On this tour you'll discover the spectacular landscapes of of Iceland's glacier fields, where you'll visit the waterfalls of the south coast, the Jökulsárlón glacial lake, and the Vatnajökull ice cave.
Iceland Glacier Tour: 2 Days
Leaving Reykjavik behind between 8:30 am and 9 am, we'll head to the south of the island through the plains which extend between the coast and the volcanic mountains.
On our journey around the south of the island, you'll be able to admire some of the most spectacular natural wonders in Iceland. You'll see the 100 foot (30 metre) drop of the Skógafoss waterfall, explore the inside of the mountain hidden by the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and uncover the secrets of the Sólheimajökull glacier.
From here, we'll head to the Dyrhólaey viewpoint, from which we can look out over the beautiful scenery of the south coast and the famous Icelandic black beaches, where we're sure to spot the puffins!
Our next stop will be the black stone beach in Reynisdrangar, where you'll hear the legends of the trolls who lived near the famous basalt outcrops.
Having eaten at your own pace, we'll continue our journey towards the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which sits at an altitude of over 5,417 feet (1,600 metres) on a glacier. It's also been active for the last 8,000 years!
You'll then have around 2 hours of free time to explore the area and admire the beauty of the volcano. Afterwards, we'll drive to Vík, a small town where we'll spend the night.
We'll eat breakfast in the hotel and then kick off the second day of our trip by going to the Skaftafell National Park.
In the park, we'll see Vatnajökull: Europe's largest glacier. As well as its size, these mountains of compacted snow are famous for the system of ice caves that hide inside.
We'll gear up with all the necessary equipment, then receive safety instructions so we can enter into one of the largest caves in the Vatnajökull system. You can admire the brilliant blue ice of the caves as we explore their ghostly, fragile beauty.
After having some free time at the glacier, we'll head towards the Jökulsárlón glacial lake. You'll feel like you've just touched down on another planet! Enormous icebergs float in this lake, more than 820 feet (250 metres) deep, which can be found at the end of a glacier and is abundant in local wildlife.
Our last stop is the lagoon and glacier of Fjaðrárgljúfur, which will be the highlight of the tour. Finally, we will head back to Reykjavík, where we will return late in the evening.
- The order of the visits on the first day may change.
- Due to the local weather conditions, you should wear warm clothing and footwear suitable for walking in the mountains.
- The bus transport is designed for foldable wheelchairs. Nonetheless, take into account that the tour takes place in a natural environment, and not all the locations will be accessible for those with disabilities.
- During the excursion you'll have time to buy food for lunch on both days.
When making your reservation you'll see a list including the majority of the hotels in Reykjavik. Next to the name of your hotel, you'll find the nearest meet point. As the majority of the streets in the centre are not accessible by bus, you'll need to make your way to a nearby location, indicated as a "bus stop" and with a number.
For example, if you choose "20:30 - 1919 Hotel Radisson BLU (Please stand by for pick up at bus stop no 4 - Tryggvagata)" you should be ready at 8:30 pm at bus stop 4 (Tryggvagata). You'll find details about the location of the stop in the reservation confirmation.
This tour includes one night's accommodation in a double room in a 3-star hotel in Vík. If you are booking the trip for one person, you'll share a room with another guest.
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Tour in English
Children between 2 and 11 years oldUS$ 385.20
Children under 6not permitted
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 12 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 70% of their maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.
Transport in a jeep.
English speaking guide.
Double room in a 3 star hotel.
Equipment to explore the cave.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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