Small Group 4.5-Hour Glacier Hiking Tour of Solheimajokull

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Sólheimajökull, Iceland
4,5 hours
All year
Minimum age
14 years old


Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with this small group glacier hiking tour of Solheimajokull in Iceland. Take in the breathtaking views of an ice cap while putting your climbing skills to the test, making this small-group tour an ideal choice for those seeking an exhilarating experience in the heart of the South Coast.

The journey begins at the meeting point of Solheimajokull glacier, situated 102 miles (165 kilometers) from Reykjavik. As you drive to the location, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Icelandic waterfalls, coastlines, and glaciers. 

Ensure you leave with ample time to appreciate the South Coast scenery. Upon arrival, gear up with all necessary climbing equipment, including axes, helmets, crampons, and safety lines. 

The small-group setting allows for a brief training session, ensuring a safe and informative introduction to ice climbing led by an experienced and certified glacier guide.

Take the glacier hike that spans approximately three hours, navigating over ridges, crevasses, and through ice caves. As you navigate the glacier, your guide shares insights into the history of Iceland's ice caps, making this journey not only thrilling but educational.

The glacier, part of the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland, Myrdsalsjokull, constantly shifts and moves, adding a dynamic element to your adventure. Capture the beauty of the Solheimajokull glacier, a prominent feature of Iceland's stunning landscapes, and learn about its connection to the mighty Myrdalsjokull and the surrounding grand volcanoes.

Keep in mind the age requirement of at least 14 years for participants, and appreciate the low guide-to-hiker ratio, never exceeding one to eight. Embrace the chilly temperatures with warm layers, rain gear, hats, gloves, a scarf, and sturdy hiking boots, ensuring a comfortable and safe journey. 

After an immersive experience, return to the car park, concluding this small-group ice climbing tour as a thrilling way to explore the region's natural beauty.

Discover the wonders of the Solheimajokull glacier with this small group tour offering an easy glacier hike led by experienced guides. Operating year-round, the adventure begins directly at the glacier, surrounded by the grand volcanoes of Iceland. Marvel at the glacier lagoon that forms during summertime, adding an extra layer of charm to this already enchanting location.

Book now to secure your spot on this remarkable adventure, offering an easy glacier hike with an experienced guide. 

Embark on a memorable exploration of Solheimajokull glacier and the captivating landscapes of Iceland's South Coast. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Guided glacier hike
Specialized glacier gear
All required safety equipment
English-speaking certified adventure guide


Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing

What to bring

Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves
Good hiking shoes

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Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented and paid for online.

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