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Sólheimajökull: 3 Hour Glacier Hike

4.8 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Sólheimajökull: 3 Hour Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 86.65 per person

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Tie your shoelaces and prepare for a glacier adventure! Join this amazing adventure, walking through the ice formations at Sólheimajökull glacier.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy hiking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier for 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Learn from an experienced and certified glacier guide
  • Gaze into the ice tunnels and crevasses
Full description

This hike is for anyone who wants to experience hiking on the beautiful glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Located underneath the ice cap is one of the largest Volcanoes in Iceland, Katla which erupted last in 1918. You will meet your guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will receive all the necessary safety gear and hike towards the glacier. There you will get a safety briefing as well as a tutorial on how to attach the crampons to your high ankle boots. Explore the impermanent glacier formations as well as crevasses and moulins. During the hike, you will see the beautiful views of the area, surrounding mountains as well as some volcanic ash on the glacier.

Your guide will be happy to explain these natural phenomena and answer your questions. If you have never been on a glacier, your skilled guide will make sure you will have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Includes
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Small group
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)
  • Hiking boots (available for rent)
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves and hat
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Sólheimajökull glacier Parking lot

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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A small group with a very personable guide. She conveyed a lot of interesting information in very good and understandable English. Always kept an eye on the group. Only the bad weather shortened the tour by about half an hour. Due to the rapidly changing weather, fully waterproof clothing is a must. (Shoes/pants/jacket/gloves/backpack protection) A backpack is not absolutely necessary. Fill a small bottle with glacier water if necessary ;-)

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June 23, 2022

We had Luke as a guide, he was very attentive and attentive since there were two of us having a little trouble in the ribs. He kept on watching that the group was following well. At each break, he explained things to us about the glaciers and the environment, it was really interesting. He played the photographers for the whole group, showed us the rainbows in some piece of ice. etc. We were in a group of six people and it was really perfect, we were each able to progress at our own pace. We walked for a few minutes on the ice but I found it sufficient because it is quite impressive. Safety was important (helmet, harness, pickaxe and crampons these can be rented on site) The ride is really worth it it was breathtaking. We are delighted to have taken this activity.

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February 22, 2020

Our guide Wei was amazing! He was knowledgeable and the perfect mix of adventurous and safe. Of the 4 excursions we did while in Iceland, this was one of the best and we would highly recommend it. It was a great experience to trek solheimajokkul!

August 26, 2022

Product ID: 147735