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
Small-group Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) Day Trip from Reykjavík BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $181
Duration: 14 hours
3-Day Tour: Golden Circle, Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, and Waterfalls BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $649
Duration: 3 days
Glacier Lagoon reviews
I had seen photos but the real thing is so much better. The mini icebergs really do break off the larger blocks and sail right past you into the sea. They often turn over as they float showing you... more »
Wonderful glacier lake experience with super nice guide (I cannot remember his name but he’s from Spain). I can highly recommend this experience and company to everyone! Another great thing was the..... more »
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