Private Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull Glacier

Private Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull Glacier
The South Coast, as seen from a glacier hike upon Sólheimajökull glacier.
The sun gleams against the ice of Sólheimajökull glacier, so bring sunglasses.
Most glacier lagoons are like this one by Sólheimajökull; small and dirty.
Unusual bumps and ridges add to the landscapes of Sólheimajökull glacier on Iceland's south.
A looming crevasse in the ice of Sólheimajökull glacier on Iceland's South Coast.
Layers of volcanic ash streak through the glacier Sólheimajökull, revealing the history of Iceland's eruptions.

Spice up your Iceland vacation with an exhilarating hike across the ice cap of Sólheimajökull glacier, and do so only with your favourite people. This private glacier hiking tour is perfect for those looking for a more personalised and individual experience as they travel through this frosty wilderness. 

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull, located on the South Coast of Iceland, and those travelling this beautiful stretch of coastline can meet the guides at the glacier's parking lot. If you prefer, you can opt for a pickup from either Reykjavík city or various towns on the South Coast. As this is a private tour, you get to decide when the glacier hike starts, allowing you to tailor this excursion to your holiday. 

Once at the root of the glacier, you will receive all necessary glacier gear such as crampons and a helmet. The experienced mountain guide will teach you how to use the equipment and tell you a little bit about your surrounding environment before you ascend the mighty ice cap.

You will then make your way up the icy but easily accessible slopes, witnessing on the way the incredible ice formations and crevasses. You'll pass majestic peaks, coloured both white from fresh snow and black from past volcanic eruptions, and look inside glacier moulins to see the electric blue shade of the glacier. 

This private tour aims to get away from the crowds and to find the nooks and corners of the glacier in which you can be alone and enjoy the silence of your surroundings, as well as the incredible views.

So, don't wait! Add this exciting adventure to your vacation and tailor this tour to best fit your needs. Breath in the fresh mountain air on top of Sólheimajökull on this immersive glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Departure on request.

Sólheimajökull parking lot. Road 221 South Iceland

The meeting location for this tour is at the parking lot in-front of Sólheimajökull glacier. Road 221

  • Glacier gear such as ice ax, helmet and crampons

  • Certified glacier guide

  • Private tour

  • Transport to and from Sólheimajökull (can be added during booking)

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing

  • Hat

  • Gloves

  • Good hiking shoes

Good to know:

1. Pick up/drop off, Hvolsvöllur/Hella area = 2,500 ISK pp each way (Pick up can start up to 30 minutes prior to tour departure*)

2. Pick up/drop off, Selfoss/Vík area = 5.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up can start 1 hour prior to tour departure*)

3. Pick up/drop off, Reykjavík = 10.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up starts up to 2 hours prior to tour departure*)

*Please note that it can take us up to 30 minutes to arrive to your location.

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No credit card fees
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