Get a front row seat to the glacial lagoon as you sail among the gigantic icebergs and take in the power and the peace of this magnificent natural phenomenon. Book the Jökulsárlón Glacial Boat Tour now.
The lake is a result of Breiðarmerkurjökull glacier slowly retreating, leaving in its wake the lagoon and the oddly-shaped icebergs of various sizes. En route to the lagoon you will see some of Iceland’s most magnificent scenery, including the tallest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, and the sprawling black sand desert between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon itself. You don’t want to miss the Jökulsárlón Glacial Boat Tour.
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race.
The icebergs that calve from the glacier edge move towards the river mouth and get entrenched at the bottom. The movement of the icebergs fluctuates with the tide currents, as well as being affected by wind. However, they start floating as icebergs when their size is small enough to drift to the sea. These icebergs are seen in two shades: milky white and bright blue, which depends on the air trapped within the ice and is an interplay of light and ice crystals.
Tour duration: 07:30 – 22:00.
Jökulsárlón Glacial Boat Tour details:
- Duration: 14 hours
- Departures: 07:30 Daily (15 May – 30 Sept),
Wed & Sat (1 Oct – 5 Nov)
- Tour ID: SRE113
- Guidance: English, French, German
Remember to bring warm clothing and rain gear.
- English: Daily (15 May – 30 Sept),
Wed, Fri & Sat (1 – 31 Oct) &
Wed & Sat (1 Nov – 5 Nov)
- German: Tue & Sun (15 May – 30 Sept)*
- French: Sat (15 May – 30 Sept)*
*Not the boat tour part
What’s included in the Jökulsárlón Glacial Boat Tour?
- Bus fare
- Guided tour
- Approx. 30 minutes boat tour
- Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure