Glacier Walk and Kayak Combo Tour
Kayaking, Glacier Walk and spectacular glacier landscapes
Get the best bang for your buck by combining a kayaking tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon with a Glacier Walk. After meeting your expert guide at the Sólheimajökull Base next to the Sólheimajökull parking lot, you will get geared up with a drysuit and paddle for your kayaking adventure. Following a short tutorial, you will set off on your sit-on-top kayak and paddle on the calm, iceberg filled lagoon. During the hour-long tour, you will witness stunning icebergs and a view of the glacier that is inaccessible to people on land. Right after kayaking, you will return to our basecamp for a half-hour break before you begin the next activity.
To prepare for your Glacier Walk, you will get an ice axe, crampons, harness and short safety briefing from your guide. On the glacier, you will be led through an otherworldly icy landscape of stark contrasts. The blue and white ice mixed with the dark volcanic ash from past eruptions is stunning. You will explore some of the many crevasses and ice sculptures of the glacier and learn about the geology and the history of the area.
Both tours are suitable for all skill levels and are led by professional glacier and kayaking guides. You will receive all the necessary safety equipment for each activity.
-English speaking glacier guide
-Crampons and ice axe for the Glacier Walk
-Kayak, paddle and dry-suit for the Kayaking tour
-Tea, coffee, water at Sólheimajökull
Minimum age: 12 years
Tour Code: AG301
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.