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A 4-star hotel, ice cave exploration, the Northern Lights and a glacier walk make this 2-day getaway an amazing adventure in Iceland's winter wonderland.

Northern Lights
Photo: Ellert Grétarsson

Northern Lights

Inside an ice cave
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Inside an ice cave

Skógafoss
Photo: Craig Downing

Skógafoss

Seljalandsfoss seen from behind
Photo: Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Seljalandsfoss seen from behind

Seljalandsfoss and the northern lights
Photo: Inga Heiða Heimisdóttir

Seljalandsfoss and the northern lights

Glacier walk on Svínafellsjökull glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier walk on Svínafellsjökull glacier

On the ice berg beach
Photo: Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

On the ice berg beach

Reynisdrangar seen from Reynisfjara black beach
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Reynisdrangar seen from Reynisfjara black beach

Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon

Walking towards the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Walking towards the glacier

The mouth of the ice cave
Photo: Halldór Ingi Hákonarson

The mouth of the ice cave

Inside an ice cave
Photo: Elín Lóa Baldursdóttir

Inside an ice cave

Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon

Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon

The lobby of Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon

The lobby of Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon

Our guide was beyond awesome. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell she loves her job. We will most definitely book another tour with your company. We really enjoyed the small group.

- Heather, Virginia USA -

Tour type: Winter break in a 4 star hotel, with sightseeing, light hiking and activities

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Adult: 72900

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What's included: Guide, transportation, accommodation, breakfast, Ice Cave tour and a Glacier Walk

Departures: Weekday and Weekend departures from November to March (see below)

Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Accommodation: 4 star hotel

Pick up: Pick up between 7:30 and 08:00 at your accommodation in Reykjavik

Group size: Maximum 16

Language: English

Walking per day: 2 - 3 hours

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  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Ice Cave exploration
    • Glacier Walk tour 
    • Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach
    • Black beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara
    • Northern Lights Hunt
    • Luxurious 4-star Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Ice Cave Adventure

    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, the only in the region. Its country side location is the perfect spot to experience the Northern Lights!

    Price per person in ISK: 72900 ISK  
    Single room during the tour: 9200 ISK

    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.

    Not included: Lunch, dinner.

    Minimum age: 13 years

    Note: Please note that due to unpredictable weather and conditions during winter, the itinerary of this tour is subject to change. While it is our goal to deliver the best tour experience possible, the safety of our passengers is always our first priority.

    Single travellers must choose the singe supplement option during the booking process.

    Add accommodation in Reykjavík for the perfect short break in Iceland.

    Need more help with planning your tour to Iceland? Contact us at incoming@mountainguides.is

  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Reykjavik – Glacier walk - Skaftafell

    After your driver guide picks you up at your accommodations in Reykjavík, you will be whisked out of the capital and headed east towards the picturesque south coast. The further east we get the more stunning the scenery becomes. Numerous waterfalls tumble down from steep cliffs and giant glaciers and vast black deserts form sharp contrast. On the way we will stop for an exciting glacier walk on Sólheimajökull or Svínafellsjökull glacier. We will reach our luxurious 4-star 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. Here we also get to see the diamond beach where icebergs appear as diamonds on the black sand beach. After having admired this spectacle of ice and water we will have an adventurous trip into one of the ice caves of 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.

  • Equipment List

    Equipment list – Short Breaks

    Equipment list for Short Breaks

    Equipment list for Short breaks

    Boots and Clothing:

    • Light hiking boots.
    • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic. 
    • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants.
    • Hiking pants.
    • Gloves.
    • Warm socks.
    • Warm hat.
    • Extra warm jacket / parka for cold days (winter).

    Other gear:

    • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L (1200 cu in).
    • Sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring). 
    • Water bottle. 
    • Casual clothes / change of clothes.
    • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
    • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
    • Swim suit (depends on tour).

    Optional gear:

    • Walking pole(s). 
    • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. 
    • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.

     

    Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.

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