Affordable Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Join this incredible boat trip in one of the world’s most inspiring places, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Cruise between magnificent towering icebergs that fill the lagoon as they move their way slowly out to the ocean. This is the perfect tour for those wanting to get up close to these beautiful ice formations and take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity.
To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at Jökulsárlón twenty minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets. From here, you will proceed to board the amphibious vessel on land and wait for it to drive into the water.
No doubt, before getting on board, you will have been marvelling at the spectacle of Jökulsárlón. When immersed in the lagoon, however, with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty. This otherworldly environment is simply breathtaking from all sides with the different shapes and structures of blue icebergs around you and a carving glacier tongue in front of you.
You will spend forty minutes exploring the lagoon so make sure you keep your camera to hand. There will be an English-speaking guide on board who will tell you all about the area's formation, history and future. You will even have an opportunity to taste the ice; considering it is thought to be about a thousand years old, this is quite the unique experience.
As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or basking on the bergs. As curious creatures, the seals of the lagoon have no issue with humans which helps make snapping some great pictures easier.
The glacier lagoon is considered by many to be the most beautiful sight in Iceland, and an amphibious boat is one of the best ways to view it in all its glory. Once the tour is complete, however, do not forget to take a walk to the Diamond Beach to see where the bergs wash up after reaching the sea. A full day could be spent exploring this area, but the boat tour is sure to be the highlight.
Do not miss your opportunity to see Jökulsárlón from amongst the ancient ice. Book now to make sure you get your place on board. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon adventure.
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Please be at the Jökulsárlón café minimum 20 minutes before your departure to check in and exchange your vouchers for boat tickets.