by Olga
diamond beach glacier boat tour

Having read all our posts about our roadtrip in Iceland you could easily understand that this is the glaciers’ paradise! Being the land of ice, as its name states, Iceland has glaciers of all kinds. In fact about 11% of the land area of Iceland is covered by glaciers. Iceland has 269 named  glaciers of almost all types: ice caps, outlet glaciers, mountain gaciers, alpine, piedmont and cirque ones with their endpoints ending in lagoons, lakes and waterfalls. The largest one is Vatnajökull while from the Briðamerkürjökull has been created one of the most famous icebergs lagoons in the world. The good news is that it is easily accessible and now being next to an iceberg can be experienced by any traveler at the lagoon Jökulsárlón , with an organized tour such us Glacier Lagoon Amphibian Boat tour!

Jökulsárlón or glacial lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers.

Jökulsárlón has been a setting for Hollywood movies: Die another day, Lara Croft Tomb Raider and Batman Begins!

Next to Jökulsárlón  and after the boat ride you can spend more fun time at the Diamond beach. Diamond beach is a strip of black sand belonging to the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, located by Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland.

This lagoon is a recently formed one, since its the result of climate changing. The surface is at the sea level and sea water flows into the lagoon at high tide. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not very wide but it is up to 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland. Breiðamerkurjökull is an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier.


The ultimate experience at the Jökulsárlón  Lagoon is of course the Amphibian Boat Tour which allows you to wander in the lagoon between the icebergs and learn interesting facts about their formation and geology. And we re talking about a real amphibian travellers, since you will be able to board on the land and bloom… in just a few minutes you will find yourself within the lagoon! You will get really close to a real iceberg, enjoy the peacefullness of the lagoon and admire nature and its blue colours. If you are lucky enough you ll get the chance to meet seals and moreover you can literally taste a 1000 year old ice.  Unique and exciting experience in unparalleled beauty scenery!

  • Perfect for families, friends and large groups of travellers.
  • The experience lasts 30-40 minutes.
  • Includes an English speaking guide.
  • Other languages may be offered upon request.
  • Passengers are provided with life jackets.
  • Cost 5900 ISK (approx. 42 euros).

To book this activity prior your trip to Iceland click here!


For those of you who d love to find themselves just a breath away from an iceberg of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon we recommend you to choose the Zodiac tour! In this tour you ll be able to cover large areas of the lagoon and get closer to the icebergs and the glacier itself. Its a more private tour which takes you as close as possible to both the glacier and the icebergs (if there is no indication of bad weather conditions in the period you will be traveling there) as the zodiac boat is more flexible! Unique and exciting experience in nparalleled beauty scenery!

  • Perfect for small groups and couples.
  • The experience lasts 60 minutes.
  • Includes an English speaking guide.
  • Other languages may be offered upon request.
  • Passengers are provided with life jackets.
  • Cost 10500 ISK (approx. 75 euros).
  • The passengers are provided with flotation uniforms.
  • Passengers must be 10 years or older or at least 130 centimeters tall

To book this activity prior your trip to Iceland click here!

Glacier lagoon  it is told to be one of the greatest wonders of nature in Iceland.

Our experience with Glacier Lagoon

The Boat tour at Jökulsárlón  Lagoon is once in a lifetime experience and a perfect addition for all travellers in Iceland! We had an amazing experience with Glacier Lagoon which is located right at the lagoon, close to highway number one, about 370 km (230 miles) east from Reykjavík. In case of bad weather conditions you can always have your money back or reschedule the tour, actually thats what we did, due to a windy day! Be agile and feel free to ask the kind staff on the field who is always there willing to help you out! So dear travellers, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the extraordinary boat tour and view of Jökulsárlón  Lagoon, a real wonder of nature!

The Amphibian boat tour was complimentary by Glacier Lagoon , though all opinions remain our own and are based on personal experience during the Ring Roadtrip in Iceland! Many many sincere thanks to Glacier Lagoon for the amazing experience!


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