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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour

Sail between icebergs on this sensational boat cruise

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

Boat Tours Sightseeing Tours

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. - Sept.

  • Duration

    1 Hour Boat Tour

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from

    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    9.700 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Zodiac Boat Tour
Cruising between Giant Icebergs
Spectacular Glacial Scenery
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.

What does meet on location entail?

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

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

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. 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.

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 Special Tours, has been a favourite 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. 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.

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 routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

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.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

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

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

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.


How does carbon offsetting work?

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

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