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Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon

Kayak between the Icebergs of the Glacier Lagoon

This incredible tour will take you kayaking on a glacier lagoon, nestled beneath the ever-evolving Sólheimajökull Glacier.

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Nestled beneath the ever-evolving Sólheimajökull Glacier, you will be able to glide across the icy waters, weave in and out of the icebergs and enjoy stunning views of the majestic glacier outlet. It is a serene and profoundly beautiful place, which will give you a new perspective on the magical scenery that surrounds Iceland’s icy natural wonders. The tour itself takes place in small groups and is considered to be easy, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the beauty of Icelandic nature in all of its regal glory.

  • Availability

    Jun. - Sept.

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    12

  • Departs from

    Solheimajokull parking area

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    12.900 ISK

Tour highlights
Solheimajokull Glacier
South Iceland
Glacier Lagoon Kayaking
Amazing Views of the Glacier
Kayak with Floating Icebergs
Suitable for Beginners
Included
Kayak and paddle
Drysuit
All technical equipment needed for the kayaking
Expert Guide

The tour begins when we gather together in the Sólheimajökull parking lot to meet your guide for the day and make the short walk to the lagoon. Once we arrive you will immediately be struck by the peacefulness of the place and the towering majesty of the glacier itself. Our friendly guide will then gear you up with all the kayaking equipment that you need, including a drysuit, along with a quick safety briefing and exposition on the best paddling techniques. We will then cast off and embark on our kayaking adventure.

The lagoon is a truly remarkable place, with smaller icebergs breaking away from the main body of the glacier and floating across the clear glacial waters. We will meander our way between these glistening hunks of ice, offering spectacular views of the towering Sólheimajökull Glacier, whose reflection dances off the ancient glacial meltwater. It is an awe-inspiring sight that it is virtually impossible not to be moved by. We strongly recommend that you bring your camera because the chance to immortalize this vast body of ice should not be missed.

This tour is suitable for everyone because the lagoon’s waters are calm and the majority of the people who go on it are first-timers. The tour is conducted by a professional guide, who will ensure that you are safe and make the absolute most of your time on the lagoon. The beauty of the area, the stunning surroundings and the fun of the kayaking itself make for a truly memorable experience that everyone is bound to enjoy.

Please note

Meeting point: Solheimajokull parking lot, located by Solheimajokull Glacier. Take road #221 from road #1, turn left if you are traveling from the West (e.g. Reykjavik) and turn right if you are traveling from the East (e.g. Vík). See the map with directions below.

What to bring: Warm clothing (e.g. thermal underwear/long johns), Extra pair of socks

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

What should I wear on the kayaking tours in Iceland?

We recommend that participants wear warm outdoor clothing, for example, a fleece or wool sweater and pants. You should also bring a change of clothing and swimwear.

How experienced do you have to be to do the kayaking tours?

No prior kayaking experience is required for the tours as our professional guides will teach the technique on location.

How fit do you have to be to do the kayaking tours?

Our kayaking tours are all listed at a level easy or moderate so most people should be able to do the tour. Just keep in mind that the activity is an outdoor nature activity so some physical strength is needed.

Is there a guide with you on all of the Arctic Adventures kayaking tours?

All our kayaking tours are operated by experienced and certified professional 4 star BCU sea kayak guides.

What kind of kayaks do you use for the tours?

We use top of the line plastic sea kayaks.

Are the kayaks stable? Can they tip over?

Our kayaks are very stable and easy to use.

Yes, they can tip over, although they are very stable and it happens rarely. If they tip over the guide has the necessary equipment and ability to quickly tip them over again.

If the kayaks tip over participants don’t have to worry too much, all participants get life jackets and neoprene suits so they will stay warm even if they fall in.

Are cameras and personal belongings permitted on the kayak?

Taking a waterproof camera is a great idea when going on a kayak tour. However, it is not recommended to take too much on this day tour as there is really no need for it.

 

 

 

I can’t swim, is that a problem when doing the kayaking tours?

Although you don’t need to “swim” while sea kayaking, we recommend that you can. People that can’t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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