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Sólheimajökull: Kayaking by the Glacier

1. Sólheimajökull: Kayaking by the Glacier

Your tour will begin as you meet your expert kayaking guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot. From here, you will be equipped with a dry suit before being shown the basic techniques to manoeuvre in your kayak. These sit-on-top kayaks are extremely easy to steer, and no previous kayaking experience is required. Once on the kayak and you push off into the lagoon, you’ll be immediately immersed into a world of iceberg-filled calm waters, with breathtaking views of the Sólheimajökull Glacier, which is only able to be seen while on water. After a few hours of gliding along the stillness of the lagoon, you will head back to shore having collected some unforgettable memories.

Reykjavik: 2/3-Day South Coast River Rafting & Glacier Tour

2. Reykjavik: 2/3-Day South Coast River Rafting & Glacier Tour

Discover the best of the south coast of Iceland on a guided multi-day tour from Reykjavik. See spectacular natural landmarks including the wonders such as Thingvellir National Park, Sólheimajökull Glacier, and the black beach of Reynisfjara, with overnight accommodation and breakfast included. Day 1: Golden Circle and River Rafting Start with pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik. Relax on the scenic drive to the Golden Circle. Discover the wonders of continental drift at Thingvellir National Park, feel the power of nature at the fizzing geothermal area of Geysir, and be dazzled by the roaring waterfall at Gullfoss. After seeing the thundering waters of Gullfoss drop into the White River, enjoy an exhilarating river rafting experience, starting downriver at Brúarhlöður Canyon. This will give you a fantastic view of Iceland’s spectacular scenery from another perspective. Stay overnight in Hveragerði, a pretty coastal village surrounded by superheated steam vents and geothermal areas. Day 2: The South Coast and Glacier Hiking On the second day, drive along the coastal road to Iceland’s sensational south coast, where you’ll enjoy a non-stop series of stunning sights. Travel along the Ring Road that runs right next to the towering waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, and Skógafoss, all fed by glaciers inland. See one of these incredible marvels of nature with a hike on top of the Sólheimajökull glacier, accompanied by expert guides. Head next to Reynisfjara, Iceland’s most famous black sand beach. Watch the powerful Atlantic waves crash against beautiful basalt columns and towering sea stacks. Depending on the option booked, you will then head back toReykjavik or settle in for the following day’s adventure into the East. (Optional) Day 3: Glacier Lagoon and Fjaðrárgljúfur River Canyon Travel to the glittering Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsárlón, where gigantic icebergs float serenely around a glacial lake. Nearby, walk amongst the icy fragments at Diamond Beach. You can get closer to the icebergs with an optional amphibious boat journey around the lagoon. On the return journey to Reykjavik, enjoy photo stops at the turf-roofed church at Hofskirkja and the gorgeous winding river canyon at Fjaðrárgljúfur, as well as refreshments at Vík.

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What people are saying about Iceland South Coast

One of my family's favorite noon-hiking activities. it was great to be able to get out among the icebergs, and bUb appreciated how much time that we had on the water itself.

We had such a wonderful time!

Our kayaking trip with Renata was phenomenal! She was friendly, informative, and helpful! Exceeded our expectations!