Take part in a family-friendly glacier hiking adventure on Sólheimajökull Glacier. Enjoy all that the glacier has to offer such as its magnificent sights, crevasses and glacier mills in a small group experience with a certified glacier guide.
What to Expect
Experience one of Iceland's most magnificent glaciers, located on the south coast of the island, in just a 2-hour driving distance from Reykjavík. The tour starts from a small café that draws its name from the glacier, called Sólheimajökull Café, where a certified glacier guide will greet you. After your meet-and-greet with the guide you will then head on-wards to the roots of Sólheimajökull glacier where the guide will provide you with all necessary glacier gear such as ice axes, helmets and crampons for your glacier adventure. The walk up to the glacier itself can take up to 40 minutes before the actual hiking on the ice will take place.
This tour offers travelers the chance of enjoying all that Sólheimajökull glacier has to offer in a short, family-friendly experience. This tour is a definite "must do" when visiting Iceland, the land of fire and ice. You will spend about 1 hour hour exploring the stunning outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, called Sólheimajökull glacier. You can expect to see a lot of different glacier formations, crevasses, ice cave tunnels and the glacier lagoon that has been forming in front of the glacier the last few years. The guide will explain everything there is to know about these glacier formations. After the glacier hike, you will return back to the parking lot, which is another 40-minute hike.
- Glacier hiking adventure on Sólheimajökull glacier
- Guidance from a specially trained glacier guide
- All necessary glacier gear such as crampons, ice axes and helmets
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Please note that hiking shoes, waterproof pants and waterproof jackets can be rented for a small fee
- Pick-up from Reykjavík not included
Parking lot by Sólheimajökull Café 15 minutes prior to departure. GPS coordinates 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84).