Glacier Discovery on Sólheimajökull | Easy Difficulty

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Sólheimajökull
Duration
2,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age:
8 years old

Join this easy and accessible glacier hike on the epic Sólheimajökull glacier, found in South Iceland, and see for yourself the giant crevasses, unique formations and deep sinkholes. This is the perfect tour opportunity for both visitors looking for an introduction to Iceland’s glacier and glacier hiking and for those looking to maximise their valuable time in the country’s picturesque south. 

Your tour begins at the Sólheimajökull Parking Lot where you will meet your guide and group, and be fitted with crampons, helmet and a harness. You will then proceed to walk toward the glacier snout, a relaxed 15-minute hike along the serene glacier lagoon that surrounds the glacier valley. When you reach the ice, you will gear up for the glacier hike and your expert guide will demonstrate to you how to safely travel on the ice cap.

Then you will start to make your way around the onto the ice. Your guide will safely navigate the ice and lead you through a maze of crevasses and ice features. You’ll find your guides constantly chopping steps and routes into the ice (in order to provide easy access up the icecap), so no tours are ever exactly the same due to the constantly changing nature of glaciers.

Different seasons offer a different experience on Iceland’s glaciers, making them a fantastic attraction to revisit on return trips. In the summer, you will get the chance to taste the fresh glacier meltwater, while winter allows you to see into the blue, frozen heart of the glacier, as well as traverse numerous ice tunnels. 

During the hike, your guide will also share his knowledge of the Icelandic glaciers and their important role in the country’s culture and geological history. All glacier guides in Iceland are passionate about their environment and have gone through a rigorous training program in order to ensure safety on the ice cap. 

This is a tour suited for the whole family and no prior glacier experience is needed. So why the holdup? Hurry now and secure your spot on this marvellous tour hiking the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Guiding services
Glacier gear
Safety equipment

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing

Attractions

Sólheimajökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Vík í Mýrdal
South Coast

What to bring

Warm clothing
Rain gear
Hiking boots

Good to know

Minimum shoe size is 34EU (3US). The crampons needed for this tour do not safely fit a smaller shoe size.

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