5 star rating: Highly Recommended 135 Reviews

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  14 hours (approx.)

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.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • Scenic drive past picturesque villages and stunning landscapes
  • Skogarfoss waterfall and Skaftafell National Park
  • Boat ride on Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • Setting for movies including James Bond's Die Another Day and A View to a Kill, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

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What You Can Expect

Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

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!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were hesitant to take on a 14-15 hour coach tour, but this proved our best option, rather than staying somewhere on the south coast. The tour gave great insight into the attractions of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, the waterfalls at Selgafoss and Selgalandsfoss, Vik and the black beach.
It seemed odd, at first, that we drove past Selgalandsfoss in late morning, but it was a real highlight to see the vertical rainbows there with the sun on our backs in the evening. Our on water lagoon experience was memorable.
Our guide Christina was very informative and did a good job keeping the mood cheerful as the day got longer. Her advice re available food at meal stops was valuable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I think this was our favourite tour even though it was such a long day.
The waterfalls and lava flows/remains were good but the glacier lagoon was the highlight.

Congratulations to your coach driver on this trip he did very well and had our complete confidence.

Phyllis
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour. Our guide was informative and entertaining. The best part was the ride on the glacial lagoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour! Our guide Christina was excellent! U get to see 2 magnificent waterfalls n of course the incredible glacier lagoon with huge chunks of floating blue icebergs n black sand beach! Long tour almost 15 hrs but stopped for gd lunch n dinner... The drive along the south coast is beautiful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was really great! Stunning landscape all the way. Experienced and informative tour guide. Pretty good food for lunch and dinner stop as well!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was awesome. Highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Louisa, was fantastic and told many of the Icelandic saga's to keep us entertained on the long bus trip. They don't mention that there is little south coast visible and you only visit one beach - with black sand on the tour, however the mountain ranges, glaciers, lava fields and waterfalls make up for it. The lagoon cruise was amazing and definitely something I would love to do again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Such a great tour, it was a long day but so worth seeing Jokulsarlon Lagoon and the boat ride was spectacular with an awesome guide. Along the way you saw so much of south Iceland's landscape, it was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen. A mountain backdrop, reflective water, black sand and white/blue icebergs. Photos don't so it justice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing! I liked that it was a fairly small group and the guide was very knowledgeable. The guide shared information not only about places that we've visited but culture, people, and life in general in Iceland which was very interested to hear. I would love to come back again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved the sites, the bus ride, the ability to walk about, and most importantly, the terrific knowledge and cordial demeanor of our tour guide, Brandon. Long day, but oh so worth it! Be sure to bring rain gear for the boat ride....cause you never know what the weather will bring.

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