Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with Boat Ride

Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with Boat Ride
The scenery of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is never the same between days.
Taking a boat ride on glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón allows you a unique perspective within touching-distance from the massive floating icebergs.
Vatnajökull National Park boasts countless natural wonders, but the most famous is arguably Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon changes colours in accordance with the light of the skies above.
The icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.
Freezing waves from the North Atlantic Ocean cascade over the stranded icebergs that dot the black Diamond Beach.
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Grab a front-row seat on this unique day tour along the South Coast with a boat ride around the beautiful Jökulsárón glacial lagoon. Now, you too can get an up-close look at icebergs breaking from Breiðarmerkurjökull glacier, on a trip perfect for all travelling sightseers. 

Your trip will begin early in the morning, as you have a lot of ground to cover. You'll travel along Iceland's South Coast, seeing waterfalls and mountains as you go. You'll make a stop at iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls before you pass two magnificent glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

From there, you will visit the Skaftafell National Park by Vatnajökull glacier, nestling under Iceland's tallest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur. You'll be treated to some amazing landscapes on your journey, but your last stop is the very highlight of the tour: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. 

Created by the glacial melt from Breiðarmerkurjökull, the lagoon is Iceland's deepest lake and filled with incredible icebergs. These bergs range greatly in size and colour; some are small and of the purest white, others have been heavily oxygenated, creating a deep and tantalising blue colour. 

Exploring Jökulsárlón by boat is the only real way to get to know the area; not only can you avoid the angry arctic terns that rest at the lagoon’s coast, but you can get right into the middle of the lagoon, experiencing the area from a personal and rare perspective.

You will be within touching distance from the icebergs and you can watch in awe as they shift, move and sink in the crystal clear glacial water, rubbing against one another to create a deep and satisfying rumble. You will also be privy to the seals playing happily together in the water.

After your boat tour, it is possible to walk a short distance to the ocean, where one can often spot the icebergs that have drifted out of the lagoon. This is a truly fantastical vista of black sand, rightfully named the Diamond Beach.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the wonders of Iceland's South Coast and the icebergs of Jökulsárlón from a unique perspective. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Dec.
  • Duration: 14,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Bus fare

  • Guided tour

  • Approx. 30 minute boat tour

  • Free WiFi on bus

  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

  • Meals and beverages

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain gear

Good to know:

Remember to dress according to weather.

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What a fabulous trip! Dakki the tour guide was very knowledgeable and brought us to all the beautiful locations in a timely manner. The boat tour around the glacier lagoon was breathtaking. And I can’t say enough about the stunning waterfalls ! A trip we won’t forget !
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Jokusarlon was great, the guide, Daisy I think her name was, was fantastic. And the boat trip is a must!! totally worth it.
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Tour was amazing and time management was good. We enjoyed every moment of the trip.
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Don’t be discouraged by the long distance! This was a very long day drive along one of the most scenic roads I’ve ever taken! For me this was the top highlight of the tour, even though we also had the chance to see beautiful waterfalls, let alone the huge glaciers up the Jökulsárlón lagoon. Before going I was concerned that I might get bored along the way, but I was totally wrong: first, because of all the wonders we could see, and second, because our friendly driver and guide, a woman named Val(borg?), had a lot of information to tell us and stories to share. With respect to boat ride in the lagoon, we took the amphibian boat, which allows us to get close to the ice floes, but it would have been much more exciting to have taken the faster zodiac boat, which goes up the front of the glacier that feeds the lagoon. PS: Even though we went with Reykjavík Excursions, we were lucky that there weren’t too many people to fill up a bus, so that a mini-bus was used, which is much much better!
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Wow, wow,wow!!! Everything about this tour was great. Our tour guide was funny and friendly, the waterfalls were magnificent and there are no words to describe how beautiful the glacier lagoon and all the icebergs were. The black diamond beach was also breathtaking. It's a long day but worth it. There isn't a moment on that bus that the sights aren't amazing.
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