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Small-group Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) Day Trip from Reykjavík provided by Gateway to Iceland

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Small-group Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) Day Trip from Reykjavík

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Many tours stop at Jokulsarlon as part of a longer circuit, but the majestic glacier lagoon is enough to fill up a full day’s itinerary. Relax while someone else drives on the journey to Jokulsarlon from Reykjavik, making only one stop along the way, to behold the lagoon’s icebergs and volcanic beaches.
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  • 1
    Glacier Lagoon
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Diamond Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Hofskirkja Church
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Fjadrargljufur Canyon
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • Explore Jokulsarlon and just a few other attractions in one full day
  • Spend more time at Jokulsarlon than most tours
  • See the icebergs and volcanic beaches in the area
  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from Reykjavik
What to Expect
Your trip begins with pickup from designated bus stops and hotels in Reykjavik. Hop aboard your tour vehicle, meet your guide and small group and begin the journey toward Vik, a charming seafront village under the shadow of Myrdalsjokull glacier. See the village and basalt sea stacks. Continue toward Jokulsarlon, passing lava fields and black sand deserts. Upon arrival, visit Diamond and Crystal Beaches, where icebergs wash up during certain tidal conditions. Then, head back west toward Reykjavik, and stop at Fjadrargljufur canyon, a turf church, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Your guide keeps an eye out for northern lights on the return journey. Arrive back in Reykjavik and finish your tour with a drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
  • Professional Local Driver-guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops & hotels
  • Small-group tour (tour operated exclusively on minibuses)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sturdy, warm, waterproof shoes, as well as warm rain and windproof outdoor clothing, is recommended. For the best comfort, we recommend bringing mittens and a hat even during the summer season.
  • Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The tour operates with minimum 4 adult participants.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Vadim wrote a review May 2020
Murmansk, Russia18,087 contributions2,195 helpful votes
Several companies offered day tours to Jokulsarlon at roughly the same prices. Gateway to Iceland offered for 19900 kronor. I chose the tour that the travel Agency only because reopen to the public Fjadrargljufur сanyon was in the program. Otherwise, I would have gone on this
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Date of experience: June 2019
1 Helpful vote
Ioana T wrote a review Mar 2020
29 contributions4 helpful votes
We thought we would be tired after unsuccessfully chasing lights the previous night. Got to bed at 01:00. Woke up at 6:30 for a 14 hours tour. The soft spoken guide tricked us. Initially we thought he was going to put us to sleep but instead he hypnotized us! His every word was
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Date of experience: March 2020
Douglas C wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
“What could ruin Iceland?” My tour guide, Gummi of Gateway to Iceland, was extremely knowledgeable about the history, economy, folklore, and everyday life of Iceland. But I wanted to hear something different. “I cite, from Wikipedia. GDP is $75k, 16th place in the world,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Share wrote a review Feb 2020
Cary, North Carolina16 contributions1 helpful vote
Gummi was our bus driver and guide. He is very knowledgeable. He told great stories. I loved diamond beach and loved lunch and dinner at Vik village. The Lagoon was spectacular!!! The waterfall was beatiful at night!! This tour was my favorite though it was long it was worth
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Date of experience: February 2020
laurenceviger wrote a review Jan 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland25 contributions7 helpful votes
We had the chance to have the owner Gummi as our guide, a wonderful man full of knowledge and anecdotes to share. It is a long day, that’s for sure, but the drive is smooth and the mini bus is very comfortable (wifi, charging outlets, big windows, heating etc). We had the
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: Gateway to Iceland
Unforgettable experience
First of all, our guide Gummi was just perfect. I felt like he knew everything about Iceland. Also he was kind-hea
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Highly Recommend
Ian was a fantastic guide, he shared so many interesting facts. The tour was wonderful, loved all the stops. Highly
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A top day and a top guide!
Everything about this day was perfect: communication before the tour, pickup right on time in front of the hotel ju
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Fantastic guide Gummi! His thoughtful comments, funny stories and knowledge of this beautiful country made this tou
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Beautiful and educational trip with a lovely guide!
The tour was very well organised and in a small and personal group. The guide knew an answer to every question that
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Fantastic Tour, Gummi the guide was amazing!
This was the last of the four tours we did during our stay, but the only one we booked via Gateway to Iceland. We
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A Grand Day Out!
The logistics and pickup arrangements were clear and accurate and we felt welcome long before arriving in Iceland
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Fantastic experience, amazing guide!
We went on the Small Group tour to the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon today, and it was such an incredible experie
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Claire F
Golden circle and secret lagoon tour
Trond took us on our golden circle and secret lagoon tour, we had a lovely day with amazing sites. Trond is a great
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Virginia visitors
If I could give 6 stars I would. It was a fabulous experience. Gummi provided a rich history of Iceland as we toure
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Secret lagoon, 3 course meal and Northern lights tour
This is an afternoon til late evening tour various pick ups we had a commentary on various interesting facts about
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon tour
Excellent experience with our tour guide Trond. Trond was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. He
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Martin F
Worthwhile Tour
Gummi was leading this tour and was extremely informative on all aspects of the tour and very considerate of the pa
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Excellent Value Tour
Tour is quick and nimble, have more time at site than large bus tour. Secret Lagoon is unique and wonderful, should
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We had a great tour of The Golden Circle. Our Guide Thord was very informative and helpful Wonderful scenery
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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