Icebergs, Glaciers, Waterfalls, Lava Fields, Black Sand… All in Just 1 Day
Where else can you explore secret waterfalls and volcanic beaches, cross the largest black desert in Europe and the greatest lava field on the planet, and watch beautiful icebergs floating in crystal clear water – all in just 1 day?
This tour is an intense adventure chasing both ice and waterfalls to reach our destination of the day Vatnajokull Glacier.
It is also one of the longest day tours in Iceland, so it really makes sense to make a local do the driving, so you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Glacier lagoon express private day tour from Reykjavik
Glacier Lagoon Express
From Reykjavik, we travel along the rugged South Shore via Vík. This tour is not just about going to one of Iceland’s most beautiful sights: the Glacier Lagoon also known as Jokulsarlon, but also about enjoying the best of the South Shore as we drive from South to East through 700 km of stunning Icelandic nature.
We stop by all the famous sights and our secret stops on the South Shore. You’ll see black beaches, basalt columns, huge waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, and colourful rough scenery.
We’ll drive through the biggest lava field on the planet, cross huge wastelands, rivers and the black desert of Skeidarasandur, and you’ll see what it’s like to live in a country with 200 earthquakes a day, 150 active volcanoes and clear signs of climate change
Our destination and highlight of the tour is the famous Jökulsarlon – also known as the Glacier Lagoon with its ever-changing icebergs and seals playing in the cold water. We explore the lagoon by foot or by boat (optional and not included in the price).
Then it’s time to head back to Reykjavik in the evening sun. We will make random stops on the way all according to weather and daylight. You can just sit back and relax knowing that you have just experienced some of the biggest highlights of Iceland!
This tour covers:
Eyjafjallajokull, Katla, Hekla, LAKI volcano area
Vik – black beach and basalt columns
Desert of Skeidarasandur
Largest lava field on our planet
Svinafellsjokull glacier tongue – glacier view
Seljandafoss – hike behind the waterfall
The Glacier Lagoon/Jokulsarlon
Glacier Beach with icebergs
This tour includes.
– Eyjafjallajokull, Katla, Hekla, LAKI volcano area
– Vik – black beach and basalt columns
– Desert of Skeidarasandur
– Largest lava field on our planet
– Vatnajokull glacier
– Svinafellsjokull glacier tongue
– Seljandafoss – hike behind a waterfall
– Secret waterfall
– The Glacier Lagoon/Jokulsarlon + beach with icebergs
“The Only Way To Tour!”
5 of 5 stars
To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the overcrowded buses, and the lack of one on one
Absolutely Awesome time. glacier lagoon express day tour rReykjavikice cave
“Best Tour I have ever been on! Hands Down!”
5 of 5 stars
This tour was by far the best thing I have ever done. I travel quite a bit for leisure and
I usually don’t do tours. The few I have done were structured and a bit impersonal. NOT so here.
From the minute he picked us up Atli treated us to a 5 star tour of the best of Iceland. We saw things that I never would have riding around on my own. He told us fantastic stories about Iceland from growing up there.
He answered all our questions. Each time he took us to a new place he was almost as excited to show it to us as we were to see it. The best part about this tour is that we didn’t have to drive back to Reykjavik at the end of the day but stayed in southeast Iceland so got to see much more. glacier lagoon express day tour Reykjavik ice cave
When I first looked at the tour I thought it was too high but if you add up 2 nights in a hotel, dinner and breakfast, and three different days of tours in Iceland it will be more than this tour and it won’t be half the fun
Terrimahan, Little Rock, Arkansas
“Amazing 50th Birthday Ice Cave Treat!”
5 of 5 stars
Whisked our family of 4 (boys 20 and 17) away for my 50th birthday. Intentionally chose this day off the grid for the actual day. Roads were treacherous and our bus driver was AMAZING.
He took his job seriously as he was not happy that we were delayed from our tromp on the glacier and we would be late going back to Reykjavik. I don’t blame him as the road at the pass was solid ice.
EVERYTHING went according to plan.
Anna was AMAZING treating us to Icelandic music as we watched the textures of the Icelandic landscape go by. We hit it all and the weather at Glacier Lagoon was glorious.
SSticher, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Glacier LagoonPRIVATE TOUR
- 2 People – 850 per person
- 4 People – 475 per person
- 6 People – 366 per person
Don’t take our word for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments on the Iceland tours.
“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”
5 of 5 stars
We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!
Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.
Simon B., Ontario, Canada
“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”
We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.
We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.
Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.
ETB8285, New York City, New York
“The only way tour in Iceland”
5 of 5 stars
To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….
Absolutely Awesome time.
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