3 Day Jokulsarlon Golden Circle Tour on The South Coast – Glacier Hike & Boat Tour
Join this 3 day tour exploring the South of Iceland to discover the Golden Circle, stunning glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, strong rivers, magic waterfalls and the amazing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
The classic Golden Circle includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysirs and Gullfoss waterfall and we add a visit to the unique Kerid Volcanic Crater. During these three days you will also visit magic waterfalls, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara, and the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is where huge icebergs float in ice cold water and seals swim around them next to the Diamond Beach.
The highlights of the tour are a boat tour in Jokulsarlon the glacier lagoon in front of the biggest glacier in Europe which is located in the most amazing National park in Iceland AND a Glacier Hike on blue ice in Solheimajokull. Our glacier guides are professionals and they will provide you all safety equipment needed for the Glacier Hike (crampons, ice axes, etc) and teach you how to use them in a correct way.
The scenery and views from the Glacier is stunning and you see ice sculptures and the deep crevasses of the glacier in a very clear way.
If you want to witness one of Iceland’s most incredible natural phenomenon, then you should book this tour now. There is an extremely limited availability for this unique tour.
Please note: it is only possible to bring small carry on luggage such as backpacks for the tour.
Day 1 – The classic Golden Circle and the Kerid Volcanic Crater
The Golden circle is the most popular destination in Iceland. Geysers, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir are a must see for any visitor to our island.
We want to add something unique to your experience and that´s why we will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep. There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a little bit of magic. The lake is almost 14 m deep.
Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the american and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America.
Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erups every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.
Gullfoss is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland.
We will stay over night in a cozy guesthouse very near to the great waterfall Seljalandsfoss
Day 2 – South Coast, Waterfalls and Glacier Hike
We start with visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting lesser known, more secret waterfalls Glufrabui, Kvernufoss and Irafoss. We make a stop where guests can buy lunch.
As we continue we will drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where we take a Glacier Hike for about 1,5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier.
A bit further is the great Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings.
We will be staying again overnight in a Nicehostel Seljalands, a very cosy accommodation close to the famous Seljalandsfoss.
Day 3 – The amazing Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National park
Today, you will take a close look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. After a stop in the lovely village of Vik we drive to the East where we visit the waterfall Foss á Sidu and the National park in Skaftafell where we make a stop where guests can buy lunch.
Then we head to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you will have a boat tour, sailing on the lagoon. The lagoon is full of huge chunks of ice which crack off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float slowly out to sea. Some icebergs wash on shore, lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. There is a good possibility of seeing seals swimming around the huge icebergs.
After enjoying this wonderful experience we head back in the afternoon towards Reykjavik where we estimate to arrive around 21:15 (09:15pm).
Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik
Minibus tour for maximum 15 passengers,
Guided blue ice hiking tour with all necessary safety equipment supplied
Accommodation for one night incl. breakfast in a cozy guesthouse in double rooms with shared bathrooms
Boat tour on a glacier lagoon
Free Wi-Fi on the bus
Entrance fee to Kerid Volcanic Crater
What do I need to bring?
Warm, wind & waterproof clothes
Good hiking shoes are necessary for the Glacier Hike. If you do not have appropriate footwear then we offer these for rent.
Duration: 3 DAYS
Booking Cutoff Hours: 12
Location: Golden Circle
Location: South coast
Highlights: Black Beach, Boat ride, Diamond Beach, Foss á Síðu, Geysir, Glacier hike, Glacier Lagoon, Gljufrabui, Gullfoss, Irafoss, Jökulsárlón, Kerid Volcanic Crater, Kerið, Kvernufoss, Reynisfjara, Seljalandsfoss, Skaftafell, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull, Strokkur, Vík, Þingvellir,