Ice Cave and South Coast private tour - 2 days / 1 night

Ice Cave and South Coast private tour - 2 days / 1 night



The perfect private tour, that allows you to explore some of the best winter location in Iceland – waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches and the phenomenal natural ice caves. Staying overnight in country side, also gives you great opportunities for hunting the aurora borealis.

PT04  Map

PT04 Map

AVAILABLE:
November 15 to March 20

DURATION:
2 days / 1 nights

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
PT04

Included

    Private tour with driver guide for 2 days
    Accommodation for 1 night
    1 x Breakfast
    Guided ice cave tour in South East Iceland

Not Included

    Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary

Day 1. The Scenic South Coast


You will be picked up at your accommodation in the morning and will head out of the city to explore the scenic south coast. The first stop will be the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In good weather conditions, you can actually walk behind the waterfall. Only short distance further you´ll find yet another stunning waterfall – Skógafoss. Heading further east we will stop at Reynisfjara - beautiful black sand beach under the Reynisfjall mountain with stunning basalt columns. We continue to Vík, a small, charming village, which is also Iceland´s southernmost town. From Vík we will head across Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on face of Earth in historical time, and to Kirkjubćjarklaustur town. From there we continue our journey further east to Skaftafell national park – an oasis wedged between glacier and sand plains. The last stop will be the breath-taking Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where huge icebergs, true sculptures of nature, broken off Breiđmerkurjökull glacier, float in the blue waters of the lagoon. If you are lucky enough, you might see some seals swimming between icebergs. Overnight in the area.

Overnight: Skaftafell/Jökulsárlón area

Day 2. The Astonishing Ice Cave and back to Reykjavík


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 part of the tour is not avaiable private. 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 you´ll be heading back to Reykjavík.

ACCOMMODATION

Cat 1

Cat 1

Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. 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.

Cat 2

Cat 2

Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

Cat 3

Cat 3

Rooms in the best 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.

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It is possible to extend the tour to 3 days / 2 nights

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 underneeth 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 watersurface in the cave drops. Not every icecave is safe to visit, in our icecave 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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