Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - near Hofn, Iceland

Rating: Four Stars - What an out-of-this-world experience kayaking with the icebergs. In the summer, big chunks of ice break off from the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull and fall into this lagoon. Jokulsarlon is one of Iceland's natural crown jewels.

  Put in at Road 1 (Ring Road)
  bridge near Hofn.
Paddle around Jokulsarlon
  Glacial Lagoon and return.
Estimated distance
  = 4+ miles
Kayak outfitters
  and boat tours
  Nat'l Park
Caution. Icebergs
  can flip!

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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At Jokulsarlon in Hofn, Iceland. Trip date is June 2018.
After putting on our dry-suits, we are now walking from the outfitter's trailer to the lagoon banks.

Our outfitter is Ice Guide.

Our guide Reyner imparting some advice and an offer of a free beer for anyone who can overturn a kayak!

The Boston Kayaker just launched onto Jokulsarlon.

Our guide Reyner is the last to launch.

The Boston Kayaker on Jokulsarlon.

The local resident seal swimming with us in center of picture.

Looking northwards, the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull source of the icebergs.

A tour boat coming out behind the iceberg.

My titanic kayak about to hit a small iceberg!

All good things must come to an end.