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From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Diamond Beach

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53 reviews

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Diamond Beach

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From US$ 147.99 per person

Immerse yourself in nature on a guided tour from Reykjavik to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Marvel at the geothermal landscape and walk to the edge of the lagoon.

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Duration 14 hours
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  • Get a front row seat to watch giant icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Stop at the beautiful waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Marvel at the stunning views of glaciers, black sand coastlines and impressive rock formations
  • See the breathtaking mountains and glaciers of Skaftafell National Park
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Embark on a guided tour from Reykjavik to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Witness the mighty Hvannadalshnjúkur mountain and black sand desert that sprawls between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon. 

Stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascades to reach the other side. Continue to the majestic Skógafoss waterfall and admire the impressive 60-meter drop. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and stroll along the shores of the lake.

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the area as 1,000- to 1,500-year-old ice breaks away from the Vatnajökull glacier and floats silently on the water. Recognize locations from some of the many movies that have been filmed in the area, such as Batman Begins and Tomb Raider.

Stop at the spectacular Diamond Beach and admire the strand of black sand speckled with clumps of ice, giving an appearance of shimmering diamonds. In the warmer months, enjoy an added boat ride around the lagoon and witness the floating icebergs up-close.

  • Transportation by bus
  • Guided tour
  • Wi-Fi onboard the bus
  • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon boat ride (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
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4.7 /5

based on 53 reviews

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We were suppose to go on a volcano tour but it was cancelled due to the weather so we booked this tour instead.The experience was amazing the waterfalls,diamond beach and glacier lagoon absolutely stunning the only thing that would of made it better would of been the weather but im so pleased we went ,also the bus journey was incredible long but if u want to see these amazing wonders u need to travel much respect for the driver what a long day.

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September 11, 2022

The landscapes, the waterfalls and the ice lagoon are truly breathtaking, I recommend booking the boat tour right away because if you go there, sometimes there are no more tickets available. The boat ride is really worth it, only a few icbergs can be seen from the beach. The only negative is our guide an elderly lady whose name I can't remember. First of all she spoke incomprehensible English, then she always seemed annoyed and annoyed by us tourists. The straw that broke the vasobe made us really angry and it was chr after the Lagoon, there was the stop at Diamond Beach and they didn't stop at the official one but at another beach where there were very few icebergs (more than other icicles) only because this was a road and the beach full of icebergs would have required 5 minutes more of the road! Absurd!

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August 30, 2022

All of the stops were amazing to see. The waterfalls, the glaciers and the black sand beaches were all wonderful to see. The only negative was all the stops, some of which seemed unnecessary. The lunch stop was way too short and the place was extremely busy. So if you are ok with chips for lunch, you will be fine.

August 11, 2022

Product ID: 95187