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: IMG11K

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 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.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Easy

    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • AVAILABILITY

    Jun - Sept

  • DURATION

    5.5 hrs

  • Meeting Point

    Sólheimajökull parking area

  • Group Size

    2 - 8 per guide

  • Active

    2.5 - 3 hrs

  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Language

    English

Customer Reviews

The glacier walk was incredible, the guides were friendly and very informative about the natural formations in the ice. Was one of the best things we did on our trip, absolutely would recommend!!
Pad, UK2017-11-04

Tour Highlights

Kayaking among the Icebergs

Glacier Walk

All Equipment on Site

Ice Formations

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Dry suit and all technical equipment
  • Glacier gear and safety equipment

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots for the glacier
  • Extra pair of socks

Optional Extras

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

Practical Information