2-Day South Iceland Tour to Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
Explore the wild and wonderful South Coast of Iceland before embarking on a thrilling glacier hike in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. This 2-day tour is an epic adventure where you´ll see beautiful waterfalls, glittering glacier lagoon, dramatic black sand beaches, and majestic glaciers.
On this tour, you´ll visit the star-attractions of South Iceland, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and the Diamond Beach. You will then stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve for an icy adventure as you venture up a glacier on a glacier hike.
Also included in this tour is a ride in a comfortable minibus with a local, professional guide who is ready to answer any questions you may have. You´ll also spend a night at a lovely countryside guesthouse in a deluxe room with a private bathroom and breakfast in the morning.
Get to know the beauty and grandeur of Icelandic nature on this amazing 2-day adventure. Book now to secure your spot on this fantastic tour.
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The tour starts when your guide picks you up from Reykjavík in the morning. You’ll travel across Iceland in a small but comfortable minibus equipped with free WiFi. This means that you can upload all photos you take on your trip straight onto your social media accounts.
Your first stop on today’s adventure is at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a stunning cascade that falls over a cliff with a cave in it. You can enter the cave for a unique perspective of the waterfall and surrounding countryside.
Next up is another waterfall, Skógafoss. This one is vastly different from its neighbour. It falls in a thunderous flow onto a black sand plain. The flat plain allows you to walk right to the pouring water, but you might get wet from the droplets of water that swirl around in the air.
Your journey continues to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. Here you can stop for lunch at the nearby restaurant if you wish, but your guide will also stop near shops if you’d instead grab something to eat there. At Reynisfjara, you’ll watch the roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash upon the jet-black sand and the massive Reynisdrangar Sea Stack.
You’ll continue East, making a stop at the stunning Fjarðárgljúfur Canyon if the season allows. Then, you’ll pass Skaftafell Nature Reserve as you enter Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll find your accommodation for the night.
Begin your day with a great breakfast buffet at the guesthouse before hopping aboard the minibus for today’s adventure. First up is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
At Jökulsárlón, you’ll see massive icebergs that have broken off a nearby glacier float on a serene lagoon. Keep an eye out for seals that can sometimes be seen swimming between the ice or lounging on top of them.
Nearby is the Diamond Beach, a stretch of black sand shoreline upon which these icebergs sometimes wash. As they glisten in the summer sunlight, they are reminiscent of precious gemstones on a velvet blanket.
You’ll then return to Skaftafell, where you’ll strap on crampons and a helmet before embarking on a glacier hike. The excursion provides a thrilling chance to explore some of Iceland’s wildest and most dramatic landscapes.
Once back on the ground, you’ll hop aboard the minibus and begin making your way back to Reykjavík, but not without a few stops first. One of those is at a beautiful moss-covered lava field created in the devastating Laki eruption of 1782. Your guide will tell you all about the area’s dramatic history and answer any questions you may have.
You’ll return to Reykjavík in the evening, where you will arrive with luggage filled with memories of your amazing trip across Iceland.