Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Kayak Tour

Day Tour    

Kayaking on Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is a great way to experience the famous Vatnajökull National Park. Our Jökulsarlon kayak tour will give you a panoramic and unforgettable view of the stunning landscape surrounding the lagoon.

Price from 12,500 ISK
Price from 89 EUR
Duration

Duration

1.5 hour

Highlights

Highlights

Kayaking on a glacier lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier
Vatnajökull Glacier

Included

Included

Small Group Experience
Kayak and paddles
Licensed Kayaking Guide
All necessary equipment (drysuit, safety vest, shoes and gloves)

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Tour Description

This kayak trip on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon will take you paddling on the iceberg filled ice lagoon. You will be totally spellbound by the drama and sheer beauty of this ice wonderland as you glide across the surface of the calm waters. Threading your way between unbelievably shaped, and often huge icebergs, you will discover places which cannot be seen any other way. This is a meet on location tour.

This kayaking tour is equally suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers. Very stable SIT-ON-TOP boats are used, these are very suitable for first time kayakers. You qualified kayak guide has first-rate knowledge of this glacial wonderland and will share with you some fascinating facts about its nature, history and wildlife. It does, though, have to be said that the stupendous glacial lagoon vistas will paint a far more mesmeric picture than words ever could!

Imagine paddling across the calm, deep waters of the lagoon, weaving in between the crazily shaped icebergs which fill the lake. Glaciated peaks sit high on the horizon, and the icecap of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, looms like a giant ice dome above you. Seals are sometimes seen playing between these amazing natural ice sculptures, as seabirds soar overhead. The whiteness of ice dominates the color palette around Jökulsárlón, however, you will see surprisingly bright blue tones too, caused by ice compression. Some icebergs display gray shadows slicing through them, these ash layers are the rather beautiful ‘scars’ left by volcanic eruptions.

Jökulsárlón has been the settling for a few famous Hollywood movies, witnessing the sensational vistas for yourself from the peace of the water, you may feel as though you are within a surreal film set. In a way you will be. Viewing Jökulsárlón from any angle is truly out of this world – seeing it from a kayak on the mirror-like surface of the ice lagoon is incredibly stupendous. No visitor to Iceland should miss out on this unique opportunity – you have to take this tour.

Meet on location: Please meet your licensed kayaking guide at Jökulsárlón car park, just look out for the box van which is clearly marked “IceGuide”. Jökulsárlon is 370 km (230 mi) from Reykjavík, or around 4.75 hours driving time in good conditions.
GPS: 64.048096, – 16.178778.

Please note: Young people (14-16 years old) must share a double kayak with an adult.

Adults may upgrade to a single kayak if they wish. The upgrade fee is 5,000 ISK.

It is very unlikely but possible that your clothes may get wet, so a change of clothes is good to have.

 

 

 

 

General Information

Please note

When booking odd numbers; 1,3,5 etc. use a single kayak rate.

Please consider these criteria carefully before booking the tour.:

For safety reasons a single person kayak cannot exceed 120 kg (270 lbs) and a two person kayak cannot exceed 180 kg (395 lbs) combined weight.

Availability

MAY - SEPT

Minimum age

14 YEARS

Depart from

JÖKULSÁRLÓN

What to bring

Warm layers
waterproof top layer
Headwear
Gloves
Scarves
Sturdy shoes