Guided 11 Hour Blue Ice Glacier Climbing Tour on Solheimajokull with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
All year
Minimum age
14 years old


Welcome to Solheimajökull glacier and this amazing ice-climbing tour. Have you always want to try out ice climbing? Now is your chance to combine it with a stunning glacier hike. Our expert guides will meet us by our glacier base, a yellow American school bus, and embark with you on the adventure of a lifetime. This tour is rated as moderate, so it is suitable for everybody in good health and fitness. We use axes, helmets, crampons and belts, and the use of all safety equipment is included in the tour price. You will enter the wondrous worlds of glacial geology by taking a small hike along a landscape shaped through the centuries by glaciers. Towering high above Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is the mighty Mýrdalsjökull, under which the active volcano, Katla, is located. Solheimajökull glacier has added to its charm in recent years with a glacial lagoon at its foot that will surely impress you. As you reach the foot of the glacier, our guide will give you a thorough introduction into how to use your glacier equipment. 

You will then start the glacier hike through a majestic ice wonderland where you can find crevasses, ridges, ice walls and even glacier moulins. Our guide and you will set out to find a wall suitable for climbing. The glaciers are always moving, creating new shapes and pathways, always full of surprises. Bring your camera along for this adventurous trip of a lifetime. 

Remember to bring with you hiking boots (essential, they need to have a sturdy sole and preferably cover your ankles), warm layers (no cotton), headwear, scarf, waterproof jacket and pants.

If you don´t own the necessary clothing, you can rent it with us during the booking process.

We pick you up in Reykjavík for this tour and will pass by the beautiful South Coast of Iceland. We will stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a graceful waterfall that drops 60 meters from the edge of a mountain. We will also make a stop at Skógafoss waterfall. Please note that between November 16th and January 31st, we will not be able to visit Skógafoss because of the limited daylight.

Join us on this unforgettable adventure.

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Glacier hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier with an certified glacier guide, an optional introduction to ice climbing and all specialized glacier gear; including a climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other climbing safety equipment.


Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing

What to bring

Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended. Note: Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented and paid for online. 

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