Zodiac Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Tour starts
Jökulsárlón Café
Duration:
1 hour
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
May. - Oct.
Minimum age:
10 years old

Hop on board a speedy Zodiac inflatable boat for a tour among the massive icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is part of an essential Icelandic experience, admiring the sun shining through the clouds on the blue-and-white ice floating peacefully from the lagoon.

Boat tours began at the lagoon in 1985, after the opening sequence of the Bond film A View to a Kill was shot on location. Today, they are one of the most popular activities in Iceland, and three other major motion pictures have been shot on the lagoon to catch the unbelievable scenery.

The glacier lagoon has been expanding since the 1970s due to the retreat of Vatnajökull glacier, pulling back from the coastline. It is now the deepest lake in Iceland, filling with ancient ice that cracks off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacial tongue, floating down rivers of meltwater to the glacier, where they float slowly out to sea, pulled by the tides.

In good weather, gulls and seals often play on the ice. Photographers love to capture these animals, along with the huge chunks of ice as they float by or wash up on nearby Diamond Beach and lie sparkling on the black sand like diamonds on velvet.

After making your way to Jökulsárlón to meet your group 30 minutes before tour departure, you’ll be provided with flotation suits and a life jacket. The small, low construction of the Zodiac boats allows you to explore a large area of the lagoon and get up close and personal with the ice (as close as safety allows).

Take this opportunity to whizz across the magnificent glacier lagoon in a high-powered Zodiac! Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Boat tour of glacier lagoon (approx. 30 minutes)
English-speaking guide

Activities

Boat Trip

Attractions

Jökulsárlón
South Coast
Diamond Beach

What to bring

Sunglasses
Camera
Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)

Good to know

Please note: Check-in is 30 minutes before departure and children under the age of 10 or under a height of 130 cm (4’3”) are not allowed on the Zodiac tour.

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