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Splendid Simplicity

May - September

Splendid Simplicity

€ 725

Day tour to Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, and the famous Glacier Lagoon.

We fly east to Höfn in Hornafjör›ur, a young town partially framed by Vatnajökull Glacier, larger than all other glaciers in Europe combined. This glacier and its various tongues flow along steep mountainsides, gently dominating the region’s coastline. Our coach drives us to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where huge, aqua-blue icebergs dot this mystical space. We board a boat and shove off for an otherworldly cruise, zigzagging between the imposing bergs. This area was the setting for the opening scenes of the James Bond film, Die Another Day.

The coach then takes us to the base of Vatnajökull Glacier where the driver shifts into low gear and we slowly meander up the mountain track. The temperature becomes cooler and suddenly almost everything is white. At the staging area we can have some light refreshments of our choice in the glacier lodge and walk around in this incredible and unique area for some memorable photo shoots.

Optional Snowmobile tour atop of Vatnajökull Glacier

You slip into protective jumpsuits, helmets and gloves, pick out one snowmobile, and after brief instruction head into a world of splendid simplicity. The sights and sounds and silences of this majestic environment are peacefully exhilarating. There is only the now. We then return to the airport for the flight back to Reykjavík. The price for one hour snowmobile tour is €200 per person.

What's included
  • Return flight to Höfn in Hornafjörður
  • Transportation at site
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Boat trip on the Glacier Lagoon
What's not included
  • Snowmobiling on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Lunch
Tour details
Price per person
€ 725
Duration
11 hours
Season
May - September
Departure
8:55 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
Children's discount
11 yrs and under: 50% / Infants: 90%
Note
Snowmobile tour needs to be booked before departure from Reykjavík

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Snowmobiles on Vatnajökull Glacier
Snowmobiles on Vatnajökull Glacier

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