Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull

Glacier Hike Experience is a small group tour that offers an easy glacier hike on the Sólheimajökull in South Iceland with an experienced guide. Add even more adventure to your stay in Iceland and come explore this amazing crawling glacier.

Sólheimajökull is an outlet from the mighty Mýrdalsjökull and is surrounded by some of Iceland’s most grand volcanoes. During summertime, a glacier lagoon forms in front of the glacier only adding to the charm of the location. This popular day tour is the perfect way to get in real contact with the true reason behind the name Ice-land!

Explore the incredible and stunning ice world of the Sólheimajökull on a ravishing glacier walking tour right off Iceland’s beautiful South Coast.

Operator:
Arctic Adventures

Location:
Sólheimajökulsvegur
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Difficulty:
Easy

Availability:
All year

More About Glacier Hike

The tour starts with an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier. Then you will take a short walk across the pitch-black volcanic ash and sands towards the frozen glacier tongue. 

As you walk along the valley which the glacier-filled only a few years ago, your certified glacier guide will show you how the glacier is retreating at an alarming rate, almost before your very eyes.

At the glacier edge we lace up your crampons and following the guide you will explore this otherworldly natural wonder, a rugged, raw, and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. 

Put on your hiking boots and gear up to explore the stunning ice world of the Sólheimajökull glacier hike in Iceland!

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Good to know before visiting:
  • The minimum age is 8.
  • Certified glacier guide, glacier crampons, ice ax, and other glacier safety equipment are included.
  • Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, and good hiking shoes are recommended.
  • This tour is a small group experience limited to 15 participants per guide to ensure a more personalized experience.
  • No prior experience is needed.
  • Duration: 3 hours.

The Supplier: Arctic Adventures

Company Rating

4.5/5 TripAdvisor

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