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2-Day Winter Mini Bus Tour – South Coast, Northern Lights, Glacier Lagoon and Ice Cave Guided Tour

If you‘re short on time or you‘re up to spice up your stay in Iceland, this 2-day tour is perfect for you! Let us take you to the most stunning places located on the gorgeous South Coast that will leave you in awe. You‘ll be able to explore one of the most spectacular wonders like breathtaking waterfalls, glacier lagoon, black beach or a natural ice cave of the largest glacier in Europe – Vatnajökull. And last but not least you also have the opportunity to witness the magical northern lights, that ever so often grace the crisp Arctic sky over Iceland during the winter months.

This guided South Coast tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.

Highlights
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Blue Ice Cave tour in Vatnajökull National Park
  • Northern Lights in favorable conditions
  • Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach
Good to know
  • Available from October to March
  • Pickup time – 08:00 am
  • Difficulty – Easy to moderate
  • Group size – 18
  • Minimum age – minimum age is 8 years old for the glacier hike and ice caving. If children under those ages are on the tour, then an adult needs to stay with them while others do these activities.
  • You should bring: warm clothes, waterproof outdoor clothing, hiking boots (available for rent) and a positive mindset!
  • 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 at the 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 traveling 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 available directly from your hotel or from designated locations in Reykjavík that can be found here: https://busstop.is/. It‘s not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural random phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed by the operator. The hotels are in prime locations to maximize the chances of seeing them.
  • Ice caves are a dynamic ever-changing natural phenomenon only accessible during wintertime when temperatures drop below zero. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. We visit a naturally formed ice cave during this tour.

Tour Code

NL-12

Season

Winter (October to March)

Travel Style

Guided Bus Tour

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Location

Reykjavík

Accessibility

Not Recommended

Included

  • English speaking guide
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Small group
  • 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

Not Included

  • Lunch & dinner
Day 1 | Magnificent waterfalls and breathtaking ice cave
You will be picked up at 8:00 AM from one of the designated locations in Reykjavík, which can be found >here<. Soon enough you‘ll be on your way to explore the wonderful South Coast of Iceland. After making your way through the mountainous road to Hveragerði and admiring its geothermally active surroundings, you‘ll be getting closer to the first stop of your tour – the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It‘s the waterfall that it‘s possible to walk behind if the conditions are favorable. Bear in mind that it‘s quite of a damp walk so remember to wear a waterproof outer layer! The next stop you‘ll be making is the Skógafoss waterfall, a huge one located just by the main road. It‘s 60m high and 25m wide and it‘s not rare to see a sparkly rainbow reflecting in the mist.
Next, you will be up to the highlight of the whole tour – you‘ll get to explore the amazing blue ice cave during a glacier hike! You‘ll be led by an experienced guide who‘ll be sharing his vast knowledge about this natural wonder. The ice formations are breathtaking and it‘s one of those sights that are going to stay with you for a long time. After an adventurous day, you‘ll be on your way to your accommodation for the night in the Southeast. The guide will meet you after dinner to inform you about the Northern Lights’ conditions. If the forecast is good, you can count on a magical spectacle to begin!

 

Day Highlights: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Blue ice cave exploration, Northern lights (depending on the conditions)
Day 2 | Majestic glacier lagoon and awe-inspiring black beach
The first stop on the second day of your exploring is Jökulsárlón, the famous glacier lagoon. It‘s 200m deep and the view of the icebergs floating on its surface is breathtaking. They‘re constantly moving and breaking off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which is an outlet of the biggest glacier in Europe – Vatnajökull. The view gets even more magical during wintertime when the sun stays low on the horizon for the whole day. Just on the opposite side of the road, you‘ll be headed to so-called Diamond Beach. The icebergs from the glacier lagoon move towards the ocean and once they reach it, they‘re quickly thrown back to the shore broken into smaller pieces.
Next and the final spot you‘ll be visiting is the famous Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach. It‘s located in breathtaking surroundings amongst dramatic basalt cliffs, rocky sea stacks, and sinister waves. You‘ll also be able to see Dýrhólaey cliffs in the distance but remember to watch out for the sneaky waves! After two days packed with activities and richer in experience, you‘ll be headed back to Reykjavik.

 

Day Highlights: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, The Diamond Beach, Reynisfjara, the Black Beach, Dýrhólaey
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