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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.

Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

2. Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Explore breathtaking ice formations and glacier mills on this guided tour in Skaftafell. Marvel at a naturally-formed, blue ice cave and learn how glaciers are formed. A professional hiking guide will take you to the base of Falljökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap, and lead you up to the cave. On a clear day, be sure to look out for Hvannadalshnúkur in the distance.

From Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

3. 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

4. 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 6-8 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 15 minutes to the glacier - explore the glacier for approximately 2 hours (6-8 km 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. Important: When you book the glacier walk you should be in good health and able to walk 6-8 km in different types of weather. We operate in any type of weather (rain, wind, cold) so please dress appropriately. If you don't think walking 6-8 km on a glacier is something for you, please request a refund at least 24 hours before the tour. It is not possible to receive a refund if you cancel on the same day of the tour, or if you cancel mid-tour. Please read the description carefully, it is your responsibility to know your capacity and limits.

From Jökulsárlón: Ice Cave and Glacier Exploration Tour

5. 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 an informational briefing before you step foot on the glacier. Spend around 5 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 4-6 kilometers (depending on the group). Admire to 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

6. 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.

From Reykjavík: 6-Day Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

7. From Reykjavík: 6-Day Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

Day 1 Begin with a Reykjavík pickup before heading to UNESCO site Þingvellir NP, which features a dramatic rift valley and rich Icelandic history. Continue to the Geysir geothermal area, where powerful geysers amaze with eruptions, including the scalding Strokkur geyser. Marvel at the iconic Gullfoss waterfall before a picturesque lunch. Proceed to the enchanting Seljalandsfoss and the towering Skógafoss waterfalls. Explore Reynisfjara's black sand beach with its basalt columns before ending the day at your South Coast hotel. Day 2 After breakfast, embark on another day of adventure. Explore the coastal village of Vík, famous for its black sand shores and dramatic landscapes. The day's highlight is the mystical Katla Ice Cave (incl. in Deluxe Tour). hidden beneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, with stunning frozen formations. Following the ice cave, have lunch in Vík before heading to the magnificent Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, known for its geological wonder. Continue eastward to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon with colossal icebergs, and the nearby Diamond Beach, where ice fragments juxtapose the ebony sands magically. Finally, you will reach Höfn, where you will check in to your hotel. Day 3 Begin the day with breakfast. Explore the charming fishing village of Djúpivogur, known for its picturesque harbor. Next, have lunch in Egilsstaðir. In summer, your journey then takes you to Borgarfjörður Eystri, renowned for its puffin colonies. Witness these endearing seabirds in their natural habitat. In the winter, you'll explore fishing villages in East Iceland. In the afternoon, soak in Vök Geothermal Baths (incl. in Deluxe Tour). Finally, check in to a hotel in Egilsstaðir. Day 4 After breakfast, continue your journey. Begin the day at Stuðlagil Canyon, famous for its stunning basalt columns and the blue glacial river. Next, reach Europe's mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss, and experience its thunderous power as water plunges into the canyon. Explore the surreal Námaskarð geothermal area with its bubbling mud pots. Visit Dimmuborgir, a mystical lava field, explore Skútustaðagígar, and don't miss Goðafoss Waterfall, In the afternoon check in at a hotel in Akureyri. Day 5 Start your day with breakfast, and then join a whale watching tour (incl. in Deluxe Tour). Enjoy a lunch in the city. Continue to Borgarvirki, an ancient volcanic plug once used as a fortress during Iceland's Viking Age. Next, head to Hvítserkur, a rock formation emerging from the sea. Proceed to Kolugljúfur, a canyon named after the giantess Kola. Finally, check-in to your hotel in Laugarbakki. Day 6 After breakfast, drive to Grábrók, a famous volcanic and take a hike to the top. Continue to Hraunfossar waterfalls, cascading through lava fields. Visit a traditional Icelandic horse farm to experience the charm and cultural significance of Icelandic horses. Stop at Deildartunguhver, Europe's mightiest hot spring. Lastly, drive back to Reykjavik, marking the end of the tour.

Private Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach Tour

8. Private Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach Tour

This day trip from Reykjavik takes you along the entire south of Iceland and the tour takes roughly 15 hours to complete. Some of the most scenic locations in Iceland can be found on this route so doing a private tour with some added flexibility is a great option. There is a fair amount of driving involved but the journey itself is more than worth it. Travelling on the Ring Road from Reykjavik we go through some of the most scenic areas on the south coast of Iceland, including the Eldhraun Lava Field, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Skógafoss Waterfall, Vík village, Skaftafell and Öræfajökull, highest mountain in Iceland and countless others. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Vatnajökull National Park stands out like a massive jewel forged with ice and fire and is an absolutely mind blowing experience. It is everchanging with the drift ice coming from the glacier and in fact growing every year so never quite the same. We offer the option to take the amphibian boat trip out among the white and blue icebergs spotting new shapes at every turn and the heads of seals chasing fish into the sweet water. And do not forget to check out the Diamond Beach at the mouth of the short glacial river where crumbling bits of transparent ice sparkle in the black volcanic sand. Please be aware that there are numerous natural treasures along this route, and we may not have time to explore them all. Since this is a private tour, rely on your driver to suggest the most appealing destinations, and they will assist you in crafting an exceptional itinerary for the day.

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Fantastic trip! Matt10 is a brilliant guide. Despite the strong wind, the entire journey took place safely and in a pleasant atmosphere. Professional approach to work, full of funny stories, great knowledge about the island. Thank you Matt10! Artur, our driver, also did well on MEDSL. He drove safely and calmly in difficult weather conditions. I recommend the trip!

We had an amazing tour. The transportation was as smooth as possible given the rough road. The jeeps were equipped with huge tires. We traveled with a group of 6 adults and 3 kids 9 and 10 years old. The whole experience was great, we didn't feel rushed, we had plenty of time to take pictures. The guide was knowledgeable, funny and kind. Definitely recommend!

Breathtakingly beautiful, exciting, educational, and humbling is how I would describe this tour! Our guides, Javier and Marcos, are absolutely wonderful! They are personable, knowledgeable, and truly excited about what they do and sharing it with others. Thanks, guys! One of the best experiences of my life!

Amazing ice cave and excellent guide, our guide Eager (hope the spelling is correct) is super professional and helpful, and great photographer, I believe it is the best ice caving tour.

Our guide, Javier, was fantastic! You could feel his passion for the glacier. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the tour and wish we could repeat it every day!