From Skaftafell

Blue Ice Experience & Fjallsárlón Iceberg Lagoon

Take your adventure to the next level with this South Coast combo tour on a beautiful outlet glacier and a stunning lagoon.

Tour code: IMG21K

Witness The Beauty of the Glacier On Land & By Boat

This tour combines our most popular glacier walk, the Blue Ice Experience, with an amazing iceberg boat tour on the Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon. Twenty minutes before your Glacier Walk tour starts in Skaftafell, you will meet your certified glacier guide at our base camp next to the National Park Visitor Center. Your guide will fit you with appropriate gear for the glacier, such as a harness, ice axe and crampons. During your 2.5 hour Glacier Walk on the outlet glacier, you will witness a wonderland of ridges, crevasses and ice formations.

After your glacier hike, you head over to Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon on you own. There, your Zodiac Adventure boat awaits you for a boat tour in iceberg filled waters. The drive to Fjallsárlón from Skaftafell takes approx. 40 minutes (see map on voucher). The tour starts at 14:30, please be ready a few minutes before the scheduled time of your tour. The newly renovated restaurant Frost at Fjallsárlón Base offers a good selection of home cooked dishes, sandwiches and soup, if you want to buy lunch before your iceberg boat tour.

When you are ready, you will suit up and head out onto the lagoon. The small and agile Zodiac boats give you a chance to sail right next to the most interesting icebergs . You will even get up close to the massive icefall of Fjallsjökull glacier terminal face. If you are lucky, you might see a piece break off the edge of the glacier and into the lagoon.

Both tours are operated by professional guides and guarantee a small-group experience. If you are looking for a day packed with adventure in Vatnajökull National Park at a discounted price, this is the tour for you!

*Due to safety reasons, we are currently not operating glacier tours on Svínafellsjökull glacier. Other beautiful glacier outlets will be explored in the meantime.

*The Skaftafell parking lot fee is not included in the tour price.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Easy

    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • AVAILABILITY

    May - Oct

  • DURATION

    5 hrs total

  • Meeting Point

    Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell (next to the National Park Visitor Center)

  • Group Size

    Up to 15 per guide for the Glacier Walk

  • Glacier Walk + Boat tour

    2 hrs + 1.5 hrs

  • 8

    Minimum age

    8 yrs

  • Language

    English

Customer Reviews

Terrific tour with an amazing guide. Worth every penny. Spent the morning walking on the glacier and the afternoon on the boat... I would do this tour again in a second. Taking the boat in the lagoon is not to be missed, the power of nature is truly awesome. This tour felt very natural and immersive, i/e it does not make you feel like a tourist. The group was small and friendly - all active people who enjoyed nature.
Marc — 2017-08-28

Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment on the glacier
  • Flotation jacket
  • Inflatable life vest

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Practical Information