Winter South Coast and Ice Cave


Experience the best that Iceland has to offer during winter season in this short 2 days / 1 night private tour. Explore the scenic south coast with its stunning waterfalls and black beaches, and, if you are lucky, witness the beautiful northern lights dancing above you. The main attraction of this tour though es exploring the natural phenomenon of ice cave in Vatnajökull region. Each autumn the glacier forms unique ice caves, that are only accessible during the winter period, as the caves melt in the spring.
Please contact us for availability before making a booking.

Overview

Map for Winter South Coast and Ice Cave  tour
  • Duration:2 days / 1 nights
  • By Car km/mi:750
  • Season:November 15 to March 20
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:252433 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:PT10

Included

  • Private tour with a driver guide for 2 days
  • Accommodation for 1 night
  • 1 x Breakfast
  • Guided ice cave tour (including ice/glacier equipment if necessary)

Not Included

  • Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation in Reykjavík

Itinerary

Day 1. The Panoramic South Coast



In the morning you will be picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavík and will head out of the city to explore some of the most beautiful sites in south coast of Iceland. Our first stop will be the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Depending on weather and trail conditions, you can take a walk behind the waterfall, which is truly an amazing experience. Next on to another waterfall – Skógafoss. From there we continue to Reynisfjara beach with black sand and basalt columns and next on to Vík – picturesque village in south Iceland. From Vík we keep heading east across Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time. A short stop at Kirkjubćjarklaustur and we continue to Skaftafell national park – an oasis wedged between glaciers and sand plains. Before we head to our overnight location, we stop at the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where large icebergs, broken off Breiđmerkurjökull glacier, float in the blue waters of the lagoon. It is not uncommon to see seals swimming and playing around in the lagoon. As we arrive at the overnight location, you can either relax after a long day or head out to hunt for northern lights, if the weather conditions allow.

Overnight - Skaftafell/Jökulsárlón area


Day 2. The Spectacular Ice Cave


The day starts with driving on a rough 4x4 road to reach the glacier. You will be provided with all necessary glacier gear and will head to explore the natural phenomenon of the stunning ice caves with a professional glacier guide. The best ice cave available is visited each time, it may differ from day to day which cave is visited depending on weather and other natural conditions. The ice cave tour is not private, most likely other people will join you on this part of the trip. This is a truly breathtaking experience, not only for photographers, but all those who want to get fascinated of the unique world of blue ice. After the tour, we head back to Reykjavík.


Accommodation

Comfort Accommodation
Comfort Accommodation


Private rooms with private WC facilities and shower/bath in hotels or well appointed guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Economy Accommodation
Economy Accommodation


Private rooms with shared WC facilities and shower in guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Quality Accommodation
Quality Accommodation


Rooms in the highest quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds.In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Other Information


The prices are based on max 4 persons. For groups larger than 4 persons, please contact us via email


The tour can be customized specifically for photographers, with an experienced photo guide (contact us for availability)

Ice caves are temporary structures that appear at the edge of glacier every winter, very often where the glacier meltwater runs out from underneath the glacier. During summertime almost every ice cave melts down and new one appears in the beginning of winter. Then the local ice cave guides go scouting out for new ice caves. When temperature falls the ice becomes more staple and the water surface in the cave drops. Not every ice cave is safe to visit, in our ice cave tours the guide will evaluate each time if the cave is save to visit, with regard to the situation, weather and ice condition. Winter in Iceland can be rainy and warm, specially on the south-east coast of Iceland. Ice cave tours are very weather dependant, rain and warm days are not ideal condition for Ice cave excursions. On such days the caves can get flooded and/or the ice to unstable and the ice cave not save to visit. In these situations the ice cave tours can be cancelled because of safety reasons. Our safety standards are high and Ice caves should never be visited without a local guide who knows the ice caves and the area well. In some cases ropes and other safety equipment may be needed, and should only be led by experienced guide. The ice caves are always situated in remote areas in Vatnajökull´s glacier.

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