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The Annual Fireworks Show at Jökulsárlón

The annual fireworks show at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will be held on the 11th of August at 23:00 o’clock. The firework show is hosted by the volunteers in the search and rescue (SAR) team in Höfn, Björgunarfélag Hornafjarðar, and has been held for the last 17 years.

The show at Jökulsárlón in the Vatnajökull Region is a not-to-be-missed event that you will always remember. This is the 18th time that the firework show is held. Illuminated icebergs bathed in colour from the magnificent firework show in nature’s most spectacular surrounding creates an extraordinary experience for spectators. Number of visitors has been escalating through the years and last year about 1500 visitors enjoyed the show. The fireworks show is a collaboration between the Hornafjörður search and rescue association, Ice Lagoon and the 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, but we recommend to buy tickets in presale if possible, just to make things faster. It is also better to have cash, but it is possible to pay with card if needed.

The tickets can be bought in presale at these places:

Olís in Höfn
N1 Höfn
Gamla búð – Höfn Harbour
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 pictures from previous firework show here.

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