5 star rating: Highly Recommended 99 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 August 2014

Amazing tour. The drive is a bit long and I wish we had a few more shorter stops along the way to experience walking among the lava fields we passed, however arriving i Jokulsarlon Lagoon is well worth the wait. Several of the waterfalls were spectacular as we'll, but the lagoon with the icebergs and the chance to eat centuries-old pure water ice cubes straight from the glacier was quite a treat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Do not try to do this tour if arriving on a cruise ship at 0700 that morning. Due to weather, our ship was 2 hours late pulling in to port, an hour after the tour departure time. The company was very nice and was able to get us on a different tour later in the day (which was shorter and the price was just over a third of what we paid for this one), but there was a reason we hadn't taken the shorter one in the first place, and it was a bit painful knowing how much we were paying for it. The weather and our delay wasn't the fault of ourselves, the ship, or the tour company, but in the end, we were the ones who lost several hundred dollars - it's not worth the risk. Only book if staying in Reykjavik. (Note: I put 5 stars because the rating was required and that seems to be the norm for the reviews - didn't want to mess up their average).

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