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Glacier hike and glacier lagoon from Reykjavík

Vatnajokull Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon

Adventure packed day trip from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull national park. Includes Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and glacier walking in Skaftafell.

Price from 29.990 ISK per person.

Tour highlights
  • Skaftafell nature reserve
  • Vatnajökull - Europe's largest glacier
  • Virkisjökull outlet glacier
  • South coast
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

Rated: Easy.
Duration: 16-17 hours.
Pick up time: 07:00 – 07:30 from your Reykjavik accommodation.
Included: Pick-up from Reykjavík, glacier hike (Glacier Wonders), glacier gear.
What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves (gloves can be provided). Good hiking shoes are recommended!
Hiking shoes and waterproof clothing can be rented upon booking.
Minimum age: 10 years.
Maximum number of participants: 16 persons per guide.

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    This amazing adventure tour will take you into the Vatnajökull National Park in South East Iceland and onto the largest glacier in Europe. We will drive along the South Coast and stop on our way to have lunch (not included) at the national park entrance in Skaftafell before starting our adventure on the Virkisjökull glacier. There we will go for a scenic hike on the glacier itself and feel the ancient ice under our feet and all around. High above us on the outlet rises the massive Vatnajökull glacier in all its magnificence, a sight not soon forgotten.

    Walking on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes) we safely walk on the ice and along the way we see spectacular ice formations, deep sinkholes and rugged ice crevasses.  Our specially trained, highly qualified glacier guides will tell you all about the Vatnajökull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers, that like the Virkisjökull, descend from the main hub, towards the ocean.

    From Virkisjökull, we continue onwards and onto the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on Breiðamerkursandur. This place is one of the absolute must-sees in Iceland. At Jokulsarlon it is possible to go down to Diamond beach which has diamond ice bergs at it’s black sand beach. We’ll find ourselves standing close to huge icebergs, which constantly break away from the glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull, producing a wonderworld of ice, hard to describe with words.


All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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