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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour 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

Brandon and ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was an amazing day. We only had one day to spend in Iceland and this long day was a great way to see a lot in a little amount of time. The views outside the city were amazing from the black sand to the volcano mountains to the waterfalls. One of the highlights of the trip was definitely the glacier lagoon which was beautiful. The boat ride was great and not too cold which was nice. One thing to note was the bus driver was a little more aggressive than others we have had. This didn't bother us directly, but other tourists noticed it and some of the people he passed on the road a bicyclist in particular did comment on his driving. Aside from this, this trip was a great way to spend one day in Iceland.

Anne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Worth the trip!

PJ H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Such a beautiful tour and great, comfortable bus - with knowledgeable guide - Reina. The black sand beach with the icebergs had to be a highlight. Just spectacular - though a long day, was well worth it. We had 4 teens with us two boys aged 13 and two girls 15 - and when we thought the would be antsy during the day, they all said this day was their favorite part of the trip!

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A very long day but well worth it. The sites are unlike anything you've seen before! Absolutely magical.

Brandon and Chrissy were amazing tour guides / drivers. They went well out of their way to make it such a memorable day.

We had an issue with a road closure which meant a 5 hour delay back to Reykjavic.. not only did Brandon organise for the restaurant to stay open late for us, but he re-organised half the groups buses to the airport in the morning so no body missed a flight.
He was also both hilarious and knowledgable. And always happy to take a photo for you!

If you only do one tour, this is the one to do.

Tiffany T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

DO this!!!

Caroline C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Miguel Angel D Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Shocking experience to visit the Jökulsárlon Glacier Lagoon...there are no words to describe such dimensión of beauty and odd.
Iceland is like Mars...the mountains seem to raise like trolls and the combination of ice, volcanos and lack of people in general take you as a visitor to unknow emotions of bliss.

Beth N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

If you take only one tour while in Reykjavik, this has to be the one! It is a very long tour but there were lots to see! The waterfalls were amazing we went to one at night but still visible. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is a fantastic sight.

esrafil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing tour. The Glacier Lagoon and the Black Sand beaches can't be beat. We also stopped at some gorgeous waterfalls along the way. It's a long day, but I still wish we had more time at the Lagoon and the beach. The guide was very knowledgable.

WILLIAM D W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Long day but well worth it-the last stop at night for the waterfall was kind of useless

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