Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 83.42 per person

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Experience the Sólheimajökull Glacier from a different perspective on a family-friendly hike across the ice. Get magnificent views of the crevasses and glacier mills on a small group experience with a certified glacier guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Hike across the ice of the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Get detailed explanations about the glacier formations from a specially trained guide
  • Discover ice cave tunnels and an amazing glacier lagoon
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group, family-friendly experience
Full description
Discover one of Iceland's best attractions just 2 hours drive from Reykjavík on a small group hike of the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Get a meet and greet from your specialist guide, and then head to the roots of the glacier on arrival. Put on the provided equipment needed to walk across the ice, including helmets, crampons and ice axes. Spend about 1 hour walking on the stunning outlet glacier of the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to see a lot of different natural formations, including ice cave tunnels and a glacier lagoon. Get detailed explanations about this miracle of nature before the 40-minute hike back to the parking lot.
  • Hike on the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Specially trained glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear, such as crampons, ice axes and helmets
  • Food and drinks
  • Please note that hiking shoes, waterproof pants and waterproof jackets can be rented for a small fee
  • Pick-up from Reykjavík is not included
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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

The meeting point for this tour is at Solheimajokull Parking lot by the big yellow school bus. Please meet your guide at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Make sure you plan to allow enough driving time. We advise you to check out the weather and the road conditions before you leave. Please remember it's your responsibility to arrive on time.

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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

4.7 /5

based on 317 reviews

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A real once in a lifetime experience to get up close and personal with a glacier. The guide, Valerio, was really knowledgeable about the glacier and made sure that all participants in the group felt valued. Really took the experience from a good one to a great one! He put everyone's safety first but also made sure to give us time to take pictures and enjoy the glacier.

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April 21, 2022

We had an excellent time. The glacier is breathtaking and what a privilege to be able to walk up on it. Our guide was so informative and full of great stories! My wife is pregnant and our guide Stephen was so friendly and caring, ensuring that she was comfortable throughout the trip. Would really recommend.

April 14, 2022

We had an excellent guide, Nicole, who made the whole process both educational and fun. I felt totally safe on the glacier with her, and really enjoyed her sharing her stories on the glacier, both personal and about the history of the area. I would definitely recommend going with this company - I know these kinds of experiences are always a little bit luck of the draw, but we had an incredible time.

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April 4, 2022

Product ID: 68907