At Glacier Lagoon chunks of blue icebergs float along the shore so close that you can almost reach out and touch them. This glacial lake at the head of Breidamerkurjokull glacier developed as the glacier began to drift away from the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the tongue of the lake, where icebergs break away from the glacier and drift from the lake into the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, fish, and sea birds, such as arctic tern, who make their home in the lagoon. Walk the length of the lagoon's shore to the black beach, where you'll find icebergs washed ashore. Several tour companies operate boat tours on the lagoon. Add Glacier Lagoon to your Jokulsarlon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jokulsarlon trip maker website.
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Tours to Glacier Lagoon
$649 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Day Tour: Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, and Waterfalls
Duration: 3 days
$161 BOOK WITH VIATOR South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik
Duration: 14 hours
Glacier Lagoon reviews
Pretty cool experience to see icebergs for the first time, and with the backdrop of the glacier. But even more special was visting "diamond beach" where the glaciers float out to sea, and pieces wash.... more »
We took zodiac boat tour and were not mesmerized by the floating ice all over. It's a different experience to see glaciers in the middle of the lake. It's not about the boat tour but with the help of.... more »
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