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

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    Day 1: Day 1

    Stop At: Troll Expeditions, Fiskislod 45-G, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
    You will be picked up from your accommodation, and from there, set out to explore the countryside, heading towards the South Coast of Iceland.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hella Iceland
    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!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland
    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.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Crashed DC 3 Plane, Vik Iceland
    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. You have the possibility of taking a bus ride from the parking lot to the plane or hike over volcanic sand and ash towards a black sand beach containing a crashed Navy airplane deemed too far away to salvage.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland
    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.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: A overnight stay in a 2-3 star hotel with a private bathroom

    Day 2: Day 2

    Stop At: Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull National Park 785 Iceland
    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!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park Route 1, Jokulsarlon 781 Iceland
    Heading off on the second day, you’ll head to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, 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.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
    On the other side of the road the icebergs from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon float into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts, guaranteed to make your Instagram account pop!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast buffet
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick up is available from hotels, guesthouses and designated pick up locations in Reykjavík.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    2 days
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • All activities
    • All safety gear for the Glacier hike
    • Professional English Speaking Guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Skaftafell National Park
    • Food and drinks
    • Hiking boots (available for rent)
    • Entry/Admission - Reynisfjara Beach
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please contact us regarding pick up. There are some hotels where buses are not allowed to drive. You can find information about designated pick up locations at busstop.is or ask the front desk of your hotel. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Order or availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
    • The limit is 24″ suitcase per person, and no multiple luggage allowed. If there is limited space in the car you might need to leave part of your luggage in our luggage storage, free of charge.
    • We recommend you bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles if you are visiting in the winter. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We joined this tour on 19/9/19-20/9/19. Overall this tour was good... Just to give some comments as:

 1. The guide didn’t introduce himself, no briefing given before the tour.
 2. My son was vomiting in the bus, and the guide didn’t even take note, he...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank weiwei719
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Thanks to Troll for letting the tour go on because we only had 6 people booked for this trip. We were so lucky to have Almar as our guide he made sure everyone was comfortable and his knowledge of Iceland was impressive. We were also...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Greatgolfer37
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Getting to go out on a glacier is a priceless experience, especially in these days, as the glaciers are receding drastically. Seeing it in person for its beauty as well as its fragile condition, and hearing the stories of the guides who spend every day...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank heaversm
    Reviewed 30 August 2019

    By complete luck, my friend and I ended up being the only people on a 2-day tour of the south coast with Helgi. Helgi was awesome - he had so much information to share, a good sense of humor, and patience for days. Since we...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank pegchang
    Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

    This was a 2 day southcoast trip covering several scenic and popular locations. Our guide Henrick made sure of each and everybody’s comfort and gave plenty of time at each location . He also made several extra stops for our photoshoots 😎. At glacier hike...More

    1  Thank Jalajjaiswal
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    Response from renton99 | Reviewed this property |
    There’s a good deal of driving between sites, sometimes up to two hours. But if they’re ok with that they should be ok. The glacier hike is pretty easy, the biking was a bit tougher but probably doable for a child used to... More
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