Highlights of the South Coast | Sightseeing Day Tour

The Diamond Beach is a five minutes walk from Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and sees the icebergs washing up the shoreline.
Iceland's volcanic landscapes are lined with whispering streams of fresh water.
Ice bergs break away into Jökulsárlón from Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue.
A glacier crawls down to the black sands of Iceland's southern lowlands.
Icebergs break off from  Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier, Jökulsárlón.
The surrounding landscape of Jökulsárlón is arguably, just as beautiful as the lagoon itself.

Join this fantastic sightseeing tour along Iceland's gorgeous South Coast, with stops at the country's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, "Crown Jewel of Iceland". This is the perfect tour opportunity for guests who would like to two of the country's biggest natural highlights in a single day.

You will begin this tour with a scenic drive along the picturesque South Coast, towards Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Vatnajökull covers more than 8 percent of the country,  8,100 km2 (3,100 square miles) in total—roughly the size of US State, Delaware! 

After your drive along the South Coast, you'll arrive at Vatnajökull National Park. You can truly feel the dominant influence of Mother Nature in these parts, a feeling that becomes more forceful at the large glacial lake, Jökulsárlón, found on the southeast corner of Vatnajökull National Park.

This extraordinary lagoon started to develop after Breiðamerkurjökull glacier started receding around the 1930’s. The lagoon has grown since then at varying rates on account of melting glaciers.

The lagoon is a must see with its peacefully floating icebergs and beautiful mountain ridges in the background. This tour provides perfect photographing opportunities and once in a while, curious seals pop their head up from the lagoon! Please note that if you wish to go for a boat ride on the lagoon, you need to book it in advance so the trip may be altered accordingly. 

Vatnajökull National Park is pretty isolated with the next village about one and a half hour drive away and many amazing features to explore, including the famous Diamond Beach, Fjallsárjökull glacier and Skaftafell Nature Reserve. 

So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness some of the most beautiful attractions found along Iceland's South Coast! Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Skaftafell, Fjallsárlón, Svínafellsjökull, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00

You meet us at the departure location.
Gljúfrabúi base
  • Guided service

  • Food and snacks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Headwear and gloves

  • Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required

  • Snacks and/or lunch

Good to know:

Free pick up/drop off in Hvolsvöllur/Hella area (Pick up from Hvolsvöllur/Hella can start up to 20 minutes before departure)

- 5.000 ISK pp each way for pick up/drop off in Selfoss/Vík area (Pick up from Selfoss/Vík can start up to 1 hour prior to tour departure from Gljúfrabúi)

- 10.000 pp each way for pick up/drop off in Reykjavík (Pick up from Reykjavik starts 2 hours prior to tour departure from Gljúfrabúi)

*Please note that it can take us 30 minutes to arrive to your location for all pick ups*

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Highlights of the South Coast | Sightseeing Day Tour

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