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

Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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.


  • 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 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.

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great program and scenic stops. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommend it.

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