Affordable 35-minute Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland
35 minutes
May - Nov.
Minimum age


Explore one of the world's most inspiring places, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, by booking this incredible boat tour. Those wanting to get close to beautiful ice formations and cruise between them as they go to the ocean should book this affordable tour now.

To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon at least 20 minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets.

From here, you will 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 marveling at the spectacle of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. However, when immersed in the lagoon with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is formed by melting the Vatnajokull glacier, resulting in a lagoon filled with icebergs of various shapes and sizes.

This otherworldly environment is 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 35 minutes exploring the lagoon, so keep your camera handy, as there will be plenty of photo opportunities. An English-speaking guide on board 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 a unique experience.

As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon home, and you can often see them playing in the water or basking on the icebergs.

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, walk to Diamond Beach to see where the icebergs wash up after reaching the sea. You can spend a whole day exploring this area, and taking an amphibious boat tour will be the highlight of it.

Take advantage of your opportunity to see the incredible Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on board an amphibious boat. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Life jacket
Experienced, English speaking guide


Boat Trip

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Reusable water bottle

Good to know

Check-in for the Amphibian tour is 20 minutes before at the ticket office.

Please note that during high season the line at the office can be quite long, which is why it is good to be there 20 minutes before.

Once you are checked in, you need to go 5 minutes before departure up to the platform where the boat parks and have your ticket ready.

Make sure that you account for your travel time to the Glacier Lagoon. The distance from Reykjavík is about 249 miles (400 kilometers), and from Hofn, about 50 miles (80 kilometers).

If you miss your departure time, you can go on the next available boat. Note that there is no guarantee of getting on a boat if you miss your departure time.

You will receive one e-mail with the payment receipt and a second e-mail with a voucher, please have the voucher printed out or on your phone.

Vatnajokull National Park charges a parking fee of ISK 1000, which can be paid at the kiosks located on the spot. Parking is available on both sides of road number one. If you choose to park on the ocean side, you can conveniently walk under the bridge to reach the ticket office. It's just a 5-minute walk from there.

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