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Glacier Hiking & Ice-Climbing on Solheimajökull Glacier

by Arctic Adventures
per traveller Price is 1 537 kr
Duration: 4h 30m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Expert-led hiking experience on Sólheimajökull glacier

  • Fascinating ice formations, crevasses & breath-taking views

  • Opportunity to receive an introduction to ice climbing

  • Specialised hiking & climbing equipment to ensure safety

  • Visit to Skógarfoss, 1 of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls

Highlights

  • Expert-led hiking experience on Sólheimajökull glacier

  • Fascinating ice formations, crevasses & breath-taking views

  • Opportunity to receive an introduction to ice climbing

  • Specialised hiking & climbing equipment to ensure safety

  • Visit to Skógarfoss, 1 of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls

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1:00 PM, Glacier Hiking & Ice-Climbing without transport in English

Duration 4h 30m

Live Commentary in English. This options is available between from 16th of February to 31st of October.

The tour departs from Solheimajokull Glacier car park. Customers need to make their own way to the meeting point.

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9:00 AM, Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing adventure including Reykjavik pick up in English

Duration 10h 30m

Live Commentary in English. Guided hike of Solheimajokull glacier, with transport to and from Reykjavik pick up points.

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Glacier Hiking & Ice-Climbing on Solheimajökull Glacier

Activity Location

Solheimajokull

Mýrdalsjökulsvegur

Ytri Solheimar

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Reykjavík

  • Solheimajokull Glacier Parking Lot

    Mýrdalsjökulsvegur

    Ytri Solheimar


Description

Take a journey through a frozen maze of towering ice formations, jagged ridges, and deep blue crevasses. Led by a certified, English-speaking guide, experience the surreal beauty of Iceland’s Sólheimajökull glacier as you hike through the rugged terrain and climb a wall of ice.

Arrive at the meeting location or, if you prefer, arrange for roundtrip transport from your Reykjavik hotel. Suit up in your hiking gear and head out to explore. Learn how Sólheimajökull is actually an outlet of a larger glacier named Mýrdalsjökull, a phenomenal feat of nature with icecap covering an active volcano.

Immerse yourself in the labyrinth-like glacier, which is riddled with crevasses, cracks, and sinkholes. Once you reach an ice wall, you have the opportunity for even more adventure with an introduction to ice climbing. Your guide provides you with all the tools you need—ice axes, crampons, helmets, and more—to ensure your climb is as safe as can be. Make your way to the top of this sheer vertical wall, stopping to breathe in the crisp air and heavenly views from above.

Finish your tour with a stop at Skógarfoss, one of the country’s most dramatic waterfalls. Climb the stairs to the top of its nearly 200 feet (60 metre), looking down at the cascading water below. After taking part in one of the most exhilarating activities in Iceland, enjoy your relaxing trip back to Reykjavik.


Inclusions

  • Guided hike of Sólheimajökull glacier with a certified expert

  • Specialised glacier gear, including crampons and ice axe

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Hiking boots and waterproof jackets and pants, which can be rented in advance


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 13 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you booked a tour with transport, hotel pick-up is available from centrally located Reykjavik hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If you booked a tour without transport, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Glacier Hiking & Ice-Climbing on Solheimajökull Glacier ratings based on 3 verified reviews

Expedia-verified reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 14 Dec 2019

So much fun! Guides were super knowledgeable about the glacier, hiking, and climbing. They ensured we had all of our gear on correctly. Definitely recommend good waterproof gloves, snow pants, and bringing your own lunch to eat on the drive over. Pants and boots are available to rent. Learning how to ice climb was smooth and seamless thanks to our experienced guide. Overall a great experience with beautiful views!

4 Jun 2017

Our tour guides Jona was awesome! Made the tour very fun! Very well informed about Iceland geology and ice climbing!

A verified traveller

United States

19 Apr 2017

All three of our guides were fantastic! They filled us with lots of information and helped us enjoy hiking and climbing safely. I loved the tour! Thank you so much!!!

A verified traveller

Canada