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Magnificent 11-Hour Private South Coast to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from Hvolsvollur

Ice scatters across a black sand beach in South Iceland.
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Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
11 hours
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age
8 years old


Embark on a private, luxury adventure to the incredible Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and back on this South Coast tour from Hvolsvollur. Solo travelers, couples, and groups of up to three eager to marvel over the 'crown jewel of Iceland's nature' will find this experience unforgettable.

Your guide will meet you in the morning at your hotel in Hvolsvollur for this incredible adventure. You'll then enter your sleek, modern vehicle and set out for the South Coast sightseeing route. 

The Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is on the far side of this trail, around four hours away, but worry not, as you'll be exposed to some beautiful landscapes and stop at several other attractions en route.

In terms of the former, you'll travel through rolling countryside, geothermal areas, lava fields, deserts of volcanic ash, and in the shadow of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier. 

In terms of the latter, you'll stretch your legs at the 60-meter tall waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the mystical black sand beach of Reynisfjara.

In summer, you may also stop at the Dyrholaey rock arch, which is home to many nesting puffins during this season. Considering this is a private tour, you can customize where you spend most time based on your group's interests.

Your guide will keep you entertained as you travel, answering all your questions and telling you about the country's nature and folklore.

As soon as you reach Jokulsarlon, you'll be blown away by its beauty. Separating an enormous glacial tongue and the ocean, the lagoon is filled throughout the year with icebergs. Some stand many meters over the water, some are the resting spots for colonies of seals, many boast vivid coloration, and all are beautiful.

You'll have plenty of time to stride along the shore and take photographs before your guide shows you the adjacent Diamond Beach, another black-sand beach. The icebergs wash up here as soon as they reach the sea, creating a fairytale ambiance with how they glisten and contrast with their surroundings.

After you have enjoyed the majesty of the 'Crown Jewel of Iceland's Nature,' your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

Again, you'll make stops en route to stretch your legs and find refreshments. If traveling outside of summer, you may even get a chance to see the Northern Lights as the sky turns dark. 

Visit the magnificent Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach on a private South Coast tour from Hvolsvollut. Check availability by choosing a date.

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