The Glacier lagoon is one of the longest day tours in the BusTravel Iceland catalogue but it is most certainly worth the drive. Located on the south east part of the island the glacier lagoon is a stunning force of nature which is fed from the largest glacier in Iceland, Vatnajökull.
As the ice breaks away from the melting glacier it drifts through the lagoon and towards the ocean which creates a very unique landscape that is constantly moving and shifting. We will also have some time during the drive to visit additional famous stops on the south coast including the mysterious Seljalandsfoss waterfall that you can walk behind and the small fishing village of Vik.
If you do not choose pick-up
Please meet the tour at Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg (on Þórunnartún). We will pick you up there within 30 minutes from the departure time. You can find directions to this location at www.busstop.is
Pick-up and drop-off from accommodations and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik
Warm, water- and windproof clothing are always useful in Iceland.
All tickets are e-tickets so there is no need to print them out.
Start of the Tour after pick-up at 10-11 Kringlan
After pick-up the bus starts from here on the journey.
Pick-up from accommodations and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik is between 07:00 and 07:30. Then the buses meet at 10-11 Kringlan and the tour departs from there.
1. Stop at Hvolsvöllur 15 minutes
A small breakfast stop is made at a gas station in Hvolsvöllur. This stop is aimed to get a small breakfast if needed and to use the bathroom before heading to the first attraction of the tour.
2. Stop at Skógafoss 30 minutes
See huge amounts of water coming down from this waterfall! Skógafoss Waterfall is 25 meters wide and 60 meters high. Experience the noise water can make falling down a cliff and be maybe lucky by seeing rainbows formed by the spray of this natural wonder.
3. Stop in Freysnes 40 minutes
Gaze the Skaftafell surroundings and get lunch if you're hungry! Freysnes is surrounded by mountains, glaciers and rests of glacier bursts. On this stop you can either enjoy the fantastic views or get some food in the restaurant.
4. Stop at Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach 90 minutes
So much ice is waiting to be explored on the boat tour! Glacier Lagoon is the largest and the deepest glacier lagoon in Iceland, located in the south east part of Iceland. The lagoon branches from Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull glacier the largest glacier in Europe. You will be going on a 30 minutes boat ride on the lagoon.
Diamond Beach displays the contrast between black sand and chunks of ice which get washed up from the Glacier Lagoon.
5. Stop in Vík í Mýrdal 45 minutes
Welcome to the lovely village of Vík! With only just about 320 inhabitants does Vík have a lot to offer. You can either have some lunch in one of the restaurants or take a short walk to the beach to have a look at the famous Reynisdrangar.
6. Stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 20 minutes
Did you ever stand behind a waterfall? Give it a try at Seljalandsfoss! This magnificent waterfall is 66 meters high and let's you even walk around it. But be careful: You might be soaked afterwards. On a good day you will also be seeing the Westman Islands or Vestmannaeyjar from here.
End of the tour at Skógarhlíð 10
The tour ends with drop-off in Reykjavik. After drop-off we will head to our headquarter at Skógarhlíð 10.