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Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 92.24 per person

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 with a certified glacier guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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

Explore the south coast of Iceland, and walk on one of Iceland’s last remaining glaciers on this guided glacier hiking tour of Sólheimajökull. Put on your crampons and discover crevasses, shafts, and ridges as you learn about the formation and history of this frozen wonderland.

Discover one of Iceland's best attractions just a 2-hour drive from Reykjavík. 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 mighty Mýrdalsjökull 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.

Includes
  • Hike on the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Tour guide
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmets
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hiking shoes, waterproof pants, and waterproof jackets (available for rent)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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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. Look for the guides and car on arrival. 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 403 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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This walk is an amazingly beautiful experience!! The preparations took a very long time (+- 1 hour). You had to wait in the cold which made me lose interest in the walk. Fortunately, the walk in this beautiful area made up for everything. The guide was also great!! She was very friendly, I explained her clearly and took enough time to stop everywhere for a photo.

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January 15, 2023

Very good glacier hike with Steven who made it enjoyable and fun with lots of information thrown in. Such a cool experience!! (And didn’t fall down a crevasse) Only down side - having to pay for hiking boots even though had snow boots - activity online needs to highlight only certain footwear will be accepted, and not that they offer them if needed.

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January 2, 2023

My girlfriend and I took this trip with the very high expectation and I must say all of those were fulfilled. Our tour instructor did some awesome job there - High knowledge capacity, kindness and friendliness. PS: I managed to propose my girlfriend, now fiance already during the tour. Huge memory, cheers guys. Tomas & Kate.

December 16, 2022

Product ID: 68907