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Glacier Lagoon - Jökulsárlon Boat Tour

At A Glance


5000 isk


9:00 - 18:00


Summer (May 15th - September 15th)*

Departs From: 

Jökulsárlon boat launch, approximately 45 minutes east of Skaftafell


30 - 40 minutes

This short tour takes you onto the iconic Jökulsálón Glacier Lagoon (also named: Breiðamerkurlón) in the South of Iceland. Here you will take an unforgettable boat ride on the strange “wheeled boats”. You will glide among the enormous icebergs that have broken off Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, and enjoy a site described as “A ghostly procession of luminous blue ice-bergs …” (The Lonely Planet). While drifting between the ice you’ll learn about the history and formation of the lagoon, as well as stories from the film productions of various Hollywood blockbusters, as scenes from films like James Bond and Batman were shot here.
  • Boat tours start at 9:00 AM everyday and run approximately every 20 minutes during the summer season  (May 15th to September 15th).  
  • The last boat tour normally departs around 18:00 but this can vary.  
  • The boat tours take about 30-40 minutes. 

*Boat tours normally continue through October, however departures become less frequent and it is best to check ahead for available departure times. (+354 478 2222 or email

**Please note that this tour is not operated by Glacier Guides


What to Bring

Bring good outdoor clothing for this trip, the South East coast of Iceland can be exposed to high winds and heavy rain

  • Waterproof Pants
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Small backpack to carry extra clothing layers