Breathtaking 14-Hour Private Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
14 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
6 years old

Description

Discover the marvels of Iceland’s South Coast in this breathtaking private Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon tour from Reykjavik. This 14-hour adventure takes you to Jokulsarlon, where you can explore various natural attractions, including glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields, and black sand beaches.

The action begins in the morning when a friendly and experienced guide picks you up from your Reykjavik hotel using a private SUV or Super Jeep. These 4x4 vehicles will help ensure a smooth and comfortable trip even through some of the most challenging terrains.

The itinerary’s first stop is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, renowned for its stunning natural beauty. This majestic waterfall tumbles dramatically from a height of approximately 197 feet (60 meters) over a moss-covered cliff into a serene pool below.

What sets Seljalandsfoss apart from other waterfalls is its unique feature that allows you to walk behind the cascading water curtain. This makes it an extraordinary and immersive experience.

After spending time at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the guide will take you along the Ring Road en route to the Hekla volcano. Along the way, you’ll first stop at the Skogafoss waterfall, known for its immense power and beauty. The Skogafoss waterfall stands at an impressive height of 197 feet (60 meters) and spans a width of 82 feet (25 meters), making it one of the largest waterfalls in the country.

Interestingly, a well-maintained staircase with around 500 steps leads to a viewing platform at the top of the waterfall. From there, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding majestic landscape.

Continuing your journey, you’ll proceed to the Hekla, one of Iceland's most notorious and active volcanoes. This stratovolcano has a long history of eruptions dating back over a thousand years, earning it a fearsome reputation and a nickname, “The Gateway to Hell.” Hekla’s most recent eruption occurred in 2000, producing a significant ash plume that disrupted European air travel.

Another impressive volcano you’ll see from the Ring Road is Eyjafjallajokull, which is often attached to notoriety because of its eruption in 2010. Like Hekla, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused massive disruption to Europe’s air travel. Nevertheless, its stunning surroundings, hiking trails, and views of the glacier-capped volcano remain a sight to behold.

Your next destination is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. This unique stretch of coastline is renowned for its striking contrast between dark volcanic sands, jagged basalt columns, and the turbulent North Atlantic Ocean.

Aside from the black sand, you’ll see towering basalt columns known as Reynisdrangar. These hexagonal columns rise from the beach as dark sentinels against the horizon. Local folklore tells tales of these columns being petrified trolls, adding a sense of mystique to the landscape.

After spending time at Reynisfjara beach, you’ll head to Vik, a nearby village known for its stunning natural beauty. Vik also serves as a popular stopover for travelers exploring the country’s southern region.

Moreover, Vik is known for its iconic red-roofed church, Vikurkirkja, which stands prominently against the backdrop of the Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar. Be sure to take many photos of Vik and its charming elements.

Finally, you’ll head to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the tour’s main attraction. The lagoon is a breathtaking natural wonder renowned for its surreal beauty. The Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon features a stunning contrast between crystal-clear, glacier-fed waters and floating icebergs.

Interestingly, some icebergs drift out to sea and wash up on the black sand shoreline of nearby Diamond Beach. Take a closer look at the icebergs as they touch the black sand, creating a scene reminiscent of glistening diamonds.

You may also explore the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon by joining an optional boat tour. Take note that the boat tour is only available from May to October if the weather permits. After having your fill of the lagoon’s beauty, the guide will take you back to your Reykjavik accommodation.

Grab this chance to visit one of the South Coast’s most breathtaking wonders in this 14-hour private Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

English-speaking private guide
Private super jeep or SUV transfer
Free Wi-Fi
Free use of iPad

Activities

Super Jeep
Sightseeing
Cultural Activity

What to bring

Packed lunch
Camera and tripod
Weather-appropriate clothes

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