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Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach

A lagoon filled with ancient icebergs

Iceland Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon

Glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls and more natural wonders

With its enormous icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull glacier, this is one of the miracles of nature that you absolutely cannot miss.

The lagoon induces a feeling of incredible tranquility as the 1000-1500 years old ice silently drifts into the lake and slowly melts away. The lagoon extends for 18 square kilometres (7 sq. 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 will stop at the spectacular Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can take a walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to enjoy this peculiar characteristic. Skógafoss was also featured 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
  • Other 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

Tour Details

  • Available all year

  • 14.5 hours total

  • Tour offered in English

  • Tour operated by Reykjavik Excursions

From ISK 19.999

Included:

  • Bus fare from BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavik
  • Professional guide
  • Free Wi-Fi

Please bring:

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

Bookable extras:

  • Pick up from selected locations around Reykjavik to BSÍ Bus Terminal

For your safety, all participants must:

  • be physically fit enough to walk for ∼6 hours

  • be able to communicate in English

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