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Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

From US$ 161.57 per person

Experience what it feels like to hike and climb a body of constantly-moving dense ice. Grab your ice axe and get an epic workout on an approximate 3-hour hike and climb of the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

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Duration 4 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Climb the ice walls of the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • See the ice formations, crevasses, and tunnels up close
  • Learn how to climb ice with the help of a certificated glacier guide
Full description
Defy gravity on an exciting ice climb and hike across the Sólheimajökull Glacier, the outlet glacier that was featured in Chasing Ice, the award-winning documentary about climate change. Meet your certified guide at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking lot to collect all the necessary safety equipment, including crampons and ice axes. Hike towards the outlet glacier and get ready to face the challenge of the climb. Don't worry if you have never walked on ice before, as your guide will show you all you need to know to successfully conquer the body of dense ice. Learn all the basic techniques of ice climbing, and hear about the history and formation of the ever-changing glacier. Follow your guide to the perfect climbing location, and watch as they set up the ice-climbing system before you climb up the icy walls under their safe guidance.
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Climbing boots
  • Small group of no more than 6 people
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, and ropes)
  • Wear warm clothes and rain gear
  • Gloves are necessary to protect your hands
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
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

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking lot.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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I took part in this tour on June 12th, 2021. There were six of us plus guide Sam. The tour was a successful experience, all of my hopes and expectations were met. Sam guided us well, explained many things about the formation and nature of glaciers. The equipment for the tour and ice climbing was provided and was in perfect condition. The highlight was of course ice climbing. After a hike of about 2 hours over the glacier, we looked for a suitable place for ice climbing. Secured by Sam, we first rappelled into a crevasse and then climbed up. It was a great experience and a great experience. Great organization!

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June 24, 2021


Outing in groups of 1 to 6 people. I was lucky to be the only one for the outing and I was able to chat a lot with my guide Diego. Usually each person climbs once or twice, between fatigue and fear of emptiness. Having done a bit of climbing I could easily climb 6 times on more or less easy walls. The last one is the most spectacular because we descend into a mill (waterfall that rushes under the ice) to go up. Of course the landscape and the climbing sites evolve rapidly with the melting of the glacier. Besides climbing, the glacier hike is ultimately quite easy, Diego's explanations are precise and interesting. In small groups we can ask to adapt the circuit. The landscapes are quite different from the other glaciers, this one is very dark, and it is ultimately what makes it beautiful. Thank you very much Tröll and Diego, certainly the best memory of my month-long trip.

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June 24, 2019

Absolut empfehlenswert! Unser Guide Alex hat alles gegeben, dass wir eine perfekte Tour hatten. Er war witzig und an den richtigen Stellen ernst, sodass wir uns zu 100% sicher fühlten. Unsere Gruppe sollte eigentlich aus 8 Personen bestehen, die Hälfte kam aber nicht. Dadurch hatten wir noch intensivere Kletterzeit. Man sollte schon etwas sportlich sein für die Tour. Man braucht sich aber gar nicht so dick anzuziehen. Auf dem Gletscher ist es genauso warm oder kalt wie vor dem Gletscher. Daran sollte man sich also orientieren.

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October 1, 2021

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