We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Skaftafell National Park | Route 1, Iceland
Phone Number: 4782222
Website
Visit Jokulsarlon Lagoon like an insider
Top Rated
$184*
and up
Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 946 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 875
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
well worth the drive! no need for a bus tour!

If you are staying in Iceland for 4 or more days, I highly recommend renting a car and getting out of the city!! The real beauty of Iceland lies in the landscape and natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
lorinhesse
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

946 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If you are staying in Iceland for 4 or more days, I highly recommend renting a car and getting out of the city!! The real beauty of Iceland lies in the landscape and natural phenomenon. If you have 4 to 7 days and wish to take your time and REALLY see everything you can, then I suggest you drive the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reading reviews here, we decided to drive 4.5 hours to go there but not sure if it was worth to be honest. There are many nice places en route and we don't regret visiting there but this place is only about iceberg. It may be because I have seen icebergs in a larger scale in Finland before, but I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking landscape, impressive lagoon, where you get in touch with floating galcier chunks on a boat tour. Very friendly and supportive tour guide.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Stop in and view the beauty. If you can, try to wander along the beaches, both along the lagoon, and along the ocean. There is no real place to stay, but if you have a tent or a camper, you'll have the benefit of seeing the lagoon at dusk and dawn. We took the hour-long boat tour, which seems excessive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon..aaahh...I cannot rave about this place enough. This has to be one marvel of nature you cannot afford to miss on your trip to Iceland and is a photographer's paradise. Having said that, make sure you stay warm with the right clothes especially if you are planning to visit Iceland during winter (like me and my husband did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I found this place to be truly amazing. From the car park we walked on the footpath along the side of the lagoon. The views were stunning. We then walked along the beach to where there were melting icebergs. Some good wildlife seen too including Arctic Skuas and Icelandic Gulls

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

it is perfect with all of the icebergs and seals (if you are lucky to see the seals.) well it is perfect to me. you should go there definitely!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Acle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a beautiful and unique place this is...make sure you get time to walk around the lagoon, watch the icebergs get jammed at the lagoon mouth then see one break free to make it's way out to sea! Keep your eyes open for the seals. Also take time to walk over the road to the black beach where ice gets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I can see why this place has been used as a back drop to Bond films, it is just a magical serene place full of beauty and awe. The floating ice from the gigantic glacier behind is like nothing I've ever seen. It was also awesome to see the ice floating down to the beach, where they come to rest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This glacial lagoon is surreal. No words are worthy to describe it, and no picture can possible do it justice. We didn't take a boat ride but rather wandered around on the shore and onto one of the docks. We still spotted puffins, penguins, and even a few seals. Anyone with a semi-decent zoom lens should do just fine. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jokulsarlon Lagoon also viewed

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, South Region
 
Vatnajokull National Park, East Region
 

Been to Jokulsarlon Lagoon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jokulsarlon Lagoon and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Jokulsarlon Lagoon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?