Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon from Reykjavik

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Reykjavík

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from$158.81
4.4 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

An extended one-day tour that takes you along almost all of the South Coast, including stops at two striking waterfalls and the visually stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
Many of Iceland's biggest glacier rivers run into the Atlantic Ocean on the country's southern shore. Along the way to this amazing coastline you'll pass charming villages such as Selfoss, Vik and Kirkjubaejarklaustur, and the Skaftafell National Park; there is also a stop to visit the Skogarfoss waterfall. You'll also drive through the vast desert of Skeidarasandur, where sand storms can be so powerful they've been known to strip the paint off a car!Just before you reach the lagoon, you'll pass Iceland's biggest volcano, Oraefajokull glacier, which also has the highest peak of the island, Hvannadalshnjukur, at 6950 feet (2119 meters).At the lagoon you will have time to view this stunning area, or stroll down to Diamond beach to see the ice resembling jewels strewn across the black sand. Jokulsarlon lagoon started to form in the early 1920s, and is growing bigger every year. You will see blocks of ice that have broken off Europe's biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, and are sailing slowly towards the ocean, which is only a mile away. Some of the icebergs are partially covered with volcanic ash from ancient eruptions, and look like sculptures, made by Mother Nature herself!On our way back to Reykjavik in the evening, you will stop at Seljalandsfoss where you have the unique opportunity to walk along a path that goes behind the waterfall.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Pickup and drop-off from major hotels, ports and designated meeting points

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat tours on the glacier lagoon

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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