Paddleboarding through Iceland’s Hidden Lagoons

SUP through a magical glacier lagoon, getting up-close to floating ice sculptures and lagoon wildlife. 0.5 days off work.

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Paddleboarding through Iceland’s Hidden Lagoons

SUP through a magical glacier lagoon, getting up-close to floating ice sculptures and lagoon wildlife. 0.5 days off work.

This is what adventures are made of; you’ll experience Iceland from a perspective you would never have dreamt.

Take this trip for a SUP experience like no other, and get this and so much more; awe-inspiring waterfalls, glacier hiking, lagoon swimming and even a chance to witness the northern lights. This mind-blowing experience includes:

  • 2 days Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Hike to a secret gorgeous canyon
  • Additional hikes based on your wishes
  • 1 night of accommodation
  • All SUP and safety equipment
  • An introduction to SUP
  • All meals during the trip
  • Experienced local guides
  • Photographs from your tour
  • Transport throughout the trip
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for:
Anyone who wants to experience once in a lifetime adventure in the true beauty of Iceland, a far cry from any tourist attraction.

What to Expect

Day 1: Discovering Hidden Gems

Having stayed overnight in Reykjavík, your host will collect you after breakfast to head out to the south coast, making a comfort stop at Hella on the way - a small town on the southern shores of the river Ytri-Rangá.

There are hidden gems every step of the way on this trip; such as the secret canyon you’ll explore on route to lunch at a renovated farm, aptly named ‘Cowshead’.

After lunch, you’ll stop off at either Skógarfoss waterfall or Seljarlandsfoss waterfall (weather and schedule depending). Equally as beautiful, both falls have their attractions; like awe-inspiring views out over southern Iceland’s coastline, and the opportunity to walk behind the thundering curtain of water.

This trip is heavily guided by nature’s conditions and that’s part of what makes the adventure. You’ll have your SUP boards ready to hand for the moment you come across the best location with the best conditions; so you know you’re going to have the time of your life on this trip, yet it still holds an element of surprise.

Before the day comes to an end, you’ll stop off at the world-famous Reynisfjara black-sand beach with its breathtaking basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas. From here, you can also choose to hike to a 40-year-old weather-beaten aircraft wreckage that has become a dramatic photography spot; the remote location and desolate black-sand beach gives a heaving post-apocalyptic feel.

You’ll arrive at your accommodation early evening; enjoy dinner and reflect on the experiences of your day.

Day 2: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Today is the day; you’ll be collected after breakfast and head out towards the glacier lagoon for a SUP tour.

The SUP tour on a Glacier Lagoon is a mind blowing experience in another world. Step into this arctic environment and discover the amazing glacier lagoon up close and personal. In the company of qualified guides you get close to floating ice sculptures and lagoon wildlife. A once in a life time experience you will never forget!

After breaking for lunch, the rest of your day will be filled with yet more unforgettable experiences; glacier hiking, caving, or a traditional Icelandic swim in a secret lagoon.

Even your evening meal is going to be a unique experience tonight, as you visit Friðheimar Farm and dine in their ‘greenhouse’ surroundings. Tomato soup or perhaps the little less familiar green tomato and apple pie; enjoy a food experience as the tomatoes grow all around!

You’ll begin the journey back to Reykjavik with your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the northern lights. Of course, to witness this natural phenomenon is quite a feat but your guide will check the forecast in advance to ensure you get the best chance.

You’ll arrive back at your starting point in Reykjavik around 22:00, undoubtedly blown away by the whole experience.

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be selected subject to availability but you can expect the facilities of a 3-star establishment e.g. en-suite rooms and free Wifi.

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Join like-minded adventurers on one of our group trips below. Alternatively, book a private trip or get a quote.

If you can't find a private trip that suits you, try a group trip or ask for a quote.

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Airport Transfer Payable Before Departure
Airport Transfer (1 way) £145.00

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Location

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This tour will take you along the Icelandic south coast which is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland. And for a good reason; on this route you will see amazing waterfalls, majestic glaciers, black sand beaches and some of the most breathtaking vistas you’ll ever encounter.

Start point?

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik at 09:00.

Finish point?

You will be dropped back at your hotel in Reykjavik at 22:00.

Getting there and away?

You’re free to book any flight you like. If you prefer to only come for a weekend, we suggest the following flights, so you won’t need to take any time off work:

Friday: Arrival at 23.55 (leaving London at 20:25) Departure: Monday 6.20 (back in London by 9:30)

Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details. For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to Reykjavík
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6. Bigger tours can be held with a customized schedule.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trip is suitable for any reasonably fit adventurer. You’ll be given an introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding so anyone can join in, even with no prior experience.

July is the hottest month in Reykjavik with an average temperature of 11°C (52°F) and the coldest is January at 0°C (32°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 6 in July. The wettest month is January with an average of 50mm of rain.

Ideally, you’ll enjoy a barbecue dinner cooked by your guide in the outdoors but if weather conditions aren’t suitable, you’ll be taken to a nearby restaurant where popular local dishes are lamb or fish.

Specific dietary requirements can be catered for – just let us know before the trip.

  • All SUP equipment
  • Layered clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Good walking shoes

Other recommendations are: - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

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