Guided tour

Reykjavik: Glacier Lagoon and South Coast Small Group Tour

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Reykjavik: Glacier Lagoon and South Coast Small Group Tour

From US$ 168.95 per person

See the highlights of Iceland’s south coast on a 14-hour tour from Reykjavik. Visit the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón to marvel at an outlet of Europe’s largest glacier, walk behind the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall and among icebergs on black sand beach.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels and/or designated bus stops (in case the hotel is located in the restricted area). We will contact you by email to arrange your specific pickup location in case we aren't allowed to pick you up from your accommodation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get blown away by the beauty of the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Walk among icebergs on the so-called "Crystal" or "Diamond" Beach
  • Walk behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Admire this unique "feather" canyon Fjadrargljufur
  • Visit the old turf church at Hof and feel like a Hobbit
Full description
Your day will begin as you are picked up from Reykjavik, at which point you will be whisked away down the picturesque south coast. You will pass gorgeous meadows, rugged coastlines, and traditional farmsteads on the way. You will begin with a visit to the 60-meter-high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, considered a staple stop for sightseeing trips down the coast. You will then make a refreshment stop at the southernmost village of Iceland, VikiMyrdal. Continuing along the south towards the east, you’ll be amazed as the scenery transforms from rich farmlands and dramatic mountains to darkened outwash plains, black deserts and staggering areas of natural elevation. If the conditions allow, you can also pay a visit to the stunning river canyon of Fjadrargljufur. Finally, you will reach the highlight of the day, Jokulsarlon, where you will be immediately taken within its ethereal ambience, glittering icebergs, incredible panoramic views, and lively wildlife. If you're lucky, you will also be able to witness the curious seals and dive-bombing Arctic Skuas. You will also be able to walk between the icebergs on the so-called “Diamond” or “Crystal” Beach. This is a black sand beach at the coastline near the glacier lagoon, and very often, there are many icebergs washed up on to the beach which makes for a spectacular view. On the way back you will stop to look at an old turf church, which coincidentally resemble "hobbit holes", which you will discover more about on your tour.
Includes
  • Professional and local driver/guide
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Pickup and drop off from designated bus stops and hotels
  • Small-group tour (operated exclusively on minibuses with a maximum of 19 passengers)
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase during stops)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from hotels and/or designated bus stops (in case the hotel is located in the restricted area)
  • Pickup is also available from suburbs of Reykjavik or a cruise ship port in Reykjavik
  • Pickup time is 7:30AM-8:00AM, with a tour duration of around 14 hours
  • There is a minimum of 4 participants to operate this tour
  • Warm, windproof and waterproof clothes and outdoor shoes are highly recommended.
  • It is required by Icelandic law to have child seats/boosters (as some families already travel with their own, it is kindly asked of you to notify the tour by email/phone in case you would like the tour to provide you one for the tour)
  • There is minimum of 4 participants required to operate this tour (in the event the minimum isn't reached, you will be offered an alternative departure or a full refund)
  • The company reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of the clients
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Saw some amazing places, and the value for money for how long we were out and the guide's time was well worth it. He was very knowledgable although was difficult to hear as he wasnt audible the entire time and mumbled. However, I have deducted two stars as he was 20 minutes late and I was very concerned for our safety. In the evening he was tired and drifting off road, it was scary. Also, I could tell he was tired or couldn't see properly because he was sticking his head right to the windscreen and squinting. He was also on is phone 5 times which was dangerous and wasted some time. Definately was not comfortable during the long drive as I felt extremely unsafe.

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November 28, 2021

Guide was excellent. Learned so much history and personal experiences because he had lived there for many years.

August 15, 2021

February 8, 2020

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