South Coast Tour | Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Boat Tour

South Coast Tour | Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Boat Tour
Evening sun on a chunk of ice on South Iceland's Diamond Beach.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall at sunset, South Iceland.
Clumps of glacial ice rest on the black sands of the Diamond Beach, South Iceland.
Ice shards on the banks of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
Diamond Beach at sunset, seen through a block of glacier ice, South Iceland.
Jökusárlón Glacier Lagoon seen from behind shattered ice burgs, South Iceland.

Hop on the bus to journey to one of the most breathtaking natural sights in Iceland - the highly popular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This tour is for anyone who would like to spend time absorbing themselves in the unique and picturesque landscapes of the south coast.

You’ll be picked up in the morning from your designated pickup location in central Reykjavik and spirited down the south coast. Whether it is sunwashed or wreathed in mist, the south coast is a treasure trove of beautiful sights. You’ll pass grassy fields dotted with sheep and horses, cascading waterfalls and waves of purple lupine covering crags of black rock. You will stop at the small village of Vík, a lovely place to stop for a cup of coffee, browse for souvenirs and take a short walk to stretch your legs.

Next, you’ll pass by the largest glacier in Iceland, Vatnajökull, as you make your way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The lagoon is a favorite amongst nature lovers and photography enthusiasts who flock to Iceland each year to catch the icebergs in all their glory. The ice here is white on one side, bleached from the UV rays of the sun, but a brilliant crystalline blue on the bottom, where oxygen bubbles have been crushed into the layers of ice over time. The lagoon’s size increases slightly every year, as climate change increases the amount of meltwater pouring down to the coast.

While the lagoon is not very wide, it is the deepest lake in Iceland at 250 m (280 ft) deep. Boat tours of the lagoon are a popular pastime for visitors, and you will enjoy a spin around the water for a close-up view of the magical ice and happy seals, playing in the water.

You can also take lunch at the Lagoon Service Center, or walk to nearby Diamond Beach to admire the chunks of ice which have washed up on the black sand shores. On the return to Reykjavik, you’ll also visit the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.

Bookings for the most popular attractions in Iceland fill up quickly, so don’t miss your chance! Hurry now and reserve your seat to see some of the beautiful highlights Iceland has to offer. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Children under 8 years old cannot join the tour as it is 14 hour long and tiring.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Oct.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Seljalandsfoss, Vík í Mýrdal, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to reach your pick up point.

  • Bus fare

  • English-speaking guide

  • Amphibian Boat tour of the Glacier Lagoon (approx. 30 minutes)

  • Lunch and dinner

What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to chilly or rainy weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

Children under 8 years old cannot join the tour as it is 14 hour long and tiring.

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