Zodiac Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Zodiac Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Less guests will cramp you on a Zodiac tour of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of Iceland's favourite gems.
Many seals live in and around Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
A curious resident of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon year round.
A summer Zodiac Boat Tour of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon gives you a personal experience with the ice.
The Diamond Beach sits adjacent to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
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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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30. 10:10, 11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 13:40, 14:40, 15:20, 16:20, 17:00, 17:50, 18:20,

Jökulsárlón Café

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Boat tour of glacier lagoon (approx. 30 minutes)

  • English-speaking guide

  • Transportation to and from Jökulsárlón

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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The Zodiac boat tour was so close to Jökulsárlón Glacier, had the best views and unforgettable experience. It was like watching National Geography channel
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Our captain Simon is amazing!!! He is super funny, the zodiac boat is so cool, it's my first time on this kinda boat and in a glacier lake, how cool can it be!!!!! Amazing, we even saw seals, definitely worth it
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One of the most amazing tours to experience the rare Glaciers up and close floating freely in open waters. The tours people take you right next to the Blue and crystal clear glaciers and if lucky you can even hold the small piece in your hands. He gave us all the information about the area, glaciers and the lagoon. We got to see the seals up and close and the deep blue glaciers. They also handle the safety very well of the people on this tour. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting this beautiful country!
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Guide was fantastic, tour was absolutely worth it. Must do if you are visiting South Iceland
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The boat tour was fantastic and ended up being one of my top 2 highlights of my 8 day trip around the ring road. I can't remember our guide's name, but he's from Northern Iceland and not only gave us a lot of insight about life there, but he also had a wealth of knowledge about the glacier lagoon and national park. He was very patient in letting us get all the photos we wanted and even let us take a slight detour to see a seal. I would highly recommend this trip! It's also nice that they provide heavy duty flotation suits that also serve as an additional jacket layer.
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I traveled to Iceland with a friend and by chance we found this company on the internet - What a great find, they tailor made our trip for us, they organised everything. The accommodation was fantastic, I don't think there was a place we did not like. We drove around Iceland for 8 days, the itinerary they made for us was fabulous making sure we saw and experienced as much as possible, I have to say that it was not enough time, there is no way you can see everything in that time and appreciate it. I would highly recommend this company to anyone planning a trip to their amazing country. One tip, if you hire a car make sure you also hire WIFI and use your phone for navigation you see so much more and it offers the most efficient way - Thank you Guide to Iceland for making this trip so fantastic
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Worth recommending. Not everything is meant to be, But everything is worth a try.
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This was the most fantastic thing that I have ever seen or done. We had a wonderful guide (who looked exactly like a viking, long red hair and everything), who was super knowledgeable and obviously loved his job! We were apparently very lucky that it was cloudy, because most of the icebergs were different shades of blue! It was AMAZING!! It was like being in a sculpture park (in NY we have one called the Storm King Art Center), but SO much better! AND we saw a few seals!! I didn't really know what to expect, and the lagoon kind of sneaks up on you! It was SPECTACULAR!! Another DO NOT MISS!!
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With friendly and knwoledgeble guide, nothing but fun tour, thank you Teddy! It was cloudy but since there were no wind, the tour was smooth. We saw the parts of glacier to collaps, and heard thunder-like sound! My 9-year-old son seems really enjoyed the tour, and keep talking about it even after coming back to Japan !
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Very well organized and safe. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!!!!
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