Private 4.5-Hour Ice Climbing in Solheimajokull Glacier | Meet on Location

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Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, Sólheimajökulsvegur, Iceland
4,5 hours
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Challenge yourself with an adventurous yet fulfilling activity in Iceland with this ice climbing tour in Solheimajokull glacier. Families and groups of friends who want to try an adrenaline-pumping experience while surrounded by icy wilderness should take advantage of this private tour.

Your unforgettable trip to Iceland starts at the Solheimajokull glacier parking lot in the South Coast region. This meeting point, 102 miles (165 kilometers) from Reykjavik, is easy to locate from Iceland’s Route 1 or ring road using GPS and online maps.

You’ll meet your friendly and experienced tour guide at the parking lot, who will provide you with the best assistance throughout the 4.5-hour journey. They will also tell you interesting facts, stories, and folklore while you’re exploring the glacier.

Solheimajokull glacier is one of the most popular glaciers in Iceland because of its stunning landscapes and proximity to the Icelandic capital. It’s an outlet glacier of an even larger ice cap called Myrdalsjokull, where the notorious Katla volcano lies.

Before your ice climbing experience, the group will take a short hike towards and on the glacier. The excitement builds up from here as you notice your surroundings change from the rocky valley to the icy terrain.

The guide will provide you with all the necessary glacier equipment, briefing, and demonstration to ensure your safety while on the ice. In particular, you’ll gear up with helmets, crampons, harnesses, hiking poles, boots, and ice climbing axes.

The tour’s highlight kicks off as soon as you start climbing the majestic ice walls of the Solheimajokull glacier. You can start with a smaller wall to get the right pace before challenging yourself with a higher one.

While playing on the glacier, the diverse landscapes surrounding you are breathtaking to see. Ridges, moulins, and crevasses of different colorations crissross the surface of Solheimajokull. If you’re up for the challenge, you can also try descending or climbing down a large crevasse for a unique experience. 

Even beginners will enjoy this adventure because the guide will assist you properly. This private tour allows you to move comfortably and at your pace. The expert guide will accommodate the skill level of your family, friends, or small group. 

On the other hand, even if this isn’t your first time joining, ice climbing and hiking will still interest you. Every trip is unique because the landscapes of the glacier are ever-changing.

The total hike covered on your tour takes nearly two miles (four kilometers), while your ice climbing expedition is non-stop fun for over three hours.

After a successful run on the Solheimajokull glacier, the group will head back to the parking lot, signaling the end of your private tour in Iceland.

Conquer the most diverse formations of the Solheimajokull glacier, from ice walls to crevasses, on this private ice climbing tour in Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Experienced, English-speaking guide
Glacier hiking equipment (crampons, harness, hiking poles, ice axe, helmet, and boots)
Private tour experience, only you in the group


Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing

What to bring

Warm and weatherproof clothing with layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf
Snacks and water

Good to know

- Tour joiners are required to arrive at the meeting location at least 15 minutes before the departure.

- Pick-up and drop-off services from Reykjavik or any Icelandic town are not part of the tour price.

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Lucas Scarpati

Lucas Scarpati

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The best glacier guide ever. Speaks English and Spanish.

Jokull Veigarsson

Jokull Veigarsson

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Icelandic most fun glacier guide ever.

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