Iceland's Ultimate South Coast, Ice Cave & Waterfall Adventure
Explore the splendour of Iceland's South Coast on a tour that takes you to the island's newest natural ice cave and its most iconic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
Your journey starts with a pickup from Reykjavík, leading you through the scenic South Coast. Witness Iceland's contrasting landscapes: craggy mountains and peaceful pastures, vast black sand shores meeting the wild Atlantic, and distant ice-capped volcanoes.
Experience the magic of Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk behind the waterfall's misty curtain, and the power of Skógafoss, with its mighty fall creating misty rainbows.
The adventure's highlight begins at Myrdaljökull Glacier Base Camp. Here, you'll hop aboard a giant Mountain Truck for a thrilling ride to the glacier's edge. It's just the beginning! Next up, you'll switch to a snowmobile, gliding across the snow to reach the entrance of the stunning ice cave. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
With safety gear on and led by a skilled guide, you'll enter the heart of Myrdalsjökull. A brief walk leads to Askur ice cave, a realm of untouched snow and ice, echoing with hues of deep blue and volcanic black.
The cave unveils its magic as you step in. You can see layers in the ice revealing the glacier's history, including weather changes and trapped volcanic ash. The cave's atmosphere is serene and quiet, interrupted only by the occasional dripping of melting ice or the distant rumble of the glacier shifting. It's a place that not only showcases the beauty of Iceland's frozen landscapes but also offers a unique perspective on the natural processes shaping our planet.
As our expedition draws to a close, you'll return enriched with the profound beauty of Iceland's frozen wonders and the thundering majesty of its waterfalls, carrying memories that will last a lifetime.
- 10.5 hours
- Minimum age
- Meeting Point
- BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
Need to know
We stop at Hvolsvöllur on the way to the glacier were you can buy lunch or you can pack your own lunch and bring it with you on the tour.
We recommend to sit down for lunch before the ice cave visit and maybe have a light snack afterwards.
Children 7 years and younger are not permitted on this tour.
Operation of this tour depends on conditions on the glacier.
Due to sudden and unexpected weather changes the Ice Cave visit might be cancelled&
- Remember to dress according to weather
- Warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended
- We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks for colder days
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip
- Bus Fare
- Free Wi-Fi
- Ice cave visit
- Professional Local Guidance
- All necessary gear for Ice Cave exploration
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots
- Warm clothing
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, it's important to be prepared with the right information. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your trip
There are many Iceland south coast itineraries for you to choose from. Depending on the chosen length, activities, and travel style, the precise sights you’ll see will differ.
That said, most south coast tours will take you to Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Reynisfjara and the village of Vík, and as far as Jökulsárlón. Check out the individual tour pages to see the specific itineraries.
Self-drive tours of Iceland put you behind the wheel of the car. You’ll enjoy the freedom of going at your own pace and stopping wherever takes your fancy. It’ll make your Iceland trip a real adventure.
That said, for solo travellers or people who want to meet like-minded explorers, a group tour can be a great option. You won’t even need to worry about hiring a car and driving.
The south coast of Iceland is packed with incredible sights, from volcanic peaks to black-sand beaches. A tour through all of the major sights is one of the most memorable things you can do in the country.
Here’s a taste of what you can see:
- The Golden Circle. A short drive from downtown Reykjavík, the Golden Circle is one of the most famous sights in all of Iceland, not just the southern region. Expect jaw-dropping geysers, fascinating history, and powerful waterfalls.
- Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Two of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls are a short distance away from each other on the south coast. You can even walk behind the elegant stream of Seljalandsfoss.
- Reynisfjara beach. When people speak of black-sand beaches in Iceland, they mean Reynisfjara. It’s mysterious, wild, and completely unforgettable.
- Skaftafell. A nature reserve that makes up part of the Vatnajökull National Park, here you’ll find some of Iceland’s best scenery.
- Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Rightly one of Iceland’s most famous sights, it’s an evocative lake full of floating icebergs.
There’s plenty more to see too!
That’s up to you! Guided tours give you the opportunity to get an insider’s perspective on Iceland, while seeing the top sights and meeting like-minded travellers at the same time.
But they’re not for everyone. If you prefer greater freedom, take a self-drive tour and enjoy the south coast of Iceland at your own pace.
North Iceland and the south coast have their own particular character. The south coast has most of the country’s most famous sights and it benefits from being really accessible from the capital, Reykjavík. Meanwhile, the north tends to be quieter, although it’s just as scenic.
You don’t need to choose between them, though. Join a tour that takes you around the whole of Iceland along the iconic Route 1 ring road.
Enjoy a guided glacier walk, exploring the beautiful, icy wonderland of Iceland's Sólheimajökull Glacier. Enjoy the fresh air, interesting shapes and hues of the ice and marvel at the vast and remote slice of south Iceland. Get up close and personal with one of the country's most famous glaciers! Expect a 2-hour drive from Reykjavík, a 1.5-hour glacier hike, and some sightseeing along the south coast and back to Reykjavík.
Join this thrilling snowmobile experience on the mighty Mýrdalsjökull Glacier! Spend 1-hour riding across the ice field, with breathtaking scenery and an experienced guide. This day tour doesn’t require previous snowmobile riding experience, and anyone over the age of 17 with a valid driver’s licence can operate the snowmobile. But, if there are kids over 8 in the group or non-drivers, they can ride as a passenger. Get ready to glide on a glacier! The tour also includes sightseeing stops at the epic waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss!
With its enormous white and blue icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull glacier, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a natural wonder of Iceland, a sight you absolutely cannot miss. The nearby Diamond Beach has a stunning display of chunks of ice glistening on stark black sands. This tour features some of southeast Iceland's most spectacular and iconic landscapes!
Explore the Askur Ice Cave on Myrdalsjökull Glacier, a captivating natural wonder recently opened for adventurers. The Askur Ice Cave Adventure offers an exclusive journey into a realm where the dramatic interplay of fire and ice comes alive, just a short drive from Reykjavík.
Embark on an epic journey to discover the wonders of Iceland's natural scenery. Explore iconic waterfalls, stroll along stunning black sand beaches, and experience the majestic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Iceland's crowning natural attraction. This adventure includes an exhilarating boat tour, navigating through towering icebergs, offering a unique and unforgettable perspective of Iceland's frozen beauty.