Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon

Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon
Get a unique view of Sólheimajökull glacier with a kayaking tour on the lagoon.
A kayaking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon is suited for beginners and expert paddlers alike.
Paddle on the calm water of Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon on a kayaking tour.
Those travelling the South Coast of Iceland can stop at Sólheimajökull glacier for a kayaking tour on the glacier lagoon.
Add a kayaking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon to your South Coast trip.
Add a fun-filled kayaking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon to your South Coast excursion.
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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.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Kayaking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30. 12:30, 15:30,

Sólheimajökull Parking Lot

Please note that the meeting point for the tour is at Sólheimajökull parking area, 30 min. prior to departure. The drive from Reykjavík is approximately 2.5 hours so you will need a bus transport or a rental car to get to the meeting point.

  • Kayak and paddle

  • Drysuit

  • All technical equipment

  • Guided tour

  • Transport to Sólheimajökull

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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This was a great tour and well worth the price. You get to spend a lot of time kayaking and are provided with everything you need to stay warm and dry. It was really neat getting to see the glaciers so close up and learn more about them. If you plan on taking photos bring a waterproof camera or waterproof case, it started to rain when we kayaked and I was so glad I had a waterproof case. If you have the time I would definitely recommend it!
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Six of us went on the kayaking tour with Lukas . He was a knowledgeable and likable guide. We really enjoyed the experience of getting up close to the icebergs and the glacier. The dry suits kept us warm and of course dry. The kayaks we stable and easy to paddle. A great afternoon. We felt as if we were the only people there as other walkers climbers and rights were we out of sight for much of the time.
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What a fun experience. We had already did the glacier hike and wanted to try out the kayaking too. Seeing the glaciers in the lagoon is something else and we'd say it was way worth it. You'll get outfitted with everything you need so you just need an under layer to your liking and you'll get the rest. The guide was knowledgeable and it was just an overall relaxing experience. Definitely recommend!
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