Stunning 2 Day Tour to Jokulsarlon with Waterfalls, Glacier Hiking & a Black Sand Beach

Going on a glacier hike up Iceland's largest ice cap Vatnajökull is a fun and memorable experience.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík
Starting time
at 08:30
Duration
2 days
Ending place
Reykjavík
Languages
English
Difficulty
Moderate
Available
May. - Oct.
Minimum age
8 years old

Description

Join this exciting two-day tour for the chance of exploring the attractions of Iceland's South Coast. You will behold stunning glaciers, vast lava fields, active volcanoes and powerful waterfalls, as you embark on the Arctic adventure of a lifetime.

The stunning Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is one of the highlights of the tour, as well as being one of the most visited sights of the entire country. Belonging to the greater Vatnajökull National Park, the lagoon boasts of an ever-changing scenery of icebergs floating in the freezing water.

The tour will not only let you witness the living phenomena of a glacier but feel it under your very feet, as it includes a hike up the Sólheimajökull glacial tongue. Your expert tour guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment, as you ascend the ice amongst its many sculptures and crevasses.

This tour operates April - Oct, so you will have plenty of daylight to enjoy all the amazing sights that you will visit during this amazing adventure. Accommodation for the night is also provided for, on this immensely popular tour of the South Coast.

You can bring one small piece of luggage on this tour and store larger pieces in Reykjavik for a small fee.

The availability of this tour is limited, so don’t hesitate to reserve your spot now for a chance of beholding all of these unique and natural wonders. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Pick-up & drop-off in Reykjavík
English guide
Accommodation for one night with breakfast in double/twin room with en-suite bathroom
Free Wi-Fi on the bus
Guided glacier hiking tour & gear
Minibus tour for maximum 19 passengers
Space for one piece of hand luggage

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Seljalandsfoss waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland can be walked behind during the summer season.

Day 1 - South Coast Waterfalls & Glacier Hike

After meeting your transportation in Reykjavík, your adventure begins with a visit to the two great waterfalls of the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

You will also be treated to visiting the smaller and lesser-known waterfall Gljúfrabúi hidden in the cave. 

As your journey continues, your drive will take you to the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano that so memorably erupted back in 2010. Its neighbour is Mýrdalsjökull, where you will embark on your glacial hike adventure, up one of its outlet glacial tongues Sólheimajökull.

Next up is Reynisfjara, a black sand beach on which the ocean waves crash with great power. Visible just offshore are the basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar - the rocky remains of two trolls dragging a three-masted ship to shore, according to legend.

At the end of your first day, your accommodation awaits you in the area, and hopefully, be it the season, you will be treated by the Northern Lights appearing in all their colourful glory.

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Day 2
The glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón is the favourite site of many visitors to Iceland.

Day 2 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Skaftafell National park

On your second day, you will be visiting Vík in Mýrdalur, the southernmost village in Iceland, with Mt. Reynisfjall looking over it. 

The park is truly a sight to behold, boasting endless scenic hiking trails, rumbling brooks and stunning waterfalls, surrounded by glorious glaciers and dramatic mountains. 

Then it is time to head to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, the photo opportunity of a lifetime. The icebergs drifting in the lagoon have broken off from Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s over 30 outlet glaciers. Vatnajökull itself is the largest ice-cap in the country and the second largest in all of Europe.

Some of those icebergs wash on shore, at a beach rightly dubbed Diamond Beach, where they sparkle like gemstones in the sun. No visitor to Iceland should miss out on these icy sights. 

You will also stop by Hofskirkja Turf Church and visit stunning river canyon Fjadrargljufur.It is a winding green gorge about a hundred meters deep and nearly two kilometers long. Fjadrargljufur became famous when it featured in a Justin Bieber music video.

As your adventure concludes, you will be taken back to the city of Reykjavík in the afternoon, with your head full of memories and your memory card full of photos. Go ahead and book your Arctic adventure now.

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What to bring

Warm clothes
Good hiking shoes
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 19 which gives a better atmosphere while travelling

If you are a single traveller then a Single Room Supplement of 7.500 ISK is mandatory.

Only small carry-on luggage such as backpacks are possible. You can store larger luggage in Reykjavik for a small fee.

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 and refund the price difference. We reserve the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.

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