This small group tour is a fabulous glacier hiking adventure – those who want to can even try ice climbing – there is nothing more sensational than ice climbing in Iceland! For beginners or those with glacier experience, this is the queen of glacier expeditions, giving you three magnificent hours on the ice!
All equipment is provided, ice axes, helmets, crampons and safety lines. Your certified glacier guide will show you how to use the equipment and give you a safety briefing before introducing you to the majestic ice wonderland, with its astonishing networks of crevasses, ridges, ice walls, moulins, and blue-hued ice. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide make sure you are always safe on the ice and share some fascinating and fun glacier facts with you. This is a frozen world, but did you know it is always moving? You may even hear the ice cracking as it adjusts beneath you!
Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland’s 4th biggest glacier. The glacier tongue is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water; truly a phenomenal place. The day will start with an introduction to equipment and safety instructions. You will be provided with all the tools that you need for your time on the glacier: ice axes, crampons, helmets and safety lines and, of course, your guides will always make sure that you are safe on the ice.
Pick-up from Reykjavik
The journey to Sólheimajökull will take you on a sightseeing trip through the South Iceland countryside, along the way you pass through some picturesque towns and villages. On the return journey to Reykjavík, you stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a wonderfully graceful waterfall which drops around 60 meters into the otherwise tranquil pool below.
You will also stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall. On a sunny day, you will often see a rainbow around the tumultuous cascade as it drops 60 m into the calm river below. A lovely legend tells of a chest of treasure hidden in a cave behind this waterfall – this tour will certainly leave you with memories to treasure forever!
Price Includes Pick-up from Reykjavík & glacier gear
Hire a pair of Hiking Boots or waterproof trousers
Available All year round (weather dependent)
Duration of Trip 4-5 hours (10 hours including transfer time from Reykjavík)
Distance from Reykjavik 180 km/ 112 miles
Minimum Age 14 years
Minimum Group Size 4 persons
Maximum Group Size 8 persons per guide
We recommend you bring Warm layers (not cotton), headwear, scarf, gloves, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots are essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons onto any other footwear.
Activity Level Moderate