3 Day Tour To Jokulsarlon | The Golden Circle, South Coast, Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon Boat Tour

Based on 29 traveller reviews

Join this 3 day tour exploring the South of Iceland to discover the Golden Circle, stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers, magic waterfalls and the amazing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

The classic Golden Circle includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysirs and Gullfoss waterfall and we add a visit to the unique Kerid Volcanic Crater. During these three days you will also visit magic waterfalls, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara, and the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is where huge icebergs float in ice cold water and seals swim around them next to the Diamond Beach.

The highlights of the tour are a boat tour in Jokulsarlon the glacier lagoon in front of the biggest glacier in Europe which is located in the most amazing National park in Iceland AND a walk on blue ice in Solheimajokull. Our glacier guides are professionals and they will provide you all safety equipment needed for the Glacier Hike (crampons, ice axes, etc) and teach you how to use them in a correct way.

The scenery and views from the Glacier is stunning and you see ice sculptures and the deep crevasses of the glacier in a very clear way.

If you want to witness one of Iceland's most incredible natural phenomenon, then you should book this tour now. There is an extremely limited availability for this unique tour.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajokull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Skaftafell, Vík i Mýrdal, Kerið, Reynisdrangar, Gullfoss Waterfall, Foss a Sidu, Thingvellir National Park
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:00

Included:
  • Professional English speaking guide

  • Minibus tour for maximum 15 passengers

  • Guided blue ice hiking tour with all necessary safety equipment supplied

  • Accommodation for 2 nights incl. breakfast in a cozy guesthouse in double rooms with shared bathrooms

  • Boat tour on a glacier lagoon

  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus

  • Entrance fee for Kerid Volcanic Crater

  • Lunch and dinner


What to bring:
  • Warm, wind & waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Glacier Hike. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent.

  • Camera


Good to know:

Meals other than breakfast are not included but we do make lunch and dinner stops where guests can buy meals.

The maximum number of passengers are 15 which gives a better atmosphere while travelling

A Single Room supplement of 15.000 ISK is mandatory for single travleres.

IMPORTANT: It can happen that the glacier hike is cancelled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then we will find other activities when possible or make a partial refund.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - The classic Golden circle and the crater Kerid


3 Day Tour To Jokulsarlon | The Golden Circle, South Coast, Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon Boat Tour


The Golden circle is the most popular destination in Iceland. Geysers, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir are a must see for any visitor to our island.

We want to add something unique to your experience and that´s why we will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep. There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a little bit of magic. The lake is almost 14 m deep.

Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the american and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America.

Geysir - the biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erups every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.

Gullfoss is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland.

We will stay over night in a cozy guesthouse very near to the great waterfall Seljalandsfoss


Day 2 - South Coast, Waterfalls and Glacier Hike


3 Day Tour To Jokulsarlon | The Golden Circle, South Coast, Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon Boat Tour


We start with visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting lesser known, more secret waterfalls Glufrabui, Kvernufoss and Irafoss. We make a stop where guests can buy lunch.

As we continue we will drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where we take a Glacier Hike for about 1,5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier.

A bit further is the great Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings.

We will be staying overnight in a Nicehostel Seljalands, a very cosy accommodation close to the famous Seljalandsfoss.


Day 3 - The amazing Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National park


3 Day Tour To Jokulsarlon | The Golden Circle, South Coast, Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon Boat Tour


Today, you will take a close look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. After a stop in the lovely village of Vik we drive to the Easth where we visit the waterfall Foss á Sidu and the National park in Skaftafell where we make a stop where guests can buy lunch.

Then we head to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you will have a boat tour, sailing on the lagoon. The lagoon is full of huge chunks of ice which crack off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. There is a good possibility of seeing seals swimming around the huge icebergs.

After enjoying this wonderful experience we head back in the afternoon towards Reykjavik where we estimate to arrive around 21:10 (09:00pm).


Reviews

Average rating 4.8 / Number of reviews 29

We booked the three day tour with Nicetravel. The first day was the Golden Circle with guide Einar, around 17 people total. Despite the expected crowds, the tour was well organized though we felt a little rushed as some people had to make it to the Blue Lagoon by a certain time. The second and third days, we had a blast touring the South Coast/Jokulsarlon with guide Lucia and driver Davide. There were 6 of us total for these two days, which helped create a more relaxed and intimate experience. The locations and views were breathtaking, with some short unexpected stops with almost no other tourists. Lucia and Davide were hands down the best guides we had on our two month trip through Northern Europe - personable, funny, knowledgeable, insightful, and of course very professional (and they know the best places to take pictures!) We stayed at the Nicetravel hostel, which was clean and cozy. Best coffee machine and try the lamb soup, from a nearby farm. Bring waterproof clothing for the waterfalls on day two! Overall, definitely recommend Nicetravel, especially with Lucia and Davide!

We had an AMAZING experience on this tour David on day one was super friendly and helpful. Days 2-3 with Lucia and Davide were so wonderful! They took us to and extra waterfall and gave us great tips. They tools pictures for us and were so super friendly and accommodating. We loved this trip and would recommend it to anyone. -juliane and nick (Richmond, VA, USA)

I had a blast on this tour! David, our guide, was excellent, and squeezed in as many extra stops as he could. Day 1 we had 10 people on the tour and it felt the most "touristy" because the Golden Circle is closest to Reykjavik and has the most big tours going through it, but the two days thereafter were much more intimate - there were only five of us, and the places we went had fewer people. The weather didn't cooperate on day 3 and the boat tour was canceled, but it still felt like I got to experience the "real" Iceland because the weather is unpredictable! My favorite part of the tour was day 2, and wish the glacier hike had been longer! I'd recommend bringing waterproof clothing (between the waterfalls and the rain, you WILL get soaked) and being in as good of shape as you can be - this is not a difficult tour, but it is physical, especially if the weather isn't cooperating. Wish I'd opted for an even longer tour! The hostel we stayed at was welcoming and clean and surprisingly quiet. The soups at dinner were delicious. It also has a great view of a waterfall out back, and a soccer field next door! Just BYOB - there's no bar at the hostel, so if you want alcohol you have to bring your own.

Great experience overall. Stayed at a warm accommodation and met great people along the way. Minor issue at the glacier hiking (had reserved our hiking ahoes, but they didn't have record of it. Nevertheless, leader of the guide took control of the situation and problem fixed. Would have like to squeeze one more activity, maybe gotten close to the sheep or Islandia horses.

This 3-day tour is really great and the schedule is very reasonable. Our guide for the first day was Mika, a very nice guy. He is very patient and responsible. For the next 2 days, we only have 4 people in the group. It was almost a private tour. Big thank you to our guide, Jaka, and our driver, Michal. Both of them are very nice and responsible! Jaka taught us many things about Iceland and also showed us some special views that other tours don't include. The hostel we stayed is very quiet and tidy.We enjoy the tour a lot and we will definitely choose Nicetravle again next time! :)

It was amazing experience! I have really wanted to go Iceland before. It was my dream. With my guide, Antonio, who was really friendly and funny I had 5 tour packages but the best is this 3 days tour! More cheaper price than others and great people. If I visit Iceland again, I'll choose this tours for sure. Really miss that time.

The tour was great. I enjoyed mostly the informations about natural and geological history of Iceland provided by our guide Antonio. Probably nowhere else are natural and social history so connected like in Iceland.

This tour was fantastic. The your guide Giuseppe was so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a very small group and we enjoyed the lovely sights of south iceland especially the glacier walk and glacier lagoon. Waterfalls were spectacular. Great pictures. Highly recommend. Hostel was brand new a comfortable. Met people and families from all over the world.

You can see lots of the amazing scenes during this tour... cool!! Great thanks to our 1-day guide David, he gave us the good understanding in every single place, in the meantime, he took care of us very thoughtfully... very highly recommend David, he made our Iceland trip more wonderful!!

This was a very nice tour and we enjoyed it a lot.

The first day -Golden Circle is ok, there are lots of tours for the same route. The next two days were amazing! lots of very nice waterfall and great experience with glacier and iceberg. Our tour for Day 2-3 was a very nice guy, explained a lots of details, and since we only have 3 person for day 2-3, he took us to Dyrhólaey on the way back. Highly recommended, especial for Day2 &3!

Beautiful, beautiful, and beatiful. So many waterfalls but they all have different charateristics and are all really, marvelous and beautiful. Very cold during the summer, so prepare warm clothes like fall-winter!

This tour was really great, we had enough the time to visit all these beautiful places and the glacier hiking was amazing!

We visited some place all at once. the Golden circle ,Geysers, The Golden waterfall, Iceland's south coast, volcanoes, waterfalls, black beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Vatnajokull... The scenery was magnificent. And, Paolo and Robert our guides were very accommodating and cheerful. Paolo and Robert , Thank you so much. This is the best tour I have ever attended.

My friends and I had much fun in Iceland thanks to Davide!!! He gave us quite a bit of insights of the historical facts of Iceland and had been awfully helpful with our requests and enquiries. The mood of the entire trip was also relaxing and fun with Davide's entertaining narration. We will definitely return to Iceland for the Northern lights and ice caves as recommended by Davide!

It was a wonderful experience. The four of us only had 3.5 days in Iceland. The tour cover almost everything we want to see. The arrangement is very good, we were able to spend time on those magnificent views. David our guide is super cool, he is very accommodating and most of all very humorous. We had a very good time. He especially help us to arrange transportation on the return trip as we've booked a hotel near the airport, i.e. quite far from Reykjavik. If we have the chance to come again. we will surely join again for other parts of Iceland.

The tour was good, but I was disappointed by our guide who never lived in Iceland and came there just a few weeks before us.

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