Glacier Walk & Kayak Combo
Experience Sólheimajökull glacier from land and its iceberg filled lagoon. This excellent combo gives you the full glacier experience.
Tour code: AG301
Explore An Icy Wonderland & Iceberg Filled Lagoon
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 Sólheimajökull Base 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 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.
Accessible to all people in good health. Some tours involve walking for total of 1-4 hrs, sometimes on uneven terrain. These tours are most often with out carrying any or very little weight.
May - Sep
2 - 8 per guide
2.5 - 3 hrs
Kayaking among the Icebergs
All Equipment on Site
- Experienced and qualified guide
- Kayak and paddle
- Dry suit and all technical equipment
- Glacier gear and safety equipment
- Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots for the glacier
- Dry socks after kayak tour (see equipment list for Kayaking by the Glacier)
- Rain gear for the glacier walk (jacket or pants)
- Hiking boots