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Firework show at Jökulsárlón

08/11/2018 - 08/11/2018

If you want to experience something extraordinary don’t miss out on the annual firework show at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon which is held on the 11th of August. The show starts at 23:00 o’clock.

This 20 minute fireworks show is a collaboration between the local search and rescue team and the staff at Jokulsarlon boat tour company.

The annual fireworks show at Jokulsarlon in the Vatnajokull Region is a not-to-be-missed event that you will always remember. Illuminated icebergs bathed in colors from the magnificent firework show in natures most spectacular surrounding creates an extraordinary experience for spectators.
The fireworks show is an annual event and this is the 18th time it is held. Number of visitors has been escalating through the years and last year about 1.500 visitors enjoyed the show. The fireworks show is a collaboration between the Hornafjordur search and rescue association, Jokulsarlon boat trips and Visit Vatnajökull.

All the fee goes to support the SAR team and their work.
The entrance fee is 1.500 kr. per person, but free entrance for children 12 year old and younger.

Tickets can be bought on the Jökulsárlón at the night of the event, tickets can also be bought in advance at:
– Olís in Höfn
– N1 Höfn
– Gamla búð – Höfn Harbor
– Hotel Smyrlabjörg
– The ticket-sales at Jökulsárlón
– Freysnes kiosk
– Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur


Scheduled bus tours back and forth to the fireworks show at Jökulsárlón:

Höfn: Pakkhús restaurant and Höfn Camping and Cottages:

Departure from Höfn at  9:00 pm. Pakkhús resturant and from Höfn Camping and Cottages at 9.10 pm.

Prices: fireworks show included kr. 6.000. To save time we prefer cash.

Departure from Jökulsárlón 15 minutes after the show ends.


The bus from Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Skaftafell Freysnes:

Departure from Kirkjubæjarklaustur Icelandair Hotel Klaustur at 9:00 pm.

Departure from Skaftafell at 9:45 pm.

Departure from Freysnes at 10 pm.

Departure from Jökulsárlón 15 minutes after the show ends.

Price from Kirkjubæjarklaustur kr. 3.000 (entrance fee is not included)

Price from Skaftafell and Freysnes kr. 2.500 (entrance fee is not included)


You can see more photos from the firework show from previous years here.


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