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  • Address: Iceland
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

The largest and best known of Iceland's glacial lakes, Jokulsarlon Lagoon is in the south of the country at the end of the Vatnajokull glacier. The lagoon first appeared around 1935 and has been growing ever since with the accelerating melting of the glacier. These days it looks likely to eventually breach the narrow isthmus and join up with the sea, making it an inlet rather than a lake. The Icelanders are keen to stop this happening as the main highway which circles Iceland passes over this narrow strip of land.

The lake is filled with icebergs and a home to birds. The seabird Skua nests on the shores of the lake during summer.  There are paths to walk around the edge of the lake and boat trips to get up close and personal with those gleaming blue icebergs.

Practical Info

The lake is an easy, if long, drive from Reykjavik on the main highway; it is possible as a day trip but means many hours in the car (over 4 hours each way). Buses traveling from nearby Höfn to Reykjavik usually stop at Jokulsarlon or you can take an organized tour which will include a boat trip on the lake. Nearby is Skaftafell National Park so consider staying in the area overnight and looking around.

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Ultimate Guided Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Minibus Tour including Boat Ride, ... 
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Ultimate Guided Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Minibus Tour including Boat Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 149 Reviews

Discover the piercing blue chunks of ice floating in the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on this all-day tour. During a bus transfer, enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.00
Private Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Private Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Enjoy a Private Tour along the South Coast of Iceland to the Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón). This tour is tailored to your interests and needs and ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $910.37
Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Custom Private Tours
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Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Head out to the magnificent glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon, and follow in the footsteps of James Bond in "Die Another Day" and Lara Croft in "Tomb ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.21
Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik, ... 
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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón with Boat Tour from Reykjavik

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Experience a day full of glaciers, icebergs and waterfalls at Iceland's jewel. This guided day tour takes you along the south coast of Iceland with views of ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.00
Small-Group Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik with Boat Ride, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Small-Group Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik with Boat Ride

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The Glacier Lagoon - Jökulsárlón is Iceland's most mystical natural wonder that you should not miss. On this day trip from Reykjavik you will ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.00
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik

Marvel at Iceland’s spectacular natural beauty and gain insight into the country’s rich geology on this private 12-hour Jökulsárlón tour from ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $259.52
Day Trip to Vatnajokull National Park including Glacier Walk and Lagoon Boat Ride, Reykjavik, ... 
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Day Trip to Vatnajokull National Park including Glacier Walk and Lagoon Boat Ride

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This tour is your chance to go on a unique outdoor adventure in southeast Iceland. From Reykjavik, visit Vatnajökull National Park, home to the largest ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $342.13
Jokulsarlon Lagoon and South Coast - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon and South Coast - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Glacier Lagoon and South Coast of Iceland. Experience a truly magnificent day tour, devoted to south shore wonders of Iceland, including the Jokulsarlon, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $280.64
Glacier Lagoon South Coast Private 4X4 Jeep Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Glacier Lagoon South Coast Private 4X4 Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

This is a very condensed tour, and is one of our longest day tours. The 4x4 private jeep tour covers most major sites along the South Coast of Iceland, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,664.44

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