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Kayak tour Heinabergslón Glacier Lagoon

Kayaking in the Heinabergslón glacial lagoon and ice walk

(3 reviews)

🚨Limited availability. Book in advance to secure your spot.

1 day
Starts: From the meeting point at 9:00 a.m. or at 2:00 p.m.
Ends: To the same point 3.5 hours later
Free cancellation!


Enjoy a complete adventure with this Heinabergslon Kayak tour and glacier hike in Vatnajökull National Park. Paddle the glacier lagoon and step on the ice with all the necessary equipment. This tour is an alternative to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon kayaking tour where you also walk on the ice. Dare to discover it before it becomes a very popular tour!

Tour details


  • Kayak
  • Equipment: dry suit + safety vest + shoes + gloves + paddle
  • Equipment for walking on the glacier
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the glacier lagoon

Not included

  • Transportation to the meeting point

Important information

The minimum age for kayaking in Heinabergslón is 14 years old. Travelers between 14 and 16 years old must be accompanied by a person over 17 years old to do the kayak activity.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Heinabergslón Kayaking

Duration: 3.5 hours
Kayaking time: 1 hour
Glacier hiking time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate

📍 Meeting point

This adventure starts at the meeting point, where we will meet the guide and the rest of the group. Once there, the guide will provide us with all the equipment and we will get into the van that will take us to the lagoon.

heinabergslón glacier lagoon

Heinaberg Glacier Lagoon

We will arrive at the Heinaberg Lagoon and enter these calm waters located in the Vatnajökull National Park with our kayak 🛶 From the lagoon, we have a unique view of the mountains and glaciers that are around us.

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Glacier walk

It's time to get out of the kayak and walk on the ice 🥾 We will be equipped with everything necessary to make this hike a very safe adventure. We will get on one of the icebergs and walk around admiring the lagoon from above. In addition, we will be able to see formations in the ice such as tunnels or caves.

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After about two hours on the glacier, we will make our way back with the kayak enjoying the last moments in this lagoon. We will return to the point from where we started and get back into the van that will take us to the initial meeting point. The Kayak Heinabergslon tour has come to an end! Hopefully, you will carry the memory of this incredible experience always with you!

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What to bring to Kayak tour Heinabergslón Glacier Lagoon

  • Warm clothing for under the drysuit
  • Warm socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Questions & Answers

  • Is kayaking in Heinabergslon cancelled due to rain?

    Rain in Iceland is very common, so the activity will not be cancelled due to rain. Of course, safety comes first and if at any time weather conditions do not make the activity safe we would reschedule or offer a refund.
  • What are the kayaks like?

    Kayaks are very stable and suitable for travelers who have not kayaked before. There are double and single kayaks.
  • We are 5 travelers, how are the kayaks distributed?

    If we are not an even number, one of the travelers will go in an individual kayak.

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