Have your camera at the ready because with the constantly changing scenery, this boat tour really is something you don't want to miss out on!
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 being in the south east of Iceland is something you should not miss out on! 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 safari 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.
- Warm suit and a life jacket.
- It is good to wear good shoes, walking boots or other good shoes for walking.
- Children must have reached the age of 6.
How do we get there?
We ask our guest to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the tour. That time gives us a chance to check you in and get you ready in your gear. From the parking area, you will see a few wood-paneled buildings. The reception for the boat tours is located in on of the smaller buildings.
Reviews from users
This little excursion was a ton of fun. Fjallsárlón is sublime and beautiful and the tour guide was fantastic. The facilities at the "base camp" are clean and modern, with fresh food offerings. Parking is ample.• Alesandro • 29. May 2018 • Went to the Iceberg Safari tour from Fjallsárlón in May 2018