Day trip

Sólheimajökull Glacier Hiking Tour

Sólheimajökull Glacier Hiking Tour

From $123.38 per person

Take the opportunity to try out an easy glacier hike, which is suitable for most people and close to Reykjavík.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the true nature of Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Enjoy the south coast of Iceland
  • See the stunnig waterfalls of Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss on the journey
Full description
After meeting in the parking lot and being provided with the glacier gear required for the trip, go over the plan of the day. Next, undertake a 15-minute hike on a gravel road to the base of Sólheimajökull. At the base, be shown how to put on and use the glacier equipment. On the ice, learn the different techniques to walk with the crampons (metal spikes) under the boots. The guides will tell you about volcanos, Sólheimajökull, and Iceland and show you lots of different highlights on the glacier. Because this glacier is surrounded by volcanos, you can see different ash from different volcanos and this gives the ice a black and white contrast.  This 3.5-hour glacier hiking tour will allow between 1.5 and 2 hours on the glacier. Sólheimajökull is the closest glacier to Reykjavík and it takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to drive there. It is also one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland so this is perfect for a day trip. 
Includes
  • Glacier gear including harness, crampons, and ice axe
  • Local guide
  • Waterproof jacket or trousers
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat and gloves
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Drive east on road number 1, pass the towns of Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur. Continue on road number 1 over a long single file bridge then make a left turn after the bridge to road number 221. Continue on this road to the end and you will arrive at the parking lot.

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Important information

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  • If you are driving to the meeting point please make sure that the roads are open and drive carefully because the weather in Iceland can be rough especially in winter
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Review summary

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  • Service
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  • Organization
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Bergur was an amazing guide & made the glacier one of our fav stops!

The glacier hike was an amazing day - we met Bergur onsite, he was there on time & we had an amazing tour of the glacier. He was very informative, knowledgeable about the area & kept it light/fun! Thank you for making this a great experience for our group!

September 27, 2019

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