2 day Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike | Small Group

2 day Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike | Small Group
Beware of the mighty sneaker waves on Reynisfjara black sand beach.
2 day Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike | Small Group
2 day Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike | Small Group
2 day Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike | Small Group
2 day Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon Tour with Glacier Hike | Small Group
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Experience the full force of Icelandic nature on this excursion of Iceland's south coast. Visit Iceland's most iconic waterfalls and a raven black beach; travel through immense sand expanses and rugged lava fields before reaching the sky-blue Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where countless titanic icebergs tranquilly float towards the open sea.

This tour is tailored to adventure-seekers who want travel in small groups and immerse themselves in Iceland's beautiful vistas and thrilling landscapes, ultimately allowing you to stand on top of a glacier and enjoy the spectacular views for which Iceland is famous.

Your journey begins in Reykjavík, where you will board a mini-bus heading to the south coast. Travelling in a small group will give you an experience that the big buses simply can't match; you’ll travel with comfort and ease, accompanied by an English speaking guide who will share with you his vast knowledge of the land.

You'll journey through the desolate black desert sands of Sólheimasandur and past the Skaftafell Nature Preserve; you'll take in the dramatic panoramic views at Dyrhólaey lighthouse, where you'll see the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the north, the Reynisdrangar lava columns in the east and the coastline in the west; you’ll visit the iconic waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and see blue-and-white icebergs floating peacefully on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Iceland is known as ‘the land of fire and ice’, and you will get a chance to see why as you journey onto a glacier, where you'll see how jet-black ash from volcanic eruptions taints the white ice cap. An expert guide will take you through the icy plains and to the glacier's ashy peaks, where you'll have plenty of time to experience the mysterious silence of these vast, empty surroundings.

Lace up your boots and get ready for an amazing time traversing Iceland’s south coast. Visit iconic attractions and hike a mighty glacier on this thrilling two-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, Skaftafell, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík í Mýrdal, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

  • Professional and fun English speaking guide

  • Glacier Hike

  • Minibus Transfer

  • One night of accommodation in a Hotel (breakfast included)

  • Boat ride on Jökulsárlón

  • Lunch & Dinner

What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes (with slip resistance sole in the winter)

  • Rain Gear

Good to know:

You will have plenty of chances for bathroom breaks and to buy snacks.

You can also bring some favorite snacks and beverages.

No large luggage pieces (<24") allowed, we are operating in a mini-bus

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers if you are visiting in the winter. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - South Coast and Glacier Lagoon

The magnificent Reynisfjara Beach.

After being picked up in Reykjavík, you’ll be on your way south to visit some of Iceland's most famous attractions. Your first stops will be some of Iceland’s legendary waterfalls. Skógafoss waterfall is one of the biggest cascades in the country and according to legend, the first Viking settler in the south buried a great treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. If you are not afraid of heights, you can take the staircases which lead to the top of a hill where you can look down at this mighty waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss is a 60-metre tall waterfall and is accessible from all sides as there is a small cave behind the falling water where you can stop for a whole new viewpoint of the scenery. But bring a raincoat because you will get wet from the drizzle.

Then you’ll head to Reynisfjara beach, famous for iconic cliff formations and treacherous waves. With its high cliffs formed of basalt columns and volcanic rocks, smoothed by erosion, this beach is one of the most iconic places in Iceland. You will hear the thundering noise of waves crashing into the rocks as you look out to the spectacular Reynisdrangar rock formations, rising from the waters.

Afterwards, you will stop for a bite at the nearby village of Vík before you are off again to the next main attraction of the day, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. On your way, you’ll notice the contrasting Icelandic landscapes as you drive through both green valleys and lava fields. You’ll pass the luscious birch tree area in Skaftafell national reserve before arriving at the glacier lagoon.

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Floating on the lagoon are enormous icebergs, moving with the waves towards the river mouth. The white and blue icebergs give off a calming crackling sound as they float around in the lagoon.

Day 2 - Glacier Expedition and waterfalls

The view from inside an Ice Cave

You’ll start the second day by heading to Jökulsárlón, the famous Glacier Lagoon, watch the floating icebergs and get enchanted by the silent scenery of these spectacular chunks of millennium old ice. You will have plenty of time to take in the views from shore, or to catch an optional boat ride onto the lagoon for an up close encounter with the icebergs and the seals that swim around them.

Then you will drive down to the legendary Diamond Beach where chunks of ice and even whole icebergs are sparkling in the raven black sands, brought there by the high tide. For many visitors the unbeaten highlight of the tour.

After lunch, you will go glacier hiking! Your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment, harness, crampons, ice axe and a helmet before you hike on the glacier outlet, breath in the crisp mountain air and take in the spectacular views of your surroundings.

After a fulfilling day of adventure and sightseeing you will drive back to Reykjavík in the evening.



Excellent time traveling with Jon. Beautiful part of the country and stops made at the ice lagoons were unreal! Tour guide was awesome and very patient with us. Allowed us a lot of leeway with times and very friendly. Were able to see the northern lights as well in Hofn which was awesome. Hotel was great (clean, nearby to food, safe, free breakfast). Definitely recommend!

There was a terrific storm that closed a major road and most of the tour companies. As we were only in the country a short time if Troll had done so we would have missed out on an amazing adventure. Due to weather we had a stop at the lave/ volcano center and toured the exhibit which was enlightening. Benny {spelling} was a superb driver and we experienced what felt like more than the tour even stated. We monster jeeped to the glacier and did a great tour of an ice cave as well as a mulan {spelling} The helmet and crampons made it all possible. It truly was a great tour. We arrived at our hotel {Hofn} Late due to the storm but the kitchen remained open for us to have a meal. The hotel also had a good breakfast. Benny managed to stop at all of the itinerary items, and we did not miss out on anything despite the storm . Thank you.

WOW! We are so grateful that the folks on Trip Advisor recommended NOT doing the drive ourselves and booking a tour. We listened and we were really happy we did. The roads were icy and winds were blowing, but our driver did an amazing job getting us to the awesome sites, sharing stories and history, hitting the sites at the perfect time of day for gorgeous pictures and an even more phenomenal experience. It was truly amazing. And stress free! Thank you so much!

Big thanks to Vala and Kristo, our guide and driver who contributed a lot to this wonderful trip. The scenes are truly exceptional, I will never forget. Highly recommend this trip to everyone!!

I joined this tour as a solo traveler in the winter and had a remarkable experience. The small tour size creates a much more fun experience than a giant bus of tourists. We made a handful of photo stops in addition to the major destinations, which were remarkable. Jokulsarlon was truly magical and the entire journey provided a fast way to experience most of the southern coast. Hearing from our guide about the history of the landscape (as well as how to properly pronounce them) rounded out a stunning and unforgettable trip.

I LOVED THIS TOUR!!!! My whole trip in Iceland and I was always on a tour. I was in a tour of 50 people, which to me was way too much. I will always stick to smaller groups like this one. Our guide Ziggy was very friendly, and knowledgable about Iceland! The south coast is something you simply cannot miss, and everything Tröll Expeditions offered me was amazing. The hotel in Hofn was beautiful, nice sized and comfortable. and the bus was perfect for the road. I miss Iceland so much, I think it will become my home away from home. :D

What an amazing two days, there was a lot of travelling involved but the majestic scenery helped day dream this time away. The highlight was the glacier hike which really has to be seen to appreciate the sheer beauty of this area. Our tour guide Siggy was awesome and has nearly convinced me of Elves :)

Guide Oddur is a very nice, helpful person. We really enjoyed the trip. Hope we can come to iceland again. I definitely recommend this trip to everyone. Very nice to meet Oddur in Iceland.

It was a great trip, with beautiful weather, landscape, great hotel (hotel laki, highly recommend its restaurant where we had best dinner and breakfast in iceland) , great glacier walk (our guide was great)and of course our wonderful driver/guide Svein who made Everything right for us.

The tour was great, our guide Svein was fun, I really recommend this tour.

An unbelievable experience - highlights were the Lagoon with the icebergs, the glacier hiking and the black sand beaches. The glacier hiking guide Vincenzo was unbelievably informative - I learnt a lot! Our guide for the whole trip, Pablo, was really friendly and gave us plenty of time at each stop/location, even taking us to extra places along the way. The hostel at Vik was lovely and included breakfast in the price. Overall an unreal experience!!

A great tour. It is best to do it if you have already seen the likes of the Golden Circle. Then you can prepare to enjoy yourself for two days with an overnight stop. The highlight for me was the glacier hiking, the glacier lagoon, and the distinctive lava fields and black sand beaches. We also caught some puffins on the cliffs above the beaches. Our driver (sorry, cannot remember his name, but he did the tour Aug 5-6) was friendly and witty. The overnight accommodation was fine as well.

Fantastic tour! I don't usually take group tours but I cannot recommend this tour enough - it was stunning and we were all given enough space and time at each of the stops to do our own thing. The glacier hike was the highlight for me - incredibly beautiful! Oddur was the perfect guide, informative, calm, entertaining and really interesting to talk to - he even had an Icelandic soundtrack to accompany us in the mini-bus. Exceeded my expectations and was a great final journey in Iceland. Takk fyrir!

I enjoyed the tour very much because of the stunning scenery along the south coast. Oddur was an excellent guide. He not only took us to different scenic spots, but also introduced us some interesting ways to enjoy it. He was superb!

very nice tour, beautiful views and a decent amount of time for each stop!

Best tour I've had in Iceland thanks to our guide Oddur. Such a sweet guy. Always taking care of those who fall behind, showed us not only his knowledge of the sites but his Icelandic humor and music taste, and helped taking photos while we were busy doing all the crazy things. If you're looking for the kind of guide who truly "participates" in the tours, not just "being" in the tours, Oddur is definitely one of them. FYI 1. The one-night accommodation in our case was a cute cabin, cozy yet spacious. 2. The Gljúfrabúi waterfall was magnificent! You get a really close-up look at the hidden beauty of nature. But....it can get you soaked wet. So make sure your outfits, especially the shoes, are waterproof.

Great tour! Oddur, our guide was very accommodating. He makes sure everyone is safe and accompanies us to the site. Doesn't just sit in the van and wait for you.

I really enjoyed this two day tour in Iceland! Oddur is such a lovely guide

I do enjoy this trip. Guide Oddur is really helpful and quite humor. He can answer all the information about Iceland culture. I would recommend this trip to my families and friends in the future.

Glacier lagoon is amazing. Diamond beach is nice. Obdur is helpful

I really enjoyed this two day tour in Iceland! Oddur is such a lovely guide

I really enjoyed the trip. We traveled along lots of exciting locations, including waterfalls, caves, shores and of course glaciers. The view was just stunning. Our guide, Oddur, was very helpful during the trip. He was really helpful, funny, informative, and answered all our questions about Icelandic culture. The hotel that we stayed in was quite neat as well. Highly recommended!

This two day trip is amazing! All the waterfalls and the nature and especially the glacier lagoon was beautiful and the glacier hike was beyond my expectations! The guide was so friendly and funny and he told us a lot of stories and facts about Iceland, that made the trip even better. I highly recommend this trip!

Iceland has treated us so well, and this 2 day tour was absolutely the highlight of our trip. Thanks for Oddur the fantastic and knowledgeable guide, we got to know so much more about this country. And he is always patient and helpful, not to mention his professional photography skill! Overall the trip is beyond our expectation, I am still fascinated by the fact that we've been hiking on the glacier and walking behind a waterfall! Oh and the hotel that we stayed was very good as well. Highly recommended for this tour.

oddur is the best guide I have ever met

Amazing experience! The guide (oddur, troll expeditions) was really fun and helped us take great pictures. The hotel stay was pretty great as well. Really worth the price. Go for it!

I had this wonderful short trips with the local tour guide Oddur on 29th June. We were never get bored not only because the view was awesome and he had a good taste of music. Travelling in a small group did give us more chances to see secret places. Oddur is always taking photo for us for free where you may pay hundreds of dollar for a good photo. I definitely recommend you book a tour with him.

My and my friend visiting Iceland only for 5 days decided to make the most out of our holidays. We joined 10 other adventurous persons seeing all of what the south coast of Iceland has to offer. And I will tell you here that it has many attractions and activities to participate in. Seeing the glacier lagoon is definitely highlight of any trip to Iceland. Going on a boat and sailing between ice bergs is one of the options that we decided to use, the cost was around 50usd but well worth it. The food at the hotel was great and we enjoyed great conversation with Dagur the driver.

Took two tours with Guide to Iceland operated by Troll Expeditions- 2 Day South Coast with David and 1 Day Golden Circle with Dagur. Both were great, small groups that allowed us to take detours and personalize our trips. Both David and Dagur were fun and knowledgable guides. Thanks again for the amazing experience!

David was an awesome guide. He picked us up at our hotel and after finishing the pick up we went on the road. With some really nice stops on the way. The glacier lagoon was my favorite of the first day, the black sand beach was also nice. The hotel was really nice. On the second day the glacier hike was great the nature around the glacier is really special.

Really fun tour that we took with Troll Expedition. The glacier hike was the highlight of our tour, everything was nice. Good guide (sorry for not remember his name) and the hotel was really nice with good staff that helped us settle in. In all very good tour.

This trip was wonderful. I loved the glacier lagoon and the Sun world glacier. The black sand beach was incredible and the waterfalls and the canyon with the complicated name was stunning. I recommend this trip to everyone.

How can you fit all this beautiful nature in to one trip?! I have no idea but Troll Expeditions made it! This tour was amazing! I can't even describe it! From waterfalls, to mountains, to beaches, to glaciers. This was absolutely the best thing I have ever done and seen in my life.

Great tour. Our guide was very nice and our hotel was really good. The nature was beautiful and spectacular. This country is stunning!

This was my favorite trip in Iceland. The waterfalls were amazing and all the hidden gems we saw as well. The black sand beach was really cool but the highlight was the glacier lagoon. That was beautiful! Thank you Troll Expeditions!

Fun tour with fun people. Our guide Oddur was great

Wonderful trip! The best guide ever! Amazing nature! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Really fun tour with Kristjan. He is a real Troll and a fun guide. This was so much fun

Nice tour with David Ingi who is the best guide. He took us through the south coast and we saw some great things on the way. Skaftafell glacier hike was simply amazing and the boat tour we booked was fun.

I had a great time in the South Coast tour with Troll. Everything went so smoothly and the guide Oddur was really nice. The hotel was good quality.

Thank you Troll Expeditions for a great tour and great days in Iceland. I will recommend this tour to all my friends who are going to Iceland and those who are not going I will tell them to go. This was the last tour of my week stay in Iceland and fitted my schedule perfectly. A fun last few days

Great tour with Kristjan and Troll Expedtions. This all went as planned from pick up, all the stops as well as some extra stops. We even got the chance to book a boat tour at Fjallarlon. The hotel was good quality and the glacier hike in Skaftafell was fun. I would recommend this tour for everyone who wants to see the whole South Coast of Iceland

So much fun. I was so lucky that Kristjan was our guide in this tour. He was my guide in the Golden Circle tour. He's the best, knows all the correct places to stop - the best extra stop. He's also full of knowledge about Iceland. The hotel we stayed at was Hotel Glacier which a really nice hotel and the food there was great.

A really nice and fun tour of the Icelandic South Coast. David our guide was really fun and told us many entertaining stories as well as teaching us about this amazing country. Jökulsárlón is one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. I could easily recommend Troll Expedition and Guide to Iceland since they made planing our Iceland trip really easy and everything went smoothly.

I had a great time on this comprehensive tour around the south coast. I was looking for a tour that included many of Icelands highlights and was not disappointed - at all! The guide was super cool and i really appreciate the small group which gave it a much more personal touch. The highlight for me was going on top of the glacier, which has been a life long dream of mine. Definitely recommend this tour if you want a comprehensive and affordable adventure in Iceland.

Me and my wife went on this 2 day tour along the south coast and we couldn't be happier with the trip. The guides were so full of knowledge and always kept us safe and entertained. The highlight would be the glacier hike wich was executed in a very professional yet fun way. Highly recommended!

I loved this tour! It was, simply put, amazing :) We got picked up to our hotel early in the morning and we had an action packed tour until we got to our hotel again. What a ride it was and I can honestly say that it was the highlight of our time in Iceland. Highly recommended and we give it 6 stars out of 5 available :)

What an amazing tour! I really didn't want to drive myself on the south coast since I'm not familiar with the road. I decided to book this tour and Oh my do I NOT regret that! The guide was absolutely amazing. She had so much knowledge about all the places we stopped at and told really funny stories about trolls and elves. I really have never enjoyed a tour as much in the bus as outside of it. We stopped at all the popular places on the south coast and the guide even had a few surprise ones! Sss....I can't tell you which ones! I got to see everything that I wanted to see and more. For me the best part of the tour was the Glacier lagoon, the glacier hike and Gljúfrabúi waterfall which is so so amazing, most beautiful waterfall I've ever seen! You are crazy not to book this tour with Troll Expeditions!

This was the highlight of our time in Iceland. We normally do not choose to travel in groups but decided to give this tour a try. We were not disappointed, this tour covered the best parts of the Icelandic South Coast. We even went on a glacier walk with this amazing American guide name Mike. The tour was very well organized, we had good time at each stop. Got to take some fantastic pictures. I would recommend this tour to all of my friends.

I went on this expedition with 2 friends. It was a spontaneous plan booked at short notice on a whim with little knowledge of what the excursion included. We made our booking online. Tickets cost 471 usd per person. The following day, we got picked up very close to our accommodation in the centre of Reykjavik. There was only 10 other persons on the tour which we loved. We visited a couple of waterfalls near Seljalandsfoss and the one at Skogafoss. All three, worth seeing. We then drove to the Solheimajokull glacier. Lastly we visited the black sand beach Reynisfjara. This is a very comprehensive tour that takes you to most of the highlights of Iceland Nature and when you have a guide that is so knowledgeable and humorous you really feel you learned something from this tour. Highly recommend Tröll Expeditions

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