Discover the breathtaking charm of Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon on this tour along the South Shore.
Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia
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!
About this tour
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.
BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
- All year
- Meeting Point
- BSÍ Bus Terminal - City center
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.
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip
- Bus Fare
- Professional Local Guidance
- Free Wi-Fi
- Food and drinks
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, it's important to be prepared with the right information. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your trip
Pets are not allowed on coach tours.
Nature is the main attraction on many of our excursions, meaning that some day tours require short to medium-long walks. If walking is required on the tour, it will be mentioned in the tour description.
We recommend that you find a tour suitable to your needs. Please read the tour descriptions for further information on each tour.
- Warm, wind & waterproof jacket
- Three layers of clothes as the weather can change quickly
- Warm sweater, fleece and thermal layer
- Warm trousers – waterproof and breathable
- Sturdy water-resistant footwear/boots
- Woollen socks
- Warm hat and scarf
- Warm and waterproof gloves
- Crampons (advisable during winter) – can be bought on the spot. Some of our beautiful places in nature are protected and cannot be salted to protect nature. That is why it can get quite icy at Gullfoss and Geysir, so we recommend wearing crampons there.
All admission to sites, museums or exhibitions visited are included, unless otherwise stated in tour description.
Reykjavik Excursions offers guidance in most of the tours. Guidance is in English. Some tours are additionally guided in German, French or Scandinavian (maximum 2 languages per tour).
Our tour guides are professionals with degrees in various languages and/or subjects relating to Icelandic tourism. Your guide tells you about the area you are visiting and leads the way throughout the tour. He will also be able to answer your questions, if you have any. Our aim is to offer quality tours that feature the different aspects of Iceland's nature, history, culture and modern living.
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