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Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Guided Trip

1. Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Guided Trip

Explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a full-day sightseeing tour by bus. Go to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon outlet of the largest glacier in Europe, leaning about its history and formation from your local guide. Following a pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to the southern coast and the dramatic Glacier Lagoon. Enjoy plenty of time to see the floating icebergs and enjoy the stunning scenery. During the season, make sure to reserve your ticket to the boat cruise on the Jökulsárlón and experience the unique Glacier Lagoon spectacle up close. When you prebook, your place is guaranteed. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is Iceland’s largest and deepest glacier lagoon. It branches from Breidamerkurjokull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Return to Reykjavik, stopping at the gorgeous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. You will visit the Diamond beach with black sand, and there will be an additional stop in Iceland's southernmost village at Vík for dinner.

From Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

2. From Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

Your journey will begin by meeting your driver guide and the biggest custom-made super jeeps in Iceland! We depart from the Glacier Lagoon and drive for about thirty minutes or as close as possible to Breiðamerkurjökull, the glacial tongue that extends from southern Vatnajökull. During the journey, your guide will explain how ice caves form. They will also share information about the glaciers, volcanoes, and the culture of this area. After arriving, walk for about twenty minutes (1,5 km) until you reach the glacier and the cave’s entry. Before you enter the cave, your guide will go over some safety issues and provide you with helmets and crampons if conditions require them. As Ice Caves are completely natural and change very quickly, nature dictates which caves you are able to access. As the glacier and the caves are in constant change, the conditions for each tour can vary. Keep in mind that from season to season (even within the season), the ice caves change, old ones disappear, and new ones form.

Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Guided Hiking Tour

3. Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Guided Hiking Tour

On the Ice Exploration tour, you will spend around 2 hours hiking on Breiðamerkurjökull with one of our experienced guides. The glacier in question is an outlet glacier of the more prominent Vatnajökull and is best known for being the glacier overlooking the Glacier Lagoon. On the tour, your guide will share their knowledge of how the glacier forms, and how the constant change in glaciers affects the area and the glaciers themselves. On this tour, you will be able to experience the spectacular scenery on the ever-changing glacier, not only in the winter but during the summer months in Iceland. The tour is rated medium in terms of difficulty and you will be walking a total distance of about 6-10 km (depending on the group) on various terrains. You will be equipped with crampons, a helmet, and a safety harness. The guide will introduce you to the safety equipment and ensure that you are prepared before the journey begins. Once we hit the ice you will not only be amazed by the beauty but also mesmerized by the sound as the ice beneath your feet crunches. - meeting time is 30 min before departure at the glacier lagoon - we gear you up before the tour - we drive 30 minutes in our super jeep as close as possible to the glacier - walk 20 minutes to the glacier - explore the glacier for approximately 2 hours (6-10km depending on each group) It is highly advisable to take a camera, or at least a phone to capture the amazing moments because it will not be long before the glacial formations change or even disappear as they normally do.

From Jökulsárlón: Ice Cave and Glacier Exploration Tour

4. From Jökulsárlón: Ice Cave and Glacier Exploration Tour

Feel the thrill of riding in a custom-made super-jeep on this guided tour from Jökulsárlón. Discover some of Iceland’s most beautiful natural treasures with this winter wonderland hike on the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier with high-quality helmets, harnesses, and crampons. Meet your guide at the Glacier Lagoon Cafe in Jökulsárlón and hop aboard a big white super-jeep to being your glacier adventure. Relax on the scenic transfer to Breiðamerkurjökull, which overlooks the Glacier lagoon and is the glacier outlet of the larger and better-known Vatnajökull. Be introduced to all the safety equipment necessary for the tour and listen to a informational briefing before you step foot on the glacier. Spend 5-6 hours uncovering the glacier's breathtaking landscapes with an experienced guide. See crevasses, moulins, and deep ice caves, as your guide shares their local knowledge of the area and Icelandic culture. Tackle medium to hard terrain over a distance of 6-10 kilometers. Admire l see different compositions of the glacier and visit to the season’s biggest ice cave. Bring your camera to capture incredible shots of features that are constantly melting and reforming into fantastical formations. Return to your meeting point in Jökulsárlón with unforgettable memories at the end of your tour.

South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

5. South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

You adventure begins with you being picked up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the south. Your first stop will be the almighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall, bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. Following this, you will progress onward to the Skógafoss waterfall. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. You will then reach a blue ice cave, where you will have the opportunity to hike through this natural phenomenon Following the ice cave, you will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting your highly trained glacier guides you will hike on the ice for 1.5 hours, a truly spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingly rare natural phenomena. In the evening you will arrive at your hotel in the southeast, where you will have dinner before meeting your guide for further information about the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear and the forecast is good your guide will find a good spot to hunt the famous Aurora Borealis. You will then visit a black sand beach, home to many types of Iceland birds and other wildlife, before retiring back to your accommodation for the night. Day 2 will begin with a venture to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a 200m deep glacial lagoon fed by Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier. You will be able to witness icebergs floating from this glacier lagoon out into the Atlantic Ocean where they are quickly thrown back to shore by the tide and winds. This black sand beach is full of smaller ice rocks in all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds in the daylight. The ice itself comes in all shades of white and blue forming beautiful contrasts. Your day will conclude with your return to Reykjavík.

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4.7 / 5

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Fantastic day. The glacier and the diamond beach were definitely a favorite - insane views. Long day but so worth it. Beggi (?) the tour guide was great and so full of history and interesting. Lucas the driver was fantastic. Overall fantastic day and the best tour we've had here in Iceland. Plenty of stops for food / scenery - 10/10

It was amazing with bekki and the driver, stopped at lots of great places, really interesting facts about Iceland with a bit of humour, would highly recommend one of our best days in Iceland. Very smooth travelling considering how far you go and got a lot out of the day for the price

We had a great day with fantastic weather, breathtaking scenery and a great team of guides and drivers. It was a long day full of impressions that were worth every single cent. Absolutely clear recommendation!

Incredibly memorable tour. Alex our guide was fantastic- skilfully and safely transported us to the glacier and was very knowledgable. He was happy to take lots of photos for us. Would definitely recommend!

Great day, Lucas (driver) and Joanna (guide) were brilliant. It was a long day, but so worth it!