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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland

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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the natural wonder of Jökulsárlón glacier and lagoon during this full day trip from Reykjavik. See black sand beaches, visit the charming village of Vik, stop by Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, and take boat ride among the icebergs in Glacier Lagoon.
  • Full-day tour of Jökulsárlón and the Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik
  • Boat tour among the icebergs on Glacier Lagoon
  • Visit both Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
  • Learn about the formation of the glacier and the glacial lagoon
Boat ride
Driver/guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket.

More locations we do offer pickup service from:
- Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119
- Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1
- Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29
- BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side)

Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup:
- Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491)
- Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547)
- Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894)
- Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425)
- Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973)
- Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289)
- Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414)
- Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228)
- Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866)

Free pickup location:
- Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6 (64.144389,-21.910327)

Ports

  • Skarfabakki harbour, Reykjavik


Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Be ready for early morning departure. Climb into a comfortable tour vehicle and depart the city, bound for the south shore of Iceland and the Glacier Lagoon. 

Once you arrive, take a boat ride among the icebergs. Learn about the formation of the lagoon and, which branches from Breidamerkurjokull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull glacier. 

Back on land, stop at two of the country's most impressive waterfalls on the way back to Reykjavik. Check out the 180-foot (60-meter) drop at Skógafoss and walk behind the falls at Seljalandsfoss. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss is a scenic waterfall which can also be walked behind.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Glacier Lagoon
This is our main stop of the day. You will be boarding a boat to get as close as possible to the icebergs.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Diamond Beach
At our stop at the Glacier Lagoon are you also able to visit Diamond Bach since it is right next to the lagoon.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Reyniskyrka Church
On our stop in Vík will you be able to purchase some food and in bright conditions also see the most southern part of Iceland
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (sturdy shoes and rain- and wind-proof outdoor clothing recommended)
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bustravel Iceland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The Glacier Lagoon is a must see, please do yourself a favor and don't miss the chance to see it!" See review
  • "Although this was a 14 hour tour with several small stops before the glacier lagoon it was well worth it." See review
  • "Make sure you take a small trek to Diamond Beach close by—it’s breathtaking" See review

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Excellent tour
208ashwanim
, Oct 2019
Excellent tour. Although the tour was cancelled on scheduled date due to bad weather, but they provided option for reschedule and the next day was fabulous, clear with a lot of sunshine. The glacier and lake appear heavenly with floating iceburgs. The boat trip in the lake was marvellous. Likewise, the diamond beach littered with sparkling ice pieces appeared fantastic. Attlee, our guide cum driver provided a lot of information and made the whole trip very interesting.
star-3
Long day with short time at the lagoon
Vincze_fam
, Oct 2019
We spent very short time on the Diamond Beach and the Glacier lagoon. We travelled 12 hours. The bus driver was fantastic, but the guide was hard too understand. So this travel was disappointment for us. We were too long time in the shopping centre. We were 18th October 2019.
star-5
Amazing scenery - worth the journey!
jemsmarie
, Oct 2019
This is one of the longest day trips we've ever done but also one of the most amazing destinations!! The journey was comfortable, the guide jacob amazingly entertaining & I whole heartedly recommend this tour - also to add the boat is a MUST.
star-5
Glacier lagoon boat ride
merrieb22
, Sep 2019
Outstanding tour with stops to view moss covered lava at Skaftereldehraun, black sand beach, Seljarlandfoss waterfall, small museum on volcanoes,Diamond beach to see glacial ice,and of course the boat ride through glacial ice. Definitely recommend.
star-5
Excellent Tour! Beautiful Sites!
534claudioh
, Sep 2019
Well worth the tour. We saw glaciers and icebergs up close and personal! The boat ride on the "duck" was a lot of fun! We also had a few side-stops that were EXCELLENT! One to another lake with a glacier and another to a beautiful waterfall. They should be officially part of the tour.
star-5
Lots of ice and wind
hicandice
, Aug 2019
The highlight of this tour was definitely Glacier Lagoon and the Black Sand beach that is a short walk away from the lagoon. The glaciers/mini icebergs were interesting to look at and it was crazy to see seals fishing for salmon so close to the shore. We loved holding a small piece of an iceberg and eating a chip of it. The black sand beach seemed like a fantasy landscape with chunks of ice washed up on the beach and seals swimming by. There were a ton of waterfalls along the way that made for great memories of our vacation. It was a long (14-hour!) day so prepare yourself but worth it.
star-5
Apsolutely exelent
BackPacker155354
, Aug 2019
Although due to wheather conditions the boat trip was cancelled, our guide Ciara made it up, by some extras.
star-5
Although this was a 14 hour tour with...
Debbie C
, Dec 2017
Although this was a 14 hour tour with several small stops before the glacier lagoon it was well worth it. The glacier lagoon is beautiful and something to see. On the way to the lagoon we stopped to see a waterfall and Get lunch. we stopped to see another waterfall On the way back and for food.
star-5
It was absolutely amazing. We were very...
Cristiana
, Oct 2017
It was absolutely amazing. We were very lucky and it was a beautiful clear skies day, sunny and not too cold! The Glacier Lagoon is a must see, please do yourself a favor and don't miss the chance to see it!
star-5
Great tour. It was a really long day...
Michelle R
, Oct 2017
Great tour. It was a really long day but the tour guide was a stand up guy. I can’t empasize enough for how stunning Glacier Bay was. Make sure you take a small trek to Diamond Beach close by—it’s breathtaking

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