The perfect combo for the family!
This is the perfect combo for the family. It allows you to sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the historical nature reserve, Ingólfshöfði, that is home of thousands of nesting seabirds, like puffins and great skuas. You have a 99% change of seeing puffins!
You can choose if you like to start with the Amphibian boat tour in the morning and then embark on a Puffin tour in the afternoon or vice versa. The tours are led by two local and professional companies to give you a safe and unforgettable experience. The tours start in two separate locations and you will need to drive between locations.
- Season: May - August
- Difficulty: Easy
- Duration: Amphibian Boat 30-40 minutes
- Duration: Puffin & Birdwatching 2,5 hours
- Area: Vatnajökull National Park
- Type: Amphibian Boat and Puffin Tour
- Meeting point: Jökulsárlón Café
- Meeting point: Ingólfshöfði
- Age limit: 6 year old
- Group size: 30
- Tags: Glacier, Family friendly, Boat tour, Puffin Tour
This glacier tour is provided by two locally owned companies. The Amphibian boat tour starts at Jökulsárlón café. The Puffin tour starts at Ingólfshöfði.
If you book the 10:00 AM Combo Tour you will be booked at 10:00 AM on the Amphibian Boat Tour with Jökulsárlón and 13:30 PM Puffin Tour with From Coast To Mountain.
If you book the 10:15 AM Combo Tour, you will be booked on the 10:15 AM Puffin Tour with From Coast To Mountain and 16:00 PM on the Vatnajökull Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure.
Amphibian Boat Tour
The tour departs from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Departure times are between 09:30 and 18:30. The total duration is 30-40 minutes. There is no age limit.
Other languages may be offered upon request.
Ingólfshöfði Puffin Tour
To get to Ingólfshöfði we cross 7 km of waters, marshes, and sands in a tractor-drawn hay cart. The drive takes about 30 minutes each way, and then we spend about 1 1/2 hour hiking around the cape. The tractor driver from the nearby farm becomes the tour guide, tells stories and explains the birdlife, and leads the guests safely through the nesting grounds on the cape.
The circle we hike around the nature reserve is 2-3 km long. In the beginning we need to walk up a steep sand slope, and then through rocky terrain, but then it gets easier, mostly hiking on flat grassland and we make many stops along the way.
We don’t recommend that people participate in this trip unless they can do this hike. When booking the tour with young children we recommend bringing a Baby Carrier.
Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. Duration is 2,5 hours ( 2-3 km hike). No tours on Sundays. The age limit is 6 years old.
All tours are taken at the responsibility of participants. Glacier Adventure does not take responsibility for accidents which are caused by their customers or can be traced to their own actions.
The tours are led by local and professional guides to give you a safe and unforgettable experience in the breathtaking Vatnajökull region. The tours start in two separate locations, there is around 40 min drive between the two meeting point (36 km) so make sure to take that into consideration when planning your trip. Please be at the meeting points 20 minutes before departure time.
THE JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON is located at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon main parking lot, at the Glacier Lagoon Café. We recommend being there at least 20 minutes before departure time. You will find the meeting point on Google Maps here
The Amphibian Boat Tour on Jökulsárlón is operated by our local friends at Glacier Lagoon. If you need to contact them:
Tel: +354 478-2222 – www.icelagoon.is – [email protected]
INGÓLFSHÖFÐI PUFFIN TOUR is located 2 km south of main road, 30 minute drive east of Skaftafell and 30 minute drive west of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The road is between farms Hofsnes and Fagurhólsmýri and is marked “Ingólfshöfði 2 km”. You will find the meeting point on Google Maps here
The Puffin tour is operated by our local friends at From Coast to Mountains. If you need to contact them
Tel: +354 8940894 – www.fromcoasttomountains.com – [email protected]
Included in the Amphibian Boat Tour:
- Boat Trip with English speaking Guide
- Floatation Vest
Included in the Puffin tour:
- Tractor-drawn hay cart ride
- Guided walk
- Bird watching
No matter where you’re going in Iceland, it’s important to choose the right clothing and dress according to weather. We strongly recommend dressing in layers so it is easy to take off or put on layers depending on weather.
What to bring!
Be careful to bring good outdoor clothing for this trip, the area is exposed to winds and rain, and sometimes sand storms. Perfect trip to try out your gore-tex outfit and gloves and hats, but on the other hand, sometimes it is possible to wear shorts and t-shirts on the trip. The Icelandic weather is included in the Ingólfshöfði Puffin Tour 🙂
- Glacier Adventure reserves the right to always keep a 5% payment fee to cover costs for the booking & rescheduling.
- If you must reschedule or cancel the booking, please provide us with 24-hour notice. This way we might be able to resell the seats.
- Cancellations received less than 24 hours before tour departure, will not be refunded. This includes bookings made within 24 hours before departure.
- If clients cancel their tour more than 24 hours before departure, a 95% refund will be given.
- “No Shows” will not be refunded if the client is not on time before the tour departure.
- Glacier Adventure reserves the right to cancel your trip with your safety in mind.
- With short notice, the tours can be canceled due to safety reasons or other natural conditions. In such cases, a 100% refund is provided.
Note: We don’t refund if the client is late or doesn’t show up, or if the weather is not good and the tour is still on schedule. We recommend that participants stay in a hotel or guesthouse close to Hali the night before the tour.