Glacier Hike & Kayak Tour | Vatnajokull Glacier

On this day tour, we hike deep into glacier valley carved out by one of Vatnajökull outlet glaciers Heinabergsjökull. An experienced glacier and kayak guide will safely lead you hiking on one of Iceland's most unique glacier tongues.
Available: May - Sept.
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 hours
Minimum Age: 16 years
Pick Up: From Flatey
Price From: ISK 21.900

Tour Highlights

✅ Glacier kayaking on Heinaberg Lagoon
✅ Excellent view over Vatnajokull (Europes largest glacier)
✅ Unbeatable panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers
✅ Experienced glacier and kayak guide
✅ Glacier hiking on one of Vatnajokull outlet glaciers Heinabergsjökull
✅ Top of the line drysuit and all other necessary equipment

Tour Details

What to bring: Good outdoor clothing for that given day (waterproof in case of rain), hiking boots, sunglasses and sun protection, headwear and gloves, food and drinks.
Included: Kayak, drysuit, safety vest, shoes, gloves, kayak paddle, transportation and a 15 min drive from our base camp to Heinabergslón glacier lagoon.
Minimum age: 16 years
Total duration: 5 hours

Flatey – Located 38 km west of Höfn – View on Google Maps

GPS: 64.259151, -15.587038

The base camp is located at a place called Flatey, located 38 km west of Höfn. At Flatey the 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 you can buy basic refreshments and get access to free Wifi.

We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point on time.  We recommend arriving at least 15 min before the scheduled departure time. Late arrivals, unfortunately, will miss out on their reservation and it will result in the cancellation of your booking and a full forfeiture of your booking fee.

Tour Description

On this day tour, we hike deep into glacier valley carved out by one of Vatnajökull outlet glaciers Heinabergsjökull. An experienced glacier and kayak guide will safely lead you hiking on one of Iceland’s most unique glacier tongues.

Heinabergsjökull has an exceptional approach and the only way to set foot on the glacier is by boat. Equipped with all the necessary kayak and glacier gear we head out, paddling through icebergs on Heinabergslón, the glacier lagoon in front of the glacier tongue. We safely leave the boats on the glacier edge and prepare for the glacier hike.

Experience Vatnajökull, Europes largest glacier in the most unique way there is. Out of the beaten path, surrounded by mountains and wilderness of Iceland at its best. This is the tour for those who want to enjoy the pure nature of Iceland without leaving any footprints in the environment.

We use SIT ON TOP kayaks. The boats are much wider than SIT IN kayaks and therefore much more stable. Beginners and those who have never gone kayaking before should not have a problem joining our tours.

We have single person kayaks and tandem kayaks for 2 persons.

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