Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Diamond Beach tour
Activities

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Diamond Beach tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Seasonal
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 14 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Watch 1500 year old icebergs silently drift into the glacier lagoon
  • Enjoy the unique experience of walking behind a waterfall
  • See Reynisdrangar rock formations at the black sand beach
What to expect

The Jökulsárlón lagoon is a natural wonder of Iceland that produces a feeling of incredible tranquillity and a sight that you must not miss. Watch as 1000-1500 year old icebergs silently drift into the lake and slowly melt away. The lagoon covers 18 square kilometres and reaches more than 248 metres at its deepest point. You may recognize it from scenes in Batman Begins, Tomb Raider and two James Bond movies.

As part of this tour, you will also stop at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river which has its origins in the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. It is recommended that you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to try this unique experience.

Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. This waterfall was featured in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. On the way back, you will stop at Vík í Mýrdal where you can have dinner at leisure. While there you can walk to the black sand beach to see the Reynisdrangar rock formations.

What you will see along the way (weather permitting):

  • Volcanoes: Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Westman Islands, Katla and Öræfajökull
  • Glaciers: Langjökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Vatnajökull and several glacier snouts
  • Waterfalls: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Systrafoss, Foss á Síðu and several others
  • Sandy plains: Skógasandur, Sólheimasandur, Mýrdalssandur, Skeiðarársandur and Breiðamerkursandur
  • Coastlines: In Vik, at jökulsá - the diamond beach and view towards south coast in several places
  • Fertile farmland and mossy lava fields
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Professional expert guide
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Transport
    • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
    • National park entrance fee
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Teenagers (ages 12-15)
    • Children (ages 1-11): free
    Where

    BSÍ Bus Terminal, Vatnsmýrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    This tour includes pick up from Reykjavik city centre. Alternatively, you can meet your guide directly at the BSÍ Bus Terminal.

    What to remember
    • Wear warm clothes. A waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended
    • Bring thermal layers, a winter hat, a scarf, gloves and warm winter socks on colder days
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    When
    • Tour availability: January - September
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please be ready for pickup 30 minutes prior to tour starting time
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    Provider
    Reykjavík Excursions
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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