Private 3-Hour Meet-on-Location Glacier Hike at Solheimajokull

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Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, 221, Iceland
3 hours
English, Czech, Slovak
June - Oct.
Minimum age
8 years old


Discover the enchanting beauty of the Solheimajokull glacier on this exciting three-hour glacier hike. Adventurous travelers keen to immerse themselves in the magnificent icy world of Iceland should book this private tour now.

Your excursion begins when you meet your expert glacier guide on location at the Solheimajokull glacier parking lot. The tour's starting point is approximately 101 miles (164 kilometers) from Reykjavik.

All guides are excellent English speakers, and some are also fluent in Slovak and Czech. Your guide will provide a safety briefing and give you the necessary equipment for the hike. The gear includes crampons, a helmet, and an ice axe.

Because this is a private trip, you can begin the adventure as soon as you're ready. There's no need to wait for other participants, and you'll have your guide's full attention. 

First, you'll take an easy walk along a gravel path to the glacier's edge. As you get closer, you'll reach a beautiful lagoon dotted with icebergs that have broken away from the glacier. It's a gorgeous sight, yet a reminder the glacier is constantly retreating due to rising temperatures.

When you reach the glacier's edge, your guide will help you put on your crampons so you're ready to walk across the ice. Then, it's time to head off on your explorations across the vast icy expanse.

On a private tour, you get a fully personalized service. Your guide can walk at your pace to maximize your enjoyment. 

You'll also have many opportunities to ask questions and enjoy close interaction. Your guide will share their expert knowledge about the glacier's environment, geology, and history, adding fascinating insights to your experience.

As you walk, bask in your incredible surroundings. Your guide will lead you to spectacular crevasses and impressive ice formations. Ensure your camera is ready to capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Solheimajokull is known for its breathtaking views. It's an outlet glacier of the much larger Myrdalsjokull ice cap. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the South Coast and beyond from your unbeatable vantage point on the glacier.

After exploring all the glacier's best features, your guide will lead you back to the starting point. You'll traverse the ice before removing your crampons and walking back along the path to the parking lot.

The tour finishes at the parking lot, and you can continue your adventures in Iceland independently. After your excursion, you will be in an excellent location to visit the South Coast's most famous waterfalls and beaches.

Don't miss the chance to have an up-close glacier encounter on this private three-hour guided glacier hiking tour at Solheimajokull. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Guided glacier hike on Solheimajokull
All necessary equipment, including a helmet, crampons, and an ice axe
Expert, English-speaking glacier guide
Private tour experience


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing, including thermal base layers and a waterproof jacket and pants
Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots
Snacks and water bottle

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