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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour

Zodiac raft tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - sensational boat cruise between the giant icebergs that rides all the way up to the glacier!

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Imagine sailing between majestic icebergs on one of the most famous glacier lagoons in the world. This spellbinding Jökulsárlón boat tour will take you to the secret and quiet places most tourists will never reach. Enjoy incredible peace and spectacular glacial scenery.

  • Availability

    May 1st - September 30th

  • Duration

    1 Hour Boat Tour

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio

    1:11

  • Departs from

    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

  • Price from

    9.700 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Zodiac Boat Tour
Cruising between Giant Icebergs
Spectacular Glacial Scenery
Included
1 hour Boat Trip
All Necessary Safety Equipment
A Guided Tour with an Authorized Guide

Your friendly guide will meet you at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon parking lot by the big blue pickup truck at least 30 minutes prior to your departure time. There is a short bus ride to the dock. We provide you with a flotation suit / life vest, then you are ready for your incredible Iceland glacier tour which will take you all the way to Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, into the deep serenity of the lagoon. Iceland day tours don’t get any better than this glacier lagoon tour!  

You get a full hour cruising on the lagoon, exploring the majestic sights and seeing the wildlife, seals are quite often seen and there is an abundance of ocean birds. In summer you will see Arctic Terns, when these acrobatic flyers migrate, they literally fly half the circumference of the globe. You will also see big seagulls, majestic Arctic Skuas have their nesting grounds around the edge of the lake.

This exciting environment is always changing because the glacier tongue is receding very fast, the perimeter of the ice is quite thick, so, particularly as you cruise closer to the glacier, you will see very large icebergs. Sailing between these huge amazingly shaped icebergs is a magical and dream-like experience, which photographers and sightseers absolutely adore. You will see incredibly bright blue-tones in many icebergs, gray streaks, formed from the ash residue of volcanic eruptions slice through some of these imposing ice-statues – this is not quite a pure white world! The mirror-like reflections in the water and spellbinding glacial scenery are sure to keep your camera very busy.     

Jökulsárlón is the most famous of Iceland´s few glacial lakes, situated at the southern end of Vatnajökull glacier, around mid-way between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn, a small town which is known as ‘the lobster capital of Iceland’. Before 1934 there was no lagoon, yet, by 1975 it covered 7.9 km2, the lake now extends over an astonishing 18 km2. This natural glacial reservoir has a depth of 284 m, it is the deepest natural lake in Iceland. The rapid growth of the lake clearly demonstrates how fast the glaciers of Iceland are melting. A narrow segment of land separates Jökulsárlón Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean.

There may even come a time in the future when this disappears, making the lagoon part of an inlet. To really get to know the unique atmosphere of Jökulsárlón we recommend you spend a little time exploring the area. Walk the short distance to the ocean to watch small icebergs floating out to sea – many people describe this as a mystical and hypnotic sight. The official name of this coal-black beach is Breiðamerkursandur, for some time it has been better known as ‘The Diamond Beach’, named in honor of the magnificent icebergs which shimmer like diamonds when they come to rest on the black volcanic sand.    

The lagoon is beside the Ring Road, buses traveling from the capital to Höfn usually stop there.

At Arctic Adventures we belief trips to Iceland should deliver something really special – this Jokulsarlon day tour is the jewel in the crown of glacier lagoon in Iceland excursions.

This Jokulsarlon tour operates in the summer, other spectacular Iceland tours operate from Jökulsárlón and Vatnajökull National Park during the winter months. Iceland winter tours from the lagoon include the Crystal Ice Cave.

What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and sturdy shoes.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 summer time). 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our 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.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

What is a safety briefing?

Before starting any of our more technical trips, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their particular trip. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

Last we would like to underline how important it is to dress according to instructions of the tour and the weather of the day. Always read the “what to bring” very well.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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