FROM 51,990 ISK
Our Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon two day tour is a great option if you want to escape the city and explore the entire south coast of Iceland, hiking on the Vatnajökull glacier. 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. Book now to find out why!
Operates: Tuesday to Wednesdays & Friday to Saturday
Duration: 2 days
Pick-Up Time: 8:30am
Number of people: maximum 12
Minimum age: 10 years old
Level of difficulty: Moderate (glacier hike)
October – May
51,990 ISK for a triple room (must be a booking of 3 people or more)
52,990 ISK for a double room (must be a booking of 2 people or more)
58,990 ISK for a single room
June – September*
55,990 ISK for a triple room (must be a booking of 3 people or more)
56,990 ISK for a double room (must be a booking of 2 people or more)
59,990 ISK for a single room
*please note: added surcharge to cover higher accommodation cost.
Included: The glacier hike with all safety equipment provided (crampons, helmet, harness and axe). Accommodation at Lilja Guesthouse* 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.
*In December and January whilst Lilja Guesthouse is closed, we will be staying at Hotel Hali, which is also perfectly located, and has wonderfully comfortable rooms and delicious local food at their restaurant.
As with all our trips, 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. Make sure to order in the booking process or contact us directly.
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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.
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. 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.
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 of the mighty Vatnajökull. 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.