2-day Ice Cave & Northern Lights Adventure, from Reykjavik
Duration: 2 days Easy
Why we love this tour
Find the most jaw-dropping sites in Iceland on a two-day trip of natural wonders. Set off on a glacier walk, explore an ice cave, search for the Northern Lights, and see so many more stunning sites.
- Venture into an ice cave of solid blue
- Walk along the ridged ice of a glacier in South Iceland
- Visit the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach
- Sleep in a 4-star hotel with breakfast included
- Chase the remarkable Northern Lights
- Step through the black sands of Reynisfjara beach
From beaches to glaciers to caves, the south of Iceland holds endless kinds of natural beauties. Fill two days with outdoor activity as you visit and experience these gorgeous sites
Day 1: Glacier walk - Skaftafell
After your guide picks you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik, you head out of the capital towards the picturesque south coast. The further east you get the more stunning the scenery becomes. Numerous waterfalls tumble down from steep cliffs and giant glaciers and vast black deserts form a sharp contrast. On the way, you stop and gear up for an exciting glacier walk on Solheimajokull or Svinafellsjokull glacier.
After trekking along the solid ice, you drive to the 4-star hotel in time for dinner (not included). In the evening we will be on the lookout for the magical lights of the winter sky, the Aurora Borealis, hoping they will make an appearance.
Day 2: Icebergs - Ice Caves
After breakfast, the group continues further east to the enchanting Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon filled with huge floating icebergs that have broken off from the glacier. Here we also get to see the Diamond Beach where icebergs appear as diamonds on the black lava sand beach.
After having admired this spectacle of ice and water, you adventure through the tunnels of solid blue ice caves of Europe’s largest glacier.
In the afternoon, your guide brings you back to Reykjavik. On the way, we take time to walk along the black beach of Reynisfjara, watching and listening to the huge and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Then, we stop to take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in the late afternoon/early evening.
*This schedule may change due to weather and conditions.
Need to know before you go
Pickup time is 8:00 a.m.
Minimum age is 10 years old.
Groups are limited to 16 people per guide.
Lunch and dinner are not included in the price.
Single travelers and groups with odd numbers must choose the single supplement option during the booking process.
What to bring? Light hiking boots, thermal underwear (wool or synthetic), wind and waterproof jacket and pants, hiking pants, gloves, warm socks, hat, extra-warm jacket/parka for cold days (winter).
Other gear: Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day, sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring), water bottle, and casual clothes/change of clothes.
Will we see the Northern Lights? To see the Northern Lights you need solar activity, clear skies, and darkness. The first two we cannot control, but the darkest months are September to March and therefore your best chance to see them.
Can I get a triple room? It is no problem to check if a triple room is available for you during your tour. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
How much luggage can I bring on the tour? We recommend that you bring one piece of luggage per person. We recommend that you bring a soft duffel bag since they are easier to stack in the vehicle.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Your accommodation in Reykjavik
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Provided byIcelandic Mountain Guides
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