The Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), a glacial river lagoon in Iceland, is part of one of the shortest rivers in Iceland, Jökulsá á Breidamerkursandi, which is only 1500 metres (4900 feet) long.
The Glacier lagoon in Iceland is close to highway number one, about 370 km (230 miles) east from Reykjavík and it is told to be one of the greatest wonders of nature in Iceland. This is lagoon is a recent one, the result of a warmer climate. The surface is at sea level and sea water flows into the lagoon at high tide.
Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breidamerkurjokull glacier, and large icebergs from the glacier float on the lagoon. The lagoon is more than 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland . The glacier Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier.
The company Jökulsárlón ehf offers exciting boat trips on the glacier lagoon in one of our four amphibian boats. In the tour you sail among the huge icebergs in this unique scenic environment. In the tour you get to taste the, more than 1,000 year old ice and if you are lucky you might even see some seals.