Fjallsárlón – Iceberg boat tour
Iceberg Boat Tours on the majestic Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
Fjallsárlón is an isolated glacial lagoon in the realm of Vatnajökull. Arriving to the lagoon is like stepping into a dreamlike world that offers spectacular sights. Iceland’s tallest volcano, the Öræfajökull glacier, looms above the lagoon and reaches down to the water where icebergs break off into the lake and drift serenely around before melting. During the tour we will take you on a journey through time and tell you how the local farmers had to struggle with the forces of nature in their daily lives. We invite you to experience the breathtaking natural scenery as we take you on a guided boat tour along floating icebergs and giant glaciers!
If you prefer you can always book a Private Iceberg Boat Tour with us. Each boat can take up to 10 persons, or even just one or two! Perfect for photographers who need to handle their equipment spaciously, couples, small groups… Come and try our Iceberg Boat Tour!
The scenery of Fjallsárlón is extremely unique.
The biggest glacier in Europe outside the arctic, Vatnajökull towers over the mountains in all its glory. The glacier crawls down a steep slope until it reaches down to the water. At the edge of the glacier, icebergs break off into the lagoon and drift serenely around before melting.
The icebergs are different in size, shape, and hues that make the appearance of each iceberg unique. Wherever you look you can see how the natural forces of the glacier have shaped the landscape. Not only is the glacier constantly sculpting the landscape but also depending on the weather the scenery takes on different forms. This makes each visit to Fjallsárlón a unique individual experience because the scenery is constantly changing.
Sailing besides the glacier and the icebergs is a great memory to take from Iceland and something you should not miss being in the southeast part of Iceland. If you are looking for a memorable activity you should seize the day and do a tour among the icebergs. You will not come across an iceberg lagoon that often!
What to expect?
The tour begins with preparing you and the rest of the group in protective clothing. When it comes to suiting up for the tour it turns out to be a great entertainment for people and a team builder. After suiting up you will be in the hands of your guide. The guide will lead the way down to the lagoon through mossy landscape until you reach the boats. There is then nothing left to do except take off and go an adventure around the lagoon.
The iceberg boat tour is quite private since there are few people in each boat. We operate on Zodiac boats and the maximum number of each boat is 10 people. Using a small boat gives you a chance to go close to the nicest icebergs and to take an interesting route around the icebergs.
The tour is both an adventure and an informational tour where our guides offer unique inside into the history and nature of the area. You will have a great chance to learn interesting things about glaciers and iceberg formation. If you are lucky you will experience when a piece breaks off the edge of the glacier into the lagoon.
Where can I sign up?
Book your tickets in advance of your visit to ensure that your preferred date and time are available. You can view the departure times in our booking system online to find what time suits you. When you have found the right time you simply just fill in your information and you will get a confirmation of the booking on your email account. If you don’t have pre-booked tickets you can also show up to find out if there is a seat available on the next tour.
The tour on the lagoon takes 45 minutes. Total tour duration is approximately 90 minutes.
Please note that children must have reached the age of 6 be eligible for the boat trip.
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