SOUTH COAST AND GLACIER LAGOON KAYAK

Price from kr 19,990 approx € 144

DURATION

11 Hours

DEPARTURES

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Enjoy a relaxing kayak tour up close with the majestic outlet glacier Sólheimajökull.

SOUTH COAST & GLACIER KAYAK

Explore incredible scenery as you kayak up close to the spectacular outlet glacier, Sólheimajökull. Over 11% of Iceland is actually covered with glaciers. Paddle your way between the ever-changing icebergs floating in the lagoon and learn about various glacial features in the landscape and the impact man is having on the environment. Here´s the rare opportunity to experience the awesome beauty of glacial landscape from a wholly different perspective that few other tourists are lucky enough to enjoy. Our stable sit-on-top kayaks require no prior skill and the basic technique is very easy to pick up.
Back on dry land we drive along southern Iceland's coastal lowland with its iconic black sand beaches stretching for miles. The first stop is at Skógafoss, one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, plunging from a height of 60 meters. There´s an old local myth claiming that hidden behind the falls is a chest filled with gold. For a glorious panoramic view of the surrounding scenery hike the stairway to the east of the fall.
The next and final stop is the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall behind which you can actually walk. This perfect tour for exhilarating nature experiences concludes around dinner time when you´re finally dropped off at your accommodation.
On board our modern fleet of buses we have an audio-guide in ten languages, as well as wifi connection. Also on board is a personal host ready to assist you in any way and ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime

DETAILS FOR SOUTH COAST & GLACIER KAYAK TOUR

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: 16 years old.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: 10-11 hours, including a minimum 30 minute stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Knowledgeable local guide
Professional Kayak Guide
Special clothing and the equipment needed
Admission to the sights
Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat
In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages

Itinerary

  • Starting off in Reykjavik from our Reykjavik terminal at Skógarhlíð 10 we will depart for Hvolsvöllur, a 1.5hr. ride. This will be a 15 minute pit stop to grab light refreshments and use the facilities.
  • The first site along the tour is then Solheimajökull Glacier, a humbling glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. You will be spending about 3-3.5 hours here, so it is important to bring a lunch with you.
  • Skógafoss waterfall will be the next stop after lunch with a stairway leading up to a views of glaciers, black sand beaches, and epic mountains. 
  • The final stop will be Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a walkway leading behind the waterfall. From here, the journey back to reykjavik will be about 1.5hrs.

This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 45 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nature and to take some photos.

Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi

Itinerary

Reykjavík Terminal

The starting point for Reykjavik Sightseeing Tours. Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik.

• Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher. 
• If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Sólheimajökull Glacier

Sólheimajökull Glacier is the photographers delight and the perfect place to explore the edge of the glacier by kayak.

The Solheim Glacier is a magnificent and humbling site to behold. Cruise along the smooth surface of the glacial lagoon where you can see the beautiful natural landscape that has been carved by the flows of Solheimajökull of many thousands of years. Here you can also see beautiful icebergs revealing deep blue colors that have broken away from the glacier and floated down the lagoon.

Kayaking at Solheimajökull

Skógafoss Waterfall

The powerfull Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches.

Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65 meter tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.

Skogafoss Waterfall with people

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective; just be sure to bring a rain jacket! From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik. 

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall with snow

Important information

Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.

Lunch is not included, but in Hvolsvöllur there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.

What’s included

  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Kayak Guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB-charger for each seat

What do I need to bring

Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.

In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus.

For Kayaking: All equipment is provided including (dry suit, kayak and paddle). It is a good idea to bring some food along the way for when you return from kayaking in the lagoon.


Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 1 day notice: 100% charge
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