Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing Tour
Pickup includedAt your accommodation in Reykjavik.
- Experience the true nature of Sólheimajökull glacier
- Enjoy the south coast of Iceland
- Learn the basic ice climbing skills and explore the glacier
- See Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
Sólheimajökull is a small outlet glacier coming from the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. This is one of the closest glaciers to Reykjavík and takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to drive there. Mýrdalsjökull, the mire valley glacier, is an ice cap in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vík and to the east of the smaller ice cap Eyjafjallajökull. Between these two glaciers is Fimmvörðuháls pass. Its peak reaches 1,493 meters (4,898 foot) and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 kilometers squared (230 square miles). The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and the volcano erupts usually every 40 to 80 years. The last eruption took place in 1918. Scientists are actively monitoring the volcano, particularly after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajökull began in April 2010.
- Glacier gear including harness, crampons, helmet, and ice axe
- Local guide
- Waterproof jacket or trousers
- Hat or gloves
- Food or drink
- Pregnant women
Prepare for the activity
Drive east on road number 1, pass the towns of Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur. Continue on road number 1 over a long single file bridge then make a left turn after the bridge to road number 221. Continue on this road to the end and you will arrive at the parking lot.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• It is recommended to bring lunch or snacks