Experience an exciting hovercraft tour in the stunning surroundings of Vatnajökull National Park where we go to one of the natural wonders of Iceland, Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Enjoy the smooth, safe sailing with an experienced and professional local pilot. Nowhere else in Iceland is this experience available!
You’ll start the tour at Hali Farm, in a magical landscape where you have the edge of the glacier on one side and mountain cliffs rising from gravel ground on the other side. You can see obvious landmarks where the glacier used to be not so many years ago and how the glacier has formed this rough landscape. We’ll sail along the glacier away from all crowds, on a river that comes from under the glacier. On the way, your guide will teach you about geology, history and the everchanging glacier, how it was formed and how it continues to change every day.
When we get close to the Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, you’ll see the stunning views of the glacier edge. You get to see the lagoon from a different angle where the glacier calves into the lagoon. The lagoon is formed because of the retreating of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Huge blocks of Ice are constantly breaking off the glacier and float in the lagoon.
During the trip, we recommend that you wear warm clothing – Warm layers, a jacket, warm socks, boots, a woolly hat and gloves. A hovercraft tour is one of the best and pleasant ways to get close to the Vatnajökull glacier without having to walk on it. It’s magical to experience the winter wonderland while hovering around the huge blocks of icebergs. The ride is smooth and it is comfortable inside the closed headed house of the hovercraft.
After the hovercraft ride, we’ll return back to the jeep and head back to Hali.
The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!
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Meet on the location:
Hali Farm, 12 km east of Glacier Lagoon. Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.
Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the tour.
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.
Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.
What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.
Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.