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From Reykjavik: Glacier Lagoon Small Group Tour

From Reykjavik: Glacier Lagoon Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Gateway to Iceland (GTIce)

From US$ 151.95 per person

Explore Iceland’s south coast on a guided tour from Reykjavik. Visit Europe’s largest glacier, Jökulsárlón, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall with insightful commentary from your guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels and/or designated bus stops (in case the hotel is located in the restricted area). We will contact you by email to arrange your specific pickup location in case we aren't allowed to pick you up from your accommodation. Please be ready outside your pickup location by 7:30AM, as you will be picked up between 7:30AM-8:00AM depending on the pickup list order and traffic. Please have your phone on and ready to receive a phone call during the pickup time if needed. Make sure you board a minibus saying Gateway to Iceland, and not with any other company.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get blown away by the beauty of the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Walk among icebergs on the so-called "Crystal" or "Diamond" Beach
  • Walk behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Admire this unique "feather" canyon Fjadrargljufur
  • Visit the old turf church at Hof and feel like a Hobbit
Full description

Tour Iceland's southern coast and see natural wonders, including Jökulsárlón and the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Learn about the area from your guide as you visit quaint villages and black sand beaches.

Begin with a visit to the 60-meter-high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a must-see attraction for trips down the coast. Then, stop at the southernmost village of Iceland, Vík í Mýrdal before riding east. Watch the scenery transform from lush farmlands to darkened plains and black deserts.

If the conditions allow, pay a visit to the stunning river canyon of Fjadrargljufur. Finally, arrive at Jökulsárlón, and be struck by its ethereal ambiance and glittering icebergs. Keep an eye out for curious seals and dive-bombing Arctic Skuas.

Walk between the icebergs on the “Diamond” Beach, known for its black sand near the glacier lagoon. On the way back, stop to see an old turf church and note its striking resemblance to "hobbit holes." Learn more about this and the region from your guide.

Includes
  • Professional and local driver/guide
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Pickup and drop off from designated bus stops and hotels
  • Small-group tour (operated exclusively on minibuses with a maximum of 19 passengers)
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase during stops)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from hotels and/or designated bus stops (in case the hotel is located in the restricted area)
  • Pickup is also available from suburbs of Reykjavik or a cruise ship port in Reykjavik
  • Pickup time is 7:30AM-8:00AM, with a tour duration of around 14 hours
  • There is a minimum of 4 participants to operate this tour
  • Warm, windproof and waterproof clothes and outdoor shoes are highly recommended
  • It is required by Icelandic law to have child seats/boosters (as some families already travel with their own, it is kindly asked of you to notify the tour by email/phone in case you would like the tour to provide you one for the tour)
  • There is minimum of 4 participants required to operate this tour (in the event the minimum isn't reached, you will be offered an alternative departure or a full refund)
  • The company reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of the clients
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very nice excursion on the South coast with many stopping points and a guide open to requests. The trip is still relatively long but it is worth it. Of course, you shouldn't be afraid to go on the road. As an option, we were able to navigate the Loggon de Jokurlasson and marvel at the icebergs.

July 27, 2022

Fantastic experience. I highly recommend this over the golden circle tour. Gummi is the best guide and driver out there and is super experienced. He is also very kind and told us many stories. He brought us to some locations which are not present on the map, away from the more touristy spots. Highly recommended!

May 28, 2022

amazing tour The sights we visited, especially the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach were incredibly beautiful. We also learned a lot about Iceland from Gummi our tour guide. He was a good driver and we felt safe at all times. At the Glacier Lagoon we had time for a boat ride that we had to pay for extra. It was a unique experience and I would strongly recommend doing that. Definitely would recommend this tour!!!

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May 14, 2022

Product ID: 230817