Nature, Guided tours

Zodiac boat tour

We have a few lagoons in our region. Here is a blog that we have already done about the lagoons that we have.

Fjallsárlón lagoon is a glacial lagoon located around 10 km west of Jökulsárlón, at the southern edge of Vatnajökull glacier. With the steep glacier tongue, Fjallsjökull coming down from Vatnajökull and all the way into the lagoon, makes it a perfect peaceful place for photos as well as enjoying the untouched nature. Iceland’s tallest volcano, the Öræfajökull glacier looms above the lagoon.

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The tour starts with the guide preparing the group in protective clothing. Safety is a number one priority and all passengers are provided with a flotation jacket and an inflatable life vest. After suiting up you will head down to the lagoon and the boats, it is a 5-minute walk. There is then nothing left to do except take off and go an adventure around the lagoon.

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The zodiac boat takes you in between the icebergs in the lagoon, so close that you can feel the cold radiating off them. While the guide explains the formation of Fjalljökull and the lagoon.

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The iceberg boat tour is quite private since there are few people in each boat. The boat takes maximum 10 people at a time. The tour on the lagoon takes 45 minutes. Total tour duration is approximately 90 minutes.

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While floating in between the icebergs you forget everything else and get mesmerized by this never forgotten sight and feeling. There is only one company operating on the lagoon. Because the boat is a zodiac, they can get much closer to the edge of the glacier.

At Fjallsárlón there is also a restaurant with fresh and tasty refreshments. In the restaurant Frost you can find good selection of fresh food that is suitable for travelers on the go.

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This tour is good family activity, although, children must have reached the age of 6 be eligible for the boat trip. It’s a memorable experience, not very stressful and even educational. You can book the tour here.

It is also available to do a private tour for those who want to be a bit more exclusive.

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