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Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 82.24 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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English

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

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Participants

Date

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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Important information

Know before you go

  • The minimum age to take part is 8 years old
  • In order to attach crampons to the hiking shoes, the minimum shoe size of the participant to join the tour is 35 EU, and the largest shoe size is 50 EU
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 359 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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This was a very cool experience. Our guide was great. The parking lot and meeting location is easy to find, though there are no bathrooms at the meeting location, just an FYI. When you arrive they will get you suited up in all the gear. You must wear sturdy shoes or you will have to rent them for a small fee. Hiking boots are recommended, sneakers will not be sturdy enough for the crampons. After you get suited up, the glacier is about a quarter mile walk from the meeting location. The view of the glacier is phenomenal. You then make your way onto the glacier. Our guide led the way. We went at a good pace and spent about an hour or so on the glacier. We got to drink the glacier water and there was plenty of time for pictures. I would highly recommend this glacier hike, you won't regret it!

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September 17, 2022

This was a great experience with a great guide! Gaia was very knowledgeable and made sure we all felt safe during the hike! I would just suggest to pay close attention to the weather because we were lucky with sun but packed a few too many layers and got warm very quick. Amazing experience!

August 26, 2022

The very friendly guide Nicole knew how to make this moment fun. Now it is true that the time spent on the glacier is short and the explored part is not very pretty because covered with ash... well it's good especially with children... otherwise it doesn't break 3 legs to a duck

August 24, 2022

Product ID: 68907