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Vatnajökull & Jökulsárlón Day Tour

At A Glance


29,990 ISK


7:30 Mon, Wed & Fri


June 1 - October 10th

Departs From: 

We will pick you up from your accommodation between 7:00 - 7:30. Please be ready at 07:00.


16-17 hrs

Minimum Age: 

10 years (must fit shoe size 35 EUR)


Departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays only.

The Vatnajökull & Jökulsárlón day tour offers you a chance to hike on the magnificent Vatnajökull and explore the breathtaking Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on the same day. This is a fast paced trip for all fitness levels and is the perfect choice for those with limited time in Iceland. Unless you have walked on a glacier and seen the floating icebergs on the Glacier Lagoon up close, one could argue that you really have not seen Iceland.

Tour Details

  • Group Maximum: 16 people.
  • 29.990 per person.
  • 16-17 hours duration.
  • Minimum age 10.

You will depart at 7:30 in the morning from Reykjavík. With a few short stops along the way, you will arrive in Skaftafell, the south entrance to the Vatnajökull National Park. After a lunch break, you will be fitted with glacier equipment and we will make our way to the Falljökull glacier tongue. With its steep ice fall and fascinating features, it has been described in many words but "amazing" seems to be the reoccurring theme. You will be in good company with our expert guides who love sharing their local knowledge. But time will fly by and we are on our way to Jökulsárlón before we know it.

During the 25 minute long journey to the lagoon, you will pass multiple glacier tongues that seem suspended in air with distances and sizes that never fail to impress. You will see evidence of where the glaciers once stood as we continue past the highest moraines in Iceland, pushed up by the glacier during its former advance. Once at the Lagoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the area, and to see the lagoons wildlife before heading back to Skaftafell. We will take a break in Skaftafell before departing at 19:15 to arrive back in Reykjavík around midnight.

Pickup for this tour is provided for Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses. Please confirm that your hotel is included on the pickup list. Pickups for this tour begins at 07:00. If your hotel is not listed you can plan to meet at a nearby hotel that is listed.

What to Bring

For all of our glacier tours Glacier Guides will provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes.  Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent. In Skaftafell we do have many of the items below for sale in our booking center.

Equipment List for Glacier Day Tours

Please note that the glacier hikes range from 3 hours to 7 hours so depending on the length of your tour you may be able to get away without some of the things on this list. 

  • Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rental clothing available)
  • Hiking boots (Available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)(Climbing boots are included on the ice climbing tour)
  • Light sweater, wool or fleece
  • Light synthetic or quick dry pants (Try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
  • Thin Gloves
  • Hat
  • Small Backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (It can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
  • Food and drinks (Lunch is not provided on any of our trips. June - September there is plenty of fresh water on the glacier so bring a bottle)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)