Guided tour

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

From £63.21 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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  • 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
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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.
  • 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

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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

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4.7 /5

based on 225 reviews

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Marco was amazing! He knew so much about the glacier and was extremely helpful the whole trip. My dad had a rough time on the hike - I think he thought he was in more shape than he was, but Marco made sure he stayed safe and took his time. We even made him late, but Marco cared more about people enjoying the hike. I would totally do this again minus my dad haha

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18 December 2021

This is one of the best vacation activities I’ve ever done! I highly recommend it. We went out in “extreme” weather and it was STILL amazing! The glacier is so blue and so much more awe inspiring than I was prepared for. The crampons make you feel safe and that you’re effectively clinging to the ice. Be prepared for a slow start: with a big group it felt like it took over an hour for everyone to walk to the glacier and get their gear on. A lot of people struggled with the instructions and it took even longer. That was the only negative. A smaller group could get geared up faster and might be able to explore the glacier more.

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23 November 2021

Glacier hiking was awesome. Our group age ranged from 20 something to close to 70 something. However, we all were able to hike the glacier and no one fell. The scenery was breathtaking. Our guide was awesome and knowledgeable. She has the inexperience hikers close to her. She always look back make sure that everyone is close by. She made me feel safe and relax. The best part we discovered both of us have the same first name, Hang. That was really cool. Our guide really enhance my glacier hiking experience.

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4 October 2021

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