Jökulsárlón Day Tour
This excursion allows you to spend a magnificent day devoted to the wonders of Iceland‘s south shore, including the awe-inspiring glacial lagoon, Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell national park.
08:00 on request year round. Pickup is at 07:30.
11 - 13 hours
Adult: 39.900,00 ISK.
Child: 19.950,00 ISK.
Travel by 4WD on a super Jeep excursion following the picturesque southern coastline passing the villages of Selfoss, Vik and Kirkjubaejarklaustur as well as Skogafoss, a mighty and much photographed waterfall on the south coast.
Continue through the vast desert of Skeidararsandur, an area which can be prone to sand storms. Many of Iceland‘s biggest glacial rivers run into the Atlantic Ocean off the south shore and each year they carry millions of tons of black volcanic sand, constantly altering the shape of the coastline and creating vast black deserts. Just before reaching the lagoon, drive pass Oraefajokull glacier, home to Iceland‘s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur, at 2119 m.
Jokulsarlon is a stunning glacial lagoon that is constantly changing as the massive glacier tongue retreats. Icebergs of all shapes, sizes and in many hues of blue, turquoise and white, break off from the glacier and float around the lagoon. You will have time to walk the shores of the lagoon to admire the surreal shapes and take time to photograph the lagoon‘s wonderful, mirror-like reflections. For an even closer view, you can go on a cruise aboard an amphibious vessel and sail amongst the oddly-shaped ice formations. Jokulsarlon is a natural wonder that has to be seen to be believed. This may be one of the longest day tours from Reykjavik but it is also one of the most highly recommended.
Note that the itinerary is subject to weather and road conditions. Warm clothes and sturdy shoes are recommended as the terrain can be rough underfoot.
Jökulsárlón day tour highlights:
- Skaftafell national park
- Volcanic sandy beach
- Glacial rivers
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
- Boat ride on the lagoon is optional for additional price
- Vatnajökull and Öræfajökull glaciers
- Small villages
- Comfortable way to travel
This lasts tour lasts 11 to 13 hours. Free pick-up from your hotel in the capital area begins at 7:30.
Arend Plug, Netherlands
We where on our honeymoon in Iceland in April 2011 and our first real day we had this tour as a private tour with Superjeep. We had nice Icelandic weather, so in the morning we left with wind, snow and rain, but during the day the sun began to shine and the views where (even more) amazing. Lavafields, mountains, waterfalls, the glacier lagoon was packed with ice... Because of all the ice, it wasn't possible to do the amphibious cruise, but none the less the view was beautiful! Truly an amazing day with a very comfortable car and Agusti, our big, but very friendly and highly experienced guide from Superjeep. We where so stoked about all this and Superjeep that we also booked the Golden Circle tour with snowmobiling at Superjeep. Thank you very much for the great day! When we see the pictures, think of talk about it, all we can do is dream away and tell eachother that the beautiful pictures can't really translate the real views we had.
Paul Murray, Canada
This is an amazing tour and I highly recommend it. My girlfriend and I took the tour on September 29, 2010. There was a total of 4 people on the tour, so it was very personalized and informative. Ragnar was a great tour guide and very courteous and knowledgeable. We drove in a nice Lincoln Navigator which was very comfortable. Jokulsarlon is incredibly beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking. If you are in Iceland you should take this tour!