Overview

Get ready for a day out on the ice! Hike out on the top of Solheimajokull Glacier and go ice climbing with a trusty ice ax!

Tour Highlights

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls (with pick-up from Reykjavík)
  • Ice Climbing
  • Glacier Hiking

Join us for an afternoon glacier hiking and ice climbing the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. You’ll explore the deep blue crevasses, steep ridges, and lily-white ice of Solheimajokull Glacier.

Solheimajokull Glacier is one of the fastest shrinking glaciers in Iceland. Explore this magical place while you still can.

  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
  • Small group
  • Trusted Tour Operator
Available All Year
Duration 4.5 / 11 hours
Departs From Sólheimajökull / Reykjavik
Difficulty Level Easy
Minimum age 14
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location Yes

From

19 990 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 Hiking
  • Introduction to Ice Climbing
  • All Required Gear and Safety Equipment (Harness, Helmet & Ice Ax)

What to Bring

  • Warm layers
  • Warm headwear, scarf, and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking boots

Not Included

  • Lunch

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Itinerary

Introduction

With our Blue Ice Hiking and Climbing Tour, you have two options: we can pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavik or you can meet us on location at Solheimajokull Car Park.

If you choose to be picked up from Reykjavik, a guided sightseeing tour of rural Iceland is also included. On our way to Solheimajokull, we’ll stop to marvel at the incredible, 196-feet (60-meter) tall Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and neighboring Skógafoss Waterfall. Here, you’re welcome to snap some of those perfect vacation pictures. Then we’ll continue on toward Solheimajokull Glacier.

For those of you who are staying outside of Reykjavik or choose to meet us on location, please be at Solheimajokull Car Park well in advance of your tour.

Now it’s time to hit the ice! Jump into crampons (we provide), hike on top of the vast glacier and try your hand at ice climbing.

Iceland is one of the more unique locations for ice climbing. At Solheimajokull, you’ll be climbing ice walls known as moulins or crevasses.

Our expert guides will provide you with all the safety equipment and climbing gear needed and instruct you on how to use it. You don’t have to worry about a thing! All you need to have is some warm underlayers, a waterproof outer layer, good hiking shoes and an appetite for adventure. They’ll be at your side every step of the way.

The Land of Fire and Ice is perfect for those who want to bring back something more than just pretty landscape pictures. Step out of your comfort zone and into an ice adventure!

Solheimajokull Glacier is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap, the fourth largest ice cap in Iceland. It’s around 4 miles (8 kilometers) long and 1.4 miles (2 kilometers) wide. It’s one of the most visited glaciers in Iceland thanks to its deep crevasses, steep ridges, ice caves and proximity to Reykjavik. Towering ice formations, scattered around the surface of the glacier make it a perfect ice climbing destination for beginners as well as experts!

Pick-up Information: Be ready at your chosen pick-up location in Reykjavik at 9 a.m. The tour will last around 11 hours.

 

Meet On Location: Be at Solheimajokull Car Park at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 1 p.m. The tour will take around 5 hours.

 

Practical Information: Good hiking boots are essential on this tour as we’ll need to fit crampons on them. If you don’t have hiking boots, you can rent them at the time of booking. 

 

Please Note: Due to limited sunlight,  during the darker months (November - February) we won’t stop to marvel at Skogafoss Waterfall. However, you’ll have an impressive view from the bus as we drive past.

Disclaimer

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Day Tours:

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