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.Zodiac Boat Tours are available for all.
This tour departs from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Zodiac boat tour
- Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Floating icebergs
- Glacier view
The meeting point is by our equipment vehicle on the glacier lagoon car park, just next to the lagoon.
Click here for a map to the meeting location.
Requirements: Minimum age is 6 years old and minimum height is 130cm.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
Groups: Private Zodiac tours are also available. Price is 104,500 ISK per hour. The boat can take up to 10 persons. Contact us for further information.
Please check in 30 minutes before departure, at the ticket office.
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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 not during high winter.
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 Ternsare 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.