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South Iceland Waterfalls and Glacial Lake: 2 Day Tour
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South Iceland Waterfalls and Glacial Lake: 2 Day Tour

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  • 2 days

Explore the beauty of southern Iceland on this 2-day excursion! You'll see impressive waterfalls, volcanoes, and a glacial lake populated by enormous icebergs.

South Iceland Waterfalls and Glacial Lake: 2 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

We leave Reykjavik in the morning, hitting the road and crossing the Icelandic countryside between the coast and the volcanic mountains. From the bus, you'll be able to see Hengill mountain, an active volcano whose magma chamber provides power for much of the electricity on the island.

The tour then continues to Hvolsvöllur, a small town near to the Eyjafjallajokull, volcano, which famously blocked plane routes throughout Europe having erupted in 2010. Having rested here a little, we'll continue to the Skógafoss waterfall. Many consider this waterfall, cut between the cliffs, to be the most beautiful on the island.

We'll leave Skógafoss behind and make a stop on the way to the Jökulsárlón glacial lake to stretch your legs and eat a spot of lunch (not included). Here you'll discover an impressive landscape that covers more than 18 square kilometres and is dominated by the icebergs which fall from the enormous glacier nearby and float towards the ocean.

At 4 pm we'll arrive at the little hotel in a nearby village (Gerði Country Hotel), where you'll have some well deserved free time until the next day.

And in the winter months, if the skies are clear, you might enjoy the spectacular Northern Lights, an amazing end to an amazing day,

Day 2

Having eaten breakfast, we'll make a guided tour of the area, known as Thröng, admiring the contrast between the nearby glacier and the plains. Then back at the hotel, you'll have two hours of free time to rest and explore the area at your own pace.

Then we take the bus to the Jökulsárlón glacial lake, where you'll have a little over 30 minutes of free time to wander around the lake, enjoy the views and the beauty of Iceland's nature. You can explore the black sand beaches of the coast, where it's even common to find seals and a wide variety of local bird species.

Then, on the way back to Reykjavik we'll make a stop in the village of Vik, where you'll be able to stretch your legs and buy a little dinner (not included).

Our last stop is at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, an impressive sight at more than 200 feet (60 metres). We'll enter into the cave behind the sheet of water and appreciate the volcanic landscape of the island through its curtain.

The tour returns to Reykjavik at about 10 pm.

Important Information

  • Due to the weather conditions in the places visited, you should bring warm clothing and footwear suitable for walking in the mountain.
  • The bus transport is suitable for wheelchairs, but please take into account that the excursion is in a natural environment, and not all of it will be accessible for those with disabilities.
  • The order of the tour may change due to weather conditions or organisational reasons.
  • During the excursion, you'll have the opportunity to buy lunch for both days.

Meeting Points

When making your reservation you'll see a list including the majority of the hotels in Reykjavik. Next to the name of your hotel, you will find the nearest meet point. As the majority of the streets in the centre are not accessible by bus, you will need to make your way to a nearby location, indicated as a "bus stop" and with a number.

For example, if you choose "20:30 - 1919 Hotel Radisson BLU (Please stand by for pick up at bus stop no 4 - Tryggvagata))" you should be ready at 8:30 pm at bus stop 4 (Tryggvagata). You'll find details about the location of the stop in the reservation confirmation.

Price

Double Room Singe Room
2 Day Tour
US$ 350.70
US$ 406.70

2 Day Tour

  • Double Room

    US$ 350.7
  • Singe Room

    US$ 406.7

More Information

Duration

2 days

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Transport.

Professional English speaking guide.

3 star acommodation.

Breakfast.

Equipment to explore the cave.

Not included

Lunch.

Dinner.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 15 days before (Reykjavík local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (only for folding wheelchairs).

US$ 350.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 14 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 14 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.