Glacier Walk and Kayaking

Glacier Walk and Kayaking
Make memories to last a lifetime on the glacier hiking section of your tour.
You will be up close and personal with the ice on this tour.
You'll be kitted out in all the right equipment for kayaking.
An aerial shot over the lagoon.
Your guide will showcase points of interest throughout this tour.
Are you ready for the adventure of lifetime?

Cut time and expense on your holiday to Iceland by combining a kayaking tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon with an added glacier walk, one of the most thrilling activities available in Iceland. By booking both tours together you get the full glacier experience and save money.

Your first activity is the glacier lagoon kayaking tour. You will meet your guide at a Base Camp, next to the Sólheimajökull parking lot. The lagoon is only a short walk from the Base Camp, once there you will receive your kayaking equipment and get a tutorial from your professional guide on how to sail your stable Sit-On-Top kayak. 

Once ready, you will start your hour-long tour around the lagoon, paddle around the dynamic and always changing icebergs, and admire the glacier tongue from a viewpoint inaccessible to the sightseers on foot. Thankfully, kayaks are among the most peaceful vessels, allowing you to maintain a sense of serenity throughout your hour on the water. 

After you finish your kayaking tour you go back to the base camp where you have a half-hour lunch break before you begin the next activity. Now, you go up on the glacier tongue where your guide will lead you through the otherworldly glacier landscape of stark contrasts - blue and white ice mixed with the dark volcanic ash from past eruptions. 

You will explore some of the many crevasses and ice sculptures of the glacier and learn about the geology and the history of the area. This is definitely one place that you won’t want to forget your camera. 

Both tours are suitable for all skill levels and are led by professional and certified glacier guides. You will receive all the necessary safety equipment - a dry suit for your kayaking tour and crampons, ice axe and a harness for your glacier walk. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Sep.
  • Duration: 5,5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Kayaking, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Sólheimajökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30.

The parking area in front of Sólheimajökull glacier

Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure.

  • Certified glacier and kayak guides

  • Kayak and paddle

  • Dry suit

  • Glacier gear

  • All technical and safety equipment

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Lunch (you cannot buy food by the glacier so please bring lunch with you, as it is a long day)

  • Warm clothing

  • Hiking boots (can be rented)

  • Extra pair of socks

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

  • Waterproof case for your phone or camera if you intend to bring it with you on the tour

Loading best prices
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees