Guided tour

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

From £63.13 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 on a small group experience 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
Discover one of Iceland's best attractions just 2 hours drive from Reykjavík on a small group hike of the Sólheimajökull Glacier. 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 Mýrdalsjökull Glacier 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
  • Specially trained glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear, such as crampons, ice axes and helmets
  • Food and drinks
  • Please note that hiking shoes, waterproof pants and waterproof jackets can be rented for a small fee
  • Pick-up from Reykjavík is not included
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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. 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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  • The minimum age to take part is 8 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 184 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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10/10 would DEFINITELY recommend!! An entirely new experience from seeing the glaciers below and actually being on there yourself! Our guide Steven was super thorough and we always felt safe but had the time of our lives! Once in a lifetime experience forsure that is well worth your money! Would do again when back in Iceland :)

4 September 2021

Stephen was amazing! Very knowledgeable and clearly loved his job! He was very attentive and aware of the groups fitness levels so made sure we got the maximum amount of time and distance on the ice! Very clear instructions for meeting point (but yellow bus) and very short walk before heading up the ever changing route to walk across the ice.

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30 August 2021

This was the highlight of our trip! Our guide was knowledgeable, made us feel safe the entire time, and went with the flow with some of the hiccups with the other people in our group. We felt like we had our own personalized guide on the glacier. We cannot stop talking about our time and have told everyone this was the must do activity when in Iceland.

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10 August 2021

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