Small Group Vatnajokull Glacier Hike & Glacier Lagoon Tour From Reykjavik

4.2
Based on 5 traveller reviews

Go hiking on Europe's largest glacier, the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier, and visit the picturistic Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon all in one day!

Your full day south coast adventure tour starts with a pick up from authorized pick up points in Reykjavik. From there you will drive long the popular south shore of the island, all the way to Skaftafell National Park. From Skaftafell, it is about 15 minutes drive to Falljokull Glacier, an outlet glacier of the magnificant Vatnajokull ice cap. There you will go on a senic hike on the glacier where you will be able to admire the stunning mountaineous landscape and panoramic views that surround the area whilst hiking on the county‘s largest glacier. Your certified glacier guide will provide you with all of the necessary glacier gear needed to safely explore all that the glacier has to offer as well as provide you with a safety briefing before you step on to the ice.

After your hike, you will head towards the photogenic Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Upon arrival you can clearly see that the lagoon is riddled with icebergs that float beautifully around the lagoon, and offer breathtaking scenery and of course perfect photo opportunities. Your guide will make sure that you will have enough time at this top attraction to be able to take soe good photos before you start making your way back to the capital where your tour ends.

Go glacier hiking and visit Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of Iceland's most beautiful attractions on this day tour available directly from Reykjavik.  Check availability by choosing a date.

This fantastic tour has a small group guarantee, ensuring a more personalized experience.

If Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is on your bucket list then this is the perfect tour for you. Join us for a full day packed of adventures and beautiful landscapes.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 16 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Shore, South Iceland, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Virkisjökull, Skaftafell
Pickup information:
    Included:
    • Small group guarantee

    • Pick up from Reykjavik with return transfer

    • A short glacier hike on Vatnajokull Glacier

    • All necessary glacier gear needed

    • Visit to the picturistique Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

    • Visit to the picturistique Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

    • Hiking shoes (available to rent for a small fee)

    • Boat ride on the lagoon

    • Food & drinks


    What to bring:
    • Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves, packed lunch and good hiking shoes


    Good to know:

    You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing directly from the operator if you let them know in an advance.

    Warning: Jeans and other cotton fabricated clothing are not acceptable. When cotton gets wet it looses its ability to insulate, gets cold and dries slowly.



    Reviews

    Average rating 4.2 / Number of reviews 5

    The guide Thomos was very knowledgable and helpful. However, due to the distance between the lagoon and Reykjavik, too much time was on the bus.

    Very good adventure

    This tour was amazing!

    Glacier hiking is awesome, but take a second thought before you choosing Arctic adventure (the tour company). We were waiting at the pick up location at 7:30, no one came. After 40 minutes we called the emergency and the reception said they could not find our booking information. And finally turned out their postponed the departure for half an hour. Ok. So we waited another half an hour. Still no one came. We called again. Finally after 1 hour 15 minutes, we saw the guide. No apologies. Even worse, because of the delay, every touristic visit has been shortened: 1 hour visit to the jokulsarlon became 40 min, 20 visit to the beach became 10 min…

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    Guests/Clients are advised that all outdoor activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and activities carry an inherent risk and Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your tour. Depending on your chosen trip you may be requested by Arctic Adventures or its partners to sign an additional liability release on location prior to certain excursions. 

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    You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 


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