The Glacier lagoon is one of the longer day tours, but it is most certainly worth the drive. Located on the south east part of the island the glacier lagoon is a stunning force of nature which is fed from the largest glacier in Iceland, Vatnajökull.
As the ice breaks away from the melting glacier it drifts through the lagoon and towards the ocean which creates a very unique landscape that is constantly moving and shifting. We will also have some time during the drive to visit additional famous stops on the south coast including the mysterious Seljalandsfoss waterfall that you can walk behind and the small fishing village of Vik.
Jökulsárlón: The Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón, known colloquially as the Glacier lagoon, is an interesting body of water which connects the nearby Vatnajökull glacier with the North Atlantic Ocean. This area became a popular tourist destination, due to the ice breaking away from the glacier and drifting out to the ocean creating a constantly landscape that resembles art.
Seljalandsfoss is a fascinating waterfall and perhaps one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. Its popularity is well deserved as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall houses a very special surprise, you are able to walk behind the cascade and get a tremendous view of the waterfall from behind.
The water that feeds this 60m tall waterfall originates from the (in)famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier capped volcano. just make sure to be careful as you walk along this path as it can get slippery!
Village of Vík
Vík í Mýrdal is a small fishing village and is in fact the most southerly village on the island. The town only houses 300 inhabitants but despite this there are plenty of great places here for you to rest up and refuel.
This is also a great location for you to get gifts for the people waiting for you back home as there are plenty of people here selling amazing homemade gifts.
- Glacier Lagoon – Jökulsárlón
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Boat ride (Optional Extra)
- Village of Vík
- View to Eyjafjallajökull volcano (in good weather)