Exciting 8-Hour Solheimajokull Glacier Hike with Seljalandsfoss from Reykjavik or Selfoss

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Reykjavík, Iceland
8 hours
All year
Minimum age
10 years old


Make your trip to Iceland extra exciting by joining this eight-hour glacier hiking tour to Solheimajokull from Reykjavik or Selfoss. This adventure offers the thrill of glacier hiking and concludes with a visit to the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, making it a perfect day trip for nature enthusiasts.

Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik or Selfoss. A comfortable vehicle will transport you and a small group not exceeding 15 through the picturesque South Icelandic countryside, providing scenic views along the way. 

For the next eight hours, your small group will be in the capable hands of an experienced English-speaking guide. They will provide personalized assistance while enriching your experience with exciting trivia about Iceland.

The tour's main highlight is the Solheimajokull glacier, an outlet glacier of the mighty Mydalsjokull ice cap. Solheimajokull is known for its dramatic ice formations with volcanic ash streaks and scenic surrounding views. 

Upon arrival at the glacier's parking lot, you'll have a safety briefing while suiting up with all the necessary gear for the hike. Your booking includes crampons, helmets, and ice axes, ensuring you are fully prepared for the icy terrain.

On your part, it's essential to come dressed in weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy hiking boots. Layers are recommended to stay warm and dry, and waterproof outerwear is a must to protect against the unpredictable Icelandic weather.

The glacier hike offers a mix of adventure and education. As you traverse the glacier, your guide will share insights into the glacier's formation, its current state, and the effects of climate change on its structure. 

Atop Solheimajokull, you'll encounter breathtaking ice formations. The guide will lead you through crevasses, ice ridges, and ice walls of different colorations. The experience of walking on ancient landscapes with the sound of ice crunching beneath your feet is an experience you'll remember for years to come.

After an adventurous time on the glacier, you'll return to the parking lot. Here, you can relax briefly and reflect on the day's adventures as you prepare for the next part of the journey.

The tour continues with a visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most iconic natural wonders. Known for its unique feature of allowing visitors to walk behind the cascading water, Seljalandsfoss offers a mesmerizing experience. 

You'll have time to explore the area, take photos, and feel the refreshing spray of the waterfall.

The tour concludes with a scenic drive back to your accommodation in Reykjavik or Selfoss, allowing you to soak in the beauty of Iceland's South Coast one last time. 

This eight-hour glacier hiking tour to Solheimajokull and a visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall promises an unforgettable day filled with natural wonders and thrilling experiences. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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English-speaking guide
Glacier equipment (helmet, crampons, ice axe)
Transportation from Reykjavik or Selfoss
Free Wi-Fi on the tour vehicle
Small group tour experience


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Rain gear
Sturdy hiking shoes
Gloves and hat
Water bottle

Good to know

Pick-up and drop-off are available for Reykjavik and Selfoss. Pick-up has a 30-minute window and starts at 8:00 am.

The tour is not recommended for pregnant travelers and those with heart conditions.

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