2 Day South Coast to Jokulsarlon Lagoon with Glacier Hiking
Experience the exquisite beauty of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic two-day tour exploring the many highlights of Iceland's south coast. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those visitors looking for a fun and accessible guided experience; just the right mix of adventure, stunning scenery and education.
Thanks to the tour’s duration, it leaves you plenty of time to take in the many wonderful features that make Iceland unique, be it the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black sand beach Reynisfjara, or the forever sublime Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
On this tour, you will also take the time to stop at the mighty Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that shut down European air traffic back in 2010. Thankfully, the volcano is now quiet, making it an intriguing point of interest at the beginning of the tour.
After a number of stops, you will arrive at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most beautiful places in the whole country. Here, the icebergs heave and float on the sky-blue surface whilst seals play happily beside them. Just a short walk away is the Diamond Beach, a black stretch of sand dotted with melting icebergs.
Overnight, you will be staying in accommodation at either Country Hotel Gerði or Hali; both are cosy lodgings with an included breakfast, the only way to build up your strength for the coming day’s misadventures!
Your second day is all about the glacier hike! You will travel to Skaftafell National Park to walk the ice-wreathed glacier tongue, equipped with your trusty hiking boots, poles and crampons. You will discover the sheer and dramatic crevasses, carved deep into the ice-cap, as well as natural sculptures that defy the imagination. Upon finishing your hike, you will return by Minibus to Reykjavik.
So don’t delay! Charge ahead with this brilliant two-day package tour exploring the best lagoons, waterfalls and glaciers the South Coast has to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: Apr. - Sep.
- Duration: 2 days
- Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 10 years old
- Languages: English
Jökulsárlón is Iceland’s most famous glacier lagoon. Conveniently located in the southeast by Route 1, about halfway between the Skaftafell Nature Reserve and Höfn, it is a popular stop for those travelling along the South Coast or around the circular ring road of the country.
It stands out, however, due to the fact that it also fills with icebergs breaking from the glacier, some of which tower several stories high.
These icebergs, other than their scale, are notable for their colouration. Although they are, as expected, largely white, most are also dyed electric blue in part, with black streaks of ash from eruptions centuries past.
When the icebergs finally make it across the lagoon, they either drift out to sea or wash up on the nearby shore. Because of the way they glisten against the black sands of Breiðamerkursandur, this area has been nicknamed ‘the Diamond Beach’.
In spite of being a rather recent formation, Jökulsárlón is the deepest lake in the country, with depths reaching 248 metres. With a surface area of 18 square kilometres, it is also growing to be one of the largest.
Jökulsárlón has not been around since Iceland’s settlement; it only formed around 1935. This was due to rapidly rising temperatures in the country from the turn of the twentieth century; since 1920, Breiðamerkurjökull has been shrinking at a dramatic rate, and the lagoon has begun to fill its space.
Today, the expansion of Jökulsárlón is accelerating. As recently as 1975, it was just 8 square kilometres, and now that size has more than doubled.
In the relatively near future, it is expected that the lagoon will continue to grow until it becomes a large, deep fjord.
Though a dark omen for Iceland’s glaciers and ice caps in general, the retreat of Breiðamerkurjökull has resulted in an incredibly beautiful, if temporary, site. This has not been overlooked by Hollywood.
Jökulsárlón has been featured in the James Bond films A View to Kill in 1985 and Die Another Day in 2002, 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and 2005’s Batman Begins.
In 2017, Jökulsárlón was enveloped into the Vatnajökull National Park, thus it is now fully protected by Icelandic law.
Because of the wealth of herring and capelin that the tides bring into the lagoon, Jökulsárlón is somewhat of a hot-spot for Iceland’s wildlife.
In summer, it is a nesting site for Arctic Terns; stay well away from this area, as these birds are notorious for the fierceness with which they protect their eggs, dive-bombing the heads of any they see as a threat. Skuas also nest on the lake’s shores in this season.
Seals can be reliably spotted here throughout the year, swimming amongst or else hauling out on the icebergs. Jökulsárlón provides them with a safe haven to rest and socialise, especially considering the waters of southeast Iceland are renowned for their population of orcas.
Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Iceland and the third largest glacier in Europe, covering 8% of the island's landmass. Vatnajökull Glacier can be found in the south west of Iceland and is a popular spot for glacier hiking and ice caving tours.
Facts about Vatnajökull
- Surface: 8,100 km2
- Average thickness: 400 - 600 m
- Maximum thickness: 1,000 m
- Height: 1,400 - 1,800 m
- Highest peak: 2,200 m (Hvannadalshnjúkur)
Information about Vatnajökull
Vatnajökull Glacier belongs to the greater Vatnajökull National Park, which encompasses the former national parks Skaftafell, in the southwest, and Jökulsárgljúfur, in the north. Vatnajökull's highest summit is Hvannadalshnjúkur which rests on top of a stratovolcano known as Öræfajökull.
Underneath the glacier rests some of the most active volcanoes in the country, the most notable being Grímsvötn, Öræfajökull and Bárðabunga. Volcanic activity in the region has occurred on and off throughout the centuries, and many geologists believe that such a period is overdue for immediate future. If their calculations are correct, it would mean significant volcanic activity for Vatnajökull over the scope of the next half century.
The glacier boasts of over 30 outlet glaciers, which are channels of ice that flow out of ice caps but remain constrained on the sides of the valley. The major outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull include Dyngjujökull in the north, Breiðamerkurjökull and Skeiðarárjökull to the south. To the west, one can find the outlet glaciers Síðujökull, Skaftárjökull and Tungnaárjökull.
Glaciers are in constant motion underneath their weight; as they form over the centuries, the accession of snow exceeds its melting, creating a constant "push" on the ice cap. Each year, due to the melting ice water, new ice caves form that disappear come spring.
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Numerous rivers run out of Vatnajökull, making up some of the greatest glacial rivers in Iceland:
- Tungnaá (west)
- Köldukvísl (west)
- Þjórsá (west)
- Jökulsá á Fjöllum (north)
- Skjálfandafljót (north)
- Jökulsá á Brú (north east)
- Jökulsá í Fljótsdal (north east)
- Jökulsá í Lóni (south)
- Hornafjarðarfljót (south)
- Jökulsá á Breiðamerkursandi (south)
- Skeiðará (south)
- Núpsvötn (south)
- Hverfisfljót (south)
- Skaftá (south)
Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajökull National Park, in its current state, was established in June 2008. The park now covers an area of 14.141 km2, making it the second largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull National Park has 14% coverage over the whole island of Iceland.
Rivers divide the highland plateau to the north of the park; an area that sees massive glacial flows in the summertime. The volcanic table mountain Herðubreið towers over this particular region, along with volcanoes Askja, Snæfell and Kverkfjöll.
The canyon Jökulsárgljúfur was carved out by glacial floods centuries ago. At the upper end of the canyon, you'll find Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Further north, the horseshoe-shaped canyon Ásbyrgi is believed to have formed when Óðinn's horse, Sleipnir, stepped his foot down from the heavens.
East around Snæfell, one can find wetlands and ranges, home to roaming herds of wild reindeer and abundant birdlife. Steep mountain ridges make up the south side of Vatnajökull, where outlet glaciers crawl in between the ridges onto the lowlands. The sandy plains of Skeiðarársandur also lie to the south as they reach out to sea. The glacial river Skeiðará runs through this vast desert.
One of Iceland's most visited landmarks is the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which sits at the head of outlet glacier Breiðamerkurjökull. There, large icebergs that have broken off the glacier gather to float in the lake before ending up in the Atlantic Ocean, or on the nearby Diamond Beach.
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The Future of Vatnajökull
The volume of Vatnajökull reached its peak around 1930 but has since been in a steady process of decline. Because of rising levels of global temperature, approximately over the last 15 years, Vatnajökull has on average lost about a metre of its thickness annually.
If temperature levels continue to rise, the glacier could be all but gone nearing the end of the next century, leaving only small ice caps on top of the highest mountain summits.
Vatnajökull and Jökulsárlón in Popular Culture
- HBO's Game of Thrones (season 2, 2012)
- Batman Begins (2005)
- James Bond: Die Another Day (2002)
- James Bond: A View to a Kill (1985)
Skógafoss is one of the country’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the cascade produces, a rainbow is present any time the sun emerges from behind the clouds.
Located on the Skógá river, this mighty cascade is clearly visible from Route 1 and is an excellent place to stop and stretch the legs while travelling Iceland’s South Coast. The river below Skógafoss holds a large char and salmon population and is thus a favourite spot for fishermen in the summer.
The land underneath the waterfall is very flat, allowing visitors to walk right up to the wall of water; keep in mind, however, that this will get you drenched. Skógafoss can also be viewed from the top as a steep staircase leads to an observational platform above the cascade.
Skógafoss is located near the small village of Skógar, south of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano. There you’ll find the Skógasafn folk museum, an open-air museum with both old wooden houses and turf houses, as well as a regional museum with various artefacts from this area.
A part of the Skógasafn Regional Museum is the Museum of Transportation, which showcases the history and evolution of transportation, communication and technologies in Iceland. There, you can see how this nation evolved from the age of the working horse to the digital communications of the 21. Century.
The Skógasafn museum also includes a café and a museum shop, and in the village of Skógar, you will find both a hotel and a restaurant.
At the eastern side of Skógafoss, you will find one of Iceland’s most famed hiking routes; the Fimmvörðuháls pass. The 22 km trail leads you along Skógá river, between two glaciers, Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull, before ending in the beautiful Þórsmörk valley.
A gold ring is on display at the Skógasafn museum. According to legend, the ring is from a chest that was owned by Þrasi Þórólfsson, one of the first Viking settlers in the area. Folklore states that before his death in 900 AD, Þrasi buried a chest filled with gold in a cave behind Skógafoss waterfall.
Many attempts were made to retrieve the chest after Þrasi’s death, and years later, locals managed to grasp a ring on the side of the chest. As they pulled, the ring broke off, and the treasure was lost forever. The ring was then given to the local church before it made its way to the museum.
Skaftafell is a nature preserve in Oraefasveit. It used to be a national park of its own but joined the larger Vatnajokull National Park in 2008.
Skaftafell is notable for its rich flora, growing between sands and glaciers, and overall for its amazing and contrasting scenery. You can take short and easy trails to the waterfalls Svartifoss and Hundafoss, as well as Skaftafell glacier, with the mountain Kristinartindar and Morsardalur valley further off.
Skaftafell is also the perfect base camp for those seeking to climb Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnukur.
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.
With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
Reynisfjara is found around 180 km from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, and is a popular stop-off for those taking a sightseeing tour along South Coast. Driving to the beach is particularly easy, taking an approximate two and a half hours from the capital.
Upon visiting the beach, travellers will immediately observe rocky sea stacks sitting off the shoreline, known as Reynisdrangar. According to local Icelandic folklore, these large basalt columns were once trolls engaged in trying to pull ships from the ocean. However, as bad luck would have it, the dawn quickly arose, turning the trolls into solid stone.
Another legend tells of a husband whose wife was kidnapped and killed by two trolls. The man followed the trolls down to Reynisfjara where he froze them, ensuring that they would never kill again.
The sea stacks themselves are home to thousands of nesting seabirds. Species that can be found here include Puffins, Fulmars and Guillemots, making it a must-see location for all birdwatchers out there.
Visitors to Reynisfjara must be made well aware of the potential dangers present at the beach. First of all, the rolling, roaring waves of Reynisfjara are particularly violent, often pushing far further up the beach than many would expect.
Visitors are advised to never turn their back on the waves, don't go chasing after them and keep a safe distance of 20-30 metres.
Aside from these sudden and dramatic shifts in tide (known as “sneaker waves”), the currents off the shore are infamous for their strength and ability to drag helpless people out into the freezing cold open ocean. A number of fatal accidents have occurred at Reynisfjara, the last of which occurred in January 2017.
Vik in Myrdalur valley is the southernmost village on the Icelandic mainland, located 186 km from the capital Reykjavik.
Vik is important as a service centre for the inhabitants and visitors of the marvellous Reynisfjara beach.
Reynisfjara is widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches on earth (see for example Islands Magazine). This black pebble beach boasts an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns called Gardar, which resembles a rocky step pyramid and out in the sea are the spectaculary shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. The area has rich birdlife, including puffins, fulmars and guillemots.
The South Coast of Iceland is the country's most visited sightseeing route, along with the Golden Circle.
The famed South Coast shoreline stretches from the greater Reykjavík area and is dotted with natural wonders such as cascading waterfalls, volcanoes both active and dormant, black sand beaches and glacier lagoons.
Geography, Nature & Wildlife
Iceland is divided into eight geographical regions. Out of these, the Southern Region is the largest, as it spans over 24.000 square kilometres with its administrative centre in the municipality of Selfoss.
What is known as the South Coast embodies the shoreline of this particular region. The area consists of a lowland that is mostly composed of marshlands, bays and cultivated pastures that are met by a series of black beaches where the estuaries to the east and west of the district close off the coastal body.
Underneath the soil rests a vast lava field, known as Þjórsárhraun. Its edges reach several hundred metres offshore where the ocean waves crash upon them, thereby protecting the lowland from the invasion of the sea. This results in the South Coast being unusually lacking in the deep fjords that so distinctly characterise the rest of Iceland's shore line.
The region boasts vibrant bird life during all seasons. It is not only rich with both marshland birds and seabirds but also migrating birds such as the North Atlantic puffin. Some species stay throughout the harsh Icelandic winter, including the northern diver, the loom and various species of gulls and ducks.
Highlights of the South Coast
The South Coast offers an unprecedented array of natural wonders that draw thousands of visitors each day. When driving the route from Reykjavík City, the highlights in their correct order are:
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Vestmannaeyjar; The Westman Islands
- Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull Glacier
- Dyrhólaey Peninsula
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
- Coastal Village Vík í Mýrdal
- Skeiðarársandur Glacial Sand Plain
- Vatnajökull National Park
- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
These attractions count for but a fraction of what the South Coast has to offer. The vast sand plains of Sólheimasandur are home to a crashed DC-3 Plane Wreck, and close to Seljavellir by the Skógar Village there's Seljavallalaug, one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland.
- Explore the many wonders of the area on these South Coast Tours
Starting time : 08:00
Hotel Pick Up
English speaking guide
Accommodation with breakfast.
Glacier hiking (1 hour), plus all hiking equipment.
Lunch and Dinner
What to bring:
Good, warm and waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
A sense of adventure.
Good to know:
If you are travelling alone please choose a single room to add on in the booking process.
This is mandatory for those who are travelling alone.
You will have the option to buy dinners while travelling.
Please also be aware that glacier hiking may be cancelled due to weather/safety conditions.
Day 1 - The South Coast of Iceland
You will drive through South Iceland to Jökulsárlón, the most famous glacier lagoon in Iceland. The lagoon itself can be located at the end of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull.
Before that, however, you will be making a number of stops. First, you will visit two cascading waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before travelling to the small coastal village of Vik. Thankfully, Vik is within easy access to the black sand back Reynsifjara, a truly great spot for sightseeing and checking out the strange, basalt stacks built naturally into the rock face.
From there, it's all the way to Jökulsárlón, one of the most incredible spots in the whole country. Here, icebergs break away from Breiðamerkurjökull, falling into the lagoon and creating a stunning vista. There can be no better way to relax than sitting yourself beside the lagoon and listening to the satisfying, heaving groans of the icebergs rocking against one another. You might even witness the resident seals playing in the water.
After we have enjoyed the lagoon with its icebergs we will drive to our accommodation at a nearby place where we will enjoy dinner and relax in the evening.
Day 2 - Jökulsárlón Lagoon & Glacier Hiking
After breakfast and a good's night sleep, we spend more time at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. As an added bonus to this trip, why not enjoy an optional 40-minute boat ride, sailing amongst the icebergs for a closer and more intimate look. You can also walk five minutes from the lagoon to the black shores of Diamond Beach. Here, the icebergs float out of the lagoon to the sea, creating a truly majestic atmosphere.
You will then head west back to the capital, Reykjavík. The trip's not over yet, however. Next up is a one hour's glacier hike, the perfect opportunity for a little adventure and sightseeing. You will be transfixed by this icy, nordic paradise; enthralled by the deep glacier moulins, ice sculptures and sweeping panoramas.
After your hike, you will make the return journey to Reykjavík to enjoy the rest of your holiday stay.
Dr. Shibdas Roy
This was an amazing tour. Highly recommend all to take this tour. South coast on the first day had lovely waterfalls to see. Glacier hiking was a wonderful experience on the second day. And of course, the glacier lagoon and the diamond beach at Jokulsarlon were spectacular to visit. The boat ride too at the glacier lagoon was fun.
This two-day trip was truly remarkable. I can think of no better way to be given an introduction to the spectacular scenery of Iceland. The bus was extremely comfortable and our guide made frequent stops to let us get out to enjoy the various aspects of the landscape and experience it first hand. Full of interesting facts, he explained the geography, geology, volcanoes, the flora and fauna, the farming, and also related historical anecdotes as we went along and was happy to answer our many questions. Our accommodation at the end of the first day was very comfortable, and the food on offer was delicious and local. The Jokusarlon glacial lagoon has to be seen to be believed. What tranquility and majestic beauty! And the black beach where all the ice "diamonds" sparkle in the light. The glacier walk was also a unique experience for me. Hard to imagine how old the ice in those glaciers is, and the power glaciers have to shape and carve out the landscape. The ever-changing environment of the vast fields of lava and volcanic ash, cut through by glacial rivers, was awe-inspiring too. And then there were the lupins - a sea of purple as far as the eye could see. This was a trip I shall remember always.
First of all, our guide, Alvaro, was great at giving us little pointers on how to enjoy each site. The WIFI on the bus was great for the long drives, there were plenty of stops to stretch your legs, and it was unfortunate that each stop was so short (i.e. 30 mins at each site), but that's how we were able to visit so many places in such a short amount of time. The accommodations and dinner were great, the activities (boat tour, glacier hiking) were amazing, and I would come back to Iceland to do them again. You should bring the right clothes/equipment to enjoy Iceland in any weather. Taking into account the expense of food and lodging in Iceland, I think this is an acceptable price for the trip. Highly recommend this trip!
We really enjoyed our two day trip. It was expensive, but worth it. We had 11 in our group and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Even our youngest, who is 8 years old. We recommend it!
This was the best tour I could get!!! A bit expensive but overall great!! You don't want to miss walking in the biggest glaciar in Iceland!! Awsome experience and beautiful landscapes
This two day trip is fantastic with extraordinary landscape of south coast and excellent guide. The guide is a nice/knowledgeable lady who gave detailed explanation and introduction of every site on the road and she guided an amazing glacier walk the 2nd day. The minibus is wifi-accessible and the hostel on the 1st day is clean and nice, which made our trip very comfortable. Highly recommend!
Highly recommend! We joined the tour late March and it covered lots of attractions in south Iceland. The glacier hiking experience was so great, our guide has shown us different spots on the glacier and explained to us how it is formed. The guide is so knowledgeable and gave us so much information about the country and our journey. Definitely worth the money!
highly recommend！The tour was great，we saw the northern light in the first day！ The guide was nice！
Had the the most amazing 2 days! Highly recommend this tour, money well spent!!
The guide was very nice. She provided us with lots of details of every spot. The glacier hiking was the best part of the trip. The view was stunning. The travel agency provided us with all the required equipments we needed for hiking. The hotel we stayed for the night was very good and clean with free wifi.
I prefer the tour in the 2nd day, the glacier and the beach are so amazing. It rained hard the whole day in the 1st day, so I did't have many chances to take photos with those waterfalls. And due to the terrible weather, I did not meet the Northern lights. Really feel pitiful~
Our guide is so GREAT, sorry i cannot spell his name.... The 2 day tour is very nice, i enjoy every second in these 2 days' trip. Lucky enough we saw the northern light in the first night. No doubt i will visit Iceland again!
This 2 days trip take by our tourguide David is Absolutely fantastic n astonishing!!!
Everything was great, highly recommended !
Stephanie Jane Nicholson
We really enjoyed this tour, you get to see a lot of beautiful scenery, the glacier lagoon is phenomenal and the glacier hike was great fun with some amazing views. Our guide Hawk was great, very friendly and knowledgeable. The accommodation was nice as well. All in all it was a great adventure and felt like you really got away from the rest of the world. Definitely would recommend this tour :)
Excellent tour, really amazing scenery - especially the huge lava fields and glaciers. Great guidance by Ingo. Perfect itinerary for two days.
The south coast is very impressing and worth visiting. Our guide Ingle is a outgoing and enthusiastic guide!
The tour was great and we had a great guide. Definitely must see the south coast and jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Small group of 11 people and we all got along very well. Accomodation was great and food also really good. We also got to see the northern lights on the way back which was really cool and our guide took us to some places that were not very touristy. Only negative was i really wanted to see the Skaftafell waterfalls and had requested to the guide while we were near glacier hiking base but could not see and was slightly disappointed. Great trip otherwise.
This tour was amazing and worth every penny. It's on a smaller bus of around 18 people. Ragnar (the third) was an amazing bus driver and guide! Road conditions were nerve racking and icy in the middle of winter but I always felt like he was a safe and effective driver. He talked about relevant and interesting things and was not annoying as tour guides can be. The glacier lagoon was so peaceful and amazing. The glacier hike was incredible. The only complaint I would have is that the bus felt small when you are all bundled up in your snow clothes and the upper storage area was small so it was hard to put your backpack up there. But would still rather that then be on a big bus with 100 ppl. This tour MADE the trip! Highly recommend.
I would like first to thank our guide Ragnar because he was very kind and took all the time good decisions to make us the best programm possible according to weather conditions (end of october 2015). His sense of humour was part of the travel ! Glacier Lagoon, waterfalls and above all, hiking on the glacier was the most amazing things I discovered in Iceland. Of course, I'd like to do the same trip again, but in 15 days !! This tour is a must !
The two day trip was AMAZING!!! I had a blast in the two-day trip. It's a must have tour in Iceland!
The trip is just wonderful with all kinds of exploring the nature. The guide is caring and plan the itinerary very well according to the weather and road condition, also enable us to experience some easily missed landscape during the drive. Excellent experience and I think one day I will back to Iceland for the rest of its marvolous scene of nature! Thanks!
The most impressive trip in Iceland! We all love Mr. Didi and his professional and funny guide :) STRONGLY recommended!
Absolutely amazing experience! The trip was very well-planned and our guide Titi was very caring and helpful. The first day was mainly about waterfall and some spots on the way to the lagoon. We lived in a cozy hotel next to a big lake and the dinner was very nice. We were lucky to see the breathtaking northern light and the splendid milky way. The second was the best part. We went to the beautiful lagoon (there's a cute seal swimming in the lake) and did some hiking on the glacier. It was walking on the second planet in Nolan's movie! Iceland is a magical place. Will definitely come back =))
I saw the northern light and the beautiful lagoon on the way, and the waterfall is superb.
Fantastic trip with a very nice and caring guide. The glacier lagoon is indeed impressive. Well organized route and nice hotels.
An excellent variety of sightseeing including waterfalls, beaches, and of course the Jokulsarlon Lagoon (two visits) and glacier hiking. The accommodations were lovely while the food along the way was agreeable and not that expensive comparatively. I felt that I received excellent value for money, especially given how much of Iceland's beauty and wonder I was able to experience in the full and fabulous two-day tour.
Amazing! The most beautiful Place of my trip. The guide is very kind and helpful.We did not only went to the Jokulsarlon Lagoon and the ice glacier. We have also see many other great views,such as great fall and the northern lights. The hotels is also very nice and clean. The food in the hotel is also very delicious. A unforgettable trip!!!
We were quite unlucky because for the two days, the weather was really bad so we couldnt see much and even struggled to walk. But Jokusarlon was nice even in such weather, can imagine its stunning beauty when the sky is clear. Glacier hike was the highlight of the trip, it was superbly scary but fun experience as the guide was really great in guiding.
Excellent view and very helpful guide! Definitely a 5-Star tour!!!!!!
The glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth. Don´t miss it if you have a chance to go there. We got to experience it to the fullest on this great trip and the guide was a lot of fun. The group was small so we didn´t have to rush like on the big bus tours. I have recommend this tour to all my friends and want to recommend it to you too!
Top service. Top view. Top experience!
Very fulfilling two-day experience. Even it's the second time or third time for me to visited some of the places but I still enjoyed it immensely because there's always new things to discover. Glacier hiking is an unforgettable experience! And we saw the milky way with our naked eyes when we were waiting for the northern lights. Definitely recommend this.
I absolutely loved this trip. The south of Iceland is beautiful and the glacier hike was a lot of fun. Make sure to bring warm clothes as it can get pretty cold :) The guide was great and he even loaned me his gloves when I felt my fingers were freezing off! I can recommend this tour to anyone visiting Iceland!
The ice beach is awesome!!!! Our tour guide is so nice and lovely, I like him so much! Thanks for giving us an unforgettable trip. I think I will come back in summer!
Suk Kuen Eunice Choi
We took a 8-day tour plan and we enjoyed the travel plan arranged by Guide-to-Iceland. We would highly recommend this service to our friends in the future. However, there are a few discrepancies in the 2 Day Tour to Jökulsárlón. First, the itinerary your company sent me for the 3rd and 4th day are as follows. “3rd day: The day ends by the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where monstrous icebergs float about. New icebergs constantly break away from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue, the edge of Vatnajökull glacier. You will spend the night in Vatnajokull National Park. 4th day: You'll start your day by the glacier lagoon.” In reality, we ended our day 3 hours away from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. We spent the night not in the Vatnajokull National Park, but in a house owned by Nice Travel Company in Seljalandsskóli. So in the morning of day 4 we still had to take a very long bus ride to the glacier lagoon. Second, we did not spend enough time in the very charming glacier lagoon. We had about only 1 hour, including the boat ride. This is partly because in both day 3 and day 4 we were brought to the same shopping place for half an hour each. (I saw both the driver and the tour guide got some merchandise for free from the store owner.) Third, about the Sólheimajökull glacier walk, the itinerary your company sent us says, “After you have mastered the art of hiking on crampons (which we supply, no worries), you'll have the chance to arm yourself with an ice axe and spikes and try your hand at ice climbing.” In reality, we are never given the chance of trying ice climbing at all. We just walked on the glacier for two hours. Lastly, one more feedback. We spent days 3 and 4 with Nice Travel. The tour guide (Andrea) is okay, but not very professional. A majority of the time, after each stop, we did not know where we were going and how long would the bus ride be. A professional tour guide will give full and timely information to the passengers.
To have more time to play outside, we don't have lunch in the restaurant but choose to take out food (fries & sandwich). However, our guide don't allow us to eat food in car! He says it will have bad smell and insists that we can only eat our lunch outside the car. The weather in October is cold and windy. It's difficult for us to finish the food outside! If we can't eat food in the car, why he don't remind us it when the beginning of the trip. Ridiculously, all people in the car are always eating snacks and someone drinks coffee in the car! The second day, even though we ask the guide if he could drive us to the beach covering with iceberg, he refused us!!! I can't remember the guide's name but his nickname is holy man and his age is about 65. I really hate him!!!!