Glacier Hiking & Ice-Climbing on Solheimajökull Glacier

By Arctic Adventures
Price is $151per traveler


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4h 30m
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Sanitizer provided


  • Expert-led hiking experience on Sólheimajökull glacier

  • Fascinating ice formations, crevasses & breathtaking views

  • Opportunity to receive an introduction to ice climbing

  • Specialized hiking & climbing equipment to ensure safety

  • Visit to Skógarfoss, 1 of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided hike of Sólheimajökull glacier with a certified expert

  • What's included

    Specialized glacier gear, including crampons and ice axe

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and beverages

  • What's excluded

    Hiking boots and waterproof jackets and pants, which can be rented in advance

Know Before You Book

  • Children 13 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you booked a tour with transportation, hotel pickup is available from centrally located Reykjavik hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If you booked a tour without transportation, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Take a journey through a frozen maze of towering ice formations, jagged ridges, and deep blue crevasses. Led by a certified, English-speaking guide, experience the surreal beauty of Iceland’s Sólheimajökull glacier as you hike through the rugged terrain and climb a wall of ice.

Arrive at the meeting location or, if you prefer, arrange for roundtrip transportation from your Reykjavik hotel. Suit up in your hiking gear and head out to explore. Learn how Sólheimajökull is actually an outlet of a larger glacier named Mýrdalsjökull, a phenomenal feat of nature with icecap covering an active volcano.

Immerse yourself in the labyrinth-like glacier, which is riddled with crevasses, cracks, and sinkholes. Once you reach an ice wall, you have the opportunity for even more adventure with an introduction to ice climbing. Your guide provides you with all the tools you need—ice axes, crampons, helmets, and more—to ensure your climb is as safe as can be. Make your way to the top of this sheer vertical wall, stopping to breathe in the crisp air and heavenly views from above.

Finish your tour with a stop at Skógarfoss, one of the country’s most dramatic waterfalls. Climb the stairs to the top of its nearly 200 feet (60 m), looking down at the cascading water below. After taking part in one of the most exhilarating activities in Iceland, enjoy your relaxing trip back to Reykjavik.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Solheimajokull
  • Mýrdalsjökulsvegur
  • Ytri Solheimar

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup
    • Reykjavík
    • Solheimajokull Glacier Parking Lot
    • Mýrdalsjökulsvegur
    • Ytri Solheimar

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