Ice cave & Northern lights experience

TOUR ID: AT-08

The Ultimate Glacier lagoon and Northern Lights Experience on Iceland’s stunning South Coast.

Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Ice-beach, a visit to a natural Ice cave, Seljalandsfoss and Northern light's search. The tour starts with a 7:30 pick up at your hotel or a bus stop near your hotel and you are in for a very long but breathtaking day. You will be sitting in a comfortable luxury mini-bus or Super Truck, enjoying all the best highlights that the south coast has to offer in one package.

We drive towards Jökulsárlón, glacier lagoon. It‘s a part of the Vatnajökull national park and appeared in 195 due to the melting of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Here you will see icebergs floating in the lagoon and might even see a seal from time to time. On the other side of Highway 1 you‘ll walk down to the Diamond beach where icebergs sit on the black sand beach of Breiðamerkursandur, having washed upon shore, glowing like crystals.

Truly a unique experience and maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity. Once we've enjoyed viewing the ice bergs at the lagoon and beach we drive to the ice cave where we provide you with safety gear and lights before you enter the cave. After the ice cave we drive to our final scheduled stop, Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you have an option of walking behind the cascade

During the winter months, the waterfall is lit up and provides great photo opportunities, especially if the Northern lights appear. As the Northern lights can be very elusive, their sighting cannot be guaranteed but if conditions offer a glimpse of hope the drive back to the city is a constant Northern lights hunt.

You can expect the tour to take 14-16 hours so bringing snack for the ride is a good idea, the driver will also be making short stops during the tour at service stations. Make sure you’re dressed well, we recommend hiking boots and multi layers of clothing as the temperature can be very low in the ice cave and around the lagoon. You can expect to be back in Reykjavik city shortly after midnight.

Breiðamerkurjökull

Breiðamerkurjökull is an outlet glacier of the larger glacier of Vatnajökull and a piedmont glacier in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. Emerging as a tongue of the Vatnajökull, it ends in a small lagoon, known as Jökulsárlón. Over time, it has gradually been breaking down.

Jökulsárlón / Glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. Its still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier. The Glacier Lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand beach. In winter, the fish-filled lagoon hosts hundreds of seals.

Diamond Beach

Striking black-sand beach famed for the huge, glistening iceberg fragments that drift ashore.

Svínafellsjökull

Part of a nature reserve, this large glacier is a popular hiking & photography destination.

Northern Lights

When the solar wind gets past the magnetic field and travels towards the Earth, it runs into the atmosphere. ... As the protons and electrons from the solar wind hit the particles in the Earth's atmosphere, they release energy – and this is what causes the northern lights.

SEASON: NOV. - MAR.

DURATION: 14-16 HOURS

LEVEL: EASY

PICK UP: 07:30 - 08:00

MINIMUM: 2 PERS.

DEPART FROM: REYKJAVIK

WHAT TO BRING

Warm clothes

Warm gloves & hat

Waterproof/warm coat

Suitable footwear

SERVICE INCLUDED

Luxury mini-bus or Super Truck

A long day trip

English Speaking Driver Guide

Ice cave visit

Safety gear & Head lights

Northern Light search

SERVICE NOT INCLUDED

Refreshments

Toilet Fee

PLEASE NOTE

As your safety is our number one concern we will make every effort to find the best suited and safest ice caves at each time but as the conditions around and in the glacier, are constantly changing and being shaped by the elements it's not possible to guarantee that entrance to the ice caves will be possible. If such unfortunate situations arise we will make every effort to make other stops, and your experience more enjoyable. As the Northern lights can be very elusive, their sighting cannot be guaranteed but if conditions offer a glimpse of hope the drive back to the city is a constant Northern lights hunt. If conditions don't allow for an ice cave visit there will be a partial refund in the amount of 10.000.- ISK. A full refund is issued if the tour is cancelled by us. In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind. At Amazing tours your safety is our priority. All glacier and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Participants must be aware that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk and are undertaken entirely at their own risk. Amazing Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.

WHAT TO WEAR

Dress according to the weather. Please wear/bring warm, comfortable clothing and waterproof outer layer, sturdy hiking boots, gloves and wool/fleece hat. Lunch and snacks can be bought during tour but are not included.

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