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Small-group Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) Day Trip from Reykjavík

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Overview
- Discover “The Crown Jewel of Iceland,” Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, an area of stunning icebergs, glaciers, mountains, ocean and black sand beach. 
- Walk among icebergs on so-called "Crystal" or "Diamond" beach - very often there are plenty of icebergs washed offshore, a perfect photo opportunity for everyone!
- Walk behind one of the most wonderful waterfalls in Iceland - Seljalandsfoss!
- Make a stop at the southernmost village of Iceland - Vík and admire the sea stacks by the beach.
- Admire this unique "feather" canyon Fjadrargljufur.
- Visit old turf church at Hof and feel like in a hobbit time.
- You will visit Svinafellsjokull glacier tongue from up close (you won't go on it), where you will be privy to incredible views over the surrounding area, as well as gain valuable insight into this country’s fascinating geological makeup.

And all in the comfort of a small group.  

So don’t delay any longer. Hurry now and secure your seats on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Highlights
  • Explore Jokulsarlon and just a few other attractions in one full day
  • Spend more time at Jokulsarlon than most tours
  • See the icebergs and volcanic beaches in the area
  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from Reykjavik
What to Expect
Your trip begins with pickup from designated bus stops and hotels in Reykjavik. Hop aboard your tour vehicle, meet your guide and small group and begin the journey toward Vik, a charming seafront village under the shadow of Myrdalsjokull glacier. See the village and basalt sea stacks. Continue toward Jokulsarlon, passing lava fields and black sand deserts. Upon arrival, visit Diamond and Crystal Beaches, where icebergs wash up during certain tidal conditions. Then, head back west toward Reykjavik, and stop at the Svinafellsjokull glacier tongue. During the journey back to the capital, stop at Fjadrargljufur canyon, a turf church, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Your guide keeps an eye out for northern lights on the return journey. Arrive back in Reykjavik and finish your tour with a drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If you have not found your hotel in the drop-down menu, then it is most likely located in the restricted area where we aren't allowed to drive. Please find your hotel below and meet us at it's designated bus stop. Thank you for understanding.

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Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall:
- Chez Monique
- Embassy Luxury Apartments
- Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
- Kvosin Hotel
- 3 Sisters Guesthouse
- Black Pearl
- Central Apartments
- Centerhotel Plaza
- City Center Hotel
- Exeter Hotel
- Gallery Central Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Álfhóll
- Guesthouse Butterfly
- Hotel Hilda
- Hotel Metropolitan
- House Of Spirits
- Konsulat Hotel
- Ocean Comfort Apartments
- Lighthouse Apartments
- Planet Apartments
- Radisson Blu Hotel 1919
- Reykjavik Downtown Hostel

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Bus stop 2 – Tjörnin – The Pond:
- Ambassade Apartments
- Castle House Luxury Apartments
- Central Guesthouse
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1

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Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata:
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Apotek Hotel
- Centric Guesthouse
- Hotel Borg
- Konsulat Hotel Curio

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Bus stop 5 – Harpa:
- Centerhotel Arnarhvoll

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Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House:

NOTE: Bus stop 6 is closed due to construction until the end of August 2019. Please go to Bus stop 14 – Skúlagata until then.
- 101 Hótel
- Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14
- Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a
- Apartment K – Skólastræti 1
- Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4
- Centerhotel Þingholt
- Loft Hostel
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5

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Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja:
- Eric The Red Guesthouse
- Forsæla Apartments
- Gest Inn
- Guesthouse Aurora
- Hostel B47
- Hotel Leifur Eiríksson
- Hotel Óðinsvé
- Inga’s New Guest Apartments
- Loki 101 Guesthouse
- Mengi Apartments
- Our House Guesthouse
- SUNNA Guesthouse
- Villa Guesthouse

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Bus stop 9 – Snorrabraut:
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
- Skuggi hotel

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Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur:
- 100 Iceland Hotel
- 101 Guesthouse
- 4th Floor Hotel
- Alda Hotel Reykjavik
- Alfred’s Apartments
- Alfred’s Studios
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 74
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86
- City Comfort Apartments
- Guesthouse Von
- Heida’s Home
- Hlemmur Apartments
- Hlemmur Square
- OK Hotel
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85

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Bus stop 11 – Austurbær:
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
- Guesthouse Snorri
- Reykjavik Hostel Village
- Stay Apartments Grettisgata

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Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg:
- Storm Hotel
- Fosshótel Reykjavík
- Tower Suites

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Bus stop 13 – Miðgarður:
- Centerhotel Miðgarður

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Bus stop 14 - Skúlagata (corner of Skúlagata / Klappastígur)
- 101 Skuggi Guesthouse
- 41 – A Townhouse Hotel
- Apartment 37
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 46
- Apartment K – Lindargata 60
- Apartments Aurora
- Black Tower
- Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre
- Centerhotel Klöpp
- Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
- Domus Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Óðinn
- Guesthouse Thor
- Guesthouse Turninn
- Gray Tower
- Hótel Frón
- Ísland Apartments
- Ion City Hotel
- Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments
- Reykjavik Residence Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Suites
- Room With A View
- Rey Apartments
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Sandhotel
- The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments

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BSÍ:
- 27Soley
- Hótel Holt
- Guesthouse Anna
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46
- Guesthouse Galtafell
- Guesthouse Lena
- Travel Inn

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Ports
Reykjavik harbor - Skarfabakki
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional Local Driver-guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops & hotels
  • Small-group tour (tour operated exclusively on minibuses)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sturdy, warm, waterproof shoes, as well as warm rain and windproof outdoor clothing, is recommended. For the best comfort, we recommend bringing mittens and a hat even during the summer season.
  • Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing landscape! The glacier lagoon is worth the long trip. Our guide (gummy) was great. Very knowledgable about his country and spoke perfect english. As others have stated, it's a very long day, but the landscape is unlike anything else I've seen so it made...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jay T
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey there Jay, Thank you so much for this kind review! Yes, the Glacier Lagoon tour is definitely a long-day but worth it overall! We're so glad that you felt that way too :D Yours Kindly, The Gateway Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me begin by saying that this is a LONG tour. It's listed as 14 hours, but in reality, it's even longer. Fabulous way to see a ton of things if you don't have much time in Iceland. Gummi was the best guide we've ever...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KVM0716
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey there! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We will pass your job recommendation on to Gummi. Maybe you'll hear him on 'Frozen Planet' in a few years time! :) Yes, the tour is usually 14-hours but can sometimes be longer or shorter...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Glacier Lagoon tour last week and had Ian for our guide, who is from Scotland but retired to Iceland. I think if we had a different guide, this experience would have been much better. We were told our pickup time was 7:30am,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisa G
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Lisa, We are extremely disappointed to read this review, and also quite surprised. If you read other reviews which mention Ian, they are always positive. We are most certainly going to speak to Ian regarding this, and on behalf of Gateway to Iceland,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined the trip on September 6, 2019, Mr Trond was the captain and tour guide of this tour, he did an excellent job and care about all the people in the group, we visited lot of places, and also we have enough time for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bccheung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful tour with Gummi as our guide. He had a relaxed attitude and allowed plenty of opportunities and time for photos and gave an excellent commentary with interesting anecdotes as we drove along. It is a long day with much driving, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FredaMary
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Gateway to Iceland - is your best contact, their tours (3) were amazing and I was pickup at a stop only 3 minutes from my hotel in Reykjavik. Enjoy!
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