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South Coast & Glacier Lagoon Tour (4 Languages)

Due to COVID-19, this tour is currently only available in English.

See some of the most iconic sights of Iceland in a day with the South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour.

On this epic day tour you’ll experience the icy views of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, picturesque waterfalls, the beautiful Diamond Beach, lush farmland and more.

To give you more options, this tour is available in French, German or Mandarin Chinese as well as English.

Book now to reserve your spot or read on for a taste of what you will experience in this amazing day trip!

Available: All Year
Duration: 14 Hours
Difficulty: Easy
Pickup Included
Live Guide: English, French, German or Mandarin Chinese (see daily schedule below)

What will I experience on this tour?

The South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour is a fantastic day trip packed with breathtaking scenery.

Your day will begin with an easy pickup from selected locations in the greater Reykjavík area.

Your guide will be on hand to entertain and inform you in the language you selected for your coastal lagoon tour.

The south coast is home to some truly wild and wonderful scenery.

On the way from Reykjavík to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, you will see the landscapes of the Skaftafell National Park stretch out before you.

Rivers, sandy plains, and the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier wind across the landscape.

Along the way you’ll get to stop at two stunning south Iceland waterfalls – the Seljalandsfoss falls and the Skógafoss waterfall. A camera is a must!

You’ll also visit the unique Diamond Beach, and see where it gets its name from!

Next is one of the highlights of the day – the stunning colors of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

Marvel at the icy blues and whites of this famous iceberg lagoon. You’ll soon see why it’s so popular with travelers and photographers from around the world.

From May to October you can also choose to add a Jökulsárlón lagoon boat tour while you are there (not included in the tour – see below for more info).

You will likely also be able to spot some local seals and wild birds in and around the lagoon, adding to the magic of the day.

Highlights – Prepare to be Stunned by Iceland’s Scenery

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Visit the iconic Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
Experience Iceland’s stunningly varied landscapes
See Europe’s largest ice cap, the Vatnajökull glacier
Marvel at the sands of Diamond beach

Which day is each language available?

English – 08:00 daily
French – 08:00 on Saturdays
German – 08:00 on Sundays
Mandarin Chinese – 08:00 on Wednesdays all year, plus Thursdays from Sept-May

What’s included?

Guided coach tour
Professional guide in the language you select
Pickup and drop-off in the greater Reykjavík area
Free Wi-Fi on the bus

What’s not included

Boat ride – this is an optional extra that you can add during the booking process (for tours in May to October)
Food and drinks (you will have chances to purchase these during the tour)

What should I bring?

Warm waterproof clothing
Sturdy shoes
Your e-ticket – you can either print it or show it on a digital device

For your comfort: Dress to be ready for any weather! The weather in Iceland can be changeable, so it’s important to wear/bring warm, waterproof clothes, especially in winter. We recommend a waterproof jacket and pants, hat and gloves, warm socks and waterproof shoes.

What others are saying

The tour included some amazing attractions – the waterfalls, the black beach, the glaciers and the diamond beach were breathtakingly beautiful. On top of that the tour was really well organised, and the tour guide (Hal) was a pleasure to meet. He was friendly very knowledgeable and told great stories! We left on time and arrived on time for everything – and the tour was really fun and easy! Would definitely recommend!


Reviewed November 2019 on TripAdvisor

We had perfect weather for our trip to the Glacier Lagoon and our guide was very interesting and kept us entertained throughout the long drive there and back with historical info about the region as well as folklore stories. We would definitely recommend going for the optional boat trip on the Lagoon. The black beach with ‘diamond’ glaciers was also fascinating.

Heather C

Reviewed November 2019 on TripAdvisor

Amazing scenery, including waterfalls everywhere, and one you can walk behind – be sure to bring a waterproof covering (a poncho is fine) and some waterproof shoes. There is a black beach and a “diamond” beach (I won’t say more about the latter – it will be a surprise). The final destination is the lagoon and it is like nothing I have ever seen. It is an all-day and evening outing, but there is beauty everywhere and lots of photo ops. Stops are frequent, so lunch, dinner, snacks and toilet breaks are no problem. In April we were too late for the Northern Lights, but a trip in winter will likely provide a chance to see them. This is a great experience and one I highly recommend, if you have the time.

Camilla C

Reviewed April 2019 on TripAdvisor

Pickup details

This tour includes complimentary pickup and drop-off from major hotels, guesthouses and designated bus-stops in the greater Reykjavik area, including Kópavogur and Hafnarfjörður.

Please be ready at the agreed pickup spot 30 minutes before the time stated on your ticket.

Your electronic ticket will contain detailed information on pickup and drop-off.

What other important details do I need to know?

Food and drinks are not included with the tour, but you will have the chance to buy them along the way.

The boat ride on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is not included and can be added during booking if you wish. Please note this option is only available during May to October.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your booking with more than 24 hours’ notice you will get a full refund. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance are non-refundable.

Other Similar Tours

Want another option for seeing the Glacier Lagoon? Check out the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour, which includes some of the same great attractions with a slightly different itinerary.

Looking for other tours of Iceland’s South Coast? The South Coast Day Tour is another great choice for a day of stunning scenery.

Want to upgrade your South Coast trip? Check out the South Coast Premium Minibus Tour for a small group tour with added comfort.

The South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour is an action-packed south coast adventure.

Visit the Jökulsárlón blue ice lagoon and the beautiful waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Soak up the majestic scenery of the south coast of Iceland.

Book now to reserve your spot in the language of your choice!

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