Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach One-day tour

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Iceland Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon

With its enormous and ancient icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull glacier, this natural wonder of Iceland is a sight you absolutely 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 kilometres (7 square miles) and reaches more than 248 metres (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 has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along 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 the films 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 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 SRE113 

What´s Included

Remember to dress according to weather

  • Warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended
  • We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks for colder days 

What to bring

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

Additional information

Guidance:

  • English: Mon, Wed, Sat

Map

Itinerary

Excursion
Lava Centre
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Lava Centre

We start our tour from BSI bus terminal in downtown Reykjavik and head to the Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur. It is approximately an hour and half ride. We will stop at Lava Centre for a short break and you are able to grab light snacks and use the facilities. The Lava Centre is dedicated to Iceland's riveting volcanic activity and it's frequent earthquakes.

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Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljalandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it.  

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Skógafoss
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Skógafoss

Skógafoss is an iconic Icelandic waterfall, it is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail over into Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in filming Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  

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Diamond Beach / Breiðamerkursandur
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Diamond Beach / Breiðamerkursandur

The beach that can be seen crossing the road from the Glacier Lagoon. Ice will flow onto the shore and sit like diamonds on the this black sand beach.

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Vík
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Vík

Vík is a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs. Reynisdrangar can be seen when looking towards the shore.

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Jökulsárlón
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Jökulsárlón

With its enormous and ancient icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull glacier, this natural wonder of Iceland is a sight you absolutely 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 kilometres (7 square miles) and reaches more than 248 metres (814 ft) at its deepest point. You may recognize the lagoon from scenes in Batman Begins, Tomb Raider and two James Bond movies.