Amazing 14-Hour Private South Coast Tour to Jokulsarlon from Reykjavik

Amazing 14-Hour Private South Coast Tour to Jokulsarlon from Reykjavik
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Marvel over one of Iceland's greatest wonders, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, by booking this private South Coast excursion from Reykjavik. Those eager to witness awe-inspiring natural attractions on a personalized adventure should not overlook this exclusive day tour.

This journey begins when your private guide picks you up from your Reykjavik accommodation and whisks you along the South Coast. This local expert will be able to answer your questions, tell you about the sites and landscapes, and tailor your journey to your interests.

Jokulsarlon is a long way from Reykjavik, but the road leading to it contains many natural attractions. The South Coast is one of the country's most popular routes. To and from your primary destination, you'll break up your journey by stopping at these sites for some breathtaking experiences.

The waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, both of which are over 196 feet (60 meters) tall, are particularly inspiring. You can encircle the former and ascend a staircase next to the latter in clear weather, providing unique perspectives. The Reynisfjara black sand beach, renowned for its sea stacks and basalt columns, is another fantastic place to stop.

The Dyrholaey rock arch is impressive throughout the year but is a must-see in summer for animal lovers due to its population of nesting puffins. Also in summer, you will have the chance to visit the fairytale-like Fjadrargljufur canyon. Winter travelers may omit these sites but have the bonus of seeking out the northern lights during the start and end of their journey, which is much easier away from Reykjavik's light pollution.

Once you finally reach Jokulsarlon, you won't doubt why it has the nickname 'the crown jewel of Iceland's nature.' The glacier lagoon separates a crumbling ice cap and the ocean and fills year-round with enormous icebergs trying to reach the sea as a result. Some are vividly colored with electric blues and gleaming whites, some tower many feet about the surface, and all are beautiful.

Plenty of seals and seabirds call this area home, so keep an eye out as you marvel over this ethereal phenomenon.

After exploring Jokulsarlon, you can head to the Diamond Beach, adjacent to the lake. After leaving the lagoon once they are small enough, the icebergs wash up on the black sands here, creating a gorgeous contrast and some fantastic photographic opportunities.

Once you have thoroughly enjoyed these sites, you'll embark on the trip back to Reykjavik, making more stops and reveling in your experiences.

See the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on a private adventure from Iceland's capital with this exclusive South Coast tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy hiking boots

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