2 Day Jökulsárlon Tour | Glacier Hike, Boat Tour, Black Beach & South Coast waterfalls

Join this exploration along Iceland’s south coast to discover the stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes and waterfalls it holds, on this two-day tour perfect for anyone looking to see the finest of which Iceland’s nature has to offer.

You will embark on a boat ride of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and behold the Diamond Beach on which the icebergs gather to bathe in the sun. You will also ascend a glacier tongue on a guided hike, where you will feel the power of the ice cap from under your feet and enjoy the scenery of a frozen wonderland from above.

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.

Your tour provider will guide you through these and more leading attractions of the greater Skaftafell National Park, on an unforgettable adventure of summer south coast delights.

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: May. - 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 hiking tour & gear

  • Accommodation for one night incl. breakfast

  • Boat tour on a glacier lagoon

  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus

  • English guidance

  • 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 & Glacier Hike

2 Day Jökulsárlon Tour | Glacier Hike, Boat Tour, Black Beach & South Coast waterfalls

Setting out from Reykjavík City, your transportation will begin by taking you to behold the various waterfalls of the south coast.

First up are Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, two of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. You will then have the additional pleasure of visiting their smaller and lesser-known counterparts Gljúfrabúi, Kvernufoss and Írafoss.

After a quick lunch stop, get ready to embark on your glacial adventure, as you will drive past the volcanic Eyjafjallajökull ice cap. Remember to ask your tour guide all about the colossal eruption back in 2010.

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 hike of frozen scenic wonders, as you’ll explore the different crevasses and ice-sculptures found on your trail.

After descending from the glacier, it is on to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach nestling under Mt. Reynisfjall - seasonal home to numerous puffins that dive from its cliffs out to sea.

Your accommodation awaits in Seljaland, a beautiful area that boasts of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, that you are free to visit before turning in for the night.

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

2 Day Jökulsárlon Tour | Glacier Hike, Boat Tour, Black Beach & South Coast waterfalls

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 on east, where you’ll visit the waterfall Foss á Síðu. Then, it is on to Skaftafell National Park 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 for the incredible opportunity of a boat ride in the lagoon itself, where you will glide past the ever-changing scenery of icebergs afloat 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 melting in the summer sun.

After such satisfying couple of days of incredible sights and adventurous exploits, your transportation will take you back to Reykjavík City, arriving there around 21:00 (09:00pm). Don’t hesitate to book this tour now for your unforgettable south coast experience.

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