Likely, if you’re an adventure seeker you’ve scoured the internet trying to find the best experiences to have during your trip to Iceland. But is SUP at Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon on your agenda? If not, maybe it’s time to consider! All the details can be found here…
What is SUP?
SUP is short for Stand Up Paddling or stand up paddle-boarding. Firstly, it’s an activity that is done with a board that ranges from 9-13 feet. Secondly, there is a cord that hooks to one of your feet in case you fall off the board you can recover it quickly. Thirdly, an adjustable paddle completes this setup. Usually the paddle is defined by your height so you can adjust and see how comfortable it is as you paddle.
Forth, often folks flock to lakes, ponds, and calm oceans to partake in this tranquil exercise. However, here in Iceland we gravitate towards the glacier lagoons for such activity! Come along with us today as we share one of our favorite locations on where to stand up paddle in Iceland… SUP at Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon!
Where is Sólheimajökull?
Mýrdalsjökull is Iceland’s 4th largest glacier. Furthermore, it has countless glacier outlets you can visit. One of our favorites is Sólheimajökull (translation: sunny world glacier) located in South-Central Iceland. Directly off of Route 1 if driving from the west to east, you’ll find the pull off sign for Sólheimajökull on the left hand side. From Reykjavik the drive time is around 2 hours 15 minutes. Also, feel free to use this Google Map Link too to help you get there. After your discovery of the glacier outlet or SUP at Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon, be sure to check out the town of Vik!
Why Stand Up Paddle on a Glacier Lagoon
If you do not have time to choose many activities while visiting Iceland, then be selective! If you love water, nature, and picturesque views than SUP at Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon should absolutely be on your expedition list. For instance, there is something totally compelling about paddling around beached icebergs in a lagoon. It’s one of the most serene yet thrilling experiences you might ever have. Isn’t that reason enough?! Plus, who on your friends list has? So why not level up your adventure by booking an expedition with us!
Hiking and SUP at Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon
What we love so much about SUP at Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon is that you get the best of all the worlds… First, it’s an easy drive. Second, you have many landscape dynamics meeting here. For example, you start paddling on the lagoon but then moments later you’re surrounded by icebergs, massive walls, or an ice valley. Further, if you want lunch with a hike or a view… Then a waterfall, river, 360 degree views and tons of rocky and icy textures await you too!
Upgrade Your Adventure into an Expedition!
There are an endless supply of tours you could book when you come to Iceland. But why not elevate your journey by booking an expedition with a local?! And if for someone reason, SUP at Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon isn’t it… Maybe advanced ice climbing, glacier walking or regular ice climbing is more your cup of tea? Either way, feel free to contact our Vik Expedition team to see what sort of amazing day or days we can craft for you that you’ll never ever forget!
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