64 reviews
64 reviews

Tour highlights

  • Pick up from Reykjavík
  • The South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Skógarfoss and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach)
  • Vatnajökull, the Largest Glacier in Europe
  • Jökulsárlón (the Glacier Lagoon)
  • The Diamond Beach
  • Stay at a Local Guesthouse included (with Breakfast)

Tour Details

  • Availability:
    Please note this tour is only available from October 1st to April 12th
  • Price for Single Room (min age 10 years):
    89,990 ISK per person
  • Price for Double Room (min age 10 years):
    79,990 ISK per person
  • Price for Triple Room (min age 10 years):
    79,990 ISK per person
  • Included in the tour:
    All Sightseeing and Activities in a Small Group with an expert Guide, a night at Lilja guesthouse with Breakfast, all Safety Gear And Optional Outdoor Clothing.
  • Pick Up:
    From Reykjavík starting at 8:30 am

Tour description

Get ready for a two-day epic adventure where we dive into the heart of Iceland's stunning southeastern sights, including a journey to the magical Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and an unforgettable Ice Cave expedition.

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Guðný Ljósbrá (Good-knee)
Guðný Ljósbrá (Good-knee), Owner / Co-founder


As an Icelander, I think that everyone should see the Glacier Lagoon once in their lifetime and experience being in an Ice Cave, but the tricky part is that these sights are so far away from Reykjavík! And that is why, this 2 day tour is the perfect way to do tjis!

Not only do you see the Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach but you get to visit and walk into a natural Ice Cave formed inside the largest glacier in Europe. How amazing does that sound!? Plus you get to see all the major sights on the stunning South Coast of Iceland!

This tour also includes lodging and even outwear should you require it, so there is no extra hassle needed just book, show up and let our fantastic partners give you an experience you will NEVER forget!

64 reviews
Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by RachelSmith88
Simply, a MUST-DO!!

This two-day excursion exceeded ALL expectations and was the highlight of our trip by far. Pick up from the bus stop in Reykjavik was straight-forward and easy. The best parts for us were seeing the Northern Lights, Skogafoss waterfall (rainbow and all), and Reynisfjara black sand beach. This tour encompassed just about everything we wanted out of our trip to this beautiful country.

Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by Raewyn H
Raewyn H
A Dream Trip

We don’t normally like organised tours and do most of our travelling independently but the distances driving in winter made us opt for this one and it was worth every minute! There were long bits of driving but our wonderful guide kept us well entertained with his knowledge of his stunning country. He got the balance of fascinating information, music and stops just right so that we were always comfortable. We really appreciated going to Diamond beach in the evening and comparing it in the day. The ice cave under the glazier is truly magical and the highlight of the trip for me. With a nice group and a genuinely friendly local guide, it couldn’t have been better.

Wake Up Reykjavik Tour Review by glasg0w_las

Amazing tour. Perfect itinerary paired with an awesome guide. We had ample time at each location and the itinerary was well planned. For example, on the second day, we started out early for the ice cave which meant we missed the crowds. The photos I took on the sights offer almost an other worldly experience, simply stunning!!!!! Although the sights are amazing, it was really our guide who made the tour unforgettable. He is very passionate about Iceland and very knowledgable on....quite frankly everything! Explaining geology, history, flora and fauna, folklore, meteorology in a really engaging manner. Throughout the whole tour, he was enthusiastic, considerate of individual tour group member’s needs and very thorough in safety briefings, where required. We had treacherous conditions, but our guide’s driving was incredibly safe. Weather also caused delay to our itinerary, but he rejigged the second day to ensure we still got to see all the sights without being rushed. We had another local guide at the ice cave, who was also very friendly and knowledgeable. They worked very collaboratively to provide a seamless tour. In addition to telling us everything we needed to know about the sights, they helped with some top tips for photos!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Refund / Cancellation Policy
    Should you need do cancel this tour a cancellation fee of 10% will be charged. If you cancel with a 7 day notice or less a cancellation fee of 50% is charged and if you cancel with a 2 day notice or less a cancellation fee of 100% is charged.
  • How many travellers are in each tour?
    This tour offers a personal and small group experience aboard a 12-seater minibus. Each tour accommodates a maximum of 12 guests, though the actual number of participants may be lower.
  • What's included in this experience?
    This includes a fully guided small group tour in English where you will see all the best sights that the South of Iceland has to offer! You will see the South Coast, visit the Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach and experience an Ice Cave in Vatnajökull Glacier. All gear needed for the Glacier Hike and Ice Cave exploring is provided as well as outer wear (rain proof clothing and hiking shoes) should you needed it. Also included is a night at Lilja guesthouse (or Brunnhóll Country Guesthouse in Dec-Jan) and breakfast the morning of the second day.
  • What if the weather is bad during my travel dates, will that effect my tour?
    The weather here in Iceland can vary, so should the conditions not look favorable for the tour our partners would reach out to you and try and offer an alternative date, should you be unable to join at another time you would get a full refund! Due note that all ice cave and glacier tours are completely dependent on weather. Sometimes ice cave tours have to be cancelled at short notice due to strong winds or warm, wet weather which can force the ice caves to fill with water. If we are unable to visit the planned ice cave due to conditions we will attempt to visit another if conditions there are better. If ice caves are unavailable then we will attempt to go on a glacier hike if weather conditions allow that. Yours and our safety is our top priority, so we will only go on a glacier hike or ice cave tour if conditions allow us to do so safely.
  • What should I bring with me on this tour?
    Lunches and dinners are not included, but we will stop at places where you can purchase them additionally! You are allowed welcome to bring your snacks and drinks. Also be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. You must also have strong, waterproof hiking boots that go above your ankle in order to wear the crampons (spikes) that are required on the glacier. Hiking boots, waterproof jackets and pants are available to hire, free of charge, but must be reserved ahead of the tour to confirm availability. Make sure to order in the booking process!
  • What do we do for food on this tour?
    The only food included is the breakfast at the guesthouse the morning of day 2. We will stop in the south coast town of Hvolsvöllur on the first morning to load up on snacks for the first day. You can shop here or bring food for the day to spend more time at the sights during lunch. However, there is ample time to have lunch at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach Restaurant too. Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. There will be a chance to buy snacks ahead of the ice cave tour, as well as get a late lunch afterward. You can also buy dinner at the guesthouse.
  • How much luggage can I bring with me?
    For this overnight tour, we ask our guests to limit the luggage if possible. There is luggage space in the back of the vehicle which can store luggage for all clients on a sold-out tour if small to medium size suitcases. We can sometimes fit 1-2 larger suitcases, but that depends on the total number of guests on the tour and how much luggage they bring. The hotels in Reykjavík are very accommodating and offer luggage storage for their guests while on overnight tours such as this one.
  • Can I rent waterproofs and hiking boots?
    Rain jackets, pants, and hiking boots are provided free of charge; it's recommended to reserve these during booking to ensure availability of your size.
  • Where do you pick up and drop off? Can I be dropped off outside the downtown area?
    Due to traffic restrictions for tour operators in residency areas in Reykjavík, we are unfortunately unable to pick up directly from some accommodation and hotels and must use designated pick up locations provided by the City of Reykjavík. If you are unsure which one is the nearest pickup location to where you are staying, please just let me know the name of the hotel or address and I can assign you the nearest pickup point.
  • What if I think I am not physically equiped enough to do the Ice Cave?
    No worries then! The ice cave tour is not a mandatory part of the tour. It’s possible to wait by the glacier lagoon and café if you are uncomfortable going on the ice cave tour. If you are unsure if you would like to join the ice cave tour, please contact us ahead of booking.
  • Ok, I'm in. Now what?
    Fantastic! We have a feeling that you'll absolutely this adventure. To secure your tickets, you'd simply press the orange 'Book Now / Check Availability' button: Select how many are in your group, choose your dates and fill in the details to complete the booking - super simple! (We recommend booking with as much notice as possible)

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