Private 3-Hour Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking Tour in South Iceland with Expert Guide

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Tröll Expeditions Solheimajokull, Sólheimajökulsvegur, Vík, Icel
3 hours
Minimum age
8 years old


Explore one of South Iceland’s biggest glaciers on foot with this amazing three-hour private hiking tour of the Solheimajokull glacier. Anyone who wants to go glacier hiking with an expert tour guide to themselves should book this tour today.

You’ll start your tour by meeting your expert local guide at the departure point in the Solheimajokull glacier parking lot. Your guide will equip you with the safety gear you need to hike on the glacier, including helmets, crampons, harnesses, and carabiners. You’ll also receive a thorough safety briefing to ensure you stay safe during the hike.

Once you’re ready to go, you’ll start the hike with a brisk 30-minute walk to the Solheimajokull glacier. This glacier is part of the larger Myrdalsjokull glacier, the fourth-largest in Iceland and one of the biggest in Europe.

When you arrive at the glacier, your guide will give you some time to enjoy the views. You’ll see blue ice thousands of years old, and you’ll have plenty of time to take fantastic photographs of this natural beauty. Since this is a private tour, you’ll also be able to ask your guide to take some great photos of you and your friends.

Now that you’ve taken some beautiful pictures, it’ll be time to start the hike. Your guide will lead you over the glacier, showing you interesting natural features such as cracks, crevasses, and moulins (vertical shafts). 

Some of these moulins lead down to the bottom of the glacier, to the Katla volcano beneath it. The Katla volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland. It’s connected to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which famously erupted in 2010 and caused widespread air travel disruption. 

While on your glacier hike, you may be able to see as far as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano if the weather is clear. However, even if the day is a little cloudy, the views surrounding you will be incredible. 

As you trek over the ice and enjoy the panoramic views, your guide can tell you more about the glacier. You’ll discover how it was formed and how global warming has affected it. Your guide will also be happy to answer any questions about the area. 

Exploring the stunning Solheimajokull glacier with a private guide gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the icecaps in Iceland. You’ll create memories that will last you a lifetime and return home with amazing photos to treasure forever. 

Discover the beauty of one of Iceland’s incredible glaciers on foot with this private glacier trekking tour in South Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Safety equipment (harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axes, etc.)
Private tour


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Warm gloves and a hat
Fully charged camera
Water bottle
Packed lunch or a snack
Sturdy hiking shoes (you can rent these from the tour provider if needed)

Good to know

In the event of extreme or unsafe weather conditions, the tour provider reserves the right to cancel this tour. If it isn't safe to run your tour, you will be offered the opportunity to reschedule or accept a refund.

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