Water activity

Sólheimajökull: Kayaking by the Glacier

4.4 / 5

5 reviews

Sólheimajökull: Kayaking by the Glacier

From US$ 140 per person

Experience the beauty of Sólheimajökull by kayak. You can take a closer look at the icebergs and surrounding landscape as you paddle on a glacier lagoon on Iceland’s south coast.

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Duration 1 hour
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take in the breaktaking views of Sólheimajökull
  • Paddle around icebergs at the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon
  • Enjoy a relaxing kayaking tour at one of Iceland’s beautiful outlet glaciers
Full description
Your tour will begin as you meet your expert kayaking guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot. From here, you will be equipped with a dry suit before being shown the basic techniques to manoeuvre in your kayak. These sit-on-top kayaks are extremely easy to steer, and no previous kayaking experience is required. Once on the kayak and you push off into the lagoon, you’ll be immediately immersed into a world of iceberg-filled calm waters, with breathtaking views of the Sólheimajökull Glacier, which is only able to be seen while on water. After a few hours of gliding along the stillness of the lagoon, you will head back to shore having collected some unforgettable memories.
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Drysuit
  • All other technical equipment
  • Warm clothing
  • Extra pairs of socks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Arrive at Sólheimajökull Base Camp, by the Sólheimajökull parking lot, 20 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

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One of my family's favorite noon-hiking activities. it was great to be able to get out among the icebergs, and bUb appreciated how much time that we had on the water itself.

August 3, 2021

We had such a wonderful time!

Our kayaking trip with Renata was phenomenal! She was friendly, informative, and helpful! Exceeded our expectations!

August 18, 2019

A very simple and fast walk

It is a very simple excursion, where you get a tour of the beginning of the glacier. The highlight is that they give you the crampons to avoid slips, which is basically all you need to be able to do it without slipping. It takes about 20 minutes to walk through an open field to the glacier, they give you a mini explanation of how to put on the crampons and start the climb, where almost half of the route you find steps worked on the ice, when you reach the top about 30 minutes later , you see a beautiful panorama, then walk for another 30 minutes and start the descent along the same path.

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May 14, 2019

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