Breathtaking 6-Hour Hike at Solheimajokull with Panoramic Glacier Views

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Tour starts
Sólheimajökull, Iceland
Duration
6 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Jun. - Aug.
Minimum age
14 years old

Description

Enjoy a picturesque and mostly downhill six-hour hike along a little-visited trekking route at Solheimajokull. Travelers who want an active adventure marveling at the best panoramic glacier and South Coast vistas should book this tour now.

Your excursion begins when you meet your certified glacier guide at the Solheimajokull Base Camp next to the glacier. Solheimajokull glacier lies under the mighty Myrdalsjokull ice cap and is one of the most accessible glaciers from Reykjavik.

You should wear warm layers and have good hiking boots for the trail. Ensure you bring sufficient water and snacks; your guide will carry any necessary safety equipment.

Once the group is ready, the guide will transport you in a glacier truck up to the Myrdalsjokull glacier. You’ll drive about 2460 feet (750 meters) up the glacier to the starting point for the hike. 

This hike is called the Glacier Panorama Trail for its phenomenal views. Before you even begin your walk, you’ll understand how the trail earns its name because you can see two famous volcanoes from the hike’s starting point on a clear day. 

Katla is nearby, and the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier is in the distance. The latter erupted in 2010, causing widespread disruption to air traffic across Europe.

From there, you’ll begin the mostly downhill hike back toward the Solheimajokull base. The trail boasts epic vistas featuring Iceland’s geological wonders, sculpted over thousands of years.

As you enjoy a relatively easy hike, you’ll love appreciating the contrast of stunning glaciers, black sand beaches, and the Atlantic ocean. Take your time to breathe in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes.

Ensure you’ve got your camera ready to capture incredible shots for lasting memories. The Glacier Panorama Trail is a little-traveled path, so it’s the perfect location to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the tranquil setting. Don’t be surprised if there’s no one else around apart from your group and perhaps a few sheep!

Your informative tour leader will share insights about the surrounding landscapes as you traverse the pristine terrain. Make sure you stick to the trail and listen to any instructions from your guide.

Enjoy the diverse scenery as you walk back to the lowlands and finish at the parking lot starting point. After an enjoyable hike boasting unbeatable views in a peaceful setting, you’re free to spend the rest of your day as you choose.

Don’t miss the chance to witness some of the country’s best glacier panoramas on an awe-inspiring six-hour hike that isn’t too demanding on your energy. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Included

Experienced and qualified glacier guide
Transport in a glacier truck
Group safety equipment carried by guide
Maximum of 14 people per guide

Activities

Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Water and snacks
Hiking boots
Hiking poles, if desired

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