The Glacier lagoon in Iceland is close to highway number one, about 370 km (230 miles) east from Reykjavík and it is told to be one of the greatest wonders of nature in Iceland. This lagoon is a recent one, the result of a warming climate. The surface is at sea level and sea water flows into the lagoon at high tide.
Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not very wide but it is up to 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland. Breiðamerkurjökull is an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier.
Jökulsárlón ehf has been operating boat tours on the east side of the lagoon for the last 25 years. Sail among the icebergs in a 40 minute amphibious boat tour, or take an exciting 1 hour Zodiac boat tour that goes further into the lagoon, getting you as close as is safe to the icebergs and the glacier itself.
In the Café by Jökulsárlón, you can get a variety of refreshments such as Sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks. The seafood soup with the picturesque view of the icebergs and the mighty Vatnajökull glacier.
September – October: 10:00-17:00
Note that the last boat tour departs about one hour before closing time. The Zodiacs operate on a fixed schedule
Reynivellir 3 781 Hornafjörður
+354 478 2222
Open all year round