Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Tour on Solheimajokull Glacier

Skógafoss, alongside Seljalandsfoss, is one of the most popular natural attractions along Iceland's South Coast.
Best be prepared for some incredible views from the glacier's high elevation.
Crampons are necessary in order to get a grip on the ice and avoid slipping over.
Glacier hiking is one of the most rewarding group activities available in Iceland.
Make sure to listen carefully to your experienced guide; they will lead you safely up the glacier.
There are a great number of caverns and crevasses at Sólheimajökull Glacier.

Hop aboard for this adventurous and popular ice climbing and glacier hiking adventure, taking you from Reykjavík to the magnificent glacier of Sólheimajökull in South Iceland.

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, extending all the way from Mýrdalsjökull to the shoreline. From Reykjavík, your journey down the South Coast will take you passed numerous natural spectacles; you will see trickling rivers cutting through a wide expanse of rolling farmland, waterfalls big and small that cascade down the mountain faces and even small traditional farmsteads.

Travelling down the South Coast is one of the best ways to experience how diverse Iceland's landscapes truly are. On this tour, you will explore the glacier's amazing and intricate ice and rock formations, as well as delve into the jagged crevasses that slice through the Sólheimajökull ice cap.

The more adventurous hikers will also have the chance to try their hand at ice climbing, a truly thrilling and unique way to experience and conquer the glacier. Nothing can quite describe the feeling of smashing in your ice axe for the first time! For those who choose not to ice climb, you will still be able to bask in the majestic panoramas.

You will be lead by friendly and experienced guides, trained to the highest standard in mountain safety and glacier expeditions. Your guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment you need for a safe adventure, including helmets, crampons and ice axes. On your way back to Reykjavík, you'll stop off at Skogafoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls. You will be mesmerized and enthralled by the cascading water, falling majestically into the pool below.

Please note that pick up from Reykjavík is not included in this tour but can be added for a small fee upon booking. Check availability by choosing a date.  

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Ice Climbing, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Highlands, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Small group guarantee

  • Certified glacier guide

  • All necessary glacier gear

  • Glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull Glacier

  • An introduction to ice climbing

  • Pickup from Reykjavík can be added for 5.000 ISK extra per person

  • Hiking shoes, waterproof pants & waterproof jacket (Can be rented for a small fee)

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Good Hiking Shoes

  • Packed lunch

  • Waterproof pants & waterproof jacket

  • Camera

Good to know:

Lunch is unfortunately not provided so we recommend that you bring packed lunch with you.

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