Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon is an incredible natural attraction, where blue, white, black and turquoise icebergs float and drift towards the North Atlantic. The icebergs hail from the retreating Oraefajokull glacier and are over 1000 years old.
The lagoon is an enormously popular attraction, receiving thousands of visitors each day during the busiest seasons. And no wonder, this is a spectacular destination, where you can see floating icebergs and the effect of retreating and melting glaciers.
Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon is the deepest lake in Iceland, over 248 meters, and covers an area of about 18 km2. It is but a 1.5 km away from the ocean and many believe that this was once a fjord, though it is no longer.
Many films and TV programs have been shot here, Game of Thrones and Batman begins to name a few.
What to expect at Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon?
Since the lagoon is open to the sea it contains a mixture of fresh water and salt water. It has a green-blue hue to it, adding further to the strangeness of the landscape. The number of icebergs in the lagoon vary from time to time, but you will see them as they drift lazily towards the sea.
You will also note the vibrant birdlife there. The lagoon supports many species of fish and if you are lucky you might spot a seal or two, sleeping atop icebergs or hunt the fish in the lagoon.
Boat ride on the lagoon
You can book a ride on a boat, to go sailing amidst the icebergs. This is something we fully recommend and can help you arrange. Just let us know and we will make the arrangements.
How long does it take to get from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon?
The lagoon is over 300 kilometers away from Reykjavik. Although you can make the trip in one day, since the South Coast offers so many great destinations we recommend that you make a 2 day tour out of it. It ensures that you have amble time to take in all the wonders and take your time at each attraction to shoot pictures and experience it all.
Let us know if we can help you arrange the perfect Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon tour. We are more than happy to help.