Iceland

South Coast and Glacier Lagoon

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Travel across south Iceland's landscape and visit the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, stopping at the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls

Highlights

  • Journey across landscape of striking contrasts
  • Getting up close to picturesque waterfalls
  • Spectacular scenery of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Views of Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull glacier

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for major hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • Boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon (except in Oct - Apr)*

Please Note

  • From October and through April, Boat tours on the lagoon are suspended due to high volumes of icebergs. Tour price for that period is therefore lower.
LANGUAGES:
  • Our tours are by default guided in English. More languages are available as follows:
  • German: Tuesdays & Sundays (1 March - 31 Oct)
  • French: Saturdays (1 March - 31 Oct)
  • Mandarin: Wednesdays & Fridays departure at 08:00 (From 1 Sept)

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Feb 17 2018
Février 2018. La rando sur le glacier était superbe! Quelle expérience! à Faire sans réfléchir, c'est très facile, il n'y a pas de grosses montées et quelles sensations de marcher, avec les crampons, sur la glace, On se croirait presque des grands explorateurs! Le guide du glacier était très sympa, très pédagogue, j'ai appris plein de choses! Petites infos: apportez vos vêtements les plus chauds, car une fois arrivés, nous avons commencé la rando sous la neige (lunettes de ski ou soleil, gants...) + aussi, pensez à manger votre déjeuner avant d'arriver au départ de la rando. Ca a été ma sortie préférée de tous les tours que j'ai fait avec Gray Line. ensuite nous nous sommes arrêtés 2 fois pour voir des cascades, j'avoue que ça n'est pas mon truc, il y a une centaine de personnes au même spot. L'ensemble des tours sont très touristiques, les bus déversent les touristes au fur et à mesure de la journée, les arrêts sont pris d’assaut (toilettes) et il y a une queue interminable pour payer ses achats. Mieux vaut prévoir vos sandwichs!
Feb 14 2018
We had a fantastic day on our South Coast tour to the glacier lagoon. Our guide Gudni and driver (sorry I can't remember name!) were perfect and helped make this a great trip. It is a long day but definitely worth it, the glacier lagoon is like another world. We also visited the huge Skogafoss waterfall and the black sand Diamond Beach. We were picked up promptly from our hotel in a minibus and transferred to the Gray Line bus terminal where we changed to a large coach which was clean and comfortable. The day is planned very well with rest stop and lunch breaks, the longest stretch of driving was only about 2h15m. We had amazing sunny weather along the South Coast, but on our return journey the weather turned very snowy and as a result we were delayed getting back to Reykjavik. The driver handled this perfectly and I very much appreciate his efforts to get us back safely and comfortably, would prefer to be out longer than be in an accident for sure! Highly recommend this tour.
Feb 09 2018
Gorgeous landscape, one of a kind! Long day but utterly worth it. Despite the guide who was less than helpful, the natural scenery made it a great day.
Feb 05 2018
It was an excellent activity & worth the driving just for the amazing scenery!!
Itinerary

ITINERARY

On this tour you will travel along Iceland's South coast on the narrow strip of lush farmland that cuts between mountains, glaciers, and the vast Atlantic Ocean. The route is lined with natural treasures including the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, views of Skaftafell National Park, and Vatnajökull glacier to name but a few.

Passing the southern edge of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier roughly midway between Reykjavik and Jökulsárlón glacier Lagoon, offering magnificent views of glaciers, rivers and endless plains of sand. Vatnajökull Glacier National Park stretches over an area of 14.000 square km, or roughly 10 times the size of London.

When you think nothing can beat the scenery, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon opens up before your eyes and takes your breath away. Packed with icebergs in various shades of white and blue, the lagoon‘s extraordinary scenery is popular with travellers, photographers and film makers from all over the world.

Specialized amphibious vehicles take visitors out onto the lagoon sailing among the enormous chunks of ice. Various bird species can be seen feeding in and around the lagoon and seals are a fairly common sight both at the mouth of the lagoon and at the seaside beach.*

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Redemption Instructions

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

To ensure the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick-up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

Returning from your tour
On return you'll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

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