Glacier Experience | Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull Glacier

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

Meet us at our glacier base next to Sólheimajökull glacier to begin an easy glacier hike, suitable for everybody! We invite you to visit with us a fantastic glacial world with our experienced and friendly glacier guides and a tour perfectly designed to make the most of your time in Iceland. Solheimajökull glacier is an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull and the glacier tongue located closest to the capital Reykjavík. Here you can make the first encounter with all the wonders that glaciers have to offer: amazing blue colours, shapes of ice you would never have thought to be possible and the freshest glacial water to be found anywhere on the planet. 

We will start our tour with a short walk from the meeting point towards the glacier tongue. Our guide will tell you about the geology of Sólheimajökull glacier that is so intricately interwoven with volcanism. You will first arrive at a glacial lagoon, adding to the unique charm of this breathtaking location. 

Soon it is time for you to gear up and your guide will show you how to walk on a glacier safely. It is paramount to have an experienced and qualified glacier guide to help you navigate the crevasses of this glacier tongue. Your safety is our main concern so that you can enjoy the ancient ice in confidence! You will be able to experience the way the Icelandic wind and weather have shaped the surface of the glacier tongue. You will also be able to see sinkholes (called "moulins") and other unusual shapes created by the natural elements. 

The time spent on the glacier tongue is about 1 to 1.5 hours, and the total length of the tour is about 2.5 hours. This tour was designed to make the most accessible glacier hike for any fitness level, so make sure to join us if you want to experience an introduction into Icelandic glaciers.

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Included

Guided glacier hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier with an certified glacier guide and all specialized glacier gear; including glacier crampons, ice axe and other glacier safety equipment.

Activities

Glacier Hiking

Attractions

Sólheimajökull

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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