Experience the magnificent Heinaberg Lagoon in this kayaking adventure. Join us on an unforgettable tour and enjoy the unbeatable panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers reflected upon the mirror-like water of the Heinaberg Lagoon. A short glacier hike is also included, offering the great views over this magical area.
Duration: 3 hours
Group maximum: 8 persons
Age limit: 14 years
- Heinaberg Lagoon
- Kayaking in Iceland
- Vatnajökull National Park
- Small group experience
Our base camp is located at a place called Flatey, 38 km west of Höfn. At Flatey our guides will outfit all participants with the appropriate kayak equipment and provide additional gear.
(Coordinates: 64.259151, -15.587038)
Kayak, drysuit, safety vest, shoes, gloves, kayak paddle and transportation, 15 minute drive from the base camp to Heinabergslón glacier lagoon and a short glacier walk (optional).
Bring with you:
Sturdy hiking shoes. Good thermal clothing to wear under the drysuit that we provide. For example fleece jacket, fleece trousers, soft shell or similar hiking trousers and good socks. Bring sunglasses on sunny days. We offer dry cases for your cameras and/or smartphones upon request.
A one of a kind kayaking experience
At the stunning lagoon of Heinabergsjökull, one of the tongues of the Vatnajökull Glacier, you can become part of the environment, paddle beneath towering glaciated mountains and view the majestic glaciers and summit of the mighty Vatnajökull National Park.
Leave the crowds behind and explore the nooks and crannies of the glacier lakes, getting up close and personal with a variety of wildlife and icebergs. Heinabergslón is “out of the beaten path”, so no other traffic on the water.
For beginners and experts alike
The trip is fully guided by guides with a vast knowledge of the area, its history, hidden top spots – and of course kayaking. The Glacier Kayak Adventure suits kayakers with no paddling experience to experienced paddlers. The Kayaks are SIT-ON-TOP boats, very stable and should be suitable for people who are new to kayaking.
You can choose between single person kayak or two person kayak, children age 14-16 always ride with adult person age 17+ in two person kayak.
Disclaimer: Reasonable level of fitness is required for the kayak trips. All kayak trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Iceguide does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions.