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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

  • See villages and natural wonders (Skogarfoss, Skeidararsandur) on the drive
  • Amphibian boat tour of Jokulsarlon included with summer departures
  • Learn more about southern Iceland’s history and geology from a guide
South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik
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Ice-strewn Jokulsarlon—one of Iceland’s top sights—attracts thousands of visitors every year hoping to get a close look at the glacier lagoon. The lagoon is roughly a 5-hour drive from Reykjavik and can be difficult to fit into an efficient itinerary. This tour combines a lagoon cruise with a coach tour of southern Iceland, stopping at waterfalls and scenic viewpoints on your way to visit one of the country’s natural wonders.

What to Expect

Board your bus at a central Reykjavik pickup point and set off on your journey towards Iceland’s southern coast.

Drive past picturesque villages, glacial rivers, and volcanic peaks. Listen while your guide shares stories about southern Iceland, and marvel at the epic landscapes of Skaftafell, a wilderness area in Vatnajökull National Park.

Stop at Skogarfoss waterfall and drive through Skeidararsandur, a vast black sand plain. See Oraefajokull—Iceland’s largest active volcano—just before you reach the lagoon.

At the lagoon, take in the expanse of water strewn with ice. During the summer (May to September), get close to the ice with an amphibian boat tour.

Hop back on board the bus for the drive back to Reykjavik to be dropped off at the departure point.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Day tour.

Great your company in Iceland. 1st time to Iceland and Gray Line was excellent. We did 4 day trips with them and everyone was of the highest quality. All Iceland folks are great storytellers and our your guide for this was Jacob and he was...More

3  Thank johnc41069
Reviewed 12 May 2018
This is true Iceland for all those who like to get to know this beautiful country

From Reykjavik this tour takes about 14 hours but it will show you rivers and waterfalls galore, volcanoes ( yes and that one only Icelanders can pronounce ), old lava flows, geothermal activity and villages, snow and glaciers and of course the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon...More

1  Thank GRAHAM C
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Very long drive to a black beach

The South Coast 'adventure' is a standard day excursion offered by a plethora of operators. The seats in the van are skinny and tight, made less comfortable by the enforced seat belt rule. The main stops are good, especially the glacier and the black beach....More

1  Thank Friedrich B
Reviewed 4 April 2018
MUST DO TOUR to see the REAL Iceland landscape.

So glad we did this tour. Very long, but went by rather fast. we sat in front seat of bus, next to the tour guide & behind the driver. Learned many interesting things about Iceland during the hours of driving. The weather was incredible, so...More

5  Thank Ginger E
Reviewed 2 April 2018
MUST SEE Tour to see the REAL Iceland landscapes!

It is a LONG Tour---but necessary! Do NOT simply book the short "Southern Tour". You MUST add the Glacier Lagoon or Glacier Walking, etc....to see all of the changing landscapes of Iceland. The lava fields on the way to the Glacier Lagoon are an amazing...More

1  Thank kim j
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19 May 2018|
Response from wanderingroots |
And, does this tour leave enough time to book independently through icelagoon tours?
14 May 2018|
Response from v2click |
I was also looking for this. It looks like ISK 5,700. You can google for icelagoon amphibian boat tours!