Travel along Iceland’s South Shore to tour Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon as well as see Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Vatnajokull Glacier!
• Discover the stunning waterfalls, Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss
• Discover the mystical Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
• See Europe’s largest ice cap, the Vatnajokull Glacier
Reykjavik – Skaftafell National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon – Reykjavik
Take one of the most scenic trips through Iceland’s South Coast as you travel through an ancient land of glaciers, waterfalls, and untouched wilderness on Iceland’s main highway towards its East Coast.
This day trip from Reykjavik will depart at 8:00am to lead us to two of the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland: Seljalandsfoss, which allows you to step behind it to take grand photos of it bisecting the South Coast landscape, and Skogafoss, a powerful and magnificent waterfall that cascades into a tranquil black pebble river.
From here we’ll journey along the southern edge of Vatnajokull, the largest ice cap in Europe, and into Skaftafell, a sub-zone of the larger Vatnajokull National Park. This region is filled with vast fields, towering basalt columns, and glacier carved valleys.
Finally, we’ll arrive at today’s main highlight: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This iceberg filled region is unlike anything you’ve seen in Iceland and bound to steal your breath. Here we’ll board amphibious vehicles that are specially designed to explore these gorgeous waters and lead us up close to the blue and white icebergs. Keep your camera close to capture otherworldly images of the lagoon and spot the various birds and seals that thrive here.
In the evening we’ll begin our journey back to Reykjavik.
Top attractions in Reykjavik
Here are some top attractions in Reykjavik you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
The church of Hallgrímskirkja is the main landmark of Reykjavík and its tower, standing at 74.5 meters high, can be seen from almost anywhere in the town.
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Reykjavik and Iceland travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Reykjavik and Iceland so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
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Top hotels in Reykjavik
Reykjavik has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
This luxurious 16-story hotel offers great views over the town and the sea. The Fosshotel Reykjavík is 200 meters from Laugavegur shopping street in Reykjavik and offers a fitness center...
Located on the shopping street of Laugavegur, ION City Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness center and restaurant in Reykjavík. The museum of Einar Jónsson and the church of Hallgrímskirkja...
Built on one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Adalstraeti, Hotel Reykjavík Centrum hotel is situated 199 m from the Reykjavik Art Museum. It features a special exhibition center in...
Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a stylish hotel located 2 km from Reykjavik town center and Laugardalslaug, its biggest outdoor pool. It provides three times a day a free shuttle bus...
Set on the shopping street Laugavegur in central Reykjavik, Alda Hotel Reykjavik offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Church of Hallgrimskirkja is 5 minutes...
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Reykjavik. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience....
Cheap flights calendar for Reykjavik
The peak season for flights to Reykjavik is May, July and August. The low season for purchasing tickets is February, October and November.
Reykjavik is served by these airports: Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik International Airport. Direct flights to Reykjavik are offered by 22 airlines. Most flights are with Icelandair. Direct flights from Reykjavik, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, KLM and Air France from New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Jacksonville.
Reykjavik and Iceland attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik and in Iceland.
Last Updated on April 10, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com