Jewels of the South | Minibus day tour to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast

No need to imagine the perfect tour to the most famous sights of the south and the east, we’re bringing it to you! Join us and see the most beautiful parts of the country in this full-day excursion to the South Coast on a minibus. This comprehensive tour takes you to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and its counterpart across the road, the diamond beach as well as the waterfalls and black sand beaches.

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Highlights

✓ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓ Skógafoss waterfall
✓ Vík í Myrdal village
✓ Jökulsárlón, The Glacier Lagoon
✓ Diamond Beach

Included

Minibus, Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board,
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Duration

14 Hours

Your adventure begins when your experienced guide picks you up in a comfortable minibus in the morning and whisk you off to the scenic South Coast.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind and get a unique point of view while feeling the vibrations of the water hitting the ground. It’s an automatic Instagram blockbuster. Right next to Seljalandsfoss is his little brother Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall hidden in a narrow gorge which is accessible only by balancing on small stones in the river.

Skógafoss waterfall

The pearl of the South Coast has to be Skógafoss waterfall. From the 60 meter high cliffs of East Eyjafjöll mountains, the waterfall pours down making, arguably, the most photogenic waterfall in the country. Over the years, the water has carved itself into the mountain, tucking the beautiful waterfall into a small gorge. Add rainbows forming in the waterfall’s spray and you have yourself a Kodak moment. Along side the waterfall lies a staircase up to the cliff with views looking down into the gorge and onto the waterfall. The 527 steps up to the top provide a fantastic warm-up for the glacier hike!

Vík í Mýrdal

Continuing east, we head to Vík í Myrdal, the southernmost village on the Icelandic mainland. With only 300 residents, Vík is a wonderful place to stop and is a popular sightseeing route along the South Coast for its convenience and beautiful surrounding landscapes. Looming over the beach are enormous basalt stacks that, along with the crashing waves of the North Atlantic and the panoramic views to the east and west make this area the most beautiful and unique beaches in the country from where you can see Reynisdrangar, the impressive rock formations with the shape of trolls situated near the shore of Reynisfjara, the Black Sand Beach.

Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon

The journey proceeds as we approach the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Formed by the receding Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it is now 200 meters deep and stretches from the edge of the glacier’s current location and all the way to the Atlantic coastline. The lagoon itself is filled with icebergs that have fallen off the glacier’s edge and float around in the lagoon until they are small enough to pass through the shallow river from the lagoon to the ocean. While the magnificent coloured ice is the main attraction on site, the occasional seal popping its head up out of the water or resting on the icebergs makes the glacier lagoon totally unique.

Diamond Beach

Just across the road from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon lies a beach containing clear ice rocks spread all over. The ice is the remains of the icebergs once floating in the lagoon itself, having run through the river to the ocean and been tossed onto the beach by the roaring Atlantic waves. This can only be compared to a magnificent piece of art. In the summertime, we can even observe it from a closer angle and get a nice view of the icebergs with the sun reflecting on the ice. During wintertime, this is when the Northern lights hunt begins.

Between stops while exploring all the best of the South and East, we invite you to relax in our comfortable minibus. Our nice, knowledgeable and experienced guides will keep you entertained and informed along the way. We offer free Wi-Fi on board and an appropriate playlist of Icelandic music for the drive. A dinner stop is made on our way back to Reykjavík at the end of the day.

What are you waiting for?

Are you ready to join us for this incredible minibus tour? We are steering clear of the crowds while packing a full day of incredible experiences in this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Jökulsárlón in one day!

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Departure
7:30

Duration
14 hours

Difficulty 
✓  Easy

Available 
✓ From June to October

Highlights 
✓ Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✓ Skógafoss waterfall
✓ Vík í Myrdal village
✓ Jökulsárlón, The Glacier Lagoon
✓ Diamond Beach

Included
English Speaking Guide
Minibus
✓ Small Group (max 19 persons)
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on board

What you need to bring 
• Hiking boots (available when booking
• Warm clothing (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)

Minimum age
None

Good to know
• We have to adjust timings to the short daylight and we always try to avoid big crowds.
• Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
• You will see the designated pick up locations in Reykjavík on a drop-down menu at the time of booking.
• You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like.
• We recommend you bring hiking boots with slip-resistant soles if you are visiting in the winter. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.

How does pick up work?

For tours that state that they pick up from Reykjavík, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location, we won’t be responsible if you miss your tour. We offer free pick-up from Reykjavik city center. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time for the tour can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready in their listed location so they can be easily found.

What are designated pick up locations?

Due to regulations of Reykjavik City, tour companies are allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city centre to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher whether we will pick you up directly from your accommodation or from the bus stop.

How can I find the nearest designated pick up location?

Find the closest designated pick up location using the map below:

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