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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 (305)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
More than Fantastic!!

Friday 26th October. Yes, its a long day but so worth it. We were extremely lucky with the weather. Blue skies and lots of sun. Very cold and when the wind arrived it really felt like artic conditions. But if you prepare yourself with lots...More

2  Thank Andreajaja
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Andreajaja for a great review and hopefully others will look out for your recommendation and advice. There is only so much information we can include in a tour description but the actual commentary of the participant is the best. Glad you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long trip is worth it!

This was a long day, starting at 8am and getting back at 10pm, with a lot of driving in between, but the views and Jokulsarlon are worth the wait. We had amazing views along the way, and we also had the chance to stop off...More

2  Thank tmsanders90
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 October 2018
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 3 October 2018
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 4 October 2018

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

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NorthStar48915253027
12 November 2018|
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Response from lloydwright913 | Reviewed this property |
No movies other than the beautiful landscapes you will be viewing along the way. You do make stops at various points of interest.
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gary6012018
13 October 2018|
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Response from lloydwright913 | Reviewed this property |
It includes the price of the boat trip. The tour guide will purchase the tickets for you when you arrive.
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