2 Day Northern Lights and Ice Cave Adventure

  • Availability

    October – March


    2 days

  • Difficulty


  • Pickup


  • Minimum Age

    10 Years

  • Price

    ISK 88.000

Tour Highlights:

  • 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


  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Ice Cave tour
  • Glacier Walk

The two day Northern Lights and Ice Cave Adventure

This two-day trip is a great combination of a tour of South Coast and an ice cave adventure! On this tour, you will visit the highlights of the beautiful South Coast of Iceland. The South Coast is a treasure trove of beautiful locations, including a number of famous waterfalls. Here you will of course also find the famous black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Further along the coast, you enter the beautiful glacier world of the Vatnajökull glacier. Here you visit the glorious Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and of course, go on your ice cave adventure!

If you get lucky, the Northern Lights will also dance above you in the evening sky, making this a magical adventure in Iceland.

After pickup in Reykjavík, you will drive along the South Coast of Iceland. Home to many magical wonders, this will be the setting for your two-day adventure tour. On your first day, you’ll drive towards the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. During the drive, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful and dramatic landscape of the South Coast. On the way, you will stop for a glacier walk either on Sólheimajökull glacier or Svínafellsjökull glacier. Both locations offer stunning scenery that’s the perfect dropoff for a glacier adventure. You will stay overnight in a 4* hotel in the Glacier Lagoon area.

On day two, you’ll head to the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Here you can witness this jewel of Icelandic nature, where icebergs float around on the peaceful lagoon. By the glacier lagoon, you can also visit the famous Diamond beach. After visiting Jökulsárlón, you’ll go on an adventure on Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull. Your experienced guide will lead you on an adventure into one of the glaciers majestic ice caves.

After visiting the ice cave, you’ll start the drive back to Reykjavík – but there are still plenty of sights left to visit! You’ll stop at the Reynisfjara black sand beach and Skógarfoss waterfall. You’ll also visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall, famous for being the waterfall you can walk behind. After two adventurous days on the South Coast, you will be returned to Reykjavík.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much walking does this tour require?

On this tour, you can expect to walk for about 2-3 hours each day.

What type of accommodations are included in this tour?

This tour includes an overnight stay at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon hotel, the only 4-star hotel in the region.

Are meals included in this tour?

Breakfast at your hotel on day two is included in the tour. Lunch and dinner are not included, but the tour will stop at locations where you can purchase meals and snacks.

I'm traveling by myself, can I still go on this tour?

Yes, single travelers are welcome on this tour! Please note that if you are traveling by yourself, you must book the tour with the single supplement.

My group has an odd number of guests, how do we book this tour?

Accommodation is provided on a double sharing basis, so if you have an odd number of travelers in your group you must book one guest with the single supplement.

For example, if you have a group of 5 travelers you must book one single supplement. Four guests will then share two rooms, and the fifth person will stay in a single room.

You can of course also book single supplement for everyone in your group, based on availability, if you would all prefer to stay in a single room.

What should I pack for this tour?

We recommend using the following packing list for this tour:

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

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.
  • Swimsuit (depends on tour)

Optional gear:

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

Please keep in mind that as space is limited on the tour, guests should not be traveling with more than one piece of luggage per person.

Is a sighting of the Northern Lights guaranteed on this tour?

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena, so a sighting of them can never be guaranteed. No discounts or refunds are provided if you don’t see the Northern Lights on this tour.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

15% of the tour price is non-refundable.

50% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 30 – 59 days prior to departure.
25% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 16 – 29 days prior to departure.

Cancellations received less than 15 days prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone.

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

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

Boots and Clothing:

  • Light hiking boots.
  • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic.
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Hiking pants.
  • 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.

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