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Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Guided Hiking Tour

1. Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Guided Hiking Tour

On the Ice Exploration tour, you will spend around 2 hours hiking on Breiðamerkurjökull with one of our experienced guides. The glacier in question is an outlet glacier of the more prominent Vatnajökull and is best known for being the glacier overlooking the Glacier Lagoon. On the tour, your guide will share their knowledge of how the glacier forms, and how the constant change in glaciers affects the area and the glaciers themselves. On this tour, you will be able to experience the spectacular scenery on the ever-changing glacier, not only in the winter but during the summer months in Iceland. The tour is rated medium in terms of difficulty and you will be walking a total distance of about 6-10 km (depending on the group) on various terrains. You will be equipped with crampons, a helmet, and a safety harness. The guide will introduce you to the safety equipment and ensure that you are prepared before the journey begins. Once we hit the ice you will not only be amazed by the beauty but also mesmerized by the sound as the ice beneath your feet crunches. - meeting time is 30 min before departure at the glacier lagoon - we gear you up before the tour - we drive 30 minutes in our super jeep as close as possible to the glacier - walk 20 minutes to the glacier - explore the glacier for approximately 2 hours (6-10km depending on each group) It is highly advisable to take a camera, or at least a phone to capture the amazing moments because it will not be long before the glacial formations change or even disappear as they normally do.

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

2. Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Embark on a small-group tour of Vatnajökull glacier and benefit from an intimate experience with a maximum of 8 participants. After meeting your guide at the meeting point in Skaftatell Airport, get geared up and prepare for your 20-minute 4x4 drive to the base of the Falljökull outlet glacier. At the base, step onto the glacier and listen to a quick briefing on how to wear your ice crampons. Then, it's time to begin your glacier hike. Follow your experienced guide through stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and crystal-clear blue pools. Spend up to 120 minutes exploring the unique landscape of the glacier. Witness breathtaking views, listen to interest local anecdotes, and have your photo taken against this stunning natural landscape before heading back to the 4x4. Get dropped off back at the meeting point at the end of your hike.

Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

3. Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

Seize the opportunity to experience one of the stunning blue ice caves within Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. This tour is rated as easy, as the Superjeeps allow participants to get very close to the entrance of the cave without exerting much effort. Head into the more easily accessed ice caves for an encounter with the stunning blue ice and the beautiful views for which Vatnajökull is famous. In the warmer summer months, the glacier melts and forms holes and crevasses. After they freeze, get an up-close look at what nature has created. The winter months are all different and the glacier and caves are constantly evolving, making the sites extra interesting. Each season, the best available cave is chosen for this tour. The tour begins from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Meet your professional glacier guide and climb on board a 4x4 Superjeep to begin the rugged journey towards the glacier. The drive is an experience in and of itself. Once there, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the icy blue caves of Vatnajökull.

From Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

4. From Jökulsárlón: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

Make your own way to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon to experience a natural ice cave from the luxury of a huge custom-made super jeep. Drive for approximately 30-40 minutes to the base of the glacier outlet at Breiðamerkurjökull, where the glacier retreats every year to make every season a unique experience. Pick-up all the necessary security gear to explore the cave in safety using helmets and crampons. Then, enter the cave with a guide who will explain the most important features of the extraordinary phenomenon.

From Jökulsárlón: Crystal Blue Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour

5. From Jökulsárlón: Crystal Blue Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour

Jump onboard a Super Jeep to witness one of the worlds rarest natural phenomenons: a blue Ice Cave. Enjoy this fantastic winter experience in Vatnajökull National Park in Southern Iceland, departing from Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon.  The tour starts at the famous Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon. There you will jump on a Super Jeep that will take you up to the glacier. From there you will be able to walk inside one of the amazing Blue Ice Caves. Standing inside an ancient glacier and witnessing the blue ice all around you is a truly unique experience. This stunning phenomenon is a must see for anyone visiting Iceland during wintertime and one of Iceland's most famous tours.

Vatnajökull: Half-Day Falljökull Glacier Discovery Hike

6. Vatnajökull: Half-Day Falljökull Glacier Discovery Hike

Discover the natural beauty of Iceland on a thrilling hike that takes you through crevices and icefalls of the Falljökull glaciers located inside the Vatnajökull National Park. Meet your guides, hop on the 4X4 Super Jeep, and start your journey through picturesque landscapes and up to the base of Falljökull, one of the outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull ice cap.  Get a unique perspective of the glacier as you drive into the glacier valley. Once inside, you will learn how to use crampons and have a short safety briefing before embarking up onto the ice. Spend the next 3 hours hiking through the stunning icefall, which Falljökull is famous for. Look closely and be amazed by the fascinating features of the ice. Learn about the geology, geography, and history of the local area as you are led to the highest point to marvel at the unforgettable views of the glacier valley. This tour is perfect for those who have been on a glacier before or those who enjoy long hikes, but novices looking for a bit of adventure are also welcomed on the tour.

Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

7. Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

Explore the glacier of Falljökull, an outlet from Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Travel with your guide through the beautiful surrounding area in a modified Land Rover Defender. Climb to the base of Falljökull outlet glacier. At the edge, your guide will show you how to put on the crampons and explain the safety guidelines of hiking on a glacier. After receiving these instructions, your glacier adventure truly begins. Travel safely through the beginning part of the glacier, and then towards the less explored part of the glacier. Discover stunning ice formations in the higher part of the glacier as you are guided through parts fitting both the conditions of the glacier and the group. As you reach the highest point that is safely accessible, take a short lunch break before starting the descend from the glacier. As you reach the edge of the glacier, you will jump back into the Land Rover and drive back to the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center.

Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Discovery Group Tour

8. Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Discovery Group Tour

Meet at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, from where you kick-start your ice cave journey to Iceland's biggest glacier: Vatnajökull. Travel by jeep to get up close to this massive glacier. Make your way through glacial moraines, gravel, and glacial ice. Experience all the beautiful glacial features of different ice caves. Follow your expert guide into the cave and take in the surreal soft blue and glistening ice in the cave. Snap plenty of photos of this other-worldly environment. Get the best adventure possible on the glacier with a local guide who understands the ever-changing nature of the caves, and can fine tune the tour to suit the needs of the day. Know that your guide has scouted for the most picturesque caves. Bask in the splendor of caves ranging from 30-100 meters in length. Visit a spot that changes each season. Hike this natural wonder for 2-3 hours.

From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

9. From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Glacier lagoon in Jokulsarlon in Vatnajökull national park. Experience the raw power of nature that is evident in these stunning landscapes. Admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and perhaps a lesser-known waterfall as well. Get up close to a few glaciers, and see others towering over the coastline. Arrive at glacier lagoon in Jökulsárlón and take an optional boat tour to one of the lagoons along the base of the glacier. Stop at Diamond beach where icebergs bounce like giant diamonds on the waves at the black sand beach.

Jokulsarlon :Exclusive Day Tour of Diamond Beach

10. Jokulsarlon :Exclusive Day Tour of Diamond Beach

Private day tour of Diamond Beach and Jokulsarlon would typically involve visiting the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and its nearby Diamond Beach. You'll admire the spectacular scenery of icebergs floating in the lagoon and the black sand beach which is covered with glittering ice crystals. A knowledgeable guide will provide you with insights into the geology, history, and wildlife of the area. The tour is usually conducted in a comfortable vehicle with a personal driver and guide, ensuring a personalized experience and plenty of opportunities for photographs. Private Day Tour of Diamond Beach & Jokulsarlon is an unforgettable experience that will take you to two of Iceland's most iconic destinations. Private Tour: You will have your own personal guide and vehicle, allowing for a more personalized and flexible experience. You can stop and take photos as many times as you like and enjoy the stunning scenery at your own pace. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon: This is one of Iceland's top natural attractions, where you can see glaciers, icebergs, and seals in their natural habitat. You'll have the opportunity to take a boat ride among the icebergs and marvel at the breathtaking views. Diamond Beach: This black sand beach is located next to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and is named for the sparkling ice diamonds that wash up on the shore. You can walk along the beach and take in the stunning scenery. Vatnajokull Glacier: You will also get to see the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, up close. Your guide will take you to the best viewpoints and share interesting facts about the glacier and its impact on the surrounding area. Small Group Experience: As this is a private tour, you can travel with just your group of family and friends. This means you can avoid the crowds and have a more intimate experience with your loved ones. Overall, this tour offers a unique opportunity to experience Iceland's natural beauty and wonder in a personalized and unforgettable way. The Private Day Tour of Diamond Beach & Jokulsarlon is an exciting adventure that will take you to some of the most stunning natural wonders in Iceland. Here's a detailed itinerary for the tour: Pick-up from your hotel or designated location in Reykjavik Drive towards the south coast of Iceland Stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take a walk behind the waterfall Visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and marvel at the basalt columns and towering cliffs Continue the drive to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Take a boat tour among the icebergs in the lagoon (optional) Visit the Diamond Beach nearby and see the icebergs that have washed up on the shore Return back to Reykjavik, with a stop for dinner (optional) The tour usually lasts for around 12 hours, with about 5-6 hours of driving time. The itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions and other factors, but your guide will make sure you have the best possible experience.

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4.2 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Our guide was fantastic and shared his adventures and the history of the glacier and ice caves. We were in a group of about 13 people including ourselves. The van ride was very crowded but getting to the ice caves relieved that experience. The hike to the caves was about 30 minutes and beautiful rocky and icy scenery. The ice caves were stunning. There were other groups but it wasn’t overly crowded. We were able to get photos with just the two of us and no one else in the background. I’d do it again, it was a great experience!

Absolutely amazing, I can recommend it to everyone! It is once in a lifetime experience. Our guide was very enthusiastic and tried to tell us everything about Vatnajökül and he shared a lot about his personal experiences. We were like private group of 5 persons and as we have chosen the 2 pm tour, the cave wasn‘t crowded at all and we could even spent time completely alone in silence under this blue beauty. Ic recommend everyone to do the tour and book in for the afternoon sessions!! Amazing experience!

Siddy took us on a 30min bumpy jeep ride, 30min hike and then 30min exploring the beautiful ice cave. ice cave was magical and changes every year! we also took a pitstop to try some refreshing glacier water! hike was easy, we even had toddlers with us

Amazing!!! Our guide called himself Sponge Bob and he was incredible. So knowledgeable about the glacier, Icelandic history, and he even educated us on Icelandic music. Thank you for a phenomenal adventure!!!

A very nice experience, the tour guide was really nice and taught us a lot abut glaciers and ice land, I love how small the group is