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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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Guided Glacier Lagoon Tour, Reykjavik, null
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Guided Glacier Lagoon Tour

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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 $221.00
Private Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Private Glacier Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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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: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.40
Crystal Ice Cave Tour with Pickup from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell, Custom Private Tours
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Crystal Ice Cave Tour with Pickup from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience exploring one of Vatnajokull Glacier's stunning crystal ice caves on this 2-3 hour tour from Jokulsarlon Glacier ...  Read more

Location: Höfn, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.80
South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Half-day Tours
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South Coast and Glacier Lagoon Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

This immersive day trip to the outstanding south of Iceland covers it's diverse landscapes of farmlands, waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Urriðafoss, ...  Read more

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

From USD $365.44
Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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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 $196.70
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, ... 
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Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

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With its enormous, ancient icebergs, the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is a natural wonder of Iceland and a sight you absolutely cannot miss. The ...  Read more

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

From USD $147.00
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik, ... 
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

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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 $267.62
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
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

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Experience a truly magical private full-day, 14-hour, tour by jeep to the south shore wonders of Iceland. See Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon; Seljalandsfoss and ...  Read more

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

From USD $290.21
South Coast Day Trip, Glacier Hike in Vatnajokull National Park and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride from ... 
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South Coast Day Trip, Glacier Hike in Vatnajokull National Park and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride from Reykjavik

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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 $367.59

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