Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
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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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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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
Reviewed by: Megan B, July 2014
This tour was a transcendent experience, truly. It moved me. It's also a really nice thing to do if you were, like I was, traveling alone. The length of time was a plus, because we got to see so much beauty along the way -- the horses and sheep, the farms, tiny towns, lupen growing everywhere, glaciers, lava fields, flocks of nesting birds, the sea. And the Lagoon itself will forever remain one of the most exquisite things I've seen in all my travels. I live in the southwestern US; we have a lot of almost otherworldly beauty here as well, so my expectations were high. Still, the trip far exceeded them. I'm so glad that, on a relatively short trip, I picked this excursion for my one big adventure.
Reviewed by: annie, July 2014
It is a long journey to finally get to see the glacier lagoon but it is absolutely worth it. The place is amazing.