South Iceland Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – Day Tour
Iceland’s South Coast boasts a stunning natural beauty, with a multitude of popular attractions along its picturesque coastal line. Among these highlights is Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, situated approximately 380 km (236.12 miles) from Reykjavik.
The lagoon and its surrounding wonderland are truly one of a kind, as nature’s sheer force carved an outlet glacier from Vatnajokull ice cap, Europe’s most voluminous glacier. The result is a breathtaking landscape featuring black-velvet-textured sand and big and small blocks of ice.
Along the tour, visitors can also experience several other stunning locations, including the charming seafront town Vík, home to the famed Reynisdrangar sea stacks, as well as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which can be walked behind. With plenty of stops along the way, this 14-hour day tour promises an unforgettable journey through some of Iceland’s most impressive attractions and picturesque landscapes. This highly-praised day tour is a must-do for any visitor to Iceland.
- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- The Diamond Beach
- Jokulsarlon boat ride (optional extra)
- Fjallsárlón Lagoon
- Stjórnarfoss waterfall
- Vík Village with Reynisdrangar sea stacks photo opportunity
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Professional guide
- Free WiFi
- Food and drinks
Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a marvel of nature located in Iceland’s southern region, just east of Jökulsárlón. This breathtaking lagoon is fed by the Fjallsjökull glacier, an outlet glacier from Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The lagoon features a picturesque landscape with dramatic ice formations, crystal-clear water and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can take a boat ride amidst the floating icebergs or simply take in the stunning views from the shore. While perhaps not as well-known as neighboring Jökulsárlón, Fjallsárlón is a true hidden gem that should not be missed by any nature lover visiting Iceland.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, situated in Iceland’s southern region, is a stunning geological wonder that is both beautiful and awe-inspiring. The lagoon, which is fed by Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, is filled with sparkling blue ice formations that create a picturesque and other-worldly atmosphere. Visitors can take a boat tour of the lagoon or hike around the area to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is widely regarded as one of the most iconic and impressive locations in all of Iceland and is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves natural beauty.
Black sand beaches are a unique and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon found in various destinations around the world, such as Hawaii and Iceland. One particularly well-known black sand beach is Reynisfjara, located on Iceland’s striking southern coast. The beach features towering basalt columns, roaring waves, and the distinctive black sand. Visitors can take a walk along the beach or hike up to the Dyrhólaey cliffs for incredible views of the surrounding area. Reynisfjara is a popular tourist destination and offers a mesmerizing experience that shouldn’t be missed by any nature enthusiast visiting Iceland.
Stjórnarfoss waterfall is a hidden gem located in Iceland’s southern region, near the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The waterfall is not as well-known as some of Iceland’s other famous waterfalls, but it offers a picturesque and peaceful experience for those that venture off the beaten path. The waterfall drops into a small canyon before flowing into a calming pool of water below. Visitors can take a short hike to reach the falls and enjoy the pristine natural beauty of this lesser-known Icelandic wonder. Stjórnarfoss should be on the list of any adventurous traveler seeking to explore the stunning natural wonders of Iceland.
Vík Village and Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
Vík Village and Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks are situated in Iceland’s southern region and are among the most iconic and stunning natural wonders in the country. Reynisdrangar are towering basalt sea stacks located off the coast of Vík and are believed to be the remains of two trolls who turned to stone after being caught by the sunrise. Visitors can take in the dramatic beauty of the black sand beach and basalt columns, stroll around the charming village of Vík and explore the otherworldly surroundings. Vík and Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks provides a one-of-a-kind experience that embodies the unique character of Iceland’s south coast.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the most iconic and captivating natural wonders in Iceland. Located on the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss is unique in that visitors can walk behind the cascading waterfall for an incredible 360-degree view of the surrounding area. The waterfall stands at an impressive height of over 60 meters and is a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers alike. Seljalandsfoss waterfall provides an unmissable opportunity to experience the raw power and beauty of Iceland’s natural wonders.
What do I need to bring
- In Iceland, it’s always beneficial to have clothing that is warm and provides protection against water and wind.
- There is no requirement to print out tickets as all tickets are in e-ticket format.
- You can buy a 30-minute boat ride on the Glacier Lagoon from your guide on the bus. The tickets are available for ISK 6300 for 13 years and older, ISK 3000 for children aged 6-12, and free for children aged 5 and under.
- You can buy food and drinks on the way, as they are not included. There is allocated time for lunch during the tour, and we will also make a stop for dinner, most likely in Vík, on our way back to Reykjavík.
- The tour is scheduled to last for 14 hours, but please be aware that it may run longer if impacted by various factors.