Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Kayak Tour

  • Availability

    May - September


    1.5 Hours

  • Difficulty


  • Pickup


  • Minimum Age

    14 Years

  • Price

    ISK 12.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Floating icebergs
  • Kayaking on the glacier lagoon
  • Once in a lifetime experience


  • Professional guidance
  • Sit on top kayak and paddle
  • Drysuit, gloves and shoes
  • Safety west

The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Kayak Tour

Experience the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon by kayak. On this tour, you’ll kayak out on this famous glacier lagoon and experience the floating icebergs up close! You’ll kayak in very stable sit-on-top kayaks, making this tour perfect for beginners as well as those with kayaking experience.

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After meeting up with your guide and group at Jökulsárlón, you’ll suit up in drysuits and safety gear. Your guide will also get a safety briefing before heading out on the water. You’ll spend about 1-hour kayaking among the icebergs on the lagoon. You can enjoy the stunning view of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, from the water. 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 memorable experience. During the tour, you might also come across some of the local inhabitants; wild seals and birds are a common sight in Jökulsárlón.

Check out the Glacier Kayak Adventure Tour for a longer glacier kayaking tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the meeting point for this tour?

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.

Can I add transportation to and from Reykjavík to this tour?

No, this is a meet-on-location tour only.

What should I wear on this tour?

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.

How fit do I need to be to participate in this tour?

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.

Is the age limit on this tour flexible?

No, the age limit for this tour is not flexible.

Are meals included on this tour?

No, meals are not included in this tour. You can buy refreshments at the meeting point at Flatey farm.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

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 info@iat.is.

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.

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Price from 12.900 ISK per person.

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