Boat Tour Tickets - Glacier Lagoon JL01
Amphibian Boat Tours on Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Would you like to experience the magic of sailing in between icebergs? On the glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon sailing amongst the icebergs is both possible and truly breathtaking.
Amphibian Boat Tours are available for all. Check out our affordable prices below.
4 000 ISK per adult
1 000 ISK per child (6-12)
Apr-May & Sep-Oct:
Available: mid Apr - mid Oct if conditions allow
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Practical Information and FAQs
* Departures: Frequent and unscheduled. There are about 35-40 trips a day during high season (July – August). There is no schedule for the boat tours. However the trips are very regular, at least one every 30 minutes during high season. Outside of the high season the tours are still fairly frequent.
* Tickets: Tickets can be bought here online for the amphibian boat tour and you simply receive a voucher which you present to take your tour. Once you arrive at the glacial lagoon you just find the person wearing the yellow vest and ask the time for the next boat trip. Children aged 0 - 5 are free.
* What about the winter? The lagoon itself is open for anyone to come and see 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. But the boat tours are only operated when conditions are favorable, that is, in the summer time.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
At Jokulsarlon - a dreamlike and stunning glacial lagoon - you can take a boat tour amongst icebergs of all shapes and sizes. This thrilling environment is constantly changing as the massive glacier tongue retreats further. Icebergs of all shapes and sizes and in many unexpected hues of blue, turquoise and white, break off from the glacier and float around the lagoon. Photographers and sightseers alike will be very busy with their cameras, photographing the amazing shapes and wonderful, mirror-like reflections.
Jokulsarlon is the best known and the largest of the few glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier of Vatnajökull between Skaftafell nature resort and the town of Hofn. It first appeared only in 1934-1935, and the lake has grown from 7.9 km² in 1975 to at least 18 km² today because of heavy melting of the Icelandic glaciers. At a depth of 284 m, Jokulsarlon glacial reservoir is the deepest lake in Iceland.
To really appreciate the unique ambience of this very special place it is important to allow yourself enough time to take a walk along the black sand shores of the lagoon - you will be very glad you did. It is also good to walk along the nearby sea shore where you will see the smaller icebergs floating out to sea - a surreal and amazing sight.
Only a short distance separates Jökulsárlón from the sea and the combined action of the glacier, the river which empties from the lake and the ocean may eventually transform it into an inlet of the sea.
The lagoon is not far from the Icelandic Ring Road, and buses travelling between Reykjavik and Hofn usually stop there. The lake is filled with icebergs, which are calving off the glacier of Breidamerkurjokull (which itself is an outlet of the huge Vatnajokull glacier).
In the summertime, you need to watch out for the Arctic Skuas, big seagulls who have their nests on the ground around the lake. Other much smaller birds, the Arctic Terns are magnificent acrobatic flyers that can also be seen at the lagoon during the summer. The Arctic Tern flies from the other side of the globe, holding the world record in migratory flight.
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