3 Day Jokulsarlon Tour | Boat Ride, Golden Circle, South Coast & Glacier Hike

Behold the best of which Iceland has to offer on this extensive tour of the South Coast and the Golden Circle, where you’ll witness lava fields, rift valleys, volcanoes, mighty rivers, powerful waterfalls, grand glaciers and the world-famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is a tour not to be missed by anyone looking to experience the vast array of Iceland’s wonders in only three days.

The ever-popular Golden Circle route encompasses the National Park, continental rift valley and UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir; the spouting geysers in Haukadalur at the Geysir Geothermal Valley; the king of all waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss; and the additional treat of visiting the ancient volcanic crater lake Kerið.

Once your adventure reaches its second day, prepare to behold the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast. Its many magnificent waterfalls are sure to amaze, as well as the black pebble beach Reynisfjara and the one and only Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon—one of the most sought-after attractions in the country—where icebergs gather to float in a still lake inhabited by seals.

One of the many highlights of the tour is a boat ride of the lagoon itself, where you can get up close and personal with the massive bergs. Another adventure included is an exhilarating glacier hike on top of Sólheimajökull’s blue ice sheet. The scenery from the top is indescribable, so remember to pack your camera for all the exceptional photo opportunities.

You’ll spend two nights in a comfortable local accommodation. This is a minibus tour for no more than 15 passengers, which makes the trip all the more personal and enjoyable.

This is a very popular tour, so reserve your spot now as to not miss out on this incredible opportunity, to witness the wonders of two of Iceland’s most traversed routes. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Skaftafell, Vík í Mýrdal, Kerið, Reynisdrangar, Foss a Síðu
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

Included:
  • Professional English speaking guide

  • Minibus tour for maximum 15 passengers

  • Guided blue ice hiking tour with all necessary safety equipment supplied

  • Accommodation for 2 nights incl. breakfast in a cozy guesthouse in double rooms with shared bathrooms

  • Boat tour on a glacier lagoon

  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus

  • Entrance fee for Kerid Volcanic Crater

  • Lunch and dinner


What to bring:
  • Warm, wind & waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Glacier Hike. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent.

  • 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 15.000 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 - The Golden Circle with Kerid Volcanic Crater Lake


3 Day Jokulsarlon Tour | Boat Ride, Golden Circle, South Coast & Glacier Hike


After getting picked up from Reykjavík City in the morning, you will be whisked away to Iceland’s primary attractions belonging to the Golden Circle route.

First up is the historically and geographically fascinating valley of Þingvellir. This National Park was the site at which Vikings and chieftains of old would gather to declare the law and settle their bloodiest feuds. The park is also located on the continental divide of the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates, creating stunning and clearly visible cracks and fissures between two worlds.

Up next is a trip to Haukadalur geothermal valley, where the mighty geysers Geysir (the very namesake of the phenomenon) and Strokkur (still active and puts on a display every few minutes) call their home amongst bubbling hot pools.

Then, it is on to what granted the Golden Circle its name, the mighty waterfall Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, a dazzling display of unharnessed power plunging down two tiers into a deep gorge. The day concludes with a visit to the crater lake Kerið, where azure water contrasts with different shades of red inside a dormant volcano.

Come nightfall; your minibus will make its way to the start of the South Coast, where you’ll stay in a local accommodation close to the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.


Day 2 - South Coast, Waterfalls and Glacier Hike


3 Day Jokulsarlon Tour | Boat Ride, Golden Circle, South Coast & Glacier Hike


Welcome to the South Coast. You’ll start by visiting the two greatest waterfalls of the area, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Both have a cascade of 60 metres, and their raw power is something incredible to behold.

You’ll also get to visit the lesser known, but equally alluring, waterfalls of Gljúfrabúi, Kvernufoss and Írafoss. After seeing no less than five waterfalls in one morning, there will be a lunch stop in a charming local village, where the scenery at hand includes the volcanic ice cap Eyjafjallajökull, that last erupted in 2010, infamously putting a halt to international air travels.

Another glacier looming over the area is Mýrdalsjökull, where you will embark on the adventure of hiking across one of its outlet glaciers, Sólheimajökull. There's no better way of grasping a glacier's power than by walking on its icy surface. Your experienced guide will provide you with all the equipment necessary, such as ice crampons and a helmet. The scenery from the top is out of this world, and the air incredibly crisp and restorative.

As you arrive back with both feet on the ground, your journey continues as the bus will take you to the coastal village Vík and its black pebble beach Reynisfjara. Mt. Reynisfjall towers over the beach, seasonal home to nesting puffins. The eerie sea stacks Reynisdrangar nest just offshore, steadfast against the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Come nightfall; you will return to your South Coast accommodation to rest for the last day ahead.


Day 3 - The Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National Park


3 Day Jokulsarlon Tour | Boat Ride, Golden Circle, South Coast & Glacier Hike


On the third and final day, you will make a quick stop in the village of Vík, before heading further along the coastline, reaching the stunning Skaftafell Nature Reserve. The area is part of the greater Vatnajökull National Park, home to the largest ice cap in Europe, as well as countless scenic hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls.

After visiting the waterfall Foss á Síðu and enjoying lunch, your destination is set for Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This incredible site consists of large chunks of ice, broken off of Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, that gather to float in still, azure waters.

Some of these icebergs wash up on shore, on a strip of black sand known as the Diamond Beach. A boat ride in the lagoon is included, where you will venture so close to the icebergs that you can almost touch them. Remember also to look out for the residents of the water, the adorable and curious seals.

After all of these icy adventures, it is time to head to the city lights of Reykjavík, where you can take in the sceneries en route one more time, with wonderful new memories to bring back with you. Book this adventure now for the ultimate Iceland journey. 


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