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Vik to Jokulsarlon

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Vik to Jokulsarlon

Hello! I'm visiting Iceland with my family (including a young baby) and we really want to see the Jokulsarlon lagoon. We're staying near Selfoss, and have a 2WD car, but I've been told that sandstorms can be a problem on the way. Can't take a long coach ride because of the baby (and the budget!). Ideally, we'd like to drive to Vik then pick up a bus to the lagoon, but I can't find much information on catching a bus anywhere except Reykjavik. Does anyone know if they run, or what the fare would be?



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1. Re: Vik to Jokulsarlon

If I understand your posting correctly then you are already in Iceland?

The weather forecast for the next few days (until and including Wednesday) 25 August shows very light winds for teh south coast, so there seems little risk of sandstorms. http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/areas/

The information you need about buses is here :



Note there is only one bus a day in each direction and it's not possible to return the same day. Travel time Vík-Jökusárlón is scheduled 2h 50m

Fares are here, one way. Yellow is all persons aged 12 and above; red is for disabled and seniors (67+), also schoolchildren to/from school;

blue children 4-11; younger children travel free. Use the fare from Vík to Breiðam.lón

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2. Re: Vik to Jokulsarlon

Don´t be silly, drive the whole way. The drive from Selfoss is about 320 Km. each way, about 4 hours non stop driving.

But you will want to make hundreds of stops along the way, so the best thing is to drive, besdes the bus fare is probably more expensive than the gas.

Sandstorms ??? I think not, it was few days when the volcano was erupting, but it is no more.

Drive !


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