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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Boat tour included in Summer departure from May - September
Boat NOT included in Winter departures October, March, April
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland
- 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
- Boat tour included in Summer departure from May - September
- Boat tour NOT included in Winter departures October, March, April
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: HANH H, November 2016
Excellent tour but pls read the details carefully. This tour does NOT include the boat ride during the winter months which has been corrected. We were unaware of this, contacted Viator and their customer did an EXCELLENT job looking this and working with us through it. They have also updated their website since then for clarity. Honesty, I think this mistake came from the tour line itself and not viator.
Now onto the tour! It's a long roughly 14 hour tour to the south side of iceland where we had the opportunity to visit two beautiful waterfall before heading to the east side to the glacier lagoon. One of the two waterfall you actually have an opportunity to walk behind which was awesome! You will get wet so pls wear a waterproof coat or jacket depending on when you go. The glacier lagoon is beautiful but the impact of global warming is saddening. The 30mins boat ride around the lagoon looked awesome but we unfortunately did not get a chance to ride on it. I heard if you're lucky you may see some animals out there! Each location you got to spend about 30mins to an hour depending on timing. I never felt rushed. Plenty of bathroom breaks and you do stop for lunch and dinner. On this trip, the lunch and dinner places were not very impressive, very cafeteria like. I'd suggest packing your own food/snacks. On the way back from the lagoon you do stop at the city of Vik where you'll see the black sand. However it was in the evening so very dark and didn't see much. If anything I would have suggested they cut back on one of the waterfall preferably not the one where you can walk behind it and visit this Vik instead. Have fun guys!
Reviewed by: Mrs Kathryn G, November 2016
This was a great day out! I was pleasantly surprised to find that we were making the tour in a small group of 9, travelling in a comfortable mini bus, rather than in a coach party as I had expected. The down side was that I thought I had paid for the tour including the boat trip but was informed by Grayline that it did not-it cost another 75 to buy two boat tickets at the lagoon. Beware-just because the description says the boat trip is not included in April, apparently does not mean that it is included the rest of the year.! The journey was great as our driver/guide Jakob kept us entertained and informed about everything we passed. He even sang us an Icelandic lullaby on the way home. At the lunch stop, buy a sandwich and walk across the road to climb the track closer to the glaciers-you can sit in a cafe anywhere. The lagoon was beautiful and the nearby beach where the icebergs float out to sea was the best part of the trip.