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. Duration of tour 3 hours. Time in the boat 1,5-2 hours. Available from 15 May to September. 

Operated by: IceGuide

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Heinabergsjökull Glacier Lagoon

Meeting point: 

Our base camp is located at a place called Flatey, located 38 km west of Höfn. At Flatey our guides will outfit all participants with the appropriate kayak equipment and provide additional gear. Flatey is one of Iceland´s largest dairy farm and visitors have the opportunity to take a peek inside the farm. At Flatey we also offer basic refreshments, free Wifi and bathroom facilities. On the second floor in Flatey there is a great viewpoint of the surrounding area.

GPS: 64.259151, -15.587038


  • 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
  • Good wool socks
  • Sunglasses on sunny days


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


  • 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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