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Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier Walk and Kayak Combo

Experience Sólheimajökull glacier from land and its iceberg filled lagoon. This excellent combo gives you the full glacier experience.

Difficulty:

EASY

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Adult: 20900

What's included: Glacier gear, kayak and paddle, dry suit and all technical equipment

Departures: Daily at 9:30 and 12:30 between June 1st and September 30th

Duration: 5,5 hrs

Meeting point: Icelandic Mountain Guides Base Camp at Sólheimajökull Parking Lot

Minimum Age: 16 years

Group size: Min: 2, max: 8

You bring: Lunch, warm clothing, hiking boots (for rent on location for ISK 1000), a waterproof case for your phone or camera, if you intend to take it on the kayak tour, and an extra pair of socks

Note: It is not possible to buy lunch at the meeting point so please bring it with you. The nearest towns are Hvolsvöllur from the West, and Vík from the East.

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  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Kayak between icebergs
    • Panoramic glacier views
    • Safe and fun glacier walk

    Get the best bang for your buck by combining a kayaking tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon with a Glacier Walk. After meeting your expert guide at the Icelandic Mountain Guides basecamp next to the Sólheimajökull parking lot, you will get geared up with a drysuit and paddle for your kayaking adventure. Following a short tutorial, you will set off on your sit-on-top kayak and paddle on the calm, iceberg filled lagoon.  During the hour-long tour, you will witness stunning icebergs and a view of the glacier that is inaccessible to people on land. Right after kayaking, you will return to our basecamp for a half-hour lunch break before you begin the next activity. 

    To prepare for your Glacier Walk, you will get an ice axe, crampons, harness and short safety briefing from your guide. On the glacier, you will be led through an otherworldly icy landscape of stark contrasts. The blue and white ice mixed with the dark volcanic ash from past eruptions is stunning. 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.

    Both tours are suitable for all skill levels and are led by professional glacier and kayaking guides. You will receive all the necessary safety equipment for each activity.

    Directions to Sólheimajökull Glacier:

    Driving time: From Reykjavík: 2h 30min. From Vík: 45 min.

    From the West (Reykjavík): 6 km after Skógar, you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min. for this part).

    From the East (Vík): 3 km after you pass road 222, you turn right (just before the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min. for this part).