Travel across the entire South Coast of Iceland to marvel over the beauty of the far-flung but iconic Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon within a day from Reykjavik! This is the perfect excursion for those eager to see this site without spending nights along the South Coast.
You’ll be picked up in a comfortable, modern minivan that boasts free Wifi bright and early before being escorted from the capital and into the beautiful landscapes of South Iceland. Because the trip to Jokulsarlon takes over five hours, and because you’ll want enough time to explore there, you won’t make many stops; even so, you can stay entertained by looking out the window and marveling over the parade of diverse landscapes and features passing by.
You will, however, stop at the village of Vik for refreshments halfway along your journey, and while here, have a chance to explore Reynisfjara beach. Defined by black sands, enormous waves, and striking geology, there are few better places to stretch your legs!
Once you reach Jokulsarlon, you’ll be allowed to explore on your terms. There are few sites on earth as breathtaking as this glacier lagoon. It is vast and packed with icebergs, some of which tower many meters above the water, all of which are vividly colored white and blue. In the distance behind it is the Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe, adding to the mystical beauty here.
Animal lovers will also appreciate the number of seabirds and seals in the area.
After you have marveled over this otherworldly site, you’ll head to another; the Diamond Beach is just a short walk away, and where the icebergs wash onshore when they finally escape the lagoon. Their contrast against the black sands is particularly mesmerizing.
With these unforgettable sites enjoyed, you’ll be driven back to Reykjavik; though you’re taking the same route, the views are different the opposite way! Furthermore, you’ll make a stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a 60-meter tall feature that it is possible to encircle fully when the conditions allow!
Witness the magnificent glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon and its adjacent Diamond Beach with some express South Coast sightseeing! Check availability by choosing a date.