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: SKF31

Blue Ice Experience & Fjallsárlón Iceberg Lagoon
Price from: 19.900  ISK

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 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 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 your 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). Your Zodiac tour starts approx. 1.5-2 hours after you finish your glacier walk, so there is enough time to have lunch between tours. 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!

Note: Zodiac tour starts at 15:30 when glacier walk booked at 10:00 and Zodiac tour starts at 16:30 when glacier walk booked 11:00. This gives you good time for leisure time between activities, for food and visiting the Diamond Beach or Glacier Lagoon. These sights are just a short way from Fjallsárlón were the Zodiac tour will take place.

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

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Skaftafell Base (next to the National Park Visitor Center)

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide for the Glacier Walk

  • Glacier Walk + Boat tour

    3.5 hrs + 1.5 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    Mar - Oct

  • Duration

    6.5 hours

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

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

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Blue Ice Experience & Fjallsárlón Iceberg Lagoon

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

Blue Ice Experience & Fjallsárlón Iceberg Lagoon

After you arrive in Skaftafell, meetup with your guide and group at the Skaftafell Base.

Your certified and friendly glacier guide will provide you with crampons, a harness and an ice axe.  

Before stepping on the glacier, you will receive a short safety briefing. After exploring this magnificent icy giant, you will head over to Fjallsárlón iceberg lagoon for a zodiac boat tour. During this last activity of the day, you will zig zag between icebergs.

Directions

Skaftafell - Where to meet us

Driving time
From Reykjavík: 5 hrs
From Vík: 2.5 hrs
From Höfn: 1.5 - 2 hrs

GPS point for Skaftafell
N 64.016217
W 16.966664

Our Welcome Centre in Skaftafell is located in the heart of the camping site, right next to the service centre.

The park is by the end of road no. 998 that branches off the main road no. 1

Please be there 20 min before the departure of your tour.

  • Day Tour
  • Directions
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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Sólheimajökull is in the south and is closer to Reykjavik, Skaftafell is in the south east and much farther away. The tours we offer on both locations are very similar, only operated on different glaciers so you can choose the one that best fits your travel schedule.

  • Hiking boots that reach over your ankle are a must on our glacier walks.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.