Know Before You Go
Jökulsárlón is located between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn, in southern Iceland and is only accessible by car or bus. Travelers can rent a car from Keflavik Airport, outside Reykjavík, or may book one of the many available tours to in Reykjavík to Jökulsárlón and other Golden Circle highlights.
Upon arrival at Jökulsárlón, travelers will find available zodiac boat tours that take people on a tour of the glacial lagoon and up close to the Vatnajökull iceberg. If hungry, you'll also find a small cafe at Jökulsárlón with available snacks. For a more robust meal—and perhaps one of the only food options in the immediate area—drive 15 minutes east to Hotel Hali, which serves up Icelandic comfort food.
Pro tip: For a stellar view nearby, leave the main parking lot, cross the bridge and park in one of the rocky pull-offs. Hike up and over the hills to get down to a private rocky beach that offers a fantastic vantage point for the Northern Lights.