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Discover 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 learn about the area's geology and starring roles in movies such as 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' and James Bond's ‘Die Another Day.’


  • Full-day tour from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • See the Skogarfoss waterfall and Skaftafell National Park
  • Check out the film locations for James Bond's 'Die Another Day' and 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'
  • Learn about the area's history from an English-speaking tour guide
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik 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 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 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 the backdrop for several action films, including the James Bond hit Die Another Day and the 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie.

Travel back to Reykjavik where your day trip finishes with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

long but very nice trip

Jonathan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Worth the long bus trip! It and #39;s a beautiful bus ride so even though most of your time is spent on the bus, it and #39;s entertaining all the way. Tip: the gas station rest stop shops have lower souvenir prices than most of the Reykavik stores. Make sure you go down to the black sand beach at dinner rest stop

Ilya G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing guide Dee-Dee! Beautiful stops with great commentary.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This trip was well organized, beginning with the pick up and travel to the Lagoon which is a long drive until the drop off. We were very pleased with what we saw and all that was taken in.

Aurelia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The waterfalls, the views along the south coast and the glacial lagoon are extraordinary.

William J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was very good. Our guide Dee Dee was superb!

Benjamin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour to see the highlights of the South Coast. A long day, but definitely worth it.

Barbara T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Gorgeous scenery, enthusiastic and very informative guide, fascinating history and geology. Very long day, but well worth it! We saw a lot, and the pacing was such that the long rides were broken up very nicely.

Jacqueline G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was wonderful - scenery was absolutely beautiful. If one is worried about how long the bus trip is, don't. Many stops along the way for scenery, photos, snacks, potty, meals and oh so worth seeing jokulsarlon lagoon and beach with large chunks of glacier ice with mountains and glacier in the background. So glad we booked the trip. Our driver and guide were awesome too. We noticed in Iceland drivers are very punctual - be at least 10 minutes earlier than the departure time you are given. Pretty sure you'll love the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was very well organized and left on time. It was a amazing sight to see the lagoon. The only problem was the weather which was windy and drizzling.

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