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Kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon provided by Icelandic Mountain Guides

Kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon

Kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon
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A 2.5 hour kayak tour on the lagoon in front of Sólheimajökull Glacier. A whole new perspective on the ever changing glacial landscape.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Glide along the smooth surface of Sólheimajökull’s Glacier Lagoon during this easy kayaking tour. Bask in the beautiful nature around you as your expert guide leads you around this famous outlet glacier.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Glide along the smooth surface of Sólheimajökull’s Glacier Lagoon during this easy kayaking tour. Bask in the beautiful nature around you as your expert guide leads you around this famous outlet glacier.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23924P33
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Technical equipment
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Dry suit
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Warm clothing
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, Sólheimajökulsvegur, 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.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Please note that only one child can be booked per one adult.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Technical equipment
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Dry suit
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Warm clothing
Departure details
  • Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, Sólheimajökulsvegur, 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.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Please note that only one child can be booked per one adult.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Popular mentions

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Emily B
Portland, OR6 contributions
Kayaking around Glaciers with a fantastic guide - Tamas!
Jun 2021
This was the first formal activity we did upon our arrival in Iceland and it was the best start to the trip! Tamas was an entertaining, jovial, well-educated guide that provided us with a lot of really interesting information while keeping us laughing. As a former teacher, he is well-qualified to share information about the landscape in an easily digestible format.

Kayaking through this lake observing glaciers up close was an incredible way to start the day. I'd fully recommend this activity to anyone that wants a relaxing kayaking trip through the ice. I had some limitations at the time (due to pregnancy) and Tamas was incredibly careful to ensure that I didn't feel too much strain and had the opportunity for plenty of breaks.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tandmindiana
Indiana79 contributions
Unique Experience
This was an awesome adventure and a unique way to experience the glacier up close. Solvi was an excellent guide, and he provided us with a wealth of scientific and historical information about the glacier and the nearby volcanic activity. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Written 18 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

larsblindberg2020
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
Great trip and guides😀
Jul 2020 • Family
Super trip on Lake with glaciers and insights into Iceland - our guides made the trip even more enjoyable
Written 10 July 2020
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Hello larsblindberg2020, Thank you for writing this review. We really appreciate hearing from our customers, especially when we do a good job. The kayaking tour is one of our newest products and we are really happy with it. We truly believe that this is a spectacular way to explore the glacier from a new angle that few people have seen before. See you again soon. Best regards, Barði
Written 15 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dmc2217
Crown Point, IN20 contributions
Ang to the rescue
Initially, we were not impressed and almost left. Service was very bad, we could easily name half a dozen things the girl at the front desk did (not only to us, also to others) that were very poor. However, we had driven about two hours to get there and decided to stick it out and see what happened. Then we met our guide, Ang. He was the best and if this rating were solely on him, they don’t have enough stars for him. Without Ang, this place probably would’ve got a two star. The view and experience with Ang was spectacular. Would do another trip with him in a heartbeat. Ang saved the experience just like he’s run rescue missions on Everest (and fully scaled three times)
Written 5 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Van Hai
Reykjavik, Iceland532 contributions
Such magical experience
Thank you for making this kayak tour possible, it was absolutely best thing to do ever. I finally was able to cross it off my bucket list as it was getting dusty whoohooo.

We had an amazing guide Halldór who went through the safety with us and help us dressing our dry suits. It was much harder than what I anticipated. And we looked so gorgeous in them.

And special thank to Stefán who was kayaking at the end so nobody get strayed away or eaten by the lagoon monsters. True hero.

Absolutely highly recommend this tour and Icelandic mountain guides is the best company ever for creating this amazing tour. The scenery in the lagoon was like in movies.

Written 3 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Vanhaih, We are so happy to hear that you had a memorable and fun kayaking adventure with us. Halldór and Stefán are always delivering an unforgettable and personable experience to their groups- all while keeping everything safe and fun! The lagoon monsters have no chance against Stefán :) Thank you for the 5 stars, and for pointing out our emphasis on safety. We hope that you join us again.
Written 15 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

srb0624
Philadelphia, PA14 contributions
Glacier hike and kayaking!
Aug 2018 • Couples
My fiancé and I decided to go with Icelandic Mountain Guides because of their great reviews and we could kayak around the Sólheimajökull glacier before we hiked it later that day. I accidentally only booked the kayaking instead of the glacier hike and kayaking trip. I didn't realize this until the night before, I was able to book the Sólheimajökull glacier hike separately, and decided to call them in the morning. I called them and they were able to move us to the correct glacier hike a little later in the day so we would be able to do both activities. We kayaked with Elsa and she was very knowledgable about the glacier and Iceland in general. We then had about half hour before our glacier hike stared. We didn't bring a lunch, but had some snacks in our car we ate. I would recommend bringing a lunch if you are doing multiple tours. We hiked the glacier with Lukas and he made us feel very safe, as I was a little nervous. He also offered me an extra pair of gloves because he heard that I forgot mine! I ended up not needing them because I wasn't cold. I definitely recommend Icelandic Mountain Guides and can't wait to return to Iceland!
Written 21 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kayaksid
Upper Saddle River, NJ8 contributions
Kayaking by Glaciers - Great!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Being able to kayak by Glaciers was a great experience. I love kayaking and this just added to my list of places I've paddled. My guide, Lukasz, was great. Very professional and knowledgeable of the area. I hope to be back and kayak there again.
Written 6 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for taking the time to review Icelandic Mountain Guides. Kayaking at Sólheimajökull is an incredible experience we would agree, and hopefully we will see you again soon to do some glacier walks or ice climbing too. Best Regards
Written 3 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jón M
1 contribution
Amazing
Jun 2018 • Couples
I would highly recommend this tour. The feeling of Kayaking around the icebergs brought me so close to the nature. Sit on top Kayaks are safe and easy for beginners. The price is really good, the quality of the equipment was also good.
Written 25 June 2018
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Hello Jón M, Thank you so much for your review. Kayaking is truly an amazing way to experience the iceberg filled lagoon in front of Sólheimajökull glacier. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this experience with us and hope we have the opportunity to meet you again on your future adventures. Best regards, Íris
Written 17 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Icelandic Mountain Guides
lukecF1364FK
lukecF1364FK
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Awesome, unreal
Our guide Ágúst is a great guy. Charismatic and funny on the ice, you’re taken great care of. Knows the ice unbelie
252alysham
252alysham
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Amazing, must do
Absolutely amazing experience. Our guide Mikel (apologises that will be spelt very wrong!) was incredible. Tailored
green4NewYork
green4NewYork
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Must Do Experience
Brooke lead our little group. up the glacier and made the experience one of the best we had in iceland. One of our
Y3763RSantonioe
Y3763RSantonioe
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Great tour to explore the glacier
Michal was an excellent guide for the glacier and ice cave, and a great teacher to help us master crampon walking.
Goodhuejayne
Goodhuejayne
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Amazing experience.
It was amazing. And the guides were so helpful And very knowledgeable. Plus we were impressed how our guides hel
Wanderer23620544612
Wanderer23620544612
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Amazing tour guide Kari!
We recommend this tour to everyone! This was a great ones in a life time experience, our tour guide Kari was fabulo
EugeneV96
EugeneV96
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Great glacier hike thanks to Kári
Awesome experience with Kári as our guide. He was great; very personable and funny, and very patient with our group
לימור ס
לימור ס
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Amazing and recommend
We actually came at the end of the day( 5 people)However, they agreed to take us for a shorter mountain walk which
vmg2008
vmg2008
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Great experience with our guide Kári
We loved our first experience walking a glaciar with our guide Kári. He gaves us lots of fun facts, respected ever
GerwaldM1
GerwaldM1
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Trustworthy and customer friendly!
This company truly seems to care about its customers, and I would highly recommend booking a hike with them. Last w
Annikanninchen
Annikanninchen
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Glacier walk
Tomas was the best! Glacier was great too. He was calm, friendly, patient and had a good amount of humor. Can defin
MoodConsultant
MoodConsultant
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PERFECT Outdoor Experience!
This was hands down the highlight of our trip to Iceland. The ENTIRE staff was beyond friendly! Martha was very kno
F3190TRkathyc
F3190TRkathyc
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Great 7-day trek with Icelandic Mountain Guides
My husband and I completed this trek with Solvi as our guide. Solvi was an amazing guide who really made this trip
Ricardo B
Ricardo B
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Amazing experience!
We took the 3 hour hike and it was amazing! The views, the weather, the hospitality, the hike and specially the tou
Travel67652866857
Travel67652866857
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Glacier Hike fun
Our GAdventures group enjoyed the glacier hike with Valerio Sept 5, 2021. Besides being a spectacular place for vie
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