Kayaking Adventure on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Kayaking Adventure on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is often considered to be Iceland's premiere natural site.
You will be floating in Kayaks that are wider and more stable than the usual models.
Kayaking provides a unique means of exploring Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Kayaking allows you to get up and close and personal with the lagoon's icebergs.
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most tranquil and ethereal sites in the whole of Iceland.
It's entirely up to you whether you decide to tackle Jökulsárlón with two people per kayak, or one.
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Don’t miss out on your opportunity to experience the “Crown Jewel of Iceland”, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, all from your very own kayak! Truly, this is an amazing and unique chance to explore one of Iceland’s most beloved natural sites, all the while partaking in a gentle, but incredibly fun boating trip. What’s not to love?

For those who are concerned about kayaking (particularly those who have never tried the sport before), there is absolutely no reason to fear. This excursion is fully guided by a knowledgeable, qualified and English-speaking tour leader who will be quick not only to provide you with all necessary equipment, including a dry suit, kayak and paddles, but will also teach you about the area’s incredible culture and history.

As an added security, this tour only uses SIT ON TOP kayaks, a particular type that is far wider than usual, thus more stable. You will have the option to ride in a kayak with a buddy, or go solo. 

Kayaking atop the lagoon’s gentle, still surface, you will pass a wealth of fantastical sights; with Arctic terns and skuas flying overhead, and seals bobbing gently in the water around you, you’ll have trouble decided where to look—the picturesque scenery? The vibrant wildlife? The astonishing floating icebergs? Nowhere else in Iceland can match Jökulsárlón for its eclectic beauty. 

After your time kayaking on the lagoon is over, you are recommended to check out the nearby Diamond Beach, found only a few minutes walk away from the lagoon. Here, icebergs that float out from Jökulsárlón often washed ashore onto the beach’s black volcanic sands, making for a fantastic, stark contrast in colour. 

So, time to paddle up-creek with this fantastic kayaking tour at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, one of the most beautiful natural sites to be found in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.   

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Sep.
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skaftafell, Breiðamerkurjökull, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30. 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:30,

Jökulsárlón glacer lagoon carpark

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Kayaking equipment (ie; Kayak Paddle, Gloves, Shoes, Safety vest, Dry Suit)

  • Professional, English speaking guide

  • Meals and refreshments

  • Transport to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing to wear under the dry-suit

  • Good socks

  • Sunglasses on sunny days

  • Your Camera

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Our kayaking adventure was perfect. Olga was the best, super knowledgeable and was very friendly. It was an hour, but that was the fastest hour ever!! We went in July and it wasn't that cold. I kayaked without gloves so I could take plenty of photos and videos and my hands weren't cold at all. They do a good job at making you feel safe and secure in the water and make sure you see some gorgeous sights. Will definitely book with this tour group again next time we come back.
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Our original tour for kayaking in Jokulsarlon lagoon was cancelled due to weather but they were really great. They put us on another kayaking tour that also included a short glacier walk to an ice cave. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend this company to others.
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This was our favorite part of our trip to Iceland. Our guide was knowledgeable and made us feel secure on the water. An amazing sight and well worth the price. Would definitely do it again!
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