South Coast, Waterfalls & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon Tour with Expert Guide

By Gray Line Iceland
4.3 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is $161 per adult
  • Free cancellation available
  • 14h
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  • Ancient floes & frozen formations of a serene glacial lagoon
  • Giant icebergs drifting in milky teal waters of Jökulsárlón
  • Magnificent waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss
  • Jaw-dropping scenery of Vatnajökull Glacier National Park
  • Chance to spot wildlife like seals & bird species on beach

Check availability

Tour without hotel pickup
  • Activity duration is 14 hours14h14h
  • English

Pickup is only offered from Bus stop 3 (Lækjargata), Bus stop 6 (Safnahúsið Culture House) and from Bus stop 13 (Rauðarárstígur).

Language options: English
Starting time: 8:00 AM
Price details
$160.65 x 1 Adult$160.65

Price is $160.65
Until Wed, May 31
Tour with hotel pickup
  • Activity duration is 14 hours14h14h
  • English

Pickup from hotels, cruise ports and city center bus stops is included if requested.

Language options: English
Starting time: 8:00 AM
Price details
$171.36 x 1 Adult$171.36

Price is $171.36
Until Wed, May 31

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedGuided tour of Iceland's south coast
  • What's includedWhat's includedRoundtrip transportation to and from your central Reykjavik hotel
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's includedWhat's includedFree WiFi
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedMeals and beverages
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedBoat tour on the lagoon

Know before you book

  • Children 11 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by an adult. The discount for children applies to maximum 2 children per each adult.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Reykjavik hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • This is a 14 hour tour, due to the long duration it may not be suitable for young children.
  • Tour stops may vary depending on weather and road conditions.
  • Boat tour on the glacier lagoon is not included in the tour price
  • Tour includes at least five different stops where you can walk around and explore the sites, take photos or use facilities.

What you can expect

On the South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Tour, you will spend the day experiencing firsthand the invigorating diversity of the Icelandic landscape. From views of Vatnajokull Glacier, Skogafoss, and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls to the sparkling hunks of ice found on the Diamond Beach at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Striking Landscape

On your way to the glacier lagoon, you will pass through the South Coast region of Iceland, a land of magnificent waterfalls, striking black sands, massive glaciers, and volcanoes interspersed with farms. You will have unforgettable views of the Skaftafell wilderness area in Vatnajokull National Park and drive through the starkly beautiful black sand expanse of Skeidararsandur. Just before reaching the lagoon, you will also have a view of Iceland’s largest active volcano, Oraefajokull.

Majestic Waterfalls

Your tour will be bookended by visits to two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls— Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Before reaching Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, you will stop at Skogafoss, a stunning waterfall that allows you access to great views from both below and above, by way of a staircase. On your way back from visiting the glacier lagoon, you’ll stop at one of the more unique waterfalls in Iceland, Seljalandsfoss. What makes this waterfall so special is the footpath behind the waterfall which, when the weather permits, allows for a whole new perspective.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Vatnajokull glacier is massive, covering 14,000 sq km and it is Breidamerkurjokull, one of the many sections of this great glacier, that creates the magical Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Large chunks of ice cleave from the glacier, falling into the lagoon before flowing out into the ocean. These large sparkling pieces of ice are eventually pushed back onto the beach by the ocean waves creating an impromptu ice sculpture garden on the black sands giving the beach its name, Diamond Beach.

Must See in Iceland

The South Coast landscape and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon are at the top of your must-see in Iceland list for a reason. Book your tour now to see these enchanting spectacles for yourself.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
Social distancing
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Contactless ticket redemption
Safety measures
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity location

    • Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Iceland

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEReykjavík Terminal
    • 10 Skógarhlíð
    • 105, Reykjavík, Reykjavíkurborg, Iceland
  • PEOPLEPEOPLEHotel Pickup
    • Reykjavík, Iceland

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Was an awesome trip! Karen was a wealth of information and was as excited as all of us forr the icebergs and getting on the water at the lagoon. Awesome full day trip and recommend the trip and Grayline was great!
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Amazing trip worth every penny - good value for money. Our guide/driver Bo was brilliant. Friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. We had a mini bus malfunction during the first leg of the trip , and although we were offered a part refund and the opportunity to join another tour; we insisted on continuing on this glacial tour and they provided a new mini bus in around 40 minutes. Therefore we didn't waste much time.
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Christian B

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Apr 05, 2023
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A fantastic tour of the South Coast with Gunnar and Ivan! A lot of driving, but a ton of beautiful scenery and things to learn along the way. A+ excursion for the newbie visitors wanting to see a lot without the hassle of hiring a car
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Russell B

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Excellent tour guide. He went out of his way to help everyone enjoy the experience. Everyone left with a great feeling about the country and learned a lot about the culture.
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