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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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  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Sean M, USA, August 2014

Amazing tour. The drive is a bit long and I wish we had a few more shorter stops along the way to experience walking among the lava fields we passed, however arriving i Jokulsarlon Lagoon is well worth the wait. Several of the waterfalls were spectacular as we'll, but the lagoon with the icebergs and the chance to eat centuries-old pure water ice cubes straight from the glacier was quite a treat!

Reviewed by: Emily M, August 2014

Do not try to do this tour if arriving on a cruise ship at 0700 that morning. Due to weather, our ship was 2 hours late pulling in to port, an hour after the tour departure time. The company was very nice and was able to get us on a different tour later in the day (which was shorter and the price was just over a third of what we paid for this one), but there was a reason we hadn't taken the shorter one in the first place, and it was a bit painful knowing how much we were paying for it. The weather and our delay wasn't the fault of ourselves, the ship, or the tour company, but in the end, we were the ones who lost several hundred dollars - it's not worth the risk. Only book if staying in Reykjavik. (Note: I put 5 stars because the rating was required and that seems to be the norm for the reviews - didn't want to mess up their average).

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Tour code: 2970AH35