Glacier kayaking by Heinabergsjökull

Glacier kayaking by Heinabergsjökull

Experience the magnificent nature of Vatnajökull National Park while paddling on a sit-on-top kayak at Heinabergsjökull Glacier Lagoon. The guided tour offers you great views of glaciated mountains and provides you with the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife and icebergs. Available from June to September. 

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Heinabergsjökull Glacier Lagoon

Meeting point: 

At Skálafell farm and guesthouse. There the guides will outfit all participants with the appropriate kayak equipment and issue additional gear. 


  • Kayaking on a glacier lagoon
  • Glaciated mountains and icebergs
  • Heinabergsjökull Glacier Lagoon


  • Kayak
  • Drysuit
  • Safety vest
  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Kayak paddle
  • Transportation from the base camp to Heinabergslón Glacier Lagoon

What to bring

  • Good thermal clothing to wear under the dry suit
  • Sunglasses on sunny days


  • The total length of the tour is 3 hours, thereof 1.5-2 hours on the boats 

A reasonable level of fitness is required for the kayak tour. The tour suits kayakers with no paddling experience to experienced paddlers. 

Age limit is 12 years old. Children, 12-16 years old, have to ride with an adult person (at least 17 years old) in a two person kayak.



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