2-Day South Iceland & Glacier Hike Tour | Waterfalls, Black Sand Beaches & Glacier Lagoon
Spend time in the beautiful Icelandic nature this summer with this 2-day tour of South Iceland. See this country’s most stunning sites before embarking on a glacier hike at Skaftafell Nature Reserve. With an optional boat ride on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, this tour is the perfect option for those looking to experience the best of Iceland in just two days.
Included in this tour is pick up and drop off from Reykjavík in a comfortable minibus that is equipped with free WiFi. A friendly, local guide will be on hand throughout the journey, ready to answer any questions you may have. You’ll spend the night in a comfortable countryside accommodation with a private bathroom and breakfast in the morning.
After visiting some of Iceland’s most famous attractions, you’ll explore a glacier on a glacier hike in Skaftafell, a beautiful reserve nestled inside Vatnajökull National Park. The next day, you’ll visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you can opt for a boat tour for a better look at the icebergs that float on the water there.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to admire the beauty and serenity of Icelandic nature. Book now to secure your spot on this 2-day adventure.
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Your friendly, local guide will pick you up in a comfortable minibus in the morning. Inside, you will find free WiFi and lovely Icelandic music. Throughout the journey, your guide will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, be they about the music, the places you are about to visit or anything else you may think of.
You’ll start by visiting two beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. The former falls over a cliff with a cave in it. Follow a path that leads you inside the cave, behind the falling springwater. You might get a little wet in the process, so you might want to put on a raincoat first.
The latter waterfall, Skógafoss, is vastly different from Seljalandsfoss; it is much wider and more powerful. It falls onto a plain of black sand that is very flat, allowing you to walk right up to the wall of water, but you might get hit with a few droplets of water, so make sure you keep your raincoat on hand.
You’ll continue your journey to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a luscious area where green flora meets black sand and white glaciers. Here, you’ll embark on a glacier hike for a better view of this spectacular scenery. Your guide will provide you with all the information and glacier gear needed for your excursion.
You’ll then head to your accommodation in the area where you’ll spend the night.
Begin your second day in South Iceland with a good, complimentary breakfast before hopping aboard the minibus for today’s adventures.
You’ll begin at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where massive icebergs float on aquamarine water. Amidst these giant bergs are seals that can sometimes be seen as they pop their head out of the water. If you want a better look at the icebergs, you can opt for a boat ride on the lagoon. You are sure to capture some amazing photos when you are on the water.
A stone’s throw away from Jökulsárlón is The Diamond Beach. Here, smaller ice chunks from the lagoon have washed upon the jet-black shore. In the summer sunlight, they glisten and glitter like diamonds, hence the name of this beach.
Your last stop before heading back to Reykjavík is at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. Here you’ll see roaring waves crash upon shore and grey cliffs made of hexagonal columns. Keep an eye out for the birds nesting in the cliffs; often, you can spot razorbills and even puffins.