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Zodiac raft tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon! A sensational boat cruise where you come face to face with giant icebergs! This fascinating Jökulsárlón boat tour will take you to the secret and quiet places most tourists will never reach. Enjoy incredible peace and spectacular glacial scenery.


  • 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

What to bring

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

Tour Snapshot

Availability May - Oct
Duration ~75 minutes
Departs From Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:12 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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Your friendly guide will meet you at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon parking lot by the big blue pickup truck at least 30 minutes before your departure time. There is a short bus ride to the dock. Strap on your flotation suit or life vest and get ready for an incredible Iceland glacier tour that will take you to Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, into the deep serenity of the lagoon.

You get a full hour of cruising on the lagoon, exploring the majestic sights, and seeing the wildlife. You might glimpse seabirds or the odd seal. In summer, you will see migrating Arctic Terns, which fly half the circumference of the globe. We will also keep a lookout for giant seagulls and majestic Arctic Skuas that nest around the edge of the lake.  

Cruising between these vast, amazingly shaped icebergs is a magical and dream-like experience, adored by photographers and sightseers alike. In the icebergs, you will see incredible, bright blue tones and gray streaks formed from the ash residue of volcanic eruptions. The icebergs' mirror-like reflections in the water and the spellbinding glacial scenery are sure to keep your camera busy.  

There may even come a time in the future when this disappears, making the lagoon part of an inlet. So, we recommend using your time to explore the area! Walk a 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 that shimmer like diamonds as they rest on the black volcanic sand.

  • Jökulsárlón is the most famous glacial lake and the deepest natural lake in Iceland

  • It's located at the southern end of Vatnajökull Glacier, beside the Ring Road

  • It's halfway between Skaftafell National Park and the town of Höfn

  • Prior to 1934, the lagoon didn't exist--but by 1975, it covered 7.9 sq km!

  • Currently 18 sq km, with a depth of 284 m

  • A narrow segment of land separates Jökulsárlón Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean.

What to bring

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

Please note

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


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.

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.

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.

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 favourite 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.

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.

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.

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 storage of carbon in the soil.

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