South Coast Extension

Visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Skaftafell part of the Vatnajökull National Park og this 3 day extension of the In the Shadow of Vatnajökull tour.

Tour code: IMG490

South Coast Extension

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South Coast Extension


Day 0

Meet up

Meet up with the guide and the rest of your group in the evening. Contact us if you need transport to Höfn. 

Day 1

Höfn - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - Vatnajökull National Park Skaftafell

In the morning we get on the public scheduled bus that leaves from Höfn to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. There we find the famous lake, decorated with floating icebergs that have broken off the big glacier of Vatnajökull. It is possible to go on a boat tour between the icebergs (not included) or take a short walk along the shores of the lagoon. We then head on to Skaftafell where we will explore the footpaths of Vatnajökull National Park. Skaftafell is a green oasis where arctic birch and small flowers grow between the glaciers and the coast, and you get a view of Iceland‘s highest peak Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m). Night in a tent at the camping in Skaftafell.
Hiking: 4 - 5 hrs

Day 2

Vatnajökull National Park Skaftafell

A full day of hiking in the National Park where there are many possibilities for hiking. We can hike up to the woods of Bæjastaðarskógur, the valley of Morsárdalur, or up to the peaks of Kristínartindar where we have superb views of the glaciers tongues falling down from some of the highest mountains in Iceland. On this day there is also possible to sign up for either of these additional activities: 

  • Ascension of the highest peak in Iceland Hvanndalshnúkur or the mont Hrútfjallstindar. Please note that the hike is physically very challenging and takes up to 12-14 hours. 

  • A Glacier Walk on Svínafellsjökull, either 2 hour tour or 4 hour tour. On both tours you will see a variety of glacier formations as you walk between water cauldrons, crevasses and strangely shaped ridges.

At the end of the day we return to you camp in Skaftafell, night in a tent. 

Day 3

Vík - The waterfalls of Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss - Reykjavík

We get on the public scheduled bus heading for Reykjavík. On the way we stop in Vík for a walk on the black sand beach that is dominated by coastal cliffs and rocks that rise up from the ocean. We will also make short stops at the waterfalls of Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the cascading water. Arrival in Reykjavík in the late afternoon or early evening.

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