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2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls provided by NiceTravel

2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls

2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
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Tour snapshot
Take two full days to see one of Iceland’s most popular regions: the South Coast
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
19
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Pack in some of the Icelandic South Coast’s best highlights, such as a blue ice cave and Reynisfjara black-sand beach, in two days on a tour that includes breakfast and accommodation in Seljaland. Your guide knows the best ways to get around the South Coast while keeping you free to focus on scenery and spotting the northern lights, if the conditions are right.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See waterfalls, a blue ice cave, Jökulsárlón, Reynisfjara Beach, and more
  • Hassle-free transportation between tons of attractions around the South Coast
  • Don’t worry about breakfast or accommodation—the tour includes both
What to expect
Your tour starts with pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, where you board your minibus. Depart Reykjavik, driving along Route 1 passing small towns and Icelandic countryside. Make your first stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall beneath the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Next, visit Skogafoss, Kvernufoss, and Irafoss waterfalls. Then, head to the black-sand Reynisfjara beach, home to black basalt formations, and puffins during certain times of the year. Your first day concludes in Seljaland, where accommodations at a country guesthouse await. Before turning in for the night, search for the northern lights, if weather conditions are favorable. The second day begins with a drive through the village of Vik and a stop at Skaftafell National Park. Continue to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you explore the magical ice caves—don’t forget to bring your camera. Then, head back to Reykjavik, making a quick stop in Vik for refreshments, while keeping an eye out for the northern lights, if conditions are suitable.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See waterfalls, a blue ice cave, Jökulsárlón, Reynisfjara Beach, and more
  • Hassle-free transportation between tons of attractions around the South Coast
  • Don’t worry about breakfast or accommodation—the tour includes both
What to expect
Your tour starts with pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, where you board your minibus. Depart Reykjavik, driving along Route 1 passing small towns and Icelandic countryside. Make your first stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall beneath the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Next, visit Skogafoss, Kvernufoss, and Irafoss waterfalls. Then, head to the black-sand Reynisfjara beach, home to black basalt formations, and puffins during certain times of the year. Your first day concludes in Seljaland, where accommodations at a country guesthouse await. Before turning in for the night, search for the northern lights, if weather conditions are favorable. The second day begins with a drive through the village of Vik and a stop at Skaftafell National Park. Continue to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you explore the magical ice caves—don’t forget to bring your camera. Then, head back to Reykjavik, making a quick stop in Vik for refreshments, while keeping an eye out for the northern lights, if conditions are suitable.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • All activities
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus with USB chargers next to every seat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within Reykjavik)
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch and Dinner - We make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20. Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with red NICE Travel logos.
  • Ports:
  • Reykjavik Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Reykjavik Midbakki cruise port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible.
  • Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
  • We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M.
  • To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time.
  • It can happen that the ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference. We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Recommended to wear warm and waterproof clothes and good hiking shoes
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • All activities
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus with USB chargers next to every seat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within Reykjavik)
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch and Dinner - We make scheduled stops so that guests can buy lunch and dinner during the tour
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:20. Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with red NICE Travel logos.
  • Ports:
  • Reykjavik Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Reykjavik Midbakki cruise port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Only small carry on luggage such as backpacks are possible.
  • Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
  • We can also offer you to store your luggage for free at NiceTravel office, located in Fiskislóð 45, Space M.
  • To avoid any delays on departure luggage must be in storage before pick up time.
  • It can happen that the ice caving tour is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible, and refund the price difference. We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Recommended to wear warm and waterproof clothes and good hiking shoes
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Jun 2020
A note from 2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls
Covid-19 tests are mandatory on arrival to Iceland.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
16 stops
Day 1
South Coast Waterfalls & Black...
Day 2
Glacier Lagoon & Blue Ice Cave
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Rae L
Thetford, UK8 contributions
Mar 2022
I usually travel solo and really debated between this tour and renting a car. I am really glad I took this tour instead. Since I was on my own, this was worth the money to not have to drive alone and figure out my own stops. The tour guide had plenty of local tips and pulled off on a few unplanned stops to play against the changing weather. It was absolutely incredible. I would recommend going in March time since there is still plenty of ice, but not too cold or too hot, the ice cave tour was insane. It was the coolest thing!! The group is smaller so you do not have over crowded pictures and experiences. The hotel we stayed in was really nice. I will say, pack your lunches and dinners. I was glad I did not have to buy food while we were out and only chose to at the glacier beach stop. We had plenty of time to see the Glacier Lagoon and walk to the Diamond Beach. This tour stops at the black sand beach, diamond beach, glacier lagoon, waterfall hikes, and has the ice cave. There is just no way you could pack that much into two days without a guide.
Written 31 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Courtney G
1 contribution
Had the best two days exploring the south coast of Iceland with our guide David! The bus is small only 10 people on the tour, with Wifi and charging points. David, was a great guide - friendly and informative, and a great driver even in very windy and icy winter conditions. The stop for lunch on the first day is not to be missed. The Guesthouse accommodation is nothing special but totally fine for one night, we did however find the dinner overpriced. We had a chicken dish and two drinks each (two bottles of beer and two small glasses of wine) and it was £75! But that’s Iceland prices and totally worth it for the sights included. You can of course take a packed lunch and something for dinner and the breakfast (included) the next day is plentiful. 1000% recommend this tour!!
Written 22 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you very much for choosing our NICE tour. Great to hear you enjoyed your 2 days exploring the beauty of the South Coast with us. Thank you very much for recommending our tour to other travellers.
Written 23 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alli
8 contributions
Mar 2022
Best tour I could have taken. Our guide Guolli was extremely flexible and pivoted to make the most of our tour despite the weather. He took advantage of the great weather on the first day to make extra stops and allow us to take pictures, and rode out the storm on the second day when the roads closed. Each of the stops was incredible and I'm so glad I did the two day tour rather than trying to find something that crammed these into 1. The hotel we stayed at was also perfect to see the Northern Lights - didn't even have to pay for another tour! Our guide also had a phone that took amazing pictures with people in them of the northern lights and took each of our photos - I'll be forever grateful to have that photo he took!
Written 23 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

iris
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a good travel experience, which opened my eyes and deeply felt the mystery of nature. The tour guide was very attentive and responsible, and arranged our trip properly when we encountered a special condition, and he handled it very well. It also led us to track the Northern Lights and taught us the skills of shooting the Northern Lights, which are beyond the preset itinerary. If you want to participate in the local tour of Iceland, I highly recommend NiceTravel, especially the guide David.
Written 18 January 2020
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you for choosing our tour for your travel in Iceland. Great to hear you enjoyed your NICE adventure with us and we really appreciate your recommendation of Nicetravel to other travelers.
Written 20 January 2020
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yongcao z
1 contribution
May 2022
It is a wonderful trip with our guide David. He took care of the whole group and he is really humorous! Also, he showed us lots of beautiful landscapes on the south island.I do recommend this lovely trip with nicetravel and our guide David
Written 31 May 2022
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Christine A
6 contributions
We had an amazing two day trip with Jonas! We saw so many beautiful sights and Jonás was very informative giving us a lot of information about the area. He also did a good job with adding in a few extra stops and breaking up the driving a bit. The accommodations were good - no private bathroom. The dinner and breakfast (included with the tour) we’re tasty. We got lucky and saw the northern light on our night at the farmhouse. The blue ice caves are spectacular!
Written 8 March 2022
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kimu-chan
813, Florida32 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
This is the only tour I booked while in Iceland. I had a couple days to kill before my friend arrived and saw pictures of this blue ice cave. Based on reviews I selected NiceTravel and I'm so glad I did. Communication regarding pick up was clear and easy to follow. Our guide was full of great information and an absolute pleasure. I've waited too long to write this review and cannot remember his name. I can't count how many times I've shared tidbits of information with friends and family that I learned from him. Accommodation was nice. They did a nice job making the long drive interesting with beautiful waterfall stops along the way. The Blue Ice Cave hike had a different guide who was all so lovely. The cave in person and the cave and pictures are different but both breathtaking. In-person expect a milkier blue than what you see in pictures. Highly recommended.
Written 19 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WorldWondersTraveler
5 contributions
Jan 2020
Tour Guide: Eider (I might be misspelling his name) was really nice and he was an excellent driver in very windy, rainy, and snowy conditions! We felt very safe and enjoyed all of our stops. We enjoyed his tour information and he even hung out with us for a little while for New Year's Eve which was fun!

One recommendation to NiceTravel tours (if they are reading this) would be to reconsider how much time is spent at which stops. For example, our first day of the tour was spent seeing some of Iceland's beautiful waterfalls. They were lovely! However, we had 40 minutes at each waterfall and when we finally got to the World Famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach - we were only given 20 minutes. This really did not feel like enough time there to really be able to enjoy that destination. It was beautiful but it would have been nice to have had more time at the beach, to be able to explore the beach and actually be able to go to the restaurant and restrooms there. Perhaps one of the waterfall excursions could be long but maybe shorten the other waterfall stops a little bit so the beach can be a longer stop? Also, on Day 2, we had I think only 15 to 20 minutes at Glacier Beach area before we moved over to the Glacier Lagoon in which there we had 1 hour and 50 minutes. These stops are very close to each other, it would have been nice to have a little bit more time at the beach because we were there so early in the morning, there was very little daylight available yet for pictures of the beautiful ice chunks washing up on the beach. We very much appreciate that we were able to see so many wonderful and truly gorgeous places in Iceland! And we felt very safe and taken care of with Eider. We just wish the time allowance at a few of the stops had been divided up a bit differently to allow more time at a few of the destinations. ;)

Anyone who might be considering using NiceTravel for a tour - we enjoyed that they had a smaller tour service, more of a minibus size rather than a huge bus, so you have a more intimate tour and travel group. The other people on our bus were very friendly and after two days of traveling together, we all visited with each other, took photos together, and enjoyed all of the stops. It was a "nice" group! :)

For those traveling to Iceland, regardless of whether or not you decided to take a guided tour - bring waterproof clothing! We did have wind and waterproof coats but alas, we did not have waterproof pants. One of our days there rained ALL DAY so after a third trip off of our bus for an excursion our pants were pretty soaked, haha.

Thank you NiceTravel, Eider, and Icelanders for such a beautiful and special trip! We hope to make it back one day!
Written 14 January 2020
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guests, thank you very much for your kind review and your very helpful suggestions. Our goal is always to provide our guests with a personal and enjoyable experience, which is why we only operate small group tours. We look forward to seeing you in Iceland again and this time with more sun!
Written 11 February 2020
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Lisa A
Yakima18 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Awe Inspiring is all I can say. If your on the fence do it. Axel was our tour guide and what I appreciated about him is how cool and collected he was during some of the harsh conditions you come up against driving through Iceland. He was professional and informative. Everything we saw was breath taking and gorgeous. My husband and I agreed that the Ice Caves were the highlight of our entire trip. We loved working with Nice Travel. We had already booked two tours with them. Decided to change the date on one of them and they were very accommodating. Then we decided to expand our second tour to a two day tour and again so happy to help us out. They even offered a discount, we will definitely use them again, we hope to do a Sunmer tour as well. Everything was clean well organized. The Guesthouse (Gerdi’s) was so awesome. The dinner was so good and the breakfast that was included was very special. The beds were very comfortable and everything was pristine. They had hot coffee and tea available all the time. You won’t be disappointed by picking this trip.
Written 15 February 2022
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guests, thank you very much for all your kind words. It was truly a pleasure to have you with us on our tours and we were very happy to be able to rearrange your booking. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your 2 days with us exploring the beautiful South Coast of Iceland, including the amazing Blue Ice Cave. We very much hope to see you again this summer.
Written 16 February 2022
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Dimitry M
West Flanders Province, Belgium18 contributions
Jan 2020
If you would have any expectations, they surely will be exceeded. Two days of highlights while travellling through the magical and quiet snowy and divers Icelandic landscapes was quite an experience. Glaciers, lavafields, ice caves, waterfalls, cliffs, glacier lake, black beach, volcanoes, icelandic horses, sunsets and sunrises, quality restaurants for lunch, free clamp-ons to use for your safety, stops at restrooms, ...

All means of transports during this tour are comfortable, heated, safe and conducted by experienced drivers (shuttle + ice caves). Food and comfort during the sleepover were good value.

David was our guide and we couldn't have wished for a better one. He's a professional driver with decent historical and geological knowledge of the entire surroundings and additional knowledge about ice climbing, glacier hiking, fishing,... We did multiple extra stops which were not scheduled and even got to see the northern lights twice for free ;-) As David is a dedicated guide, Iceland-lover and people entertainer I must say that this trip with Nice Travel was very very niiiice.

Additional to this tour I would advice to book a 1 day golden circle tour + a visit to Blue Lagoon so you have a 4 day program in which you already get to see a lot of Iceland. You must of course have a bit of luck wether or not you get the chance to see the northern lights.
Written 5 February 2020
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you for your very kind words, great to hear you enjoyed the tour and we are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon in Iceland to explore other equally beautiful parts of Iceland like the West and the North.
Written 11 February 2020
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