Private 3.5-Hour Glacier Hiking Tour of Solheimajokull Glacier | Meet on Location

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Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, Sólheimajökulsvegur, Iceland
3,5 hours
All year
Minimum age
5 years old


Experience one of the most exciting activities in Iceland by joining this 3.5-hour glacier hiking in Solheimajokull glacier. Travelers who want to venture into the icy wilderness of Iceland to see breathtaking landscapes and views will enjoy the experience that this private tour brings.

Your day tour in Iceland begins at the parking lot of the Solheimajokull glacier, 102 miles (165 kilometers) from Reykjavik. Since this is a meet-on-location trip, you’re responsible for your transfer from the Icelandic capital or other locations in the country.

Fortunately, the meeting point is accessible and easy to navigate via online maps, as it’s just near the ring road of Iceland in the South Coast region.

You’ll meet your friendly tour guide at the parking lot, who will brief you about your glacier excursion. They will accommodate any questions you want and provide you with information, stories, and trivia about Iceland throughout the journey.

On your part in making the journey more enjoyable, don’t forget to dress in a weatherproof jacket with warm layers. A pair of sturdy hiking shoes, snacks, and water are also necessary because you have to walk in rugged terrain for hours.

The guide will then lead you to the glacier’s end through a 20-minute walk. The travel can take shorter or longer depending on your pace. Regardless, the impressive view of the massive glacier becomes more exciting as you get nearer.

Solheimajokull glacier measures five miles (eight kilometers) long and a mile wide. It’s part of an even larger ice cap called Myrdalsjokull, which conceals one of the most famous volcanoes in Iceland, Katla.

As soon as you arrive on the edge of the Solheimajokull glacier, a spectacular view of rugged landscapes covered in snow and ice will welcome you. Being on top of an ice cap is a whole different excitement than just seeing it from a distance.

Before hiking on the glacier, you’ll gear up with all the necessary glacier equipment for a safe and comfortable experience. Included here are crampons, harnesses, hiking poles, and a helmet. 

The most awaited part of this adventure happens as soon as you step on the ice with your crampons. Enjoy walking, hiking, and climbing above the otherworldly geological formations of Solheimajokull. Crevasses, moulins, and ice ridges dot the mighty surface of the glacier.

In addition, since this is a private tour with your family or friends, you’re free to explore at your own pace. With the tour guide’s expertise, you’ll access the best areas of the ice.

Your time on the glacier takes about two and a half hours. To complete your experience, don’t forget to take photos to commemorate this unforgettable trip.

The glacier hiking excursion ends as you return to the Solheimajokull parking lot, where you began the trip 3.5 hours ago.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see the frozen beauty of Iceland on this private glacier hiking tour of Solheimajokull glacier. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Experienced, English-speaking guide
Glacier hiking equipment (crampons, harness, hiking poles, ice axe, and helmet)
Private tour experience, only you, no one else in the group


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm and weatherproof clothing with layers
Sturdy hiking shoes
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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