Private Jökulsárlón & Black Diamond Beach Tour

Jökulsárlón and Black Diamond Beach
Jökulsárlón and Black Diamond Beach
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  • Duration~12 hours
  • Group SizeMax 19 people
  • Meeting LocationPick up from the bus stop near your accommodations, between 07:00-07:30

Tour description

Tour to the best known glacial lagoon in Iceland

Jökulsárlón and black diamond beach are, without a doubt, two of the most interesting places in Iceland. Jökulsárlón is one of the best known glacial lagoons in Iceland. The name means glacier-river-lagoon and is located in the southeast of Iceland in Vatnajökull National Park. The area is unique, with blue and white icebergs in the lagoon, and the glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull in the background.  We also make stops along the way, depending on daylight in wintertime.

As a day trip, it’s quite a long drive for a day but definitely well worth it.


Reynisfjara The Black Sand Beach

Reynisfjara, called in English, The Black Sand Beach, is one of the most famous beaches in Iceland. The magnificent nature, black sand, basalt columns, Reynisdrangar sea stacks and strong waves of the Atlantic Ocean make this stop a great experience.

Vík The small village on the south coast

Vík is the southernmost village on the south coast of Iceland, located on the ring road.

Famous for its beautiful landscapes, black sand beaches and strange rock formations, Vík is a great place to visit.

Jökulsárlón The Glacier Lagoon

The gem of the trip. The most famous glacial lagoon in Iceland is full of icebergs that have broken from the glacier tail of Breiðamerkurjökull on their way out to sea. Seals can often be seen swimming around in the lagoon or relaxing on a floating iceberg.

Breiðamerkurfjara Black Dimond Beach

Jökulsárlón is full of icebergs that melt slowly and travel down the river to the ocean. The strong current of the Atlantic Ocean throws the icebergs back to the land, where they are stranded on the black beach. This beach has earned the nickname Black Dimond Beach. It is a great experience to walk on the beach between the icebergs and enjoy. The ice sculpture is varied, and you can find endless photo opportunities.

Seljalandsfoss Go behind the waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. This 66m (213ft) high waterfall is not the most powerful waterfall in Iceland but extremely beautiful. What makes it special, though, is that you can walk behind it.

Remember to bring rain gear with you because it is not unlikely that spray from the waterfall will catch you.

Potential Depending on lighting conditions

It is a long drive to Jökulárslón, and in winter, there are no long bright days, but if light conditions allow, the guide will make stops in other places.


What's Included

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik in a Minibus
  • English speaking guide
  • Free Wifi on the bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Hat and gloves or mittens
  • rain gear
  • Camera/phone

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

If you have the chance to go to the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon when you’re in Iceland, we highly recommend you do! It’s the furthest you can get away from Reykjavik in a day tour and totally worth it!

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