Step into our boat and witness all the hidden corners of the vast Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Reach places most people never will.
Embark with us for an adventure among sculpture-like icebergs and sail up to the very secluded glacier wall of Jökulsárlón, where at times we witness complete serenity and at times the captivating view of a breaking glacier (calving). An extraordinary place, only few have seen.
The face of the glacier is about 8 km away from our starting point, therefore, we set the duration of our zodiac boat tour to 75 minutes. The time that is much needed to truly explore the vast nature of the glacier lagoon, which by the year is getting bigger, as the glacier is losing ice. Along the way, we hopefully will meet seals.
No matter the weather, Jökulsárlón is truly unique and certainly one of the most memorable places you will visit in Iceland.
Important note: Please note that our boat tour schedule here to the right shows the check-in times. The departure of the tour is 30 minutes later. It’s important that you do not check-in later than booked time.
Your adventure begins at the blue Ice Lagoon Truck. It’s our main base and check-in point by road no. 1 on the main parking space by the lagoon.
After a warm welcome and a quick check-in, we will call you into the truck, so that everyone gets equipped with a floatation suit and a life vest (Please be so kind to take off your shoes before dressing into the suits, as we try to keep our equipment in good condition for everyone. Underneath the floatation suit you should wear appropriate clothes according to the weather at the time – e.g. if it’s raining, wear your rain jacket and pants.
We also recommend you bring: gloves, sunglasses and a hat. Take only all you need for the boat tour and leave your backpack in your car or in the storage compartment on our bus.
Next, we drive you for about 5 min to the dock in our extremely cool Super-Truck-Bus – which is an attraction itself.
Before we start the boat trip on the glacier lagoon, we will brief you on the security on board. Two zodiacs boats will always go out together at the time for safety reasons.
Once on board, we start the clock and bring you to the ~ 8 km far glacier wall, of course, within a safe distance. Otherwise not observable, with the zodiac boat tour we offer the possibility to hear the glacier from close up and sometimes even witness calving (a portion of the glacier wall breaking into the lagoon and forming a new iceberg).
In 2011 we started the tour with one hour, which back then was sufficient to enjoy Jökulsarlon’s nature. As the glaciers are receding, the wall keeps moving further away from shore and we need more time to get the same experience.
Today we want to be the first to offer a 75-minute zodiac boat tour, the longest tour in the lagoon and within the national park glacier lagoons! We believe this is the only way to truly experience Jökulsarlon. On this tour, we have time to check out the glacier wall, stop by several icebergs and give everyone the chance to have their personal picture taken, if they wish for it.
Once we bring you back, with a head full of memories, you will have experienced this extraordinary place and paid it the attention it truly deserves, instead of being just a mere passerby.
Important note: The total duration of the is up to 2 hours, with all preparations beforehand: dressing up into suits, putting on life vests, 10 min bus ride (to the dock and back to base), the safety briefing at the dock. That is why it is important to be on time.
Note on the weather: Do not despair on a rainy or foggy day! These days are the most magical and offer unique views, seen only by a handful of people. Out on the lagoon, any day is perfect. It doesn’t matter the weather. The only thing that stops us is the wind. Any weather offers us a visually colorful interplay between ice and light.
Private Zodiac Boat
Private boat departure price list for the summer season 2022:
The total group price is 129.000 ISK for up to 10 passengers.
For a private boat or any other requests, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Private Tour drop-down menu in the banner.