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Jokulsarlon and Ice Caving | 2 Day Escorted Tour

Highlights:

  • Natural Ice Cave
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
  • Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Vík – a coastal village
  • Reynisfjara – basalt columns & black sand beaches
  • Northern Lights (Depending on conditions)
  • Small group experience
  • Eyjafjallajökull – glacier volcano views
  • Hekla – volcano views

Two days / One nights
Starts / ends in in Reykjavík

Dates of tour operation: 1 November 2018 - 31 December 2019

Get the full glacier experience on this overnight tour to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Skaftafell national park. See the blue-tinted icebergs that float on Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon then get even closer to the icy marvels of the crystal caves. Visit the black sand beach Reynisfjara with its picturesque basalt column rock formations Reynisdrangar. There are several volcanoes in the area, the most notable of which is Katla, the active volcano that’s hidden under the Myrdalsjokull ice cap. You’ll also stop at the popular waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the waterfall for a unique perspective.

2 Day Itinerary

Day 1: South Coast - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

he first day takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland. Our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss, a very photogenic waterfall that plunges from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 m to a shallow pool. You can take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. The water comes from the infamous volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajokull. Our next stop will be at Skogafoss Waterfall, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Under the nearby Myrdalsjokull Glacier ice cap, the volcano Katla is hiding. Katla is an active volcano that erupts roughly every 100 years.

Our next stop will be in the village of Vik where you will find the Reynisfjara beach with fantastic sights such as the magnificent Reynisdrangar rock stacks.
After that, we head to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the Vatnajokull National Park, where we’ll have a shortstop. The glacier tongues there give the national park majestic fairytale surroundings.
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is located at the end of an outlet glacier of the great Vatnajokull Glacier. Huge pieces of ice calve from the glacier and end up floating in the lagoon and out to sea and make for an unforgettable sight.

After we will drive to our accommodation where you can enjoy dinner upon arrival (not included in tour price).

Day 2: Total Glacier Encounter

Now it's time to get up close and personal with the glacier. The glacier is made up of fallen snow, not frozen water, as some might think. An expert guide takes us up to the ice cave in a Super Jeep and tells us all about what to expect inside the glacier. The ice caves are formed by the weight of the ancient ice pushing air bubbles out and in spring will melt and change. That means that every autumn the glacier experts have to set out and look for new caves to explore. That's also what makes this experience so extraordinary.

After spending around 45 minutes in the ice cave it's time to head back. We'll stop one more time at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where we'll take a walk alongside the lake and on the black sand shores to look for seals that can be spotted in the lagoon

Please note: if traveling during the summer months, the ice caves in Myrdalsjokull will be visited instead of the ice caves in Vatnajokull.

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