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Discover the breathtaking charm of Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon on this tour along the South Shore.

With its enormous white and blue icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull glacier, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a natural wonder of Iceland, a sight you absolutely cannot miss. The nearby Diamond Beach has a stunning display of chunks of ice glistening on stark black sands. This tour features some of southeast Iceland's most spectacular and iconic landscapes!

The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon gives a feeling of incredible tranquillity as the 1000-1500-year-old ice silently drifts into the lake and slowly melts away. The lagoon covers 18 square kilometres and reaches more than 248 metres at its deepest point. Movie buffs may recognise the lagoon from scenes in Batman Begins, Tomb Raider and two James Bond movies. 

The tour also stops at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The iconic Skógafoss is a dramatic waterfall and one of the biggest in the country, as it stands 82 feet high and has a drop-off of nearly 200 feet! Meanwhile, Seljalandsfoss is a beautiful waterfall with a thin stream plunging metres below. What makes Seljalandsfoss unique is the ability to walk behind the falls on a footpath. It’s a memorable experience, but it can get a little wet. It’s recommended to bring either a waterproof jacket along if you want to walk behind it.

Close to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is the Diamond Beach, where you can see chunks of ice that sometimes wash ashore and are scattered about like giant diamonds against a backdrop of black sand. The scene is spectacular any time of year but genuinely magical when the sun shines (Icebergs on the Diamond beach are weather dependent and therefore not guaranteed sightings) 

The tour will also stop at Vík for dinner, and afterwards, you can walk to a Black Sand Beach and see the interesting Reynisdrangar rock formations.

 

Availability
All year
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
13.5 hours
Minimum age
1
Meeting Point
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

TourID: RE113

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia

Meeting point

BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

Need to know

Remember to dress according to the weather. Warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended. We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks for colder days.

From €181/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

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Included

  • Bus Fare
  • Professional Local Guidance
  • Free Wi-Fi

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Tour highlights

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Skógafoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Vík
South Coast
Diamond Beach
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