Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with Boat Ride

Grab a front row seat on this unique day tour along the south coast and a boat ride around the beautiful Jökulsárón glacial lagoon. You too can get an up close look at icebergs breaking from Breiðarmerkurjökull glacier!

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.

Your next stop will then be the ink black beach of Reynisfjara, where the Atlantic ocean crashes upon the shore and otherworldly rock formations rise into the sky from the dark sea below. 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 the last stop is the highlight of the tour:  the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. 

Created by the glacial melt from Breiðarmerkurjökull, the lagoon is Iceland's deepest lake and is filled with incredible icebergs. These icebergs 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 Jökulsárón 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: the black sand Diamond Beach.

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

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jokulsarlon , Skógafoss , Seljalandsfoss , Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon , South Coast , Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
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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