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Snowmobile & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo

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Infuse your South Coast journey with adrenaline and awe on our dual adventure - blaze across the Mýrdalsjökull glacier on a snowmobile before plunging into a serene kayak tour on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon.

Book with a 15% discount until the end of June!

Tour code: AG303

Snowmobile & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo
Price from: 39.949  ISK

Snowmobile and Glacier Kayaking South Coast Combo

On this tour, you start with a snowmobile ride on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and then explore the icebergs of Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon on a kayak. Your day begins at our Mýrdalsjökull Base, where you meet your snowmobile guide and dress up before heading up to the ice cap in a real glacier truck (30 min each way). You will board the snowmobile and head to the top of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier there. You will get plenty of opportunities to photograph the scenery and enjoy the fantastic South Coast views.

After the snowmobile tour, you must travel on your own to our base at Sólheimajökull. You will get detailed driving instructions on your voucher if you book the tour. There, you meet up with your expert guide and get geared up for the kayaking part.

The kayaks are stable sit-on-top kayaks, and no prior experience is needed, but your guide will give you a thorough tutorial before you head out to the lagoon. There, you will paddle between majestic icebergs that have broken off the outlet glacier and enjoy panoramic views of the glacier and the mountains surrounding it.

Please note: All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver's license. According to Icelandic law, a learner´s permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient. Single riders and groups with odd numbers must book a single-ride snowmobile. This tour is "meet on location" only.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp

    Meeting point

    The tour starts at Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp, and the second activity will take place on Sólheimajökull. You must travel between the base camps by yourself.

  • Group size

    8 per guide on the kayak tour, 16 per guide on the snowmobile tour

  • Activity duriations

    3 & 2.5 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Note

    Drivers must be over 17 years of age and have a valid driver's license

    Note

    All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver's license. A learner´s permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient according to Icelandic law.

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability

    May - Sep

  • Duration

    7.5 hours

  • 14

    Minimum age:

    14 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guides
  • Snowmobile per two persons
  • Insulated overall, helment and balaclava for the snowmobile ride
  • Kayak, paddle and dry-suit for the kayaking tour
  • 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)

Optional Extras

  • Solo ride on Snowmobile

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Snowmobile & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo

MAP & ITINERARY

First tour: Glacier Lagoon Kayak

Easy Kayaking Tour On The Calm Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon

Your first tour departs from our Base at Sólheimajökull. You must get there on your own. The distance from Reykjavík is 160 km, and the driving time is about 2,5 hrs. Please find the location on Google Maps.

Please be ready 30 minutes before departure time.

At the Sólheimajökull base, you will get suited up and meet your expert kayaking guide. Your kayaking tour takes 2.5 - 1.5 hours active - enough time to circle the lagoon.

At the end of the tour, you head back to shore and walk together to our base, where you can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee.

From here, you must travel to the location of your next tour by yourself. It takes approx—10 minutes to drive the whole way. Please be ready for your second tour at least 20 minutes before departure; you have one hour to spare between tours.

Second tour: Snowmobile ride

Scenic and fun Snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier

After the kayak tour, you must travel to the location of your next tour by yourself. It takes approx—10 minutes to drive the whole way. Please be ready for your second tour at least 20 minutes before departure; you have one hour to spare between tours.

The meeting point for your Snowmobile tour is Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp by Icelandic Mountain Guides. Find the location on Google Maps.

There you will get a short briefing about the tour and be fitted with all the equipment needed for the tour (warm overall, balaclava face mask, helmet). Next, you will board the glacier truck that will take you up the mountain (about 30 min) to the ice field, where we find the snowmobiles.

There your guide will explain to you how the snowmobile works and how to ride it in a safe and fun way. After about 1,5 hours of snowmobiling, we go back down in the glacier truck (about 30 min) to the Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp.

  • First tour: Glacier Lagoon Kayak
  • Second tour: Snowmobile ride
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Practical Information

Study this FAQ in details before contacting us with your questions.

Icelandic Mountain Guides have taken out extra fee for single use of kayak. There is a maximum to how many kayaks can be on each tour per guide. The guide will for each tour find out the best solution according to the ability and interest of the group.

We recommend a long sleeve clothing in order to separate your skin from the dry suit. Avoid bulky clothing they might restrain your ability to put on the dry suit. Usually worrying about temperature is unnecessary since this is a summer tour and also guests need to walk to the lagoon and paddle during the tour. Extra socks might come in handy if your feet get wet. Also for more information you can have a look at our equipment list.

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.

  • 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.