Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon with optional boat tour
Excursions & day trips

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon with optional boat tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 14 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Witness icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull glacier into Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
  • See the impressive waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Visit the seafront village of Vík í Mýrdal and walk to the black sand beach Reynisfjara
What to expect

The ancient and enormous icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull glacier into Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is a unique natural wonder and unforgettable experience to witness. The 1000-1500-year-old ice silently drifts into the lake and slowly melts away and is a spectacular sight. The lagoon covers 18 square kilometers (7 square miles) and reaches more than 248 meters (814 ft) at its deepest point. Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon has also been the location for scenes in Batman Begins, Tomb Raider and two James Bond movies. There is also an option to add a boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon if you want to explore the lagoon further.

On this day trip, you'll also discover the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. You can walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall, so make sure to pack a raincoat! Skógafoss waterfall, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is also the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail to Þórsmörk. The waterfall has been the setting for the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The next stop is Vík í Mýrdal where you can have dinner and walk to the black sand beach and see the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. Stops along the tour: Lava Centre, Skógafoss, Glacier lagoon (optional boat tour at an extra fee), Diamond beach, Vík í Mýrdal for dinner, Seljalandsfoss, plus additional comfort stops.

Along the way you will see (weather permitting) volcanoes: Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Vestman 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
    • National park entrance fee
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bus fare
    • English-speaking professional local guide
    • Glacier lagoon boat tour (only if selected)
    What's not included
    • Food and beverages
    Reduced price
    • Youth (12-15): reduced
    • Child (1-11): free of charge
    Where

    Vatnsmýrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    Tour starts at BSI Coach Terminal in downtown Reykjavík.

    What to remember
    • Warm clothes, waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended
    • Thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks are recommended for colder days
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    When
    • Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7.30am
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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