May - September
Experience the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon by kayak. On this tour, you’ll kayak out on this famous glacier lagoon and be able to experience the floating icebergs up close! You’ll kayak in sit-on-top kayaks that are very stable, making this tour perfect for beginners as well as those with kayaking experience.
After meeting up with your guide and group at Jökulsárlón, you’ll suit up in drysuits and safety gear. You’ll also get a safety briefing by your guide before heading out on the water. You’ll spend about 1-hour kayaking among the icebergs on the lagoon. From the water, you can enjoy the stunning view of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. As the glacier slowly crawls, huge chunks of ice fall off and land in the glacier lagoon. The lagoon is ever changing and the icebergs floating on the lagoon have come in different forms and colors. This makes each tour a unique and special experience. During the tour, you might also come across some of the local inhabitants, wild seals and birds are a common sight in Jökulsárlón.
For a longer glacier kayaking tour, check out the Glacier Kayak Adventure Tour.
This tour is operated by one of our trusted partners.
The meeting point for this tour is at the parking lot by the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
Guests must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of their tour.
No, this is a meet-on-location tour only.
You should wear warm outdoor clothing like regular hiking pants and a fleece sweater. Also, bring a warm cap and socks (synthetic or wool). We also recommend sunglasses and light gloves.
Although the kayaking is at an easy pace, you need to be in reasonably good physical condition. Note that overweight guests can expect problems fitting into the drysuits which are necessary for this tour.
No, the age limit for this tour is not flexible.
No, meals are not included in this tour. You can buy refreshments at the meeting point at Flatey farm.
Reservations can be canceled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 48 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.
The meeting point for this tour is at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon parking lot.
Please be at the meeting point no later than 15 minutes before the start of your tour.