Small-Group 4-Hour Glacier-Hiking Tour on Solheimajokull

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Tour starts
Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, 221, Iceland
3,5 hours
All year
Minimum age
14 years old


Book this incredible guided excursion to experience the thrill of ice climbing and glacier hiking on the frozen expanse of the Solheimajokull glacier. Those eager to have an exciting adventure and learn more about glacier formation should book this small-group glacier-hiking and ice-climbing tour now.

Your tour starts at the meeting point at the Solheimajokull parking lot, where you'll meet the expert local guide leading the tour and the rest of the guests. This excursion is a small-group tour with a ratio of six guests to one guide.

A small-group tour means it can be tailored to your group's needs and abilities. You'll get plenty of time with your guide for expert tuition, and you can ask any questions you may have.

Your guide will give you a thorough safety briefing and all the equipment you need to go out onto the ice, including ropes, a harness, crampons, a helmet, and ice axes.

This tour is suitable for all levels of experience, whether you're an expert climber, have tried ice climbing before, or are a complete beginner. If it is your first time on the ice, your guide will help you every step of the way.

Solheimajokull glacier is an outlet glacier extending from the Myrdalsjokull ice cap in South Iceland. It's known for its dramatic and accessible ice formations, making it a popular spot for tourists and scientists.

Today, you'll have the opportunity to explore this incredible wonder on foot. During the tour, your knowledgeable guide will tell you more about the glacier's formation, how it has moved over the years, and the impact of climate change on the glacial ice.

You'll embark on a hike on the glacier's surface. Glacier hikes provide a perfect opportunity to get closer to the frozen river. You'll see its uneven surface, dramatic cracks, and deep crevasses. The glacier also offers stunning views of the Atlantic coast, so make sure you bring your camera.

If you want to take the tour up a notch, you can also go ice climbing during the excursion. Your guide will show you the basics and provide clear instructions as you descend into a crevasse or ascend an icy cliff.

You'll spend around two hours climbing and hiking on the ice. Your journey will cover roughly 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), with about two hours of moving time overall. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of Iceland's glaciers in a brand-new way. You'll return to the meeting point at the end of the tour, ready to continue your adventures in Iceland or head home.

Don't miss this exciting experience of ice hiking and climbing on the Solheimajokull glacier. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Glacier gear
Ice axe
Expert, English-speaking guide




Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing

What to bring

Good hiking shoes
Warm, waterproof clothing
Hat and gloves
Comfortable day backpack
Reusable water bottle
Fully charged camera

Good to know

If weather conditions aren't good, the date of the tour may be changed. If a new date cannot be provided, you will receive a refund.

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