South Coast and Glacier Kayak

May-Sept It varies About 10 - 11 hours Your hotel / Guesthouse in Reykjavík Easy Min 12 years old

Visit the most iconic South Coast sights of Iceland and go kayaking on a glacier lagoon.

Your first stop of the day is Sólheimajökull glacier. The spectacular glacier is one of the most popular glaciers in Iceland to visit, but here you get to go away from the crowds and view the glacier features from a perspective that few others are able to enjoy. Paddling among the always-changing icebergs of this newly formed glacier lagoon gives you a first-hand experience of the massive glacial retreat in recent years. Our Sit-on-Top kayaks are very stable, they require no prior experience and before boarding, your certified kayaking guides will teach you the basic technique.

After your kayaking tour, you continue along the South Coast to visit the DC-3 plane wreck which lies close to a black sand beach. After that we visit the stunning 60 meters high waterfall Skógafoss. If you are up for it, you can climb all of the 527 steps to the top of the waterfall and view it from above, as well as an amazing panorama of southern Iceland’s coastline and The Westman Islands on a clear day.

The final stop of the day is Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It is one of the best-known landmarks of Iceland, 65 meters tall, and possible to walk behind in the summer. It is a great experience to see the waterfall from behind, especially on a sunny day when you can catch a rainbow reflection in the water, but bring a raincoat as you can get wet from the drizzle.

Tour highlights

  • Sólheimajökull glacier
  • kayaking on a glacier lagoon
  • waterfall Skógafoss
  • waterfall Seljalandsfoss
  • Ice Formations


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport from Reykjavík
  • Kayak, paddle, dry suit and other technical equipment
  • Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull
  • Transport to the DC-3 plane wreck

Good to know

The pickup starts 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time. Please be ready at your bus stop in time.

The kayaking is around 1 – 1.5 hours

The group size is between 2 – 8 people per guide

Please bring warm clothing and an extra pair of warm socks.


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