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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.
  • 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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All reviews diamond beach black beach south coast floating ice town called gray line minute stop waterfall stops long bus ride ran like clockwork rest stop geothermal activity great scenery large coach take pictures northern lights interesting stories
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the day trip to South Coast from Grayline in the first week of August. Grayline picked us promptly from our hotel by a minibus at 7:30 AM. The actual trip in a comfortable white bus started at 8 AM from Grayline terminal. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank subasnandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because large buses are not allowed on some of Reykjavik’s city streets, a shuttle makes the rounds to pick up passengers and take them to the bus depot for transfer to the bus. Before transferring, purchase (if desired) Lagoon boat tour in the bus depot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TravelPlannerAnne
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you TravelPlannerAnne for your very positive and detailed review. Glad you enjoyed the tour to Jökulsárlón with us, a long day of 14-15 hours Thank you for sharing your photos, excellent view of the sites visited. The Seljalandsfoss can be a challenge as the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad we took the advice of EVERY LOCAL we asked and went on this tour. It's a long day, but absolutely awe inspiring. There is a lot of driving and down time, but our tour guide (Dagmar) shared fabulous narratives and stories along...More

Thank uhlexuh28
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you uhlexuh28 for writing a review of your experience on our tour to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Glad to see that you enjoyed the sites visited and our guide´s commentary pleasant as always. It is truly unfortunate that you were inconvenienced by fellow passengers and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A long day but well worth it. The glacier lagoon was amazing and was best seen with the addition of the boat tour. Also stopped at Vik and waterfalls on the way. Tour guide Holli was fantastic and provided lots of useful information in an...More

Thank Aly1969
Reviewed 22 June 2019

Yes, it is a long day (14+ hours), but comfortable on the Gray Line bus with free wi-fi. In our opinion, the sites visited and stunning natural beauty of waterfalls, black beaches, glacier lagoons, volcanoes, and the southeast coast of Iceland, are a must-do excursion....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

Thank you n999600 for writing a very nice and positive review of our tour of the South Coast and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This tour is one of our longest day tours but very much rewarding in the sites visited. The stops at the Vik village...More

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Susan K
10 July 2019|
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Response from bobbydazz82 | Reviewed this property |
This isn’t a boat cruise. You’re in a coach from Reykjavik for a lot of the day. It’s about a 14hr round trip. There are stops along the way to break it up. Definitely worth doing!
khatijah a
1 June 2019|
Response from gergallagher | Reviewed this property |
yes this trip stops at the village of Vic a beautifull little place very scenic and we had a meal there
Linda G
11 May 2019|
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Response from GLI_partners | Property representative |
Hi Linda, the Diamond Beach is at the same place as Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
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