From Mýrdalsjökull

Snowmobile & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo

Combine two glacier activities on the South Coast. Start with a Snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier and go kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon.

Tour code: AG303

Snowmobile & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo

Snowmobile and Glacier Kayaking South Coast Combo

On this tour, you start with a snowmobile ride tot the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and then explore the icebergs of Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon on kayak. Your day begins at Arcanum Base (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). There, you wil board the snowmobile and head to the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. You will get plenty of opportunity to photograph the scenery and take in the amazing 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 that surround it.

Please note: The Snowmobile tour is operated by our partners at Arcanum Glacier tours. 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. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride snowmobile. This tour is meet on location only.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base)

  • Group size

    8 per guide on the kayak tour

  • Snowmobile + Glacier Kayak

    1 hr + 2.5 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
  • Snowmobile per two persons
  • Insulated cover-all, 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: Snowmobile ride

Scenic and fun Snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier

Meeting point for your Snowmobile tour is Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base). Arcanum Base is located 9 km East of Skógar and 23 km West of Vík. The distance from Reykjavík is 160 km and the driving time is about 2,5 hrs. Take Road #222 and drive about 1,2 km to Arcanum Base (see road map). Please be ready 30 minutes before departure time.
There you will get a short briefing about the tour and be fitted with all the equipment needed for the tour (warm over-all, 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 hour of snowmobiling we go back down in the glacier truck (about 30 min) to the Arcanum Base where the tour ends

Second tour: Glacier Lagoon Kayak

Easy Kayaking Tour On The Calm Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon

Your second tour departs from our Base at Sólheimajökull. You must get there on your own. First, you drive back to Road #1, turn right and drive for 3 km before taking a left turn to road #221. From there, the drive to our Base Camp is 5 km. It takes approx. 10 minutes to drive the whole whay. Please be ready for your second tour at least 20 minutes before departure, you have one hour to spare between tours.

At the Sólheimajökull base, you will get suited up and meet your expert kayaking guide. Your kayaking tour takes 2.5 hours in total - 1.5 hours active - which is 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.

  • First tour: Snowmobile ride
  • Second tour: Glacier Lagoon Kayak
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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.