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Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull | Small Group

Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull | Small Group

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Mýrdalsjökulsvegur, Iceland
Duration
3 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Oct. - Apr.
Minimum age:
None

Explore the fascinating and awe-inspiring ice sheets of Sólheimajökull glacier on foot. Sólheimajökull is a glacier tongue extending from the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier, right on Iceland's South Coast. 

Make your way along the Ring Road and meet your guides on location for one of Iceland´s most popular day trips. This is a small group tour of only 6 guests accompanied by an experienced and qualified local Icelandic guide.

On the glacier, you'll get to experience first hand the effects of climate change. This is both an insightful and real way to get to know one of Iceland´s wonders in depth. On this hike, you will see and hear all about the glacial features, enjoy stunning scenery and hear interesting facts about Iceland's history and formation.

Depending on weather conditions, the group may venture off the beaten track, going higher up onto the glacier hopefully getting some alone time in order to reflect on the majesty around them. If your group is up for it, then there might also be a bit of ice climbing involved. This tour is a 'one for all and all for one' type of tour so we try to adapt to different fitness levels and keep everybody safe.

Remember to bring your camera on this tour, as you'll have the possibility to capture some amazing pictures.

Sólheimajökull is one of the best places in the world to see the way global warming is changing our planet, the ice you will be walking on is about 600 years old and is rapidly melting. 

You will see where the edge of the glacier was 40 years ago and the ice lagoon it leaves behind when it recedes. You will also see some of the effects the next neighbour has had on the glacier, as you will see ash from the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull volcano and how it has changed the landscape around it over the years.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime experience enjoying the company of others in a unique place, a place where nature is at its most breathtaking where you feel just how powerful it is.

Join this tour and get a  glacier hike ticked off your bucket list! Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Local, Experienced Glacier Guide
Crampons
Helmet
Harnesses
Ice Axe

Activities

Glacier Hiking

Attractions

Sólheimajökull
Mýrdalsjökull

What to bring

Warm clothing
Sturdy hiking boots (essential to fit the crampons).
Waterproof jacket & pants.
Your Camera
Snacks and Refreshments

Good to know

Smallest group in Iceland only 6 per guide. Please make sure to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the beginning of your tour so as to avoid any delays. Also, be aware that weather is extremely unpredictable in Iceland, thus you should always make sure to dress appropriately for any given situation.

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