Glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull

Glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull
Season: All year

On the move or doing a tour of iceland? Meet us on location at the Sólheimajökull in the south of Iceland for one of the most popular day trip.

Explore the glacier wonderworld. A fun and exciting way to get to know one of Iceland´s wonders in depth. In groups of only 8 guests accompanied by experienced and qualified local guide we visit Sólheimajökull outlet glacier on foot. On this 1-1.5 hour walk you will see and hear about all the glacial features, enjoy the most stunning scenery and hear interesting facts about the Icelandic history and formation.

 

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  • Certified, local guide
  • Glacier walk, glaciology & volcanology
  • Smallest group size in Iceland - Maximum 8 persons on a tour
  • Crampon and Ice Axe techniques 

Meeting time: 11:00 or 14:00 
Duration: 2,5 hours with approach and preparation, 1 hour on the glacier
Skills requirement: Suitable for everyone
Small groups: 1 guide for 8 persons
Experienced and certified guides


Meet your guide at Sólheimajökull parking lot and be introduced to the equipment needed for the tour. Once Boots, rainwear, crampons, Ice axe, helmet, and harness has been fitted, you will walk with your small group escorted by a local certified guide towards the Glacier (about 15-20minutes). Once in front of the glacier, your guide will show you and help to put crampons on your boots and introduce in more detail the appropriate usage of the equipment as well as safety on the glacier. After the fun and intersting hike, you'll find your self in front of the glacier again taking crampons off and walking back to the parking lot, where the team splits and everyone continues on their Iceland adventure.

This tour departs from Sólheimajökull Parking Lot. Distance from Reykjavik approx. 164 km / 101 mi.
GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84). If you would like to be picked up, please check out our full day tour Glacier hike from Reykjavík

Services included

Don't worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and rain-wear.

We are the only operator that hands out Hiking boots and rainwear free of charge.

  • Rain wear
  • Boots
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ice axe

Services not included

  • Transfer from Reykjavík is not included. We meet us on location.

Ready to live your dream?

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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