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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 day Tour with Non-compulsory Glacier Hike

FROM 66,990 ISK
(approx. US$462 / €465 / £400)

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Our Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon two day tour is a good choice if you wish to escape the town, discover your entire south coast of Iceland and hike on a glacier (or stroll within the serene pure setting) within the UNESCO protected Vatnajökull Nationwide Park. The southeastern nook of the nation is considered one of our favorite areas with a few of the most beautiful sights, together with Iceland’s largest glacier and highest mountains.

The 2 day tour provides you the time to absorb the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, in addition to the black sand seashore and basalt columns at Reynisfjara. You’ll additionally hike on an outlet glacier with views of the astonishingly lovely ice fall and formations on the sting of the large Vatnajökull glacier. Be mesmerised by the enormous icebergs floating across the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and washed up ice on the close by Diamond Seashore, glowing on the black sand. On high of that, you get to discover the unbelievable Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge, and move by the quaint seaside city of Vík.

Throughout summer time, you’ll be able to expertise the close to infinite solar crammed nights within the countryside, with unbelievable views over the close by glaciers and mountains. In autumn, earlier than the tour turns into our winter model, there’s an opportunity you’ll have the ability to see the Northern Lights dancing throughout the sky above your lodging on the snug and fashionable Lilja Guesthouse (or comparable).

The south-east of Iceland is considered one of our favorite areas. Learn extra to seek out out why and e book beneath!

PLEASE NOTE: This journey runs from April till the top of September (precise dates differ). Throughout the colder winter months, we function an identical journey which incorporates an Ice Cave Tour. Click on right here in case your journey falls throughout these dates.

Tour Highlights

April – September

8:30 AM

2 Days. Returns round
8:30 pm on second day

Straightforward (a lot of the tour)
Average (non-obligatory glacier hike)

Max 12

10 years outdated

Triple  –  66,990 ISK
Double – 68,990 ISK
Single – 74,990 ISK

USD – Approx.
Triple  –  US $462
Double – US $475
Single  –  US $515

EUR / GBP – Approx.
Triple – €465 / £400
Double – €480 / £415
Single – €520/ £450

Included: The glacier hike with all security gear (crampons, helmet, harness and axe) OR tranquil nature stroll and viewpoints. Lodging at Lilja Guesthouse in deluxe rooms (or equal), with non-public bogs, together with breakfast. Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik in snug mini bus with WiFi, with an exquisite Hidden Iceland information. Additionally included is Mountaineering Boots, Rain Jacket and Rain Pants if these are wanted (these should be chosen within the reserving course of, in any other case they can’t be assured).
Excluded: Lunches and Dinner.

For selecting your PICKUP LOCATION please learn this vital data.

Please e book by room sort. Choose single room in case you are travelling by your self, in case you are a pair then e book a double room, and so forth.

DAY 1: South Coast Sights

After leaving Reykjavik we head straight for the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you’ll be able to stroll proper behind for the final word view, however the waterfalls don’t cease there. Subsequent is the highly effective Skógafoss waterfall, which is a sight we’re positive you’ll always remember. This 200ft quick flowing vertical waterfall could be loved from afar or up shut. On sunny days you could be handled to a rainbow showing from the mist of the waterfall.

From right here we drive on to Reynisfjara the place we are going to look over this superb Black Sand Seashore and basalt columns. Within the mid summer time months you would possibly get to identify some very cute puffins nesting within the cliffs overhead. Different instances you’re usually handled to some intense crashing waves. For these of you who haven’t introduced meals with you, the Black Seashore Restaurant is the perfect lunch spot to style domestically produced meals.

After lunch we proceed east, passing by the seaside village of Vík with its iconic church up on the hill, and on to discover Fjaðrárgljúfur (or different websites when the realm is typically affected by climate – uncommon), the place you’ll be able to see the spectacular forces of nature which have eroded this spectacular gorge. Driving additional east, we move the mighty Vatnajökull icecap and the spectacular Skaftafell Nationwide Park, the place we might be dwarfed by Iceland’s highest mountains and most spectacular glaciers.

We spend the evening on the extremely secluded and cozy Lilja Guesthouse (or equal), resting up for one more motion packed day. We keep of their deluxe rooms. All of the rooms are just lately completed with fashionable fittings and personal bogs. Dinner from the kitchen at Lilja Guesthouse is all the time scrumptious, with the kitchen profiting from the recent, native Icelandic produce. With beneficial circumstances within the months when the nights are darkish, the magical northern lights could be seen from the guesthouse.

Northern Lights over Lilja Guesthouse | Hidden Iceland | Photo by Tom Archer | Feature

DAY 2: Vatnajökull Nationwide Park & Non-compulsory Glacier Hike

Our second day begins with the scrumptious buffet breakfast (included) from Lilja Guesthouse. After breakfast we then go to considered one of our all time favorite places in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. We’re all the time mesmerised by the enormous icebergs floating round this unbelievable lagoon and by the washed up icebergs that glisten like crystals down at ‘Diamond Seashore’. That is one seashore journey that you just undoubtedly won’t neglect.

From right here we head barely additional west to discover the Nationwide Park in additional element.

Non-compulsory Glacier Hike: A hike on considered one of our favorite outlet glaciers located inside the UNESCO World Heritage Website, Vatnajökull Nationwide Park. You’ll stand up shut and private to the the astonishingly lovely ice formations throughout our hike on the Falljökull glacier. We discover the glacier and take within the otherworldly views, taking about 2.5 to three hours from begin to end together with a enjoyable superjeep trip alongside the valley resulting in the glacier. This glacier hike is taken into account of reasonable problem, with a reasonable health and FULL mobility required, although is designed for first timers. You may anticipate to stroll about six kilometres over uneven and ascending terrain. Take a look at our glacier hike information for extra data.

Various to Glacier Hike: If in case you have considerations in regards to the glacier hike, it isn’t necessary so that you can attend this a part of the tour. Whereas the others are on the hike (2.5 – 3 hours) your information will cut up off with you and every other friends who aren’t doing the hike, to discover their favorite spots reminiscent of simpler nature walks, nice viewpoints and different elements of the Vatnajökull Nationwide Park.
PLEASE NOTE: Opting out of the glacier hike doesn’t change the general value of the tour. 

On our manner again to Reykjavik we are going to cease off at your guides favorite spots and break for a late lunch / early dinner.  earlier than arriving again in Reykjavik round 8:30pm.

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Glacier Hike Particulars

The glacier hike on our scheduled journeys are aimed for first timers. Nonetheless, the ice could be steep and uneven in sections. For those who battle with strolling for one hour at a great tempo or don’t take pleasure in strolling on uneven and sloped floor, then the glacier hike will not be for you. Fortunately, you’ll be able to go for extra tranquil choices on this tour. The steepest sections contain stair like options and slopes. You’ll be carrying crampons (spikes) in your toes and full mobility of your ankles and knees is important. The glacier hike on this tour is round 2.5 – 3 hours in whole with round 1.5 hours spent on the glacier ice. The hike covers round 5 kilometres (approx. 2.5 miles). The hike requires a reasonable health degree AND full mobility.

Every information on the journey will make the ultimate determination on the time of the hike. In the event that they refuse to allow you to on the ice, please know it’s purely for the security of not simply you, but in addition for the remainder of the group. To study extra in regards to the glacier hike you’ll be able to take a look at our Glacier Hike Information.

Good to know

Lunch and Dinner isn’t included within the value of this tour, however we are going to allocate time to cease at our favorite cafés and eating places alongside the best way, in addition to some outlets to refill on snacks.

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