This 14-hour guided excursion allows you to spend a magnificent day devoted to the wonders of Iceland‘s south shore, including the awe-inspiring glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell National Park, and the Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. This is a small-group tour with minimum 2-4 passengers, and no more than 6 passengers per vehicle.
Be collected in the morning from your Reykjavik accommodations and travel by luxury SUV following the picturesque southern coastline. Pass by the villages of Selfoss, Vik, and Kirkjubaejarklaustur, as well as the Skogafoss, a mighty and much-photographed waterfall. Continue on through the vast desert of Skeidararsandur, an area which can be prone to sand storms.Many of Iceland‘s biggest glacial rivers run into the Atlantic Ocean off the south shore each year carrying millions of tons of black volcanic sand, constantly altering the shape of the coastline and creating vast black deserts. Just before reaching the lagoon, drive pass the Oraefajokull glacier, home to Iceland‘s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur, at 2,119 meters.Jokulsarlon is a stunning glacial lagoon that is constantly changing as the massive glacier tongue retreats. Icebergs of all shapes, sizes, and in many hues of blue, turquoise and white, break off from the glacier and float around the lagoon. You will have time to walk the shores to admire the surreal shapes and take time to photograph the lagoon‘s wonderful, mirror-like reflections. For an even closer view, you can go on a cruise aboard an amphibious vessel and sail amongst the oddly-shaped ice formations (optional, at own expense). Jokulsarlon is a natural wonder that has to be seen to be believed. You will be returned to your Reykjavík hotel around 8pm. This may be one of the longest day tours from Reykjavik, but it is also one of the most highly recommended.