Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel before the guide picks you up to start the adventure. The first leg of the journey is along the south coast. You will visit iconic sights, including some magnificent waterfalls. Take the chance to walk behind the roaring cascade at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and to feel the mist of the 60-metre (197-feet), free-falling Skógafoss waterfall.
From here, you will travel past the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountain range, including Eyjafjallajökull, a volcano completely covered by an ice cap. The group will stop by the village of Vík í Mýrdal to visit Reynisfjara, one of the most famous beaches in Iceland. Don’t forget to take in the views of the unique Reynisdrangar basalt columns jutting out of the ocean.
If you are travelling in September or October, you’ll join an ice cave tour to experience the blue beauty under a real glacier. For trips between November and March, your ice cave tour will be on Day 3.
Later, you’ll arrive at your accommodation for the night and enjoy dinner with the group. The accommodation has been carefully selected for its charm and location far away from the city lights, giving you the best chance of seeing the northern lights*.
Spend the night at Magma Hotel or similar.
• Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
• Ice cave tour at Mýrdalsjökull (2.5-3 hours) for trips in September or October.
• Dinner at your accommodation
Average travel & exploration time: 9-10 hours
*Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If weather conditions and visibility are not favourable, the guide will inform you.
Be aware that ice caves and glaciers are natural formations and so the tours are highly weather dependent. Please find more details about the ice cave tours in the Essential Information section below.