Solheimajokull Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Expedition

Solheimajokull Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Expedition
A hiker standing on the glacier top, in the summer sun.
The view from the top of a glacier
Make sure you dress warmly before going on a glacier hike, it's sure to get cold in Iceland on top of a glacier!
A woman making has way over the ash-tinted glacier, which stands close to Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
An adventurer standing in an ice cleft, taking a photo, on Sólheimajökull glacier.
A small ice cave has formed here, so the hikers can make a stop and explore a bit. South Iceland.

Live to the extreme with this exhilarating hiking tour up one of Southern Iceland's most majestic features, the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour is the perfect holiday opportunity for those travellers seeking to mesh incredible natural landscapes with the thrill of adventure. 

At the car park of Sólheimajökull glacier, you will be introduced to your highly trained guide for the day who will proceed to lead you on a brisk 15 minutes walk to the glacier. It's a great chance to get warmed up before the hike!

Should you prefer to be picked up in Reykjavík, you can book a sightseeing day tour that includes a glacier hike here: South Coast & Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull from Reykjavik.

When you reach the ice cap, your guide will brief you on safety procedures on the glacier, as well as teach you a thing or to about its formation, the surrounding area and its 'parent glacier', Mýrdalsjökull (one of the biggest ice-caps in Europe.)

Your guide will also provide you will of the necessary equipment that you will need on the glacier, including crampons and ice axe. As you begin your hike, a new world of intricate ice sculptures and intriguing natural phenomenon will reveal itself to you. You will see many hundred years old ice, coloured deep blue due to the trapped oxygen bubbles inside. You'll also gaze into the dramatic icy canyon of a glacier moulin, just one of many that carve the glacier from top to bottom. 

From the heights of the glacier, you will have fantastic views of your surroundings. On a clear day, it is even possible to see Eyjafjallajökull, the notorious glacier which brought European air traffic to a halt after its fiery 2010 eruption.  

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore the untouched and ancient wilderness of Sólheimajökull glacier! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Eyjafjallajökull, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00.

You meet us at the departure location.
Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide

  • Glacier Equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)

  • Small Group (12 persons max)

  • Hiking Boots (can be rented)

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain Gear

  • Hiking Boots that reach over your ankles (can be rented)

Good to know:

Your tour provider can always assist if you have special needs, just send an e-mail to let them know what you need and they will do their best to assist you in every way.

Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers if you are visiting in the winter. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.

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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees