Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

Sólheimajökull: Guided Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 88.46 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 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
Full description

Explore the south coast of Iceland, and walk on one of Iceland’s last remaining glaciers on this guided glacier hiking tour of Sólheimajökull. Put on your crampons and discover crevasses, shafts, and ridges as you learn about the formation and history of this frozen wonderland.

Discover one of Iceland's best attractions just a 2-hour drive from Reykjavík. 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 mighty Mýrdalsjökull 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
  • Tour guide
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmets
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hiking shoes, waterproof pants, and waterproof jackets (available for rent)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
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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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. Look for the guides and car on arrival. 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 388 reviews

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We had the best tour guide I’m not sure how to spell his name but he was Spainish and he had such a passion for his Job and we had a 14 year old and 17 year old with us and he was just so good with them, they really enjoyed the tour and he was a big part in making it enjoyable and very informative for them and us

November 12, 2022

Wonderful tour led by Steven! He was extremely knowledgeable and taught our group many things about the glacier and hiking on it. We went in November and experienced quite a bit of rain on the trek so dress appropriately. We had never hiked a glacier before and Steven made the experience easy and approachable. Overall would highly recommend.

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November 12, 2022

Wow! The directions to the area were excellent. Basha, our guide was the sweetest person so it was funny to hear her tell us to stomp like angry penguins! But we did and she was very encouraging and we stayed safe! We learned so much about the glacier's history and the various parts of it. Loved every minute of our trip!

October 19, 2022

Product ID: 68907