Private Jökulsárlón day tour
Day trips & excursions

Private Jökulsárlón day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: All year
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Do this because
  • Step out of this world into the stunning glacier lagoon
  • One of the most highly recommended tours
  • Relax as you travel along the picturesque coastline
What to expect

Travel along 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 that 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 past 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
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What's included
  • Private tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off (central)
What's not included
  • Food and drinkù
  • Extra activities as stated above
Where
Meeting point:

IMPORTANT: Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the event. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • Please note that in the pricing you can choose whether you travel in the famous Superjeep (group price up to 6 people maximum) or Monster truck (group price up to 10 people maximum) or in a Luxury SUV (group price up to 6 people maximum). The main difference is that the tour will not go off-road in the Luxury SUV.
  • It is important to understand that in Iceland you can experience all four seasons in less than one day. It is vital to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing like waterproof, walking shoes, dress in layers to be able to enjoy your journey to the fullest
  • You can add extra activities to your day: Snowmobiling, ATV & Buggy, Helicopter, Boats, Kayak, Diving and Snorkeling, Horse Riding, Ice cave, Glacier hiking, Lava cave, Mountain biking etc.
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When
  • This is a private tour so you can arrange directly with the local tour operator the starting time
  • The recommended departure time is 8.00am
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Provider
Superjeep.is
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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