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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Departure Point:
Centrally located Reykjavik hotels or Reykjavik Cruise Port
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

14 hours (approx.)
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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  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jean S, October 2015

This was a really fantastic trip which we were very happy to recommend to fellow travellers. The countryside which we saw was really spectacular but again was very rushed but can understand because of the distance involved. I think some of the toilet facilities need to be upgraded to handle more tourists as its frustrating standing in line when you really want to be taking photos.

Reviewed by: lsu_batgirl, October 2015

This was a wonderful tour. So many places to visit and see. The tour is very long but it is very worth it. We stopped every hour and a half to two hours to get out of the bus and walk around or eat. It definitely made the ride more manageable. My one tip is to sit on the left side of the bus on the way as it is the more scenic side with waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, sheep, etc. The right side is all ocean viewing and by the time you head back to Reykjavik it will start getting dark and you'll miss everything.

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Tour code: 2970AH35