Day trip

From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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Immerse yourself in nature on a guided tour from Reykjavik to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Marvel at the geothermal landscape and walk to the edge of the lagoon.

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Duration 14 hours
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  • Get a front row seat to watch giant icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Stop at the beautiful waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Marvel at the stunning views of glaciers, black sand coastlines and impressive rock formations
  • See the breathtaking mountains and glaciers of Skaftafell National Park
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Embark on a guided tour from Reykjavik to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Witness the mighty Hvannadalshnjúkur mountain and black sand desert that sprawls between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon. 

Stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascades to reach the other side. Continue to the majestic Skógafoss waterfall and admire the impressive 60-meter drop. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and stroll along the shores of the lake.

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the area as 1,000- to 1,500-year-old ice breaks away from the Vatnajökull glacier and floats silently on the water. Recognize locations from some of the many movies that have been filmed in the area, such as Batman Begins and Tomb Raider.

Stop at the spectacular Diamond Beach and admire the strand of black sand speckled with clumps of ice, giving an appearance of shimmering diamonds. In the warmer months, enjoy an added boat ride around the lagoon and witness the floating icebergs up-close.

  • Transportation by bus
  • Guided tour
  • Wi-Fi onboard the bus
  • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon boat ride (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
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4.6 /5

based on 111 reviews

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What a day! The tour was really worth it for me, I was able to see so much in one day. Unfortunately the bus has dark windows but that's not so bad, I was still able to look out and be mesmerized by nature on the way to the glacier. The stops for food or for the toilets were appropriate and there alone the surroundings are beautiful. I took snacks with me for the trip and got something to eat at the supermarket on the way. I booked the tour at the beginning of December, so with the lowest daylight, which is why the trip started at 7:30 in the morning and I was back at the BSI at 12:00 at night. Yes, it was very long, but I don't regret it at all, on the way back we made an extra stop to see the Northern Lights. The weather was sunny, I wouldn't have booked it if the weather was bad. The tour guide was a bit older and didn't really speak much, I found him boring. Didn't find this annoying though

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December 16, 2022

We did our tour in December. It was really a very nice day and was absolutely worth it. There are many stops to eat and it was very well organised. Unfortunately, the last waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, could only be seen in the dark, but was illuminated. Unfortunately, you can no longer go behind the waterfall. We saw the Northern Lights and it was specially stopped so we can take photos.

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December 11, 2022

This trip is very long (about 15ish hours) but is definitely worth it! You stop at several sights and there are plenty of toilet breaks - there is also a lunch and dinner stop but I would’ve brought a packed lunch I think if I did it again. I did feel some of the stops could be shorter but otherwise a great day. There are charging USB ports on the bus as well.

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December 10, 2022

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