Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon

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Sólheimajökull
Duration
2,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Jun. - Sep.
Minimum age:
16 years old

Get away from the crowd and paddle your way between the ever-changing icebergs at the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon. Enjoy panoramic views of the glacier valley and admire the spellbinding glacier landscape from up close on this small-group kayaking tour, suited for all those who wish to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature.

Your tour begins at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. From there, you will head over to the lagoon which is only a short walk away from the meeting point. There, you receive your kayaking equipment and drysuit and your professional guide will proceed to give a safety briefing and a rundown on paddling techniques. Then, there is nothing left, but to board the stable Sit-On-Top kayaks and begin your adventure.

The features of the lagoon are always changing as icebergs break off of the glacier snout, and it is your guide’s task to navigate your group safely and expertly through the calm lagoon. You will view the glacier from a unique perspective, not visible to travellers on foot, and you'll go up-close to the impressive terminal face of Sólheimajökull glacier. Don’t forget your camera and a waterproof case because this tour offers great photographic opportunities.

You don’t need experience for this tour; it is suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Most people who join the tours are first-time paddlers, but the professional guides provide thorough instruction on all trips, paying special attention to safety. Their vast knowledge of the area and glaciers, in general, ensures a fun and safe experience for first timers and trained paddlers alike.

Book now and join this unique kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon! Check availability now by choosing a date.

Included

Kayak and paddle
Drysuit
All technical equipment
Guided tour

Activities

Kayaking
Sightseeing

Attractions

Sólheimajökull
Mýrdalsjökull
South Coast

What to bring

Waterproof case for camera/phone
Extra pair of socks
Warm clothes

Good to know

This tour is operated with sit-on-top kayaks. Guide ratio is 8:1.

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