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

Badge of ExcellenceReykjavik, Iceland

From $594.73

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get out of Reykjavik for an exciting 2-day excursion to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions due to its stunning beauty. Explore the south coast of Iceland with a professional guide. Hike among waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, experience the mysterious blue caves, learn to cross Iceland’s largest glacier, and even get a chance to hunt the elusive Northern Lights. This adventure will not soon be forgotten.
  • Visit Jokulsarlon, Iceland’s crown jewel
  • Marvel at the enormous basalt stacks of Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Get an excellent opportunity to view the awe-inspiring Northern Lights
  • 1 night accommodation, including breakfast
  • Round trip transportation from Reykjavik in a comfortable minibus

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Overnight accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Glacier equipment
  • Ice Cave Tour incl. Safety Equipment
  • Glacier Hike incl. Safety Equipment
  • Lunch, dinner, hiking boots (available when booking)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

Pick up starts at 8:00 and might take 30 minutes. Please be ready at your selected location. Read carefully if you will be picked up at your hotel or at the nearest designated area (Bus Stop). For walking distance to bus stops, please check

What To Expect

Day 1

Introduction to The South Coast

5 Stops

Troll Expeditions

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Skaftafell National Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Skaftafell National Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Overnight stay at a 2-3 star hotel with a private bathroom

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Travelling further east

3 Stops

Glacier Lagoon

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Reynisfjara Beach

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed by the operator. The hotels are in prime locations to maximize chances of seeing them.
  • The limit is 24″ suitcase per person, and no multiple luggage allowed. If there is limited space in the car you might need to leave part of your luggage in our luggage storage, free of charge.
  • Please contact us regarding pick up. There are some hotels where buses are not allowed to drive. You can find information about designated pick up locations at or ask the front desk of your hotel. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
  • We recommend you bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles if you are visiting in the winter. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.
  • Ice caves are a dynamic natural phenomena only accessible during wintertime when temperatures drop. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. We visit a naturally formed ice cave during this tour. The photos are from this winter season, but the cave and other formations we visit might have changed due to the nature of formations.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Lastly, shout out for the glacier hike portion, done by Troll Expeditions.
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Don’t Take This Tour!!!!
Corina_B, Mar 2023
I am really disappointed in this company. During our tour the weather was terrible (nothing the company could do about that) but we made it to Kirkjubæjarklaustur before we reached a road closure. At this point we should have seen seljalandsfoss, þorvaldseyri, skógafoss, and reynisfjara. I have included a picture of a map. The green dot is where the tour turned around and the four blue dots are the places that we should have stoped at but didn’t. I also included a photo of the drivers guide which shows where we should have stoped. The driver had this guide yet didn’t stop at any of these locations. The biggest issue we had was lack of communication. The driver gathered us at around 1800 from the Kirkjubæjarklaustur stop we were at and told us that we were heading back to Reykjavik and that we needed to find our own hotel. This caught a lot of us off guard considering that accommodations were listed under what is included with the tour. ( I also added a picture of this for reference). The bus driver refused to talk to us after this. All of us were unprepared to be looking for a hotel and considering it was a last minute thing most hotels overcharged us. The bus driver just dropped us off in random parts of the city and all he said was and I quote “Good luck, hope you find a hotel”. This was at around 2200. The company could have handled this better. I think everyone in our tour would have been okay with waiting for the road to open back up and the very least the company could have done was find us hotels instead of just randomly dropping us off. I want to add that there were at least two female solo travers as well as my sister and I that got randomly dropped off and this is a safely concern that the company didn’t care about. So in order to recap at this point we saw nothing that we were promised to see and we got dropped off in the middle of the night without accommodations as promised. I also added a picture of where it says that if the tour is canceled due to weather that we would get a full refund but the company only gave us a partial. Now considering we had to pay for an overpriced hotel and we wasted two days in Iceland (considering how late we got dropped off we couldn’t book another tour) this partial refund is out right offensive. If anything we should have gotten a full refund and the company should have paid for a hotel for the night. Nothing that was promised us we got. We didn’t see anything, we didn’t get accommodations, breakfast, etc. On top of all this our driver had a bad attitude from the start. About 2 hours into the drive, he started talking about wanting to head back to Reykjavik (way before we even hit the road closure at around 1600). We realized that the speaker didn’t work in the middle to the back of the bus but the driver didn’t care. He then told us what time we should be back from our lunch break but no one could hear him. This caused about four people from our tour to get back late to the bus. He yelled at them in front of everyone and was disrespectful. (Our lunch should have been 45 minutes but it was 20 minutes which compared to how many tour buses stoped at that location for lunch it was an unreasonable time frame.) No one should be talked to like the way he talked to them. At another stop he yelled at a different woman for bringing food on the bus even though she stated multiple times that she wasn’t going to eat it on the bus. He also refused to drive a woman to her bus stop near her hotel and told her as well as other people to just get off the bus even though it wasn’t their stop. Overall the company handled this horribly and the bus driver who said he was a contracted should be fired. The bus drivers name was PG.
Janet_L, Mar 2023
We had an amazing time On this 2 day ice cave & South coast tour!!! We were treated like family with our Icelandic born Host Hjalmar 💜my husband had some challenges but no worries with him. He watched out for all on this trip. The glacier tour is a must see!!! Soo cool! The Black beach where The Game Of Thrones has had some filming was UBER cool. The waterfalls were beautiful!!! AND we saw the most spectacular Nothern Lights right outside our hotel!!! Icelandic people are Warm And welcoming everywhere on the South of the Island!!! I strongly recommend this tour!!!
Excellent tour!
Sarah_S, Feb 2023
We had a great time! The pick up went smoothly. The van was new and comfortable. Our guide (Johan) did a great job ensuring we got to do the glacier hike/cave day 1 when the weather was better. The cave was smaller than expected but they change yearly. Day 2 was rainy and snowy but we were able to see most of the sights. There was a storm coming in, but our guide was able to get us to the sights in a timely manner and back to Reykjavik safely.
South coast Iceland
Mildred_R, Jan 2023
Beautiful trip, waterfalls, glacier hike. No northern lights but the rest wonderful. Our guide Pale(?) Was the best and the girl guide Vicky in the glacier priceless. She helped me all the way being patient and professional so I was able to admire and be overwhelmed with the hike and not finish in the hospital due my lack of skills. Highly recommend. Of you can make Three days even better.
South Coast tour
REBECCA_M, Mar 2020
Our guide/driver Area Maria was most excellent—especially considering how bad the weather was! Highly recommend the 2-day South Coast tour!
Great Value
Jessica_V, Jan 2020
The overnight trip was exactly what we needed to fully enjoy our tour of the south coast in Iceland. The highlight is by far the glacier hike. Our guide Stefan, was amazing, he was friendly, informative, and most of all kept everyone’s safety in mind. Great trip and we can’t wait to be back! Thank you Stefano/Troll Expeditions
Incredible trip!
mharnoto, Dec 2019
We had an incredibly caring and fun tour guide. I think the tour really captured a lot of Iceland's most beautiful features. Would highly recommend, especially for folks that have limited time in Iceland.
Awesome tour and tour guide!
hoangcdpaula, Nov 2019
This was an awesome tour! My little sister and I really enjoyed all of the sites and especially the customer service. We asked multiple questions, via email address, leading up to the day of the tour and got speedy responses right back! We added a last minute hiking boot reservation two days before and they made it happen! Excellent customer service! We had an awesome tour guide, Hawk/Hark, who always kept us informed of the itinerary and sites we were visiting. He was very kind and personable. He shared lots of information with us and local knowledge, which I really appreciated. He didn't just share about the sites, but also general information about Iceland and the people in general. Lastly, shout out for the glacier hike portion, done by Troll Expeditions. They did a great job with meeting our group with where we were at in our physical capabilities. We had a really fun guide with a hilarious sense of humour. This was my sister and my favorite part of the two day tour. We unfortunately did not get to see the Northern Lights because it was too cloudy. Hoping to come back again in the future and catch them! Another note, it got dark pretty quickly since Iceland only gets about 8-9 hours of sunlight during this time. It also gets a tad cold and wet! Definitely dress for the warm!
Que pena de 2 dias
JoseIgnacio_L, Nov 2022
Islandia es PRECIOSA!!! Pero no vale la pena ir al glaciar más grande, el mediano es mucho más bonito, accesible y tiene muchas más cosas que ver. Aquí te proponen ver una cueva MENTIRA!!es un hueco, las cuevas están en otro lado. La guía HORRIBLE!!me chillo e insultó por llegar 2MIN tarde(casi lloro de la vergüenza que me hizo pasar)nunca me había pasado, he esperado en otras ocasiones a otros pasajeros y no pasa nada. El guía del glaciar HORRIBLE!!caminamos muy poco y no vimos nada también se empeñó en que nos pusiéramos los crampones de su manera y se nos Ivan saliendo y todo por exceso de celo, ya que sabíamos ponérnoslos de otra excursión. Lo único que valió la pena fue diamont Beach. Lo demás se puede hacer en un dia. Consejo: llamar siempre antes de esperar en la parada de bus, cambian la hora SIEMPRE y te dejan tirado, hemos visto gente perder excursiones todos los días.
Sandra_V, Oct 2022
Una experiencia perfecta, nuestro guía Oscar de 10, nos enseñó todo el encanto de su país en 2 días. Visitamos todos los puntos planificados, y muchos que no, incluso por condiciones meteorológicas nos cambiaron alguna excursión mejorándola. Recomendamos la excursión 1000%, buen ambiente, paisajes increíbles. El hotel para dormir impecable con un muy buen desayuno.