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About tour

Experience one of Iceland’s most famous attractions by exploring it on an amphibian boat tour. We invite you to explore the astonishing and exotic natural beauty of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. It is recognized as one of the most breathtaking places in the world. A huge number of tourists visit this natural wonder every year and capture its beauty through their camera lens.

The lagoon can be appreciated from the shore, but joining an amphibian boat tour allows you to get up close to beautiful and unusually-colored icebergs floating in the water. You might even get lucky and glimpse seals relaxing on the ice!

Highlights

  • Amphibian Boat Tour
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Sailing Amongst Massive Icebergs
  • South East Iceland

Included

  • Amphibian Boat Tour
  • Knowledgeable English Speaking Guide
  • All Necessary Equipment

What to bring

  • Warm layers
  • Waterproof top layer
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Sturdy shoes

Tour Snapshot

Availability May - Oct
Duration ~ 35 minutes
Departs From Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No min age
Accommodation Not Included
Pick Up No
Meet on Location Yes

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Itinerary

The Jökulsárlón amphibian boat tour promises an unforgettable expedition through a photographer’s paradise. The tour begins after guests are picked up from the designated meeting point before embarking upon a jaw-dropping and magical journey. Each and every angle of the lagoon is worth capturing on camera, thanks to the location’s otherworldly beauty.

The area surrounding Vatnajokull National Park and Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier offers a great number of attractions that you will be able to enjoy as part of this tour. Each attraction has its own unique appeal, all of which leave visitors spellbound and forever changed by Iceland’s beauty. Over the course of this 30-40-minute amphibian boat tour, you may be lucky enough to glimpse some wonderful wildlife, including gray and harbor seals.

Our friendly and expert guides will ensure that you leave this tour feeling thrilled and educated. All of our guides speak fluent English and possess considerable knowledge about facts relating to Jökulsárlón Lagoon, including the history and geology of the area.

This amphibian boat tour is a wonderful change for adventure lovers to take in the unreal beauty of Jökulsárlón and preserve the experience in their minds (and cameras) forever.

What to bring

Warm layers, a waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves, and sturdy shoes.  

Meeting point

Jökulsárlón boat launch at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

FAQ

Meet on location means traveling to the location of the tour yourself and then meeting our tour guides rather than being picked up and taken to the location.

This tour is available between the months of May and October.

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick-up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited before and during Arctic Adventures tours. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

While you should always listen to the safety advice from your guides, our amphibian boat tours at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon are very safe. In the event of any dangerous weather conditions that could compromise the safety of your tour, changes may be made. Review the below FAQ for additional information on this matter.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging, and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain the storage of carbon in the soil.

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