Solheimajokull Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Your guides will keep you safe at all times.
To ensure a safe ice climbing experience, your glacier guides monitor your progress at all times.
The colours inside ice caves can best be described as 'otherworldly'.
On the ice wall you connect with the glacier in a completely new and unique way.
Your harness and security rope ensure your safety while you climb the ice wall.
Ascending an ice wall on one of Iceland's glaciers is an unmatched activity of thrill and adventure.

Get a taste of adventure and feel the chill of ice on this glacier hiking and ice climbing tour. Place your feet on ice for the ultimate Icelandic experience.

This four-hour long glacier hike and ice climbing tour is suitable for both the experienced and first-time glacier adventurers alike. Certified and experienced guides will be with you for the duration of your tour to ensure your safety, teach you ice climbing techniques and explain you this mind blowing phenomenon.

Ice hiking and ice climbing is a perfect way to get up close and personal with the glacier that formed over 500 years ago. A veritable natural wonder of this earth, a glacier is a place to experience the spirit of this land.

Sólheimajökull is a glacial tongue from the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier and is situated next to the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, surrounded by black sand expanses and jagged mountains.

This tour starts at the Sólhemajökull parking lot, where you will meet your guides and prepare for the tour. All gear is included so you will get your ice axes, and crampons on site, but please remember to dress warmly, we're voyaging onto an ice-cap after all. It is necessary to bring gloves for the climbing to protect your hands from getting scratched by the hard ice.

From the parking lot, there's a 30-minute hike to the glacier roots where you will have plenty of time to marvel at the gigantic mass of ice. Don't worry, as you walk on the glacier, your crampons will give you safe footing on the slippery ice.

Once on the glacier, your guide will provide you with climbing gear and assist you with your harness, crampons, ice axe and helmet. Never done ice climbing before? No worries; your experienced guide will teach you all you need to know.

You'll learn how to ascend the vertical ice shafts that lead to the heart of the glacier, known as the Moulin, with the assistance of a climbing rope, harness and your trusty ice axe. Deep under the glacier the volcano Katla sleeps, and who knows, you might catch a glimpse of her far below.

Gear up, head out on this amazing adventure and feel the ice under your feet. Check booking availability to choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Ice Climbing, Climbing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

Pickup is available from Reykjavík for 7.000 ISK. If you choose pickup then be ready at your designated pick up location at 8:30. At no extra cost, you will get the chance to see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss where we will stop along the way.

Starting time of the ice climbing is at 13:00 and departure is from Sólheimajökull glacier car park. If you do not choose pickup please make sure to be there at 12:45 to meet our guides.

  • Certified Glacier Guide

  • Glacier Equipment (Crampons, Harness, Helmet, Ice Axe)

  • Glacier boots

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain Gear

  • Gloves for the climbing

Good to know:

This tour starts at Sólheimajökull parking lot, approx 150 kilometres from Reykjavík. Please dress according to weather.

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