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Jokulsarlon & Skaftafell Tour from Reykjavik

Day tour from Reykjavik to Vatnajokull national park. Explore Skaftafell nature reserve before visiting Jokulsarlon and Diamond beach. This sightseeing tour is full of Iceland's spectacular nature!


This amazing day tour from Reykjavik is full of splendid views of Icelandic nature. Drive along the beautiful south coast to Skaftafell Nature reserve and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

  • Availability
    All year
  • Duration
    16 - 17 hours
  • Level
  • Pickup
  • Meet on location
  • Min. Age
    10 years
  • Ratio
  • Price
    19.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Skaftafell nature reserve
South Coast
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Diamond beach
Pick-up from Reykjavik
Guided tour to Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

Pick up starts at 7:00 am from your Reykjavík pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We start our day in Reykjavik where you are picked up from your accommodation. It is also possible to be picked up on the way to Skaftafell (see pick up locations for more information). We will drive along the south coast and the first stop will be for lunch (not included) at the national park entrance at Skaftafell. Skaftafell is located just under Vatnajokull glacier, which is the biggest glacier in Iceland. In Skaftafell you will have three hours to explore the beautiful nature reserve. It is for example possible to hike to Svartifoss waterfall which is located in the area. Svartifoss waterfall is one of the most popular sights in Vatnajokull National Park. Svartifoss waterfall has dark and mighty lava columns. Svartifoss was an inspiration for Gudjon Samuelsson when he designed Hallgrimskirkja church, Akureyri church, and the National theater.

After our stop at Skaftafell, we head to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on Breidamerkursandur. Jokulsarlon is a must-see during your stay in Iceland. Jokulsarlon lagoon belongs to Vatnajokull glacier and huge icebergs break from the glacier into the lagoon. You will have time to explore the amazing glacier lagoon and go down to the diamond beach. Diamond beach is famous for its diamond icebergs which wash up onto the black sand beach. Diamond beach and Jokulsarlon are the perfect locations to take good photos, so remember to bring your camera.


Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.

What should we wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers. Dress is 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof wind-breaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection off of the glacier.
We can rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers for all of our trips.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch or some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips and we have also gladly refunded our guests that had booked well in advance of finding out the happy news. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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