Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón and Vatnjökull

This is a day tour along Iceland’s beautiful south coast to the glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon and back. This tour takes you on a super trip along the entire south coast of Iceland. Fantastic waterfalls, huge glaciers and an amazing glacial lagoon await the adventurous tourist. Doing this in a single day is an immense challenge for both driver and passengers. It becomes a very long day, but we never had any complaints.

We have a professional Driver/Guide who can offer this trip in one day! Please see below.

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Jökulsárlón private day tour 14-16 hrs

Hörður is an experienced driver/guide. He is an experienced tour guide. Hörður is not a photographer, but he has worked with our photographers for many years and he knows where the best locations are.

The 1 day tour to Jökulsarlon is a very long day with around 10 hours of driving. Sights include; South Coast, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Black beach at Vik, Skaftafell, Svinafellsjökull, Jökulsarlon.

Unlike our regular photo tours, this trip doesn’t include any photography instruction, but it does include some of the best Iceland photo locations.

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$ 1,665.00 USD (inc. Vat) for the tour not per person. This tour is only available as a private tour.

Jokulsarlon Day tour

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Jökulsarlon private day tours

These tours are with a private vehicle with pick-up from Reykjavik. They will take you to Jökulsarlon and the diamond beach with your own schedule.  Please note this is not with a photo guide and is for transport only.


This is a taxi tour, stopping at Reykjavik – Seljalandsfoss & Skogarfoss waterfalls – Reynisfjara(black beach) – Vik – Kirkjubaejarklaustur – Jokulsarlon – Reykjavik

You can select a small vehicle for 1 – 3 passengers or a larger vehicle for 4 – 8 passengers

  • Tour duration: 12-14 hours
  • Can be booked until last minute

Jökulsarlon diamond beach

Jökulsarlon bus tours

These tours are bus tours with pick-up from Reykjavik. They will take you to Jökulsarlon and the diamond beach in a single day with a few quick stops enroute.  These are guided sightseeing tours, but don’t include any photography instruction.


Our sightseeing trip includes Glaciers, waterfalls and icebergs on the diamond beach at the top nature location in Iceland. This day tour explores the South Coast to Vik and then heads East to the largest glacier in Iceland. We spend quality time at Jökulsarlon & the Diamond Beach. Then take a guided boat tour around the floating icebergs.

Food is available at the Jökulsarlon center (not included). On the return trip we make visit the waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Jökulsarlon Diamond Beach #Iceland

Jökulsarlon Glacier lagoon

This guided sightseeing bus tour visits the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The villages of Kirkjubæjarklaustur & Vik. We explore the glacier tongue at Svínafellsjökull straight out of the Game of Thrones. Eventually we arrive at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the “Diamond” beach. After a couple of hours at the glacier lagoon, we head back to Reykjavik.  The canyon at Fjadrargljufur depends on conditions but could be possible.


  • Tour duration: 14 hours
Jokulsarlon diamond beach

Diamond Beach

Because of reduced daylight from November to February, a lot of the driving to and from the Glacier lagoon will be in darkness, but the highlight of this tour – Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will be visited during daylight.

Sightseeing tour includes
Pick-up & drop-off in Reykjavik

You need to bring
Warm outdoor clothes, waterproofs and sturdy shoes. You can bring your own refreshments or buy them during the trip.

Please note
This tour requires a minimum number 4 persons. Gateway to Iceland reserves the right to change or cancel any tour due to weather or the safety of our passengers.


This tour includes waterfalls, icebergs and the famous diamond beach at Iceland’s most number one nature location. This sightseeing trip takes us along the South Coast and East to Iceland’s largest glacier. We spend some time at the Glacier lagoon & visit the Diamond Beach.

Food is available at the Jökulsarlon center (not included). On the return drive we make stops at the amazing Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.

Jökulsarlon Diamond Beach #Iceland

Jökulsarlon Glacier lagoon


You can’t miss this natural wonder of Iceland with huge, ancient icebergs floating in the lagoon. Jökulsarlon gives you a feeling of amazing peace as the thousand year old glacier melts into the lagoon and slowly makes its voyage to the ocean.

The lagoon is the deepest lake in Iceland and it is less than 100 years old. We stay for one and a half hours at the lagoon, you could add a 30-minute boat tour.

Tour duration: 07:30 – 22:00

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Jökulsarlon Glacier lagoon

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