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Jokulsarlon Lagoon

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Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon and South Coast: Private Day Tour from Reykjavik
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Crystal Ice Cave Tour with Pickup from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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A beautiful glacier meets the sea

The glacier is incredible, meeting a still lagoon where large pieces of ice break up and flow to the ocean. We saw sea otters playing in the waters and walked out to the mouth of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lagoon is a great spot, full of icebergs and goos for pictures. Avoid the uninspiring and expensive amphibious boat trip - especially if it's raining as there's absolutely no cover at all on the boat. Also make sure that you cross over the road to Diamond Beach as it's stunning with all the natural ice sculptures washed up along... More 

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Thank Steven H
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The glacier is incredible, meeting a still lagoon where large pieces of ice break up and flow to the ocean. We saw sea otters playing in the waters and walked out to the mouth of the lagoon to see the broken up ice flow into the sea. It's quite a stunning location worth seeing if you're driving the south coast.

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got to the lagoon early morning and where not disappointed. The icebergs where beautiful. We stayed an took many pictures and where tempted to take the boat rip but thought against it. the little cafe sells bits and pieces and some basic food. the toilets are clean and warm with running hot water. We also went down to the... More 

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Thank Jules H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I read the reviews of both glacier lagoon companies (which are very close to each other) then we stopped at this one. In mid-May, there were a number of people looking at the stunning view, but there was plenty of space on the shore to take photos. We walked up to the ticket window where there was no line, and... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Black volcanic sand beach, floating icebergs, cold winds, and out of this world views - this is what you will experience if you venture on a 5+ hours drive from Reykjavik. This is not a daily trip excursion, it takes time to get there, and I strongly recommend that you stop in Vik overnight. Bring food and water with you,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the Ice Lagoon tour... the views were amazing and the zodiac was a hoot and we saw lots of harp seals.... we got up close to the glacier and to all the icebergs that broke off it.... a real high light of the trip. The staff were excellent and I felt totally safe!

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Thank twin411
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth the 4.5 hour drive from Reykjavik. The sound of the ice the way it glistens when the sun comes up will leave you in awe. Take the drive

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Thank anitasookdeo
United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful and unique place to stop. Take the boat tour and ride around glaciers. Truly an amazing stop!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my favourite place in Iceland. We did a long walk around the lagoon and beach and then took a zodiac boat ride to the glacier. A great day

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Manchester
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Never seen anything like it. Huge icebergs floating around a beautiful lagoon against a backdrop of snow capped mountains. We had beautiful weather, so after our boat trip around the lagoon and watching a giant iceberg break up and roll, we sunbathed on a black sand beach surrounded by icebergs (actually on the beach).

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