Experience the stunning south coast of Iceland. Black sand beaches, waterfalls, glaciers, diamond beach and more. See the floating icebergs on the glacier lagoon and optionally you can take a boat ride on the lagoon and sail around the icebergs.
See all the main attractions of the South Coast in just one day! Small groups & personal service guaranteed.
Duration: ~15 hours
Pick-up: 08:00 - 08:30
Group maximum: 19 persons
Available: All year
Age limit: 6 years
- Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
- The Diamond Beach
- Reynisfjara black sand beach
- Lava fields
- Skaftafell national Park
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Skogafoss waterfall
- Vik (town)
- Free WiFi on bus
- Mt. Hekla view
- Eyjafjallajokull view
- That from October 16th - May 14th we will skip the following activities because of the short daylight:
Included: Pick-up & drop-off in Reykjavik, an English guided tour of the South Coast and Jokulsarlon.
Optional extra: You can buy a boat ride on the glacier lagoon from May-Sept (summer). See Extras in booking engine for prices. Please note that if the boat tour is not booked beforehand there is no guarantee there will be availability on site
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes. You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing in the booking engine. This is is a long tour so bringing some snacks is also a good idea.
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"It was an amazing tour! The two guides gave us a lot of information on the region and on Iceland and I had a great time. The drive was quite long to the glacier lagoon but the multiple stops made it look shorter! The lagoon was wonderful and is a must see in Iceland."
After pickup we drive out of Reykjavik, past Hellisheidi Geothermal Power plant. You will see the water vapors rising to the air. We drive along the south coast all the way to Hvolsvollur town, the first stop.
We continue along the coast to the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall and experience some hidden magic in the small cave there. You might even see a double rainbow if you are lucky. This waterfall is so amazing that Justin Bieber shot a music video there!
Since waterfalls are awesome, we now drive to the next waterfall which is called Skogafoss. This is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland with a drop of around 60m / 200ft. This waterfall constantly produces colorful rainbows on sunny days, and double rainbows are its specialty. This waterfall is also a Hollywood movie star, it appeared in the movies Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. And of course it appeared in Justin Bieber's music video.
Enough waterfalls, now its time for some food. We drive to the small town Vik, where we have lunch. We will have a good view over the beautiful ocean cliffs called Reynisdrangar. Spectacular scenery with a black sand beach, ocean and mountain cliffs.
At last, the main event. We drive to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This lagoon is the biggest star of them all, and has appeared in many movies. To name a few: Batman Begins and the James Bond movies: A View to a Kill and Die Another Day. We spend some time here and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Those who booked a boat tour can now go and sail among the icebergs.
A short walk away, you can find the Diamond Beach (or Crystal Beach), a nearby black sand beach where you can find small icebergs (crystals) that have washed ashore and look like glittering diamonds. You can also take a short hike along the glacier lagoon and enjoy the mesmerizing surroundings.
After the lagoon, we drive to Skaftafell national park. Here we have dinner, and enjoy the view over the glaciers (the dinner stop is only during the summer season).
Let's go to the beach! We drive to the exciting Reynisfjara black sand beach. Be sure to visit the small cave (if the guide and conditions allow), you can see natural basalt columns all around the cave. Exciting stuff. You can also see Reynisdrangar ocean cliffs from the beach, from a different angle than before.
Note: Be careful at the beach and pay attention to what the guide says since the ocean waves can be sneaky and dangerous. Do not walk all the way to the ocean!
After a stroll on the beach, we head back to Reykjavik. We should be home before midnight.
Double the fun. Since this is a long day tour, you will get two separate guides (the guide can only drive for so long). One guide takes you all the way to Jokulsarlon, where you will meet the second guide. That guide will then take you back to Reykjavik. We don't want our guides to work for 15 hours straight, and we hope that this arrangement makes the tour more enjoyable.
Amphibian Boat Tour
As an optional extra you can book an boat tour on Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. The boat ride takes around 30 minutes. See booking engine for prices.
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Jokulsarlon Day Tour - Rated 5/5 based on 10 customer reviews
Amazing South Coast!5 by Shubham Moondhara 2018-06-06
Excellent tour!5 by Subhankari Bhattacharyya 2018-06-16
Excellent Excursion5 by James & Elaine Australia 2018-06-18
Great Outing with a Knowledgeable Guide!5 by Verified customer 2017-06-06
Great tour for the time poor. Do the 2 day one if you can.5 by Verified customer 2017-05-26
Awesome day!5 by Verified customer 2017-05-26
Five stars5 by Verified customer 2017-05-25
Very good tour5 by Verified customer 2017-05-21
Amazing Trip5 by Cari 2018-10-28
Well Worth It!5 by Ava 2018-11-11