Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach
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  • Duration14 hours and 30 minutes
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationBSÍ Bus Terminal or chosen pick-up point in Reykjavik

Tour description

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach Tour

With its enormous and ancient icebergs breaking off from the Vatnajökull glacier, this natural wonder of Iceland is a sight you cannot miss. 

The lagoon produces a feeling of incredible tranquillity as the 1000-1500-year-old ice silently drifts into the lake and slowly melts away. The lagoon covers 18 square kilometers (7 square miles) and reaches more than 248 meters (814 ft) at its deepest point. You may recognize the lagoon from scenes in Batman Begins, Tomb Raider, and two James Bond movies. 

We stop at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which originates in the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring a raincoat or a waterproof coat if you want to walk behind it. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

We will also stop at Vík í Mýrdal for dinner, and there you can walk to the black sand beach and see the Reynisdrangar rock formations. 

Where we will stop during the tour:

  • Lava Centre
  • Skógafoss
  • Glacier lagoon – with the opportunity of a boat tour among the icebergs 

  • Diamond beach
  • Vík í Mýrdal for dinner
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Plus, additional comfort stops

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

If you want to add a glacial boat tour to this tour, when available and weather permitting, book our Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Boat Tour

Cancellation policy 

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 1 day or less before the event. 

What's Included

  • Bus fare
  • Professional local guidance
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Vehicle cleaned with Vectorfog - 100% Natural multi-surface disinfectant.

Good to Know

  • Remember to dress according to weather
  • Warm clothes, waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended
  • Bring thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks for colder days

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach are two of Iceland’s natural pearls. It is hard to describe their raw beauty. It is also possible you will see seals lounging on icebergs which is fun to see!