JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON
2 DAY TOUR

FROM 51,990 ISK

Our Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon two day tour is a great option if you want to escape the city, explore the entire south coast of Iceland and hike on a glacier in the UNESCO protected Vatnajökull National Park. Hike up the glacier, right up to the ice fall for unbeatable views of the glacier formations and views over the valley below. The south eastern corner of the country is one of our favourite areas with some of the most stunning sights, including Iceland’s largest glacier and highest mountains.

The two day tour gives you the time to take in the impressive Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, as well as the black sand beach and basalt columns at Reynisfjara. You’ll get up close and personal to the astonishingly beautiful ice formations of an outlet glacier of the enormous Vatnajökull Icecap, getting unbeatable views of the ice fall and its towering sculptures of ice. You’ll be mesmerised by the giant icebergs floating around the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. If you’re lucky, you can spot some curious seals swimming around the lagoon, as well as large crystals of ice from the same lagoon washed up on the nearby Diamond Beach, sparkling on the black sand. On top of that, you get to explore the endless moss covered Eldhraun lava fields from the devastating Laki eruption and be in awe of the incredible Fjaðrárgljúfur* gorge.

During winter months there’s a chance you’ll be able to see the northern lights dancing across the sky, whilst the summer lets you experience the endless sun filled nights in the countryside, with incredible views over the glaciers and mountains in the midnight sun.

This tour includes accommodation and a delicious buffet breakfast at the comfortable Lilja Guesthouse*, which has modern rooms and private bathrooms. You will rest easy, all ready for another day exploring this amazing part of Iceland.

The south-east of Iceland is one of our favourite areas. It is home to the Vatnajökull National Park which was recently recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its raw natural beauty and unique landscape.

Book now to find out why!

PLEASE NOTE: This trip runs from April until the end of November only. During the colder winter months (November to March) we operate a similar trip which includes an Ice Cave Exploration. Click here if your trip falls during these dates.

Operates: April 1st through November 31st
Duration: 2 days
Pick-Up Time: 8:30am
Group size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 12
Minimum age: 10 years old
Level of difficulty: Moderate (glacier hike)
Price:
October — May
51,990 ISK for a deluxe triple room (must be a booking of 3 people or more)
52,990 ISK for a deluxe double room (must be a booking of 2 people or more)
58,990 ISK for a deluxe single room

June — September*
55,990 ISK for a deluxe triple room (must be a booking of 3 people or more)
56,990 ISK for a deluxe double room (must be a booking of 2 people or more)
59,990 ISK for a deluxe single room
*please note: added surcharge to cover higher accommodation cost.

PLEASE NOTE: This trip does not run between December and March. Replaced by a Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave Discovery 2 Day Tour

Included: The glacier hike with all safety equipment provided (crampons, helmet, harness and axe). Accommodation at Lilja Guesthouse* in their deluxe rooms including breakfast. Rooms are new, all with private bathrooms. Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik in a small group, with our friendly and knowledgeable, English speaking guide. 

PLEASE NOTE: The glacier hike on our scheduled trips are aimed for people who have never been on a glacier or worn crampons before. With that said the ice can be steep and uneven in sections, so if you struggle with walking for one to two hours or walking on uneven and sloped ground, the glacier hike may not be for you. Each guide on the trip will make the final decision at the time of the hike. If they refuse to let you on the ice please know it is purely for the safety of not just you, but also for the rest of the group. If you have any issues, injuries or medical conditions that would affect walking over uneven terrain then please consider these before joining the tour, or discuss with your guide before going on the glacier. You do not have to do the glacier hike if you do not feel comfortable doing so. You can just walk to the front of the glacier with the group and then wait for the group to return.

For choosing your PICKUP LOCATION please read this important information.

Please book by room type. Select single room if you are travelling by yourself, if you are a couple then book a double room, etc.

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DAY 1:

After leaving Reykjavik we head straight for the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you can walk right behind for the ultimate view, but the waterfalls do not stop there. Next is the powerful Skógafoss waterfall, which is a sight we are sure you will never forget.

From here we drive on to Reynisfjara where we will look over the amazing black sand beach and basalt columns and stop for lunch at the Black Beach Restaurant. After lunch we continue east to explore Fjaðrárgljúfur*, where you can see the impressive forces of nature that have eroded this spectacular gorge. Driving further east, we pass the mighty Vatnajökull icecap, where we will be dwarfed by Iceland’s highest mountains and most impressive glaciers.

We spend the night at the new and incredibly comfortable Lilja Guesthouse, resting up for another action packed day. We stay in their deluxe rooms, all the rooms are recently finished with modern fittings and private bathrooms. Dinner from the kitchen at Lilja Guesthouse is always delicious, with the chefs taking advantage of the fresh, local Icelandic produce. With favourable conditions in winter, the magical northern lights can be seen from the guesthouse.

DAY 2:

Our second day starts with the delicious buffet breakfast (included) from Lilja Guesthouse. After breakfast we then go to one of our all time favourite locations in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. We are always mesmerised by the giant icebergs floating around this incredible lagoon and by the washed up icebergs that glisten like crystals down at ‘Diamond Beach’.

From here we head back to Skaftafell grabbing snacks to sustain us for the real action of the trip, a hike on one of our favourite outlet glaciers situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vatnajökull National Park. You will get up close and personal to the the astonishingly beautiful blue ice formations during our hike on the Falljökull glacier. This is always a highlight of any trip to Iceland. We explore the glacier in detail on this hike, taking about fours hours to get some amazing views of the ice fall. This glacier hike is considered of moderate difficulty, with a moderate fitness required. You can expect to walk about six kilometres over uneven and ascending terrain. If the weather makes accessing Falljökull unsafe we have many other incredible outlet glaciers in the region to explore instead, we can usually find a sheltered glacier in one of the valleys.

On our way back to Reykjavik we will stop to explore the moss covered lava fields from the devastating Laki eruption in 1782, where your guide will shed light on the history of Iceland’s explosive past. Stops will be made for dinner, before arriving back in Reykjavik around 9pm.

*Fjaðrargljúfur is closed until June 1st, 2019. The gorge can become closed during certain seasons due to wet, frosting and thawing conditions. The environmental agency of Iceland determines access and will close access in order to allow the ground to recover and to make repairs where they can. In these cases we add in some of our other favourite stops along the south. There’s endless amazing sights for us to explore in South Iceland.

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