Boat Tour Tickets - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - JL02
Zodiac Boat Tours around floating icebergs
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. Check out our affordable prices below.
Zodiac Boat Tour
8 500 ISK per adult
Children (10-12): 50% off
Not suitable for children under
10 or under 130 cm in height
Total duration: 1 hour
Available: Mid May - Sep
Important: Minimum age is 10 years old and minimum height is 130cm.
Meeting time: Present your voucher 20 min prior to departure time (see the booking system for those).
Groups: Private Zodiac tours are also available. Price is 85,000 ISK per hour. The boat can take up to 10 persons. Contact us for further information.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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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.
Check: Our unique two-day tour to Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell.
Practical Information and FAQs
* Meeting Time: present your voucher at least 20 minutes prior to tour departure.
* 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.
* Where does the tour start? The map below shows you where the meeting points are. Picture of the area
GPS points to Jokulsarlon: 64.048001, -16.178615
Map: - Click to enlarge
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Zodiac Boat tours
Important: You have to show up at least 30 minutes before the chosen departure time.