Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

4.9 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 151.82 per person

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Grab your ice axe and get an epic workout on this once-in-a-lifetime hike across the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Climb the ice walls of the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • See the ice formations, crevasses, and tunnels up close
  • Learn how to climb ice with the help of a certificated glacier guide
Full description

Defy gravity on an exciting ice climb and hike across the Sólheimajökull Glacier, the outlet glacier that was featured in Chasing Ice, the award-winning documentary about climate change.

Meet your certified guide at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking lot to collect all the necessary safety equipment. Hike toward the outlet glacier and get ready to face the challenge of the climb. Listen as your guide shows all you need to know to successfully conquer the body of dense ice.

Learn all the basic techniques of ice climbing, and hear about the history and formation of the ever-changing glacier. Follow your guide to the perfect climbing location, and watch as they set up the ice-climbing system before you climb up the icy walls under their safe guidance.



  • Certified glacier guide
  • Climbing boots
  • Small group of no more than 6 people
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, and ropes)
  • Wear warm clothes and rain gear
  • Gloves are necessary to protect your hands
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
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

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking lot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 31 reviews

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We were supposed to be 2 groups of 6 (with 2 guides) but our 12 year old son being a little small in height, they left all 4 of us with a guide to climb a wall that was smaller and therefore accessible for him. This gesture was very professional. A great time for everyone They provide the shoes

July 26, 2022

Highly Recommended! Our guide Alex gave everything that we had a perfect tour. He was funny and serious in all the right places so we felt 100% safe. Our group was supposed to consist of 8 people, but half didn't come. This gave us even more intensive climbing time. You should be a bit sporty for the tour. But you don't have to dress so thickly. It is just as hot or cold on the glacier as it is in front of the glacier. So you should orient yourself to that.

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October 1, 2021

I took part in this tour on June 12th, 2021. There were six of us plus guide Sam. The tour was a successful experience, all of my hopes and expectations were met. Sam guided us well, explained many things about the formation and nature of glaciers. The equipment for the tour and ice climbing was provided and was in perfect condition. The highlight was of course ice climbing. After a hike of about 2 hours over the glacier, we looked for a suitable place for ice climbing. Secured by Sam, we first rappelled into a crevasse and then climbed up. It was a great experience and a great experience. Great organization!

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June 24, 2021

Product ID: 148163