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Southeast Iceland in April – Top Attractions & Tour

Svartifoss waterfall Skaftafell gigi

In recent years, Iceland has become a popular destination for travelers all year round. This is a big change from the time Iceland was mostly visited in July and August. The Southeast of Iceland boasts of natural attractions such as Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell National Park, Diamond beach, Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Mulagljufur canyon.

Why visit Iceland in April

In April there are many public holidays, making this spring month a great time to travel. Also, in April daylight increases rapidly, so that you have more time to explore interesting places before night falls. Although late in the Northern light season, there is still a chance of seeing the Aurora borealis dancing in the sky. You can expect all sorts of weather in April, snow, sun, rain with sometimes temperatures above or even below zero. If you are looking for warm temperatures, then Iceland may not be your first choice this time of year. The advantage of travelling to Iceland in April is that it is a relatively quiet month in tourism, considered to be off season period. So, if you want to avoid the crowds at some of Iceland’s top attractions, it is a great month to travel. Finding accommodation during high season in Southeast Iceland can also be difficult. In autumn, winter and spring you will find the prices of accommodation and flights are much cheaper than during high season. So, if you are looking for a budget friendly holiday, spring is a good time to book your getaway!

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon nicolas-jehly

Top attractions in Southeast Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur town, approximately two kilometers long and features cliffs soaring up to 100 meters high. Carved by the Fjaðrá River over millions of years, the canyon’s moss-covered cliffs create enchanting surroundings. Visitors can hike along the rim of the canyon on designated paths for stunning panoramic views.

Skaftafell National Park is famous for its diverse landscapes, including glaciers, mountains, and lush green valleys. Home to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, the park offers numerous hiking trails ranging from easy walks to challenging climbs. Most visitors explore Svartifoss waterfall, known for its basalt columns (top photo).

Múlagljúfur Canyon is close to Fjallsarlon. Carved by a river, the canyon features magnificent rock formations, lush green vegetation, and cascading waterfalls. if you like hiking, the trail up the canyon is breathtakingly beautiful. Visitors can hike along the canyon for an amazing view, including the two picturesque waterfall.

Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. The lagoon is lesser known than the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon but is equally captivating in its own way. Surrounded by rugged mountains and glaciers, Fjallsárlón offers visitors a peaceful and isolated setting away from mass tourism. You will find hiking trails in the area if you prefer exploring the area by foot.

Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is renowned for its beauty. During summer the lagoon is filled with icebergs that have broken off from the nearby Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Visitors can admire the scenery from the shore.

Diamond Beach is a stunning black sand beach. The nickname comes from glittering icebergs that wash ashore from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. The black beach is popular among photographers who want to capture the contracts from the glistening ice against the volcanic sands. Visitors can walk along the shoreline

April – Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon Boat Tours

When visiting in April you need to plan your itinerary, activities and tours well as many tour operators have limited or no tours available.

It can be disappointing when visiting a country only to find out later that some activity you planned to do is not available at that time of the year. At Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon for example they only start operating boat tours in May. This is why our glacier tour company always puts a lot of effort into trying to operate boat tours as soon as the lagoon starts to thaw. If you want to book a tour sailing on a glacier lagoon in April, you should check out our CLASSIC ICEBERG BOAT TOUR.

Fjallsarlon boat tour april

At Fjallsarlon we are open all year round, operating activity tours to fit each season. We offer iceberg boat tours in the summer season and ICE CAVE TOURS during winter season. Frost, our restaurant is open all year around offering buffet style food throughout the day, including during Easter holidays. Although tour operation can on rare occasions be challenging early in the season due to weather, we strive to provide guests with the best service we can offer.

At Fjallsárlón iceberg boat tours we offer adventure boat tours from the beginning of April every year or even in late March depending on the status of the lagoon. We operate an ice cave tour from the beginning of November until the 15th of April. If you happen to be travelling in the first two weeks of April, you have the option of doing both activity tours with our company.

Fjallsarlon boats tours april

Explore Fjallsárlón with us on a small boat!

Our company is the only company that offers boat tours this time of year as the tour operators at Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon do not offer tours in April. Fjallsárlón is only 10 minutes’ drive away from Jokulsarlon so do not despair if you had planned to go on a tour in Jokulsarlon. We encourage you to visit Jokulsarlon and take some photos and then come and sail with us at Fjallsárlón. We only sail on small zodiac boats and will happily guide you around the icebergs on Fjallsárlón lagoon.



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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