This over night tour takes us through south Iceland, to the extraordinary Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
First stop of the day is Seljalandsfoss; a photogenic waterfall over 60 m high which you can walk behind. The water comes from the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajokull.
Next stop is at Skogafoss waterfall, which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Skogafoss stems from Myrdalsjokull glacier, which is also the home of the explosive volcano, Katla.
Near the village of Vik, we will make a stop at the black sand beach, Reynisfjara. There you will see stunning basalt columns and the magnificent Reynisdrangar sea stacks.
We will make a short stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve, in Vatnajokull national park, before we head on to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Skaftafell is a magical place, with the glacier tongues giving it a fairy tale like scenery.
After we have enjoyed the lagoon, with its icebergs, we will head to our accommodation for the night.
After breakfast, we will spend some more time at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, before heading for our activity of the day. You have a selection of either joining a blue ice cave tour, or explore the cave from above, on a glacier hike.
Option 1 – including a glacier hike:
Once you have enjoyed all that Jokulsarlon has to offer, it is time for one of the highlights of this tour. You are going to get up close and personal with the glacier, as you pull out the crampons for a 1 hour glacier hike in the Skaftafell area. In order to join this glacier hike, you will need to have good hiking shoes, as the crampons cannot be fitted onto sneakers or lighter walking shoes.
Option 2 – including an ice cave visit:
You will start the day by meeting up with a modified super jeep which will help you reach the cave area. On the outside, the glacier’s white crust is UV-bleached and scuffed, but on the inside it transforms into a striking glassy-blue cathedral, because of the immense weight of the ice pushing down.
The caves are not accessible to just anyone and you must have a specialized guide with you if you decide to explore their beauty. You will stay inside the cave for about 45 minutes, so make sure you dress warmly in a hat (must fit under helmet) and gloves, as well as good, waterproof clothing – it is very cold inside an ice cave! Good hiking shoes are essential, since there is a small hike to reach the cave.
During winter months we will always search for the northern lights on our way home, before returning you to Reykjavik sometime between 21:00 and 01:00.