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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

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On the South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Tour you will spend the day experiencing firsthand the invigorating diversity of the Icelandic landscape. From views of Vatnajokull glacier, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls to the sparkling hunks of ice found on the Diamond Beach at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

On your way to the glacier lagoon, you will pass through the South Coast region of Iceland, a land of magnificent waterfalls, striking black sands, massive glaciers and volcanoes interspersed with farms. You will have unforgettable views of Skaftafell wilderness area in Vatnajokull National Park and drive through the starkly beautiful black sand expanse of Skeidararsandur. Just before reaching the lagoon you will also have a view of Iceland’s largest active volcano, Oraefajokull.
You’ll have 5 starting options
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  • Pass by Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
  • 1
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Glacier Lagoon
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Diamond Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Skeiðarársandur
  • 4
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Pass by Skaftafell National Park
  • 5
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 6
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • See villages and natural wonders (Skogarfoss, Skeidararsandur, Seljalandfoss) on the drive
  • Learn more about southern Iceland’s history and geology from a guide
  • Explore locations from James Bond's 'Die Another Day' and 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from central Reykjavik
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. Next, visit Seljalandfoss and take the footpath behind the mighty falls. Then, hop back on board the bus for the drive back to Reykjavik to be dropped off at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland
4: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
5: Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is offered from most hotels and guesthouses in the capital area upon request (if option is selected).
The "No pickup" option does not include hotel pick-up, but complimentary pickup from the following locations is offered upon request for no extra charge:
*Gray Line bus terminal in Klettagardar 4
*Bus stop 5 - Harpa.
*Bus stop 13 - Rauðarárstígur
You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.


  • Skarfabakki Harbour
  • Miðbakki Harbour
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off from most hotels and cruise ports upon request (if option is selected)
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat tours on the glacier lagoon
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Boat tours on the glacier lagoon are not included in the tour price.
  • Warm and waterproof clothing is recommended
  • Drop-off after tour may not be directly in front of your hotel, depending on route and traffic limitations.
  • Stops will be made during the tour where you can purchase meals and use restroom facilities
  • Tour is approximately 14 hours long, but with regular stops along the way
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were a little apprehensive at the length of this trip when booking but upon reflection we had nothing to worry about. It was the most beautiful trip with the highlight being the glacier lagoon. Simply stunning! The day was long but time went so fast and we had regular stops
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AmaZing trip with amazing tour guide !!! We get to see amazing glaciers and diamond beach !!! Love it !!!
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The South Coast of Iceland is mesmerizing and we were pressed for time. This tour offered us a great way to be part of an organized tour. We thoroughly enjoyed this day trip. Although there is minimum flexibility in such trips, we were expecting so and were therefore not
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After just spending a few days in Reykjavik we did a few tours and found them very efficient and friendly. Would definitely like to recommend them.
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This is a long tour and a long time on a coach - approx 14 hours in total but well worth it! Trip is taking in the south coast, stopping regularly and the Glacier Lagoon is spectacular and you can take an amphibious boat tour around the lagoon and see up close the blue icebergs
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Response from GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Thank you Mikelondon08 for your feedback. The glacier lagoon is certainly spectacular and worth the long drive to visit as well as the waterfalls and the village of Vik. The amphibian boats are only available from mid-April until mid November though as the iceflows on the lagoon freeze close to the shore in Winter making navigation impossible
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About the operator
By: Gray Line Iceland
7,131 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Golden circle tour
Booked our trip with Gray line while in Iceland, staff at the booking office were great and most helpful. While on
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Absolutely wonderful tour
Took this tour as opposed to choosing a cruise ship excursion. Much cheaper and a super coach with free WiFi and
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Amazing guide
we've just finished our day trip around the golden circle ending at the secret lagoon and had to put a review
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Beautiful scenery and well organized trip. Our tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable ( his Icelandic name
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Fife, United Kingdom
Golden Circle Day Trip
Fantastic day on the Golden Circle Tour of the Island. The weather was snowy with blizzards but our driver was
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Golden circle
Had an amazing time with a great driver and guide Jacob and Mathy, definitely recommend doing this tour Thank you
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Elgin, Illinois
Went smoothly
Picked up on schedule from hotel and taken to the terminal and waited about 5 minutes for ride to airport. All
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
A day trip in Iceland for my Wife's Birthday
Lovely day trip out to the golden circle with tui and a Brilliant tour guide Maria explaining everything. The
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Full day tour
Super jeep tour to the golden circle & national park. The weather prevented skidoo’s & off roading but still
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Emma M
Great tour
Great tour and would highly recommend you do this trip. We visited some lovely places. Our tour guide was
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London, United Kingdom
Airport transfer and northern lights tour
We used gray line for our airport transfer I highly recommend, excellent efficient service really well organised
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Great experience
Wonderful day! Would definitely recommend this- an absolute must for anyone staying in Reykjavik. We travelled
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Northern Lights
Very disappointed didn't see the lights. Local people told us it was wrong time of year. Felt it was a bit of a
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rhyl wales
We had transport and 3 excursions included in our trip .The drivers were safe and very good given the driving snow
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kelly t
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Golden circle
Went through TUI as part of my holiday package. Amazing experience! Was postponed due to bad weather from
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