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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:15 hours (approx.)

Day Trip to Vatnajokull National Park including Glacier Walk and Lagoon Boat Ride

This tour is your chance to go on a unique outdoor adventure in southeast Iceland. From Reykjavik, visit Vatnajökull National Park, home to the largest glacier in Iceland. Enjoy lunch before following your expert guide on a hike on the majestic Virkisjökull Glacier, offering picturesque sights you won't be able to forget. Then, take a scenic boat trip on the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and admire the surrounding wonderworld of ice.


  • Day trip to Vatnajökull National Park from Reykjavik
  • Experience the beauty of Iceland’s largest glacier
  • Hike on the stunning Virkisjökull Glacier with your expert guide
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, a majestic site with picturesque views
  • Hear stories and facts about the region's unique characteristics
  • Lunch, all equipment and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Day Trip to Vatnajokull National Park including Glacier Walk and Lagoon Boat Ride

Day Trip to Vatnajokull National Park including Glacier Walk and Lagoon Boat Ride

Take an amazing day trip to Vatnajökull National Park in southeast Iceland and experience the beauty of one of Europe’s largest glaciers. After pickup from your Reykjavik hotel in a comfortable coach, enjoy a drive along Iceland’s south coast and have lunch at the park entrance in Skaftafell before starting your adventure to the Virkisjökull Glacier.

At the Virkisjökull Glacier, your specially trained and highly qualified guide will take you on a scenic hike on the glacier itself. After a brief safety introduction you will feel the ancient ice under your feet as you explore the glacier and take in the incredible views. High above on the outlet rises the massive Vatnajökull Glacier in all its glory, an incredible sight you won’t forget!

As you walk on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of your shoes), which are necessary to enjoy a safe walk on the ice, see spectacular ice formations such as deep sink holes and rugged ice crevasses. Your guide will tell you all about the Vatnajökull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers that descend magnificently from the main hub toward the ocean.

Afterward, continue to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Breiðamerkursandur. Explore this must-see area by boat! Glide between huge icebergs, which constantly break away from the glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull, producing an incredible wonderworld of ice. After your scenic boat ride, stop for coffee and a warm, tasty Icelandic waffle with cream and jam before starting your relaxing journey back to Reykjavík.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Even though the weather was poor -rain and wind - the day was still picturesque. The glacier walk was great with good guides and the lagoon boat ride was spectacular. A long day but awe inspiring.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Best experience and definitely the highlight off my Iceland trip. We spent a good 12hrs in total but it was well and truly worth it. The countryside is beautiful and lined with waterfalls and their is free wifi on board incase you want to surf online. The glacier hike wasn't strenuous by any means, just fascinating and super fun. The lagoon was really gorgeous as well and there was plenty of time to walk around after the boat ride. We had an amazing weather on the day but I would recommend wet weather gear in the colder months.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2012

It was so worth climbing the glacier! The iceburgs were beautiful. I was pleased with the service. The service and the guides didn't explain things well. Make sure you bring waterproof gear since they don't provide it. I wish there was a proper list of things to bring with you. A storm hit when we were climbing. Most of the people didn't have any change of clothes. We had to sit on the bus for 9 hours in soaking wet clothes! I didn't have a chance to go on the boat ride cause I was so cold after the hike. Just make sure you bring a bag of extra clothes and shoes to change into if you don't wear waterproof clothes. Still worth seeing it.

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