Our Glacier Lagoon tour will take you along the south of Iceland. You will see the grand waterfall Seljalandsfoss, the amazing Diamond Beach and the lagoon itself.
The Glacier lagoon is one of the longer day tours in the BusTravel Iceland catalogue but it is most certainly worth the drive. Located on the south east part of the island the Glacier Lagoon is a stunning force of nature which is fed from the largest glacier in Iceland, Vatnajökull.
As the ice breaks away from the melting glacier it drifts through the lagoon and towards the ocean which creates a very unique landscape that is constantly moving and shifting. We will also have some time during the drive to visit additional famous stops on the south coast including the mysterious Seljalandsfoss waterfall that you can walk behind.
Boat ride (optional extra)
Jökulsárlón, known colloquially as the Glacier lagoon, is an interesting body of water which connects the nearby Vatnajökull glacier with the North Atlantic Ocean. This area became a popular tourist destination, due to the ice breaking away from the glacier and drifting out to the ocean creating a constantly landscape that resembles art.
Seljalandsfoss is a fascinating waterfall and perhaps one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. Its popularity is well deserved as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall houses a very special surprise, in the summertime you are able to walk behind the cascade and get a tremendous view of the waterfall from behind.
The water that feeds this 60m tall waterfall originates from the (in)famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier capped volcano. just make sure to be careful as you walk along this path as it can get slippery and wet!
Vík í Mýrdal is a small village and is in fact the most southerly village on the island. The town only houses 300 inhabitants but this is a great location for you to get gifts for the people waiting for you back home and get something nice to eat.
The Diamond Beach is maybe the most photogenic place on the whole island. The ice from the Glacier Lagoon drifts out of the lagoon into the ocean and at some point back to the beach. The beach is a beautiful black sand beach which makes the blue ice just look like diamonds on the beach!
Our day tour will begin with our fast and efficient pick up service. We will come with our fantastic bus fleet to collect you from either, one of the hotels in the centre of Reykjavik or from one of the many pick up spots dotted across the city. When all our guests are aboard we will begin our drive along the southern coast of Iceland.
You will pass by views of the black sand beaches, glaciers and lava fields that make up the dramatic landscape of the area.
Our first destination is the Glacier lagoon itself and once we arrive you will have a variety of activities to choose from.
You may want to take a short boat ride across the lagoon (summer season only, tickets available for purchase on the bus). You could take a walk down to the Diamond Beach and witness the contrast between the glistening Ice and the black sands or for those who want to learn a little more about the area there is also a fantastic visitors center that will give you all the essentials.
When our time at the lagoon comes to an end we will head back along the south coast again, but our exploration is far from over and we still have plenty to show you. There is also the village of Vik to see and we will take time to stop and see the amazing waterfall of Seljalandsfoss.
The duration of the tour is 14 hours
There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food
Make sure to note down your pickup times and departure Times. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes starting from the time on your ticket. Please wait at your hotel / guest house in this time span. We collect our guests with several minibuses, so please be aware that you may need to change buses at a meeting point before the tour begins!
Please note, children under the age of 8 are not permitted on this tour. For further information on travelling with young children click here
Warm, water- and windproof clothing are always useful in Iceland.
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