Private 14-Hour South Coast Tour to the Diamond Beach and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
14 hours
All year
Minimum age


Set off on a thrilling sightseeing adventure on the South Coast of Iceland that will take you to the breathtaking Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach. Those looking for a full-day 4x4 private tour to see the region’s top attractions, from waterfalls to glaciers, should reserve their seats now.

Your private excursion begins from your hotel or chosen pick-up location in Reykjavik or Keflavik International Airport. You will meet your private guide here and head off on a 14-hour trip to see some of the most stunning tourist spots in the land of fire and ice.  

To have a more convenient sightseeing experience, you will need to wear appropriate winter clothes with layers and comfortable walking shoes. You may also consider bringing snacks and drinks as they are not part of this package, but you will have lunch and dinner stops on the trip.

Iceland has thousands of waterfalls, and you will see two of the most beautiful on the South Coast. While Skogafoss waterfall is known for its massive cascade and rainbows on a sunny day, Seljalandsfoss waterfall is famous for its small viewing cave. Both waterfalls measure 200 feet (60 meters).

To get a better view of Iceland’s coastline, constantly pounded by the Atlantic Ocean, your guide will take you to the Dyrholaey peninsula and Reynisfjara beach. 

Dyrholaey features a massive rock arch that supports colonies of puffin birds during the summer months. The Iceland puffins are known for their brightly-colored beaks and friendly demeanor that are always ready for the camera. In this area, you will also see a historic lighthouse constructed in the early 1900s.

Meanwhile, not far from the peninsula is the stunning black sand beach of Reynisfjara. The stretch of volcanic sand surrounded by sea stacks and basalt columns is a view like no other. 

Soon after, you will approach the highlights of your private tour in Iceland. Still onboard the 4x4 vehicle fit for rugged terrain, you will explore the frozen wilderness of Vatnajokull National Park, the biggest glacier in Europe.

Enjoy a back-to-back exploration of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Diamond Beach, and Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Jokulsarlon is the deepest lake in Iceland at 814 feet (248 meters) and features meltwater from the nearby Breidamerkurjokull outlet glacier. Its most spectacular feature is the thousands of ice pieces floating in its cold waters. 

Most of these ice chunks float and melt toward the Atlantic Ocean, but some wash ashore on the volcanic sands of Diamond Beach. Seeing the ice of varying sizes scattered across the large stretch of black sands is an experience you will never forget.

After a full day of touring waterfalls, black beaches, and glaciers along the southern region, you will return to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this private South Coast tour, where you can see waterfalls, glaciers, and the icebergs of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private transportation from Reykjavik or Keflavik Airport
English-speaking guide
Private tour experience (maximum of four)


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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf
Sturdy walking shoes

Good to know

- This private tour requires good weather. You will be offered a different date or refund if it’s canceled due to poor weather and road conditions.

- Infants can join the tour, but they must sit on the allotted seat and not on a parent's lap.

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