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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Safety precautions are provided by the tour operator and are not checked by Viator for accuracy
14 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Offered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Feast your senses on the frozen majesty of Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon on an enchanting full-day excursion from Reykjavik. With an expert guide, travel to the charming village of Vik to marvel at the area’s spectacular rock formations and black sand beaches, and admire breath-taking volcanic landscapes as you approach the legendary Glacier Lagoon before returning back to Reykjavik.
Full-day trip to Iceland's magnificent Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik
See the spectacular rock formations of Vik and the dramatic Fjadrargljufur canyon
See the floating icebergs of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
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After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.
If you have not found your hotel in the drop-down menu, then it is most likely located in the restricted area where we aren't allowed to drive. Please find your hotel below and meet us at it's designated bus stop. Thank you for understanding.
PLEASE NOTE: These bus stops for tour buses are not the same as the bus stops for city buses. The tour bus stops have a blue pillar with pink bus sign at the top and the number and name of the bus stop. The city bus stops have a yellow "S" in a red circle (S as Strætó - city bus). Please do not wait at the city bus stops!
Once you submit/confirm with us a specific bus stop, please meet us exactly at that bus stop and not any other.
Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall:
- Chez Monique
- Embassy Luxury Apartments
- Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
- Kvosin Hotel
- 3 Sisters Guesthouse
- Central Apartments
- Centerhotel Plaza
- City Center Hotel
- Gallery Central Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Álfhóll
- Guesthouse Butterfly
- Hotel Hilda
- Hotel Metropolitan
- House Of Spirits
- Konsulat Hotel
- Ocean Comfort Apartments
- Lighthouse Apartments
- Planet Apartments
- Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
- Ambassade Apartments
- Castle House Luxury Apartments
- Central Guesthouse
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1
Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata (in front of Hard Rock Café):
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Apotek Hotel
- Centric Guesthouse
- Hotel Borg
- Konsulat Hotel Curio
- Radisson Blu Hotel 1919
Bus Stop 4 - Miðbakki:
- Exeter hotel
- Black Pearl
Bus stop 5 – Harpa:
- Centerhotel Arnarhvoll
Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House (corner of Ingolfsstraeti and Hverfisgata:
- 101 Hótel
- Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14
- Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a
- Apartment K – Skólastræti 1
- Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4
- Centerhotel Þingholt
- Loft Hostel
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5
Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja:
- Eric The Red Guesthouse
- Forsæla Apartments
- Gest Inn
- Guesthouse Aurora
- Hostel B47
- Hotel Leifur Eiríksson
- Hotel Óðinsvé
- Inga’s New Guest Apartments
- Loki 101 Guesthouse
- Mengi Apartments
- Our House Guesthouse
- SUNNA Guesthouse
- Villa Guesthouse
Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur (Laugavegur 105):
- 100 Iceland Hotel
- 101 Guesthouse
- 4th Floor Hotel
- Alda Hotel Reykjavik
- Alfred’s Apartments
- Alfred’s Studios
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 74
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86
- City Comfort Apartments
- Guesthouse Von
- Heida’s Home
- Hlemmur Apartments
- Hlemmur Square
- OK Hotel
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
- Skuggi hotel
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
- Guesthouse Snorri
- Reykjavik Hostel Village
- Stay Apartments Grettisgata
Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg (in front of Fosshotel Reyjavik):
- Storm Hotel
- Fosshótel Reykjavík
- Tower Suites
Bus stop 13 – Rauðarástígur (in front of Centerhotel Miðgarður):
- Centerhotel Miðgarður
Bus stop 14 - Skúlagata (corner of Skúlagata/Klappastígur)
- 101 Skuggi Guesthouse
- 41 – A Townhouse Hotel
- Apartment 37
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 46
- Apartment K – Lindargata 60
- Apartments Aurora
- Black Tower
- Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre
- Centerhotel Klöpp
- Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
- Domus Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Óðinn
- Guesthouse Thor
- Guesthouse Turninn
- Gray Tower
- Hótel Frón
- Ísland Apartments
- Ion City Hotel
- Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments
- Reykjavik Residence Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Suites
- Room With A View
- Rey Apartments
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Bergstaðastræti 12
- The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments
- Hótel Holt
- Guesthouse Anna
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46
- Guesthouse Galtafell
- Guesthouse Lena
- Travel Inn
Direct pickup is offered from:
22 Hill Hotel - Brautarholt 22-24
Arctic Comfort Hótel - Síðumúli 19
B14 Hostel - Faxafen 11
BB 44 Guesthouse - Nýbýlavegur 16
Bike Cave - Einarsnes 36
Brim Hotel - Skipholt 27
Bus Hostel - Skógarhlíð 10
Cabin Hótel - Borgartún 32
Capital Inn - Suðurhlíð 35d
Circle Hostel - Hringbraut 121
City Park Hotel - Ármúli 5
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments - Rauðarárstígur 31
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel - Brautarholt 10-14
Fosshótel Barón - Barónstígur 2-4
Fosshótel Lind - Rauðarárstígur 18
Fosshótel Rauðará - Rauðarárstígur 37
Galaxy Pod Hostel - Laugavegur 172
Garðs Apótek, Sogavegur 108
Glæsibær bus stop
Grand Hótel Reykjavík - Sigtún 38
Grímur Hotel - Efstaland 26
Guesthouse Pávi - Brautarholt 4
Harbor - Miðbakki
Harbor - Skarfabakki
Harbor - Sundabakki
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica - Suðurlandsbraut 2
Hótel Ísland - Ármúli 9
Hótel Lotus - Álftamýri 7
Hótel Örkin - Brautarholt 29
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura
Kerno Apartments - Hringbraut 79
KEX Hostel - Skúlagata 28
Klettur Hótel - Mjölnisholt 12-14
Kringlan shopping mall (Orkan gas station on Miklabraut)
Lækur Hostel - Laugarnesvegur 74a
Mjódd bus station
N1 gas station- Ægisiða 102
Northern Comfort Apartments - Skipholti 15
Norðurey Hotel City Garden - Hrísateigur 14
Oddsson Hotel - Grensásvegur 16a
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga
REKinn - Skipholt 15
Reykjavik City Hostel - Sundlaugavegur 34
Reykjavik Domestic Airport (Reykjavíkurflugvöllur) - Þorragata 10
Reykjavik Lights Hotel - Suðurlandsbraut 12
Skeljungur gas station - Kleppsvegur 104
Stay Apartments Bolholt - Bolholt 6
Stay Apartments Einholt - Einholt 2
Summerday Guesthouse - Grensásvegur 24
Direct pickup (other)
NOTE: The pickup time might vary. Please get in touch with Gateway to Iceland for the exact time.
Blue House B&B Iceland - Valhúsabraut 19, Seltjarnarnes
Eiðistorg square, Seltjarnarnes
First Hotel - Hlíðasmári 5, Kópavogur
Hamraborg square, Kópavogur
Hotel Laxnes - Haholt 7, Mosfellsbær
Hotel Smári - Hlíðasmári 13, Kópavogur
Hotel Vellir - Tjarnarvellir 3, Hafnarfjörður
Hotel Viking - Strandgata, Hafnarfjörður
Norðurey Hotel Reykjavik Road - Reykjavikurvegur 72, Hafnarfjörður
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Sturdy, warm, waterproof shoes, as well as warm rain and windproof outdoor clothing, is recommended. For the best comfort, we recommend bringing mittens and a hat even during the summer season.
Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
The tour operates with minimum 4 adult participants.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
OPERATED BY Gateway to 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.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
"This is a long day but so worthwhile and scenic." See review
"Do both if you have time, just plan an easy day after this trip." See review
"Super long day (didn’t get back to hotel till11) but SO WORTH IT." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Best tour of the trip!
, Jun 2021
Amazing trip!! Ian was a perfect tour guide - showed us a bunch of secret spots, had perfect recommendations, and when diamond beach had no diamonds found another secret lagoon for us. Super long day (didn’t get back to hotel till11) but SO WORTH IT.
Do yourself a favor and book this trip to the Glacier Lagoon! The trip was amazing and very well organized. Stefan the guide was very professional, knowledgeable and communicative. We had to drive back to the capital in extreme conditions and Stefan has done an amazing job driving. The Gateway to Iceland is one of the two the best travel companies we used in Iceland. We will definitely use their services in the future when we will be back to the land of fire and ice! Thank you a lot!
This was a long 14 hour day, but the time flew by as our amazing tour guide Gummi drove us and regaled us with fascinating stories, he was incredibly knowledgeable. The tour itself was everything it advertises to be plus much more, dont be put off by the ling day as we stopped frequently for refreshments and bathroom breaks and to see extra things not on the itinerary. The Glacier Lagoon was stunning!! We had the opportunity to do the boat ride, unusual for this time of year, but it was quite expensive and extremely cold and snowy so we decided not to go on the boat. This was the only tour we found that went to the Canyon & the little church, both beautiful in their own way and well worth the visit. If you only book 1 tour in Iceland, book this one, you wont regret it !!
We had booked other day tours and this was the second out of the three. It was the BEST tour, especially in regards to our wonderful guide, Ian. He kept a 14-hour tour in bad weather, upbeat and entertaining with many stories and historical facts about Iceland. Our last tour during our vacation was with another company and I kept saying about that guide "He's no Ian".
The stops are great, my only complaint is that the one stop I was most excited about - the waterfall you can walk behind - was our last one of the night. In the dark. In the rain. Now, no one can control the weather, but I was surprised we didn't see this one earlier in the day. But I trust Ian had his reasons.
Diamond Beach is impressive, Glacier Lagoon is cool.The canyon is AMAZING. Do this tour. You won't regret it. I will hope for you that you have better weather.
You will stop at places for food and snacks, which was great as we weren't sure what to expect.
We had winds, rain, and sleet that were shuffling our shuttle all over the road, but my new super hero, Ian, did a great job navigating it all. He kept us safe, and I will tell you that I was scared at many points because the wind was vicious.
You will get back to your hotel around 11PM. Overall it's a great day!
Ian picked us up at 7:30 am and dropped us at our hotel at 11:30 p.m. He willingly gave the group as much time as we agreed that we wanted at the big stops and squeezed in places that were not on the itinerary. It was an unbelievable trip and we learned so much about the formation of the terrain as we rode along. Nothing else we saw in four days compared to the Glacier Lagoon. Such a very different trip from the Golden Circle. Do both if you have time...just plan an easy day after this trip. Hopefully you'll get to travel with Ian!
Our tour guide Gummi, was absolutely the best tour guide I have ever toured with.
The sights were awesome and the information he provided along the way taught me more about Iceland in 14 hours than I knew from reading or from a previous trip 7 years ago.
This is a long day but so worthwhile and scenic. Lots of stops along the way at waterfalls, canyons and interesting black sand beaches. The zodiac at the glacier lagoon takes you close to the glacier and then around the icebergs in the lagoon, which also has lots of seals! And then a stop at Diamond Beach across the way. Just beautiful! The bus has free Wifi and USB outlets for charging - bring a cord. It makes frequent bathroom and lunch stops. Time flies.
Highlight of our trip to Iceland. Possibly highlight of all my travels. Just beautiful and amazing to ride one of the zodiac boats around the lagoon, touch iceberg pieces and see icebergs in the black volcanic beaches. Toooo Long a day (16 hrs) but totally worth it and would do again