Glacier Hiking tour from Reykjavik | Six people Maximum | Easy Difficulty

Get your mountaineering boots on and gear up for one of Iceland’s most popular day trips along the South Coast of Iceland - hiking up the incredible Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. This tour is perfect for travellers looking to keep their groups small, as the guide to customer ratio is kept 6:1, ensuring a high level of personal safety and a truly memorable experience. 

You will begin your adventure being picked up at 8:00 am from your hotel in Reykjavik, before taking a 2-hour journey to the glacier. The route to Sólheimajökull is a truly awe-inspiring one, and a great opportunity to see glaciers, ash mountains and volcanoes. Your driver will make one stop along the route for guests to use the bathroom and grab a spot of lunch. If you are driving yourself to the tour, you can meet your guides on location at the Sólheimajökull car park, just off Road 221. 

Arrival at the glacier will happen at approximately 10:45 am. At the base, your guide will take you step by step through the process of getting into your gear and run through the tour itinerary and safety protocols. All of the necessary hiking equipment, including hiking boots, hiking gear and rainproof overalls, will be provided to you. 

Together, you will begin your hike up the glacier, exploring crevasses, swell holes and fascinating ice formations. There are also miraculous views of the surrounding areas. You will spend approximately 3 hours on the glacier before making your way back to the parking lot. On your journey home, your driver will stop at the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall, only fifteen minutes drive from the Sólheimajökull car park. Following this scenic stop, you will be driven back to your hotel in Reykjavik, with an estimated arrival time between 5.00pm and 6:00 pm. 

Don't delay your chance to get on board this unforgettable hiking tour on one of Iceland's most beautiful and beloved southern glaciers. Check the booking availability now by choosing a date

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Arrival at the front of your accommodation at 08:00AM. We will be looking forward traveling with you.
  • Certified glacier guide

  • Rain-wear

  • Mountaineering boots

  • Private Transfer

  • Technical glacier equipment

  • Snacks & lunch (can be bought on the tour)

What to bring:
  • Personal outdoor clothing

  • Lunch

  • Waterbottle

  • Small backpack

Good to know:

Our groups never exceed a group size of 6 participants on the Glacier hike! Lowest guest to guide ratio in Iceland!

Bring a warm sweater with you on the tour to maximize your experience. Enjoy the real Iceland with us!

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