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South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Duration: 14 hours

This tour takes us along the south shore of Iceland to the magnificent glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón. We will drive along the coastline with its beautiful mountains and scenery. On the way we will pass charming villages such as Selfoss, Vik and Kirkjubæjarklaustur as well as Skógarfoss waterfall and Skaftafell National Park. We will drive through the vast desert of Skeidarársandur where sand storms are so powerful that they sometimes strip the paint of cars!
Product Id:
1 Apr - 31 Oct
14 hours
Type of tour:
Guided Bus Tours
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  • Guided bus tour
  • Boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Not Included:

  • Lunch and refreshments

Tour prices & details:

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PLEASE NOTE: This day tour is run by one of our trusted local tour operators. After booking, your voucher will include the operator’s name, contact information and other important details. We only offer tours by companies that are licensed by the Iceland Tourist Board.

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Tour details

Many of Iceland’s biggest glacier rivers run into the Atlantic Ocean on the south shore. Each year they carry millions of tons of black volcanic sand which affects the shape of this amazing coastline and constantly changes it. As a result there are huge black desert which were formed by many glacial bursts, where the rivers have flooded the wasteland of water and mud.

Just before we reach the lagoon we pass Iceland’s biggest volcano Öræfajökull glacier which also has the highest peak of the island, Hvannadalshnjúkur (2110m).

After we arrive at the lagoon we have some time to view this stunning area before we take a boat tour on the lagoon. The boats that carry us are no ordinary boats as they are capable of driving short distances as well as sail on the water – something quite unique.
Jökulsárlón lagoon started to form in the early nineteen twenties and is getting bigger every year. You will see blocks of ice that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, and sail slowly towards the ocean which is only 2 km away. Some of the icebergs are partly covered with volcanic ashes from ancient eruptions and look like sculptures, made by Mother Nature herself.

After a refreshing boat tour on the lagoon we head back to Reykjavik.


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