2 Day Jokulsarlon Tour | Glacier Hike, Boat Trip, Black Beach & South Coast Waterfalls

Going on a glacier hike is the best way to grasp the power of a glacier in Iceland.
White icebergs contrast black sand sharply on the wonder known as the Diamond Beach on the South Coast of Iceland.
The South Coast sun breaks through the icebergs at the Diamond Beach in Iceland.
Each iceberg on the Diamond Beach has a different shape than the next.
The Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a sight you must see to behold when travelling to Iceland.
The waterfall Skógafoss has a drop of 60 metres and often produces a rainbow where it rests on the South Coast of Iceland.

Join this exploration of Iceland’s South Coast and discover its stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes and waterfalls. This two-day tour is perfect for anyone looking to see the finest natural marvels Iceland has to offer.

During this two-day adventure, you will embark on a boat ride of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and visit the Diamond Beach which is bejewelled with melting icebergs year round.

You will also ascend a glacier tongue on a guided hike, feeling the power of the ice cap under your feet and enjoying the sceneries of a frozen wonderland of vast ice expenses.

Get ready to catch a glimpse of Iceland’s wildlife, as puffins nest in the hills of Reynisfjall, and curious seals swim around the icebergs of Jökulsárlón.

This tour is extremely popular so reserve your spot now to not miss out on this incredible opportunity. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: . - Oct.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Gljufrabui, Foss a Síðu, South Coast, Kvernufoss
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

  • Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik

  • Minibus tour for maximum 15 passengers

  • Guided glacier hiking tour & gear

  • Accommodation for one night with breakfast

  • Boat tour on a glacier lagoon

  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus

  • English guide

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm, wind & waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes (available for rental upon request)

  • 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 15 which gives a better atmosphere while travelling

A Single Room supplement of 7.500 ISK is mandatory for single travleres.

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 or make a partial refund.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - South Coast Waterfalls, Black Beach Marvels & Glacier Hike

Puffins make their nests in the hills of Reynisfjall on the South Coast of Iceland.

Setting out from Reykjavík City, you will begin your tour by visiting the various waterfalls of Iceland's South Coast.

First up are Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, two of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland, both boasting drops of more than 60 metres (197 feet). You will then have the additional pleasure of visiting their smaller and lesser-known counterparts Gljúfrabúi, Kvernufoss and Írafoss, true hidden gems of the area.

After a quick lunch stop, get ready to embark on your glacier adventure, as you drive past the volcanic Eyjafjallajökull ice cap. Remember to ask your tour guide all about the colossal eruption back in 2010, when ash clouds halted air traffic all over Europe.

Then it is on to Mýrdallsjökull, a neighbour of Eyjafjallajökull that covers the famous and active volcano Katla. Gear up and get ready to ascend one of the glacial tongues called Sólheimajökull, where your guide will lead you on a thrilling glacier hike of frozen wonders.

After descending the glacier, it is on to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach nestling under Mt. Reynisfjall which is seasonal home to countless puffins that dive from its cliffs out to sea. Just offshore rest the eerie sea stacks Reynisdrangar, said to have been trolls that turned to stone.

Your accommodation awaits in Seljaland, a beautiful area close to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. You are, of course, free to visit the waterfall once more before turning in for the night.

Day 2 - Jokulsarlan Glacier Lagoon w. Boat Ride & Skaftafell National Park

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland offers visual delights that are never the same.

Today, get ready to take a closer look at the glacial wonders of the South Coast. After stopping in the village of Vík, you will head east, where you’ll visit the waterfall Foss á Síðu. Then, it is on to Skaftafell nature reserve for lunch.

Central to this vast and dazzling preservation area is Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest ice cap in Iceland and the second largest in all of Europe. One of its outlet glaciers, Breiðamerkurjökull, leads into Jökulsár glacial lagoon, one of the most visited sights of the entire country and the location for your next adventure.

Jump aboard a boat and take a ride on the lagoon itself, where you will glide past the ever-changing scenery of icebergs floating in the freezing waters. Seals also reside within the lake, so keep a look-out for one of these curious creatures, as they pop their heads above the surface to catch a glimpse of these odd visitors to their home.

The icebergs of the lagoon either float out to sea or gather at the nearby Diamond Beach, where you can observe them glistening in the summer sun.

After two days of incredible sights and adventurous exploits, your transportation will take you back to Reykjavík City in the evening. 

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