GLACIER LAGOON - PRIVATE TOUR

HOT SPRINGS – WATERFALLS - VOLCANIC CRATERS - 4x4 ACTION

Jökulsárlón / Glacier lagoon, is one of Iceland’s most visited places and that’s no wonder! - This PRIVATE DAY-TOUR allows you to spend a magnificent day devoted to the wonders of Iceland’s south shore. You will see some of Iceland’s most magnificent scenery on the way, including the mighty Skógarfoss with its 60m drop, black sand desert, and you have the opportunity of sailing in between icebergs - Truly a breathtaking experience.

On this tour you will see some of Iceland’s biggest glacier rivers, black sands, and ust before we reach the lagoon we will pass Iceland's second largest active volcano in the country, Öræfajökull glacier.

Jökulsárlón literally means glacier lagoon (Jökull - glacier, lón - lagoon). At the time when first settlers arrived in Iceland, the edge of Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of the great glacier Vatnajökull, is thought to have been 20km further north than it is now. The climate began to cool in about the year 1200, the cold spell reaching a peak in the period 1600-1900, which is sometimes known as the "Little Ice Age". As a result the glacier advanced until about 1890, reaching a point only about 1km from the coast at Jökulsá river. The eastern part of the glacier eroded the sediments of Breiðamerkursandur to a depth of up to 300m below sea level, the sediment being carried forward by the river Jökulsá. Without the river the glacier could not have eroded such a deep basin, because it is the river that carries the sediment to the sea.

The warm period from 1920 to 1965 caused great changes in Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. It retreated very quickly, leaving a lagoon up to 190m deep where the glacier snout had been, and several kilometers of glacial moraines were exposed on both sides of the lagoon. The lagoon grew from 8km² in 1975 to 15km² in 1998. Large blocks of ice break off the edge of the glacier, which is about 30m high, keeping the lagoon stocked with icebergs.

The lagoon, when frozen, was used in a recent James Bond film in 2002 for a BMW chase scene {Die Another Day}.


This tour can change depending on weather conditions - Be sure to bring warm clothes and your camera.

GLACIER LAGOON - PRIVATE TOUR

ABOUT US

HKS ehf. is registered and licensed, with its main base located in Reykjavik. Our staff members are experienced in all kinds of tours and situations . They know the people, the places to see, their cuisine and even the places to shop.

We are no strangers to every corner of Iceland and that is the reason Iceland Outdoor is the choice for many travelers.

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Tel. + 354 547 6666
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OUR TOURS

GOLDEN CIRCLE & GLACIER
LANDMANNALAUGAR & Mt. HEKLA
SOUTH COAST & EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL
THORSMÖRK - WOODS OF THOR
COLD VALLEY & GLACIERS

GLACIER LAGOON
SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
FIRE & ICE / 3 DAY ADVENTURE
CUSTOM MADE PRIVATE TOURS

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