Discover Solheimajokull | Hiking Day Tour (Small Groups)

Sólheimajökull Glacier is actually an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, as well as the source of the river Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi.
Going on a glacier hike is one of the most ultimate and authentic Icelandic experiences you can have during your stay in the land of ice and fire.
Since this tour is a small group experience, get ready to feel alone in the world when on top of Sólheimajökull's seemingly infinite ice sheet.
All glacier hikes in Iceland provide their guests with special ice crampons to attach to their hiking boots to make the icy ascend possible.
When hiking up a glacier such as Sólheimajökull, remember to pack your camera to capture the wonder-world of ice that awaits you.
The ice on Sólheimajökull Glacier functions like a big mirror for the sun, making the scenery all the more bright and lucid.
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Feel the freeze with this easy hike on Solheimajökull icecap glacier and explore the incredible beauty of this country's unique nature. This is the perfect tour opportunity for travellers to Iceland looking to get up close and personal with the fantastic nature found under the Arctic Circle.

Upon arrival to the glacier, you will meet your certified glacier guide. The tour will start with an introduction to the equipment and safety rules necessary for a safe exploration of the glacier.

You will follow your guide for a short walk across pitch-black, volcanic ash, making your way one step at a time towards the ice cap. This will be done in a small group (maximum 12 people per guide), ensuring a more personalized experience. 

As you walk through this incredible valley, your guide is likely to point out the fact that, only a few years ago, this very spot was once covered by the glacier. It is important to take notice here that Iceland's glaciers are receding rapidly, and one day might not be accessible to visitors.

At the glacier edge, you'll lace up your crampons and follow the guide out onto the ice. Here, you will discover the otherworldly frozen paradise called Sólheimajokull Glacier. During your time exploring the ice cap, you will see how primal elements have shaped the glacier, creating labyrinths of ice ridges, crevasses, sinkholes and pale blue moulins.

The duration of the tour is approximately 2.5 - 3 hours with about 1.5 hours on the actual ice. From your position atop the glacier, you will also be privy to incredible panoramic views of South Iceland. Make sure not to forget your camera! 

So what are you waiting for? Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of Iceland's giant ice caps, hiking the incredible Solheimajokull glacier in South Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Sólheimajökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00 11:00, 13:30, 14:30,

You meet us at the departure location.
Parking lot by Solheimajokull Café
  • Small group guarantee

  • Guided glacier hiking tour on Solheimajökull glacier

  • Certified glacier guide

  • All necessary glacier gear needed

  • Hiking shoes (can be rented as an extra)

  • Transport to & from Reykjavik

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Head-wear and gloves

  • Good hiking shoes

Good to know:

Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented directly through the operator if you let them know in an advance.


We arrived at the car park where we met our tour guide, Zeki. His friendly approach ensured the group right from the start gelled together. His knowledge and passion made for a brilliant experience, allowing us to learn about the glacier while taking in the truly amazing scenery. Zeki made the tour very enjoyable, sharing his own stories and experiences and his love for what he does. We would highly recommend this tour, a great price and a great way to experience such a natural phenomenon!

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Guests/Clients are advised that all outdoor activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and activities carry an inherent risk and Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your tour. Depending on your chosen trip you may be requested by Arctic Adventures or its partners to sign an additional liability release on location prior to certain excursions. 

Cancellation policy:
You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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Discover Solheimajokull | Hiking Day Tour (Small Groups)

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