Encounter the best of South Iceland on this exciting two-day adventure. South Iceland is known for its stunning other-worldly beauty and exciting natural encounters, and this tour will introduce you to its most popular sites. Visit the graceful cascade of Seljalandsfoss waterfall and wander the famous beaches of Reynisfjara, admiring the striking Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks rising up from the ocean. Explore Europe's largest National Park, enjoying its ample hiking and walking trails. Step into the blue beauty of Vatnajökull natural ice cave. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled upward for the elusive Northern Lights. This tour is ideal for those short on time but interested getting the most out of their encounter in South Iceland.
Day 1 : The Grand South Coast & Northern Lights Day 2 : Land of Ice & Northern Lights
Experience stunning beauty of South Iceland
Explore the natural beauty of Vatnajökull ice cave
Rise early for a 9:00 am pickup from your hotel or closest Reykjavík meeting point. Over the next two days you will experience mesmerizing views of waterfalls and mountain landscapes, vast lava fields and glacier tongues. Head south through scenic villages and farmlands toward the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most unusual and well-known falls. If weather permits, take a walk behind the falling cascade for a unique, exciting waterfall experience! We continue onward to the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, passing by another waterfall along the way. Take in the unique beauty of this coastal area, admiring the distant peaks and marveling at the basalt column formations rising out of the Atlantic Ocean. From here we drive through the charming town of Vik and settle at our accommodation in the Skaftafell area. This area close to Vatnajökull glacier is ideal for spotting the Northern Lights. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the Icelandic countryside, but keep your eyes on the vast night sky!
Overnight at Hótel Geirland or similar.
Day 2 Land of Ice & Northern Lights
Enjoy an early breakfast before setting out toward Vatnajökull National Park, home to natural ice caves, glacier lagoons, stunning landscape and the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Stop first at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a photogenic glacial lake filed with blue and white icebergs. Many of these ice sculptures end their journey on the nearby Diamond Beach, washing up on this pebbly shore.
Our next adventure is one you are sure not to forget! With a qualified glacier guide, you will have the opportunity to explore a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull glacier, learning about the wondrous world of ice. After this exhilarating adventure we slowly find our way back to Reykjavík. Make a short stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve, exploring this lush reserve in the midst of glacier-topped peaks and craggy mountains. Keep a close eye on the Icelandic sky, in search of the ever-elusive Northern Lights lighting up the darkness.
Initial deposit is 30% ($400 minimum), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.
Final payment is due Final payment is due 70 days (10 weeks) prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge. prior to departure.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.