About tour

Kayak on the deepest lake in Iceland dotted with bright blue icebergs and enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains and mighty glaciers around you!

Tour Highlights

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Kayaking a glacier lagoon
  • Small group experience

What better way to experience the majesty of nature than kayaking across the calm, deep waters of the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon?

Drift between icebergs of all shapes and sizes and enjoy the view of glaciated peaks that rise high on the horizon. Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe, stands like a giant ice dome above you. This is the moment you realize how magical nature truly is and this experience doesn’t compare to anything else.

Favored among Hollywood movie creators, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon makes a perfect picture. Join our kayaking day tour and spend the day like you’re in a James Bond movie on the deepest lake in Iceland!

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
Available May - Sept
Duration ~1.5 hours
Departs From Jökulsárlón
Difficulty Level Easy
Minimum age 14
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

From

10 900 ISK

Per Adult

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What's included

Included

  • Double kayak and paddles
  • Licensed kayaking guide
  • All necessary equipment (drysuit, safety vest, shoes, and gloves)

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Change of clothing

Not Included

  • Pick up
  • Lunch

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Itinerary

About Tour:

Kayaking on Jökulsárlón is a once in a lifetime experience like no other. This one-of-a-kind tour combines a unique location with exceptional natural wonders, such as glaciers and a black sand beach, and diverse wildlife all into one memorable package.

Sit-on-top kayaks are a great way to safely explore the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. You’ll paddle across blue waters and get up close and personal with icebergs fresh off the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier. These icebergs feature every imaginable hue of blue due to ice compression. Some icebergs also display gray shadows slicing through them layers of ash that look like beautiful scars left by ancient volcanic eruptions.

The water runs from the ice lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean and washes the blue natural ice sculptures onto a unique black sand beach. Bright blue ice dramatically contrasts with the black Diamond Beach, creating scenery you won’t see anywhere else.

If you’re lucky, you may spot some seals who frequent the area, playing between the crystal icebergs.

Our kayaking tours are suitable for both beginner and experienced paddlers. For this tour, we use sit-on-top kayaks that are safe and easy to navigate. You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide who knows the lagoon like the back of their hand. The guide will tell you about the history, nature, and wildlife in the area. They’ll also make sure that you’re comfortable paddling your kayak and that you remain safe at all times.

Jokulsarlon is the deepest lake in Iceland with a maximum depth of 814 feet (248m) and it covers an area of nearly 7mi² (18km²). Jökulsárlón borders Vatnajökull National Park, the second largest national park in Europe, which shelters some of the most visited sights in Iceland. One such sight being Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Vatnajökull is also visible while kayaking on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Even if you’ve never been to Jokulsarlon before, you might still recognize the area. It’s been featured in a few famous Hollywood movies. The glacier lagoon is a favorite of James Bond movie creators, who chose the area to film the well-known A View to a Kill in 1985, and Die Another Day in 2002.

Meet your guide in the Jökulsárlón car park. Look out for the box van which is clearly marked “IceGuide” and you’ll find the guide.

Jökulsárlon is located just off the Ring Road, 230 mi (370km) from Reykjavík. It takes approximately 5 hours to drive to the lagoon in good weather conditions.

Although unlikely, your clothes may get wet, so it’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes.