After our honeymoon, we could NOT stop talking about Iceland. Looking back at pictures, talking about that delicious reindeer dish we had in Egilsstaðir, and talking about the highlights of the trip. Other than seeing the Northern Lights (obviouslyyy, #1 lifetime bucket list item!) the one place we both decided as our favorite was Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
A lot of people overlook this attraction in exchange for other popular sights in Iceland such as the Golden Circle and all of the amazing waterfalls. Don’t get me wrong, those places are so amazing and definitely worth every moment! But do yourself a favor and don’t stop your journey in Vik. Keep driving that vehicle Eastward! (Actually what you should probably do is just take your whole year’s worth of vacation time, and then ask your boss for an advance on your vacation time for next year and just spent as much time in Iceland as you can. Too dramatic? You won’t regret it!)
After spending plenty of time on the beach and hundreds of photos later, we headed back towards the lagoon for our scheduled tour.
Ice Lagoon offers two options for tours – Amphibian Tour and Zodiac Tour. The Amphibian boat fits more people and is slightly less expensive. The Zodiac tour is with a smaller boat that is able to get closer to the icebergs and even goes right up to the glacier – definitely worth the upgrade! The tour was very informative, and I would recommend it if you’ve never taken a guided tour about glaciers.Tours operate from April-October and depart at scheduled times throughout the day.
It’s especially important to book a tour in advance if you are traveling in peak tourist season between June-September. You can reserve a spot and purchase tickets online at icelagoon.is
Question: Do you have a hard time picking a favorite when you travel somewhere? Would you ever jump into freezing cold glacier water?!
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