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Sightseeing boat tours in Iceland

Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon - blue ice boat tour

There is so much to see and do in Iceland! It can be hard to pick which nature attractions to stop at or which boat tours to book with limited time travelling in the country. You could spend weeks or even months travelling and always find some new destinations to explore or tours to book. There are several sightseeing boat tours in Iceland that could change an already good holiday to an unforgettable holiday, read on for more information!

Fjalllsarlon lagoon sightseeing boat tour glacier view

The ICEBERG SIGHTSEEING TOUR at Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon allows you to experience breathtaking nature up close. The glacier, the sparkling icebergs that float around like diamonds in everchanging scenery has been described by many as the highlight of their trip in Iceland. Seeing a glacier up close from a boat is a completely different experience from standing on the beach far away. Several tourists that have visited both Greenland and Fjallsarlon say that only at Fjallsárlón lagoon do you get the same feeling as in the vicinity of the glacier wonderland. Sailing on Fjallsarlon iceberg lagoon will not cause seasickness. For more than a decade of operating boat tours, instances of seasickness on tours have been extremely rare on the lagoon. Occasionally waves are created by wind or icebergs falling from the glacier wall into the lagoon, but this nature sightseeing tour is mainly a calm cruise that suits most people.

A sightseeing tour by boat gives you a totally new perspective, while the tours are safe, they might get your adrenaline going. Breathing in the fresh air is certain to leave you feeling refreshed and content with the day’s adventure.

Whale Watching Sightseeing Tours

One of the sightseeing tours in Iceland that is offered in many parts of Iceland is whale watching. Many tour operators offer whale watching tours from the Capital Reykjavík. You also you will find whale watching tours in Akureyri city and Húsavík city often named the “whale watching capital in the north”. Whale watching boat tours are longer in duration than glacier lagoon boat tours as you need to sail out to see searching for whales and dolphins. The tours are normally around three hours in duration. If you are inclined to get seasick then perhaps you should take precautions before joining a boat tour on the open ocean. During a whale watching tour you might be lucky and spot any of the following species. Humpback whale, Killer whale, Minke whale, Blue whale, Fin whale, Pilot whale, sei whale, harbour porpoise White beaked dolphin and white sided dolphin.

Sightseeing boat tour - Whale Iceland
Puffin boat tour Iceland mark-olsen

Puffin Sightseeing Tours

Bird watching is another activity tour by boat you can join. Puffin boat tours are a popular choice with tourists and Icelanders alike. The much-loved species nests in Iceland in the spring and leave in late August. If you plan on doing a Puffin sightseeing boat tour you will find them in several locations around Iceland. In Reykjavík a short 15-minute sail takes you to areas inhabited by puffins. A famous place to visit puffins is the Vestmannaeyjar islands. You can join a guided boat tour around the islands offering sightings of puffins, along with other birdlife. To get to Vestmannaeyjar you need to either take a ferry from the mainland or book a flight to be able to visit. Few bird species stay in Iceland during winter and it´s not that they can´t fly, they just choose to stay in warmer places over wintertime.

Nature Sightseeing Tours

Other interesting ways of seeing Iceland by boat is to look at options of boat tours in the east fjords or west fjords. The nature in west and east Iceland consists of deep fjords and high grassy mountains, rich with birdlife. There you will often find yourself in more isolated and untouched areas as the travelling distances to reach these parts are long.

When driving the main ring road, you can see some of Iceland’s top attractions from the comfort of your car. We do, however, recommend taking your time stop and enjoy the waterfalls, mountains, black sands, glaciers, glacier lagoons and mountains along the way. Why not join our SIGHTSEEING BOAT TOUR and explore the raw nature firsthand.



3-4 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 super jeep for a fun 15-20 min. return drive.


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!



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!


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.


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.


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.



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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