Memorable 4-Hour Small-Group Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking Tour

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Sólheimajökull, Iceland
3,5 hours
All year
Minimum age
8 years old


Make lifelong memories with this exciting hike at the Solheimajokull glacier on Iceland’s South Coast. Travelers looking for adventure and beautiful views should book this exciting small-group tour today. 

Your tour starts at the Solheimajokull parking lot, where you will meet your expert guide. Before beginning your hike, you will be fitted for all of your glacier gear, including a helmet, harness, ice ax, and crampons. 

After about 15 minutes of walking along an easy gravel trail, you will reach the base of the impressive Solheimajokull glacier. Here, you will don your crampons, spikes for your shoes that allow you to keep traction on the ice, and have a quick safety briefing before hiking up the glacier.

Solheimajokull glacier is an outlet glacier of the massive Myrdalsjokull glacier, which is unique because it sits on top of the infamous Katla volcano. No need to worry, as hiking on the Solheimajokull glacier is very safe and is a popular activity for people staying in Reykjavik due to its proximity. 

You will be amazed by the incredible, otherworldly views as you walk along the impressive glacier. Marvel at unique ice formations, deep crevasses, and long-range views from overlooks when you stop for a snack break. 

You will spend around two hours on the ice, giving you plenty of time to take photos and soak up the glacier’s beauty. Your guide will educate you on the glacier and the region throughout the hike, making this a great learning experience. 

This hike is accessible to people of most fitness levels. You can do this tour as long as you can walk for a few hours at a moderate pace. Children eight years and older are also welcome on this tour, and it is a beautiful way to introduce them to this unique aspect of Iceland.

Dressing appropriately is essential for today’s trek. The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and change quickly, especially when you are on the glacier. Warm, waterproof layers and sturdy hiking boots are required. 

In addition to the appropriate outdoor gear, you should bring a few other things. Pack a small backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and maybe a thermos with a hot beverage to warm you up during the snack break. You will appreciate having a hat, gloves, and sunglasses. 

There are typically two departures per day, one at 10:00 and one at 15:00. Your drive from Reykjavik will take a couple of hours, so plan accordingly to ensure you get to the meeting point on time.

Travelers seeking an unforgettable adventure hiking along the Solheimajokull glacier in Iceland should book this small-group tour today. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Experienced glacier guide
2 hours of hiking on the glacier
Glacier gear (helmet, harness, crampons, ax)


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Rain jacket and pants
Warm layers
Hat and gloves
Snacks and water 

Good to know

This tour is dependent on the weather, which can change quickly in Iceland. Your guide might have to cancel or reschedule the hike in the case of inclement weather.

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