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

Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Discover spectacular south Iceland and take a cruise on the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Lagoon on this scenic day trip from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, trace Iceland’s spectacular south coast, a canvas of towering mountains, waterfalls and glacial rivers. Visit the Skogarfoss waterfall, view the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell, and board an amphibious boat at the breathtaking Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Glide past the floating icebergs and learn about its geology and starring roles in movies such as 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' and James Bond ‘Die Another Day.’


  • 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

Depart your central Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned coach and gaze out over Iceland’s rugged landscapes as you journey toward the south coast.

As you travel, listen as your informative guide shares tales of south Iceland, an area rich in picturesque villages and natural spectacles such as glacial rivers, waterfalls and volcanic peaks.

Drive through typically unspoilt villages such as Selfoss, Vik and Kirkjubaejarklaustur; and marvel at the snow-capped mountains and epic landscapes of Skaftafell, part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

Visit the spectacular Skogarfoss waterfall, and drive through the volcanic desert of Skeidarasandur — a vast sand plain where sandstorms can be so intense that they strip paint from cars!
 Pass Iceland's largest active volcano, the ice-covered, sub-glacial Oraefajokull, and gaze up at 6950-foot (2,119-meter) Hvannadalshnjukur on its summit crater, the country’s highest peak.

Shortly afterward, arrive at Jokulsarlon Lagoon: a breathtaking expanse of water strewn with ice chunks that has provided a backdrop for several action films, including the James Bond hit Die Another Day and the 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie.

Marvel at the pristine lagoon and board a specially designed amphibious boat for a sightseeing cruise. Find a spot on the outdoor deck and thrill as your land-and-water vessel edges slowly into the waters.

Then, soak in the dream-like setting as you cruise around the floating icebergs and ice blocks. Watch for seals in the water and learn how the floating ice, broken off from the nearby Vatnajokull glacier, is gliding slowly towards the Atlantic.

After your unforgettable 40-minute cruise, step ashore and travel back to Reykjavik where your day trip finishes with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Absolutely loved it!!!

Sylvia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Glacier Lagoon was breathtaking...loved it. Only negative is it is a LONG trip but if you are prepared for that , it not a problem. Also make sure you prep with appropriate clothing it can be very cold and very wet.

Renate S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Although this trip makes for a very long day, the sights were incredible and our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining!

Suzanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

You spend most of he day on the coach and I did'nt realise the number of miles we needed to travel. Lagoon was out of this world!!! Due to the wind we did'nt get out on the boat which was very disappointing.
Waterfalls fantastic but one was visited at night so did'nt get real effect but did see The Northern Lights at this setting. Well worth the journey as it is a once in a life time experience.

Ian P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic day out - an absolute must if you visit Iceland.

Lauren D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Incredible! Very well organised tour, very knowledgeable and informative tour guide, and AMAZING sights to see! We were extremely lucky with the weather, even seeing the northern lights on the drive back to Reykjavik. I highly recommend this tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour of Southern coast and waterfalls with finale of boat trip on glacial lagoon. Long day with many stops and terrific guide Brandon and safe driver Gisli.
Highly recommended.

Mrs Anne L G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fabulous, exceeded expectations! And we saw the Northern Lights on the return journey. Excellent tour guide and driver.

Nitiwadee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a very smooth trip. The guide was really informative and friendly. She told us many interesting sagas behind the landscapes that we saw and lots of things about Icelandic people. The service was excellent. We were suppose to check in a different accommodation that day and we were worried about where to store our luggage. The driver offered to take it under the coach. That was really kind and unexpected.

Virginia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Gorgeous scenery and an anphibean to enter the lagoon was fun.

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