Northern Lights & Ice Cave

Ice caving tour in Iceland
  • Tour Overview
  • Tour Information
  • Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Ice Caving & Glacier Walk
  • Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach
  • Black beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara
  • Northern Lights hunting

Description:

You do not need to spend a long time in Iceland to discover the great diversity of its natural wonders. In only two days this tour takes you to many of the country's highlights including the renowned Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, the majestic glaciers of the South Coast the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. On top of the stunning scenery you will experience the exciting activities of glacier walking and a tour into the Ice Caves of Europe’s largest glacier. We spend the night at a brand new 4 star hotel in the country side, the perfect spot to experience the northern lights!

Daily Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Reykjavik – Glacier walk - Skaftafell

    Pick up betwenn 8:15 and 8:45 by your guide and driver at your accommodation. We leave the capital heading east towards the picturesque south coast. The more east we get the more stunning the scenery becomes, numerous waterfalls that tumbles down from steep cliffs, giant glaciers and vast black deserts form sharp contrast. On the way we will stop for an exciting glacier walk with on the glacier Sólheimajökull or Svínafellsjökull. We arrive in Vatnajökull National park where we take a walk up to the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss enclosed by basalt columns before reaching our comfortable hotel in time for dinner (not included). In the evening we will be on the lookout for the magical lights of the winter sky, the Aurora Borealis, hoping they will make an appearance for us.

    Day 2: Icebergs and Ice Caves

    After breakfast we continue further east to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon filled with huge floating icebergs that have broken off from the glacier. After having admired this spectacle of ice and water we will have an adventurous trip into a one of the ice caves of Vatnajökull Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon we start our journey back to Reykjavik. On the way we take time to ramble along the black beach of Reynisfjara, being aware of the huge and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and to take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in late afternoon/early evening.

    This schedule may change due to weather and conditions.

Availability:

  • Winter
Duration: 2 Days (1 night)

Difficulty:

  • Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy

Pickup:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 13 years old

Ratio:

  • Maximum 16 participants
Price: ISK 77,900 for adults

Included:

  • Qualified driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4-wheel drive minibus
  • Accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast (price is based on double room, single passengers and groups with odd numbers must pay a single supplement to have a single room during the tour)
  • Glacier Walk and an Ice Cave tour (from November – March)

Not included:

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Hiking boots

What to bring:

  • View list below

Equipment list:

  • Light hiking boots
  • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants, Hiking pants
  • Gloves, Warm socks, Warm hats
  • Extra warm jacket / parka for cold days (winter)
  • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L (1200 cu in), Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring)
  • Casual clothes / change of clothes
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc
  • Swim suit (depends on tour)
  • Walking pole(s), Sun/rain Hat or a Cap
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films

Pickup times:

  • 7:30 AM

Departures:

  • 08.00 AM

Operates:

  • Weekdays and Weekends (from Nov-Mar)

Extra's:

  • Double room in a guesthouse in Reykjavík, one night before and one night after the trip - 15,750 ISK per person.
  • Double room in a three star hotel in Reykjavík, one night before and one night after the trip - 21,100 ISK per person.
  • Single room in a guesthouse in Reykjavík, one night before and one night after the trip - 24,500 ISK.
  • Single room in a three star hotel in Reykjavík, one night before and one night after the trip - 36,000 ISK.
  • Supplement for single room during the tour- 11,500 ISK per person.

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