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Glacier Boat Company – Fjallsárlón

Glaciers Iceland Fjallsarlon

In Iceland we have many glaciers, hence the name “Iceland”. The largest glacier in Europe is Vatnajokull Glacier that spreads out to South and Southeast Iceland covering about 8% of Iceland’s landmass. A few decades ago, glacier lagoons started forming at the foot of the glaciers. The most famous ones are Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Breiðárlón Glacier lagoon. Fjallsárlón is a relatively young lagoon, it started forming after 1950 and has been growing ever since. The formation of Fjallsarlon presented local friends with an opportunity to start a tour operator company in this marvelous spot of nature. At Fjallsárlón ice lagoon you will find our GLACIER BOAT TOUR COMPANY. We have been operating zodiac boat tours since 2013. In the beginning we only had a trailer that we were operating tours from with no real facilities in place.

With time our reputation spread, and our glacier boat tour got increasingly popular with locals and tourists visiting Iceland, so our little glacier boat tour company grew. We take great pride in safeguarding the fragile ecosystem around the lagoon. Any developments made are according to strict environmental standards to ensure minimal impact on the nature.

Fjallsarlon boat tour icebergs Iceland norbphoto

ICEBERG BOAT TOUR – Fjallsarlon

On our GUIDED ZODIAC BOAT TOUR we sail with you to the glacier’s edge, exploring icebergs, nature and wildlife along the way. You can even taste the ancient ice that floats peacefully in the lagoon whilst enjoying captivating views of icebergs of different size and color and glaciers on this adventure.

How many Glacier Boat Tour Company are in Iceland?

There are three glacier boat companies in the southeast Iceland that offer tours on two glacier lagoons, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon. In fact there are only three glacier boat companies in all of Iceland. Our glacier boat tour company is the only one offering zodiac tours on Fjallsárlón. At Jökulsárlón lagoon there are two companies that offer zodiac and amphibian boat tours (see photo).

Viewing glaciers by boat is a totally different experience than seeing them from land. The glacier takes on a completely different form when you are up close and see them reach deep into the lagoon. At Fjallsarlon, getting close to the glacier wall by boat gives you a very different viewpoint as well as allowing you to explore a large area of the lagoon in a relatively short time.

Jokulsarlon boat tour - brian-ward
Ice cave blue ice Fjallsarlon

BLUE ICE CAVE TOUR

Our glacier company has been offering boat tours since 2013 and had never offered hiking or ice cave tours on the glacier itself until now. Last winter 2023- 2024 this changed, and our company started offering blue ice cave tours, which have been extremely well received (GOOGLE review link). We aim for personal small tour experiences away from the crowds so people have really been appreciating our approach. We explore the natural blue ice caves, venturing inside the glacier. These caves are only accessible in winter, as they fill with water during the summer.

GLACIER HIKE – FJALLSJOKULL GLACIER

This summer we have added yet another tour to our activity tour family, The Ultimate Glacier Adventure. It is a combo tour so that you will have all activities starting from our basecamp. We felt that there was a demand for stress-free, well-organized tours in the area. The tour is a combination tour, an iceberg boat tour on Fjallsarlon, transport by jeep to and from the glacier for a small group glacier hiking tour on Fjallsjokull Glacier. No other tour operator offers the same combination so we are confident that this tour will be popular with travelers looking for tours away from mass tourism. Sure, you can do so-called combo tours with other tour operators where you check in and do glacier hiking in one place then have drive to the next spot for another check in for a boat tour. Often one or the other tour can get delayed leaving people stressed about reaching the next check-in time for the second tour, needing to reschedule, or even missing a tour altogether.

Fjallsarlon Glacier Hike

Our company is now, more than ever, dedicated to glacier exploration, offering views from above the glacier on hikes, from the water on our boats, and from within the ice caves inside Vatnajokull Glacier. Check out our tour selection below!

OUR TOURS

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5-6 hours

29.900 ISK

May - Nov

Your multi adventure starts with a calm boat ride on Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon. Following the boat ride, you’ll land at the foot of Fjallsjokull glacier, a place we have secluded access to. After the glacier hike, you will walk to a jeep for a fun 15-20 min. return drive.

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75-90 min

10.100 ISK

Apr - Nov

Sail with us in a Zodiac boat, amongst floating icebergs on the majestic Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This adventure tour will allow you to connect with the Icelandic nature in a way you have never experienced before. Come, have fun and cruise with us!

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Overnight

155.000 ISK

May - Oct

Immerse yourself in the spectacular Icelandic wilderness and spend a memorable night on the lagoon. The magnificent view over the glacier lagoon towards Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe is sure to impress even the most experienced traveler!

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75-90 min

101.000 ISK

Apr - Nov

On this private tour you can decide along with your captain how your cruise evolves. Cruise among icebergs and sail beside the glacier wall in your own style! This tour is popular with couples, friends & families who want to share an adventure in a private and personal way.

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2 hours

255.000 ISK

Apr - Oct

Cruise to a secret island located close to the edge of the glacier in the lagoon. Set foot on land that only few have entered! Sip champagne and take in the magnificent view towards Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Create memories that will last a lifetime.

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3,5-4,5 hours

24.500 ISK

Nov – Mar

Explore the Icelandic wilderness on our way to a blue ice cave located in Breidarmerkurjokull glacier outlet.
Ice caves are a natural wonder that every adventurer should behold.

BLUE ICE GLACIER HIKE

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3-4 hours

21.900 ISK

Encounter the extraordinary by joining our exclusive glacier hike! This trip is tailored for those who seek adventure, are physically fit, and have a deep desire to explore the untouched, rugged attraction of Fjallsjökull glacier.

Fjallsarlon Iceberg Boat Tour Iceland

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