Glacier kayaking is truly the ultimate way to experience the magnificence of the world-famous Vatnajökull National Park. Join us on this unforgettable trip and enjoy unbeatable panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers and their reflection in the mirror-like water of the Heinaberg Lagoon.
During the tour, we will step on one of the icebergs and take a short walk, overlooking the lagoon and surrounding area – safely equipped with the appropriate glacier gear. Heinabergslón is off the beaten path, so there is no other traffic on the water. This tour is for those who want to be environmentally friendly while exploring nature.
This glacier lagoon kayaking tour is suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers.
Meet your group at Hotel Smyrlabjörg car parking at least 20 minutes before tour departure.
Your friendly guide will provide you with a drysuit, life vest, and shoes, then you are ready for your incredible glacier lagoon kayaking tour. You’ll use very stable and secure sit-on-top kayaks, which are suitable for first-time kayakers.
You will spend about 1 hour exploring the glacier lagoon. Your guide will tell you about the area’s incredible history and culture. As you paddle across the calm, deep waters of the lagoon, you’ll probably see many seals. These adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or sunbathing on the icebergs.
Exploring Heinabergslón from a kayak is truly out of this world – seeing it on the mirror-like surface of the ice lagoon is incredibly amazing. No visitor to Iceland should miss out on this incredible opportunity.
The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone; we are here to make your tour exceptional!
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.
Arrive at least 20 minutes before the tour departure to allow time to register and meet your guide so that you do not delay other guests in your group. As much as possible, arrive prepared and ready to go.
The meeting point is at our base camp, which is located just by Hotel Smyrlabjörg, 46 km West of the town of Höfn and 34 km East from Jökulsárlón. GPS coordinates 64.2173538,-15.7195644,17, or you can search for Hotel Smyrlabjörg on Google Maps.
It is 9 km which is 5,5 miles (approx. 8 minutes) drive West from Flatey á Mýrum dairy farm (the previous meeting point).
Our day tours are very popular, and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email, and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.
Tour itinerary changes:
At all times, your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to changing the sights without notice, or the tour might be canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can receive a full refund or reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.
What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes and warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snacks or packed lunch. Bring your daily medications if required.
Reasonable fitness is required for this tour. Overweight people can expect to have problems fitting the drysuits and therefore not being able to participate. Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions you may require assistance with.
Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at the time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs’ notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours before departure will be fully charged.