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The Glacier lagoon is one of the longest 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 and the small fishing village of Vik.
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, 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!
Vík í Mýrdal is a small fishing village and is in fact the most southerly village on the island. The town only houses 300 inhabitants but despite this there are plenty of great places here for you to rest up and refuel.
This is also a great location for you to get gifts for the people waiting for you back home as there are plenty of people here selling amazing homemade gifts.
After pick-up the bus starts from here on the journey.
Pick-up from accommodations and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik is between 07:00 and 07:30. Then the buses meet at 10-11 Kringlan and the tour departs from there at 07:30.
A small breakfast stop is made at a gas station in Hvolsvöllur.
This stop is aimed to get a small breakfast if needed and to use the bathroom before heading to the first attraction of the tour.
Gaze the Skaftafell surroundings and get lunch if you're hungry!
Freysnes is surrounded by mountains, glaciers and rests of glacier bursts. On this stop you can either enjoy the fantastic views or get some food in the restaurant.
So much ice is waiting to be explored on the boat tour!
Glacier Lagoon is the largest and the deepest glacier lagoon in Iceland, located in the south east part of Iceland. The lagoon branches from Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull glacier the largest glacier in Europe. You will be going on a 30 minutes boat ride on the lagoon.
Diamond Beach displays the contrast between black sand and chunks of ice which get washed up from the Glacier Lagoon.
Welcome to the lovely village of Vík!
With only just about 320 inhabitants does Vík have a lot to offer. You can either have some dinner in one of the restaurants or in summer when it's still bright at this time of day, take a short walk to the beach to have a look at the famous Reynisdrangar.
Did you ever stand behind a waterfall? Give it a try at Seljalandsfoss!
This magnificent waterfall is 66 meters high and let's you even walk around it. But be careful: You might be soaked afterwards. On a good day you will also be seeing the Westman Islands or Vestmannaeyjar from here.
The tour ends with drop-off in Reykjavik.
After drop-off we will head to our headquarter at Skógarhlíð 10.
Jökulsárlón (commonly called the Glacier Lagoon), is an interesting body of water. It connects the nearby Vatnajökull glacier with the North Atlantic Ocean. This area became a popular destination, due to the ice breaking away from the glacier and drifting out to the ocean creating a constantly changing piece of art.
Our day tour will begin with our fast and efficient pick up service. We will come 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. When here you will have an opportunity to board a small boat and travel across the waters of the lagoon to see it up close and personal. Afterwards you may decide to take a walk down to the diamond beach and witness the contrast between the massive chunks of Ice and the black sands. For those who want to learn a little more about the area there is also a fantastic visitors centre that will give you all the information about the lagoon and the surrounding areas.
When our time at the lagoon comes to an end we will head back along the south coast again, but our exploration doesn’t end. There is also the village of Vik to see, a small fishing village with only 300 inhabitants. Also 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.
Pickup and dropoff
Food and drinks
Warm, water- and windproof clothing are always useful in Iceland.
All tickets are e-tickets so there is no need to print them out.
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