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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

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Experience a day full of glaciers, icebergs, and waterfalls at Iceland's jewel. This guided day tour takes you along the south coast of Iceland with views of glaciers, black sand coastline with great Diamond beach, the small village of Vik for dinner and the nearby amazing rock formations.
You'll start at
Þórunnartún 1
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    Glacier Lagoon
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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    Diamond Beach
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    BusTravel Iceland
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Ride along Iceland’s southern shores in comfort with your guide at the wheel
  • Visit remote sights: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Séljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Views over the dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches of coastal Iceland
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from your Reykjavik hotel
What to Expect
Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup from your centrally located hotel in Reykjavik. Drive out of the city toward the southern shores of Iceland, and enjoy sweeping views over the black-sand beaches and dramatic rock formations with your guide at the wheel. Head through the rugged Icelandic countryside to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon—the largest and deepest glacier lagoon in Iceland. On arrival, hop out of your vehicle and explore the landscape on foot. Led by your guide, head straight to the best viewing spots, including the Diamond Beach on the coast of the Norwegian Sea, and admire panoramic views over the lagoon’s floating icebergs and crystal-clear waters. Along the way, learn about the glaciers and rivers feeding the lagoon and gain insight into Iceland’s geography. Next, visit the Séljalandsfoss Waterfall—one of southern Iceland’s top natural attractions. Walk behind Séljalandsdoss’ powerful torrent and marvel at the power of the cascading waters. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
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)

Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavik
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
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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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Howser and Emili were amazing! Howser is so knowledgeable about everything Iceland. Emili is a fabulous driver. Next time I come to Iceland I hope to be on a tour with them!
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I was on this tour on Wednesday; 14 hrs of stunning scenery and amazing main stops. Because of the distance from Reykjavik the majority of this trip is driving but wow what a drive! You get 25 mins at the waterfall, 20-25 mins at diamond beach and an hour at the lagoon. They
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Words can’t express what an amazing time my daughter & I had! Everything went smoothly! Alti is a wonderful tour guide & human being. His many stories made me fall in love with Iceland! I hope to return again in the near future! Most memorable!
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Of course its a long day, but honestly the tour guide, Thora, was the best Ive ever had. She is so knowledgeable and personable. She made the day extra special with her stories and attention to detail. This tour is a must do - Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach are really
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This is a 14 hour long tour. Most of the time you sit on the bus. The scenery is beautiful as you drove by the countryside and the landscape changes from farms, mountains, glaciers, to mossed lava pools. Our guide was either Simon or Michael I forgot his actual name. We stopped
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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