South Coast Glacier Lagoon Tour

Season: All year Operates: 2 x per week Duration: About 14 hours Departs from: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Difficulty level: VERY_EASY

Tour description
€242 per person

The South Coast Glacier Lagoon Tour takes you to the main attractions on the South Coast of Iceland that ends in a boat ride on the beautiful Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Visiting the charming village of Vík and continuing through spectacular scenery, lava fields and a black sand beaches all the way to the magnificent Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you will take a boat ride among the multi-shaped icebergs. We visit the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, stopping to admire beautiful waterfalls along the way.

Next the journey continues on to Skaftafell National Park were a short hike (optional) to Svartifoss Waterfall cascading down stacks of basalt columns. As we make our way back towards Reykjavik you will visit the beautiful 100 meter deep Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon and more.

Tour highlights

  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur & Vik village
  • Skaftafell Glacier & Svartifoss Waterfall
  • Fjadrargljufur Canyon
  • A boat ride on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (not operating in winter – Nov. to mid May)

Did you know?

The beautiful south is filled with nature pearls and glaciers and volcanoes. Justin Bieber shot a music video there which has gotten some 250 millions views, I think 249 million of them watched it because of the scenery!


  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • English speaking guide and transport.

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

May to October visitors can go on a boat ride on the Glacier Lagoon for a small extra fee.

Visitors have a choice between an Amphibian Boat or a Zodiac:

Amphibian Boat: for a 30-40 minute ride (available mid May to late October)
Zodiac Boat:  for a 60 minute ride (available June to August)

Difference between the boats:
Zodiac boats are faster, take less passengers and get closer to the icebergs than the Amphibian boats. (See photos)

Please note that children shorter than 100 cm are not advised to participate on Zodiac boat.

Please note that during winter Svartifoss and Fjaðrargljúfur canyon may not be accessible but extra stops will be made (usually Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss).

All departures require a minimum of 4 participants.