Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Day Trips & Excursions in Iceland

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With its enormous, ancient icebergs, the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is a natural wonder of Iceland and a sight you absolutely cannot miss. The lagoon produces a feeling of incredible tranquility as the 1000-1500 year old ice that has broken away from Vatnajökull glacier silently drifts into the lake and slowly melts away. The lagoon covers 18 square kilometres (7 square miles) and reaches more than 248 metres (814 ft) at its deepest point. As you take a walk along the shore, you may recognize the lagoon from scenes out of famous movies such as Batman Begins, Tomb Raider and two James Bond movies that were filmed here.
After being picked up from your centrally located Reykjavik hotel, enjoy the scenic route from Reykjavík along the south coast of Iceland to the magnificent Jökulsárlón Glacial lagoon. En route to the lagoon you will see some of Iceland’s most magnificent scenery, including the tallest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, and the sprawling black sand desert between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon itself. Along the way we also stop at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind it and through to the other side. Standing behind the waterfall makes for an excellent photo opportunity. We will also stop at the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall, with its impressive 60 m drop (196 ft).Upon arrival at the Glacier Lagoon, you will have the opportunity to take a walk along the lagoon edge and admire the unique scenery. The lagoon produces a feeling of incredible tranquility as the 1000-1500 year old ice that has broken away from Vatnajökull glacier silently drifts into the lake and slowly melts away. The lagoon covers 18 square kilometres (7 square miles) and reaches more than 248 metres (814 ft) at its deepest point. Many famous movies have filmed scenes here, and you may recognize the backdrop from movies such as Batman Begins, Tomb Raider and two James Bond movies that were filmed here. 

What’s included

  • Transportation by coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • A boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon is not included in the tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • No pickups from Airbnbs
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