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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • See villages and natural wonders (Skogarfoss, Skeidararsandur, Seljalandfoss) on the drive
  • Learn more about southern Iceland’s history and geology from a guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from central Reykjavik
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.

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.

Reviews (302)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Grayline (tour guide) rocks!

Be ready for a long day in the bus. That said each stop is a winner - 2 waterfalls and the glacier lagoon. We even got a (faint) glimpse of the Northern lights on the way home. Our tour guide went out of her way...More

Thank Ciarrai2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Riding among icebergs!

This very long(over 14 hours) but all encompassing tour of the South Coast on Gateway to Iceland was definitely worth it if you are staying in Reykjavik and want to see the the Glaciers. I would totally recommend including the boat ride among the icebergs....More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very enjoyable

We travelled with Gray Line last week on this tour. As I have found with Gray Line, everything was run with clockwork precision. I cannot fault them on their timekeeping...which is very reassuring. The coach was lovely and comfortable and we had plenty of toilet/food...More

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

Thank you tufty b for selecting Gray Line Iceland for your tour of the South Coast and Glacier Lagoon. This is one of our longest day tours and unfortunately each stop is timed in order to see all sites listed on the itinerary. I hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

This is very long tour but produced the highlight of our visit, which was the ice lagoon. Overall I would encourage everyone to go, and was well led by our guide. The guide was very knowledgeable, was friendly and kept us well informed. My one...More

Thank Spreadsheet2014
Reviewed 22 August 2018
The Glacier Lagoon is impressive!!

Impresive the Glacier Lagoon. Also spectacular waterfalls (we stopped at two), impresive black beach (stopped at Vik) and beatiful views of volcanoes, old lava flows, geothermal activity and villages. Long excursion but well worth it. And a great guide that tells very interesting stories and...More

1  Thank Domingo G
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you Domingo G for selecting Gray Line Iceland for the South Coast, waterfalls and Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon. This being one of our longest tours in duration takes in some wonderful views and very important nature sites. Glad to see that you enjoyed your visit....More

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I can only answer from my experience. I booked this tour thru Grayline and it is included. However this only occurs during the summer months. On their webpage about this tour, they did mention which months are with the... More
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