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South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon overnight

    Price from 49.900 ISK PER PERSON.
    Estimated in different currency: $464 €406 £364
    Departure time 09:00 - 09:30 AM
    Duration 2 days
    Available All year
    Operated Daily
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    South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon overnight is an overnight tour along the South Coast, all the way to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. A glacier hike is included, and you get the chance to sail on the glacier lagoon.

    See glaciers, black sand beaches and see the icebergs up close on the South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon overnight tour. One of our bestsellers. Operated in a minibus.

    Included in the South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon overnight tour:

    Hotel pick up, transportation in a mini-bus, English speaking guide, room with bathroom, breakfast, glacier hiking for 1 hour (crampons included).

    An optional boat tour on the glacier lagoon is available during summer, from May – Sept.

    South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon overnight Day 1 – South Coast Marvels

    Our two-day tour takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland. Our first stop is at Seljalandsfoss, a very photogenic waterfall that plunges from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 m to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. The water comes from the infamous volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

    Our next stop will be at Skogar where we will see the Skogafoss Waterfall. It’s also 60 m in height and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.

    Make note of another secret keeper: Myrdalsjokull Glacier is hiding Katla. She’s a very explosive and active volcano.Our next stop will be at the village of Vik where you will find ablack sand beach with some fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the magnificentReynisdrangar sea stacks.Are you interested in geology? Pay attention to your guide when he / she starts speaking of “Jökulhlaup” and you see enormous devastated areas of sandy plains and ash. ‘Cause not all effects of glaciation take place over thousands of years.When our volcanoes erupt under a glacier, they might destroy an ice dam or release massive volumes of melt water by heat alone, causing a devastating flood, a Jökulhlaup.

    The term is Icelandic and has been adopted by the English language.The longest bridge in Iceland (900 m) is over one of those areas of glacial floods. After that we go to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the Vatnajokull National Park, where we’ll have a short stop. The glacier tongues there give the national park a majestic fairy tale scenery. Jokulsarlon has been the film location of many Hollywood movies. It is located at the end of an outlet glacier of the great Vatnajokull Glacier. Huge pieces of ice calve from the glacier and end up floating in the lagoon and out to sea.

    After we have enjoyed the lagoon with its icebergs we will drive to our accommodation in the Country Hotel Gerði (summer) and Country Hotel Smyrlabjörg (winter). The rooms all have bathroom. Free WiFi is available in the dining room, and the restaurant uses mainly local products on the menu. Breakfast is included in the price. We enjoy dinner upon arrival (not included in tour price). During the evening, and into the night, we look out for the northern lights when conditions allow.

    South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon overnight Day 2 – Total Glacier Encounter

    After breakfast we spend more time at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and from Apr-Oct it’s possible to enjoy an optional 40-minute boat ride among icebergs of all shapes. We also take a walk alongside the lake and on the black sand shores and look for seals which may be spotted in the lagoon.

    One of the highlights of the trip is awaiting us. We’re going to get up close and personal with the glacier. It’s made up of fallen snow, not frozen water, as some might think. But how does it turn into ice then? Simply by compression due to the weight of the snow as it keeps accumulating. It’s just like taking a handful of fluffy snow and squeezing into a hard snowball, and keep doing so for hundreds of years.The ice eventually gets so compact that most of the air is forced out of it. This is the reason why glacial ice alone can have that fascinating crystal blue color – and the older the ice, the better.

    We pull out the crampons for one hour long glacier hike in the Skaftafell area – enjoying fabulous views all the way.

    In order to join the glacier hike you will need to have good hiking shoes. The crampons cannot be fitted onto sneakers or other light walking shoes.At locations where the glacier flows more rapidly, giant cracks called crevasses are formed. So this is why it would be so dangerous to walk on a glacier without a specialized tour guide – the crevasses can get covered over by snow.On our way to Reykjavik we hunt for the northern lights when conditions are favorable (during winter). Often we stop for dinner and then keep on hunting and enjoying the northern lights into the night.

    Drop off in Reykjavik is usually sometimes between 21:00 and 01:00 – it all depends on whether we can hunt for the northern lights or not, and for how long.We hope you have had the time of your life with us! The magnificence of Iceland’s nature is more than likely to stir your sense of wonder.

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