Private 5-Hour Extreme Glacier Hike & Climbing on Solheimajokull | Meet on Location

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Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, Sólheimajökulsvegur, Iceland
5 hours
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Spice up your trip to the land of fire and ice by taking this extreme glacier hiking and ice climbing tour in Solheimajokull. Adventurers keen on exploring the icy wilderness and terrain of an Icelandic glacier with the convenience of a private tour should book this five-hour experience today.

Your private tour in Iceland begins at the Solheimajokull glacier parking lot in the South Coast region, 102 miles (165 kilometers) from Reykjavik. This area is easy to locate through GPS and marked routes from Iceland's ring road, so you won't have difficulty finding it.

Upon arriving at the meeting point, you'll meet your experienced, English-speaking guide with extensive expertise in navigating the frozen wonders of the Solheimajokull glacier. They will ensure you're safe and having fun while exploring atop the ice, sharing exciting stories, folklore, and trivia about Iceland.

Solheimajokull glacier is a top destination in Iceland for hiking and climbing tours. Its diverse terrain, with an extraordinary length of five miles (eight kilometers) long, is the perfect canvass for glacier adventures. Its proximity to Reykjavik is also appealing to many travelers.

Before stepping on the rugged ice, the guide will ask you to suit up with all the glacier equipment included in the tour package. In particular, you'll gear up with a helmet, crampons, hiking poles, harnesses, ropes, ice climbing axes, and other technical gear.

Once ready, the guide will take you on a thrilling hike across the icy expanse of the glacier. Frozen crevasses, rugged ice formations, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes await you atop the Solheimajokull glacier.

As this is a private tour, your group can set the pace and level of difficulty for the hike and climb. If it's your first time, fret not, as the guide will accommodate your skills. Meanwhile, if you're looking for a more extreme challenge, this tour can provide you with it.

One of the trip's highlights is the ice climbing experience, where you'll climb up different heights of ice walls. The climb can be challenging but is suitable for all levels of experience, with your expert guide providing the necessary instruction and support.

The experience of being suspended high above the ice is truly unforgettable, and you'll feel a sense of accomplishment upon reaching each summit.

While navigating the glacier, you can also learn about its fascinating history and geology. The guide will tell you exciting stories, trivia, and folklore about Solheimajokull, including information about the impact of climate change on the ice sheets.

After a satisfying four hours atop the Solheimajokull glacier, you'll return to the parking lot, marking the end of this tour.

Conquer the rugged ice terrain of the Solheimajokull glacier with the help of a private guide on this glacier hiking and ice climbing tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Experienced, English-speaking guide
Glacier hiking and ice climbing equipment (crampons, harness, hiking poles, ice axe, ropes, and helmet)
Private tour experience, only you in the group


Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Sturdy hiking boots
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf
Snacks and water

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Tour joiners are required to arrive at the meeting location at least 15 minutes before the departure.

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