Overview

Visit Solheimajokull Glacier any time of the year to explore the sheer power of ice. Don’t miss your chance to hike on a crawling glacier surrounded by active volcanoes!

Tour Highlights

  • Glacier Hike
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls (only with pickup from Reykjavik)

Located just off the famous South Coast, Sólheimajökull Glacier awards hikers with incredible views. The ice cap is surrounded by mighty volcanoes, including Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. Look around to see the black ash from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010, covered in the news all over the world.

The Solheimajokull Glacier Hike is suitable for first-time ice hikers. We provide you with all the necessary equipment. You can choose to join this tour from Reykjavik or meet the guide on location. Don’t miss a chance to explore one of the most incredible wonders of Icelandic nature while it’s still here!

  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
  • Small group
  • Trusted Tour Operator
Availability All Year
Duration 3 / 10 hours
Departs From Sólheimajökull / Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age 8
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location Yes

From

9 500 ISK

Per Adult

  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking fees
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For those who have a car - Meet us at the glacier!

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Get a minibus pick-up from Reykjavik. Includes sightseeing stops at Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss waterfalls.

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What's included

Included

  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Special Glacier Hiking Equipment (Ice Axe, Harness, and Helmet)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Optional Pickup and Drop off from Reykjavik

What to Bring

  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof Clothes
  • Headwear and Gloves

Not Included

  • Lunch

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Itinerary

Introduction

Our glacier hiking tour begins at the parking lot next to Sólheimajökull Glacier. This glacier tongue originates at Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland. Look around and enjoy the views of this massive ice cap! 

Your guide will introduce you to all the necessary glacier equipment. They’ll show you how to strap on a harness and strike your best glacier hiking pose with an ice ax!

Next, it’s time for the glacier hike! Together with your guide, you’ll walk the scenic route towards the glacier. Black volcanic ash from the most recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull stratovolcano covers most of the area. In 2010, the eruption caused international havoc when it brought air traffic to a standstill across Northern Europe. Walk on the same historic ash!

Once you reach the foothills of Sólheimajökull Glacier, you’ll lace up your crampons and step onto the rugged ice field. 

A glacier walk is the best way to observe the unique ice formations that make up a glacier. You’ll see moulins, large sinkholes that form to drain the meltwater. Streams and waterfalls drill their way deep into the glacier to create these enormous holes. Sólheimajökull is a crawling glacier, meaning the amount of meltwater determines how fast the glacier moves.

On your hike, you’ll walk near deep crevasses that scar the glacier surface and wander through the labyrinths of ice ridges. 

Our easy glacier walk is the perfect day tour for travelers who want to experience the power of water firsthand. The tour is suitable for beginners, and our experienced guides will make sure that everyone stays safe and comfortable during the walk. Don’t miss your chance to quiz your glacier guide and learn about one of Icelandic nature’s greatest wonders  — ice!

If you choose to be picked up from Reykjavik, on the way back you’ll stop at two of the most famous waterfalls on the South Coast: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

Seljalandsfoss stands out from other waterfalls because of its photo opportunities. The water plunges down around 213 feet (65 m) and you can walk behind this waterfall, where you can take pictures from within the cascade!

Skogafoss is 82 feet (25 m)  wide and nearly 200 feet (60 m) tall. It originates from two glaciers, Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull. Climb the steps to the top of the waterfall and enjoy the breathtaking view over the coastline!

Pickup information

  • You can choose to be picked up from Reykjavik or meet us on location. If you choose to meet on location, please meet your guide at Sólheimajökull parking lot. Keep in mind that in good weather conditions it takes over two hours to drive from Reykjavik to Sólheimajökull Glacier without stopping. In poor weather, give yourself plenty of time as the journey might take much longer.
  • If you choose to be picked up from Reykjavik, the pickup starts at 8 a.m. and takes up to 30 minutes.


Practical information

  • Please bring warm outdoor clothing, waterproof pants, and a waterproof jacket. We recommend you wear good hiking boots. You can rent sturdy hiking boots and waterproof pants and jackets from us. Simply add these items when booking the tour

Please note

  • The stops at the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls are only available with pickup from Reykjavik.

Disclaimer

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Day Tours:

  • More than 24 hours’ written notice, full refund
  • Less than 24 hours’ written notice, no refund