Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride & Glacier Walking on Vatnajokull glacier directly from Reykjavik city and back in one day!
Trip difficulty 2 out of 5 possible
This tour is the ideal solution for those staying in Reykjavik and want to visit the spectacular Vatnajokull National Park and its surroundings with out having to worry about transport to this part of the country. Our express bus will take you directly to Skaftafell campsite where our glacier experts wait for your arrival and once you are there the adventure begins!
On this tour you will have the best of both worlds, so to speak, as we take you both glacier walking and sailing on the amazing glacier lagoon. This tour is ideal for those who are staying in Reykjavik but wish to visit Vatnajökull National Park (if transport from Reykavik is not needed than go directly to our Glacier Grand Slam tour). When driving towards the largest glacier in Europe, it is hard not to be tempted to walk on the large mass of ice that sits majestically in front of you and this is your opportunity! We will take you from Skaftafell Service Center to one of the outlet glaciers where a short and easy walk to the glacier awaits. Once we arrive at the glacier tongue we will gear up on crampons and walk on the ice. With one of our expert guides leading the way we will make our way up the ice cap towards the stunning ice fall while your guide explains all the interesting features of the glacier and its surroundings. Hear you will witness first hand how the glacier is slowly. Glacier walking should not be undertaken without the guidance of a professional glacier guide, with all necessary equipment. Our guides are all highly qualified professionals and we provide top of the line equipment to ensure your safety while on our tours.
After the walk we drive to the world famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where we will take a boat ride on the lagoon itself, gliding among enormous icebergs, with Europe´s largest glacier in the background. Here we do switch guides and a glacier lagoon expert accompanies you during the boat ride.
An amazing glacier walking adventure and breathtaking boat ride will create memories that are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Included: Transfer from Reykjavik and back, lagoon boat trip, glacier walking and all necessary safety equipment. Lunch is provided when you arrive in Skaftafell.
Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: approx. 16 hours with transfer from Reykjavik.
Available: June 1st - September 15th (depending on weather).
Age limit: 15 years.
Lunch is included.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended!
You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing should you need them.
Please send us an email if you have any questions or call our office phone +354-659-7000.
Guests are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Glacier Guides guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. Glacier hiking and related activities carry inherent risks and each Guest may be requested by Glacier Guides to sign a liability release and assumption of risk prior to certain excursions.