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Small-Group Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik with Boat Ride

  • Explore Jokulsarlon and just a few other attractions in one full day
  • Spend more time at Jokulsarlon than most tours
  • During the summer, take a roughly hour-long Zodiac boat ride among icebergs
Small-Group Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik with Boat Ride
From US$167,60
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Winter tour without boat rideMost Popular
In winter months (November to April) the boats are not operating. We also reserve the right to alter the tour stops according to road and weather conditions.
From US$167,60
With Zodiac boat ride
Zodiac boats are operating in summer months only. The boat ride takes about 60 minutes and these are fast boats going deep into the lagoon and close to the icebergs. Exciting experience!
From US$296,00
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. You’ll behold the lagoon’s icebergs and volcanic beaches, and, during the summer, cruise beside floating icebergs, sometimes close enough to touch them.
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. From May to September the tour includes a roughly hour-long Zodiac boat ride among the icebergs.

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.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2018
Lovely Winter Tour to the Lagoon

Tour guide Ian was a great guide for this lengthy 14 hour tour. With him as a guide it did not feel this long and was excellent. He was friendly and knowledgeable and provided us with so much information regarding all aspects of Icelandic life....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emilyjanem33
Reviewed 7 September 2018
A wonderful day with an expert guide

Both of us (ages 70 and 10) will remember this day for ever. Our guide Guomundur was very well informed, with immaculate English and he knew the area so well that we saw sights and had experiences that were like no other. He even detoured...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anne j
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hae Anne, It has become extremely hard to spot the elusive Aurora and we are delighted to hear you were able to, with Gummi's guidance. It makes us happy - when our customers are happy! Thank you for your review and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018
A memorable trip to Glacier Lagoon

This was a long (15 hour) day tour, but it was worth every minute. Stefan did a terrific job of keeping us engaged throughout the trip and treated us to some wonderful Icelandic nature, scenery, and stories along the way. Luckily, we had great weather...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank TerryR2000
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hae Terry, Thank you for your kind words, detailed review and your recommendation - we appreciate every single one of them. You are correct stating that Iceland is a magical place and every time you return it is easy to find new things that will...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile
An Absolute MUST!!!

The South Coast Glacier Lagoon with Zodiac boat tour was amazing, to say the least. Baldur, our guide, is someone I wish we had on every single tour throughout Iceland. Baldur is extremely enthusiastic with a love and passion for his country. We saw so...More

Thank Lilslimshady
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hae Lilslimshady, We are delighted to hear of your excellent experience on our tour with Baldur. Although we hope many people will read your review we sure hope they won't all ask for Baldur, otherwise we will have to look into cloning possibilities. Thank you...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Excellent Day Tour

We had a great time on this 15-hour day tour. Our guide Bjorn was amazing, he is very knowledgeable and kept us entertained during the whole 900km trip. The boat trip on the ice lagoon was stunning --- the zodiac boats go way out near...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DaveFromMerryland
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Hae Dave, It is unfortunate that many of beauties of Iceland are usually located quite a distance away from the capital, but the journey to visit them can be as spectacular - like you've experienced. We are happy to have had you on the tour...More

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Heather J
1 January 2019|
Response from Gateway2Iceland | Property representative |
No, Reynisfjara beach is included on our Iceland South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik.
30 May 2018|
Response from Gateway2Iceland | Property representative |
The maximum is 19 pax on the tour, but most of the times the bus is at least half empty.