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A photo journey through Southern Iceland and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

A photo journey through Southern Iceland and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

It was this time last year I was busily planning my trip to Iceland which I took in October. Early October was the perfect time to visit Iceland thanks to the blue skies, chilly but bearable temperatures and a light scattering of snow that dusted the ground.

Iceland immediately became one of my favourite places in the world and I still look through my photos to bring back fond and happy memories. During a 6-day trip to Iceland my boyfriend and I took over 2,000 photos!

One of my highlights from Iceland was a tour I took with Extreme Iceland to the south coast and to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The tour seems to have changed a little bit now but here’s what I got up to…

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

A waterfall you can walk behind. A-mazing.

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Visiting Southern Iceland and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Skogafoss Waterfall

OK, you can’t walk behind this one but it’s still flipping amazing. It’s one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland and usually has a rainbow above it due to the waterfall mist.

Skogfoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall Iceland

Icelandic views


We visited the village of Vik where there’s a beautiful black beach dotted with icebergs that have washed up on the waves.

Black beach in Iceland


Vic in Iceland

Icebergs on Vik Beach Iceland

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Vik Iceland

Ice shaped liked a seahorse

Is it just me or does this piece of ice look like a seahorse? 


A quick photo op at Skaftafell to see the icebergs at sunsets.


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Skaftafell in Iceland

Icebergs in Iceland


We spent the night in Jokulsarlon and the following day we take a boat trip around Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Huts in Iceland

Sunrise in Iceland


Glaciers in Iceland

Boat trip through Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Rib

Having a bit of a Titanic moment

Glacier hiking

Our final stop in at Vatnajokull Glacier where we don our crampons and hike over the glacier!

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Glacier Hiking in Iceland

Glacier HIking

Rainbow in Iceland

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More info

The South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon 2-day tour with Extreme Iceland costs from 45,900 ISK (£253.10 at time of publishing). This includes overnight accommodation in a basic but cosy guesthouse.

Iceland is an expensive country to travel in but flights are affordable. You can use a budget airline like, they have flights from Birmingham to Reykjavik from under £90.

To keep costs down, consider a hostel rather than a hotel. Reykjavik has a great selection of hostels. I stayed at KEX Hostel and also Bus Hostel which is a cheap and cheerful option.



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Sunday 30th of July 2017

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Thursday 3rd of August 2017

My accommodation was organised through the tour I did so I'm sorry but I don't have the same. We stayed in small cabins for 2-4 people and there was a main hall where group dinners were served. It was basic but lovely.

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Friday 24th of April 2015

Amazing, amazing, amazing. I'm trying to pick a favorite photo to pin, and I can't choose one. I can't wait to go to Iceland!


Monday 11th of August 2014

OH ICELAND, how i love thee. i just can't get enough of it and your beautiful photos make me want to return right now!


Monday 11th of August 2014

They make me want to return too! I'd love to go back again.