Jokulsarlon Day Tour
Travel in Luxury SUV following the picturesque southern coastline passing the villages of Selfoss, Vik, and Kirkjubaejarklaustur as well as Skogafoss, a mighty and much-photographed waterfall on the south coast.
Continue through the vast desert of Skeidararsandur, an area which can be prone to sandstorms. Many of Iceland‘s biggest glacial rivers run into the Atlantic Ocean off the south shore, and each year they carry millions of tons of black volcanic sand, constantly altering the shape of the coastline and creating vast black deserts. Just before reaching the lagoon, the drive passes Oraefajokull glacier, home to Iceland‘s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur, at 2119 m.
Jokulsarlon is a stunning glacial lagoon that is constantly changing as the massive glacier tongue retreats. Icebergs of all shapes, sizes and in many hues of blue, turquoise and white, break off from the glacier and float around the lagoon.
You will have time to walk the shores of the lagoon to admire the surreal shapes and take time to photograph the lagoon‘s wonderful, mirror-like reflections. For an even closer view, you can go on a cruise aboard an amphibious vessel and sail amongst the oddly-shaped ice formations.
Jokulsarlon is a natural wonder that has to be seen to be believed. This may be one of the longest day tours from Reykjavik but it is also one of the most highly recommended.
Note that the itinerary is subject to weather and road conditions. Warm clothes and sturdy shoes are recommended as the terrain can be rough underfoot.
Jokulsarlon day tour highlights:
Skaftafell national park
Volcanic sandy beach
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Boat ride on the lagoon is optional for an additional price
Vatnajokull and Oraefajokull glaciers
The comfortable way to travel
This tour lasts 11 to 13 hours. Free pick-up from your hotel in the capital area begins at 8:00
The tour runs upon request every day of the year. Min. 4 passengers, 2 on Saturdays from 1 April to 30 October
Extras: Boats on the glacier lagoon are available between 15. May to 30. September.
We offer private tours for fewer passengers
- Pick-up from and return to your accommodation in Reykjavik
- All safety gear (helmets, harness, etc.)
- Small refreshments (soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets)
- Experienced guides