From Sólheimajökull

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

Glacier Walk & Kayak Combo
Price from: 26.100  ISK

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.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Sólheimajökull Base

  • Group size

    2 - 8 per guide

  • Active

    2.5 - 3 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    May - Sep

  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • 12

    Minimum age:

    12 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • 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

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Dry socks after kayak tour (see equipment list for Kayaking by the Glacier)
  • Hiking boots for the glacier
  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear for the glacier walk (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Glacier Walk & Kayak Combo

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

Explore An Icy Wonderland & Iceberg Filled Lagoon

Your adventure begins with meeting your glacier and kayaking guide at our Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull glacier.

Before kayaking, you will receive a quick safety briefing, a drysuit and a paddle. After navigating around giant icebergs, your guide will lead you back to shore.

Directly after kayaking, you will prepare for your Glacier Walk adventure. Your guide will provide an ice axe, crampons and a harness. Following a safety briefing specifically for the glacier, you will head off for a fun and easy hike.

The tour finishes after you return to the parking lot meeting point.

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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Sólheimajökull is in the south and is closer to Reykjavik, Skaftafell is in the south east and much farther away. The tours we offer on both locations are very similar, only operated on different glaciers so you can choose the one that best fits your travel schedule.

  • Light hiking shoes with a rigid sole work well for short trail walking in Iceland.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day. We advise dressing in layers.

For more information regarding equipment list for kayaking tour, please read tour description for Kayaking by the Glacier.