing hiking boots for glacier tours. They have to have hard on the sole and be tight around the ankle. If you don’t have them, we have them available for rent in all sizes while booking or at the glacier hike location for ISK 1,500 per pair with cash or card.
How difficult are glacier hikes?
Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. You have to be able to walk for about an hour up and down on slopes and uneven surface. Longer tours will be more challenging in endurance for some areas of the glacier. We also recommend you remember that we offer all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified glacier guide. If you have specific questions regarding one of our glacier tours, feel free to email us.
If I am pregnant, can I join a glacier hike?
This is a personal choice. We have had pregnant women on our glacier hikes and we always recommend you read the description of the activity to get a better idea. In any case, feel free to contact our Service Team for further questions and concerns.
How does weather affect my tour?
Wind and rain are common in Iceland, in addition to snow in the winter, but we do not let challenging weather stop us from going out and enjoy nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof jacket and pants as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority, in case of extreme weather or road conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule your booking at a further date or provide a full refund.