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Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2970AH35

Head out to the magnificent glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon, and follow in the footsteps of James Bond in "Die Another Day" and Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider". This exhilarating full-day excursion from Reykjavik takes you along Iceland's southern coastline, known for its exquisite mountain scenery.


  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Many of Iceland's biggest glacier rivers run into the Atlantic Ocean on the country's southern shore. Along the way to this amazing coastline you'll pass charming villages such as Selfoss, Vik and Kirkjubaejarklaustur, and the Skaftafell National Park; there is also a stop to visit the Skogarfoss waterfall. You'll also drive through the vast desert of Skeidarasandur, where sand storms can be so powerful they've been known to strip the paint off a car!

Just before you reach the lagoon, you'll pass Iceland's biggest volcano, Oraefajokull glacier, which also has the highest peak of the island, Hvannadalshnjukur, at 6950 feet (2119 meters).

At the lagoon you will have time to view this stunning area before taking a boat ride. But these are no ordinary boats! They are capable of driving short distances as well as sailing on water - something quite unique!

Jokulsarlon lagoon started to form in the early 1920s, and is growing bigger every year. You will see blocks of ice that have broken off Europe's biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, and are sailing slowly towards the ocean, which is only a mile away. Some of the icebergs are partially covered with volcanic ash from ancient eruptions, and look like sculptures, made by Mother Nature herself!

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Centrally located Reykjavik hotels or Reykjavik Cruise Port
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Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 10:00pm

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Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

  • Boat tour on Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Tony H, October 2014

Long day although trip broken up with frequent stops there and back. Guide was great, Jokulsarlon took our breath away was so beautiful. Even saw the Northern Lights on the way back which the driver stopped for us to get out and ooh and ahh at, so can't complain about a thing! As time was short we did this on our first day and the Golden Circle the day after. Would perhaps have been better if more days available to spread them out as we were so tired what with getting back late and two early mornings!

Reviewed by: Panagiota P, October 2014

(+) excellent tour, you can see the amazing landscape that's changing eg the fields, the sea, some waterfalls on the way to the glacier, and the glacier itself is amazing, breathtaking. The illuminating waterfall was a nice touch at the end. The guide (Mattias i think) is the best guide ever. He is really knowledgable and you the stories/info he is telling are very interesting.

(-) be prepared it's the longest tour, about 14hrs, you can't see that much of the south coast, except the waterfall Skogafoss, another glacier (from far away) and you will be at Vik in the afternoon were there's no day light (i'm guessing if you do the tour in the summer you will have plenty of it) to walk to the beach.

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Tour code: 2970AH35