The South Shore with its mesmerizing waterfalls and Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon, with its floating icebergs are among the most beautiful destinations in Iceland.
When searching the web for places to see in Iceland, you will surely come across amazing pictures of waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers and icebergs, pictures of natural wonders you will want to see with your own eyes. The best way to do this is to take the great 2 Day South Shore and Jökulsárlón Private Tour.
Why should you choose our 2 Day South Shore and Jökulsárlón Tour?
It is true that both the South Coast and Jökulsárlón are reachable with one day trips from Reykjavik but, being Jökulsárlón so far away from the capital (at least 5 hours drive in good condition and without stops) a day tour to the Glacier Lagoon, although also beautiful, would not be my choice.
However, with this exciting 2 Day South Shore and Glacier Lagoon Private Tour, you have the chance to combine two tours and see some of Iceland’s most famous wonders at a slower and more enjoyable pace.
The main reason why I love this 2 Day South Shore and Jökulsárlón Private Tour is that it takes you to Iceland’s most spectacular places, you can see waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches, amazing coastlines and glaciers…you can see pretty much everything Iceland is famous for, in just two days, traveling in a comfortable jeep with a guide to take care of you and entertain you with interesting facts and stories about Iceland and its nature.
Another great stop in Skógafoss, a 60m tall waterfall. I would recommend walking the staircase up to the top of the waterfall, from where you will have a stunning view of the cascade and the beautiful south coast in front of you.
Reynisfjara beach, the famous black sand beach near Vik, is only a few kilometers away. Walking on the black beach will make you feel the power of Icelandic nature, as the strong winds blow and the white waves rush on the black bank.
You will see beautiful mountains and glaciers, even the infamous Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano which made all the journalists in the world go crazy trying to pronounce its name when announcing that its eruption was blocking air traffic all over Europe and the world.
You will spend the night in Skaftafell National Park, in a nice hotel, where you can rest at the end of your day of exploration.
If you take this tour over the winter (that is between mid September and mid April), chances are that the guide will take you out at night trying to catch some Northern Lights, bonus to this already great trip.
The highlight of the second day, and one of my favorite places in the world, is Jökulsárlón , the Glacier Lagoon. At the edge of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, this lagoon will impress you with its white and blue icebergs gently floating towards the open sea. If you are in good shape and want to experience something special, you can join a 2-3 hour hike with a local guide who will take you on Vatnajökull glacier to see the lagoon from a different point of view.
While exploring the lagoon, you will be surprised by the different shapes and colors ice can have, you will meet some seals and birds and, if you are lucky, you might even see icebergs collapsing from the big glacier. I have been to the Glacier Lagoon many times and every time it leaves me speechless, with its ever-changing beauty.
So, if you are looking for a beautiful and easy place to visit off the beaten track, Reykjanes might be the perfect destination!
Text: Elisa Maccagnoni – Iceland premium tours