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Iceland’s South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

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Key Highlights

  • Drive along Iceland’s picturesque South Shore and visit the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógarfoss waterfall and pass Iceland’s biggest volcano
  • Ride a unique boat at the glacial lagoon that can also travel on land!
  • See fragments of Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull as they sail towards the ocean
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik are available for this tour
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.
  • Overview
    Drive along Iceland’s South Shore and visit the extraordinary Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon.

    Your drive will take you past some charming villages and the Skaftafell National Park and you will visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Just before you reach the lagoon, you will pass Iceland’s biggest volcano, which happens to be the highest peak in Iceland.

    After you arrive at the glacial lagoon, you will take a boat tour. The boats, however, are not ordinary boats, as they are capable of driving short distances on land as well as sailing on the water.

    This glacial lagoon started to form in the early 1920s and is getting bigger every year. You will see many blocks of ice that have broken off of Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, as they sail slowly towards the ocean that is only a kilometre away from the lagoon.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    English speaking tour : Daily
    French speaking tour : Saturday
    German speaking tour : Sunday
    Mandarin speaking tour : Wednesday and Thrusday


    Duration

    14 hours

    Start time

    8:00am

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

    Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.

    Click here to view the bus stopsPickup and drop-off service will not be provided from Laugavegur and Hverfisgata streets of the city.

    Click here to view the bus stops

    Alternate meeting point: You may join the tour from Skarfagarðar 8, 104 Reykjavík in the Skarfabakki Harbor area.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early

    Ending Point

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel/guest house in Reykjavik

    Itinerary

    For the Iceland’s South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon tour you will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik at 7.30am. Board a comfortable coach which will take you towards the south shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón.

    Your route will take you past Iceland’s biggest volcano (Hvannadalshnjúkur, 2110 m) and you will stop to visit the Seljalandsfoss and the Skógafoss waterfalls. Your guide will provide an informative commentary on the wonderful South Shore scenery.

    The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon started to form in the early nineteen twenties and is getting bigger every year. You will see many amazing blocks of ice that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, as they sail slowly towards the ocean which is only a kilometer away. You will explore the lagoon on a boat trip (included for departures from May – September).

    After the boat tour on the glacial lagoon, you will head back to Reykjavik where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation by coach
    • Boat tour (included in all departures from 1 May – 30 September)
    • Professional guidance

    Exclusions

    • Meals
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    Guests must reconfirm tour and pick up details 24 hours prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation. You will be picked up at your hotel 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

    Hotel drop off may not be directly in front of the hotel, it will depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

    The itinerary in special circumstances may be altered. A suitable alternative will be provided.

    Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.

    Boat tours on the Glacier Lagoon are not available and not included for winter departures, from 1 October – 30 April, due to conditions on the lagoon.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Beautiful Glacial Lagoon

      The weather was super nice and we had time to visit two glacial lagoons in South Coast....

      Richard Tse, United Kingdom, 05/Apr/2018
    • experience of a lifetime

      Great experience, exceptionally well organised. No complaints whatever...

      Neil Dempsey, United Kingdom, 22/Sep/2016
    • The best excursion of Iceland

      I think we should have spent more time in Jokulsaron lagoon to enjoy the scenery. At least, 2 or three hours....

      María Carmen García Martínez, Spain, 28/Aug/2016
    • great

      antony cosimini, United Kingdom, 08/Oct/2015
    • We had too little time in all of the beautiful Places we stopped. Otherwise the guide was good and provided a lot of interesting information.

      Grazina Rimseliene, Norway, 29/Jul/2015