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Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 478 2222
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Crystal Ice Cave Tour with Pickup from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
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Guided Glacier Lagoon Tour
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Private Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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The glacier lagoons were and still are my number one stop in Iceland. We came here on a 2 day trip with Extreme Iceland and I can only recommend takeing a tour during the winter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The glacier lagoons were and still are my number one stop in Iceland. We came here on a 2 day trip with Extreme Iceland and I can only recommend takeing a tour during the winter. The roads were slick and icy. This lagoon is huge. You can actually look in from more than one parking area, which are connected by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place just blew me away and has become one of my fave places that I have visited anywhere. Had the most amazing clear day when we visited which probably helped but it was just such a beautiful place. Recommend a detour from anywhere to visit. We didnt do a tour just wandered around the banks enjoying the location. So... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see place in Iceland. Amazing view. You would like to watch this beauty all day. Maybe it is far from Reykjavik but definitely worths. If you have time, you can stay at Vik and go on your Golden Circle route. Words are not enough for this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place completely blew me away. It's a long drive from Reykjavik. Break it up over two, even three days if you can. There are plenty of other sites to see along the way. Sample itinerary: Day 1: Golden Circle + Secret Lagoon Day 2: Keldur Turf House, Seljalandfoss & Skogafoss waterfalls, plane crash, Vik sandstone beach Day 3: Jokulsarlon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Jokaulsarlon ice lagoon is a glacial lake filled with a huge number of icebergs, remnants of calvings off the Breidamerkurjokull glacier (a tongue of the Vatnajokull ice cap). From the shore just off Highway 1 you can view and photograph the icebergs as they float by on their final journey under the Highway 1 bridge to the Atlantic ocean. Across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove in our rental car around 5 hours to get here but it was worth it. Unlike anything I've seen, it's not necessary to pay for a tour, you can get there easily and access the lagoon without a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my breath away. In the top ten things I have seen in my life - and I have travelled extensively. I couldn't stop staring at it. Mesmerising. There are not the right words to describe its beauty. We went for a day trip. Well worth it even though it was a long way. Would recommend to everyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just out of this world. The ice was so beautiful and even in November it was not that cold. Just dress for it: Long underwear base + pants, snow pants if you have them. Don't forget your yaktrax too! The beach was beautiful as well. We hiked along the lagoon for quite some time. I don't think I have experienced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place blew my mind. Unbelievably beautiful! Wish I had more time to spend and take more pics. A must see if in Iceland!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never seen icebergs and its natural beauty before in my life and was able to cross this off my bucket list! The drive out here was quite long from Reykjavik ---a good 3-4 hours (each way) with mini-stops in between. It definitely helped that there were 5 of us taking turns driving to & from the Lagoon. Again, it... More 

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