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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover the frozen enchantment of Europe's largest glacier lagoon on a full-day tour of the legendary Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, travel along the scenic south coast and admire views of black sand beaches and dramatic rock formations before arriving at the extraordinary Glacier Lagoon. Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs as you explore the area. On the return journey, discover the splendor of Séljalandsdoss Waterfall with its 60m drop, and relax during the journey back to your Reykjavik hotel by comfortable coach.
  • Full-day trip to Iceland's magnificent Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik
  • Travel along Iceland's spectacular south coast to see black sand beaches and the distinctive rock formations of Vik
  • Discover the floating icebergs of the Glacier Lagoon during some relaxed free time at the landmark
  • See the powerful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall during the return journey to Reykjavik
  • Visit the Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon to see the stunning mountain and glacier overlooking the lagoon.
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Þórunnartún 1 , Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

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7:00 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.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 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)
  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bustravel Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 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 from Reykjavik.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón 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 from Reykjavik.
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón 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 from Reykjavik.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón 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 from Reykjavik.

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  • "Bring a warm hat and gloves, wear a ski parka." See review
  • "Bring snacks or there's plenty at the places you stop at." See review

Reviews

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166 Reviews

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star-5
Worth the day
Karen_M
, Oct 2021
Be prepared for a long day But so worth the effort The additional boat ride greatly enhances the experience
star-2
Long trip
Katia_M
, Oct 2021
This is a very long trip. The glacier was spectacular and if you absolutely want to see it take the trip. It is over 9h drive all together. The guide had very bad accent and it was hard to understand her. She wasn’t very friendly either. The bus was cold. If you want to go to the glacier maybe better choice is to drive.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Katia, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback! We are very sorry you had a hard time understanding the Icelandic accent of our guide. We will take your feedback into account and will work on it! Please feel free to contact us via email, we want all our customers to have a great experience with us! Have a wonderful day and we hope you are enjoying your time in Iceland!
star-2
Waste
Reanne_M
, Oct 2021
Didn’t get pictures with waterfall which is what we really wanted. Sat waiting for guests over 30 minutes so got late and ran out of time it was too dark and late. We were rushed due to this. Boat rides were cancelled not their fault but overall just rent car.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Reanna, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback! This tour takes you to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of the most spectacular ones, that we have in Iceland. Can you explain why you were not able to take pictures of it? Have a wonderful day and we hope you are enjoying your time in Iceland!
star-5
Beautiful Scenery
Tiara_A
, Sep 2021
My tour was led by Matt and Karl and it was an amazing experience. All the stops were great and the scenery during the drive there was breathtaking. It is a long day (at least 14 hours) but Matt and Karl made sure we had a great time even in between stops. I felt like I covered so much of Iceland in one day while also being able to sit back and get the relaxation that I needed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolute highlight of my trip to Iceland
Dominika_K
, Sep 2021
This was an absolute highlight of my trip to Iceland. Exceeded all of my expectations! Very knowledgeable guide with a complicated Icelandic name starting with G and a very friendly, professional driver Maciek made the experience super enjoyable. Although a long journey, frequent breaks and stops to admire the best of Icelandic wonders made the trip go too quickly 😊 Glacial Lagoon is just gorgeous, I'd recommend getting the boat whilst you're there. Highly recommended, thank you xxx
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
Not Recommend
Jessica_B
, Aug 2021
We only took part of the trip: the Boat trip at the lagoon. The place is amazing (obviously), but I didn't like the boat trip very much. We were 20 people on the boat (plus employees), so we did not have any space to move or to see it peacefully. The tour was about 15-20 minutes. Honestly, I wouldn't pay for the trip. I'd rather walk around the lagoon.
star-5
awe-inspiring and fun
Leslie_G
, Jul 2021
This tour was exceptional. The beauty and spaciousness of the landscape opening up to the majesty of the Glacier Lagoon, and the wonderful strangeness of Diamond Beach. I would do this tour again. Bravo to the bus driver (it was a long long day!) and our tour guide: funny, always available, informative.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Waterfalls, black sand beaches, diamond beaches, and blue glaciers with the dream team
Carrie_B
, Jun 2021
There’s a reason they call them the “Dream Team.” The trip started bright and early took us into another world for about 14 hours. Waterfalls, black sand beaches, diamond beaches, and the glaciers. Simon, the guide, was particularly amazing at timing each part of the journey, giving us more time when we needed it or moving us on. There were parts of this trip that would not have been the same without his wisdom. Knowing what to buy: pancakes; knowing what to wear and when. Originally, I did not buy the boat ticket. Again, Simon gave a great metaphor that made me realize how stupid I was not to go on the water. He took care to ask where the people in the group were from to interact with us better. The timing was perfect for this trip and as a bonus we saw puffins in Vik. Dreamy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
Nina
, Jun 2021
Excellente day trip with our guide Mr Howser from Bustravel Iceland. We were bathing in Icelandic history and Sagas while driving through a beautiful landscape with stops at gullfoss and other waterfalls. Jokulsarlon is an amazing and unique place, what ever the weather might reserve you. And so is diamond beach. I highly recommend this trip.
star-5
Icebergs
Susanne_F
, Jul 2020
Another must-do in the land of fire and ice is to see the icebergs floating in Jökulsárlón, maybe a seal swimming or just laying on the ice too and then have a walk on the diamond beach where the contrast of shining pieces of ice glittering on the black sand of the beach will give You some of the best foto opportunities.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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