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Northern Lights & Ice Cave Adventure, 2 Days, Mixed, Iceland

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You don’t need to spend a lot of time to discover Iceland and it’s amazing diversity of natural wonders. In just two days, this tour takes you to many of the country’s highlights, including the renowned Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, the majestic glaciers of the South Coast, and the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

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Northern Lights & Ice Cave Adventure

You don’t need to spend a lot of time to discover Iceland and it’s amazing diversity of natural wonders. In just two days, this tour takes you to many of the country’s highlights, including the renowned Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, the majestic glaciers of the South Coast, and the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

On top of the stunning scenery, you will experience an exciting Glacier Walk and a tour into the Ice Caves of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. We spend the night at a brand new 4-star hotel, the only in the region. Its countryside location is the perfect spot to experience the Northern Lights!

Itinerary

Reykjavík – Glacier walk – Skaftafell

DAY 1

After your driver guide picks you up at your accommodations in Reykjavík, you will be whisked out of the capital and headed east towards the picturesque south coast. The further east we 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, we will stop for an exciting glacier walk on Sólheimajökull or Svínafellsjökull glacier. We will reach our luxurious 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 for us.

Icebergs – Ice Caves

DAY 2

After breakfast, we continue further east to Jökulsárlón 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 sand beach. After having admired this spectacle of ice and water we will have an adventurous trip into one of the ice caves of Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon we start our journey back to Reykjavik. On the way, we take time to ramble along the black beach of Reynisfjara, being aware of the huge and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and to take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in the late afternoon/early evening.

This schedule may change due to weather and conditions.

Gear List

Boots and Clothing

  • Light hiking boots.
  • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic.
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Hiking pants.
  • Gloves.
  • Warm socks.
  • Warm hat.
  • Extra warm jacket/parka for cold days (winter).

Other Gear

  • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L (1200 cu in).
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring).
  • Water bottle.
  • Casual clothes/change of clothes.
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
  • Swimsuit (depends on tour).

Optional Gear

  • Walking pole(s).
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap.
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Accommodation at 4 star hotel Glacier Lagoon in double/twin rooms with breakfast
  • Transportation in 4×4 minibus
  • Ice cave tour and glacier walk
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  1. Day 1 Reykjavík – Glacier Walk - Skaftafell

    After your driver guide picks you up at your accommodations in Reykjavík, you will be whisked out of the capital and headed east towards the picturesque south coast. The further east we 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, we will stop for an exciting glacier walk on Sólheimajökull or Svínafellsjökull glacier. We will reach our luxurious 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 for us.

  2. Day 2 Icebergs - Ice Caves

    After breakfast, we continue further east to Jökulsárlón 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 sand beach. After having admired this spectacle of ice and water we will have an adventurous trip into one of the ice caves of Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon we start our journey back to Reykjavik. On the way, we take time to ramble along the black beach of Reynisfjara, being aware of the huge and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and to take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in the late afternoon/early evening.

    This schedule may change due to weather and conditions.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Accommodation at 4 star hotel Glacier Lagoon in double/twin rooms with breakfast
  • Transportation in 4×4 minibus
  • Ice cave tour and glacier walk
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activity Level: Moderate

Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

To see the Northern Lights you need solar activity, clear skies and darkness. The first two we cannot control but our darkest months are September to March and therefore your best chance to see them is during this period.

Just add a note to your booking or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help arrange for extra nights for you.

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