Ice Hover on Glacier Lagoon


Hovercraft Sightseeing Tour

On this tour, we will explore one of the most visited attractions in the area, but with a much cooler way.

The newest activity in the area is the super exciting Hovercraft tours on the beautiful Glacier Lagoon – Jökulsárlón. Enjoy the smooth, safe sailing with an experienced and professional local pilot. Nowhere else in Iceland is this experience available!

The Hovercraft tour is easy, from the meeting point it takes 15 minutes to drive where the Hovercraft tour starts. The hovercraft ride takes about 45-60 minutes but the whole tour takes about 1,5-2 hours. The tour is operated by Icehover and the meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel.

We start the Hovercraft tour 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 sail along the glacier away from all crowds, on a river that comes from under the glacier. On the way, we 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 we see the magically panoramic 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 blocks of icebergs. The ride is smooth and it is comfortable inside the closed headed house of the hovercraft.

After the hovercraft ride, we return back to the jeep and head back to Hali.

What to bring

  • -Warm clothing
  • -Waterproof and warm coat.
  • -Warm socks
  • -Boots
  • -Hat and gloves
  • -Camera

What's Included

  • -4WD ride from Hali to hovercraft
  • -Free parking at Hali for your car
  • -Life jackets to use in the hovercraft
  • -Fully guided tour
  • -Headsets to use onboard the hovercraft

Good to have in mind

Our guests participate at their own risk and we recommend that they have their own travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

We recommend that our customers stay somewhere close to Hali the night before the tour, driving in Iceland in winter can take much longer time than planned.

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