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South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik

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South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik

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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the natural wonder of Jökulsárlón glacier and lagoon during this full day trip from Reykjavik. See black sand beaches, visit the charming village of Vik, stop by Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, and take boat ride among the icebergs in Glacier Lagoon.
  • Full-day tour of Jökulsárlón and the Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik
  • Boat tour among the icebergs on Glacier Lagoon
  • Learn about the formation of the glacier and the glacial lagoon
  • Visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
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Boat ride
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Departure Point

Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Be ready for early morning departure. Climb into a comfortable tour vehicle and depart the city, bound for the south shore of Iceland and the Glacier Lagoon. 

Once you arrive, take a boat ride among the icebergs. Learn about the formation of the lagoon and, which branches from Breidamerkurjokull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull glacier. 

Back on land, stop at two of the country's most impressive waterfalls on the way back to Reykjavik. Check out the 180-foot (60-meter) drop at Skógafoss and walk behind the falls at Seljalandsfoss. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss is a scenic waterfall which can also be walked behind.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Glacier Lagoon
This is our main stop of the day. You will be boarding a boat to get as close as possible to the icebergs.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Fellsfjara
At our stop at the Glacier Lagoon are you also able to visit Diamond Bach since it is right next to the lagoon.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Reyniskirkja Church
On our stop in Vík will you be able to purchase some food and in bright conditions also see the most southern part of Iceland
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (sturdy shoes and rain- and wind-proof outdoor clothing recommended)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bustravel Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by South Coast and Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Seljalandsfoss is amazing but definitely bring a rain coat because you will get wet walking behind it." See review
  • "First of many bus tours It is a long tour but the scenery makes up for it Lots of photo opportunities" See review
  • "Plenty of stops, and the lagoon is so beautiful it’s a must see" See review

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star-5
Great day to the glacier lagoon
Ying_X
, Dec 2021
The glacier lagoon is the highlight of my trip here in Iceland, we were lucky to have gone on the tour on a sunny day and the view was just incredible, the tour guide was very pleasant and gave us info for each location and some funny little stories, made the 14 hour tour very enjoyable!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Splendid Scenery
Meghan_L
, Nov 2021
An artist’s candy store. Sublime scenery at every turn! It’s a bit of a drive, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonders of our world!
star-5
What a great day!
Sarah_A
, Nov 2021
This was our second tour while in Iceland that we had booked with Bustravel Iceland and we were not left disappointed. Our guide for the day (Monica) couldn't do more for us, was extremely knowledgable and came to all the special 'view points' to take memorable photos for us. The tour is relatively long (about 14 hours) but there are plenty of stop offs to buy refreshments and use toilet facilities and we also got to see so much of the South Coast. Thankfully the weather was also very kind to us and the Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach have to be a 'must visit' on any trip. Thank you for such a good day!
star-5
The driver, HBO, was...
Paul_D
, Oct 2021
The driver, HBO, was absolutely brilliant. Really informative and helpful and during the journey educated us on Icelandic music by playing music from a few Icelandic artists. A great day out.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our guide was very...
Sheryl_H
, Oct 2021
Our guide was very informative about Iceland and it's traditions. Diamond beach and the glaciers were very unique and beautiful.
star-5
Such a great tour! We got to see the 'Iceland Iceland'!
YickLin_C
, Oct 2021
Wow we seen a lot in this tour and it was just incredible. We are staying in Iceland for 5 days and have only scheduled one day for South Iceland and was worried that we couldn't see enough, but this trip is perfect for us. We seen all the 'icy side' of the country, so beautiful and we are blown away, once in a lifetime experience!
star-5
Best tour ever, do not miss it!
NANCY_E
, Oct 2021
We did the south coast and glacier lagoon tour on our first day, and were lucky enough to have good weather. Howser was our guide. He was friendly, entertaining and full of interesting stories on the long drive. Try to do the tour with him if you can, he was great. The views of the glaciers, waterfalls and black sand beach with ice chunks on it were all beautiful. But the best thing you can do is make sure to sign up for the boat ride into the iceburgs of the lagoon. It was spectacular scenery and you can't really get the same effect from shore. Great trip and some lasting memories of Iceland.
star-5
A Must Do in Reykjavic
Sylvia_L
, Oct 2021
Our guide and driver Hauser was hands down the best tour guide we have ever had all over the world. The tour was close to 15 hours and he tried to make the best of every minute for all of us. He is extremely knowledgeable in Icelandic and general history, culture, movies, books, and deliver all the info with such clarity and humor. This was the highlight of our 5 day trip and the best of the 6 tours we took. That’s saying a lot since we saw amazing northern lights with the bus tour too. Unforgettable day for my husband and me.
star-4
Great overall tour
Kathleen_K
, Oct 2021
We got to see so many great things. It makes for a long day, but worth it. Wish we ha d a bit more time in some of the stops but understand it is needed to stay on schedule and be able to see everything on the tour.
star-4
Good but some improvements would make this better
Jessika_P
, Sep 2021
This was a really fun experience and as I was staying in Reykjavik ot was a great way to see distance and places I wouldn’t have been able to reach on my own energy if I was hiring a car myself. I am really glad to have seen the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. However, things to note due to the nature of the group bus tour: Stops throughout the day were quite short and so if you are not bringing your own food, you will not have much chance to explore each location The bus had a toilet but it could only be used whilst stationary and the toilet on my bus needed to be significantly cleaner I thought especially due to Covid masks should have been mandatory on board and the bus should have been visibly cleaner. I had sanitary wipes so I was able to clean food stains from the food tray in front of me Our tour guide, Palli, was great and gave us loss of fun information and history on Iceland. We really lucked out with him. The pick up from bus stop #12 said 7am on this page but I was then noticed a day before that this is actually a window and the pick up time would be 7-7:30am Wear waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket especially if you are going on the glacier boat tour Bring an iPod in case your tour guide isn’t feeling particularly chatty as it is about 10 hours of driving time in total across the day
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Jessika, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. The toilets in our bus are unfortunately only able to be used while standing still, this is due to the fact that we have a seatbelt law in Iceland and you are not allowed to walk in a driving vehicle legally. Currently masks are not mandatory in Iceland in sightseeing buses though we still recommend everyone to wear them. We strictly follow the laws given by our government in terms of Covid restrictions and are trying our best to keep everyone on board safe. Our guests as well as our employees. We are always trying our best to keep our buses as clean as possible and we are sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the cleaning status of your bus, we will fix that immediately! Thank you again so much for all your input and we hope you are enjoying your time in Iceland :)

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