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

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

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Overview
Many tours stop at Jokulsarlon as part of a longer circuit, but the majestic glacier lagoon is enough to fill up a full day’s itinerary. Relax while someone else drives on the journey to Jokulsarlon from Reykjavik, making only one stop along the way, to behold the lagoon’s icebergs and volcanic beaches.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Glacier Lagoon
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Diamond Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Seljalandsfoss
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Hofskirkja Church
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Fjadrargljufur Canyon
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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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 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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Duration
14h
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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cara Yeonkyung Oh wrote a review Nov 2019
12 contributions8 helpful votes
The highlight of the tour was definitely glacier and it was amazing. I saw some bad reviews about Diamond beach before we went for the tour so I didn't expect much but it was really amazing.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Anna T wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions
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Though we rented our own car, we didn't feel confident to drive this distance from Reykjavik to Diamond Beach. Our Guide Gummi did not only drive us there, he had an overwhelming amount of knowledge about his country to offer. Our Hotel wasn't even in Reykjavik, but in
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Date of experience: November 2019
JoeyJoJo wrote a review Nov 2019
65 contributions12 helpful votes
I chose this tour because aside from being a small group, you’ll also get to go to places that other tour buses going to Jökulsárlón won’t pass by. I traveled on a very windy and rainy day but it was all worth it! Our driver/guide Gummi, is very knowledgeable of Iceland and he
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TKatie30 wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions6 helpful votes
You have to go in to this tour with your eyes wide open. It's a long day. It's between 4.5 - 5 hours drive to the glacier lagoon and so you will be spending at the very least 10 hours in the minibus driving. Our tour guide stefan made plenty of stops along the way though and
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Date of experience: October 2019
Ávany F wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
The day tour provided by Gtice was just perfect for a fresh starting of a 10 days trip around Iceland. The driver was the most prepared ever to give us an overview of Iceland. Very relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the long day touring around the most beautiful natural sceneries in
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Date of experience: October 2019
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  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
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