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From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Trip

1. From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Trip

Explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a full-day sightseeing tour by bus. Go to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon outlet of the largest glacier in Europe, leaning about its history and formation from your local guide. Following a pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to the southern coast and the dramatic Glacier Lagoon. Enjoy plenty of time to see the floating icebergs and enjoy the stunning scenery. During the season, make sure to reserve your ticket to the boat cruise on the Jökulsárlón and experience the unique Glacier Lagoon spectacle up close. When you prebook, your place is guaranteed. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is Iceland’s largest and deepest glacier lagoon. It branches from Breidamerkurjokull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Return to Reykjavik, stopping at the gorgeous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. You will visit the Diamond beach with black sand, and there will be an additional stop in Iceland's southernmost village at Vík for dinner.

Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

2. Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

You will start your premium Golden Circle and south coast tour by driving along the beautiful Nesjavallaleid scenic route with your jeep. This road winds through mountains and volcano craters, offering great views of Thingavallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake. The first stop of the tour is the Thingvellir National Park, which is famous for being the site of the first parliament both in Iceland and the world. You will then continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area. Geysir erupts every 8-10 minutes, and you can walk around the area and take pictures of the hot springs before we head to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, another unmissable place to see in Iceland. Your journey then continues towards Fludir, stopping at Faxi Waterfall first and then reaching the Secret Lagoon (only during the months of April - September). This beautiful natural hot pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and is definitely a gem you should not miss. After a relaxing bath in the Secret Lagoon (optional and at your own expense), you will continue towards the South Coast. As you drive south, you will get closer to one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla. In the middle ages, Hekla was known as the “gateway to hell”. You will have a beautiful view of the volcano as you drive towards the Lava Centre, your next stop, where we can observe the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity, and surface movements in Iceland. You will then make a quick lunch stop at Katla Restaurant, which is in the Lava Centre. Following lunch, you will continue to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Get your cameras ready and make sure you wear a raincoat, as you will have time to walk behind Seljalandsfoss, becoming drenched in the pristine cascading water. Following the waterfall, you will drive past Iceland’s most infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that froze air traffic in 2010 and made Iceland famous all over the world. Your next stop is Solheimajokull, a beautiful glacier tongue which is easy to walk to. Here you have a chance to walk close to the glacier and admire its blue, white, and black ice. You will finally continue to the Dirholey Cliffs and Reynisfjara, where you can admire black sand beaches, sea stacks, and basalt columns.

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4.7 / 5

based on 2,572 reviews

One of our best experiences ever! Definitely once in a lifetime deal. There is nothing like it. Iga, our tour girl and Lukas, our driver are the best! Which made this trip even better. Everything went smoothly. The weather was on our side. Lukas was a real pro driver! It was a long drive. The way he drove made us feel safe. We are lucky to have Iga as our tour girl. she kept us entertained the whole trip. She is very knowledgeable and a lot of experiences and she shared them with us. Not to forget To mention she is very funny! We learned so much of Iceland history and folklore. They were quite interesting. All and all, we had a very good time. If we have a chance to come back, we would take this tour again and hope to have Iga as our tour girl, and Lukas as our driver. They should get a raise! Thank you both very much!

we travel a lot and I have to say Iga and Lukas were by far the best combination of guide and driver we have ever had. Seldom do you get a driver that interacts with people like Lukas did and then there's Iga, what can I say.... so much energy and love for her country. the two were a perfect duo that made our day so perfect. we learnt more than would have been expected on a day tour and was taken to some of the world's most beautiful sights. it may be a long day but there is plenty of nap time if you need it. Plenty of stops for food and toilet breaks. Just 10/10 !!!!

Really amazing day trip with an amazing guide Iga and our amazing driver Lucas! The whole day was really really cool and fun!

It was a long trip,but so great and amazing. I wish we had more time to take pictures at the diamond beach and Vik too.

This trip was amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable