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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

Reykjavík, Iceland

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  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the frozen enchantment of Europe's largest glacier lagoon on a full-day tour of the legendary Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, travel along the scenic south coast and admire views of black sand beaches and dramatic rock formations before arriving at the extraordinary Glacier Lagoon. Visit Diamond Beach, where icebergs originating from the Vatnajökull glacier wash ashore. On the return journey, discover the splendor of Séljalandsdoss Waterfall with its 60m drop, and relax during the journey back to your Reykjavik hotel by comfortable coach.
  • Full-day trip to Iceland's magnificent Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik
  • Travel along Iceland's spectacular south coast to see black sand beaches and the distinctive rock formations of Vik
  • Discover the floating icebergs of the Glacier Lagoon during some relaxed free time at the landmark
  • See the powerful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall during the return journey to Reykjavik

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Þórunnartún 1
    Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

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Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket. More locations we do offer pickup service from: - Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119 - Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1 - Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29 - BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side) Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) Free pickup location: - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

What To Expect


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Glacier Lagoon

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Diamond Beach

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great guide, good story telling! We enjoy the whole day trip, multiple stops. Omar was our guide, he is very funny and knowledgeable, really interested in answering all questions. He was very patient with us and happy to do his job!


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I only had one full day...
Shannon_S, May 2023
I only had one full day to spend in Iceland. I’m glad that I spent it on this tour! Not only did I see some impressive sights, but I also learned so much about Icelandic culture, history, and environment.
The Long Ride is Worth the Wait
Chrystal_H, May 2023
Biggi was a fantastic tour guide. His love for Iceland and her natural beauty and volatile nature come through in his presentation. His commentary made a 15hr day enjoyable. I also loved the stop to see a glacier up close and personal. Chris, our driver, made the trip even better by navigating our full-size bus through the countryside with ease in the rain. I would highly recommend this tour. However, I would not recommend it for families with young children as it is a long day with lots of riding on a bus.
Mia and Lukas- great guides!
Kate_D, May 2023
I can’t express how amazing this trip was! Mia and Lukas were incredible guides and offered so much information! We got to see so many things. Lots of great breaks to stretch/bathroom/photos. Even a hidden stop where we got to see a glacier most people don’t go to! Truly unforgettable! Thank you Mia and Lukas!
Great trip
Valeri_Y, Apr 2023
Great guide, good story telling! We enjoy the whole day trip, multiple stops. Omar was our guide, he is very funny and knowledgeable, really interested in answering all questions. He was very patient with us and happy to do his job!
Earth and Ice
Nikhil_K, Apr 2023
This was a really fun day trip. Our tour guide was excellent with her energy and stories. It is a long day but the stops are frequent and break up the time nicely. The glacial lagoon is stunning. I’d recommend to have sandwiches to make the most of the lunch and dinner stop, as we were able to enjoy the views of the glacier and the black sand beach at Vik.
Great experience! Highly recommend.
Vic, Apr 2023
Great tour with many stops at amazing places! It is a long tour, but it was worth it. Highly recommend!
Grace_F, Apr 2023
Incredible Tour, I thought the diamond beach would be the best part but it turned out to be the glacier lagoon. Chiara and Alek were amazing, she had so many stories to tell us and knew everything in such detail. We went in April and we were the first to see the icebergs in the lagoon and had lots of ice on the beach
Snowy excursion
Katie_C, Mar 2023
Monika and Gisli were amazing tour guides for our excursion to Jökulsárlón. Unfortunately we were hit with harsh weather (snow blizzard) but they preserved with our journey and kept spirits up despite the circumstance. They made sure we got to see the highlights we were promised. Gisli made us feel like we were in safe hands, despite the difficult driving conditions. We we’re lucky enough to do an additional stop at Skaftafell National Park viewing point (Skeiðará Bridge Monument) as we could finally see beyond the snow clouds. We saw two outlet glaciers from the Vatnajökull ice cap which were beautiful! On route back we got to experience the sights of the Laki lava field which were not visible earlier in the day, with a gorgeous pink sunset. And we were incredibly lucky when we pulled up to see the splendour of Séljalandsdoss Waterfall, that the northern lights made an appearance too! On the long journey (18 hour day), Monika kept us entertained by playing Icelandic music at meaningful points of our journey and even fed us with traditional Icelandic liquorice. Monika was very informative about the culture, history and nature of this beautiful country, with a clear passion for its fascinating geology (we even passed around rocks at one point). Thank you both for a great excursion!
enwarren7, Mar 2023
Hannes was a great tour guide. We had many stops which was great for food/bathroom breaks! This tour is the perfect way to see so much! We were able to squeeze in some extra stops! Bus was spacious and half full!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Long day with great sites
Julie_S, Mar 2023
It is a long day, but a worthwhile trip to see the south and east coast of Iceland. The bus is very comfortable and there were many opportunities to see waterfalls and glaciers. We had a cold day, but it was clear so we could see lots.
Breathtaking from the start.
CraigA, Mar 2023
Had such an amazing trip. Pearla was an amazing guide who really brought the trip alive with her knowledge and passion for Iceland and nature. The tour was a long day but we had plenty of stops. We was even lucky enough on the way home to stop and see the Northern Lights which was not part of the trip. I 100% recommend doing this trip, you will not be disappointed.
Great trip!
Vera_M, Mar 2023
This is a very long but great tour! Definitely recommend it. Perla and Micah were wonderful. They stopped and spent an extra time to hunt some gorgeous Northern Lights!
I heart Iceland: Jökulsárlón Glaciers
Cassandra_B, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Perla and bus driver Michael, amazing. What a great blend of energy and knowledge! What fabulous ambassadors for Iceland. 100%+ recommend this tour and hopefully you all get to meet Perla & Michael! Thank you for stopping for the Aurora, will be taking these photos, stories and Icelandic knowledge back to Australia ❤️
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great views
karling77, Mar 2023
amazing views but very long trip to get there. I would recommend a semi private or private tour instead. Emily was a great guide, very knowledgable and super accomodating.
Must see!
Antonia_R, Mar 2023
Chiarra, our tour guide and Carmen, our bus driver were great. The day was long but didn’t feel that way. We saw amazing sites and heard amazing stories. This is a must do tour!
Long trip, but worth it!
Bill_H, Mar 2023
Getting up close to the great glacier was most memorable. And we had a fantastic guide, Emily, and a skillful driver, Jan.
It was a great tour!...
Mariam_D, Mar 2023
It was a great tour! Thanks for making it possible! Monika and Michael were great 😊 I’ld definitely recommend it
Amazing day
Betty_C, Feb 2023
This was my favourite tour of my holiday. I have never seen glaciers before and this trip really enabled me to take in the beautiful stunning landscapes, breathe fresh crisp air and learn about the history of Iceland. I would thoroughly recommend this tour, although it's a long day, it was totally worth it! Piotre (driver) and Beggie (tour guide) were amazing, kept us safe, in the know and entertained.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth every moment
Mary_D, Feb 2023
We knew this would be a long day and it was HOWEVER it was worth it. Our tour guide Beggi and driver Piotr were absolutely amazing. They broke up the journey so well you didn’t feel like you were sitting in a bus all day. Our goal was to see the diamonds at Diamond Beach and the glaciers. There were no diamonds the day we went but Beggi and Piotr brought us to 2 glacier lagoons to ensure we saw the beautiful ice and it was breathtaking. In addition to that and the lava fields there were other little stops along the way that were just so picturesque. It was a wonderful tour, Beggi was so knowledgeable and gave us a few laughs along the way- I was with my husband and 4 young children and they loved it too. I highly recommend this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
CLARE_P, Feb 2023
Once in a life time experience absolutely fantastic the glacier where unreal black beach the coach drive and the tour gide couldn't fault any of it a must if your going Iceland
1 traveler found this review helpful


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