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Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Experience the forces of wind, water, and ice that shape the dramatic landscape of Iceland during this tour of Vatnajökull National Park and Jökulsárlón Lagoon. Along with Virkisjökull Glacier and Jökulsárlón Lagoon, you'll see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, as well as stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Your Iceland day trip includes round-trip transport from Reykjavik.
  • Day trip to Vatnajökull National Park from Reykjavik
  • Experience the beauty of one of Iceland’s largest glaciers
  • Visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, a majestic site with picturesque views
  • Hear stories and facts about the region's unique characteristics
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Reykjavik pick up & drop off
A guided South Coast sightseeing tour
Professional guide
Free wi-fi on board
Small group experience
Food and drinks
Boat ride on the lagoon (optional, extra fee, only available between 15th of May - 15th of October)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10.
Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 - Rauðarárstígur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Spend a day of adventure exploring the dramatic glaciers and ice-strewn landscape of Iceland’s southern coast during this day trip.

Start your day in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Reykjavík, continuing by comfortable coach through the incredible landscape of southern Iceland toward Vatnajökull National Park. On your way, stop to see Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls.

Next up is lunch (own expense) in the town of Vik before moving on to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Proceed next to Jökulsárlón Lagoon, one of the country’s top attractions. See the giant icebergs that have recently broken free of the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, situated just behind the lagoon. If you'd like to at the lagoon, you can take an optional boat ride (own expense).

Afterward, head back to Reykjavík, arriving at your hotel in the evening.
Stop At:  
Tourist Information, downtown Reykjavik
Your tour starts with Reykjavik pick up from selected Reykjavik pick up points.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Skogafoss waterfall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal
We will stop at the colorful village of Vík were we will have lunch at this beautiful location with views over the sea.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Glacier Lagoon
Now on to the highlight, next up is the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the Diamond beach, only a short walk away. Jokulsarlon lagoon is getting to be world famous as it has been featured in Hollywood movies such as James Bond, Batman Begins, and Tomb Raider. From May until September, you have the option of a boat ride in the lagoon to get even closer to the icebergs (the boat ride is not included).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatnajokull Glacier
Skaftafell is located just under Vatnajökull glacier, which is the biggest glacier in Iceland. In Skaftafell we will enjoy a nice meal (own expense) in this magnificent glacial setting.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Reynisfjara Beach
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is simply stunning with its volcanic sand and basalt columns.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arctic Adventures
The tour returns back to its original departure point in Reykjavik.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Items recommended to bring: warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear, gloves, packed lunch and good shoes
  • This is a small group experience with a maximum of 20 participants
  • Pick up is offered from authorized Reykjavik pick up points
  • Please note that during winter season (16th October - 14th May) we will skip Skógafoss waterfall & Skaftafell National Park due to the limited daylight.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Small Group South Coast, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

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Great tour, a full day!
, Mar 2020
This trip lasts all day, and you will see so much! Our guide, Christian (sp?) clearly loves Iceland and his Icelandic heritage. He gave so much wonderful information as we drove, I learned so much! The glacier lagoon and diamond beach were highlights. Also, Pieter got us safely back to Reykjavík through some pretty nasty road conditions and weather. Take this tour! And please tip your guides, we were the only ones who did and they were so great!
Long day but just stunning! Unmissable!
, Feb 2020
Wow! What a day we had! Our guides were both brilliant! It is a VERY long day, hence having two guides. We had several stops, for snacks, waterfalls, black sand beaches and pretty churches, which broke the day nicely. Final destination is the Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, both a long long way from Reykjavik. Never mind, absolutely worth it! One of the most stunning sceneries anyone is going to witness on this planet, just incredible. It got dark on our way back, but our adventure wasn't over. We stop at yet another waterfall, but on this occasion it was lit, which made it truly magical. The setting could not have been more stunning: silver water falling from above, thousands of stars in a clear sky free from light pollution and then, to top it all, the Northern Lights appear in the horizon. Amazing! I don't think you get a sense of Iceland as the majestic country that it is if you miss this trip.
Loved it all
, Feb 2020
Loved every minute and Dooley was an excellent guide, would highly recommend everything was a must see
, Feb 2020
Upon arrival we had a fantastic start! Without doubt one of the favorite. The scene was amazingly gorgeous. The Glacier Lagoon is definitely the top must see here in Iceland. Thank you again for a wonderful day. Viator is definitely a respectable and professional tour experience.
Small Group South Coast,Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Adventure from Reykjavik
Kat B
, Sep 2018
Excellent,outstanding! Our guides where great. The ride was easy with stops along the way to stretch,use the restrooms and most important time to enjoy the scenery. We even were able to view the Northern Lights, an added bonus. Beyond expectations. Thanks for a fabulous day trip!!
Great tour and friendly staff. If...
, Sep 2016
Great tour and friendly staff. If adventure and/or living something different is your goal, definitely I recommend this trip. From starting the trip to the National Park, the road trip is a breath taking of great views of waterfalls, mountains, horses, farms, etc. When arrive to the National Park and the Lagoon, its just like you are inside of a postcard. An A must see and live!
Best experience and definitely the...
Michele F
, Jun 2014
Best experience and definitely the highlight off my Iceland trip. We spent a good 12hrs in total but it was well and truly worth it. The countryside is beautiful and lined with waterfalls and their is free wifi on board incase you want to surf online. The glacier hike wasn't strenuous by any means, just fascinating and super fun. The lagoon was really gorgeous as well and there was plenty of time to walk around after the boat ride. We had an amazing weather on the day but I would recommend wet weather gear in the colder months.
Even though the weather was poor...
phillip lock
, Jul 2013
Even though the weather was poor -rain and wind - the day was still picturesque. The glacier walk was great with good guides and the lagoon boat ride was spectacular. A long day but awe inspiring.
It was so worth climbing the...
Suzy T
, Sep 2012
It was so worth climbing the glacier! The iceburgs were beautiful. I was pleased with the service. The service and the guides didn't explain things well. Make sure you bring waterproof gear since they don't provide it. I wish there was a proper list of things to bring with you. A storm hit when we were climbing. Most of the people didn't have any change of clothes. We had to sit on the bus for 9 hours in soaking wet clothes! I didn't have a chance to go on the boat ride cause I was so cold after the hike. Just make sure you bring a bag of extra clothes and shoes to change into if you don't wear waterproof clothes. Still worth seeing it.

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