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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 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
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik
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Overview

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 1 week ago
South Coast & Lagoon Tour

Overall a great tour but note it is long around 14 hours.Tour Guide Hallie was great and the driver was very professional. Note if you have mobility issues if you visit the waterfall that you can walk behind don't do it. There are steps going...More

1  Thank Burke7788
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to visit the glacier!

We were able to see 2 waterfalls and the glacier lagoon all in one day! The boat ride in the lagoon was beautiful! It it a long bus ride but that is expected to reach the glacier. The trip was planned well to have bathroom...More

1  Thank Dara B
Reviewed 27 May 2018 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

4  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
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672jenw
19 May 2018|
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And, does this tour leave enough time to book independently through icelagoon tours?
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672jenw
19 May 2018|
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Response from bigwawao |
Please note that this particular thread is for the South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier day tour by Grayline. Not by any other company. The boat ride is included in the price if you did book Grayline. It is included during... More
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Myrna R
13 May 2018|
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Response from v2click |
I was also looking for this. It looks like ISK 5,700. You can google for icelagoon amphibian boat tours!
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