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2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

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    Day 1: Introduction to The South Coast

    Stop At: Troll Expeditions, Fiskislod 45-G, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
    We start with pick up from Reykjavík, either your hotel or your closest bus stop.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
    We head to the South and visit the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you'll be able to make the short hike behind the falls.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland
    Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60 meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge is a staircase that can take you up to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull National Park 785 Iceland
    We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting out highly trained glacier guides and strapping on safety equipment you will hike on the ice for an hour and a half.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull National Park 785 Iceland
    Our journey on ice continues as we will experience the blue ice cave in Skaftafell. Your guide will share with you his expertise about the ice caves, allowing you to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomenon.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 2-3 star hotel with a private bathroom

    Day 2: Travelling further east

    Stop At: Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park Route 1, Jokulsarlon Iceland
    Heading off day number 2 is Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep lagoon fed by Breiðarmerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe's largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from the glacier all year around so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats South. Try walking alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
    On the other side of the road the ice bergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland
    The Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in water and the cliffs of Dýrhóley are seen in the distance. This area of the South is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast buffet will be served in the morning
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    My mom and I had the best time on this two-day trip! Our guide, Siggi, was incredible. We had a small group, which was really nice. We all got to know each other and enjoy each other’s company. There was another mother-daughter on our tour,...More

    1  Thank Achimovic
    Reviewed 29 June 2019

    We did the 2 day tour as well as the snorkeling with Golden Circle. I cannot recommend Troll highly enough. Both tours were fantastic and life-changing experiences. Both tour guides went above and beyond. The accommodation provided on the 2 day tour was beyond expectations....More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank 894stephV
    Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

    We traveled with our three kids ranging in age from 11 to 16 on the 2-day south east coast and blue ice cave hike. It was phenomenal! There was so much beauty along that route! Troll Expeditions did a great job of giving us just...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Denise A
    Reviewed 6 April 2019

    This tour was a great way to see the main sights along the south coast of the island. Our highlight was the glacier hike and ice cave - a fantastic experience and great views. Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank PeterM3439
    Reviewed 3 April 2019

    This excursion was amazing! Such a wonderful opportunity to be able to see so much of the south coast in such a short period of time. The glacier hike was unlike anything I had ever experienced before, and would love to do it again. We...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank MackenzieH140
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    16 February 2019|
    Response from SO1592 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, accommodation is provided. 3 star. Can't remember the name of the hotel but it was clean. Bathroom ensuite. Breakfast included.
    5 November 2018|
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    Response from localorca79 | Reviewed this property |
    I think if you are an active person and still athletic you should be fine. Our guide was in his 60s as well but he’s been a mountain climber his whole life.
    Leticia V
    6 October 2018|
    Response from Achimovic | Reviewed this property |
    Crampons are provided, not sure about an additional solo traveler fee.
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