Day trip

From Reykjavík: Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

4.6 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
Day trip

From Reykjavík: Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 164.13 per person

Learn how to walk on ice on a hike of the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. Get stunning views of the glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland from a unique perspective.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up available from authorized points in Reykjavik.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike across the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull
  • Benefit from the services of a certified glacier guide
  • See the stunning waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík, and then journey to the Sólheimajökull glacier near the southenmost village of Vik.  Upon arrival, meet your certified glacier guide and get a safety briefing to help your walk on the ice. Put on the provided glacier gear and venture out into the wilderness. Experience the unique sensation of walking on a glacier tongue using crampons and an ice axe.  Return to Reykjavík via the waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss and take souvenir photos of the amazing cascades.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Guided hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Specialized glacier gear, including crampons and ice axe
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The minimum age to take part is 8 years old.
  • In order to attach crampons to the hiking shoes, the minimum shoe size of the participant to join the tour is 35 EU, and the largest shoe size is 50 EU.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Service
  • Organization

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This tour was really good! I am only deducting one star as the glacier hike part of the tour was cancelled due to weather conditions. We still went to see the waterfalls and the black sand beach which was lovely! Long hours on the bus though, would have definitely been better with the hike. Our guide was great though, made the experience even better!

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March 28, 2023

Amazing tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited some amazing falls as well as the black sand beach during the day. The glacier hike is a must especially due to climate change it may not be accessible in the coming years, or even here at all. Would definitely recommend this tour!

March 28, 2023

Marcelo and Simon did a great job to take us around and entertain us. We learnt a lot under a bright sun (the first time we see it in the week :-) ). This tour is a must do, and if you do it with our guides, you’ll have the best. Only thing to improve: the organization of the pick ups (it’s been the case the whole week): you’re never sure of the pick up location at the end as it gets checked and changed only at the last minute (check your mails very carefully).

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 95313