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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik

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Experience a day full of glaciers, icebergs, and waterfalls at Iceland's jewel. This guided day tour takes you along the south coast of Iceland with views of glaciers, black sand coastline with great Diamond beach, the small village of Vik and amazing rock formations. Take a boat ride that takes you up close and personal with floating icebergs.
  • Combine a glacier lagoon visit with highlights of the south coast
  • Take an unforgettable lagoon boat trip surrounded by icebergs
  • Walk behind a teeming waterfall
  • Learn secrets of the area's history and geology from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide and settle in for the journey to the south coast of Iceland and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. En route to the glacier, make several stops at some of south Iceland's best attractions, including the little village of Vík, famed for its picturesque wooden church set atop a hill, and the black-sand beach of Reynisfjarna.  Upon arrival at the Glacier Lagoon, take a boat ride among the icebergs while learning about the formation of the glacier and its lagoon. Back on dry land, and on the bus, head back toward Reykjavik, stopping at the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss along the way. Don't miss the opportunity to walk behind Seljalandsfoss. Your tour ends with a drop-off back at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket.

More locations we do offer pickup service from:
- Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119
- Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1
- Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29
- BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side)

Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup:
- Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491)
- Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547)
- Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296)
- Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894)
- Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425)
- Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973)
- Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289)
- Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414)
- Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228)
- Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866)

Free pickup location:
- Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6 (64.144389,-21.910327)

Skarfabakki harbour, Reykjavik
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Boat ride
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Lagoon
  • Entry/Admission - Diamond Beach
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (sturdy shoes and rain- and wind-proof outdoor clothing recommended)
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

Really enjoyed this tour. Both driver and guide did a great job. Very long journey which was broken up nicely with stops at spectacular locations and good value lunch and dinner spots. Long way to Jokulsarlon but worth it, as was the boat trip on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jenny S
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Very exciting trip, but be careful on the details written about the trip. On the description in trip advisor's site a visit to black sand beach of Reynisfjarna was included. However, that was not included on the itinerary. When we asked for a refund only...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous tour! The Glacier Lagoon and boat tour were breathtakingly beautiful and well worth the journey. We had ample time there to appreciate it all. The coach was immaculately clean and comfortable, we felt safe and secure with the driver throughout and the guide, Gloomer,...More

Thank toplissclan
Reviewed May 18, 2019

A long day (15 hours!) of travel across the southern coast to fabulous glaciers and waterfalls. We took the optional boat ride in the lagoon which was quite enjoyable. Simon was a personable and informative guide and made it a very worthwhile experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at BusTravel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your valuable feedback of our staff and services. Looking forward to your return for more memories.

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

I would recommend it for families with limited days in Iceland. You cover a lot of ground in one day in a comfortable bus. Access to WiFi is limited but, if you are patient, you can upload your pictures.

Date of experience: April 2019
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