Jökulsárlón Lagoon also called Glacier’s-River-Lagoon is located in the southeast of Iceland. This glacier lagoon is filled with icebergs and is one of the most unique and wonderful natural attraction in Iceland and even in the world. Due to its spectacular beauty, a lot of people visit there each year.

The shining and sparkling white and blue icebergs on the black diamond beach are amazing. The Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon is the best place to see in Iceland along with many other places to visit in Iceland and things to do in Iceland. You can even taste the ice. Get your Iceland glacier tour now and visit beautiful Jökulsárlón Lagoon.

Best time to Visit Jökulsárlón Lagoon

The boat tour to Jökulsárlón Lagoon opens only from May to October. It is because in other months the weather of Iceland gets aggressive and severe. But you also need to know that the weather of Iceland is unexpected as it can get bad at any time, therefore it is good to be prepared for every condition.

The favorite months for suitable weather at Jökulsárlón Lagoon are July and August. In addition, September and October can be considered better to visit the Lagoon as it is the end of tourist season and prices goes down with few people visiting Iceland these days. While planning for Iceland glacier tour, add Jökulsárlón Lagoon in your list.

How to get to Jökulsárlón Lagoon?

No doubt, Jökulsárlón Lagoon is the famous attraction along Iceland’s ring road yet it requires some prior planning to go there. You can get there by booking the Iceland glacier tour. We recommend making a plan for two days instead of stuffing it to only one day. On your tour to Glacier hiking Iceland must see Jökulsárlón Lagoon to witness another wonderful place in the world.

Rental Car

A rental car is a good option to visit Jökulsárlón Lagoon because of convenience and ease. There is another option of renting a campervan, which will allow you to sleep in it on the way to Lagoon as it is pretty far away. It would be affordable too as you can save money on accommodation.

It will require four hours to drive from Reykjavík if you don’t stop anywhere along your way. I think it is nearly impossible in Iceland that you don’t stop anywhere, there are countless wonders to see.

By Bus

You can also take the bus tour to Jökulsárlón Lagoon. It usually required 6 hours to reach there from Reykjavík. Keep in mind that the bus tour will not return on the same day, it may require two days. As you know there is no accommodation at Jökulsárlón Lagoon, you need to have an adventurous nature if going to choose bus tour.


It is another exciting way to explore and reach Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Fortunately hitchhiking is much common and safe in Iceland. The time requires to reach the destination will depend on luck, a number of stops and off course hitchhiking skills.

Where to stay around Jökulsárlón?

Like so many things to do in Iceland and lot of places to visit in Iceland Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon also a must see the wonder in Iceland. To explore the Lagoon, it is good to stay over there. Majority of people visiting Iceland usually stay in Höfn, Skaftafell or Kirkjubæjarklaustur areas for few nights. All types of accommodation facilities are present like hotels, farmhouses, guesthouses, hostels, and camping facilities.

Color of icebergs

Icebergs can appear in two colors blue and white. The color of icebergs greatly depends on the number of air bubbles trapped while compression. Ice will appear blue in color when there are no air bubbles in ice, interfering with the reflection of light.

The glacial ice requires hundreds and thousands of years to make under enormous weight. This high pressure removes air out of the ice. It appears white there are some air bubbles in the ice structure while the formation of icebergs.