2 Day South Coast: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & Dc-3 Plane Wreck_98653

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2 Day South Coast: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Glacier Hike & Dc-3 Plane Wreck

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Duration
time-raw2 days
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Reykjavik
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Join this unforgettable two-day excursion along the south coast and enjoy some of Iceland's most famous sights! From the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to the DC-3 Plane Wreck, from powerful waterfalls to volcanic sand beaches, there's a little something for everyone on this epic two-day tour.

What to expect?

The adventure begins when we pick you up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the South. Our arrival is announced by the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic Instagram blockbuster!

Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60 meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views. See if you can count your steps on your way up.

After that, we head out to Sólheimasandur desert where a US Navy DC3 crash landed in 1973 after running out of fuel in midair. The wreck has since then been immortalized in numerous music videos and viral photographs. Hike over volcanic sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing a crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage. If you are not so fond of biking, you’ll get the chance to hike up there. Either way, enjoy!

Heading further east, we visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara where the Atlantic coastline presents massive waves hitting the unique basalt columns in the cliffs above the sand. Rock pillars in the water and the cliffs of Dýrhólaey are seen in the distance. This area of the south is also a paradise for bird lovers, as puffins and dozens of other unique species nest on top of these cliffs in the summertime from June to August.

We will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the one of the largest glaciers in the country, Vatnajökull. After meeting our highly trained glacier guides and strapping on our safety and glacier equipment, including helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes we hike on the ice for an hour and a half. A spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena. Skaftafell area has been used as a filming location for many famous TV shows and films, such as Game of Thrones, Interstellar, James Bond, and others… Follow the steps of your favorite characters into the glacier!

Heading off on the second day, you’ll head to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. Enormous icebergs come from Breiðamerkurjökull all year round so the lagoon is usually filled with ice that floats south. Tröll Expeditions will give you the opportunity to book a boat ride between the icebergs during summer time and get a closer look of the millenary ice. If boating is not your thing, then we walk alongside the glacier lagoon enjoying the magnificent views and dead silence of Icelandic nature.

What is included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Small group experience
  • Glacier equipment

is this experience for me?

  • Suitable for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers!

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothes (first layer)
  • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
  • Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
  • Joy and happiness!

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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Meeting point

  • Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.

  • You will see the designated pick up locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking.

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$396