The best of the best. Explore Iceland's stunning South Coast, stroll around the Glacier Lagoon, experience the beauty of the Diamond Beach and top it off with an adventurous Ice Cave Tour.
Our two-day South Coast Tour is perfect to escape the city and explore the entire South Coast of Iceland. We bring you all the way to the southeast of the country where a landscape with the biggest glaciers and mountains is waiting for you. The ice cave tour takes place at the UNESCO protected Vatnajökull National Park.
Day 1: Waterfalls, black sand beaches, and Viking Sagas
After your pick-up, we head out of the city. We shortly arrive in the countryside passing Hellisheiðarvirkjun, the geothermal power plant for the capital area. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall. If conditions allow we talk a walk behind the waterfall curtains. After a short ride, we arrive at Skogafoss waterfall. Skogafoss was featured in "Game of Thrones" and it is said that one of the first settlers has buried a treasure chest behind it. Next up is Reynisfjara black sand beach. The beach was once rated as one of the 10 most beautiful places worldwide. In the summertime, hundreds of Puffins are nesting here and the rock stacks called Reynisdrangar are standing picturesque in the ocean next to the beach. Reynisfjara is also the perfect place to grab something to eat.
After Lunch, we are heading further east. After a short stop in a charming village called Vik. Vik is the southernmost city in the country and the center of the entire southern region. We will stop at the town's church, where we have a great view of the city and the shoreline. On our way to our overnight accommodation, we pass the Skaftafell national park and Iceland's biggest glacier called Vatnajökull.
Day 2: Ice Cave Exploration and Glacier Lagoon
After breakfast, it is time for some action. We hop onto a 4x4 Super Jeep and drive up the glacier. We put on our safety gear and off we go to explore one of the beautiful ice caves on the glacier. The caves are naturally formed during the summer and they can change very quickly. It is truly an experience of a lifetime since the cave could be gone after the next summer. After our ice cave tour, we head to one of the most popular locations in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Big icebergs are breaking apart the man glacier and they are then floating around in the lagoon that is situated in front of the glacier. After some time, the icebergs melted enough to float out to the ocean. Waves bring back the crystal clear ice to the black beach next to the lagoon, creating a special place called the Diamond Beach. We have enough time to explore the whole area and to have lunch.
Next up is Hofskirkja, an old church with a roof covered with turf. It's one of six turf churches that are left in the country. A great place to learn more about Iceland's history.
Now it is time to head back to Reykjavik. On the way back, your guide will make a stop next to the lava fields that were created during an eruption of the Volcano Laki in 1783/84. The eruption was so severe, that around 25% of the Icelandic population died. On our way home we will make stops for dinner and you can expect to be back in Reykjavik around 9 pm.