Ice climbing and glacier hike from Reykjavík

Season: All year

The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. In a group of maximum 4 guests accompanied by a qualified guide, you get the chance to enjoy your level of ice climbing, from easy first attempts to harder steep walls. Since the day tour is focused on climbing, the group walks towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Join this personalized informative glacier hiking with ice climbing and you have the perfect mix of a good day out in Iceland.

Tour Itinerary

We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00. 
The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls, and volcanos. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop midway where you can buy lunch and use the restroom.
Before 10:45 we reach the final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at the parking lot and start the hike to the glacier.

We work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a decent spot for climbing. During the ice climbing session, you will learn the basic movement of ice climbing receiving feedback to improve your skills. We can explore different locations during the day so you have the opportunity to try out different levels of difficulty. Between climbing sessions, our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world. After about 3,5 to 4 hours on the ice, we make our way back to the parking lot.

From there we have a 15min drive to Skógafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy a magnificent view of the waterfall from above.
Afterward, we drive back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel between 19:00 and 20:00.

 

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The spectacular south coast of Iceland

Guided hiking on Sólheimajökull outlet glacier

Ice climbing session tailored for your level

Scenic stop at Skógafoss waterfall

Don't worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment, and extra rain gear. With a low client to guide ratio, experienced and certified guides you are getting the best service available.

Pick up time: 08:00 (Please note that it can take about 20 minutes to pick everyone up)
Duration: 10 hours
Skills requirement: Suitable for everyone
Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from the parking lot at Sólheimajökull).
Small groups: 1 guide for 4 persons

Already on site! Meet us here at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 for the glacier hiking tour.
Trip duration: 4 hours (round trip from the parking lot at Sólheimajökull)

Make it your own private tour? Request a quote.

Services included

  • Certified glacier guide
  • Rain-gear
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Private transfer
  • Technical glacier equipment

Services not included

  • Personal outdoor clothing
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Small backpack
Ice climbing and glacier hike from Reykjavík
Ice climbing and glacier hike from Reykjavík
Ice climbing and glacier hike from Reykjavík

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The encounter of a lifetime awaits. For nature-lovers who don’t follow the beaten path, this is the ideal way to explore the marvels of Iceland. We can’t wait to help you discover all that Iceland has to offer. Start planning your adventure today.

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