1-Hour Zodiac Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is best explored on a Zodiac in summer.
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Jökulsárlón, Iceland
1,3 hours
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. You’ll get to explore the lagoons most breathtaking icebergs in an adrenaline-pumping small group tour. This is the perfect tour for those wanting to get up close and personal to the magnificent blue icebergs that float within the crown jewel of Iceland, Jökulsárlón Glacier 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. The icebergs vary in size and structure with the most spectacular shades of blue, making it an amazingly tranquil adventure to explore the lagoon.

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 the nearby Diamond Beach and lie sparkling on the black sand like diamonds on velvet. On much rarer occasions there have also been walruses resting on the shores.

After making your way to Jökulsárlón to meet your group 30 minutes before the 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 boat!

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

What to bring

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

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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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