Jewels of the South Coast | Minibus Day Tour to Jökulsárlón

Jewels of the South Coast | Minibus Day Tour to Jökulsárlón
An iceberg, glistening in the sunlight like a precious gemstone on the Diamond Beach near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
It's possible to walk behind and around the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
The South Coast of Iceland is home of many beautiful attractions such as Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
Reynisdrangar rocks are found on Iceland's South Coast by the village Vík.
Lupine fields grace Iceland's landscapes during summertime.
Join a minibus tour and see titanic icebergs float peacefully on the serene Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
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Hop on this fantastic minibus tour and see the most beautiful areas of Iceland's South Coast, including the "Crown Jewel of Iceland", Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience the very best of the South Coast in one single day.

Your adventure begins with a pick up in Reykjavík, from where you'll head towards the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Waterproof clothing or a raincoat are smart choices here as this waterfall is famous for being accessible from behind, providing a unique perspective on one of the country's most beloved features. Your next stop will be at Skógafoss, a 60-metre high waterfall where it possible to view from both top and bottom.  

Continuing along, you will next visit the coastal village of Vík for a quick lunch stop. This beautiful settlement lies on the banks of the exquisite black sand beach, Víkurfjara. Here, you can look upon the enormous Reynisdrangar rock stacks that emerge from the ocean, appearing like some huge mystical creature.

The journey proceeds as you approach Skaftafell Nature Reserve to the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Once you arrive at the lagoon, you will be able to see the magnificence of Iceland's water in all its forms; massive blue and white icebergs break away from the outlet glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull, floating gloriously on the lagoon's clear, still surface. If you're lucky, you might even spot some of the resident seals who call the lagoon home!

Just across the road, you will be able to walk along the fantastic Diamond Beach, a strip of shoreline where the icebergs from Jökulsárlón wash up onto the volcanic black sand. This natural vista is beloved by nature lovers and photographers alike, who stand in awe of this fantastical and ethereal place. 

Throughout the experience, you will be travelling in a comfortable minibus, complete with Wifi and an Icelandic music playlist, as well as enjoy the company of a professional tour guide, who will proceed to educate you on the country and its attractions throughout. 

Hurry now and you too can experience the majesty of Iceland's South Coast, including waterfalls, black sand beaches and glittering glacial lagoons. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Oct.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Sólheimasandur, Vík í Mýrdal, Gljufrabui, Reynisdrangar, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departurePick up might take 30 minutes. Read carefully if you will be picked up at your hotel or at the nearest designated area (Bus Stop). For walking distance to bus stops, please check

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide

  • Wifi and Icelandic music in Mini-Bus

  • Small Group Experience

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Your Camera

  • Sturdy Hiking Boots.

Good to know:

Pick up is available from designated areas in Reykjavík city.

You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like. There will also be a lunch stop.

We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers if you are visiting in the winter. Hiking boots are available when booking.

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Borjs (Troll Expedition) is our tour guide n he is from Poland. He is exceptionally patience with the couple from India, they r always late n Borjs needs to find the husband n wife in two occasions. There r a lot to see in this tour: walking behind the Waterfall is fun, just wish there r more ice cubes in the diamond beach n jokulsalon.
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We enjoyed the tour very much. The tour guide, Boris, gave us adequate time at all the attractions on our route and was knowledgeable about Iceland.
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Great tour. It was a very long and full day, but we were given lots of time to get out and explore the sights, and made frequent stops to stretch. The guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and shared lots of stories adding a personal touch. It's definitely worth the drive to see the iceberg lagoon.
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This was the best day! 14 hours sounds long, but it really didn’t feel like it to me! Saw everything I wanted to see and it was better then I expected. Great tour if you only have a few days in Iceland, or if you are traveling by yourself. The guide David was really nice and even drove me home after ( it was late) and I was staying outside the city! Really, really nice day! Can’t reccomend it enough.
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This tour gives you a look at the two extremes of Iceland volcanic made and the frozen glaciers. It's a long day, worth every minute. Most people take it as a 2 day trip. The tour is offered separately from a 30 minutes Glacier boat ride (recommended). Don't buy tickets to the boat ride until arriving to the site because the reservation is by exact time of arrival. You may buy tickets from reputed websites like Guide to Iceland, but there are actual tour operator on the ground. Our tour operator was Tröll Expeditions, and they gave us old mini van and the driver had rough time with it.
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This tour exceeded our expectations. We started the day early making it to our first stop with very few people there. This allowed us to take our time taking in the beauty as well let us take some great pictures without too many people around. We had a rainy Iceland day for most of the tour but the sun came out towards the end of the day which was so amazing and the rain never stopped us! Every stop on this tour was so unique. I really feel like we saw so many different things from this beautiful country from waterfalls, to glacier lagoon, to out of this world lava fields. Each spot equally interesting in its own way. The amount of knowledge that Vada shared with us was so appreciated. She shared history, interesting stories and was able to answer every question any of us had. I highly recommend taking this tour, especially from Vada, you will not be disappointed!
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I highly recommend this tour. Had a really good time and learned a lot about Iceland in one day.
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This tour had everything that I really wanted to look at in Iceland and it did not disappoint. I was so happy with my guide Sol. He was always telling funny and smart stories about the places we drove past and I really feel like I know a lot more about Iceland then I could've hoped for. Highly recommend!!
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I had such an amazing time on this tour! The highlight for me was the Jokulsarlon and it was such a beautiful sight! I was just amazed by the nature there and then we went to the diamond beach on the other side and that was just breathtaking. The whole day was just one of a kind and I couldn't hope for a better time! I highly recommend this tour.
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