Day trip

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
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From US$ 145.54 per person

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Take a tour along the beautiful south shore of Iceland to the magnificent glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón.

About this activity

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The complimentary pickup service starts 30 minutes before the selected departure. Due to traffic limitations in the city center, you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your hotel reception will help you find it or, if staying in a private accommodation, please get in touch with the local supplier after the booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • See amazing blocks of ice at Jökulsárlón
  • Admire the wonderful Seljalandsfoss
  • Visit the Skógafoss waterfall
Full description

Follow the south coast of Iceland to the glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón, on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and learn about the incredible landscapes from your guide. Stay connected with free WIFI aboard the climate-controlled bus. Depart from Reykjavik in an air-conditioned bus and pass charming villages as well as Skaftafell National Park on your way to the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls. Look out for Iceland’s biggest volcano, Öræfajökull glacier. After arriving at the lagoon, enjoy some time to view this stunning area. Take a walk along the shore and admire the icebergs. During the summer season, amphibian boat tours on the lagoon are available at an extra cost (payable onsite). Jökulsárlón started to form in the early nineteen twenties and is getting bigger every year. See blocks of ice that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, as they sail slowly towards the ocean. The tour returns to Reykjavik in the evening.

Includes
  • Bus
  • Guide
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
  • Food and beverages (there are stops at local restaurants and gas stations on the way)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • It is important to note that the boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is not included
  • Sunday departures are also guided in German
  • Saturday departures are also guided in French
  • Wednesday departures are also guided in Mandarin Chinese
  • Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Please wait outside your hotel or at your designated bus stop for the pickup bus. Please make sure you provide your hotel details in advance
  • Please note that the discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to a maximum of 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
  • Pickup is offered from most hotels in the Reykjavik area. Due to bus access restrictions in Reykjavik you may need to make your way to a designated pickup point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 176 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Overall excellent trip with sun coming out exactly when we were at Jokulsarlon. Our guide Esther was a great coach. She gave a ton of information with stories,tidbits and kept time really well. Highly encourage anyone to take this trip. Would love additional 15 mins at Diamond beach but already trip is 14 hours and so understand time constraints.

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July 29, 2022

It was a great trip. The glacier lagoon is out of this world! The boat trip on the lagoon was great too! Overall, the trip was well organized. One thing needs to be mentioned: the tour is in English only. The description states that it will also be offered in other languages in parallel on different days. That's not the case, but that's just by the way... Conclusion: Highly recommended all round!

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June 6, 2022

Our excursion was brought forward to Thursday 28/10 due to lack of people for the following Saturday. Our bus was half full on that day. A lot of road (almost 900km) over the 2 p.m. day but magnificent landscapes. We stopped, on the way, at a huge waterfall, then at Vik before arriving at the glacier lagoon. For lack of luck, a lot of rain and wind prevented us from fully enjoying the place, which was magnificent despite everything. On the way back, we stopped at another waterfall, at night, which was purely magnificent! Our guide Ali spoke slowly which made it easy to understand despite his accent.

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October 31, 2021

Product ID: 2021