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South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

1. South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

You adventure begins with you being picked up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the south. Your first stop will be the almighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall, bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. Following this, you will progress onward to the Skógafoss waterfall. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. You will then reach a blue ice cave, where you will have the opportunity to hike through this natural phenomenon Following the ice cave, you will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting your highly trained glacier guides you will hike on the ice for 1.5 hours, a truly spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena. In the evening you will arrive at your hotel in the southeast, where you will have dinner before meeting your guide for further information about the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good your guide will find a good spot to hunt the famous Aurora Borealis. You will then visit a black sand beach, home to many types of Iceland birds and other wildlife, before retiring back to your accommodation for the night. Day 2 will begin with a venture to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. You will be able to witness icebergs floating from this glacier lagoon out into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts. Your day will conclude with your return to Reykjavík.

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What people are saying about Breiðamerkurjökull

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Seen beautiful things, but have to travel far distances. In my opinion, 75% of the excursion consists of the bus ride. Always only short stops at the sights. The glacier hike was great fun, but the pace was too slow for the group. As a result, we feel more waiting than actually walking. Still fun to be with. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide John. The overnight stay is on a simple farm, but the quality is fine. No Northern Lights tour in the evening, you are supposed to be able to see it from the farm. It was cloudy with us and unfortunately no tour so it was not possible to drive to a less cloudy area (despite the fact that we had asked the tour guide). In the end we didn't want to miss it, but we would have been better off looking for the viewings ourselves with a car. This way we would have saved a lot of money. The overnight stay and the glacier hike would have been less than € 450 per person.

A great trip! After poor weather at Jokulsarlon and the diamond beach the night before, the guide stopped by again in the morning to let us get more pictures. I've seen a few reviews complaining about the size of the ice cave, but nothing can compare to the experience once you're inside. Every few feet, the group member I went in with and I stopped to exclaim at the beauty. One of my top experiences!

the tour was very complete, even thanks to the guide Oscar we were able to visit places not foreseen in the tour. Oscar is also an excellent driver, I highly recommend him. At the beginning of the tour the car was damaged and the company quickly changed it and while we waited Oscar gave us typical Icelandic chocolates.

Our guide Thalas was amazing. He took pictures for us and with us. We made an additional stop to pet the Icelandic horses but was awesome

Thank you to our guide GULLI who made our experience fantastic In 2 day the experience was really worth it