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11reviews

Ice Climbing Tours

4.9 average category rating
11 reviews
Lowest Prices in Iceland
Best prices guaranteed
5 Tours available
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Solheimajokull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing | Medium Difficulty

Join this exciting glacier walk with an introduction to ice climbing on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull ice cap, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. If you're a travelling daredevil looking for adventure in pristine natural surroundings, this is the tour for you. You will meet your guide at the parking lot of the glacier, where they will prepare you for the day. You will be fitted with ice crampons, harnesses, ice axes and helmets and receive all the necessary safety briefings, before lacing up your boots and beginning your ascent. When everyone is ready, the group will take a short hike to the roots of the glacier. There you will put the crampons on and the guide will teach you the proper use of your glacier gear. You will then step on the ice and into a wonderland of deep crevasses, narrow ridges and glistening ice sculptures. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through this wonderland while telling you all about the history and geology of these disappearing giants. The guide will then take you to a wall of ice or a sinkhole suitable for ice climbing. As this is an introduction to ice climbing and no technical skills are needed, the guide will make sure everyone gets to try a climb that is suitable for their skill level. Since this is a small group experience with a ratio of six hikers per guide, everyone has their chance to shine. Don't forget to bring your camera, as you will want to bring proof of your daringness back home with you. After spending about three hours on the ice; hiking, climbing and enjoying the magnificent scenery, you will head back down from the glacier, take off the crampons and make your way back to the parking lot where the tour ends. Don't miss out on this incredible experience in the land of ice and fire, walking up a glacier and trying your skills at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing | Only 4 Persons per Tour

Reach new and exciting heights with this personalised glacier hiking and ice climbing tour on the staggering Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour boasts a 4:1 customer to guide ratio (the smallest in the country) ensuring the highest levels of safety and a level of intimacy that is bound to make this experience an unforgettable highlight on your travels through Iceland. You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik, before embarking on a two-hour journey down the South Coast of Iceland. If you do not need a pickup, you can meet your guides at Sólheimajökull parking lot on Road 221. Either way, reaching the glacier is a truly majestic drive, with amazing opportunities to see ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes. Your driver will make one stop along the way for bathroom breaks and the chance to get a spot for lunch. When you arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier, your guide will take you through the gearing up process. Once you are fully attired, you will begin your hike up the glacier, navigating this new world of ice crevasses and snow. On the lookout for a suitable climbing area, you will finally reach the perfect spot. Here, your guide will take you through the basic principles of ice climbing and offer you feedback on your technique. Between climbing sessions, your guide will also take the time to teach you about the glacier's formation and history, all the while taking you to new and interesting spots for you to continue your practice. After roughly 4 hours ice climbing through the glacier, your guide will lead the group back down. On your trip back to Reykjavík, you will make a short stop at the incredibly beautiful Skógarfoss waterfall. Don't delay booking this once in a lifetime experience to climb the intricate crevasses waiting for you at Sólheimajökull glacier. Check the booking availability now by choosing a date.

Private Ice Climbing Tour on Solheimajokull glacier

Come along on an ice climbing adventure on Sólheimajökull glacier. Bring your favourite people along on this private tour, where you hike across the white expanse to scale a great wall of ice. Those wanting to add an exciting twist to their holiday should not let this fantastic opportunity pass them by. Located on the beautiful South Coast, Sólheimajökull is a rugged and raw outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull. You can meet your guides at the parking lot of the glacier or, if you prefer, request to be picked up from either Reykjavík or various towns on the South Coast. Because this is a private tour, you get to decide when you depart for your excursion. Should you wish to begin the day early by breathing in the fresh mountain air, you can start in the morning. But if you prefer to visit the cascading waterfalls or black sand beaches of the South Coast before your climb, you can start the tour later. The choice is yours. At the foot of the glacier, your certified glacier guide will give you all gear needed for your adventures, such as crampons, a helmet and an ice axe, as well as teach you how to use the equipment. They will also tell you a little bit about glaciers, from how they are formed to the dangers they face. Then there is nothing left but to go on the crevasse riddled glacier, with your expert guide leading you past its unusual ice formations, jagged ridges, and sinkholes. As you trek across the ancient ice, you and your guide will be looking for a perfect location for the ice climbing. Once the right spot is found, you’ll get to scale a massive ice wall or descend into a crevasse with the help of your glacier equipment and your guide. Combine incredible adventure with the beautiful Icelandic nature on this private ice climbing tour. Secure your spot by booking now! Check availability by choosing a date. Minimum 2 people

Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Vatnajokull National Park

Join this adventurous combo tour of both glacier hiking and ice climbing on a majestic outlet glacier of Vatnajökull during a small-group experience within Vatnajökull National Park. If you’re looking for the ice in the land of ice and fire, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins as you meet your certified glacier guides in Skaftafell, where you’ll check in and receive all the necessary gear for hiking up an ice cap, including crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe. Once you have gone through the safety briefings, you will board a minibus with the rest of your small group of travel companions and drive to the foot of the glacier. Then, it’s time to snap on your crampons, sharpen your axes and begin your hike. Glaciers are powerful beasts in constant formation, and experiencing them from afar can never compare to walking across their surface. Be prepared to witness a wonderland of ice sculptures, narrow ridges and deep crevasses. Your knowledgeable guide will happily share with you the history and geology of this frozen natural marvel, as they bring you to the best viewpoints to enjoy the magnificent mountainscapes around you, including Iceland’s highest summit of Hvannadalshnúkur. What separates this tour from other glacier walks is that your guide will lead you to sturdy ice walls or sinkholes, where you can test your skills in ice climbing. No former experience is needed, and your guide will make sure to match the wall with your skill levels, allowing everyone to have a go at the climb. After approximately three hours of hiking and climbing on the ice, you will make your way back to the minibus and be brought back to base camp. Don’t hesitate in securing your spot on this fantastic combo tour, walking up an ice sheet and testing your luck at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Ice Climbing & Glacier Hiking Day Tour from Reykjavík

We drive out from Reykjavik towards Sólheimajökull outlet glacier for a day out climbing and hiking. The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. This tour offers the whole scale of difficulty, from easy climbing to harder steep walls. Since the tour is focused on climbing, the group travels towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Trip plan: We pick you up at 08:00 at your hotel, please note that it can take about 15 minutes to pick everyone up. We drive along the South coast for about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use rest rooms. At 10:45 we arrive at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where we gear up and start the hike to the glacier. We work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a spot for climbing where we will spend the rest of the day climbing. During the climbing session you will challenge yourself and learn the basic movement of ice climbing while having the most of fun. After a good day of climbing we hike back down and make our way back to Reykjavík, making a short stop at Skógarfoss waterfall. We arrive in Reykjavík between 19:00 and 20:00. Meet us on location! Meet us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 and join the Ice Climbing tour. Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull) Book now for this unforgettable adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

4.9

average

11reviews

Ice Climbing Tours

4.9 average category rating
11 reviews
Lowest Prices in Iceland
Best prices guaranteed
5 Tours available
Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Rating
  • Price
  • Price
  • Duration
  • Duration

Solheimajokull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing | Medium Difficulty

Join this exciting glacier walk with an introduction to ice climbing on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull ice cap, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. If you're a travelling daredevil looking for adventure in pristine natural surroundings, this is the tour for you. You will meet your guide at the parking lot of the glacier, where they will prepare you for the day. You will be fitted with ice crampons, harnesses, ice axes and helmets and receive all the necessary safety briefings, before lacing up your boots and beginning your ascent. When everyone is ready, the group will take a short hike to the roots of the glacier. There you will put the crampons on and the guide will teach you the proper use of your glacier gear. You will then step on the ice and into a wonderland of deep crevasses, narrow ridges and glistening ice sculptures. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through this wonderland while telling you all about the history and geology of these disappearing giants. The guide will then take you to a wall of ice or a sinkhole suitable for ice climbing. As this is an introduction to ice climbing and no technical skills are needed, the guide will make sure everyone gets to try a climb that is suitable for their skill level. Since this is a small group experience with a ratio of six hikers per guide, everyone has their chance to shine. Don't forget to bring your camera, as you will want to bring proof of your daringness back home with you. After spending about three hours on the ice; hiking, climbing and enjoying the magnificent scenery, you will head back down from the glacier, take off the crampons and make your way back to the parking lot where the tour ends. Don't miss out on this incredible experience in the land of ice and fire, walking up a glacier and trying your skills at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing | Only 4 Persons per Tour

Reach new and exciting heights with this personalised glacier hiking and ice climbing tour on the staggering Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour boasts a 4:1 customer to guide ratio (the smallest in the country) ensuring the highest levels of safety and a level of intimacy that is bound to make this experience an unforgettable highlight on your travels through Iceland. You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik, before embarking on a two-hour journey down the South Coast of Iceland. If you do not need a pickup, you can meet your guides at Sólheimajökull parking lot on Road 221. Either way, reaching the glacier is a truly majestic drive, with amazing opportunities to see ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes. Your driver will make one stop along the way for bathroom breaks and the chance to get a spot for lunch. When you arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier, your guide will take you through the gearing up process. Once you are fully attired, you will begin your hike up the glacier, navigating this new world of ice crevasses and snow. On the lookout for a suitable climbing area, you will finally reach the perfect spot. Here, your guide will take you through the basic principles of ice climbing and offer you feedback on your technique. Between climbing sessions, your guide will also take the time to teach you about the glacier's formation and history, all the while taking you to new and interesting spots for you to continue your practice. After roughly 4 hours ice climbing through the glacier, your guide will lead the group back down. On your trip back to Reykjavík, you will make a short stop at the incredibly beautiful Skógarfoss waterfall. Don't delay booking this once in a lifetime experience to climb the intricate crevasses waiting for you at Sólheimajökull glacier. Check the booking availability now by choosing a date.

Private Ice Climbing Tour on Solheimajokull glacier

Come along on an ice climbing adventure on Sólheimajökull glacier. Bring your favourite people along on this private tour, where you hike across the white expanse to scale a great wall of ice. Those wanting to add an exciting twist to their holiday should not let this fantastic opportunity pass them by. Located on the beautiful South Coast, Sólheimajökull is a rugged and raw outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull. You can meet your guides at the parking lot of the glacier or, if you prefer, request to be picked up from either Reykjavík or various towns on the South Coast. Because this is a private tour, you get to decide when you depart for your excursion. Should you wish to begin the day early by breathing in the fresh mountain air, you can start in the morning. But if you prefer to visit the cascading waterfalls or black sand beaches of the South Coast before your climb, you can start the tour later. The choice is yours. At the foot of the glacier, your certified glacier guide will give you all gear needed for your adventures, such as crampons, a helmet and an ice axe, as well as teach you how to use the equipment. They will also tell you a little bit about glaciers, from how they are formed to the dangers they face. Then there is nothing left but to go on the crevasse riddled glacier, with your expert guide leading you past its unusual ice formations, jagged ridges, and sinkholes. As you trek across the ancient ice, you and your guide will be looking for a perfect location for the ice climbing. Once the right spot is found, you’ll get to scale a massive ice wall or descend into a crevasse with the help of your glacier equipment and your guide. Combine incredible adventure with the beautiful Icelandic nature on this private ice climbing tour. Secure your spot by booking now! Check availability by choosing a date. Minimum 2 people

Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Vatnajokull National Park

Join this adventurous combo tour of both glacier hiking and ice climbing on a majestic outlet glacier of Vatnajökull during a small-group experience within Vatnajökull National Park. If you’re looking for the ice in the land of ice and fire, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins as you meet your certified glacier guides in Skaftafell, where you’ll check in and receive all the necessary gear for hiking up an ice cap, including crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe. Once you have gone through the safety briefings, you will board a minibus with the rest of your small group of travel companions and drive to the foot of the glacier. Then, it’s time to snap on your crampons, sharpen your axes and begin your hike. Glaciers are powerful beasts in constant formation, and experiencing them from afar can never compare to walking across their surface. Be prepared to witness a wonderland of ice sculptures, narrow ridges and deep crevasses. Your knowledgeable guide will happily share with you the history and geology of this frozen natural marvel, as they bring you to the best viewpoints to enjoy the magnificent mountainscapes around you, including Iceland’s highest summit of Hvannadalshnúkur. What separates this tour from other glacier walks is that your guide will lead you to sturdy ice walls or sinkholes, where you can test your skills in ice climbing. No former experience is needed, and your guide will make sure to match the wall with your skill levels, allowing everyone to have a go at the climb. After approximately three hours of hiking and climbing on the ice, you will make your way back to the minibus and be brought back to base camp. Don’t hesitate in securing your spot on this fantastic combo tour, walking up an ice sheet and testing your luck at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Ice Climbing & Glacier Hiking Day Tour from Reykjavík

We drive out from Reykjavik towards Sólheimajökull outlet glacier for a day out climbing and hiking. The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. This tour offers the whole scale of difficulty, from easy climbing to harder steep walls. Since the tour is focused on climbing, the group travels towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Trip plan: We pick you up at 08:00 at your hotel, please note that it can take about 15 minutes to pick everyone up. We drive along the South coast for about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use rest rooms. At 10:45 we arrive at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where we gear up and start the hike to the glacier. We work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a spot for climbing where we will spend the rest of the day climbing. During the climbing session you will challenge yourself and learn the basic movement of ice climbing while having the most of fun. After a good day of climbing we hike back down and make our way back to Reykjavík, making a short stop at Skógarfoss waterfall. We arrive in Reykjavík between 19:00 and 20:00. Meet us on location! Meet us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 and join the Ice Climbing tour. Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull) Book now for this unforgettable adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

4.9

average

11reviews

Ice Climbing Tours

4.9 average category rating
11 reviews
Lowest Prices in Iceland
Best prices guaranteed
5 Tours available
Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Rating
  • Price
  • Price
  • Duration
  • Duration

Solheimajokull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing | Medium Difficulty

Join this exciting glacier walk with an introduction to ice climbing on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull ice cap, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. If you're a travelling daredevil looking for adventure in pristine natural surroundings, this is the tour for you. You will meet your guide at the parking lot of the glacier, where they will prepare you for the day. You will be fitted with ice crampons, harnesses, ice axes and helmets and receive all the necessary safety briefings, before lacing up your boots and beginning your ascent. When everyone is ready, the group will take a short hike to the roots of the glacier. There you will put the crampons on and the guide will teach you the proper use of your glacier gear. You will then step on the ice and into a wonderland of deep crevasses, narrow ridges and glistening ice sculptures. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through this wonderland while telling you all about the history and geology of these disappearing giants. The guide will then take you to a wall of ice or a sinkhole suitable for ice climbing. As this is an introduction to ice climbing and no technical skills are needed, the guide will make sure everyone gets to try a climb that is suitable for their skill level. Since this is a small group experience with a ratio of six hikers per guide, everyone has their chance to shine. Don't forget to bring your camera, as you will want to bring proof of your daringness back home with you. After spending about three hours on the ice; hiking, climbing and enjoying the magnificent scenery, you will head back down from the glacier, take off the crampons and make your way back to the parking lot where the tour ends. Don't miss out on this incredible experience in the land of ice and fire, walking up a glacier and trying your skills at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing | Only 4 Persons per Tour

Reach new and exciting heights with this personalised glacier hiking and ice climbing tour on the staggering Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour boasts a 4:1 customer to guide ratio (the smallest in the country) ensuring the highest levels of safety and a level of intimacy that is bound to make this experience an unforgettable highlight on your travels through Iceland. You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik, before embarking on a two-hour journey down the South Coast of Iceland. If you do not need a pickup, you can meet your guides at Sólheimajökull parking lot on Road 221. Either way, reaching the glacier is a truly majestic drive, with amazing opportunities to see ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes. Your driver will make one stop along the way for bathroom breaks and the chance to get a spot for lunch. When you arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier, your guide will take you through the gearing up process. Once you are fully attired, you will begin your hike up the glacier, navigating this new world of ice crevasses and snow. On the lookout for a suitable climbing area, you will finally reach the perfect spot. Here, your guide will take you through the basic principles of ice climbing and offer you feedback on your technique. Between climbing sessions, your guide will also take the time to teach you about the glacier's formation and history, all the while taking you to new and interesting spots for you to continue your practice. After roughly 4 hours ice climbing through the glacier, your guide will lead the group back down. On your trip back to Reykjavík, you will make a short stop at the incredibly beautiful Skógarfoss waterfall. Don't delay booking this once in a lifetime experience to climb the intricate crevasses waiting for you at Sólheimajökull glacier. Check the booking availability now by choosing a date.

Private Ice Climbing Tour on Solheimajokull glacier

Come along on an ice climbing adventure on Sólheimajökull glacier. Bring your favourite people along on this private tour, where you hike across the white expanse to scale a great wall of ice. Those wanting to add an exciting twist to their holiday should not let this fantastic opportunity pass them by. Located on the beautiful South Coast, Sólheimajökull is a rugged and raw outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull. You can meet your guides at the parking lot of the glacier or, if you prefer, request to be picked up from either Reykjavík or various towns on the South Coast. Because this is a private tour, you get to decide when you depart for your excursion. Should you wish to begin the day early by breathing in the fresh mountain air, you can start in the morning. But if you prefer to visit the cascading waterfalls or black sand beaches of the South Coast before your climb, you can start the tour later. The choice is yours. At the foot of the glacier, your certified glacier guide will give you all gear needed for your adventures, such as crampons, a helmet and an ice axe, as well as teach you how to use the equipment. They will also tell you a little bit about glaciers, from how they are formed to the dangers they face. Then there is nothing left but to go on the crevasse riddled glacier, with your expert guide leading you past its unusual ice formations, jagged ridges, and sinkholes. As you trek across the ancient ice, you and your guide will be looking for a perfect location for the ice climbing. Once the right spot is found, you’ll get to scale a massive ice wall or descend into a crevasse with the help of your glacier equipment and your guide. Combine incredible adventure with the beautiful Icelandic nature on this private ice climbing tour. Secure your spot by booking now! Check availability by choosing a date. Minimum 2 people

Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Vatnajokull National Park

Join this adventurous combo tour of both glacier hiking and ice climbing on a majestic outlet glacier of Vatnajökull during a small-group experience within Vatnajökull National Park. If you’re looking for the ice in the land of ice and fire, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins as you meet your certified glacier guides in Skaftafell, where you’ll check in and receive all the necessary gear for hiking up an ice cap, including crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe. Once you have gone through the safety briefings, you will board a minibus with the rest of your small group of travel companions and drive to the foot of the glacier. Then, it’s time to snap on your crampons, sharpen your axes and begin your hike. Glaciers are powerful beasts in constant formation, and experiencing them from afar can never compare to walking across their surface. Be prepared to witness a wonderland of ice sculptures, narrow ridges and deep crevasses. Your knowledgeable guide will happily share with you the history and geology of this frozen natural marvel, as they bring you to the best viewpoints to enjoy the magnificent mountainscapes around you, including Iceland’s highest summit of Hvannadalshnúkur. What separates this tour from other glacier walks is that your guide will lead you to sturdy ice walls or sinkholes, where you can test your skills in ice climbing. No former experience is needed, and your guide will make sure to match the wall with your skill levels, allowing everyone to have a go at the climb. After approximately three hours of hiking and climbing on the ice, you will make your way back to the minibus and be brought back to base camp. Don’t hesitate in securing your spot on this fantastic combo tour, walking up an ice sheet and testing your luck at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Ice Climbing & Glacier Hiking Day Tour from Reykjavík

We drive out from Reykjavik towards Sólheimajökull outlet glacier for a day out climbing and hiking. The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. This tour offers the whole scale of difficulty, from easy climbing to harder steep walls. Since the tour is focused on climbing, the group travels towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Trip plan: We pick you up at 08:00 at your hotel, please note that it can take about 15 minutes to pick everyone up. We drive along the South coast for about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use rest rooms. At 10:45 we arrive at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where we gear up and start the hike to the glacier. We work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a spot for climbing where we will spend the rest of the day climbing. During the climbing session you will challenge yourself and learn the basic movement of ice climbing while having the most of fun. After a good day of climbing we hike back down and make our way back to Reykjavík, making a short stop at Skógarfoss waterfall. We arrive in Reykjavík between 19:00 and 20:00. Meet us on location! Meet us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 and join the Ice Climbing tour. Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull) Book now for this unforgettable adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

4.9

average

11reviews

Ice Climbing Tours

4.9 average category rating
11 reviews
Lowest Prices in Iceland
Best prices guaranteed
5 Tours available
Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Rating
  • Price
  • Price
  • Duration
  • Duration

Solheimajokull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing | Medium Difficulty

Join this exciting glacier walk with an introduction to ice climbing on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull ice cap, an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. If you're a travelling daredevil looking for adventure in pristine natural surroundings, this is the tour for you. You will meet your guide at the parking lot of the glacier, where they will prepare you for the day. You will be fitted with ice crampons, harnesses, ice axes and helmets and receive all the necessary safety briefings, before lacing up your boots and beginning your ascent. When everyone is ready, the group will take a short hike to the roots of the glacier. There you will put the crampons on and the guide will teach you the proper use of your glacier gear. You will then step on the ice and into a wonderland of deep crevasses, narrow ridges and glistening ice sculptures. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through this wonderland while telling you all about the history and geology of these disappearing giants. The guide will then take you to a wall of ice or a sinkhole suitable for ice climbing. As this is an introduction to ice climbing and no technical skills are needed, the guide will make sure everyone gets to try a climb that is suitable for their skill level. Since this is a small group experience with a ratio of six hikers per guide, everyone has their chance to shine. Don't forget to bring your camera, as you will want to bring proof of your daringness back home with you. After spending about three hours on the ice; hiking, climbing and enjoying the magnificent scenery, you will head back down from the glacier, take off the crampons and make your way back to the parking lot where the tour ends. Don't miss out on this incredible experience in the land of ice and fire, walking up a glacier and trying your skills at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing | Only 4 Persons per Tour

Reach new and exciting heights with this personalised glacier hiking and ice climbing tour on the staggering Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour boasts a 4:1 customer to guide ratio (the smallest in the country) ensuring the highest levels of safety and a level of intimacy that is bound to make this experience an unforgettable highlight on your travels through Iceland. You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik, before embarking on a two-hour journey down the South Coast of Iceland. If you do not need a pickup, you can meet your guides at Sólheimajökull parking lot on Road 221. Either way, reaching the glacier is a truly majestic drive, with amazing opportunities to see ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes. Your driver will make one stop along the way for bathroom breaks and the chance to get a spot for lunch. When you arrive at Sólheimajökull glacier, your guide will take you through the gearing up process. Once you are fully attired, you will begin your hike up the glacier, navigating this new world of ice crevasses and snow. On the lookout for a suitable climbing area, you will finally reach the perfect spot. Here, your guide will take you through the basic principles of ice climbing and offer you feedback on your technique. Between climbing sessions, your guide will also take the time to teach you about the glacier's formation and history, all the while taking you to new and interesting spots for you to continue your practice. After roughly 4 hours ice climbing through the glacier, your guide will lead the group back down. On your trip back to Reykjavík, you will make a short stop at the incredibly beautiful Skógarfoss waterfall. Don't delay booking this once in a lifetime experience to climb the intricate crevasses waiting for you at Sólheimajökull glacier. Check the booking availability now by choosing a date.

Private Ice Climbing Tour on Solheimajokull glacier

Come along on an ice climbing adventure on Sólheimajökull glacier. Bring your favourite people along on this private tour, where you hike across the white expanse to scale a great wall of ice. Those wanting to add an exciting twist to their holiday should not let this fantastic opportunity pass them by. Located on the beautiful South Coast, Sólheimajökull is a rugged and raw outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull. You can meet your guides at the parking lot of the glacier or, if you prefer, request to be picked up from either Reykjavík or various towns on the South Coast. Because this is a private tour, you get to decide when you depart for your excursion. Should you wish to begin the day early by breathing in the fresh mountain air, you can start in the morning. But if you prefer to visit the cascading waterfalls or black sand beaches of the South Coast before your climb, you can start the tour later. The choice is yours. At the foot of the glacier, your certified glacier guide will give you all gear needed for your adventures, such as crampons, a helmet and an ice axe, as well as teach you how to use the equipment. They will also tell you a little bit about glaciers, from how they are formed to the dangers they face. Then there is nothing left but to go on the crevasse riddled glacier, with your expert guide leading you past its unusual ice formations, jagged ridges, and sinkholes. As you trek across the ancient ice, you and your guide will be looking for a perfect location for the ice climbing. Once the right spot is found, you’ll get to scale a massive ice wall or descend into a crevasse with the help of your glacier equipment and your guide. Combine incredible adventure with the beautiful Icelandic nature on this private ice climbing tour. Secure your spot by booking now! Check availability by choosing a date. Minimum 2 people

Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Vatnajokull National Park

Join this adventurous combo tour of both glacier hiking and ice climbing on a majestic outlet glacier of Vatnajökull during a small-group experience within Vatnajökull National Park. If you’re looking for the ice in the land of ice and fire, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins as you meet your certified glacier guides in Skaftafell, where you’ll check in and receive all the necessary gear for hiking up an ice cap, including crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe. Once you have gone through the safety briefings, you will board a minibus with the rest of your small group of travel companions and drive to the foot of the glacier. Then, it’s time to snap on your crampons, sharpen your axes and begin your hike. Glaciers are powerful beasts in constant formation, and experiencing them from afar can never compare to walking across their surface. Be prepared to witness a wonderland of ice sculptures, narrow ridges and deep crevasses. Your knowledgeable guide will happily share with you the history and geology of this frozen natural marvel, as they bring you to the best viewpoints to enjoy the magnificent mountainscapes around you, including Iceland’s highest summit of Hvannadalshnúkur. What separates this tour from other glacier walks is that your guide will lead you to sturdy ice walls or sinkholes, where you can test your skills in ice climbing. No former experience is needed, and your guide will make sure to match the wall with your skill levels, allowing everyone to have a go at the climb. After approximately three hours of hiking and climbing on the ice, you will make your way back to the minibus and be brought back to base camp. Don’t hesitate in securing your spot on this fantastic combo tour, walking up an ice sheet and testing your luck at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Ice Climbing & Glacier Hiking Day Tour from Reykjavík

We drive out from Reykjavik towards Sólheimajökull outlet glacier for a day out climbing and hiking. The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. This tour offers the whole scale of difficulty, from easy climbing to harder steep walls. Since the tour is focused on climbing, the group travels towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Trip plan: We pick you up at 08:00 at your hotel, please note that it can take about 15 minutes to pick everyone up. We drive along the South coast for about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use rest rooms. At 10:45 we arrive at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where we gear up and start the hike to the glacier. We work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a spot for climbing where we will spend the rest of the day climbing. During the climbing session you will challenge yourself and learn the basic movement of ice climbing while having the most of fun. After a good day of climbing we hike back down and make our way back to Reykjavík, making a short stop at Skógarfoss waterfall. We arrive in Reykjavík between 19:00 and 20:00. Meet us on location! Meet us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 and join the Ice Climbing tour. Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull) Book now for this unforgettable adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

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About Ice Climbing Tours in Iceland

Ice climbing tours take you to some of Iceland's most beautiful glaciers, providing you with the experience of scaling up and down naturally formed ice walls. Ice climbing tours are often combined with glacier hiking tours and are open to all those with a reasonable level of fitness. 

1. How old do you need to be to go ice climbing?

Some operators allow children from ten years old to join, other set the minimum age limit at twelve years old.

2. What equipment will I need to go ice climbing?

Ice climbing requires a helmet, crampons, a harness and ice axes, which will be provided by your guide who will also take care of the ropes.

3. How fit do you need to be to go ice climbing?

You need a reasonable level of fitness and to be without pressing back, knee or neck problems.

4. What do I need to wear to go ice climbing?

Warm, waterproof clothes, gloves, and well-fitting hiking boots with decent ankle support—the more rigid, the better.

5. How long will I be climbing for?

Climbing up an ice wall and back down again takes about five minutes, but you will spend at least an hour on the glacier.

6. How high will I climb?

You will ascend five metres or so, depending on the conditions of the glacier in question.

7. What if I fall?

You will hang motionless in the air until you are ready to continue because your guide will have fastened your security line to the ice wall. 

8. Is Ice Climbing possible on all glaciers?

Technically, yes. For safety reasons, however, most ice climbing tours are conducted on Sólheimajökull and Svínafellsjökull.

9. Can I go ice climbing throughout the year?

Yes, there are operators who run ice climbing tours year round.

10. Is it possible to partake in a glacier hiking tour without doing an ice climb?

Yes, such tours can be found in the glacier tours section on the Guide to Iceland website.

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