Kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Secure your spot in advance, and see the Sólheimajökull Glacier from a different perspective on this guided kayak tour. After dressing in the included dry suit, learn the basics of kayaking before paddling out behind your guide into the lagoon. Observe the glacier landscape as you glide around the icebergs anchored in the lagoon.
  • Guided kayaking tour near Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Includes use of dry suit and kayak
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors
  • No prior kayaking experience is necessary

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Technical equipment
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Dry suit
  • Food and drinks
  • Warm clothing

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot
    Sólheimajökulsvegur, 871, Iceland

    Please be at location 30 minutes before departure. Meet us at our base at Sólheimajökull Parking Lot. Driving time from Reykjavík is 2.5 hours. Drive along Road 1 on the South Coast, then take a left turn on Road 221. After ca. 5 minute drive, you will reach the starting point.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be at location 30 minutes before departure
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring warm clothing and extra pair of socks
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that only one child can be booked per one adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Fun, exciting, peaceful, and humbling all at the same time!
Joyce_T, Aug 2022
Kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon was a fabulous experience! It was so quiet and peaceful, not to mention humbling, as we paddled by massive icebergs in the lagoon and the even more massive Solheimsjokull glacier. This is the only company that offers kayaking on this glacier lagoon, so we were the only five kayaks on the whole lake (4 two-person kayaks plus our guide, who was in a single-person kayak), and there are no motorized boats at all. In addition to paddling around the icebergs and along the “front” of the glacier, we got to paddle to the far side of the glacier where no one is allowed to go on foot. Our guide, José Andrés, was terrific! He explained all the safety protocols clearly, demonstrated how to put on and use the waterproof gear, and provided lots of interesting information about the glacier and the lagoon as we paddled around—all with a great sense of humor. He made an already memorable activity an absolute pleasure from start to finish! My 23-year-old daughter and I absolutely recommend this unique activity to make your visit to South Iceland a more fun and memorable experience!
We had an amazing time on...
Vicki_A, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time on the kayaking adventure. The guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. One of our favorite adventures ever
Our tour guide, Jose...
kjerwill, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, Jose Andreas, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable. The tour was relaxed and refreshing.
Glacier Fun
simon_m, Aug 2022
Great experience - guides were amazing and very knowledgeable. Something our family will remember for some time.
Wonderful excursion on the lagoon
Cindy_M, Aug 2020
This was a very interesting trip. We were provided with appropriate clothing and life-jackets and were shown how to put them on. They guide was very friendly and well-informed about the historyabd geology of the area and in particular of the lagoon. She was very attentive to our safety all while giving us opportunities to get as close as safely possible to the ice bergs. She also waited for us to take photos. It was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend.
Kayak in glacier meltwater
MARK_M, Jul 2020
Amazing once in a lifetime experience. The guide was great and it was great to have an opportunity to kayak through icebergs!