Jökulsárlón, Diamond Beach, and South Coast

Jökulsárlón, Diamond Beach, and South Coast

 

Departure:
✓  
7:00

Duration:
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14 hours

Difficulty:
✓  Easy

Available:
✓  From June to October

Highlights:
✓ Seljalandsfoss
✓ Skógafoss
✓  Reynisfjara “The Black Sand Beach”
✓  Skaftafell National Park
✓  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: 
✓ Joy and happiness!
✓ Waterproof clothing

Minimum age:
✓ 
None

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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.

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, iconic for Iceland’s South Coast.

Seljalandsfoss

The adventure begins when we pick you up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the South. Our arrival is announced by the powerful theatrics of Seljalandsfoss. Bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. The scene behind the fall and the trembling ground from the power of the falling water makes for an automatic Instagram blockbuster!

Skógafoss

Further east along the coast is Skógafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is an incredibly picturesque sight. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60 meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside the gorge a staircase can take you to the shelf above the waterfall for stunning views. See if you can count your steps on your way up.

Reynisfjara – The Black Sand Beach

Continuing east, we head to Reynisfjara, also known as The Black Sand Beach. Looming over the beach are enormous basalt stacks that, along with the crashing waves of the North Atlantic and panoramic views to the east and west make Reynisfjara arguably the most beautiful and unique beach in the country. From Reynisfjara we head over the mountain of Reynisfjall to the village of Vík for lunch.

Skaftafell National Park

After a hearty meal at Vík, we make our way to Skaftafell National Park. Skaftafell is considered to be the jewel in the crown of national parks in the country as it is blessed with a wide array of extraordinary landscapes. The park is an oasis in a desert of the proglacial black sand, Europe’s largest. Witness the green isle in the black sea with stunning views over three crawling and cracked outlet glacier from Europe’s largest Icecap, Vatnajökull.

Jökulsárlón – 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 ice bergs 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.k.

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 Reykjavik at the end of the day.

What are you waiting for? Select your date and join us on this adventurous ambitious day trip between Reykjavik and Jökulsárlón.

Check out all the spots for this comprehensive day tour to the best of the South and the East!

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