Sólheimajökull: 3 Hour Glacier Hike

4.7 / 5

13 Reviews

Sólheimajökull: 3 Hour Glacier Hike

From US$ 79.12 per person

Tie your shoelaces and prepare for a glacier adventure! Join this amazing adventure, walking through the ice formations at Sólheimajökull glacier.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy hiking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Learn from an experienced and certified glacier guide
  • Gaze into the ice tunnels and crevasses
Full description
This hike is for anyone who wants to experience hiking on the beautiful glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Located underneath the ice cap is one of the largest Volcanoes in Iceland, Katla who erupted last in 1918. You will meet your guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will receive all the necessary safety gear and hike towards the glacier. There you will get a safety briefing as well as a tutorial on how to attach the crampons to your boots. You will have 60-90 minutes on the ice and be able to explore the impermanent glacier formations as well as crevasses and moulins. During the hike you will see the beautiful views of the area, surrounding mountains as well as some volcanic ash on the glacier. Your guide will be happy to explain these natural phenomena and answer your questions.  If you have never been on a glacier you don't need to worry! Your skilled guide will make sure you will have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Includes
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Small group
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)
  • Hiking boots (available for rent)
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves and hat
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Sólheimajökull glacier Parking lot

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We had Luke as a guide, he was very attentive and attentive since there were two of us having a little trouble in the ribs. He kept on watching that the group was following well. At each break, he explained things to us about the glaciers and the environment, it was really interesting. He played the photographers for the whole group, showed us the rainbows in some piece of ice. etc. We were in a group of six people and it was really perfect, we were each able to progress at our own pace. We walked for a few minutes on the ice but I found it sufficient because it is quite impressive. Safety was important (helmet, harness, pickaxe and crampons these can be rented on site) The ride is really worth it it was breathtaking. We are delighted to have taken this activity.

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February 22, 2020

December 19, 2019

Excellent ! AJ was informative, and an excellent guide.

We had a wonderful time and AJ was very conscious of our safety and how we approached the glacier. Two of us were in our 80’s and he made sure we got over the difficult areas safely and made sure we had appropriate times to stop and rest.

September 1, 2019

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