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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Tours

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Perched on the cusp of Europe’s largest glacier and separated from the Atlantic Ocean by just a narrow isthmus, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is the largest, deepest, and arguably most magnificent of Iceland’s many glacial lakes. Icebergs bob in glittering water framed by jagged peaks, rugged lava fields, and black sand beaches.

The Basics
Whether you hike around the shore, cruise around the lagoon on an RIB boat, or set sail on an amphibian boat tour, the Jokulsarlon lagoon is spectacular from all angles. Full-day tours from Reykjavik typically combine a visit to the lagoon with a glacier hike or ice cave tour in the Skaftafell National Park, or a visit to natural wonders such as the Seljalandsfoss or Skogafoss waterfalls. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • While the lagoon is accessible year round, boat tours are weather dependent and only in operation from April to November.
  • The icy landscapes can be chilly even if the sun is shining, so bring warm clothes, a hat, and gloves even on a summer trip.
  • There is a small café by the lagoon, where you can purchase hot drinks and snacks, or use the restroom.
  • While it’s possible for wheelchair users to view the lagoon, many of the activities on and around the glacier are not suitable for those with limited mobility.

How to Get There
The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is located on the southeastern border of the Vatnajökull National Park on Iceland’s south coast, about 230 miles (370 kilometers) east of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik, it’s roughly a 4.5-hour drive along the Ring Road.

When to Get There
It’s possible to visit the lagoon all year round, but the summer months are the most popular, so expect crowds if you visit then. Winter visitors benefit from smaller crowds and better deals on tours and accommodation, but boat tours don’t run between December and March. During that time, it’s best to visit with a guide, as road conditions can be difficult. Budding photographers should time their visit for sunrise or sunset for the most impressive views.

Wildlife at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Iceland’s glacial landscapes harbor a surprising variety of wildlife and the Jokulsarlon lagoon is a haven for seabirds, especially Arctic terns and skuas. Look out for seals swimming between the floating icebergs, or, if you’re driving from Reykjavik, stop to admire the puffin colonies at Dyrholaey lighthouse or Reynisfjara beach along the way.
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Hours: Open daily
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover southern Iceland and take a cruise on the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Lagoon on this scenic day trip from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, trace Iceland’s spectacular south coast, a canvas of towering mountains, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. Visit the Skogafoss waterfall, view the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell, and learn about the area's geology and then go behind the cascading water at Seljalandfoss waterfall.
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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

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Discover the frozen enchantment of Europe's largest glacier lagoon on a full-day tour of the legendary Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, travel along the scenic south coast and admire views of black sand beaches and dramatic rock formations before arriving at the extraordinary Glacier Lagoon. Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs as you explore the area. On the return journey, discover the splendor of Séljalandsdoss Waterfall with its 60m drop, and relax during the journey back to your Reykjavik hotel by comfortable coach.
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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik

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Experience the natural wonder of Jökulsárlón glacier and lagoon during this full day trip from Reykjavik. See black sand beaches, visit the charming village of Vik, stop by Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, and take boat ride among the icebergs in Glacier Lagoon.
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Crystal Blue Ice Cave - Super Jeep From Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Crystal Blue Ice Cave - Super Jeep From Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Bear witness to one of the world’s rarest natural phenomena: Iceland’s ethereal blue ice caves. Embark on a guided winter adventure in Vatnajökull National Park, departing from the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Ride a Super Jeep to the glacier, then hike inside one of the stunning ice caves.
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Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Diamond Beach Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Replete with colossal icebergs and arctic wildlife, the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon cannot be missed during your time in Iceland. Departing from Reykjavik, this tour combines a visit to the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall, and gives you the chance to view the magical Northern Lights—weather and visibility permitting. Pickup and drop-off in central Reykjavik are included on this tour.
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2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls

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Leave the travel planning and driving to the experts on this 2-day tour of Iceland's south coast. On day one, leaving from Reykjavik, travel to the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the black-sand beach of Rejnisfjara. The next day, head into the Icelandic highlands in a Super Jeep to explore the blue ice caves of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Overnight accommodation and breakfast is included.
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3-Day Tour: Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, and Waterfalls

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Leave the driving and travel planning to the experts on this 3-day tour around Iceland's south coast and Golden Circle. Enjoy an unrushed experience that allows plenty of time to soak in the sights and atmosphere of a wild landscape filled with glaciers, lava fields, hot springs, volcanoes, waterfalls, and geysers before finishing with an ice cave exploring adventure at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
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  • 3 days
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 Day Tour | Glacier Hike & Entire South Coast

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Rather than rushing between the highlights of Iceland's south coast, slow down and fully absorb the experience on this small-group overnight guided tour from Reykjavík. See the famed waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, as well as the black sand beach and basalt columns at Reynisfjara. Hike on the Falljökull Glacier and watch giant icebergs float around Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Includes accommodation and breakfast.
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Take in the incredible natural scenery at Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacial lake, on this 14-hour private eco-tour from Reykjavik. With your guide, pass Skaftafell National Park, then visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Þorvaldseyri Volcano Museum. Once at Jökulsárlón, watch huge icebergs calve off Vatnajokull and opt to book a boat ride on the lake. During the return trip to Reykjavik, visit Skógafoss waterfall and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this private tour that includes round-trip transportation from Reykjavik.
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2 Day Ice Cave & South Coast: Glacier hike, Jokulsarlon lagoon & Northern Lights

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Get out of Reykjavik for an exciting 2-day excursion to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s top attractions due to its stunning beauty. Explore the south coast of Iceland with a professional guide. Hike among waterfalls, walk on black sand beaches, experience the mysterious blue caves, learn to cross Iceland’s largest glacier, and even get a chance to hunt the elusive Northern Lights. This adventure will not soon be forgotten.
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Glacier Lagoon & South Coast. Private Day Tour

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Save money and fully immerse yourself into the region on this 3-day guided tour that takes in all the highlights of Iceland's Golden Circle route in a single trip. This un-rushed tour takes you to such attractions as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the spouting Geysir, Reynisfjara black-sand beach, and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you go on an ice cave and glacier hiking adventure
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Crystal Ice Cave Tour from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Crystal Ice Cave Tour from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Satisfy your appetite for adventure on this ice cave tour of the Vatnajokull Glacier from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Alongside your guide,delve into the subterranean caverns of the Vatnajokull Glacier, one of Europe’s largest glaciers, and capture stunning photographs of stalactites, stalagmites, and unique ice formations. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 14 participants and choose from several departure times throughout the day.
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2 Day Tour to Jokulsarlon with Glacier Hike - Boat Tour - South Coast Waterfalls

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Private Jeep Tour - Dakota Plane Wreck, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

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Prepare for a full day of adventure visiting the highlights of Iceland’s southern coast. Explore natural landmarks such as the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, and Diamond Beach. You will also hike to the Dakota Plane Wreck, the remains of a United States Navy DC-3 airplane that crashed on Sólheimasandur, a black sand beach, in 1973.
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2 Day South Coast waterfalls, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Glacier Hike

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Explore Iceland’s spectacular south coast on a 2-day tour with overnight accommodation that takes in the beaches, mountains, and wildlife of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. You’ll hike on a glacier, check out a plane wreck on a striking black sand beach, and visit the Jökulsárlón Lagoon, where icebergs and seals bob in clear glacier water. Along the way, you’ll travel with a small group of like-minded travelers and a guide for an intimate and personalized tour.
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Small-group Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) Day Trip from Reykjavík

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Crystal Blue Ice Cave Adventure

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Private Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon

Private Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon

Probably the most extraordinary day trip you will ever embark on. You will experience a variety of natural wonders that you will not find elsewhere in a day.
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Black Sand Beaches, Waterfalls & more

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Black Sand Beaches, Waterfalls & more

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Explore the natural wonders of Iceland's south coast without the stress of driving or hassle of traveling with a large group tour. This private tour is exclusively for your party, ensuring a more intimate experience of such attractions as waterfalls, black sand beaches, majestic rock formations, and towering mountains.
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2 Days Tour - South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

2 Days Tour - South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The South Coast of Iceland is famed for its wealth of landmarks and dramatically diverse scenery. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are two impressive waterfalls while the black sand beach Reynisfjara is renowned for its fascinating geology, with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhólaey rock arch.  Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Black Sand Beach.   • Small group tour • Highly rated and recommended by guests
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3 Days Tour - Golden Circle, Southcoast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

3 Days Tour - Golden Circle, Southcoast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The Golden Circle consists of three equally stunning locations in southwest Iceland: Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. These sites are renowned across the world and are all as spectacular as they are unique. The South Coast of Iceland is famed for its wealth of landmarks and dramatically diverse scenery. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are two impressive waterfalls while the black sand beach Reynisfjara is renowned for its fascinating geology, with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhólaey rock arch.  Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Black Sand Beach.   • Small group tour • Highly rated and recommended by guests
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  • 3 days
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Experience Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon with your luxury car and guide

Experience Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon with your luxury car and guide

Breathtaking views – natural wonders – great hiking and unforgettable glaciers. On this trip there is also a good chance you will find yourself standing in the exact same spot as a scene from Batman or James Bond.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon hours of operation?
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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