Frequently Asked Questions
We provide you with flotation suits and life jackets. However, we recommend you bring: a hat, gloves, sunglasses, and your camera.
Only bring your essentials on the tour. Leave backpacks either in your locked car or stowed in our compartment on the bus.
Dress appropriately according to the weather that day.
This is a once in a lifetime experience and we know capturing these memories is important. Nevertheless, we do advise guests to be cautious with their cameras, as we are sailing on water. Keep all cell phones/cameras safely inside the boat.
Please note: all camera, phones and other equipment are your responsibility.
The zodiac boat tour is 1h and 15min on the water.
The total duration is up to 2h, including the boat tour, check-in time, preparations before the tour, 10 min bus ride to and from the boats, undressing, and saying goodbye 🙂
Before the boat tour starts everyone needs to be equipped with floatation suits and a life vest, additionally, there is a 5 min bus ride to the dock. Therefore, it is very important that you are punctual. It´s important to check in 10 minutes before the time that is shown on your ticket, if you aeeive early then it´s good to finish the check in process to avoid lines at our reception.
It´s good to arrive early to the lagoon since it can be difficult to find space on the main parking space. There is also a parking space on the Diamond beach that is normally less crowded - it takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Diamond beach parking space to our truck/reception.
Our ticket sale and your check-in point are in the Ice Lagoon truck. It´s a big blue truck located at the beginning of the parking lot on the east side of the bridge. Have we mentioned that it is big? Also, it is marked with Ice Lagoon Adventure Tours. You simply cannot miss it 🙂
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8 years or a minimum height of 1,2 meter (in order to fit into our suits).
Per tour and boat, we take up to 12 passengers.
The bus ride to the boats takes only about 5 minutes each way.
Your safety is our top priority and we go as close to the glacier as possible while still maintaining a safe distance. The glacier calves (large falling pieces of ice) without warning. It is therefore important that we always keep a safe distance from the glacier so that in the event of large calving, we are not in any danger. It is always the captain's assessment and ultimately his/her decision as to how close we can get to the glacier and each iceberg.
Our season is from the 1st of May to the 31st of October.
It is usually not a problem. You need to be able to walk a short distance and hold on with both hands inside the boat. Our guides are happy to help you as much as they can. If you feel unsure, please contact us for further information.
Jökulsárlón is a place that is constantly changing since the icebergs float and drift around. However, we always try to reach the face of the glacier, which is about 7,5 km from our starting point.
Please note that in some cases, we are not able to reach the glacier edge due to weather or ice conditions.
Yes of course! As long as you can walk a short distance and hold on to the boat, you can join. We have had people joining our tours all the way into their mid-90s.