Boat Tours

Boat Tours

Embark on a boat tour and explore Iceland's waters, snaking rivers and otherworldly glacier lagoons. Whether you are seeking whales, puffins, the icebergs of Jökulsárlón or an unconventional way of hunting the northern lights, boat tours open up a world of possibilities.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I take a boat tour onto Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon?

You can explore Iceland's Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on an amphibious vessel from May to October. This affordable boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, for instance, costs only about 46 USD and is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by some 277 travelers. Zodiac boat tours are also available for those wanting to get a bit closer to the icebergs, such as this best-rated 1-hour zodiac boat tour of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

Can I take boat tours to see the northern lights?

Yes, many boat tours from Reykjavik and other towns in North Iceland operate special northern lights boat tours from September to April. The magical 2-hour northern lights boat cruise, for instance, runs throughout the winter out of Reykjavik's Old Harbor. However, just like whale-watching tours in Iceland, there are no guarantees. Many northern lights boat tours will offer vouchers for another tour if nothing is sighted.

Will I see whales and dolphins on my whale watching tour in Iceland?

As always when dealing with nature, you are not guaranteed to see anything on your boat tour in Iceland, even on a whale-watching tour. However, anytime you take a vessel to the sea in Iceland, you have a great chance of doing so. Most Icelandic whale-watching operators have an over 90% success rate in spotting whales. Additionally, many whale-watching boat tours in Iceland will offer vouchers for another trip if nothing is sighted.

Can I take a private boat tour in Iceland?

Yes, anything is possible. If you have something special in mind for your boat tour in Iceland, please contact for further information.

Where are the most common ports to take a boat tour from in Iceland?

Boat tours depart from Reykjavik, Akureyri, Husavik, and many other coastal settlements. Husavik is especially famous for whale-watching tours, and it is considered the whale-watching capital of Iceland. Boat tours also run seasonally onto Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.