FROM 74,990 ISK
(US$515 / €520 / £450)
Do you wish to discover the whole south coast of Iceland, witness Iceland’s largest glacier and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, while nonetheless having time to discover the gorgeous great thing about certainly one of Iceland’s most spectacular blue ice caves? Then our Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave two day tour is the proper tour for you.
Inside the UNESCO World Heritage Web site, Vatnajökull Nationwide Park, you’ll expertise Iceland’s largest glaciers, highest mountains, and naturally the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon the place huge icebergs float round this gorgeous lagoon and wash up on the black sand shores of Diamond Seashore. You’ll discover the depths of certainly one of Iceland’s greatest glaciers, and offer you time to essentially take within the blues and textures of the ice cave. On the primary day of the tour as you journey east you’ll discover the waterfalls, black sand seashores and canyons of the South Coast. Within the night you’ll search the evening skies for the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from our snug lodging. The second day is all about exploring the Vatnajökull Nationwide Park; its glaciers, ice caves and iceberg crammed glacier lagoons.
Our great guides will guarantee that you’ve got two days that you’ll always remember!
This journey runs from October till mid-April. The precise starting and finish to the season varies based mostly on ice situations. See the reserving widget for availability. Through the hotter summer time months (April to September) we function an analogous journey which features a Glacier Hike, as a substitute of the ice cave tour. Click on right here in case your journey falls throughout these dates.
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Ice Cave Tour with all security tools (helmet and micro-spikes). Lodging at Lilja Guesthouse in deluxe rooms (or Brunnhóll throughout Dec and Jan), with personal bogs and together with breakfast. Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik in snug mini bus with WiFi, all with an exquisite Hidden Iceland glacier and driver information. Additionally included is Climbing Boots, Rain Jacket and Rain Pants if these are wanted (these must be chosen within the reserving course of, in any other case they can’t be assured).
Lunches and dinner
*Please notice: All costs are based mostly on ISK costs, and are per particular person inside the chosen room varieties. International forex costs are solely indicative and topic to fluctuation.
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DAY 1: South Coast Sights
After leaving Reykjavik we head straight for the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The water from this highly effective waterfall is sourced from the notorious Eyjafjallajökull glacier capped volcano, which sits simply above Seljalandsfoss. With out icy situations it’s doable to stroll proper round behind this waterfall for a singular perspective. The waterfalls don’t cease there. Subsequent is the highly effective Skógafoss waterfall, which is a sight we’re positive you’ll always remember. This 200ft quick flowing vertical waterfall could be loved from afar or up shut, with a staircase taking you to the highest for a spectacular view. On sunny days you is likely to be fortunate sufficient to be handled to a rainbow showing from the mist of the waterfall.
Subsequent cease is the famed Reynisfjara Black Sand Seashore the place we are going to look over the superb black sand seashore and distinctive hexagonal basalt columns. In winter there are sometimes highly effective swells which can depart you in awe of the ability of the Atlantic Ocean. The black sand shores of Reynisfjara has featured in lots of fashionable movies and exhibits like Star Wars, Recreation of Thrones and Noah. You’ll realise why this has been a well-liked location for filming after visiting this distinctive location. It is a great place for lunch, we’ll cease for sufficient time to additionally eat on the Black Seashore Restaurant.
After lunch we cross by means of the seaside village of Vík, with its iconic church up on the hill, earlier than we proceed east to discover Fjaðrárgljúfur (on uncommon events the native situations could require us to go to different websites as a substitute), the place you’ll be able to see the spectacular forces of nature which have eroded this spectacular gorge. We’ll hike alongside the perimeters of the gorge to a number of viewpoints of this gorgeous location. Additional east, we are going to drive previous the mighty Vatnajökull icecap, the place we can be dwarfed by Iceland’s highest mountains, as we cross by the spectacular Skaftafell Nationwide Park.
We spend the evening on the new and extremely snug Lilja Guesthouse, resting up for one more motion packed day. We keep of their deluxe rooms, all of the rooms are lately completed with fashionable fittings and personal bogs. Dinner at Lilja Guesthouse is at all times scrumptious, with the kitchen benefiting from the contemporary, native Icelandic produce. The distant location of Lilja is the proper spot to look the skies for the Northern Lights. Uninterrupted 360 views and nearly no mild air pollution round, makes it doable to identify the aurora from proper outdoors the rooms at Lilja Guesthouse on a transparent, starry evening. It isn’t essential to hunt for the northern lights…we loosen up beneath the starry evening sky ready for them to come back to us within the consolation of our lodging.
In December and January, we as a substitute keep at Brunnholl Nation Guesthouse within the south east of Iceland. This charming household run guesthouse provides a style of the Icelandic countryside life. It’s expansive views additionally make an important spot for northern lights if the forecast is in your favour.
**In December and January, while Lilja Guesthouse is closed, we can be staying at Brunnhóll Guesthouse which can be completely positioned, and has splendidly snug rooms and scrumptious native meals at their restaurant.
DAY 2: Glacier & Ice Cave Journey
Our second day begins with the scrumptious buffet breakfast (included) from Lilja Guesthouse. After breakfast we then go to certainly one of our all time favorite areas in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. It’s typically doable to identify seals swimming between and lazing on the icebergs on this monumental lagoon. We’re at all times mesmerised by the enormous icebergs that float round this unimaginable lagoon and get washed as much as glisten like crystals on the black sand shores of ‘Diamond Seashore’. That is one seashore journey that you simply undoubtedly won’t neglect.
At Jökulsárlón we meet with our companions from Native Information of Vatnajökull who take us on our ice cave journey. That is the actual spotlight of the journey! Native Information of Vatnajökull get us to a distant a part of the glacier of their superb tremendous jeeps, so we are able to entry one of many blue ice caves within the area. From the place their rugged tremendous jeeps take us it’s only a brief stroll to witness the blues and textures of those pure artworks. Please notice, we can not assure to be the one group within the ice cave. The ice caves are fashionable for excellent cause, although we at all times do our greatest to time the tour to be there on the quietest time to provide the greatest expertise.
As soon as we’re again at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, we are saying goodbye to our information from Native Information of Vatnajökull and take some extra time to discover this monumental glacier lagoon. From right here we begin making our method again west towards Reykjavík. We are going to make a cease at certainly one of our favorite native eating places on the way in which for a late lunch. We could have you again in Reykjavík in time for a late dinner within the metropolis.
Ice Cave Tour Particulars
This tour does contain strolling on uneven terrain and a few strolling to achieve the ice cave, and requires a average health. In 2021/22 season we’re visiting the Sapphire ice cave which requires a 40 minute stroll on uneven however flat floor. There can be rocks and some bigger boulders to step round and over so full mobility of ankles and knees are required. The ice cave tour lasts for 4 hours, with round 1 hour spent within the cave. The wind in Iceland on the glaciers could be chilly and fierce so please be ready with applicable clothes.
All ice cave and glacier excursions are fully depending on climate. Generally ice cave excursions must be cancelled at brief discover because of robust winds or heat, moist climate which may power the ice caves to fill with water. We typically (unlikely in 2021/22 season) produce other backup ice cave choices that are nonetheless improbable and do not need points with water. If we’re unable to go to one ice cave we are going to try to go to one other if situations there are higher. If no ice caves can be found then we are going to try and go on a glacier hike if climate situations permit that, although in follow that is unlikely if the climate is the rationale since glacier hikes usually tend to be inclined to unhealthy climate. Within the case that no glacier different is feasible, we are going to supply partial refund of the total tour value. Yours and our security is our high precedence. We are going to solely go on a glacier hike or ice cave tour if situations permit us to take action safely.
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We are going to cease within the south coast city of Hvolsvöllur on the primary morning to load up on snacks for the primary day. You possibly can store right here or carry meals for the day to spend extra time on the sights throughout lunch. Nonetheless, there’s ample time to have lunch at Reynisfjara Black Sand Seashore Restaurant too. Lunch just isn’t included within the worth of this tour. There can be an opportunity to purchase snacks forward of the ice cave tour, in addition to get a late lunch afterwards.
Please notice that the ice cave tour is NOT a compulsory a part of the tour. It’s doable to attend by the glacier lagoon and cafe if you’re uncomfortable occurring the ice cave tour. In case you are uncertain if you need to hitch the ice cave tour please contact us forward of reserving.
Throughout December and January Lilja Guesthouse closes, so as a substitute we keep at close by Brunnhóll Nation Guesthouse, one other snug countryside choice that’s excellent for seeing the northern lights on a transparent evening.
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