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Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing | Only 4 Persons per Tour

Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing | Only 4 Persons per Tour
Skogafoss is one of the most popular waterfalls along the South Coast.
Glacier hiking & ice climbing both require lots of specialist equipment.
It can't get any more adventurous than hiking up one of Iceland's mighty glaciers.
Never go on a glacier unless supervised by a guide.
Ice climbing requires skill, patience and a little courage! Fear not, your guide will take you through it step by step.
You will use ice-axes to scale up the ice wall.
Based on 6 traveller reviews

Reach new and exciting heights with this personalised glacier hiking and ice climbing tour on the staggering Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour boasts a 4:1 customer to guide ratio (the smallest in the country) ensuring the highest levels of safety and a level of intimacy that is bound to make this experience an unforgettable highlight on your travels through Iceland. 

You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik, before embarking on a two-hour journey down the South Coast of Iceland. If you do not need a pickup, you can meet your guides at Sólheimajökull parking lot on Road 221.

Either way, reaching the glacier is a truly majestic drive, with amazing opportunities to see ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes. Your driver will make one stop along the way for bathroom breaks and the chance to get a spot for lunch.

When you arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier, your guide will take you through the gearing up process. Once you are fully attired, you will begin your hike up the glacier, navigating this new world of ice crevasses and snow. On the lookout for a suitable climbing area, you will finally reach the perfect spot.

Here, your guide will take you through the basic principles of ice climbing and offer you feedback on your technique. Between climbing sessions, your guide will also take the time to teach you about the glacier's formation and history, all the while taking you to new and interesting spots for you to continue your practice.

After roughly 4 hours ice climbing through the glacier, your guide will lead the group back down. On your trip back to Reykjavík, you will make a short stop at the incredibly beautiful Skógarfoss waterfall. 

Don't delay booking this once in a lifetime experience to climb the intricate crevasses waiting for you at  Sólheimajökull glacier. Check the booking availability now by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Ice Climbing, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00. 10:45,

Arrival at the front of your accommodation at 08:00AM. We will be looking forward traveling with you.

  • Certified AIMG Glacier Guide

  • Private transfer

  • Mountaineering boots

  • Rainwear

  • Crampons

  • Harness

  • Ice Axe

  • Helmet

  • Snacks & Lunch (can be bought on the tour)

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothing

  • Hat

  • Gloves

  • Small Backpack (optional)

  • water bottle (optional)

Good to know:

Groups never exceed a group size of 4 participants on the Glacier hike. Lowest guest to guide ratio in Iceland!

Bring a warm jacket with you to maximize your climbing experience.


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!00% Worth the money. A 4 person group size made the tour far more personal and enjoyable. The glacier was stunning, the guide was great, and plenty of time was spent ice-climbing. Finished the day completely satisfied.
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I think it’s the better tour can you make because you are only 4 and it’s perfect for the walk and the iceclimbing. The guide was so nice and he always listen to us and explain so mutch thing about Island. Perfect equipement. Please don’t hesitate and go.
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Our experience walking and climbing Sólvallajökull Glacier was above and beyond expectation. Our guide, Kiddi, took four novices and taught us to rappel and climb. It was so much fun and we felt completely safe. Highly recommended!
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The group size of 4 is perfect. Our guide is very friendly and knowledgeable. We felt safe and have lots of fun climbing and exploring the glacier. I'd highly recommend this tour to all levels of climbers and hikers even if you never rock climbing before.
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