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From Reykjavík: Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

4.6 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From Reykjavík: Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 113.85 per person

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Learn how to walk on ice on a hike of the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. Get stunning views of the glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland from a unique perspective.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up available from authorized points in Reykjavik.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike across the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull
  • Benefit from the services of a certified glacier guide
  • See the stunning waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík, and then journey to the Sólheimajökull glacier near the southenmost village of Vik.  Upon arrival, meet your certified glacier guide and get a safety briefing to help your walk on the ice. Put on the provided glacier gear and venture out into the wilderness. Experience the unique sensation of walking on a glacier tongue using crampons and an ice axe.  Return to Reykjavík via the waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss and take souvenir photos of the amazing cascades.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Guided hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Specialized glacier gear, including crampons and ice axe
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The minimum age to take part is 8 years old.
  • In order to attach crampons to the hiking shoes, the minimum shoe size of the participant to join the tour is 35 EU, and the largest shoe size is 50 EU.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 68 reviews

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Marcelo and Simon did a great job to take us around and entertain us. We learnt a lot under a bright sun (the first time we see it in the week :-) ). This tour is a must do, and if you do it with our guides, you’ll have the best. Only thing to improve: the organization of the pick ups (it’s been the case the whole week): you’re never sure of the pick up location at the end as it gets checked and changed only at the last minute (check your mails very carefully).

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August 13, 2022

It was a great experience to hike a glacier. Our guide, Siggi (Arctic Adventures) made our tour fun and comfortable. We stopped at Ski fados and Seljalandfoss with another small waterfall on our way home. We also stopped by Black Sand beach which by itself was great! I défini would recommend this tour. So far, both tours we took with Arctic Adventures had been fun, comfortable and yes, memorable!

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July 22, 2022

The glacier hike was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone. We were a small group, so the tour was very personal. Before the glacier hike, we even had the opportunity to visit two interesting waterfalls and Black Beach. At all stops we had enough time to take photos and enjoy the view.

May 2, 2022

Product ID: 95313